Tagged: Holidays

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Before Sunday

The weight of Good Friday, for a Christian, is easily discovered. Not in its entirety, of course. God spared us that reality and laid it on the shoulders of the one who could save us from it. But even still,...

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The Guilt, Truths, and Hope of Christmas

This Christmas season was in many ways like the usual craziness of recent years. Lots of shopping to do, busy December schedule including birthday for the oldest child, Sunday school responsibilities filling in any empty spaces. Work, parenting, married stuff...

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33: Without This Ring, A Conversation with Donna Pyle

When I opened Donna Pyle’s book Without This Ring: Surviving Divorce to prepare for our interview, I was not prepared for how powerful her story and guidance would be. Silly of me since I’m a big fan of Donna’s and...

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Wrapping My Hands Around Anticipation

My kids are getting excited about Christmas. But I notice my son’s questions often focus on the actual day. “Is it Christmas yet?” “Well no, but it’s almost Christmas TIME..” I respond. “No, but when is Christmas DAY?” he retorts....

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007: Jesus Doesn’t Tap Out

First podcast of 2016! Woohoo! Here’s my stab at new year talk…. I talk about my hate/love relationship with “resolutions,” and how I like to label my new-year plans for the coming year. Since everyone is talking about it, I...

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Celebrating the Christ Part. For Reals.

Merry Christmas, friends! In the last week leading up to Christmas, I tend to be immersed in finishing-up gift buying and crafting, wrapping and (hopefully) crossing off lists. There’s never a shortage of tasks and I happily (for the most...

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006: Jesus Is Bigger Than My Messed Up Christmas

This week I get nitty gritty into what makes us so stressed out this time of year and what makes Jesus the perfect answer for our messy Christmases. This is based on a message I shared last year at our...

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005: Being Distracted During Advent

Anyone else?  So much to think about this month. So many expectations and loads of anticipation and plenty of pressure. Especially if you’re the household manager.  It’s hard to get focused. It’s hard to even figure out, some days, what...

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Maintaining Integrity Around Annoying People

We all have people in our lives who are especially frustrating; people we cannot escape. Summertime and holidays tend to put us in situations where we come face to face with these folks and their condescending comments, disapproving glances, and...

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What Your Kids Need on the Last Day of School

I’m terrible at commemoration. Before Facebook, I didn’t even know end-of-year teacher gifts were a thing. I’m pretty sure my mom only took one first day of school picture, and that was on my actual first day of school as...

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