Joy | Fruit of the Spirit Prayer Season

Do you struggle to find joy in the hard places? Perhaps it seems more like a dream to have this deep-rooted happiness that’s unshaken regardless of headlines or circumstances? As I shared last week, it’s been a rough couple of weeks here in the Ciuciu household. I don’t think we’ve quite fully recovered from COVID. And it’s been heartbreaking here …

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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 …

Love Himself Came Down at Christmas time {A Poem}

Love Himself came down at Christmastime, And it looked nothing like they had expected. Born in a cave, far from the comforts of home, Heralded by cosmos and angels above. “Good tidings of joy!” The cherubim shouted Joined by the galaxies’ symphonic rings. “Good news, dear ones,” The Father whispered As He watched from above the unfolding scene. The Baby looked up past His mother …