Grace Is a Wide Space – by Patsy Clairmont


I’m so grateful Jesus enables me to change, one groaning effort at a time, and I’m thankful for those folks in my life who have given me the space and time to change. It’s easy (but not loving) to view a person in one light and mentally lock that person into never being different. When

Let’s Go . . . Let’s See – by Max Lucado


For [the shepherds] it wasn’t enough to see the angels. You’d think it would have been. Night sky shattered with light. Stillness erupting with song. Simple shepherds roused from their sleep and raised to their feet by a choir of angels: “Glory to God in the highest!” Never had these men seen such splendor. But

Christmas Table Talk


Christmas Table Talk What is your favorite part of Christmas? If you could spend a Christmas holiday anywhere in the world, where would it be? What gift that you have received was the biggest surprise? If you could give any one person any gift you wanted to, what would it be and to whom? Feel

Jesus wanted to be seen


Jesus wanted to be seen! Whether they came from the pasture or the palace, whether they lived in the temple or among the sheep, whether their gift was of gold or honest surprise . . . they were welcomed. Search for one example of one person who desired to see the infant Jesus and was

Celebrate Someone! – by Luci Swindoll


Nothing is more important than words. In fact, my favorite invention on earth is the alphabet. Where would we be without it? Don’t hesitate to say words that build up and strengthen someone. Applaud others with kind words. And put them in writing to be kept and cherished. If you want to make someone happy,

Relationship Tips for the Holidays by Pam Farrel


C – Center your heart on the deeper meaning of the holidays. This will help everyone become easier to get along with because the heart of the holiday will remain intact. H – Hear what your friends and family are voicing as their stress, and listen carefully to them—a gift that will lower their stress.



  In the Greek alphabet,the cross-shaped letter X, or chi, is the first letter of the Greek word Christos, which means Christ. In the early church, the Greek letter chi was often used as a symbol for Jesus. Some people today think it is disrespectful to use the word “Xmas.” But the early Christians did

Table Talk for Thanksgiving


Mixing fun conversation about the first Thanksgiving Day with expressions of individual thanksgiving will create an atmosphere of warmth and heart-felt thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Conversation Starters If you were in a Thanksgiving play, what character would you be? Why? What is your favorite dish in the Thanksgiving meal? In reflecting over the past year, what happened

Thanksgiving Graces


You only are the maker Of all things near and far; You paint the wayside flower, You light the evening star. The winds and waves obey you, By you the birds are fed; Much more to us your children, You give our daily bread. We thank you then, Creator, For all things bright and good,

I Was Born for This! – by Marilyn Meberg


Many of us assume that we were born to do something great, perhaps something that would change the world and make it a better place. . . Instead, we wake up each morning, eat our Ezekiel toast and sip our green tea that tastes like lawn clippings, and go on with our day. We go