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When It’s Good to Be Discontent

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It is good to be content with what we have, but sometimes dissatisfaction is totally okay. I’ve always struggled with materialism. I grew up with the idea that the more you had, the better you were. It’s been hard to fight that mentality, but I’m getting a handle on it slowly. I’ve found the accumulation of […]

30 Things You Can Do to Bless Others This Season

30 Ways to Bless Others This Season - This is a great time of year for random acts of kindness. No one will think you

This is a great time of year for random acts of kindness. No one will think you’re all that weird or random. Plus, it’s fun. Christmas will be here before you know it, and I bet you’ve got great plans, don’t you? This is my 18th Christmas as a mother and I know all about […]

Advent Traditions for Kids

Advent Traditions for Kids - Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. See what these families do to observe Advent and countdown the days until Christmas.

Advent is an excellent time to share with your kids the joy there is in Christ and how very much we need Him. See what these families do to observe Advent and count down the days until Christmas. In my adult life I don’t know that I paid much attention to holiday traditions until I […]

5 Ways to Help You Be More Content This Holiday Season

How to Be More Content This Holiday Season

Check out these five ways to be more content this holiday season — no matter your income.

Making God’s Agenda Mine

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My to-do list has a heart divided. What if its sole purpose was to follow God? As a writer, blogger, and highly competitive person, I care a lot, probably too much, about what people think about me. I don’t know that I sit and stew about it or say something other than what I mean, […]

Enjoying the Gift

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The woman looked at the package with anticipation. What could be inside? What had she been given? Upon opening it, she got a thrill up and down her spine. It was exactly what she wanted. She was about to take it out of the box and then she thought again. What if it got broken? What if […]

Bon Courage!

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You don’t need luck. You need courage. Years ago I stopped using the phrase, Good luck. Unless I was being sarcastic, of course. “Good luck with that” is probably a pet saying of mine, but I don’t use the phrase seriously. I don’t really buy it. Yes, there is chance, but I don’t think that […]

The Hard Truth is that It is Hard

The Hard Truth is that It is Hard - This parenting gig is not for the faint of heart. But, it

This parenting gig is not for the faint of heart. But, it’s a great way to see God work. This weekend we watched a review copy of a movie I’d been sent. Mom’s Night Out is a cute, little comedy about a group of moms who just want a little break from the challenges of their reality. The […]