Choosing Joy

By Alexandra Khan | 14 December 2017

What if we chose joy during Advent by choosing Jesus first? And what if we continued making that choice beyond Christmas; a daily conscious decision that flies in the face of whatever lays ahead?

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Tis the season to be spoiled?

By Kathryn Kendall | 22 November 2017 | Comments (2)

What makes the difference between blessing and spoiling our kids at Christmas? Is it really about the number of shiny boxes under the tree?

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Christmas Messes With My Money-Mind

By David Flowers | 20 December 2016 | Comments (3)

Christmas messes with my money mind - a blog by David Flowers for Stewardship

I stagger away from the shopping frenzy that is Leeds city centre in the run-up to Christmas. I’m burdened with own-label shopping bags indiscreetly disclosing my buying habits.  I stumble awkwardly over the outstretched hand of a beggar and realise that I have been sidestepping other anonymous outstretched hands at intervals all along the precinct.

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The Voices of Advent

By Alexandra Khan | 26 November 2016

Think of Advent and what springs to mind? Angels and shepherds? The journey of the magi? Mary and Joseph travelling to Bethlehem? But what about the prophets?

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Top Tips for Connecting With Your Supporters This Christmas

By Fiona Mearns | 9 November 2016

Top tips for connecting with supporters this Christmas

Christmas is coming, and whether or not you’re the sort of person who has everything organised and check-listed to within an inch of its life, Christmas is a God-given opportunity in countless ways.

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There Are 65 Shopping Days to Christmas...

By David Flowers | 21 October 2016 | Comments (1)

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10 hints to make each shopping day a joy and 5 tips for staying cheerful.

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A Boxing Day Tradition to Cherish

By Michael O'Neill | 15 December 2015 | Comments (2)

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Sometimes just you have to admit defeat. For me, many of those times seem to come around Christmas. The whole month is a blur of work, school, church, carol concerts, school concerts, work dos, decorating, cleaning and preparing for and hosting visiting family.  I learnt long ago that I was powerless to stop it.

 

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Sadvertising: generosity or emotional manipulation?

By Gareth Russell | 15 December 2015

Acoustic cover of a classic pop tune? Check.


Emotive cinematography featuring something cute and Christmassy? Check.


Feature of an act of extraordinary generosity? Check.

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WATCH: the Advent Wonder 2015 film

By Alexandra Khan | 16 November 2015

 

In the midst of the consumerist hum we invite you to stop and reflect on the Christmas season in a wholly different way, with Stewardship's free Advent Wonder email series...

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What to do when Christmas loses its sense of Wonder

By Alexandra Khan | 16 November 2015

Advent Wonder 2015 by Stewardship

“We’re not doing presents for adults this year,” my mother said in passing, the other day.

“Yeah, well there are so many children in the wider family it’s no wonder…”

She cut me off: “No, I mean, within our family. Just us. We’ve decided not to do it this year.”

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