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Release Date: 03/20/2020

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Today women work themselves almost to exhaustion decorating, buying presents, and planning parties. How did they celebrate Christmas in the past? Has the holiday always been so hectic? Step back in history with "Martha Washington", wife of our first president. She offered thoughts from her experience and explained how her family celebrated Christmas.

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Most Americans associate Santa with Christmas. Now that Thanksgiving is over, you'll see 'Santa' everywhere. However, the real Santa didn't sport a big belly or wear a red suit. He believed in Jesus, and he helped people in need. My guest this week spent hours reserching the man behind the myth. Rhonda Robinson wrote

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"Mrs. Lincoln" shared the President Lincoln's ardent desire for the entire nation to praise God in November 1863. He made Thanksgiving a national holiday to be celebrated on the third Thursday of November.

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If you live very long, you will face trials. Gut wrenching stuff. The Lord even promised we would have trouble in this life. So why on earth does the Word say to 'be thankful in all things?' (I Thessalonians 5:18). That really seems crazy because none of us like the hard parts of life. I would rather sip tea and read a mystery novel about some other person's problems.  My guest this week was . After living through a long-term trial, she wrote Finding Joy in My Messy Life. Her answers are raw but real. 

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My guest this week was . She teaches a Bible study in her home and has written a Bible study series about how God is big and we are not. The next book in the series, Little Strength Big God, comes out soon. Debbie shared one of her earthquake moments and told how God gave her strength through that time. How wonderful to have a God we can depend on when life falls apart. 

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With the holidays approaching, we'll all be entertaining in our home. By showing hospitality, we can have a huge impact on the lives of others.  Author and speaker was my guest this week. We talked about how hospitality touches people,  overcoming barriers, and great ways to share your life with others.

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was my guest this week. Complete with photos, "Katie" explained the events of October 31, 1517 and her husband's role in the Protestant Reformation. While we celebrate Halloween, we can remember Dr. Luther's contribution in history and praise God for his influence.

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This is our third podcast on church trauma. This week my guest was author and speaker, . Her husband has served as a pastor for 47 years. From her wealth of experience, she offered her perspective on healing and forgiving. Download a list of tips for recovery from church trauma .

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was my guest this week. She shared her experience with a church split. You will hear her talking about kindness and working to fill in for missing people. You can see how the Holy Spirit works. When people in the church fail, the Lord graciously picks up the pieces and brings us through using imperfect people. Beautiful!

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You don't expect to get hurt at church. However, sin causes chaos and people feel betrayed . Post Traumatic Church Syndrome. After suffering, we long to walk away and never go back, but that's not what God wants. Jesus established the church and we need to attend. My guest this week was who has authored several children's books. Dawn explains the complexity of her tough church situation, but she also shared how she healed.

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Our nation faces an unprecedented crisis. This microscopic corona virus has halted our entire nation, and other nations have closed their borders. Churches, gyms, schools and other social gatherings closed to protect us from contagion. And there's no toilet paper. 

How can we cope? Historian Rebecca Price Janney shared stories from history to help us get a perspective on today's problems.