Does a truly beautiful Christmas mean newly fallen snow, gingerbread houses, and piles of sparkly presents under the tree? Of course not. A truly beautiful Christmas is so much more. God adorns you on the inside, beginning in your thoughts. Yucky, God-dismissing thoughts are disgusting like dirty snow. But beautiful God-glorifying thoughts spill into new attitudes and new actions. What’s … Read More
What brings you comfort and joy?
Comfort and Joy –It’s a feel-good Christmas slogan isn’t it? We sing it in our carols and plaster it on hallmark cards. But what if it reveals more than you think? Each one of us turns somewhere for comfort and joy. What brings you comfort? What brings you joy? Many years ago, I remember waking up on New Year’s Day … Read More
Healing for Your Holidays
Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are supposed to be happy, right? Already stores have Christmas displays, and shoppers are filling their grocery carts with turkeys. But often the holidays bring on feelings like stress, anxiety, and depression. Guest blogger Dr. Bob Kellemen brings comfort. whether your holidays are enjoyable or a downer. He also offers a free 20-page downloadable. The article … Read More
Reclaiming the HOLY of Christmas
Merry and HOLY Christmas to you, friends! This article by ACBC-certified counselor Lucy Ann Moll, who counsels the hurting at our Winfield office and by Skype, appeared first here on the Biblical Counseling Coalition website and is used with permission. Who stole the HOLY of Christmas? How can we Christians reclaim it? What changed in our hearts that many of … Read More
Merry Christmas from a Snow Globe!
Hi Friends, We stepped inside a snow globe and donned hats, just in time to exclaim: “Have yourself a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year of New Beginnings! May Jesus bless you with peace and contentment in Him. “Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5, ESV Christmas Blessings to You and Yours, Tim, Kristen, Don, … Read More
Longing for Home This Christmas?
For some of us, Christmas at home is not a place of peace and comfort, but there is great hope. Guest blogger Christina Fox gives encouragement tp find your true home in Jesus Christ when you or a friend longs for home this Christmas. This article first appeared here at Revive Your Heart and is used with permission. –Ed. Walk through … Read More
A Goose-y Christmas Miracle
Another Christmas miracle? Yes! This one tells of lost geese in a blizzard that bang-bang on the cold heart of unbelieving man. This family had headed to Christmas Eve service. Then he heard the thump. My friend Lynn Mosher, who blogs and encourages with the Word, shared this story she found around the web. The author is unknown. We at … Read More
A Christmas Carol for the Heart
Lynn Mosher shares today’s post on joy, suffering, and a Christmas carol. A heart-encourager, Lynn faced physical upheaval in 2000, and the Lord whispered His desire for Lynn take up her pen and write for Him. You can see her original post here. Don’t you love Christmas carols? Yeah, me, too! And one of my favorite’s is I Heard the … Read More
Depression in December?
December and depression go hand in hand for some people. Christmastime my be more dreary than merry. Guest blogger and biblical counselor Julie Ganschow, who is director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center in Kansas City, MO, shares hope with folks struggling with depression. This post first appeared here and is used with her permission. Turn to me and be gracious … Read More
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