Experiencing the Wonder and Love of Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 20th, 2019|

Here we are, solidly into December, and you may think the debate about Christmas decorations is over. You’d be wrong! Most people I’ve heard talk about Christmas decorating have split the calendar at Thanksgiving. That makes perfect sense. We had our Christmas tree up by mid-November this year. But I still haven’t hung the lights [...]

Celebrating the Impact of Loving Our Community This Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 19th, 2019|

This holiday season, Chase Oaks Church partnered with the community to make this Christmas a wonderful time of year for struggling families. Chase Oakers donated gifts and coats for kids and single moms and served at ToyZone and Gifts for Moms to make both events memorable. As we head into this wondrous season, let’s celebrate [...]

5 Christmas Traditions From Chase Oaks’ Residents

By , Contributing Writer| December 10th, 2019|

The holidays are here at last! At this point, I hope most of our Christmas decorations are up and we’re feeling the holly jolly spirit! There are many ways to spend your holidays. I’m sure that some of us have deep-rooted traditions that we look forward to each year. If you’re like me and want [...]

How to Find Peace During the Holiday Chaos

By , Contributing Writer| December 8th, 2019|

For most people, the holidays are a time of fun, family, and food. Yet for many, it can also bring added stress with the hustle and bustle of the to-do lists, shopping, preparing food, and navigating family waters. Finding peace in already hectic schedules and the demands of our world can be difficult. Jesus knew [...]

Seven Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 3rd, 2019|

Christmas is a festive time of year filled with traditions, gifts, and gatherings. In the middle of baking Christmas cookies, shopping for our loved ones, and attending holiday parties, let’s take the time to spend quality time with our family and friends and do one (or a few) of these family-friendly activities to celebrate Christmas. [...]

Three Ways to Love the Woodbridge Community This Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| November 22nd, 2019|

Christmas has arrived at Chase Oaks Church! With Christmas trees decorating our campus lobbies, you might start humming Christmas songs on your way out the door. Seeing the Christmas trees might also make you wonder how you can make a difference this holiday season. Just like our Chase Oaks Family Center, our Woodbridge Campus will [...]

How to Love Our Community Unexpectedly This Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| November 15th, 2019|

Christmas has arrived at Chase Oaks! With Christmas trees decorating our campus lobbies and with ornaments listing various items on them, you might wonder what’s that all about. Or you might be looking for ways you can make a difference this holiday season. Here are a couple of ways you can love our community unexpectedly [...]

How to Survive the Holidays After Divorce

By , | November 5th, 2019|

I’m divorced or separated and am dreading the holiday season. How do I survive the holidays? For some people, the holidays mean gatherings with friends and family, family traditions, festive lights, parties, and holiday cheer. It may mean hearing a family story once again and laughing as if you have just heard it for the [...]

Merry and Melancholy: How to Find Joy After Loss

By , Contributing Writer| December 22nd, 2018|

I remember it snowing on Christmas Eve exactly three times in my life. The first time was when I was a small child. I remember riding in our station wagon to my grandparents’ house and seeing snow on the ground outside the window. I was sitting behind Daddy (because it was my turn, not my [...]

Three Simple Ways to Spread the Love This Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 20th, 2018|

As the season of Advent comes to an end, it is time to take a deep breath and experience the joy of Christmas, a joy for all. One way to experience joy is to spread the love this Christmas. As we show love to others, our hearts will be filled with joy. Even though you [...]