The True Gift That Satisfies


Do you ever formulate a plan in your mind of how to make your Christmas better with the family? Maybe you’re like me and decide to take the reigns on Christmas traditions, parties, or another Christmas activity. Perhaps you avoid certain relatives. You might be the only … [Read more...]

It’s In the Cards


Joe Dallas posted a great article on his website today encouraging us to be more proactive in our relationships. For the full article click here. The volume of physical Christmas cards coming into the Dallas home has gone way down this year, replaced by online greetings, … [Read more...]

Adopted Into the Family – Letter from Alan Chambers for December 2011


We have been talking a lot about adoption this month at the Chambers house.  As most of you know, Leslie and I adopted our kids at birth. Because Isaac and Molly are just 4 1/2 months apart we have always had to answer questions of passers-by who would inquire, "Oh, are … [Read more...]

Winter W̶o̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ Drearyland


Living in Florida you don’t experience much of a seasonal change. Winter for us is more like spring. But I remember the bitter cold winters in the mountains of Virginia—being bundled up as I walked to the bus stop. I grew to hate the cold and was happy when I moved to … [Read more...]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas is on its way. We see it all around us: the malls are decorated; homes are lit up; and the music is everywhere. There’s something different about this season, isn’t there? For me, Christmas is like a warm, nostalgic … [Read more...]