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? read more
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Forget the cherry tree. Think you know a lot about George Washington? Bet you don't know about the real man. read more
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. read more
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. read more
An experienced witch-turned-Christian, Kristine McGuire offers her take on Halloween and how Christians should respond to the annual festivities. read more
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. read more
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