Hope for the Hurting
Not all people feel merry and bright during the holiday season. In fact, it’s a time of great despair and loneliness for many as they struggle with depression. Read more for helpful tips for how to walk alongside someone who is depressed especially during the Christmas holidays.
A Vinedresser of a working vineyard shares the interlinked relationship of the branches, Vine and Vinedresser from the “I Am the True Vine” metaphor in the book of John. Pam Farrel shares from her experience as a Vinedresser whose daily care of the vine caused branches to bear more fruit. She also demonstrates how you can creatively bring this passage of scripture to life through your Bible study and more fully understand Jesus’ role as the Vine and God’s role as the Vinedresser.
In hard times, I like to remember how God cared for His people in the Bible. When I need encouragement and comfort, I often turn to the testimonies in the Bible to bolster my faith. Read more for my 6 favorite testimonies that I like to read when I need to stand in faith.
With the change of seasons upon us, the Lord has had me consider the importance of us going back to our roots. Our roots impact our past, present and future. Returning to our roots helps us understand where we came from, what is valuable and what path to take in the future. We can appreciate what makes us unique and the calling God has on our lives.
I love to read a great book, and when I do, I love to share it with friends so they can be blessed too. As a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, I often get asked to share resources to help others with whatever battle they are facing. As a podcast host, I have the opportunity to read many books written by the guests I interview on the program. I think an impactful book makes a great gift, so as we lead up to the holidays, I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite reads and best books to gift and read from the past year or two.
The holidays are always tinged with more than a bit of stress for most of us. Do you look at what others are doing and feel “less than” in comparison? These tips will help you overcome the need to compete so you can stress less at Christmas. Because guess what, mom? It doesn’t have to be a competition. Tama Fortner shares how we can better manage the holidays, focus on the real reason for the season and enjoy the freedom that brings.
As an author with many writer friends, I’ve curated a list of 50 perfect gifts for the Writers and Readers on your Christmas list. These thoughtful and unique gift ideas make gift buying a breeze.
Resting during the Christmas holidays. Is that even possible? If the thought of the approaching Christmas holiday makes you feel overwhelmed, you’ll want to read more! Marci Seither shares 4 ways you can be intentional about putting rest in the Christmas holiday rush. She breaks it down into a convenient acrostic that makes it easy to remember so you can actually REST.
I shop for stocking stuffers all year long, and I’m always excited to get new, fun ideas to surprise my family with. Your family will love this huge list of practical gifts that are both useful and unique. 50 best 2022 Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for teens, adults and in-laws.
Trust God. We hear those words often and see them plastered all over on social media. Maybe you’ve even given them as advice to others. But, do you really know how to trust God, especially with your decision-making? Does your life show it when the hard times come? Kristine Brown shares with us 3 ways she learned to trust God with her decision making, and mean it.