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An Amish Christmas Pageant

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All across the Amish community, children have been practicing for their Christmas programs. The following is from one such program. The children came out and lined up. They held large cards where the audience couldn’t read them. Together they recited: Bees can sting, oh, this is true, But bees can make good honey, too, And […]

Is it too late to have a Merry Christmas?

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There are two days left until Christmas. In three days, the wrapping paper you are mulling over at the mall will be crumpled in a trash bag at the curb. The decorations you are so artfully crafting will soon be stashed on forgotten Pinterest boards. The gifts you are so carefully choosing will be declared […]

When You’re Just Not Feeling the Wonder of Christmas

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By this point of the Christmas season, everything is coming to pass, or will soon come to pass. The office, school, church, you-name-it group parties; the last day of school before break, the church Christmas programs, the shopping, the shipping of gifts, the movie watching, the baking…. My brain hurts a little just thinking of […]

Simplifying Christmas | 10 Ways to Simplify Food & Decorations by Sarah Sundin

Simplifying Christmas

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” […]

Simplifying Christmas | 9 Ways to Manage Your Schedule This Holiday by Cara Putman

Simplifying Christmas

Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” […]

Choose Moments Over Mayhem

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Christmas is less than six weeks away. We are officially in that time of year I refer to as “Madness and Chaos.” Every year I promise myself not to get swept up in the insanity. But somehow, no matter how much I plan and prepare for a calm Christmas season, the crazy seeps in. Maybe […]

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