An African boy listened carefully as his missionary teacher explained why Christians give presents to each other on Christmas day. “The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our love for each other,” she said. When Christmas day came, the boy brought to the teacher a seashell of lustrous…

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Let’s just admit it, we all struggle with keeping Christmas in perspective. The season just seems to sweep us away, propelling us forward into the spinning world of over-commitment, over-spending and over-everything! If you are already over it, or are overwhelmed at even beginning it, I hope what I share in this this video is…

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Just as I did last week, I am sharing a post from two years ago. It was the first Christmas without my mother and I was in danger of losing my joy. Maybe you are at risk of losing yours too. If so, I hope this little message will be a blessing and remind you…

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This is our 3rd devotion for Advent and it is coming to you in written form instead of video. I have been battling a cold for a few days and trust me, you do not want to hear my voice right now! I am praising God that this little annoyance waited until my speaking season…

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Hi There! If you are like me, trusting God while waiting is an on-going exercise. I’d like to tell you I have conquered the tendency to want to worry and fret, but that’s simply not true. I am still growing and learning. In my 59 years on this earth, I have increasingly trusted Him more…

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In between our weekly Advent devotions on Mondays, I thought I would share a few blog posts from last year and the year before. I hope you are blessed and challenged by this sweet story. – Laura xo   An African boy listened carefully as his missionary teacher explained why Christians give presents to each…

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Merry Christmas, Girlfriends! Well, just as promised, I am sharing the first of four Advent devotions based on my Christmas message, A Beautiful ADVENTure: Saying Yes to God. As I mentioned last week, I hope these weekly devotions will become interactive and you will leave a comment letting us know your thoughts and personal insights…

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Hi There Girlfriends, Can you believe it? The countdown to Christmas begins this coming week with the first Sunday of Advent!  I hope you will join me over the next four weeks for a series of video devotions titled, A Beautiful ADVENTure: Saying Yes to God. I don’t know about you, but as Christmas begins…

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Merry Christmas dear friends! I hope you are enjoying the days leading up to Christmas Eve! No, you didn’t read that wrong – I did say enjoying. See the word JOY in there? It’s between the ‘en’ and the ‘ing’. Joy is easy to lose – even in the most joyful time of the year.…

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