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Will We Make Room? – The Wonder Of Christmas

We’re returning our hearts to the wonder of Christmas, and goodness, we’ve covered much over the last two weeks. We’ve looked at living with less stress this season, showing compassion to others, grief during Christmastime, and when the holidays are hard. We’ve embraced the imperfect Christmas, and we even discussed real-life Grinches. Thank you for joining […]

Live With Less Stress This Season – The Wonder of Christmas 1

I could feel the stress rising. Three days ago I was reminded Christmas was just two weeks away. I had presents to purchase and wrap. A house to clean for company on December 22. Groceries to buy. Goodies to bake. Work to accomplish at my job. An event in January to plan. As I wrote, […]

What Will We Do With The Grinch? – The Wonder Of Christmas 2

It’s possible we’ll come in contact with a Grinch or two this Christmas season. In fact, I was reminded of these Grinches in our world today after recently watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Now, I’m not necessarily referring to those who are grumpy or those who despise Christmas. I’m not even thinking of those who […]

Live A Life Of Compassion – The Wonder of Christmas 1

Compassion. Today we’re opening our hearts to it and inviting ourselves to live a life full of it. I’d say there’s no better time to do this than now. compassion :: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it (merriam-webster.com); empathy, grace, kindness, tenderness, mercy (thesaurus.com) The last few days we’ve touched […]

Grieving During The Holidays – The Wonder Of Christmas 4

It was a frigid December day and just five days before Christmas. Everything was cold including the church pew I sat in with my family. I couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty before me. This was my childhood church and I had attended many a service in it during Christmastime, but never had I […]

Grieving the loss of a loved one during the holidays

Help For When The Holidays Are Hard – The Wonder of Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… I can hear the song and its lyrics now. But truthfully, this isn’t the most wonderful time of year for everyone. We opened up this conversation yesterday, and today we’re taking it a little deeper. If you’re finding this season to be difficult, may it help to know […]

When The Holidays Are Hard – The Wonder Of Christmas 1

A man just lost his wife to cancer. The kids won’t be coming home for Christmas. A young couple has the baby room ready, but the crib will be empty this year. A friend’s world has been rocked in being served divorce papers. Money is tight and it appears there won’t be much of a […]