Faith

Getting to Know Jesus Online Bible Study

I want to know Jesus. For all my life, I've known about Jesus. Baptized as a baby, my parents took me to church every Sunday. I grew up knowing about Jesus from church, Sunday School, and Christian school. This foundational teaching is a blessing beyond measure. Yet...

Show Up at the Manger – A Christmas Devotion

Enjoy this Christmas devotion, Show Up at the Manger. My son Zack is special.  He's special for all sorts of reasons, but one reason is because he has unbridled enthusiasm.  He loves life and he loves it to the hilt. When Zack was very young he suffered a Traumatic...

3 Christmas Blessings for Your Children

Words are powerful. Did you know the Bible shows us the power of a parental blessing spoken upon our children? Blessings are meaningful any time of the year, but especially during the Christmas season when our hope is that our children focus on Jesus. Use these 3...

Family

20 Quick and Easy Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes

Founded by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig in April 2009, the Whole30 eating plan is designed to give a short-term nutrition reset, help you put an end to unhealthy cravings and habits, restore a healthy metabolism, heal your digestive tract, and balance your immune...

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Do you want to use your Air Fryer to make healthier meals that taste amazing? Check out this Air Fryer Chicken Tenders recipe for a delicious healthy dinner. Air Fryer Cooking An air fryer is like a small convection oven. Air fryers cook food by a mechanical fan that...

Instant Pot Short Ribs with Vegetables

If you are looking for an Instant Pot beef recipe that is absolutely loaded down with rich, hearty flavors and tons of colorful veggies, this Instant Pot Short Ribs with Vegetables recipe is for you. What are Short Ribs? Short ribs come from the beef chuck portion of...

Fitness

10 Weight Watchers Instant Pot Recipes

Do you have an Instant Pot and want to use it to make healthy, low calorie Weight Watchers recipes? We have the list for you with these 10 Weight Watchers Instant Pot recipes. With chicken, soup, lasagna and more, you are sure to find plenty of recipe options that you...

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

We often think of apples as a fall food, but apples aren't just for cool weather. With apples available year round, you can enjoy this treat anytime you are looking for a sweet dessert that is full of good-for-you flavors. Crisp, tart apples are especially tasty in...

Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas

Are you tired of the same 'ole, same 'ole with chicken? These easy and simple Instant Pot Chicken Carnitas are about to put a stop to that! If you are new to Instant Pot Cooking, be sure to check out our helpful series here: Instant Pot for Beginners and Beyond. The...

20 Ways to Eat More Mindfully

20 Ways to Eat More Mindfully

Have you ever received a stressful phone call and afterwards you suddenly find yourself standing at the kitchen counter munching through a bag of pretzels, and you aren't even quite sure how you go there? Or do you snack while working at the computer, only to realize...

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Do You Need Confession and Absolution?

Do You Need Confession and Absolution?

Confession is when we admit to God our sins and ask for His forgiveness. Absolution is forgiveness, often with the proclamation of forgiveness spoken out loud. Do you need confession and absolution? Yes! Do not underestimate the importance of true repentance in the...

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Air Fryer Baked Ravioli

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...

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Free Printable Keto Friendly Food List

Free Printable Keto Friendly Food List

Are you considering starting a Keto eating program and are looking for a list of allowable foods? A ketogenic diet is one that A ketogenic, or keto, diet is a way of eating that includes a very low amount of carbohydrates (carbs), a moderate amount of protein, and...

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