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Focus on the Family
Delight in fun and heartwarming memories of the holiday with Christmas Stories by Focus on the Family.
Dec 20, 2019
Season 3 | Episode 5: Christmas Surprise
Like a director behind a curtain, God is working in your life even when you can’t see it. Today, John and Diane share stories about being surprised at Christmas; and you’ll hear the incredible story of, “The Innkeepers Dream,” portrayed by the late David Shelton.
Dec 13, 2019
Season 3 | Episode 4: Giving Hope this Holiday
Serving God at Christmastime is a beautiful opportunity to shine light into a dark world. But you might be asking how? Today on Christmas Stories, you’ll hear a powerful drama called, “Shoemaker Martin;” and John, Diane and Paul share encouraging stories about serving God in simple ways.
Dec 5, 2019
Season 3| Episode 3: The Miracle of Christmas (Pt. 2)
With Christmas approaching soon, we continue to remember the story that gave us this holiday. You’ll hear the second part of, “Nine Months in Nazareth,” as Mary and Joseph welcomed Jesus into the world; Liz Curtis Higgs talks about God working through impossible circumstances; and John, Lisa and Diane share inspiring Christmas memories.
Nov 29, 2019
Season 3| Episode 2: The Miracle of Christmas (Pt. 1)
Have you ever wondered what it was like walking in Mary and Joseph’s shoes as they prepared for the birth of Jesus? John, Diane and Lisa share the first part of a drama called, “Nine Months in Nazareth,” retelling Mary and Joseph’s story; and author Liz Curtis Higgs describes how the Nativity story can give you hope today.
Nov 22, 2019
Season 3 | Episode 1: Enjoying the Season
Like a strand of colorful lights brightening a tree, getting a Christmas present can spark gratitude within your heart. John, Lisa, Paul and Diane share stories about their favorite Christmas presents; and you’ll hear a heartwarming drama called, “Such As I Have,” about finding gratitude in a hospital room.
Nov 18, 2019
Season 3 | Preview Episode
Christmas is almost here, and to celebrate we’re launching Season 3 of the Christmas Stories podcast! Join John, Paul, Lisa and Diane as they preview Season 3, and for a fun conversation about the Christmas songs they love, and the songs that drive them crazy.
Dec 21, 2018
Season 2 | Episode 7: A Christmas Filled with Meaning
What makes a Christmas meaningful? Diane and Paul talk about what makes Christmas meaningful to them; while Pam McCune, Kim Wier and Bob Welch share practical ways to add joy to the season.
Dec 14, 2018
Season 2 | Episode 6: Getting Along with Family Members
Let’s face it: family get-togethers aren’t always so simple at Christmas. Diane will share how you can show the love of Christ to difficult family members, while Mike Becthle and the Smalley’s will explain ways to get along with your family members.
Dec 7, 2018
Season 2 | Episode 5: The Story of Christmas
We’ve all heard about Jesus and Santa Clause, but there’s much more to the story of Christmas. Phil Vischer talks with John about how Christmas became a holiday, and Diane shares fun ways to tell your children about Christmas.
Nov 30, 2018
Season 2 | Episode 4: Christmas Stress-Test
Christmas can feel stressed and overly rushed, but it doesn’t have to be that way. John and Lisa discuss ways for you to have fun in the midst of busyness, while Kathi Lipp gives advice for staying organized during the Christmas season.
Nov 23, 2018
Season 2 | Episode 3: Enjoying Christmas without Breaking the Bank
Black Friday shouldn’t be the day when your bank account turns red. Mary Hunt gives advice for handling money well at Christmas, while Diane shares about how to teach your family members about money management, and Lisa offers financial advice for singles.
Nov 16, 2018
Season 2 | Episode 2: The Story of Thanksgiving
What makes Thanksgiving so important? Paul and John discuss the amazing story behind the holiday, and Eric Metaxas shares the importance of a man named Squanto.
Nov 9, 2018
Season 2 | Episode 1: A Thankful Heart for the Holidays
Thanksgiving is more than just a catchy holiday name it’s a way of life. Join John, Paul and Lisa as they share what they’re most thankful for this year, and special guests share stories of God’s redemption.
Nov 5, 2018
Season 2 | Preview Episode
It’s time for a new season of Christmas Stories! Join John Fuller and his co-hosts Diane Ingolia, Lisa Anderson, and Paul Batura as they share about what’s coming up in Season 2.
Dec 25, 2017
Season 1 | Episode 5: Finding True Joy at Christmas
In celebration of Christmas, Phil and Kay Robertson of the hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty share heartwarming and funny holiday stories from their famous family, and their faith in Jesus who is the true reason for the season.
Dec 15, 2017
Season 1 | Episode 4: Remembering the Meaning of Christmas
Christmas is almost here, and as the holiday gets closer it’s important to take a minute to remember God’s gift to us -- His son, Jesus Christ. Revel in the memory of how that gift has impacted us all with stories from Cynthia Tobias, Dr. Walt Larimore, and listeners like you. Also, Al Andrews shares a dramatic reading from his book of his story A Walk One Winter Night.
Dec 8, 2017
Season 1 | Episode 3: Holiday Family Memories
With all of the stress and busyness of the season, we sometimes forget the best memories come not from the gift but the time spent with family. Kathi Lipp reminds us of the importance of family -- especially during the holiday season -- and Bob Hoose gives a dramatic reading of Jerry Camery-Hoggatt’s story When Mom was Eleven Foot Four. Also, listeners share some of their most treasured Christmas memories.
Dec 1, 2017
Season 1 | Episode 2: Christmas Traditions
Christmas is a time when we turn to family traditions – both new and old. Listen in as guests Bill and Pam Farrel and Melanie Shankle share some of their favorite traditions and memories. Joni Eareckson Tada will also share the story behind a classic Christmas carol.
Nov 20, 2017
Season 1 | Episode 1: Childhood Memories of Christmas
The most wonderful time of the year is here at last! Join us as we remember favorite Christmas memories from childhood with Dr. Kevin Leman, Erin MacPherson, Angie Smith, LeRoy Wagner and Julie Barnhill, as well as stories from our listeners.