What’s good about Christmas? Everything, you say. It’s all perfect, wonderful, and joyous. Setting up the tree! How fun! Cooking for a month! Exciting! Midnight gift-wrapping sessions! ...

Browse the holiday rack at the greeting card counter. Mother’s Day, birthdays, Thanksgiving … ah, there’s the Christmas cards. They are bright and colorful, among the best on the rack. ...

The movies portray happy Christmas scenes. Snow falls, children make snow angels, and we sing carols around the fire. Advertisers want us to picture the joy their products will provide when given ...

Christmas cards are wonderful sources of inspiration. We feel the warmth and reassurance of familial love with each one we read. Open that glitter-painted red-and-green card, and the words inside ...

How’s your Christmas season going? By that, how busy are you? What’s got your time tied up in knots? Do you have parties planned every weekend, maybe a school play with your kids? Perhaps you ...

The Christmas season is a time for new beginnings. If we believe the Hallmark Channel, we need to reevaluate who we’ve become and the people who populate our lives and make sure we haven’t ...

We love to unpack Christmas sometime during fall. Traditionally, we mark Thanksgiving as the day to break out our decorations. The more excited we are, the earlier we string the lights on our ...

Some people say we can’t see God. That’s right. They tell us we have no way to tell the intents of an invisible being that doesn’t bother making his presence known on the earth. They go so ...

It’s the Santa Claus thing. “You better be good, you better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why …” We want on Santa’s good side so we can get the best presents. See, ...

If you live up north, the best car washes come with a unique feature: a spray nozzle that washes the underside of our car. Why zap the underside of the car with soapy jets of water? We need to get ...

It’s no small thing to say Jesus changed the world. His presence, first as a small child and later as a martyr upon the cross, impacted the world’s view of religion and how we are to conduct ...

The biblical portrait of Joseph, the husband of Mary, seems to portray a man who is hardly there at all. He’s there for a few verses in Matthew, returns for a short encore, and leaves the scene ...

We understand the drive to be a winner. It’s the touchdown moment, the thrill of accomplishment. It’s the payoff for the work we’ve put in, and it overshadows the hours of effort we’ve ...