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Get Inspired to Give Back this Holiday Season

 If you’re committed to helping improve the lives of others in your community, it may mean thinking long-term. These five tips can help your gifts provide long-term benefits for the causes you support.

A Letter to the Single Lady This Holiday Season

Dear Single Woman, I see you. 

I know the holidays can make your relationship status feel like it’s suddenly under a spotlight; the uncomfortable elephant in the room at the dinner table or in conversation.

Whatever the reason behind your single status this Holiday season, it's crucial that you remember these three truths...

Busy Moms and the Holidays: How Do They Do it All?

For me, one of the most challenging and busies times of the year is the holiday season. It is when I discover my overcommitted schedule and endless obligations have created a very underwhelmed soul.

How do busy moms do it all so seamlessly?

Thankfulness for Thanksgiving

Every year, Christmas decorations come out earlier and earlier. But have we forgotten how to celebrate Thanksgiving?

10 Things to Do on Black Friday Besides Shop

Black Friday is that infamous time of year when we forget everything we learned the day before about gratitude, and go stark raving mad for things. Most people know what to expect at a Black Friday sale, some might even enjoy the chaos. However, for those looking to avoid the usual frenzy, here are ten things to do on Black Friday besides shop.

Watch: Sara Groves Thanksgiving Video - "Settin' Up The Pins"

If your Thanksgiving is getting a little hectic, singer Sara Groves can totally relate - and has a sweet solution for you!

This fun family music video will bring a breath of fresh air to your holiday heaviness.  It's a great reminder to take it ALL in stride!

Happy Thanksgiving from Big Daddy Weave

Big Daddy Weave lead singer Mike Weaver shares this greeting from his heart to you  this Thanksgiving.

Don’t Let Food Cloud Your Focus This Thanksgiving

Approach holiday eating from a faith-based intuitive eating perspective, then a season of true abundance and gratitude opens up.  Here are three key points we can keep in mind so we don’t let food overwhelm our focus this Thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving: The Power of a Thankful Heart

It is not always easy to give thanks, but this is the very thing we must do in order to see God's will accomplished in our lives. This is how we move into higher realms of faith for ourselves, for our city, and for our nation...

For the Busy Mom: A Special Invitation This Holiday Season

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and everywhere I turn there's a tide rising of commotion, preparation, and pinning. It's enough to make my head spin.

But in the midst of it all, I feel a gentle tug at my heart.

"Come to Me..."

 

Their Own Words - Why Christian Artists Say Thanks

For many Christian artists, Thanksgiving holidays are extra special. For some, it may be the only season they truly get to relax! We caught up with some of your favorite artists to hear first-hand what Thanksgiving season means to them.
From CCM Magazine!

17 Prayers of Gratitude for the Holiday Season

How healthy are you going into this holiday season?

While you can try to steer clear of germs, pump up the antioxidants, and even get your flu shots, one of the healthiest habits you can cultivate is to express a grateful heart.

Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing.  It’s not real.

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...

Manage Grief with Grace This Holiday Season

Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be extremely hard.  Here are some ways to navigate this time - for a friend, a family member, or for yourself. 

Top 4 Questions Singles Dread and What to Ask Instead

Family members do mean well during holiday get-togethers.  They ask questions that single people absolutely dread.

Here are some of the questions single Christians hate hearing the most during the holidays, and better questions to ask instead. 

5 Ways to Cut Your Holiday Spending

Even though Christmas is the season of giving, it can also be a time when it’s really tempting to overspend. To keep from falling into that trap, you need to have a plan.

So here are few ways to keep your spending in check this Christmas.

How to Find Peace in the Midst of Holiday Chaos

During the Christmas rush, our homes are far from silent, calm, still, or peaceful. The holiday momentum builds the day after Thanksgiving; the house is noisy, busy, hustling, bustling, and brimming over with activity and stress to the point of near exhaustion.

There is a solution! We can intentionally cut the Christmas chaos this year. The five steps to doing so spell the word PEACE....

What's the Best Thanks to Give?

In the harried frenzy that surrounds the holiday season, we sometimes forget the purpose of it -- to give thanks.

Make Quality Time Thanksgiving's Secret Ingredient

This year, give yourself permission to savor the holiday and all its pleasures as a participant, rather than a harried host.

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