Faith

The Difference Between Religion and the Gospel

Is there a difference between spirituality and religion? How about religion and the gospel? In the book Getting to Know Jesus, the author shares this quote from Pastor Mark Driscoll that explains what he sees as the difference between religion and the gospel: The...

New Life in Christ 30 Day Bible Reading Plan

Happy New Year, my sweet friend. Is the New Year motivating you to resolutions and plans to create a new “YOU”? Give thought to creating your new you by the power of your new life in Christ. This New Life in Christ 30 Day Bible Reading plan will walk you through...

Family

Air Fryer Baked Ravioli

Awhile back at one of my favorite restaurants, I was able to splurge on a wonderful appetizer of fried ravioli. Crispy coated and served with marinara dipping sauce, fried ravioli taste amazing, but are also high in fat and calories. When I got an air fryer, I was...

Trust Your Instincts

Being single is tough. Being single and 44 (well, 45 on March 7 - send me money) is often beyond tough. It feels like being a cast away on a deserted island with only Wilson the volleyball to appreciate your company. I knew a long time ago that I was most likely not...

25 Best Instant Pot Recipes Side Dishes

If you are an Instant Pot owner, you know the Instant Pot pressure cooker is amazing for delicious, tender meats, soups, stews, and even casseroles. But did you know that the Best Instant Pot Recipes are often for side dishes?  We love using our Instant Pot to create...

Fitness

10 Weight Watchers Freestyle Decadent Dessert Recipes

Just because you are following the Weight Watchers program does not mean you need to give up desserts! Check out these 10 Weight Watchers Freestyle decadent dessert recipes.  Our list includes cobblers, ice cream, cake, muffins and more, and each one is 6 points or...

10 Weight Watchers Freestyle Low Point Snack Recipes

Just because you are trying to lose weight doesn't mean you have to give up snacking. Snacks can be part of a healthy weight loss program. The key is to choose healthy snacks that won't put you over your points goal for the day. The following snack recipes are healthy...

12 Scrumptious Smoothie Bowl Recipes

These 12 scrumptious smoothie bowl recipes are a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack. Smoothies are a wonderful breakfast or snack on the go because they incorporate healthy fruit, protein, and even vegetables. A hot food trend right now is smoothie bowls. Why...

I Can Only Imagine Movie Release

I Can Only Imagine Movie Release

  The song I CAN ONLY IMAGINE by MercyMe made history in 2014 as the first song to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. It was also one of the first in a growing number of contemporary Christian songs that have become cross-over hits in the secular...

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Hot Toddy Recipe to Feel Better Fast

Hot Toddy Recipe to Feel Better Fast

The winter season can be tough when it comes to staying away from germs. Are you looking for a delicious, healthy drink that will make you feel better ASAP? This Hot Toddy recipe to feel better fast will do it! Please note that the adult version contains alcohol and...

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Why Do We Celebrate the Lord’s Supper?

Why Do We Celebrate the Lord’s Supper?

Since Jesus first instituted the Lord's Supper (or Communion) on the night before his death, Christians around the world have participated in the practice of Holy Communion. There is a mystery and significance to communion that makes it worthy of additional study and...

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