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The Year of "Taking Charge"

So 2013 is coming to an end. Our special year of "Taking Charge" is also coming to a close. How did the year go for you? Did you "Take Charge" of your life, faith journey, health, or maybe just the TV remote? What have you accomplished this year? Where have you seen personal growth? For me the year was full of highs and lows, oh wait, that is just like every other year that I can remember. What is important, for me, this year is that there were more highs than lows, and that I choose to focus on the highs. That I choose to learn from the lows and then work at letting them go. Most of all I plan to continue to move forward in my journey, seeking out ways to better myself, physically,

The Three Meanings of Christmas

The Advent Season is an invitation to reflect on what Christ's birth really means to us personally. Every year I have many conversations with my friends and family about this very topic--what does Christmas mean to us personally? What a big question that is to answer! Every year I get different ideas what it means, mostly based on the things that are going on in my life. This year, I thought I would research the question more deeply--so I dove into other Christian writers' blogs online. I learned a lot. I love that we all have such a diverse and different perspective on Advent. I would like to share with you the three most important things I have learned this season. One blogger, Nadia

God's message to me.....

Last week I was a part of the presentation at our church's annual Christmas luncheon. When we started planning this event, way back in August, I had no idea how the experience would eventually touch me, and how it would effect changes in my life. It always amazes me they ways that God finds to communicate with me, and this Christmas luncheon was no different. The theme of the luncheon was "Vintage Christmas", our vision for the day was to have women take time, during this busy season, and slow down. We wanted to make time for them to reminisce on holiday’s past and reflect on God’s love and faithfulness as we focus on Christ’s birth, and our holidays present and future. It seemed simple en