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Have a Sizzling, Sparkling Fourth

On July 4th, the perfect party calls for friends, food, fireworks and plenty of red, white and blue. It's an easy party to pull off!  We've created a patriotic themed spread of sweet and savory treats to provide star-spangled fun for everyone!

Heat Stroke Treatment and Prevention

With summer temperatures soaring as they are, it's important to know the typical symptoms of heat stroke. Knowing both the indications and treatments for heat stroke can be a life-saver!

Instilling the Meaning of Independence Day

What does the Fourth of July mean to contemporary Americans? For many it means a day off from work and little more. To others it means an opportunity to "party," roast hot dogs, and watch fireworks.  But to the Founders of our nation, it meant far more.

Some amazing insight into the birth of our country that you can share with your family!

Olympic Gymnast Leans On God After Miscarriage

Watch as 2008 Olympic Medal winner Shawn Johnson and husband Andrew walk us through the ups and downs of their hectic careers, early years of marriage, and even the heartbreak of miscarriage - to discover time and time again, that their ultimate hope is in God. 

Fun in the Sun

Enjoying the great outdoors is a perfect way to create fun memories with family or friends. Here are some recipe and activity ideas to make your family's summer loads of fun!

Award-Winning Outdoor Space Inspiration

Renovating your home’s outdoors not only brings beauty but provides a host of recreational benefits. Taking a look at these award-winning projects to get your own ideas!

Change Your Kids for the Better - Fast!

If your kids regularly embarrass and frustrate you with their disrespect and rebellion, you may think you're fighting a losing battle with them. But you can win their respect – and quickly, too – without a futile power struggle.

Why You Should Get Coffee with Jesus

In case the concept of spending quiet time with God is unfamiliar to you (as it was to me for a long time), it’s basically taking time either within your normal prayer time or throughout the day to get silent before God and listen for His voice.

...sort of like having coffee with a friend....

The Ultimate Guide for the Smart Traveler

With Americans traveling more than ever today, both domestically and internationally, traveling smart is a must if you want to get the most out of your vacation without spending more.

10 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed Out

When stress eventually turned into anxiety and depression, I decided since Jesus said, “Come to me those who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt 11:28), there must be a better solution.

Today, I’d like to share Ten Surprising Reasons Why You’re Stressed and Simple Ways to Restore God’s Peace to your soul too!

Reinventing Yourself in Seasons of Change

While the seasons of life spin uncertainties and sometimes unwelcomed change, they are proof that God doesn’t want us to stay the same. He wants us to change with our seasons, growing in beauty, wisdom, and passion. 

How to Plan for a Future Vacation

After a long year stuck at home, now may be the perfect time to start thinking about a family vacation! Consider these tips for planning a future trip – even if you’re not certain exactly when you’ll take it.

How to Combine Learning and Summer Fun

Summer break is great for kids to cut loose and take a break from school, but parents and teachers know well, the “summer slide” can set in and make for a rocky start to a new school year come fall.
Help your kids stay engaged through fun, educational summer activities and programs in your area!

3 Tips for Deep Worship and Praise

Worship is not only about hymns, but it's about humble openness, willingness and readiness to soak in the Creator, the Author and the Perfector of faith. It is about seeing his glory beyond the alerts, schedules and notifications continually pinging you

Weight Loss Tips for Real Life

Chances are you've been down the weight loss road before. And chances are just as good that you've gained it all back. But don't despair; there are ways to avoid the dreaded yo-yo.  Here are some helpful ways to put the yo-yo away and achieve your weight-loss goals.

5 Tips for Gardening with Kids

After months of cool weather, everyone's itching to get outside and get to that garden.  Here are some ways to get the youngest family members in on the action, too; creating a positive first experience with gardening...

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