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Yielding when you don’t understand God’s plan

December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, God's Plans for us, Walking in Faith|

This time of year reminds us of a familiar story. An innocent soul. She has never been with a man. About to be married to a good man. God interrupts her plans. The angel tells her she will conceive of the Holy Spirit and have a son who will become the saviour of the world. [...]

The Real Spirit of Christmas

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas|Tags: , , , |

One of the phrases often heard in the Christmas holidays by Christians and non-Christians alike is ‘The spirit of Christmas.’ Many are mistaken about what the real spirit of Christmas is and I trust this will remind us again of what that really looks like. The spirit of Christmas is not something you 'catch' in [...]

9 crucial steps to renewing your mind this Christmas season

December 12th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas|Tags: , , |

It’s December, and it may be a difficult time for some of us who have lost loved ones, are lonely or get disheartened over the festive season. One person told me that every Christmas day she becomes depressed, as since childhood, Christmas has never lived up to her expectations. What is Christmas, really? I have [...]

When peace eludes you in the pre-Christmas rush

December 9th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Stress, Time with God|Tags: , , , , |

Hello Ladies Sometimes, in the frantic rush to get everything done, the peace of the season seems to elude us. Below is a list of potential things that happen at this time of year which may contribute to increased stress during the December period. See if any of these ring a bell! Shopping for gifts [...]

7 tips for a healthier you this Christmas

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Gratitude, Health|Tags: , , , |

Christmas is a time for family, holidays, relaxation and fun – it’s not the time to be worrying about what you eat, how you feel or the state of your health. Can you still have a wonderful time and remain relatively healthy? I think so. In the process, though you don’t want to spoil the [...]

The Secret of Dealing with Grief and Loneliness at Christmas Time

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Depression, Grief, Loneliness|Tags: , , , |

Christmas is a joyous season for most of us. It's a season of joy; a time to enjoy family and friends; a time to be happy. But what if it’s also a season to grieve? What if you're in a season of grief this Christmas? Grief comes to all of us. Grief is an intense [...]

Advent facts and resources for you

November 25th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Books & Reading, Devotionals, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The season of Advent is upon us.  The word Advent means 'arrival', and it refers to the arrival of Jesus Christ into the world. In 2016 the four Advent Sundays are November 27, December 4, December 11, and December 18. December can be such a crazy month for most of us that sometimes it's hard [...]

When your dreams have died

December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Faith, God's Plans for us, Perseverance, Trusting God, Waiting on God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , |

Read the story of Elizabeth and Zechariah, John the Baptist's parents (Luke 1) Elizabeth was a relative of Mary's, but was many years older than her. She had never had a child, the greatest desire of her heart, in an age when there was a social stigma attached to infertility. We know that she and [...]

When there’s not much peace on earth or good will to all men

December 19th, 2015|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Depression, Heart Issues, Suffering|Tags: , , , , |

Millions of people across the world will be depressed this Christmas. Death and destruction has plagued the world this year. With all the terrorism, political strife and rampant misery, as far as peace on earth and good will to all men goes, it may seem that there's not too much to be joyful, or certain [...]

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