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Hope in the Waiting

Standing in line for coffee, sitting in traffic, watching for the elevator, or listening for your boarding zone to be called. As much as we resist the idea, waiting is an everyday part of life. Sometimes there is joy in waiting, like the anticipation of the birth of a child, planning a family vacation, or listening for the punchline of a joke your three-year-old is trying to tell. Sometimes the...

When Christmas Isn’t Merry and Bright

Like many, I am a sucker for all the sentiment surrounding Christmas, especially when it feels more like a Christmastide in rural England than a tinsel-laden trip to the mall. Give me “The Holly and the Ivy” over “Jingle Bell Rock” any day. But whatever your cultural preferences, for most of us, the carols, the kids coming home, the decorations, and yes, even the presents given in love, do make...

Facing Challenges During the Holidays

Let me bring you into some of my holiday challenges. Thanksgiving is close at hand, but we haven’t yet heard back from any of my extended family we invited to join us this year. I’m sure they are busy with their own holiday challenges and have not yet realized Thanksgiving is next week. So, we don’t know how many we’ll have. It could be eleven or twenty-four. While not everyone comes over for...

4 Gospel Gems from the Book of Ruth

Despite its relative brevity and historical narrative structure, the biblical book of Ruth contains an abundance of gracious treasure gleaming under the radiance of the glorious Christ. While some of these gems may be hard to find at first glance, they reward the diligent reader interested in the book not just for its poetic beauty and humble romance, but for what it ultimately tells us about the...

10 Tips to Help Your Children Learn to Be Grateful

Have you ever made dinner for your kids, and all you heard were complaints such as, “I don’t like it!”? What about the post-Christmas crash where kids wonder why they didn’t get more? Or exactly what their friends got? How do we teach our children to be thankful? With six kids from teenagers to toddlers, we are still learning. Here are some things that have helped and are helping us in our...

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