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๐Ÿ’ก ๐ŸŽ„ Navigating the Holidays as an Adult Child of Divorce

๐Ÿ’ก ๐ŸŽ„ Navigating the Holidays as an Adult Child of Divorce

At Christmas, decisions for an adult child of divorce become especially difficult, with both parents vying for your loyalty and attention.
I never wanted a stepmom. And I certainly never wanted my kids to have a stepgrandmother.
But when my first daughter was 6 weeks old, my mom left my dad. It had been a long time coming. And from every professionalโ€™s advice, he certainly deserved it. No one faulted her for it.
I was glad they waited so long to end their marriage. …

๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿฆƒ ๐ŸŽ„ Body Image and the Holidays

๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿฆƒ ๐ŸŽ„ Body Image and the Holidays

How do we find the holy balance of treating our bodies like temples, but not to the extent that we become health-obsessed this holiday season?
Ah, the holidaysโ€”when weโ€™re bombarded with all things buttery and comforting. It begins the week of Halloween, with the deluge of sugary bite-sized treats my daughters bring home and it ends around January 2nd . . . or 5th . . . or 8th.
Or whenever I get tired of squeezing into my jeans. …

๐Ÿ’ก ๐ŸŽ„ Where to Find Comfort This Christmas

๐Ÿ’ก ๐ŸŽ„ Where to Find Comfort This Christmas

For those hurting this Christmas…
…for the mom reeling from the loss of a child you never met.
…for the wife whose marriage is hanging together by a thread.
…for the daughter who is watching an aging parent suffer and decline.
…for the grandmother praying for that prodigal to come home.
…for the patient spending Christmas in a hospital bed, fighting for life.
For the weak, abandoned, lonely, and sorrowful.
While others around you are preparing for a festive holiday filled with cheer, …

โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ข Emmy-Winning Actressโ€™ Gives Powerful Message About Jesus and Salvation

โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ข Emmy-Winning Actressโ€™ Gives Powerful Message About Jesus and Salvation

Actress Patricia Heaton is known for her iconic roles in โ€œEverybody Loves Raymondโ€ and โ€œThe Middle,โ€ but she also stars in a new, animated movie about the Christmas story โ€” and sheโ€™s hoping it makes a big impact on the culture.
Heaton, who plays Edith the cow in โ€œThe Starโ€ โ€” a movie that released on Nov. 17 โ€” recently told Faithwire that Americans are โ€œin difficult political timesโ€ and that she believes Christmas is a great opportunity to more deeply explore the meaning of life. …

๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป ๐ŸฆŒ FLOTUS Melania Trump Snaps Festive Christmas Selfie [See It!]

๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป ๐ŸฆŒ FLOTUS Melania Trump Snaps Festive Christmas Selfie [See It!]

The first lady snapped a festive selfie as she celebrates Christmas at the โ€œWinter White House.โ€
Melania Trump posted the photo of herself on social media using a Christmas Snapchat filter that showed her wearing a Santa hat with illuminated, flying reindeer and the caption #MerryChristmas.
 

#MerryChristmas pic.twitter.com/IahMZhf5gc
โ€” Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 25, 2017

The first family is celebrating Christmas at their Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida.
The Santa-hat selfie — which has since had thousands of retweets — …

๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘‘ Christmas Past… Christmas Present… Christmas Future…

๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘‘ Christmas Past… Christmas Present… Christmas Future…

The Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol, begins with the words, โ€œMarley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.โ€
According to the Bible in Ephesians Chapter 2, verses 1-5, apart from Christ, mankind is โ€œdead in trespasses and sinsโ€ to begin with. There is no doubt about that. We need the forgiveness of sins and the eternal life that only Godย can give in order to be sure of our future in Heaven. …

๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘‘ ‘Twas the Sunday Night Before Christmas

๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘‘ ‘Twas the Sunday Night Before Christmas

โ€œBut if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truthโ€ย (1 Timothyย 3:15).
Let us not be so sidetracked by religion and commercialization that we miss the reason for the Christmas Seasonโ€ฆ.
During the Christmas Season, we wonder how many people are visiting church for the second time this year (the other being Easter Sunday). …

๐Ÿ‘‘ 4 Things About Prophecy Hidden In The Birth Of Jesus Passages That Your Pastor Never Told You

๐Ÿ‘‘ 4 Things About Prophecy Hidden In The Birth Of Jesus Passages That Your Pastor Never Told You

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST ASTOUNDING EXAMPLES I HAVE TO SHOW YOU. THE KING JAMES BIBLE TELLS US THAT JESUS AT HIS FIRST COMING WOULD BE PRECEDED BY GLOBAL RULER WHO WOULD TAX THE PEOPLE. IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN AT THE SECOND COMING.
โ€œTherefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.โ€ย Isaiah 7:14 (KJV)
SO WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO, HERE ARE 4 AWESOME NUGGETS YOUR PASTOR NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST:

Matthew records proof that Mary did not remain a virgin:ย If you donโ€™t have a King James Bible, …

Planned Parenthood Asks for ‘Holiday Season’ Donations in Mike Penceโ€™s Name

Planned Parenthood Asks for ‘Holiday Season’ Donations in Mike Penceโ€™s Name

Planned Parenthood is invitingย supporters to celebrate Christmas by donating to its abortion business in pro-life Vice President Mike Penceโ€™s name.
If donating to an abortion business in the name of the vice president of the United States doesnโ€™t exactly say โ€œChristmasโ€ to you, Planned Parenthood has otherย โ€œgiftโ€ย ideas forย Pence, including condoms, a Colin Kaepernick jersey, and an LGBT โ€œRainbow Resist Flag.โ€
โ€œSoย spoil Mike Pence with some condoms this holiday season!โ€ invites Planned Parenthood.ย โ€œCondoms come in a wide range of sizes, …

No Room for the Messiah

No Room for the Messiah

โ€œAnd she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the innโ€ย (Luke 2:7).
Todayโ€™s Scripture is a shameful realityโ€”Israel has โ€œno roomโ€ for her Messiah.
Every Jew knew the Messianic promise of Isaiahย 7:14:ย โ€œBehold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.โ€ย Each Jew had heard its parallel verse:ย โ€œFor unto us a child is born, …

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