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SIMPLE, SATISFYING WEEKNIGHT SOLUTIONS

Balancing a busy lifestyle with healthy food choices can certainly become a tall task.  Here's a delicious meal idea that incorporates easy-to-use, versatile ingredients.  You can have flavorful main courses, sides and appetizers ready in under an hour!

How You Can be Single and Happy

“Are you dating someone?” “When are you going to find a husband?” “Don’t you want to get married?”

Most of these questions come from sympathetic people, but sometimes they come from those who expect you to measure up to their idea of what your life should be.

How Faith-Based Films Are Taking Over Hollywood

Faith-based films have been getting bigger and better over the years. In fact, the main topic on an episode of ‘CBS Sunday Morning' is how films about the power of faith and prayer are taking over Hollywood.

6 Ways to Know God's Will for Your Life

I often think to myself, "I just want to know God's will for my life." But what I really want to know is the future.  But God is not obliged to show us what lies around the corner.

When you wonder what God’s will is, here are 6 ways to help point the way....

Confessions of a Hyper-Planner

Without even realizing it, I sometimes act as though I have total possession over my time. My grip gets even tighter when I have less time. I begin operating under the assumption that I own my time; therefore, any interruption of it causes irritation, defensiveness and increased stress.
Does that describe you?

12 Tips to have a ROCKIN' Garage Sale!

With cooler temperatures on the horizon, now is the time to get ready for a fall garage sale. Here are some simple steps to help you have a successful, money-making sale.

This Woman Realizes a POWERFUL Truth About Her Wedding Ring

We all look for love; many of us fill our hearts with material things when we don’t find it. This powerful film tells the story of Ali, who, after attaching her self-worth to a beautiful wedding ring, learns a priceless lesson in generosity that will last her a lifetime.

What is it in your life that is holding you back from loving the life God gave you?

5 Ways To Pray When You're Too Stressed To Know How

Sometimes, it takes more faith to fall apart with Jesus than praying for faith to stop it from happening. I began praying new intimate prayers. I began finding spiritual whitespace: making room for rest instead of ignoring my wounding and exhaustion.

As I took the journey to find rest, I uncovered Five Soulful Ways to Pray When You Don't Know How:

How to Know if You're a Good Spouse

When my husband and I returned home from our honeymoon and settled in to our apartment as a married couple, we thought we were prepared, right?

Not so much....

Sweet Spring Desserts

When the scent of fresh blooms begins to fill the air, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over dessert as you enjoy this season of refreshment.  Try these creamy, homemade Blueberry Key Lime Cheesecake Bars!

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

As a parent, you know that if your child is eating healthy, that goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and improving moods while also reducing risk of health problems.  

Set your children on a path to making lifelong nutritious choices with these delicious recipe ideas!

SURPRISE! Best Pregnancy Announcement Reactions!

Parents will never forget the moment they told their family they were having a baby! Especially these parents--who caught the hysterical and heartwarming reactions of their family on video! Here are our all-time favorite reactions of family members finding out their loved ones are having a baby!

"Isn't It About Time You Got Married?"

While I laugh at both well-meaning friends and rude acquaintances for asking this, they are really only voicing questions I have in my own head. I just don't ask them because I know there aren't answers.

Is Social Media Stealing Your Joy?

Social media is an inescapable part of our society.  But recently, research has been released that concludes there actually are negative side effects associated with social media. Many of the findings discuss how it impacts mental health; it is a joy thief that makes us sadder and more anxious.

Whether you believe in research or not, consider the following 10 questions to determine if social media is stealing your joy...

How to Help Your Kid Prepare for College

A lot of teenagers head to college without any idea about how money works. Ten years from now, they’ll more than likely be loaded up with student loan bills. It’s a scary trend that keeps getting worse.

Don’t let that happen to your college kid. Help them understand these issues before they step into that first class. 

7 Practical Ways to be a More Patient Parent

Be slow to speak. Be quick to listen. Be slow to get angry. It’s so counter-intuitive, but this is what God prescribes for us as parents.

Here are some lessons we’ve learned to help us ensure that we aren’t sowing seeds of anger, but seeds of patience into the lives of our children.

Caffeine’s Benefits and Dangers

Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing....

Letting Go of Negative Self-Talk

Time to stop comparing with the image of beauty the world sets before us. Time to stop talking like the eternal self-critic. Time to let go of the over-emphasis on the number thing with the bathroom scale. Stop the negative self talk and choose to move forward, believing the truth of what God says about you.

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