All posts in Christmas

10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas

As a service to all the people in my life, I’m taking the time to post my Christmas list here, in case anyone is looking for last-minute ideas. So check it out if you haven’t gotten me anything yet and you have several thousand extra dollars lying around! 1. A couple of nights for two […]

Enter to Win 3 Free Coaching Sessions!

I’m giving away three free coaching sessions to one person, chosen at random on December 24 (probably by the member of my family who is closest at hand) among people who email me and say they want to enter the drawing. This would be a great way to get a little support to move forward […]

How Will You Be Smaller This Christmas?

Burning with envy, I stared at that long dark hair as it fell over the plastic baby in the manger. It isn’t fair, I thought. I would make a great Mary. But there I was, once again clad in a white gown and sporting a battered pair of wings and a rickety halo made of […]

Video Post: Christmas and the Power of Belief

It’s Christmastime! And time for another new video post. Enjoy!

Guest Post: The Healing Power of Christ’s Humanity

As we launch into Advent and the Christmas season, I hope you’ll enjoy this post from my friend Ginger Kolbaba (See the end of this post to learn more about her and her books). Ginger is an experienced writer and editor who has made her mark on Christian media with various publications, including Marriage Partnership […]

An Advent Lament

Again this time of year, we speak of peace in phrases that politely hide our fears. We wrap our homes in light of our making, put plastic on the lawn, bring trees inside, seeking sacred space in precious customs. Expectantly shopping, scrubbing, singing, we make our preparations once again. Rushing to revere your life among […]

Christmas Gifts for You: A Devotion and a Giveaway

Merry Christmas! I come bearing gifts. I wrote some devotions for the brand-new NIV Bible for Women. The good people at Zondervan Publishers have offered five copies as gifts, and I’ll be giving them away to my friends. That’s you! If you’d like a copy of the Bible, email me your name and mailing address […]

3 Ways to Handle Your Holiday Worry

Ah, the joy of the holidays. The shopping and scheduling and the making of lists and checking them twice. The last-minute realization that you forgot to buy a gift for someone who’s unlikely to be grateful for what you can find on sale at the local CVS. The overindulgence in foods you wouldn’t think of […]

Gift Cards and Grace

My husband has a history of losing things–or at least not keeping track of them as diligently as I would like. On one of the most legendary occasions, he lost our checkbook and couldn’t find it for weeks. We scoured our house and when it didn’t turn up after a few weeks, we decided we’d […]

The Power of Advent

When I was growing up, at this time of year I was preparing for Christmas by finding, making, or buying what I thought were great gifts for my family. One year, I wrapped up one of our rugs–one I knew my Mom liked–and gave it to her as a gift. I was surprised when she […]

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