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Why We Stopped Going House to House for the Holidays

We hit a breaking point. We were so tired of rushing from house to house; we had truly begun to dread holidays. It was time to make a change for our family.

WATCH: Hobby Lobby Lights Up Mom Hearts With Viral Christmas Ad

Has Hobby Lobby entered the world of emotionally persuasive holiday short-form cinema? It would certainly seem so! And their Christmas ad effort is 100% geared toward what is undoubtedly their most loyal customer: busy (exhausted, out-of-time) moms.

“This Christmas I Want Food”: What These Foster Kids Want For Christmas Is Heartbreaking

None of them asked for this year’s hottest toy, or another video game to add to their collection. No, the children who filled out these tags listed their “innermost dreams”—things that should be part of everyone’s childhood.

Dennis Quaid Boldly Proclaims That Faith in God Saved Him After Addiction

Quaid also added that though he grew up in the church, he never found a personal relationship with God until after getting help for his cocaine addiction in 1990. He said he was using drugs, as many people do, “to fill a hole inside us. When you’re done with the addiction, you need something to fill that hole, something that really works, right?”

What worked for him was reading the Bible and pursuing a relationship with Christ. He wrote his first Christian song for his mom, Juanita, in 1990, after getting out of rehab. It’s called “On My Way to Heaven.” Quaid says he wrote it “to let her know I was okay, because I wasn’t okay before then.”

Dennis Quaid, A Man Redeemed

Now, at age 69, he says, he’s more than okay. He has multiple acting projects coming out soon, and will even be playing Ronald Reagan in an upcoming biopic. The father of three says he’s now “the happiest I’ve ever been.”

He says the hole he once filled with drugs has now been filled by a relationship with the Lord.

“We’re all looking for the joy of life, and drugs give that to you and alcohol and whatever it is for anybody give that to you really quick. Then they’re fun and then they’re fun with problems, and then they’re just problems after a while. That’s really what we’re looking for, the joy of life, which is our gift, actually, the relationship with God that we all have. It’s at the bottom of it, the joy of being alive.”

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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapsonhttp://www.foreverymom.com
Jenny Rapson is a wife and mom of three from Ohio and the editor of For Every Mom. You can also find her alternately griping and gushing about her kids at her own blog, Mommin' It Up. You can email her at jrapson@outreach.com, or follow her on Twitter.

Why We Stopped Going House to House for the Holidays

We hit a breaking point. We were so tired of rushing from house to house; we had truly begun to dread holidays. It was time to make a change for our family.

WATCH: Hobby Lobby Lights Up Mom Hearts With Viral Christmas Ad

Has Hobby Lobby entered the world of emotionally persuasive holiday short-form cinema? It would certainly seem so! And their Christmas ad effort is 100% geared toward what is undoubtedly their most loyal customer: busy (exhausted, out-of-time) moms.

“This Christmas I Want Food”: What These Foster Kids Want For Christmas Is Heartbreaking

None of them asked for this year’s hottest toy, or another video game to add to their collection. No, the children who filled out these tags listed their “innermost dreams”—things that should be part of everyone’s childhood.