Deconstructing the “Perfect” Christmas to Make it REAL

Have you been striving to create a “perfect Christmas” for everyone to the point that it’s causing more problems than blessings? We confess that we have been there in the past. In our pursuit of excellence, we’ve sometimes gone overboard. And it just doesn’t work. It’s exhausting, and it’s frustrating Read More…

Christmas Tips: Surviving Holidays – Jay and Laura

Surviving the Christmas Holidays This is the third Christmas Tip, which is given by Jay and Laura Laffoon, posted on You Tube. These tips are all about surviving the Christmas holidays. In this particular tip the Laffoons discuss the act of giving gifts. It’s a big part of the Christmas Read More…

Your Christmas Bell

Below is a Christmas Bell we give as our gift to you. We’re providing links within it, to assorted downloadable games and ideas, to use in your holiday gatherings. During this time so many families and friends are getting together in celebration. There are also some of you who are Read More…

Ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? Is this too early for you; or are you one who gets ready for Christmas earlier, rather than later? No matter what the timing, we hope you try to cut down on the stress of preparing. That’s NOT what Christmas is all about. Decorating, preparing Read More…

Reducing Stress at Family Gatherings

Are you feeling stress just thinking about the different parties coming up for the holidays? Yes! It’s that time of the year when many families and friends are looking at gathering together for the holidays. There’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and such. Maybe there’s a birthday thrown in here and Read More…

Working Through Your Holiday Expectations

You’ve probably seen movies in which the following scenario is played out Hollywood style. The relationship of a happy newlywed couple gets severely tested with fights, hurt feelings, and estrangement over family holidays. These happen, only to be wonderfully resolved in 1 1/2 hours! For some couples, such a scenario Read More…

Questioning Christmas Celebrations

Here’s a question: “Why do you celebrate Christmas when the original celebrations actually started as ‘pagan’ parties?” Many Christians are questioning Christmas celebrations and our many traditions. We receive that question every year from curious Christians. As a result, we have given this issue a lot of thought and prayer. Read More…

Surviving Christmas – Focusing Simply on Christ

It’s sad to think that Christmas is something that many people just try to “survive.” But it’s true! For many people it’s a time, which reveals how sad their situation is in comparison to how others live. For them, their task is just surviving Christmas without emotionally falling apart. That’s Read More…

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

The Skit Guys put together this beautiful video. The Skit Guys are an extremely talented comedy team. Their videos, including this one, are featured on You Tube. But in this particular video, the Skit Guys step aside. You will see that there is no comedy acted out. Instead, they allow Read More…

Discuss Family Holiday Celebrations with Your Spouse

This is the time of year when it’s important to discuss family holiday celebrations with your spouse. (Of course, this includes family Christmas celebrations, New Years, etc.) Actually, you probably should have done it before now. But if you haven’t already done this don’t delay it any longer. Do it Read More…