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Christmas in History

Heart of the Matter Radio

Release Date: 12/06/2019

How to Dress Fast and Look Terrific show art How to Dress Fast and Look Terrific

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When I discovered I carried my fifth child, I decided I would not look dead. After all, men care what their wives look like. In a roomful of couples, men will rate the couples by how attractive the wives are. And I determined I would dazzle.

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How to Run Hard but Rest Well show art How to Run Hard but Rest Well

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Rest? I never did it. I prided myself on my ability to do four things at once. A busy homeschool mom with five kids! i finally got sick and realized I needed to slow down, but I didn't know how.

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Be a Productive Homeschool Mom show art Be a Productive Homeschool Mom

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Homeschool moms have at least two full-time jobs. Managing a house with multiple children, especially toddlers, presents a challenge. Add lessons, essays, math, science projects, fractions and grammar. Wow.

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How to Have a Blessed and Redeemed New Year show art How to Have a Blessed and Redeemed New Year

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In America, we can dream and make that dream come true. And in Christ, out choices to create reflect the nature of God.

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Showing Kindness at Christmas show art Showing Kindness at Christmas

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Magic. That word described my childhood memories of Christmas. We weren't wealthy, but Mother bought thoughtful gifts that demonstrated how much she cherished me. I believe that's the message of Christmas. God demonstrated how special we are to him by giving his son.

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Ponder Mary's Thoughts on that First Christmas show art Ponder Mary's Thoughts on that First Christmas

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How would you feel if an angel appeared to you and announced you would have a miraculous child.? What would you say to your parents? To Joseph?

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Christmas in History show art Christmas in History

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Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior at Christmas, but our nation tends to party to the point of exhaustion. Many of us wish for a simpler time.

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Grief and Children: How to Help Them When You Hurt show art Grief and Children: How to Help Them When You Hurt

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The empty chair causes pain that first Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, we must remember our children grieve differently.

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Prayer for Thanksgiving show art Prayer for Thanksgiving

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Hostess Cynthia L Simmons offers a prayer for thanksgiving: Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him Oh fear the Lord, you His saints,  For those who fear him have no lack The young lions want and suffer hunger, But those who seek the Lord lack for no good.

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Tips on Parenting and Teaching Thanksgiving show art Tips on Parenting and Teaching Thanksgiving

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My father seldom called me the correct name. He'd call his sister's name first, then my mothers before he got to mine. Once my aunt died, I requested he leave out her name, but he didn't stop.

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Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior at Christmas, but our culture leans toward partying to the point of exhaustion. Many of us long for a simpler time when we didn't face the pressures of the holiday.

This week, I gathered a group of historical fiction authors to give us a look at Christmas in history. Susan G. Mathis shared about the Yule Log, and Linore Burkhard talked about Christmas in Regency and Victorian times.  Dave Fessenden covered traditions in the 1920s and Sarah Sundin finished with a look at the holiday season in World War II.