Tag Archives: Christmas

The remedy for regrets ::: Rejoice

As the ornaments were removed from the tree this Christmas and placed in their storage box until next year, a wave of regret rushed over my heart.  Promises to finish our Truth in a Tinsel ornaments were never kept.  Promises … Continue reading

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We went “home” for Christmas (to LaQuinta, that is)

If you’ve followed the latest in the DuBois family, you know we sold our home this summer (rather quickly) and moved into the LaQuinta hotel for a month while trying to figure out what in the world we were doing.  … Continue reading

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A living picture of Christmas (by Francis Chan)

This story comes from Francis Chan. Yet this story ultimately comes straight from the heart of Jesus. Josh is a 20 year old guy that I serve with on Sunday afternoons. This past Sunday, he asked me to pray for an … Continue reading

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Confessions of a holiday harlot

The evil in our desire typically does not lie in what we want, but that we want it too much. (John Calvin) If you read my recent post, Why are you trying to keep Christ in Christmas?, you are aware … Continue reading

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Let’s talk GLUTTONY or is now not a good time?

From our spiritual leaders we hear much of our need for surrender. Being yielded completely to God so we’re pliable clay in the Potter’s hands. It seems there is often one area frequently (purposefully?) overlooked. Even quietly accepted. Gluttony. Each … Continue reading

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Christmas is wherever we are (a reminder to my husband)

There are unique times in this existence when we are allowed to witness a person living out his faith in his God. And I have the privilege of being united with such a man. A husband and father willing to offer his family not what the world tempts him … Continue reading

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Why are you trying to keep Christ in Christmas?

There’s been a buzz in social media outlets about how to celebrate Christmas. Contemplations over trees, stockings and Santa.  I’ve noticed families giving up traditions in the name of honoring Christ.  Children no longer allowed to keep their gifts in order … Continue reading

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Less is more (an RV kind of Christmas tree)

Some time back, my friend Tiffany offered me three words of encouragement. Less is more. I didn’t realize, then, I’d be celebrating Christmas in an RV. And living out less is more as a family. This journey is certainly one … Continue reading

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Sweetness of memories on a tree

There are many pleasures to be found in Christmas.   We must be careful to cling to the Substance versus chasing shadows which will leave us empty on December 26th. The Substance will fill us with joy and peace every day … Continue reading

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For this do iHope

Our children’s choir presented the iHope Christmas musical at church last weekend. Hope presented with childlike faith. Worship with complete abandon {check out face to the sky, hands raised high Harrison on the back row} Sharing a message with thirsty … Continue reading

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