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Lose Weight: Use a Meal Plan

Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone grocery shopping on an empty stomach or without a shopping list. Don’t worry, I’m raising my hand too! And the times we did, we let a few "comfort foods" slip into your shopping cart.

Here are some easy ways to encourage weight loss that are fun and simple. Even better, they’ll save you money too!

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....

4 Truths to Remember When You Hate Your Body

A licensed professional counselor talks about the power that self-talk has on body image - and how our belief about our bodies can leverage so much influence on how we do overall in life.

School's Out For Summer

How can we make the most of summertime for our teenagers? Let them sleep until noon and have video game marathons? No!  Have them join the work force. Getting a summer job is a rite of passage, a step on the path to independence.

How to Stop Going to Food Instead of God

When I meditate on the connection between my physical body and my spiritual health, my food obsession suddenly loses its luster. I see it as bondage, keeping me from the relationship with God I so desire.

Contentment: A Key to Keeping Your Love Alive

In our marriage, I have learned that even though some of the things I want are good things, accepting and being content with what God has given us can be the best thing. And that choice can make all the difference in our happiness together.

7 Reasons to Pray and Not Lose Heart

Do you ever get discouraged in prayer? Have you prayed and prayed for something, but aren’t seeing answers from the Lord that you would like to see?

If so, here are seven Biblical reasons that will encourage you to pray and not lose heart.

10 Things You Never Need to Worry About

As I’ve grown older, I’ve made it a point to not waste a day worrying about something I can’t control.

Here are ten things that you never need to worry about if you follow God’s trustworthy Word and depend on the One who can do all things...

Five Wholesome Snacks for Families On-the-Go

A busy family schedule means there's less time to gather around the dinner table, let alone making sure what you're feeding your family is healthy.
Here are some convenient, wholesome, on-the-go snacks that are ready when it's time to head to play practice or ballet lessons. 

Summer Fun for the Not-So-Slim

Summer fun is not reserved for the young, tan, fit mom. It’s for every mom who’s playing in the sand, not thinking about how she looks while doing it. I don’t owe my kids a hot mom, but I do owe them a joyful one, every summer, no matter my size or shape

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