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The Best Gifts to Give


Best Gifts for Christmas (or anytime) The African boy listened carefully as the teacher explained why it is that Christians give presents to each other on Christmas Day.  “The gift is an expression of our joy over the birth of Jesus and our friendship and love for each other,” she said. Then Christmas Day came, […]

What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season? Part 2


By  Liv Lane What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season?  Here are some expressions that have comforted my family over the past year and some I’ve learned from friends who have experienced great loss, too… I don’t expect a call back.  For over a week after my dad died, a dear friend […]

A Fun and Caring Habit


I believe that if we make caregiving a fun family time and also something that we do often, we will establish a habit in our children’s lives. Then, when they have families of their own there is a good chance they will also make caregiving a part of their family life. Here’s how we make caregiving fun […]

The Meaning of Easter


What would you say, if asked to describe the meaning of Easter? And let’s make it a bit of a challenge: your answer can only fill 53 seconds of time. Why 53 seconds? It’s the amount of time allotted for my radio show podcasts. What would you say? Here’s my answer: An Easter song says, […]

More Gifts for the Elderly


Do you know an elderly relative or friend and wonder what to give them for Christmas? Here are some ideas. Elderly people feel the cold more, so a cozy lap blanket, afghan, bed jacket, or a Snuggie would be a good gift. Offer to come by and decorate the Christmas tree.  Bring some goodies and […]

Take Up Your Cross


In Mark 8:34 Jesus says, “If any want to become my followers, let them take up their cross, deny themselves and follow me.” What does that mean? Rev Jim Kok says, “We take up our cross, deny ourselves and follow Jesus when we set aside our fears, business, agendas, claims of inadequacy, and other excuses […]

Congestion Or Clarity


I just saw on Facebook: Christmas is 28 days away and a panic washed over me. I need to buy the presents for my family and extended family, mail out my Christmas cards and finish decorating the Christmas tree. So many things to do. And then in my congested mind I heard a small voice. […]