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When the Season Isn’t What You Expected

Leslie Basham: Author Carolyn McCulley grew up loving her family’s holiday traditions.

Carolyn McCulley: For me, Christmas was always one of the big moments! You have all your special candles burning, you have all your special lights, and the food . . .

Leslie: And she imagined passing those traditions on to her own family someday.

Carolyn: I thought I would have my own husband, my own children, and those moments of, “Oooh! Look at what Mommy gave me!” 

Leslie: But in her thirties, Carolyn was struck by how different reality had become. 

Carolyn: My Christmas mornings weren’t what I pictured.  

Leslie: As a single woman, she struggled through Christmas mornings alone. 

Carolyn: I remember the difficulty of lining up my expectations with what God was actually doing, and thinking, This isn’t good, God. How did You allow this to happen? And it took a couple …

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About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through Revive Our Hearts and the True Woman movement, calling them to heart revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for Christ and His Word is infectious, and permeates her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and two daily nationally syndicated radio programs—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him.

She has authored twenty-two books, including Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, Seeking Him (coauthored), Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together, and You Can Trust God to Write Your Story (coauthored with her husband). Her books have sold more than five million copies and are reaching the hearts of women around the world. Nancy and her husband, Robert, live in Michigan.