It's Not What I Asked For


Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield. As a child, did you ever have a disappointing Christmas – you know, one where you didn’t get what you asked for? You were expecting a shiny new bike or a doll or a pony, and what you got was underwear and socks.  What were mom and dad thinking?

Matthew 7:11 assures us that our “Father in Heaven” knows how to give “good gifts to those who ask Him.”  But He doesn’t always give us what we ask for.…

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The Three Wise Women


Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

Over the years, they’ve come to be known as Gaspar, Melchoir, Balthasar – the Three Wise Men. Such beloved characters in the traditional Christmas story. Though they are mentioned only briefly in the gospel of Matthew, the Wise Men appear in nearly every nativity scene, every creche set. Somehow through the centuries, these mysterious figures have captured our imaginations and inspired us to “follow the star’ on our own spiritual journey to Bethlehem.…

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Anna's Story


Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield. At 84, Anna was coming to the end of her life. No doubt she had already outlived most of her friends and relatives. Her own husband had died more than 60 years earlier, seven years after they were married. There were no young children to care for. For whatever reason, she never remarried. The culture didn’t allow a woman to pursue a career.…

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