Sometimes love is like a coin…one side is sweet, but the other hurts. Maybe you’ve felt that. Well, our friend Steve Brown is a best-selling author and he has good news!
Part of the reason this season is called “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” is because of all the amazing songs we sing! For someone who sings as many of them as Amy Grant, you might think picking her favorites is like picking a favorite child but nope, she has them.
At Christmas, we’re reminded that even when things seem completely lost there is still hope. Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree blesses children whose mom or dad are in prison, with a Christmas gift. Antonio was in prison, and now he’s an Angel Tree volunteer. He knows how it feels to not be able to be there for your kids at Christmas.
There’s the fantasy of Christmas. And then there’s the truth. But KeepTheFaith’s Confidence Coach Trish Blackwell says they can work together for good.
It’s hard to forgive someone if they look at you wrong, let alone destroy your life. Just ask Andrew Collins and Jameel McGee. Andrew was a cop making really bad choices. He even falsified evidence, sending Jameel to prison for four years on drug charges. Andrew was later arrested himself, but God turned his life around.
“So put on a happy face!” It’s easier to sing that than it is to actually do it. Especially when it seems like everyone else’s life is better than yours. Shannon DeGarmo is a wife, mom, and author of “The Bounce Back Woman.”
There’s such power in a song. It can impact you in ways that words alone simply can’t. For many people, that song is MercyMe’s “I Can Only Imagine.” Sarah lost her dad but knows he’s doing just fine.
It’s possible that the greatest gift you can give yourself and those around you this holiday season, is peace. But where can you find it? Louie Giglio is here to help.
It’s hard to find a genuine connection these days. Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend wrote a book 25 years ago that is still a bestseller to this day. It’s called “Boundaries” and they just updated it. In today’s world, Dr. Cloud says “rules” are not so bad.
If you’re not bouncing off the walls with excitement this Christmas, it’s easy to think there’s something wrong with you. But maybe, there’s something right! Our friend Michele Pillar has some encouragement to share.