A Prayer for the New Year


Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart! As we stand on the threshold of a brand new year, it seems appropriate to pause and reflect on the days gone by, to refresh our hearts with prayer and thanksgiving and to renew our focus on the things that matter most. It’s popular in our culture to use the start of another year as an occasion to evaluate our progress in life, set some new goals and make resolutions for the future.…

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Out With the Old, In With the New


Can you believe another year has gone by already?

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

How swiftly time flies! As we look back on the events of the past twelve months, we can all find many reasons to rejoice – many things we’re thankful for, many blessings, many answers to prayer. We also recall the difficult moments – the struggles, the heartbreaks, the tragedies we’ve witnessed or experienced.…

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The Party Never Ends


At the risk of sounding like a greeting card commercial, I have to say there’s just something special about the holidays – all the sights and sounds – the wonderful smells! All those special moments shared with family and friends. Moments of fun and laughter, and sometimes tears. In these times, we fondly remember the good old days, while creating new memories we’ll treasure for years to come.…

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A Bizarre Baby Dedication


Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart!

Baby dedications are very popular at our church. Parents bring their precious newborn to be blessed and dedicated to God. The pianist plays “Jesus Loves the Little Children” while a relative snaps pictures. Everyone gushes and coos over the adorable baby. People speculate about which parent the baby resembles most and what the child might grow up to be.…

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