How to Help Your Kids Remember the Real Reason for the Season

It’s the holidays, which means Christmas music on the radio, a frosty chill in the air, and the look of ravenous glee on the faces of your present-hungry children. Although it can be adorable to see the joy the perfect present can bring on Christmas morning, it isn’t the reason for the season (and you […]

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Three Original and Fulfilling Ways to Give Back During the Holiday Season

The Holiday season is understandably one of the most active times of year when it comes to volunteering and giving back. For this reason, it can be surprisingly hard to find available volunteering opportunities on short notice. If you’re a member of a church family, finding ways to give back during the holidays can be […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Curtis Pride

Playing professional sports is tough: that’s why so few people are able to do it. Even fewer people are able to do it while overcoming a lifelong disability, and former major league baseball player Curtis Pride is one of them. Despite having his sense of hearing taken away as a child, Pride spent 13 years […]

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The Two Sides of the Santa Dilemma: Where Do You Stand?

At a certain point, every parent of a young child asks themselves if they should introduce their children to the concept of “Santa Claus”. Lots of parents think belief in Santa is a vital part of the Christmas experience, while others disagree for reasons ranging from the  desire to preserve honesty to religious and cultural […]

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The Key to Conquering Holiday Stress

In the movies, the holidays are almost always portrayed as an uninterrupted stream of joy, peace, and goodwill toward all. However, the reality can be much different, and summed up in one word: stressful! Yes, even when we’re supposed to be the least stressed out, we end up stressed out anyway due to the sheer […]

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Can Unanswered Prayers be a Blessing in Disguise?

Garth Brooks had a big hit back in 1990 with a song that said “some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers,” but is it really true? Usually, people are upset and disappointed when their prayers aren’t answered. However, some of those unanswered prayers can turn out to be exactly what a person needed at […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Anne Sullivan

Everyone has heard of Helen Keller, the woman who overcame being born blind and deaf to become known as one of the most inspirational people in history. However, this month’s Chicken Soup for the Sole isn’t going to focus on Helen Keller herself, but instead the woman who unlocked her ability to communicate with the […]

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Ways to Make Church Activities More Fun for Kids

Although adults usually find church to be a place of spiritual refreshment and growth, children may sometimes find themselves a little bored and restless on Sundays. The reason why is fairly simple: kids have a ton of energy, have minds that are running a mile a minute, and they often don’t understand the reason why […]

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Chicken Soup for the Sole: Franklin D. Roosevelt

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard of the man I’ll be writing about this month: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. However, just because you know his name doesn’t mean his story offers more than a few surprises. Behind Roosevelt’s celebrated presidency there lies a story of a man who had to overcome numerous physical hardships to […]

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How to Find Hope When Times Are Tough

Life has its ups and downs, and this is true no matter who you are or how successful you are. Even though we all know that everyone else on Earth experiences tough times, it’s easy to feel like you’re sealed off from the rest of humanity when things are at their worst. Whether the difficulty […]

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