The Christmas Candle: A Christian Review

  On the eve of Thanksgiving, I know you’re amid special preparations for family and friends. Let me be brief and wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and recommend a newly-released heartwarming movie, Max Lucado’s The Christmas Candle, directed by John Stephenson.     The Christmas Candle: A Christian Review Rated: PG Cast: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, and introducing Susan Boyle  

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Traditional Family Night

Dad pops the popcorn; mom gets the drinks. Kids grab their pillows, and the dog paces back and forth confused by the family buzz. Some things aren’t old-school, at least not in my house. The family night tradition we started decades ago with my kids will begin again with my grandkids. Well, maybe my nine-month-old granddaughter is too young, but

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Quiet Strength in Jesus Christ

When life becomes difficult, I sometimes wonder if I am strong enough, or brave enough to walk the journey. I’ll look for detours and try to ease the situation. But when I finally submit to God, I find quiet strength in Him. It’s been a couple of years since we had to leave our home and move into a rental

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Loved and Forgiven

I hate to admit it, but sometimes, I knowingly exceed the freeway speed limit. I’ve rationalized breaking the law by thinking I’m keeping up with traffic, or the posted speed limit is a suggestion. I didn’t consider a little bit of rebellion as sin. It seemed harmless, but thanks to a bowl of oatmeal, I’ve reconsidered my thoughts. I scooped

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Surrounded by Women of Faith

The arena was dark with a spotlight on singer, Kari Jobe. The stage lit up with colorful lights, and you could see a faint silhouette of her band members. She began to sing “We Are” and one-by-one women across the arena turned on their cell phones. The twinkling lights pierced the darkness in one accord. We are the light of

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5 Reasons Interruptions Are Blessed Opportunities

I faced a deadline when suddenly my daughter phoned. The baby had a fever of 102.6 degrees. While I was on the phone, my son sent a text message. In the background, my husband was asking if I could transfer money into his business account. My day seemed like one big interruption, and the clock kept ticking. Frustration overcame me

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