Commercialized Christmas

Commercialized Christmas

It’s less than a week until Christmas, and I have to ask. Where is your focus? All the gifts you still need to purchase, wrap, and give away? Perhaps the celebrations and extra family visits that overload your calendar? The hullabaloo over who says “Happy...
More Jesus in Christmas

More Jesus in Christmas

This was my most popular post from the 2016 holiday season, and it’s a good reminder for this Christmas. Below, author Sherry Gareis asks a couple of great questions and makes a few helpful suggestions to make this your most memorable Christmas ever. Where in...
Focusing on Christmas

Focusing on Christmas

Thanksgiving is over, the last vestiges surviving in the leftover turkey in some of your refrigerators. Now, everyone turns their sights on Christmas. What emotion fills you at the mention of this holiday at the end of our calendar year? Excitement? Dread? Heartbreak?...
The Focus of Thanksgiving

The Focus of Thanksgiving

You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but it’s two days until Thanksgiving. Many around me have spent the month of November striving to be more thankful. Perhaps you’ve seen the posts on social media, listing a new tidbit of thankfulness each...
Veterans Day

Veterans Day

On June 4th, 1926, the United States Congress issued a concurrent resolution. Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to...
The 4th of July

The 4th of July

The 4th of July. A day for picnics and fireworks. For spending time with family and friends. Hours to rest and relax. Right? Well, yes, of course. But it is much more than that. Did you just roll your eyes at me? Honestly, I know that you know that today represents...
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