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9 Tips to Save on Holiday Shopping

Between navigating stores, searching for items online, inevitable delays and last-minute requests, shopping for the holidays can make the most wonderful time of the year one of the most stressful times as well.

Reduce that stress and avoid overspending on gifts with these money-saving tips!

3 Family Prayers to Bring You Closer This Christmas

No matter how hard we try, families become so focused on dinners, tree decorating, card sending, and gift giving during the Christmas season!  But keeping our minds and hearts focused on Christ during this season is the whole foundation to the season.

What if we made prayer the focus instead of all the Christmas items on our lists?  Here are 3 prayers to bring your heart closer to Christ.

5 Ways for Husbands and Wives to Face the Holidays as a Team

When it comes to the joy and the stress of the holidays, how do you and your spouse approach it? As a united team? Or do tinsel, gift giving, and extended family get-togethers turn you against each other?

If you and your spouse are struggling to face the holidays together, here are 5 ways you can navigate the season hand-in-hand rather than back-to-back.

Busy Moms and the Holidays: How Do They Do it All?

For me, one of the most challenging and busies times of the year is the holiday season. It is when I discover my overcommitted schedule and endless obligations have created a very underwhelmed soul.

How do busy moms do it all so seamlessly?

Thankfulness for Thanksgiving

Every year, Christmas decorations come out earlier and earlier. But have we forgotten how to celebrate Thanksgiving?

Hidden Camera Reveals What These Two Toddlers Do During Naptime

Just when you think you have them all settled down for an afternoon nap, that's when the surprises come!

This mama had her camera rolling on nap time, and what she captured on video was both hilarious and adorable!

10 Things to Do on Black Friday Besides Shop

Black Friday is that infamous time of year when we forget everything we learned the day before about gratitude, and go stark raving mad for things. Most people know what to expect at a Black Friday sale, some might even enjoy the chaos. However, for those looking to avoid the usual frenzy, here are ten things to do on Black Friday besides shop.

Watch: Sara Groves Thanksgiving Video - "Settin' Up The Pins"

If your Thanksgiving is getting a little hectic, singer Sara Groves can totally relate - and has a sweet solution for you!

This fun family music video will bring a breath of fresh air to your holiday heaviness.  It's a great reminder to take it ALL in stride!

Don’t Let Food Cloud Your Focus This Thanksgiving

Approach holiday eating from a faith-based intuitive eating perspective, then a season of true abundance and gratitude opens up.  Here are three key points we can keep in mind so we don’t let food overwhelm our focus this Thanksgiving...

Singles: 7 Signs You're Settling in a Relationship

Desperation should not be the reason a woman enters a relationship. She should not be driven by the culture, an amped up biological clock, or nosy family members who never tire of asking, “When are you going to get married?” The decision to engage in a relationship should begin with God.

Thanksgiving: The Power of a Thankful Heart

It is not always easy to give thanks, but this is the very thing we must do in order to see God's will accomplished in our lives. This is how we move into higher realms of faith for ourselves, for our city, and for our nation...

For the Busy Mom: A Special Invitation This Holiday Season

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and everywhere I turn there's a tide rising of commotion, preparation, and pinning. It's enough to make my head spin.

But in the midst of it all, I feel a gentle tug at my heart.

"Come to Me..."

 

Their Own Words - Why Christian Artists Say Thanks

For many Christian artists, Thanksgiving holidays are extra special. For some, it may be the only season they truly get to relax! We caught up with some of your favorite artists to hear first-hand what Thanksgiving season means to them.
From CCM Magazine!

17 Prayers of Gratitude for the Holiday Season

How healthy are you going into this holiday season?

While you can try to steer clear of germs, pump up the antioxidants, and even get your flu shots, one of the healthiest habits you can cultivate is to express a grateful heart.

5 Words Every Woman Needs to Stop Saying Right Now

Uttering these five words will make you stop short of your dreams and calling. I'm guilty of saying them...are you?

Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing.  It’s not real.

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...

7 Things All Sons Need to Hear From Their Moms

Here are 7 essential phrases sons need to hear from their moms to feel valued and capable later in life.

Why You Should Get Coffee with Jesus

In case the concept of spending quiet time with God is unfamiliar to you (as it was to me for a long time), it’s basically taking time either within your normal prayer time or throughout the day to get silent before God and listen for His voice.

...sort of like having coffee with a friend....

For Those Who Are Battle-Weary: Prayer and Reminders of Hope

Some days get hard. We feel exhausted. Worn. Tired of fighting. About ready to give up. Feeling like we can’t go on. The enemy seems to be hot on our trail. And we wonder if we’ve been left on our own.

For those who are battle-weary, here's some real hope for you this day…

This Woman Realizes a POWERFUL Truth About Her Wedding Ring

We all look for love; many of us fill our hearts with material things when we don’t find it. This powerful film tells the story of Ali, who, after attaching her self-worth to a beautiful wedding ring, learns a priceless lesson in generosity that will last her a lifetime.

What is it in your life that is holding you back from loving the life God gave you?

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