Christmas

Crunchy Christian woman holding Christmas gift wrapped with burlap and decorating with pinecones

2020 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

I must confess, I’m usually a bit of a bah-humbug. I don’t like decorating or celebrating Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. (Shopping is another story – I gift shop year round) But this year we all need as much joy and celebration as we can get! So crank up the Christmas carols and break …

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How to Celebrate Hanukkah as a Christian

Hanukkah typically falls close to Christmas, sometimes as early as November, and sometimes lining up with Christmas Day. If you’re wondering if Christians should celebrate Hanukkah or if it’s just a Jewish version of Christmas, you can put aside the dreidels and the gelt as we dive deeper into the meaning behind this Festival of …

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Tips for portion control and eating healthy at the holidays

Eating Healthy During the Holidays

Eating healthy during the holidays can sound like an oxymoron. Depending on who you listen to, American’s gain on average 1-7 pounds from the end of November to beginning of January. What makes that weight gain worse is that we tend to not lose it during the rest of the year. So over time we …

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Woman writing down her crunchy christian wish list for Christmas gifts

2019 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! Are you making a list and checking it twice? Maybe you’ve been asked for your wish list and are stumped what to put on it. Fear not! The 2019 crunchy Christian wish list is here! These are all my top picks of the year for the crunchy minded, organic loving, …

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Untangling lights as a metaphor for untangling lies

The Lies We Believe at Christmas

Identifying lies we believe and the truth that undoes them is important throughout the year. But there seem to be a special brand of lies that come creeping at Christmas time. Maybe it’s a lie that’s unique to the holiday season, or maybe it’s just a more festive version of a lie you struggle with …

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Natural wrapped gift

2018 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! Whether you turned on the Christmas music November 1st and have your list and shopping all done before Black Friday or you prefer to wait for the exhilarating rush of getting it all done on Christmas Eve, you’ve likely got a list of loved ones you’re looking for gifts to …

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My favorite Christmas gift: prophetic words of encouragement from my father

My Favorite Christmas Gift

On Christmas day there is always one present that I rush to open before anything else. It’s not under the tree or in my stocking, but on the fireplace mantle there’s a little framed card that has become my favorite Christmas gift. This gift isn’t expensive, flashy, or bought in a store, but it’s the …

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2017 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

Wondering what to get for the health conscious Christian lady on your list? This crunchy Christian gift guide will give you lots of great ideas of what to give, and maybe even some ideas of what you want to put on your own wishlist. Be sure to check out the freebies at the bottom of …

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most wonderful time of the year

When the Most Wonderful Time of the Year isn’t so Wonderful

This time of year it’s pretty much expected that you put on a smile and be full of Christmas spirit. Anything less and you’re labeled a Scrooge or a Grinch. Never mind if you actually are stealing anyone else’s ability to enjoy Christmas, the very fact that you aren’t getting in line and putting on …

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5 tips for a stress free holiday season

5 Tips for Holiday Self Care

The Holidays may be the “most wonderful time of the year“, but for many of us they are also the most stressful time of the year! The thought of holiday self care may feel out of reach, but implement a few of these tips and you will be closer to a silent night than a Griswold …

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Expectant Light advent devotional

Expectant Light: An Advent Devotional

The season of Advent has long been a time of reflection upon the birth of Christ and a preparation for the season of Epiphany in Christian tradition. We often forget though, the early church’s celebration of Advent was not a reflection on the birth of Christ, but an expectant gaze towards His return. “The Light …

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2016 Crunchy Christian holistic health gift guide

2016 Crunchy Christian Gift Guide

You know the health nuts and crunchy Christians on your list want more than kale for Christmas! This holistic health gift guide will have you at the top of the thank you card list and maybe even attracting some crunchy converts too. 1. Fitbit Zip: Keep track of your step count and compete with friends …

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