Count Up

Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

Do thoughts about the upcoming holidays cause angst instead of excitement?

Sometimes the way we celebrate Christmas feels more like a race to win, or an event to avoid, than the peace-filled experience its meant to be.

Friend, we have experienced holiday overwhelm to the extreme.

But, we’ve also begun to understand how important this season is to prepare our hearts to recognize the birth of our Savior, Jesus.

We realize Christmas isn’t a holiday to count down to — but up to.

So, we’ve invited some of our friends to join us in hosting the Count Up virtual event.

by attending, you can expect to:

  • Receive encouragement as you prepare for the upcoming holiday season
  • Fellowship with others seeking peace this Christmas
  • Realize practical steps you can take to decrease overwhelm
    • Glean wisdom from others to increase your joy
    • Understand you aren’t alone with the burden to make Christmas perfect
    • Cultivate a heart filled with peace as 2022 comes to a close

The virtual event will be emailed on
November 1- 4, 2022

We will end with a live Zoom event on
Nov 5, 2022 AT 8 AM pt/11 AM et

Day One – Cultivating a Christmas Heart


Nothing is Impossible with God: Speaker Jennifer Elwood

Bonus Video Interviews:

The Advent Journey with Jennifer Bryant and Jennifer Elwood

The Gift of Birth with Sonia Amin and Jennifer Elwood

The Women of Christmas with Devonne White and Angie Baughman

Day Two – Setting Christmas Expectations


Expectations for Christmas: Speaker Cassia Elder

Bonus Video Interviews:

Christmas Newsletters with Kelly Wilbanks and Jennifer Elwood

Blended Family Christmas with Cheryl Shumake and Angie Baughman

Christmas Made Simple with Mary Rooney Armand and Angie Baughman

Day Three – Reclaiming Christmas Joy


Refreshment with Jesus with Julie Ademe

Bonus Video Interviews:

The Gift of Joy with Melissa Smith and Jennifer Elwood

Fully-Present Relationships with Marvita Franklin and Jennifer Elwood

Prayer Prompts with Peg Arnold and Angie Baughman

Day Four – Managing Christmas Stress


Talk to Your Triggers: Speaker Angie Baughman

Bonus Video Interviews:

Christmas Soul-Care with Tiffany Jo Baker and Angie Baughman

Jesus as Cornerstone with Marcy Bursac and Jennifer Elwood

Rest as a Superpower with Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young and Angie Baughman

Live Zoom Event

Unmet Christmas Expectations with Allison K. Daniels

Practical Gift Ideas with Sandi Baete

Lots of Giveaways from our speakers

Meet Your Hosts

Jenni Elwood

Jenni is an author, speaker, podcaster and founder of The Refuge Women’s Bible Study Community.

Angie Baughman

Angie is a pastor, author, podcaster and founder of          Steady On Ministries.

Meet Your Guest Presenters

Cassia Elder

Allison K. Daniels


Julie Ademe


Sandi Baete

DeVonne White

Jennifer Bryant


Dr. Sonia Amin


Mary Rooney Armand

Peg Arnold

Kelly Wilbanks


Cheryl Shumake


Melissa Smith


Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young

Tiffany Jo Baker


Marvita Franklin


Marcy Bursac


We Hope You Join Us!

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