The holidays are quickly approaching, meaning families are breaking out their favorite holiday-themed movies to play in the background while decking the halls and making festive cookies. A quick, easy alternative to dusting off your old DVD cases is the Hallmark Channel, which plays a constant stream of Christmas movies for the two months leading up to Christmas.
Is there a better way to get into the holiday spirit than playing a Christmas movie, with perhaps your fireplace roaring in the background, as you decorate your home in shades of red and green? Graphic by Isabel Rinkenberger with photos by Lori Tippett and PJ Gal-Szabo
As a Christian who doesn’t celebrate Halloween, I have found different ways to celebrate fall with events that glorify God instead of participating in a traditionally demonic holiday.
As fall is filled with different color-changing leaves, pumpkin spice and apple picking, happy feelings arise as we spend time with family and friends in the cool autumn temperatures. Photo by Jessica Kunkel
As a young child, seeing your parents split up never really hits you until you get older and you realize all the damage it has done to you, but as time goes along you learn to accept that you can’t fix a broken home.
Photo by Ben Randolph — Graphic illustration by Austin Worrell
The effects of growing up in a divorced household are eternal. Despite the scars of witnessing her parents’ divorce at 6 years old, junior Alexia Duncan has learned to move forward in accepting that God is ultimately in control, and He is with us through every battle.
Christmas morning is one of the best mornings of the year to a child, and as a junior in high school, one gift made me fall in love with a place I had never heard of.
Photos by Madelyn Shotton
“Fly Girl” is written on the side of the boat, which I didn’t realize until well after the picture was taken. It has become an inspiration to me after the fact. I took this photo while waiting to dock our rented dinghy boat for the day.