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The Right Words (of Encouragment) at the Right Time

Has someone ever spoken words that helped you see something valuable or unique about yourself that you had never seen before?  Perhaps you need to hear them today. If so, let God speak them over you through His promises...

5 Things Single Women are Dying for Single Men to Know

If you are a single guy who is following Jesus, we understand that you probably don’t mistreat us on purpose. We also know that there is no such thing as a relationship without risk. But here are five things that would help our hearts tremendously for you to be more diligent about.

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.

15 Fun Summer Dates for You and Your Spouse

Research shows time and again that those married couples who date regularly, and furthermore, try new activities together, tend to have more meaningful relationships.

Here are some fun romantic ideas that will encourage time together that will hopefully create lifelong memories.

Dinnertime Drama

My temptation is to give up and scrap family dinners completely. It would be much easier to let the kids eat PBJ sandwiches in front of the TV while my husband and I hide in our bedroom eating bowls of cereal. This would certainly be the more peaceful route.

But peace isn’t our goal.

The Ultimate Simplicity Practice

No matter how busy your day is, take your to-do lists and try to look at them with God’s eyes rather than your own.
When I do this, I always find myself making some changes to what I thought were the number-one priorities.

Build a Budget-Friendly Grocery List

Think healthy eating has to be expensive? Think again. Comparing cost per nutrients when searching for nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, whole grains and milk can not only save you money, but can affect your health in the long run. 

10 Lies the World Tells You about Marriage

In a time where the divorce rate has risen to around 50%, the culture believes it has marriage all figured out.  But in order for marriage to work as it was intended, we have to go back to the source, the blueprint, and the original intent for marriage - in order to cherish it and save it.

The Thing About Casting Cares: You Have to Let Go

Even though we know God carries our burdens, how often do we keep carrying all that stuff around - the worries, the uncertainties, the burdens - in our minds, in our hearts...

How do we finally get rid of those cares and carry trust instead?

4 Ways to Embrace the Season You're In

In order to keep a good attitude, we really need to embrace our current seasons instead of stressing about it.
Every season we go through in life, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable, has some benefits, even if they are small ones that we really have to search for.

Build a 30-Day Buffer by Curbing Your Expenses

Life happens, job loss happens, health-related emergencies happen. It’s not a matter of IF, it’s just a matter of WHEN. So how can you start preparing a safety net in order to be able to respond to life’s unexpected turns?

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!

Budget-Friendly Road Trip Tips

With warm weather season in full swing, now is the time to start planning your fun family getaways. If you are concerned about affording it all, here are some tips to help you have fun and save money on your next vacation.

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.

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?

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