Faith

When Someone You Love Needs More Care Than You Can Provide

One of the most challenging crossroads you will come to in this lifetime is the decisions required when someone you love needs more care than you can provide. One of the most common times to make these decisions is when an aging loved one needs full-time nursing home...

Top Moving Tips for Pastor’s Wives

Moving to a new city is a challenge for anyone. As a pastor's wife, besides the fact that it's possible you will move a number of times throughout your lifetime as God calls your husband to new ministry situations, there are special considerations for you and your...

7 Bible Verses to Get Started with Bible Journaling

Are you considering getting started with Bible Journaling but you aren't sure which Bible verses to begin with? Check out these 7 Bible Verses to get started with Bible Journaling. Writing or doing artwork in your Bible can be intimidating at first. Last year I was...

Family

10 Cute Christmas Printables for Kids

Make Christmas fun family time this year with these 10 cute Christmas printables for kids. With a Christmas lights scavenger hunt, a letter to Santa, lunchbox jokes, and more, there are is plenty to make your family feel special during this busy holiday season. 10...

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...

Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

What says fall better than a classic beef stew? This Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew recipe is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, but with the speed of the Instant Pot pressure cooker, you can make this on any time you'd like. If you are new to Instant Pot cooking,...

Fitness

How to Choose the Right Diet for You

Is there such a thing as the right diet? How about a perfect diet? Read on for helpful information about how to choose the right diet for you. Today I am honored to host Brandice of Grace Filled Plate as she shares how to choose the right diet for you. (Be sure to...

13 Instant Pot Pumpkin Recipes

Fall has arrived and with it all the pumpkin flavored things! Here are 13 ways to use your Instant Pot to create pumpkin-flavored deliciousness in a wide variety of ways. Pumpkin has vitamins A, C, and E, which are wonderful antioxidants, and it’s also a great source...

7 Christian Fitness Affirmations

Do you want to dedicate your fitness and exercise endeavors to God and His will for your life, but you aren't sure exactly what that means or how to go about it? Do you feel guilty about your lack of physical activity? Maybe you feel like your attempts at moving more...

Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

What says fall better than a classic beef stew? This Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew recipe is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, but with the speed of the Instant Pot pressure cooker, you can make this on any time you'd like. If you are new to Instant Pot cooking,...

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21 Super Cute and Easy Christmas Snacks

21 Super Cute and Easy Christmas Snacks

Christmas is all about fun family time together as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus. Here are 21 super cute and easy Christmas snacks you can create this December. Here are some helpful ideas for these recipes: School classroom parties Christmas Eve or...

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Stained Glass Window Cookies Recipe

Stained Glass Window Cookies Recipe

Stained Glass Window Cookies Recipe is a perfect Christmas cookie recipe to make with your family. These cookies are super-fun to make and eat, or even poke a hole in the top, add ribbon, and use as Christmas tree ornaments. Creative options are endless with these...

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3 Christmas Blessings for Your Children

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...

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25 Days of Fun Christmas Activities

25 Days of Fun Christmas Activities

I love Christmas and the holidays, but it's easy to get overwhelmed with the business of the season. Before I know it, I turn around and it's just a few days until Christmas,and I haven't finished wrapping gifts, let alone made cookies with the kids. Suddenly I'm...

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