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A Movie List for the New Year

During December, there's no shortage of Christmas movie lists. We all have our favorites, whether it's a classic like "Miracle on 34th Street," or a newer movie, "The Santa Clause," but these movies are typically put as ...

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Should We Avoid Spoiling Children at Christmas?

It seems like one of the primary focuses of Christmas nowadays is gift giving. You have likely heard of the craziness that ensues in many stores during Black Friday sales, or perhaps you have been to a Black Friday even ...

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Understanding Advent Season

If you've been in the church for a long time, you know that the Christmas season is also called Advent, but you may not truly understand why it's called that. It's important to know the history of Advent to be able to e ...

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Coping With Loneliness Through the Holidays

There are a lot of expectations around the holiday season. Christmas commercials remind you that it’s the season to be with family and loved ones. Buy lavish gifts and enjoy the food and parties. When you’re ...

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Movies for Your Thanksgiving Party

If you're not into football and not ready for Christmas movie favorites, it might be hard to find something for your Thanksgiving party. We've put together a list of fun Thanksgiving classics you can find on DVD or stre ...

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6 Ways To Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Since 1990, Americans have recognized November as Native American Heritage Month. It was President George H. W. Bush that issued the first proclamation, but even without a presidential declaration, it’s important t ...

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Tips for Raising a Grateful and Thankful Child

Thanksgiving is a time when many get together with family, spend time together, and reflect on what they are thankful for. As Thanksgiving week comes to a close, you are likely reflecting on the blessings in your life. ...

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Telling Children About Santa Claus

Once Halloween is over, many people start focusing on Christmas. You might hear Christmas music playing on the radio, see Christmas displays in stores, and watch Christmas commercials on television. This is also the ti ...

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Thanksgiving Hymns

Thanksgiving may not be known for its music, as the holiday usually gets overshadowed by Christmas songs. Here are six traditional Thanksgiving hymns to add to your playlist. “We Gather Together” This hymn ...

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Telling the Thanksgiving Story From a Native American Perspective

The first Thanksgiving is highly romanticized. In fact, the New York Times ran an editorial last year titled “Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong.” The author, Maya Salam, blames watered-d ...

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