Have a VERY VERY blessed and Christ -filled Christmas! … [Read more...]

*Post by Cindi Wood During this season of thankful hearts and peace on earth, it's terrific timing to engage in spreading some goodwill toward men. Getting along with others during the holidays can prove to be challenging. It seems that most people are wired higher and stretched tighter. While holidays may be joyful and filled with celebration, these days are ripe for harvesting an explosion of … [Read more...]

As Christmas approaches, I realize many of you can probably relate to this entry I posted before Christmas last year . I never want to forget that while Christmas is a time for celebration and time with family, many of us will be celebrating this holiday without some of our close friends and family for the first time. Read my post from last year below: "This time last year, my mom … [Read more...]

This is a re-post from 2009.  Please read and submit a video for the 2010 contest!Ever had a Christmas where you had to laugh to keep from crying? One year, I’d worked long and hard to pick just the right gifts, wrapped them carefully and placed them beneath the tree so we could get curious and excited about what was in them. Our twins were in middle school or perhaps even late … [Read more...]

This is such a timely message from guest blogger and women’s ministry leader ,Deb Douglas. Take each thought she shares to heart this December!  You will be blessed and you will bless others.   Last year’s December calendar still haunts me. A solid month with only one un-booked night turned me from Minister to Women to Minister Monster! Christmas season starts in … [Read more...]

Ever had a Christmas where you had to laugh to keep from crying? You might still be giggling about something that happened at your house this year or years past.  We still laugh when we recall the year I’d worked long and hard to pick just the right gifts, wrapped them carefully and placed them beneath the tree so we could get curious and excited about what was in them. Our twins were … [Read more...]

This time last year, my mom was living at an assisted living facility, fell and shattered her shoulder and broke several ribs. We didn’t even know it for a couple of days, but just said her side hurt. We aren’t sure how she fell, nor could she tell us because of her dementia. After an x-ray, she was hospitalized for about a week. When she returned to her home, she never fully … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas to all of our LifeWay women gals out there. I don't want to NOT spread Christmas cheer but I also want to take a moment to acknowledge those who have someone who is missing in their Christmas picture this year. I'm one of those people. Two of my dear co-workers at LifeWay just lost a parent very near to Christmas. To one friend, one day she was planning Christmas festivities and … [Read more...]