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St. Patrick's Day Truths

Why do we observe St. Patrick's Day? As an excuse to wear green? Learn some fascinating historical truths about who St. Patrick really was.

The Opportunity of Valentine’s Day

Rather than slip into negative thinking about Valentine's Day, or try to deny the day altogether, I’m trying a new tactic: to view Valentine’s Day as an opportunity, rather than an obligation. Consider these possible ways to view this special day....

Valentine's Day Q&A with Matthew West & His Wife

What's it like to be married to Christian artist Matthew West??
Matthew & Emily West spend some time under the romance microscope; answering YOUR questions about Valentine's Day.

Come watch for the fun and the feeling!

Singles: How to Redeem Valentine's Day From Wallowing

The Winter blues melt into the crimson hues of Valentine’s Day, but for many singles, Valentine’s Day is not a rosy day but one of harsh reminders of loneliness. 

But what if this year there was an opportunity to redeem Valentine’s Day? What if this year redemption came through the experience of something bigger than just a day on the calendar?

Seasonal Depression? 4 Tips to Encourage You This Winter

Seasonal depression can create major internal struggles, including feelings of isolation, rejection, and abandonment. If you experience seasonal depression, here are some practical tips to help and encourage you...

Look to the New Year with Hope for Your Future

This time of year can be hard. It seems all the fun has passed and there is nothing to look forward to. As tempting as it may be, don't let the blues settle in. Fight back! Then look forward!

10 Ways to Grow Spiritually in The New Year

I make a plan every January to ensure I don't end the year in the same place, spiritually, as I was when the year started

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work: Make a Health Plan

The holiday season’s air is thick with New Year's resolutions; well intended, but far more likely to fail than succeed. So let’s re-frame those good intentions and agree that any time of year is a great time to make changes that improve your health and life.

The Day After Christmas....Now What?

For you, is Christmas about feelings of expectation and euphoria, followed by feelings of disappointment and despair right afterward?  Or is there something more to be gained from the passing of Christmas Day?

Casting Crowns - 'Make Room' (Official Music Video) ft. Matt Maher

Tapping the talents of Matt Maher, Casting Crowns creates a song that takes the event of The Nativity and points that to the listener.  Are YOU making room for the New King?

Watch the music video for “Make Room (feat. Matt Maher)” by Casting Crowns. Merry Christmas!

CAIN - 'Grown-Up Christmas List' (Official Performance Video)

Applying their signature sibling sound to this Amy Grant classic, CAIN gives us this intimate video performance of "Grown Up Christmas List".

Light Bites for Healthier Holidays

For all the holiday get-togethers you're planning, it can be to fix something nutritious as well as delicious.  

Here are some excellent ideas to serve to family and friends that will please the pallet and feed the body. 

Matt Maher - Jingle Bells (Official Music Video)

When you've written hallmark songs like, "Lord I Need You", "Because He Lives", and "Christ is Risen" that the church worldwide sings, how does Matt Maher top that?  Why, by singing good old-fashioned Christmas songs!

Matt goes fun and fancy with his jazz-infused rendition of "Jingle Bells"!

for King & Country - 'Little Drummer Boy' (Live at CMA Christmas)

Two-time GRAMMY® Award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY enraptured the CMA Country Christmas audience with their captivating and powerful performance of Little Drummer Boy.

25 Joyful Prayers to Ready Your Heart for Christmas

As we focus our hearts on Jesus this Christmas season, we can offer Him one prayer each day, focusing on who He is and all He has done for us! When we are reminded of who Jesus is, and turn our eyes to Him, in an ever-changing world, we are reminded that He truly is the Savior of the World.

MercyMe - 'Christmastime Again' (Official Lyric Video)

MercyMe ("Greater") rings in Christmas by singing about what's on all our minds - "It's Christmastime already"?

Here's a fun twist on the holiday videos we see circulating around the Internet, with the official lyric video of their single, "Christmastime Again".

Lauren Daigle - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Venturing off the safe path, Lauren Daigle ("How Can it Be") gives us a completely new take on a classic Christmas favorite; incorporating some ol' New Orleans flavor to the song.  Here's Lauren's take on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

Mandisa - "What Child Is This?" (Official Lyric Video)

Take just a moment - relax and reflect - on the REAL meaning of Christmas, as Mandisa sings her tender rendition of this Christmas classic - "What Child Is This?"  From her holiday album, It's Christmas

Who was St. Nicholas?

We have assigned so many attributes to St. Nick - except maybe some historical facts!  Where did St. Nicholas come from, and how do we separate historical fact from holiday fiction?  

Here's a narrative you can share with your family to help everyone appreciate Christmas all the more. 

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