An Advent Gift for You: Unwrapping the Names of Jesus

Unwrapping the Names of Jesus is an Advent Devotional for women. On the surface? It’s a study about the different names of Jesus. But really? It’s about how the gift of Jesus brings new life and great joy the deeper we know Him, an especially powerful awakening during the Christmas season.  It’s designed for the woman who wants more from the season …

How to Feel Awe and Wonder Again on Christmas Morning

In the middle of playing patty-cakes, my toddler stops short, awe and wonder written on her face, lips pursed in rapt attention, eyebrows knitted, finger stretched to the sky. And then I hear it: a plane buzzing overhead. A grin spreads wide across her face as the sound grows louder, her arm unwavering until the plane’s engines are drowned out by …

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How to Live Joyfully Year-Round, Not Just at Christmas

We’re all looking for happiness in life. You’ve probably seen commercials that show priceless tender moments in life. But tied to those same commercials is the underlying message that if only we had more, bought more, travelled more, we would be happier. (How ironic!) We get caught up in this cycle of consumerism especially at the holidays because, let’s face it, we …

4 Steps to Creating a Haven of Rest this Christmas

His answer shocked me. “How can I show you love this Christmas?” I had asked my husband. His first words (“more physical affection”) I expected. But not what came next: “Quiet. Peace. Less doing and more time just enjoying each other.” He looked at me to see if I understood. His simple Christmas wish was to come home to a haven of rest each …