The beginning of the year is a great time to start fresh. Whether you have a New Year’s resolution, verse you want to live by, or theme for the year, it can be great to pray and ask God for direction and purpose for the year. For some people they like to write a reminder […]

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                                                The holiday party invitations are out. Whether you have a work party, small group Christmas gathering or a White Elephant exchange amongst friends, finding a gift for someone can be a difficult task especially if you don’t know them very well. Here are some gift ideas for everyone on your Christmas list.   Sandi […]

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It’s that time of year. Christmas decorations fill the aisles of our favorite stores, holiday music is on the radio and we can order a peppermint mocha coffee. Whether you have children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or work with children, this time of year can be difficult. The commercials on television or conversations with friends […]

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It can be easy to criticize or put down others when they are different from us. Whether it is the way they look, their actions or their customs, rather than find similarities or things we might agree upon, it has become acceptable to make that person feel like an outsider. Instead, God wants us to […]

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In a culture filled with Christmas movies, shelves overflowing with toys, the latest gadgets and Christmas décor it can be difficult to keep the focus on the real meaning of the Christmas season. Even with great messages at church on Sundays, our televisions and devices are often filled with advertisements telling us what we need […]

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  Twenty one years in the running, families start lining up as early as 3pm the day before for an opportunity to receive toys, clothing and groceries for the holidays. Now more than ever, Toys for Joy has become a tradition that San Diego families count on every December, meeting the needs of thousands. “Toys […]

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Getting organized and staying organized can be an overwhelming challenge. The beginning of the year can be a great time to look at your home and get organized. For some it might be part of a New Year’s Resolution and for others it might be the start of the New Year that gives them inspiration […]

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As soon as November 1 hits, the stores and radio stations begin to pump Christmas music. Recently, “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” made a resurgence. The song sang by Gayla Peevey in 1953 hit No. 24 on the Billboard charts. Peevey would go on to perform on the Ed Sullivan Show and on American […]

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For adoptive or foster parents, getting through the day can sometimes be a struggle. Daily challenges can range from dealing with children who act out as a result of their traumatic past, suffer from disorders like fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, attachment struggles, and other special needs. Or simply, the parent is dealing with an unsupportive […]

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Being a witness for Christ can be challenging. From challenging questions to questioning one’s faith, it can be difficult at every stage of life. When someone makes a decision to follow Christ it is important to support and encourage them. One way to do that is by helping them pick out a Bible. The Sequin Sparkle […]

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