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Newsboys Get Everyone in the Holiday Spirit with “The Christmas Song”

Posted on December 14, 2021 in

by Ginny McCabe The Newsboys are getting music lovers in the holiday spirit with “The Christmas Song,” which is available on all streaming platforms. The song will allow fans to celebrate the Christmas with Newsboys as they sp…

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Intersection Column | The Yellow Box Christmas Present

Posted on December 13, 2021 in

by Regina Jennings Picking out the perfect Christmas gift isn’t easy. Do you surprise them, taking a chance that it could be something they don’t want or don’t need? Do you ask them for suggestions, hoping that you can find …

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Christmas List-less-ness

Posted on December 10, 2021 in

by Rhonda Rhea I was readying for a marathon Christmas shopping session when I suddenly felt noticeably…list-less. Not tired or disinterested or anything like that. Not listless. List-less. As in, we were into December and I had…

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Getting Married During a Pandemic

Posted on December 7, 2021 in

by Leeann Betts Prior to 2020, when someone said, “I do,” you and your intended committed to working hard, saving money, paying off debt and taking your time planning your wedding. Those seemed like sensible decisions. But per…

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As Children Do

Posted on December 6, 2021 in

by Drew Jackson Luke 2:39-52 The dust from this gravel street kicked up into the air from the feet of children running, as they do. As they do this on the gravel street they kick up dust and play doubledutch until evening rolls in…

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5 Ways to Find Hope This Holiday Season

Posted on December 2, 2021 in

by Dena Dyer Have you been hit with unexpected sadness recently? Grief and depression are no respecters of persons, and often the busy holiday season magnifies them. During November and December 2021, my father and father-in-law d…

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Intersection Column | What If There’s No Happy Ending?

Posted on November 29, 2021 in

by Sarah Loudin Thomas How do you write a satisfying story about a real event that simply does NOT have a happy ending? I’ve long been haunted by the Hawks Nest Tunnel disaster and wanted to build a novel around it. But it’s s…

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A Little Creativity for the Holidays

Posted on November 29, 2021 in

by Linda Rooks Even before I turned the page of the calendar to December, I had already sensed the anticipation growing in my daughters as we saw Christmas decorations going up everywhere we looked. The magic of the Christmas seas…

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