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Christmas

What Do You See when You Look in the Manger?

What Do You See when You Look in the Manger?

The Sweet Gift of New Life For me, the baby in the manger conjures up some of the same feelings I experienced when I watched my own babies sleep in their cribs: warmth and sweetness; love and affection; a deep peace and extreme joy. The […]

A Christmas Cookie Tradition

A Christmas Cookie Tradition

[Inside: A Christmas Cookie Tradition] Traditions Then… I love cooking with my boys. They have been in the kitchen with me since they were old enough to stand on a step stool next to the counter. We would all put our aprons on, and I […]

Fun Ways to See the True Meaning of Christmas in the Hustle

Fun Ways to See the True Meaning of Christmas in the Hustle

(Inside: Help your family celebrate the true meaning of Christmas during the Holiday season. )   My son’s little legs dangled over the edge of the couch a foot shy of reaching the floor. His usually busy hands were folded neatly on his lap. His […]

3 Fantastic Resources to Help You Plan for Christmas

3 Fantastic Resources to Help You Plan for Christmas

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right around the corner. There’s still time to make plans for your Christmas event or your family gathering. Here at Extravagant Hope, we have 3 fantastic resources to help you out!   Five Women The first resource is Five Women. […]

How I Learned to Love a Christmas Tradition

How I Learned to Love a Christmas Tradition

I’m really not much on tradition. Doing something over and over again, in the same way, has never been as meaningful to me as it is to some people. I’m one who likes change, innovation, and creativity. If we did something one way in the […]

The Best Gift You’ve Ever Received

The Best Gift You’ve Ever Received

What is it that made that gift so special to you?  Maybe it was the person who gave it. Maybe it was handmade. Maybe it was something you really needed, or wanted. Maybe there’s nothing special about the gift itself, it just reminds you of […]

How Your Christmas Shopping Can Do Big Things

How Your Christmas Shopping Can Do Big Things

With shaky hands, the ninety-something-year-old gentleman seated in front of me in church struggled to slip off his winter coat. Then saving arms of a college student reached far across three seats and helped him untangle the fabric. The act between two strangers caught in […]


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