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Christian Planning for the New Year

As we head into a new year, we’re bombarded with messages about goal-setting and planning. But, Christian planning for the new year should look different, than the world’s.

Starting the New Year off Right

The moment the wrapping is off the gifts, our culture starts screaming, “New Year, New You!” We start scrambling for goals, special words, and new strategies. But, what if we approached this year differently? What if we acted out of the overflow of our relationship with God?

Families Change: Handling Holiday Gatherings

Families change, it’s a fact of life. But, dealing with your mom’s new boyfriend at Christmas dinner is a whole different story. No one really signs up for that! How are we supposed to handle it?

Praying Scripture for Anxiety and Stress Relief

Praying scripture for anxiety and stress relief reorients our attention, calms our fears, and honors God. Here are 25 verses and prayers you can turn to when you’re feeling stressed and anxious.

Five Keys to Keeping Christ in Christmas

It’s so easy to let our relationship with God get buried under the weight of the holiday season! Here are five keys to keeping Christ in Christmas!

Coping with an Emotional Speedbump

My boyfriend’s daughter’s wedding triggered a surprise emotional breakdown. Learn how I coped with it and where you can turn to handle wayward emotions..

A Covenant Promise

It’s hot. Really hot for the end of September in Indiana. It’s been a while since I’ve been in my home state and I’ve never been in this tiny town of 600 people west of Indianapolis, but I remember September in Indiana being much more Fall-ish in than this blue-skied day has turned out. Guests …

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Your Story is Beautiful. Yes, Yours.

I see you. You can remember moments of joy in your life and so many individual moments of pain. You look a specific way, feel a certain way, and live a distinct way. You’re a completely unique combination of dreams, experiences, habits, loves, lessons learned, and potential to be realized. You have struggles and internal …

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What Are You Forgetting?

I’m at that age where I forget why I walked into a room on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. Truth be told, I’ve been like that most of my life, so I think it’s less about my age and more about having too many thoughts in my head at one time. At least, that’s what …

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5 Steps to a Stress-Free Christmas

It IS possible! A Christmas that honors God and brings joy to your family without leaving you exhausted and overwhelmed!