A Christmas Pause

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As we rush into the Christmas season, I invite you to pause with me. For just a moment. I wrote this post two years ago, but it is equally applicable this year as it was in 2013. So let’s pause and give our best gifts this Christmas. My Gift to Him As Christmas nears, I’ve staggering under a year that’s …

My Christmas Gift to You!

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While we were writing Where Treetops Glisten, Sarah, Tricia and I included recipes that our characters baked or made during the book. Today I wanted to share those cookies with you. The White Velvet Cutouts are a recipe that was originally shared with me by a friend at church. They are delicious with vanilla — the way she makes them. …

12 Tips from Sarah Sundin

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12 Tips to Turn Chaos to Wonder by Sarah Sundin Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! We long to make Christmas a time of joy and wonder for our family and friends, but in the process we often find ourselves depressed, stressed, irritable, and in debt. Christmas stress stealing your joy? @cara_Putman shares tips from @sarahsundin to …

The one Christmas tradition I “don’t” like

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Today my friend Melissa Tagg is posting about her most un-favorite Christmas tradition: I love lots of Christmas traditions: Classic Christmas movies. (Somebody posted a comment on Facebook the other day asking if she’s missing out by never having seen It’s a Wonderful Life. It was all I could do to stop crying and pull myself together before replying.) Christmas …

Candy Cane Traditions

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I wanted to introduce you to our newest family Christmas tradition — one that grew out of writing a book. In my latest book, Where Treetops Glisten, the heroine in my novella works at a candy shop that opened in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1912. The name’s changed (today it’s McCords), but they still make the same Christmas candy canes the …

Simplifying Christmas | Simple Family Memory Making

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Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way. Inspirational authors Cara Putman, Sarah Sundin, and Tricia Goyer share about Christmas’ past in their new novella collection Where Treetops Glisten. Their three stories “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Have Yourself a Merry …

9 Ways to Manage Your Schedule This Holiday

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Instead, the weeks are filled with events, rehearsals, recitals, parties, and more. Christmas has become a time of immense busyness. Instead of being a season of peace and enjoyment, many of us see December approach on the calendar with a sense of dread. Do you hate that as much as I do? Do you long for an approach to the season that doesn’t make you cringe?