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High School Students React to Anonymous Compliment Box

One compliment can truly make a difference in someone’s life. These high school students set up boxes all around their high school where anyone can write notes to anonymously compliment each other.  The response was overwhelming and all of the love spread like wildfire! 

AIDING AGING PARENTS

It’s not easy to watch your parents age. Helping parents transition into the later years can be a delicate matter, but there are ways you can help them ease into the elderly stage and to cope better.  

But Mommy, You Were Too Busy

As I successfully continued my tidying around the house, my daughter called me again. “Mom, are you coming? I really need you!” “Yes, honey, just give Mommy one more minute. I’ve got to get this done.”

7 Ways to Pray When Your Child Goes Astray

How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child start spiraling downward?  How can you trust that God ultimately has "good" in mind when it all looks so bad?

Take heart and find encouragement when you start praying these prayers for your child.

Spending Time Together

Work, school, homework, after school activities, friends all compete for time on the family calendar. But Family time can serve as an escape from the demands and deadlines of daily life, and builds strong relationships.

Here are some easy, fun ideas to help make the most of time spent together.

10 Ways to Reconnect After Baby

“First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage.”  But after baby, what happens to love and marriage? If you’ve made that transition from married to married with kids, you know that reconnecting as a couple is difficult to maneuver.
Here are some tips to get you through the first weeks, months (and maybe years) of child-rearing.

6 CHRISTIAN MOVIES WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2019

For Christian movies fans, 2018 was a memorable year.  We saw yet another film shock Hollywood with its box office success (I Can Only Imagine). We also watched films about the New Testament (Paul: Apostle of Christ), the Old Testament (Samson), and about American military life (Indivisible and Unbroken: Path to Redemption).

2019 will likely will be another noteworthy year for faith-based movies.  Here are six Christian films we’re looking forward to watching:

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. 

Your Child's Shrinking Attention Span

The constant noise of media has stunted a child’s ability to pay attention to anything that isn’t exploding on screen.

So what can parents do to offset this trend...?

When Fitness Goals Hurt More Than Help

When does “getting in shape” become something I worship, so focused on achieving specific visual results that I’m never truly content with my appearance, never able to be grateful for the body God has given me?

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. 

10 Tips for a Better Quiet Time in 2019

As this New Year dawn, many of us are looking for resolutions that will truly change our lives. I encourage you to consider making a daily, meaningful quiet time spent in Bible reading and prayer one of your resolutions in the New Year.

10 Christmas Carols that Tell the Real Story of Christmas

The first few notes of “O Holy Night,” and the Peanuts singing, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” stir the true spirit of Christmas in our souls. Many of the Christmas Carols that have become part of the tapestry of our every December are woven from the very One who was, is, and always will be.

Here are 10 well-known Christmas carols whose lyrics tell the real meaning of Christmas

How to Find Peace in the Midst of Holiday Chaos

During the Christmas rush, our homes are far from silent, calm, still, or peaceful. The holiday momentum builds the day after Thanksgiving; the house is noisy, busy, hustling, bustling, and brimming over with activity and stress to the point of near exhaustion.

There is a solution! We can intentionally cut the Christmas chaos this year. The five steps to doing so spell the word PEACE....

Holiday Tablescapes - Fresh finds to inspire any table

It’s time to take your entertaining dreams and inspirations and make them a reality.

Create a holiday tablescape to set the mood and serve as the focal point for your holiday party or get-together so you can have the prettiest and most festive holiday party possible. 

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