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8 Ways to Know if God Is Closing a Door

Many times, we pray for open doors, but there are also times when the Lord closes doors. Whether the door is shut for a short time or indefinitely, we should intentionally listen for His voice. How?

Here are 8 ways to know how....

3 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Living in the Past

It can be easy to live in the past instead of focusing on the here and now. How many times have you replayed a decision or event over and over in your head, wondering if a different choice might have yielded a better result? I’ve definitely done that before.

But living in the past is no way to live out today.

4 Marks of a Healthy Marriage

I thought I knew a lot about marriage when we stood before our family and friends because I had memorized Ephesians 5 and read some books, but the following months proved I didn’t know much at all...

What Anorexia Taught Me about Self-Worth

We want others’ approval. We want to be admired and respected. We want to accomplish our goals, which can involve an appetite for competition. This is human nature, but if left unchecked, it can result in the same distorted sense of self-worth....

Former Student Goes Back to His Old High School to Thank His Former Teacher

What impact do teachers make in shaping the lives of their students?  Wouldn't you love to go back to an old school and let a teacher know how he or she changed your life?  This teacher had that opportunity - as this former student returned to his old high school to let her know the many ways she had influenced his life to become the man that he is today! 

Tears of joy!

3 Keys to Contentment

Often we’re discontent with the superficial things in our lives. We’re trained to want bigger, better, newer, faster, more expensive.
Whether you are struggling to feel content with the material things in your life, or something a little deeper, I’ve found these three principles help to refocus our perspective.

Weight Loss and Aging

It is sadly true that the older you get, the easier it is to gain weight unintentionally—and the harder it is to lose that weight.  But here’s the good news: It’s still possible to lose weight and keep it off at any age.

Here's how...

5 Ways to Empower Kids to End Bullying

From the classroom to the internet, bullying can lead to poor self-image in children, and has had disastrous consequences. In fact, members of Generation Z believe bullying is the biggest issue facing their generation, according to new data.

Consider these ideas to help your kids learn how to overcome, avoid and break down the cycle of bullying...

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.

5 Signs The Person You're Dating Is Not Your Future Spouse

Dating someone can bring such a fog to your discernment.  Your heart and your hormones pull out all the stops to keep you from objectively figuring out if this is "Mr. Right" or "Mr. Wrong"!

Let me help you, girlfriend!  Here are 5 concrete signs that will possibly help you from making one of the biggest mistakes of your life!

10 Ways to Simplify Back-to-School Shopping

While kids and parents alike await the start of a new school year, the back-to-school season is not without its share of stressors for busy families. .Adding some fun and excitement to the newness can help smooth the way.

A Prayer for When You Are Waiting on the Lord

Are you currently in a place of waiting? Though we’re all familiar with it, we can often grow wearing in our waiting, and our hearts grow heavy with worry and doubt.   Sometimes we might wonder if God has forgotten about us or given up on us....

But take heart...find your encouragement.

Manage ADD/ADHD Naturally

While ADD/ADHD can be challenging, there are plenty of strategies you can use to lessen its impact and help you lead a more focused, less stressful, fuller life.

You may not need drugs like Adderall, either.

How Do I Keep My Kids Safe Online?

Getting your child a smartphone because "everyone has one" creates a massive responsibility for parents.  Today's smartphones mean our children carry around 24/7 computers - along with all the Prevalent dangers to their well-being, mental and moral health, and safety.

Here are 5 ways we can begin to keep our kids safe online....

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