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Christmas Holidays & Occasions

The Reason for the Nativity

While checking out at Wal-Mart last Christmas, the cashier casually asked my children if they were ready for Santa Claus. Not missing a beat my then five-year-old replied, “No, Santa Claus isn’t real.” Taken aback, the nice woman tried once more, “Oh, but he is. He lives in …

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

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Worship the King

 Mt. 2:9-12 We have all read the Christmas story many times, but do we really know what it says? Have we looked deep into the Scriptures to see the new treasures of truth God has for us as we learn about the birth of Jesus.  …

About Laura Leathers

Laura is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She is the founder of Tea Time Treasures, a ministry promoting Biblical Hospitality (www.teatimetreasures.net). Currently she is employed as an administrative assistant within a detention center—ministry in the marketplace. Laura received her Women's Ministry Certificate Advanced Degree from New Orleans Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence Seminars (Basic and Advanced) and CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speaker Services). Over the years she has served as a Bible teacher, conference speaker and a free-lance writer.

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Lady in Waiting

Luke 2:22-38 Imagine if you will, a young couple proudly presenting their precious baby boy before family members and witnesses as that sweet child is dedicated to the Lord. Many churches today have some type of baby dedication service where Christian parents promise to raise a …

About Tracey Cagle

My God brought me out of a pit of my own creation and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. I am a second wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four. I work part-time for a market research company and full-time as chauffeur, chef, and cheerleader to the children. I am active in my church home, where I teach a women's Sunday school class and facilitate bible studies. I enjoy volunteering. I write children's stories and have been rejected by some of the most renowned publishing companies in America. My daughter tells me Dr. Seuss was rejected on 17 submissions so I still have a way to go.

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Simeon Sees the Savior

Luke 2:21-38 I remember when my firstborn was dedicated at church. With excitement we presented tiny Christine Alane Stewart to the congregation, committing to raise her in our Christian faith. Pictures snapped, a friend sang “Come to the Cradle,” and the minister spoke as we …

About Ann Stewart

Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register. When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.

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The Wise Still Follow

Matthew 2:1-12 Star of Wonder, Star of Light. Star with royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to Thy perfect light. The familiar chorus from We Three Kings makes me wonder how His perfect light can lead us this Christmas season. Let’s look …

About Ann Stewart

Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register. When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.

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I’m Celebrating with the Shepherds

Luke 2:8-20 I used to pity the shepherds, but this year I’m celebrating Christmas with them. Picture this: on a warm clear night, lowly shepherds were out in an Israeli field with their flock of sheep.  These dirty shepherds, who lived outside with their animals, …

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

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The Savior Is Born

Luke 2:1-7 “Really, God?  Is this really happening? How can I cope with this?” Have you ever felt that way?  Maybe you are feeling that way even now as you navigate the Christmas season.  Mary and Joseph may have felt that way, too.  Joseph faced …

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

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Mary’s Song

Luke 1:46-55 My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…for the Mighty One has done great things for me–holy is his name. Luke 1:46, 49 (NIV). One Saturday, our daughter and her husband invited us to meet them for dinner …

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

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Womb to Womb

Luke 1:39-45 Here’s the scenario, a young teenage girl who is not married, just found out she is pregnant.  She is told things that she does not fully understand, and she is not given much in the way of reassurance that her family–or her fiance’–will …

About Beba Schlottmann

Beba Schlottmann is an exuberant worshiper whose passion comes from a deeply-rooted relationship with Jesus Christ and a love for diverse styles of music and cultures. Moving to the states at age 12 from Puerto Rico, Beba graduated from West Coast Christian College in Fresno, CA. She is the president of Women on the Move, a ministry of the Lawrenceville Church of God. Beba also serves as a worship leader, teacher, interpreter and as a mentor. Beba's involvement in mission work has taken her to Europe, Central America and the Caribbean where she has served as a speaker, teacher, worship leader and interpreter. Beba's pride and joy are the men in her life, her husband Brian and their two boys, Matthew and Julian. She enjoys traveling, writing, reading, singing, and hosting international friends. Her not-so-secret indulgences include coffee and any flavor of Milka chocolate. You can visit her blog or Facebook profile to find out more about Beba.