Self on a Shelf: Challenge #5

At the start of December you began a journey of self-discovery that can carry you into the new year if you're willing. This week's challenge involves ongoing thought about how you can care for your family and care for yourself too. This really is possible, but it takes planning, prayer, and determination. With 2016 just a few days... Continue Reading →

Destined to Shine

When Jesus was a mere eight days old, his destiny as a Savior was predicted: he would bring joy to some and provoke opposition in others by revealing their evil hearts. Mary was warned that a sword would one day pierce her soul. Joseph was told that Herod wanted to kill their child. What scary information... Continue Reading →

Contentment: A real challenge this time of Year

If you're packing up to travel for the holiday, you probably have a list of must-haves for your trip: snacks, movies, diaper bags, barf bags. Your kids also load the van with blankets, books, pillows, stuffed animals, and electronics. I well remember our 15-passenger van filled to the brim with  creature comforts as we made our annual trek... Continue Reading →

Love Your Neighbor Today

Jesus arrived on earth as a baby, but he grew up to be a man with a singular message: Love God. Love your neighbors. Today, we're going to focus on loving others and we have Jesus as an incredible example of what that means. He left heaven, lived in our broken world, served selflessly, and died... Continue Reading →

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