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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Expectations vs. Reality

A broken Christmas ornament on top of Christmas tree leaves.
Christmas Expectations vs. Reality

Maybe unmet expectations at Christmastime are actually hidden blessings.​

“A Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”—Luke 2:11 (NIV)

My daughter Kendall emailed a photo this morning that made me laugh out loud and then feel sad for her. The caption read: “When we came downstairs this morning, here’s what we saw.” Their beautifully decorated nine-foot fresh Christmas tree was flat on the floor surrounded by shattered ornaments.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Could Walking Help Her Cope with Grief?

Could Walking Help Her Cope with Grief?

She was devastated by her brother's death. She didn't exercise, but she decided to walk 1,000 miles in a year.
by Denise Valuk

I’m going to walk a thousand miles by the end of the year,” I announced to my mom as I poured myself a glass of water. I had just come back from my Friday-morning hike, all sweaty and hot. Mom was watching my younger sons, Caleb and Cooper. She usually watched the boys on Fridays.

The perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list!

Guideposts Joys of Christmas is the perfect gift to awaken the Christmas spirit in anyone on your list. In the words of Edward Grinnan, “It’s not the value of the gift, but the love with which it is given that makes it unforgettable.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

The Surprising Benefits of Gift Giving

Gift Giving: The Surprising Benefits

Gift giving offers emotional and spiritual benefits to those who give
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“Give and it will be given to you,” Jesus said. A gift can change both giver and receiver. Here are some of the good things that giving can do...

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New Film 'Wonder' Wants Us to Choose Kindness

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