christmas

  • What Is Advent and why we should celebrate it

    Are you curious about Advent and why it’s such a cherished part of the holiday season for many people? Advent is a time filled with hope, joy, and anticipation of Jesus’s birth. It’s a tradition that helps us slow down and remember the real reason for the season – the love and warmth that Jesus…

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  • a christmas tree serounded by presents with the words 7 ways to reduce stress at christmas

    7 ways to reduce stress at Christmas

    Do you wish you could enjoy the Christmas season? What if I told you I found some tricks to help the season be less stressful? Continue to read to discover 7 ways you can reduce stress at Christmas. As a child, I used to LOVE Christmas! I loved the snow, the tree, the presents, and…

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  • A picture of a replica manger scene the night Jesus was born. Under the picture are the words, 4 simple steps to prepare Him room. www.onedeterminedlife.om

    4 simple steps to prepare Him room

    Advent is right around the corner. Advent is a time of year when Christians all around the world prepare for Jesus. Over the years, I have had a hard time remembering Christmas is about Christ. So, this year I want to prepare Him room. Meaning that I want to make room in my life to…

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  • A picture of children all dressed up in their Christmas best clothes, standing in front of a Christmas tree, each holding an unwrapped Christmas present. Under the picture are the words, enjoy less stress, and more joy by Embracing the 3 Gift Tradition at Christmas. www.onedeterminedlife.com

    Embracing the 3 Gift Tradition at Christmas

    I love Christmas!! Then I had kids. It suddenly went from enjoying the season to being stressed out and maxed out. My husband and I overspent on gifts every year. We soon learned we focused on the wrong thing and changed our focus. Continue to read how I enjoy less stress, and more joy by…

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  • 7 easy ways to create a Christ centered Christmas

    7 easy ways to create a Christ centered Christmas

    My kids are counting down the days until Christmas. They can’t wait to open presents and eat a feast. But, as a Christian mom, I want my kids to know that Christmas is more than all of those things. Christmas is about Jesus. Today, I want to share 7 easy ways to create a Christ…

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  • A picture of a family on Christmas morning in front of the christmas tree. NAbove the picture are the words 2 simple tips for having a stress free Christmas

    2 simple tips for having a stress free Christmas

    Christmas can be a stressful time of year. To help make the holidays more enjoyable and not be in such a rush, we made 2 changes to the Christmas season that have made all the difference. In this post, I will share 2 simple tips for having a stress free Christmas. For most of my…

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  • A picture of an envelop with writing on it serounded by cookies. Next to the picture are the words 20 Remarkable Verses for Cards

    20 Remarkable Christmas verses for cards

    Every year we receive Christmas cards from friends. Christmas is a fantastic time of year to write about what has happened over the year and share news and encouragement with friends. If you are anything like me, you like to add bible verses for cards but always come up blank. So, to help you out,…

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  • A picture of a mom helping her daughter put an ornament on a christmas tree. Beside the picture are the words The Best Christmas Traditions.

    The Best Christmas Traditions

    My husband and I LOVE Christmas traditions. When we got married, it was important to us to continue some of our traditions from childhood and start our own. Over the years, we have tried a few things to see if we want to do it again. Some things stick, but others have not. After 16…

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  • A picture of a woman sitting on a couch. Beside the picture are the words what does it mean to be a child of God?

    What it Means to be a Child of God

    I am so excited to share this blog post with you. It is part of my series on our identity in Christ. Today’s post is written by Cathy McIntosh. She is an author, speaker, and blogger.  Cathy is passionate about helping women nourish their spirits and pursue their calling to follow God. Today, she shares with us what it…

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  • A picture of a mom and daughter in front of a Christmas tree opening gits. Next to the picture are the words A New Christmas Family Tradition

    A New Family Tradition

    One of the best parts of Christmas is taking part in a family tradition. Over the years, we have had many family traditions. Some we have kept and others we haven’t. One thing that does not change is the need to shop for gifts. For me, this is the most stressful part of Christmas. I…

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    4 Free Christmas Organization Printables to help you stay focused

    Christmas is the busiest time of the year. There are parties to attend, gifts to purchase, a home to decorate and so much more. In busy times, my trick is to stay organized and focused on a particular task. I get so much satisfaction from checking something off my to-do list. Continue to read to…

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  • a picture of 4 christmas organization sheets. Under the picture are the words 25 FREE Christmas Printables

    25 Free Christmas Printables

    Christmas is the time of year that is a bit nuts for everyone. There are so many things to do and plan.  I wanted to make things easier by collecting some free Christmas printables you can use to help you this holiday season.  Some of these you can print and use to decorate your house,…

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