Resources on Holiday

"I got to see him while he was in jail, but I never saw him once when he went to prison," Josh Rakestraw remembers of his father, David. Shackled by addiction, David knew his life was out of control. He... Continue...

“Yes!” We high-fived each other as we surprised our children with another annual night out in the “Minivan Express.” For many years, we’ve laid a “golden ticket” on our kids’ pillows to find as they climbed into bed. Much like... Continue...

Christmas time is here and like most people, I’ve already started gathering gifts for family and friends. Every year we fill our kids’ stockings with odds and ends: toothbrushes, little trinkets, silly putty, tiny stuffed animals, and always a book.... Continue...

I love Christmas, and even I love it more now than when I was a kid. And while early in my marriage, I was admittedly against decorating before Thanksgiving, I’ve even relaxed on that rule. It is, without question, my... Continue...

It’s the time of year for getting together over the holidays with friends and family; a time to reconnect and reminisce; a time for sharing the love; and a time for giving. In a day and age where we are... Continue...

It’s the most wonderful time of year, but these next few weeks can also be difficult for many. There are families who, for the first time, will be gathering around a table grieving the loss of a family member. There... Continue...

For believers, grief is that undeniable part of the universal human experience, regularly reminding us that one day we’ll cross over to a place where there will be no more tears and no more pain. But for the time in... Continue...

The other year I read an article by a Christian lamenting the fact that his church celebrated Christmas. He didn’t believe it was “biblical.” After all, evangelical Christians and their churches are guided by Scripture—and there’s nothing in the Bible... Continue...