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10 Tips for a Better Quiet Time in 2021

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.

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!

Do You Believe That God Is For You?

What if I were to live like God was for me and not against me? What would life be like if I walked in confidence like that of a child who has been adopted forever, like one who knows and believes they have been chosen to be part of a forever family?

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....

Top 10 Holiday Relationship Tips

Let’s toss out the glossy trappings of the magazine spreads and follow God’s example of making sending love the core of the holiday!  Here are some important relationship principles using the letters of C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S.! to help you...

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. 

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.

On Loving Those Teenage Girls

I wish I could give a list of guaranteed ways to win the heart of a teenager, but we all know there are no such guarantees.

So how do you love and guide those teenage girls, whose worlds are spinning so frantically?

Light Bites for Healthier Holidays

For all the holiday get-togethers you're planning, it can be to fix something nutritious as well as delicious.  

Here are some excellent ideas to serve to family and friends that will please the pallet and feed the body. 

10 Beautiful Scriptures for Your Christmas Cards

This Christmas, when signing your cards, will you take an extra minute or two to be a blessing to someone and to share your faith with believers and nonbelievers through His Word?  His Word is Truth and Life, and by sharing it, there’s no telling the impact that extra minute or two will make.

3 Relationship Tips to Help You Survive the Holidays

Unique personalities, unusual circumstances, and unexpected issues can turn even the most anticipated holiday gatherings into a time of stress and exhaustion.

This Holiday Season, let’s do more than just “survive.” Let’s purpose to enjoy every single moment. It can done! I know I’m determined to make it happen and I hope these tips will encourage you as well...

5 Things a Wife Needs (But Doesn’t Know How to Ask For)

There are numerous things wives need from their husbands, but they don’t know how to articulate them, or they fear the question will bring tension.   More than 200 women were recently asked: What is something you need from your husband, but you don’t know how to ask him for it? 

Here are the top five responses...

3 Ways to Stop the Comparison Game Today

We’ve all played the game. You know it and I know it, the comparison game is one that rears it’s ugliness and traps us even in our best moments. Somehow, someway this comparison game runs rampant among women.

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

ARE YOU A CHRISTMAS CONTROL GIRL?

Every year, when I flip the calendar to December, I get caught up in making Christmas "perfect".  It causes me to have heightened expectations about how everything should look and taste and be.  Can you relate?

Let this help you learn to surrender, and let Christmas...be Christmas.

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