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…

Christmas Prayer for Your Marriage

I got up early this morning (my husband and nephew are still sleeping). I wanted to take time in the quiet of the morning to spend time alone with God. I’m so glad I did. My Christmas Prayer time was so wonderful. As a result I am all the more Read More…

De-Stressing Christmas – MM #281

Christmas will be here in a few weeks. Are you feeling stressed out yet? Thankfully, Steve and I have learned to cut out a lot of things that added more tension than they’re worth. Somehow it seems to defeat the purpose of celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace Read More…

Calming Those Holiday Tensions – MM #230

Even with the joy of Christmas, most of us have experienced stress that comes along with this season of the year. The Christmas song says, “‘Tis the season to be jolly.” But it’s also a season where we put a lot of unnecessary stresses onto our lives. This can make Read More…

Christmas Priorities – MM #178

During this Christmas season, we’re seeing people work in deliberate ways to take CHRIST out of CHRISTmas. Great effort is being put forth to make sure there is no room for Jesus publicly —even at Christmas. This is the holiday we’ve openly celebrated for so many years to honor His Read More…

Getting Ready for Christmas – Marriage Message #126

How ready are you for Christmas? What about within your heart? When you’re with others, do they see Christ? How about within your marriage? Do you interact with your spouse in such a way that others, including your spouse, is given the opportunity to see God at work (without your Read More…

Your Christmas Mission – MM #74

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Well, almost. However, with the last few days before Christmas quickly closing in, are you ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus? What about your Christmas Mission? Have you thought about it? It’s difficult to be completely prepared for the flurry that occurs during Christmas and New Years Read More…