Day 14 of Holiday Traditions // Sandi Hodge

Day 14 of Holiday Traditions // Sandi Hodge

"We fed the homeless, attended preschool programs, dance programs, and directed choir programs. We went to the Macy's parade AND the Nutcracker. We baked dozens of cookies and made special recipes. I pretty much created a schedule full of Christmas chaos…" Continue reading as Sandi Hodge shares how her family traditions have changed over the years and how God how shown her where she needs margin to allow Him to work. 

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Day 13 of Holiday Traditions // Deanna Skinner

Day 13 of Holiday Traditions // Deanna Skinner

"Christmas comes with meaningful church services, family gatherings, and parties - reminders for our family of the meaning of Christmas. However, in the past four years, my favorite holiday tradition has taken place on New Year’s Day." Continue reading as Deanna Skinner shares a special holiday tradition that has restructured the focus of each New Year in her family.

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Day 12 of Holiday Traditions // Pat Wood

Day 12 of Holiday Traditions // Pat Wood

"There are also other traditions we continue to enjoy, but there is one we no longer practice - the tradition of exchanging gifts. Instead, we have started a new tradition, one we thought would be an even better way to celebrate." Continue reading as Pat Wood shares an exciting holiday tradition that has become special for her entire family as well as brought focus back to the true meaning of Christmas.

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Day 11 of Holiday Traditions // Chantel Oney

Day 11 of Holiday Traditions // Chantel Oney

"As parents, two redeemed sinners, we have been given the greatest challenge of our lives:  the impressing, the molding, and the shaping of two boys to live out their faith with boldness and confidence for the One who gave it all for them. Working against us is a culture that bombards children with images of immediate gratification, relativism, sexism, and distortion of the truth." Continue reading as Chantel Oney shares how her family has become intentional in restoring the true meaning of Christmas in their home, even when it conflicts with the focus of our culture. 

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Day 10 of Holiday Traditions // Linda Reif

Day 10 of Holiday Traditions // Linda Reif

"Are you concerned because of a financial need? Are you concerned because the pressure of your responsibilities at home or at work have become overwhelming? Are you concerned because you need direction; you don’t know which way to go or what you should do?" Continue reading as Linda Reif shares how a special holiday tradition has grown over the years and how it leads to a powerful prayer.

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Day 9 of Holiday Traditions // Hilary Rose Grace Hendrix

Day 9 of Holiday Traditions // Hilary Rose Grace Hendrix

"With the first hiss and pop of that old recording, my heart and attention was grabbed completely and the pregnant pause of that something important was about to begin, engulfed me." Read on as Hilary Rose Grace Hendrix shares a holiday tradition that started during her childhood and continues to inspire her as an adult. Don't miss her recipe of Homemade Short Crust Mince Pies, an essential part of a British Christmas.

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Day 8 of Holiday Traditions // Andi McClurkin

Day 8 of Holiday Traditions // Andi McClurkin

"I absolutely love preparing the table and food, hearing the kids present the Christmas story, and serving our families who love us so well. I wish I could say it is always stress free..." Continue reading as Andi McClurkin shares some of her favorite family traditions and the scripture that spoke into her heart to keep her focused on the true meaning of the season. 

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Day 4 of Holiday Traditions // Lee Ann Taylor

Day 4 of Holiday Traditions // Lee Ann Taylor

"Each platter has a history, each individually wrapped ornament represents a story, and most of them came from my grandparents. They knew we would need a tangible reminder of God’s goodness and grace. Something we could touch. Something we could hold." Read on as Lee Ann Taylor, writer for Wiregrass Living, shares how to find the true meaning in any holiday, even the ones that are not what we expected. 

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Day 1 of Holiday Traditions // Susan Anderson

Day 1 of Holiday Traditions // Susan Anderson

"Each Thanksgiving season brings a rush of activities as we prepare for the biggest shopping day of the year…the Super Bowl of Shopping known as Black Friday." Continue reading as Susan Anderson, co-owner and CFO of Eagle Eye Outfitters, shares how she finds balance on this infamous shopping weekend and maintains the spririt of thankfulness in her life.  

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