Casting Crowns has released new Christmas music this holiday season. The six-song EP It's Finally Christmas is available now. With five original songs and one traditional track, Casting Crowns will usher listeners into the Christmas spirit that will take you on a journey of your faith through the filter of holiday music. Here's the official lyric video of "Gloria/Angels We Have Heard on High"...
When the shepherds came to the manger and told everyone about the supernatural announcement of Christ’s birth, there were two distinct reactions – “Wonder” and “Ponder”. Those in attendance wondered at what the shepherds said, but Mary pondered what they said in her heart.
So how about you? Are you a “wonderer” or a “ponderer”?
With a smooth delivery that harkens the sound of Billie Holiday, Lauren Daigle gives us her unique rendition of a timeless holiday classic - "The Christmas Song". Her performance of this song needs to be on your holiday playlist!
It’s Christmas time, but unfortunately it’s all too easy to lose focus on Christ even though we’re supposed to be celebrating his birth. This season can bring both stresses and joys, and it also can bring many opportunities for family discipleship. Here are my “Twelve Ways of Christmas.” Consider including a few of these into your Christmas season—and enjoy the gifts that come from family discipleship.
As 2020 draws to a close, five-time GRAMMY nominated artist Matthew West was tasked with writing a song especially for Christmas. But what kind of Christmas song would be appropriate after such a difficult year? His single, "Hope of Christmas" is actually the perfect song! See for yourself!
It’s wild how the holidays can bring out such intense sides to our personality. In our marriages, the rush, the expectations, the schedule and the cookie induced sugar buzz can really make for some stressful—potentially explosive—situations.
All families struggle with the extremes the celebrations bring out of and on us! Here’s a few tips to help you navigate the season...
When you have a voice as golden as Danny Gokey's, it might be tough deciding which Christmas song is your favorite! "I've been asked many times what my favorite Christmas song to perform is, and hands down I'd have to say 'Mary Did You Know'".
Here is the tender live acoustic performance of Danny Gokey singing his Christmas favorite, "Mary Did You Know?"
Lauren Daigle ("You Say", "Hold On To Me") takes us behind the scenes and in the recording studio as she put together her first Christmas Album. Behold takes some of Lauren's New Orleans roots and becomes a Cajun-style gumbo blend of holiday tunes.
Unique personalities, unusual circumstances, and unexpected issues can turn even the most anticipated holiday gatherings into a time of stress and exhaustion.
This Holiday Season, let’s do more than just “survive.” Let’s purpose to enjoy every single moment. It can done! I know I’m determined to make it happen and I hope these tips will encourage you as well...
The first few notes of “O Holy Night,” and the Peanuts singing, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” stir the true spirit of Christmas in our souls. Many of the Christmas Carols that have become part of the tapestry of our every December are woven from the very One who was, is, and always will be.
Here are 10 well-known Christmas carols whose lyrics tell the real meaning of Christmas
What if Thanksgiving were the one day in which we over-emphasized what should be on our hearts every day of the year: a heart of gratitude in everything? What if our Thanksgiving prayer really thanked God for everything that has happened in the past year?
Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing. It’s not real.
Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...