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Setting Goals for a Good Year of Marriage

Resolutions are rarely kept past 30 days, but goals can be life changing. More than good intentions, goals help you put in place concrete steps to create a different life, and a different kind of love. So as a couple, take some time to dream together!

How God Uses Messy Moms to Fulfill His Plan

No matter how good we try to be as mothers, there are simply some days we look back on and stamp with a big red “FAIL.”  We simply need the encouragement and hope that comes from a sure confidence in the overcoming grace of a sovereign God.

A One-Word Resolution

Dennis' goal for the year was to pick a single word, just one, and let that word come alive in his life over a twelve-month period. His challenge for me was to do the same thing, to try out a word of my own. 

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work: Make a Health Plan

The holiday season’s air is thick with New Year's resolutions; well intended, but far more likely to fail than succeed. So let’s re-frame those good intentions and agree that any time of year is a great time to make changes that improve your health and life.

The Day After Christmas....Now What?

For you, is Christmas about feelings of expectation and euphoria, followed by feelings of disappointment and despair?  Or is there something more to be gained from the passing of Christmas Day?

How to Seek Christ in Christmas

Somehow, I’ve gone from Buddy the Elf to the Grinch. I’ve gone on a downward spiral from loving Christmas to dreading its coming.  But, I don’t want it to be this way!

Learn how to regain the joy of the season....

God Passed This Mom a Supernatural Note of Encouragement

After singing at church, this family’s car was destroyed by a drunk driver. Miraculously, all family members survived.
See how God picked this family back up and saw them through healing and doubt, to give them a life-changing ministry to others.

Who was St. Nicholas?

We have assigned so many attributes to St. Nick - except maybe some historical facts!  Where did St. Nicholas come from, and how do we separate historical fact from holiday fiction?  

Here's a narrative you can share with your family to help everyone appreciate Christmas all the more. 

4 Phrases Every Man Should Tell His Wife, No Questions Asked

When I say these things, I see the smile in her heart and the relief in her eyes. I know what she needs to hear to feel safe, cherished, and appreciated.

These are the top four phrases a husband can say to his wife to put action behind the words, "I love you."

Beauty in Every Broken Christmas

Where are you spending Christmas this year? Maybe the more important question is,where is your heart this Christmas? Are you hurting, alone, grieving?

You can experience joy this Christmas.  Let us give you something to reflect on....

25 Joyful Prayers to Ready Your Heart for Christmas

As we focus our hearts on Jesus this Christmas season, we can offer Him one prayer each day, focusing on who He is and all He has done for us! When we are reminded of who Jesus is, and turn our eyes to Him, in an ever-changing world, we are reminded that He truly is the Savior of the World.

Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?

The Christian community is somewhat divided on the issue of taking medicine for mental health issues. There is even division over whether “mental health issues” are even biblical. Yet the Bible seems to present a balanced view of both medical and spiritual approaches.

How Would Jesus Celebrate Christmas?

Most years I tend to lose sight of Jesus somewhere between the deals of Black Friday and the dawn of a new year.  As I fight to carve out the time to consider the sacred, I keep wondering how Jesus would celebrate His birth.  If Jesus were still walking the earth, what would He be doing this Christmas? Here's my best guess.

5 Simple Tips for Reclaiming Family Time

I assumed that once the diapers came off the busyness of life with kids would begin to settle down.  Boy was I wrong!

It’s actually more like: we immediately filled the water bottles, put on the cleats and leotards, and headed to the gym or the field!

If this describes you, here are 5 handy tips to help us refocus and reclaim our time!

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