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My mind raced with questions:  Why did this happen? What did I do wrong? Could I have prevented this?  The weight of these questions haunted me and left me feeling like it was my fault that my little boy had autism....

Top 4 Questions Singles Dread and What to Ask Instead

Family members do mean well during holiday get-togethers.  They ask questions that single people absolutely dread.

Here are some of the questions single Christians hate hearing the most during the holidays, and better questions to ask instead. 

A Prayer to Give Fear the Boot

Fear stands at the doorway of our destinies and dares us to step inside. It bullies us into believing that if we step across the threshold we will fail, or worse yet, God will fail us....

No, Your Child’s Bad Choice Does Not Make You a Bad Mom

I had this nifty little equation cemented in my mind. It went like this: crying baby = bad mom.  Well, at least one of my children has misbehaved or made foolish choices. I guess that puts me in bold contention for worst mom of the year. Or decade.

Or does it?

Thanksgiving: The Power of a Thankful Heart

It is not always easy to give thanks, but this is the very thing we must do in order to see God's will accomplished in our lives. This is how we move into higher realms of faith for ourselves, for our city, and for our nation...

Some Reasons You Aren't Ready For a Relationship

You’re single. The novelty of a bachelor/bachelorette lifestyle wore off long ago, and you’re ready to meet someone and settle down.  Here are some ways to help you determine if you're ready for a relationship....

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?

5 One Pot Meals: Easy Dinners for Busy Nights

Count 'em -- 5 recipes to cover a whole week, and each one only uses one pot to prepare (OK, not counting the cutting board!)

Here are not only some great recipes, but some quick easy techniques, for those days when you need a quick, easy to clean up meal for the whole family.

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....

How to Trust God When Things Are Falling Apart

How do I trust God when it seems He didn’t come through? Have you ever asked this question?
Following Him forward on an unknown path is frightening, especially when the ground beneath us gives way and the hands that hold us are the same hands that allowed it to quake.

KEEPING FIT AND HAVING FUN AS WE AGE

Regular physical activity at any age can help you live longer, feel better and reduce health problems. But far too many people, including baby boomers, don't get the exercise they need.  Here's how boomers can find ways to get their bodies moving so they can live longer, healthier lives.

Don’t Let Food Cloud Your Focus This Thanksgiving

Approach holiday eating from a faith-based intuitive eating perspective, then a season of true abundance and gratitude opens up.  Here are three key points we can keep in mind so we don’t let food overwhelm our focus this Thanksgiving...

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! 

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