Many of us are celebrating the Advent season as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. But do you know why the principles of Advent are applicable in a bigger, more powerful way?
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The Pilgrims' Protestant faith was forged in the Europe of 500 years ago, ripe for a revolution—or what would become a world-changing Reformation.
It is so easy to take things for granted and to grumble and complain unless we catch ourselves and intentionally cultivate thankful hearts.
Forget the cherry tree. Think you know a lot about George Washington? Bet you don't know about the real man.
On Valentine's Day, why not give what matters most to our loved ones blessings, affirmations, honor, love and respect.
Tired of people bashing Christmas traditions? Heres how to reclaim the rich meaning behind the symbols of the season.
The first Christmasimagine being alive on that very day, at that very time, in the very town where Jesus was born!
Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Billy Graham reminds us of the majesty of His coming on the earth.
Christmas became an overblown production in Linda Mintle's home. Here's what she and her decided about presents to make Christmas focus on Jesus for their children.
Atheists scoff at the idea. Liberal theologians deny it. But the miraculous birth of Jesus is one of the surest proofs of His divinity.
Everyone knows the Pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving feast in the New World. But what you may not know is just why they were so thankful.
You may believe Halloween is all costumes and candy, but bewaredemonic forces may lurk behind those ghost and goblin masks. Find out how Satan uses Halloween to attack your family.
On this July 4th, let us unite together in prayer that God will heal our land by sending another "Great Awakening," not only taking us back to our roots, but taking us deeper than ever into a culture that is both God-honoring and Bible-based.
Tomorrow's Black Friday. Don't allow gift-giving expectations to put you deeper in debt and rob you of the true joy of the season.
An experienced witch-turned-Christian, Kristine McGuire offers her take on Halloween and how Christians should respond to the annual festivities.
A former Satanist explains the origins of Halloween and discusses how Christians can enjoy the holiday, despite the superstitions and stigma surrounding it.
Easter took on an entirely new meaning after the sudden death of my 25-year-old son.
Six of us piled into our Suburban early on Easter morning. We were silent. I felt empty.
After what seemed like a long road trip, we finally arrived at the local cemetery where the body of my 25-year-old son, Nathan, was buried. He had unexpectedly died in a rock-climbing fall, just one day after we buried my husband’s father.
We slowly made the dreaded walk to Nathan’s grave. A year earlier, no one would have ever thought that this would be our first activity on our next Easter.
Before spending hundreds of dollars on unnecessary Christmas presents, consider the impact you can make with these unique gift options.
From all of us at Charisma, Merry Christmas!
My favorite memory is my brothers and me sleeping together Christmas Eve when we were little. We would wake up early in the morning and then form a single file line in the hall and wait for our mom and dad to let us attack our gifts. —Chris Tomlin
It’s incredibly hard to choose a favorite Christmas memory. I could say it was when I got the Hee Haw overalls I had asked for when I was 8 years old, or when I got the Madame Alexander Doll or the Easy-Bake Oven—these are great memories. But the memory that I’m so grateful for is that every Christmas Eve my dad would read the Christmas story—the entire story from beginning to end, not just the birth, but also the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. It gave us the proper perspective before we began tearing into our presents the next morning, and I am so thankful for that. —Heather Payne
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