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With the approach of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, families large and small will gather, schedules will be planned, and expectations will be raised. All of this can add stress to an already overwhelming sense of busyness. Chris Hogan shares practical ways to prepare for the unknown, joyfully bear one another's burdens and keep family communication lines open through it all. When God chooses to fulfill Christmas dreams in a different way than imagined, as with Mary and Joseph, you will have confidence that a Christmas "crisis" can become a blessing. Learn together with your family the life lessons of shopping mall, dinner table and fireside. All the pressures may just turn out to your benefit.