Dawson's One Word for 2017 is Grace

One Word for the New Year

Finding Focus with One Word Here we sit at the start of another New Year.  365 blank days staring us in the face waiting to be written.  What story will those 365 days tell at the end of this year? That is kind of a daunting question to ask yourself. And yet most people do…

The real meaning of Christmas Jesus Manger scene

What Christmas Means To Me

After all is Said and Done, it’s Still Jesus. Christmas can be crazy and chaotic, but it is also a beautiful and meaningful time of year. I like listening to the classic carols, looking at lights and elaborate decorations, and I also love time together with family and friends. I remember making wish lists as…

How to give a gift that matters

How to Give a Gift that Matters

A Few Holiday Giving Tips to Help You Figure it Out.  Giving gifts at Christmastime is a beautiful tradition. There is truly something special about expressing our love for one another with a special holiday gift. However, I think many people would agree with me when I say, gift-giving has gotten out of control. In…

You Can Be Twenty-Five Percent Happier

Let’s be honest. Sometimes life is really hard. We feel broken, lonely, shamed, hopeless. It’s hard to find the positive in anything. And why should we even bother to try? Everything is just messed up. What if there was something you could do about it? How to Be 25% Happier Trust me, I’ve had my…

holiday with parents separated

Surviving the Holidays with Separated Parents

Holidays can be the best of times or the worst of times. And holidays with separated parents can be especially difficult. Tyler said, The most difficult part of any holiday for me is being rushed between my parents’ houses. I feel bad about leaving one parent for the other. How many of you have had…