Faith

Bible Journaling: Make it Meaningful

Bible Journaling is writing, coloring, taking notes, and in other ways creatively expressing yourself in your Bible or in a notebook alongside your Bible. In the first post of this series we discussed how to get started with Bible journaling. Today we delve more...

5 Ways to Get Into the Habit of Going to Church

You want to start attending church more regularly. That's great! Keep reading for 5 ways to get into the habit of going to church. Maybe you attended church with your family when you were younger, but you haven't gone for awhile. Perhaps you have a church you attend...

How to Find Peace…When You Don’t Get Your Happy Ending

Seven of us clamber out of the mini-van for a short hike in the Colorado mountains. I step out into the sunshine. The warmth brings me healing. I breathe the chilly mountain air. I feel a wisp of cold winter wind underneath the warmer layer of summer breeze. Hiking...

Family

The Holy Mess Printable Thanksgiving Planner

Are you ready for Thanksgiving this year? Organize your holiday season now so that you can enjoy more time savoring the season with family and friends. Use our new The Holy Mess Printable Thanksgiving Planner to make this holiday your best one yet. With this beautiful...

20 Low Carb Instant Pot Recipes

Doesn’t it feel like the best foods are full of carbs? I don’t know about you, but I love bread, pasta, and potatoes. Carbohydrates can be good in moderation, but I've learned that focusing on protein and fats helps keep my cravings at bay. Low carb meals can be...

The Secret to Savoring the Holidays

I don't know about you, but when I think of savoring the holidays, I think of our favorite traditions that we "just have to do" each year. Instantly I'm transported to... Watching Elf and It's a Wonderful Life curled up on the couch. Decorating sugar cookies and...

Fitness

25 Water Bottles for Women on the GO!

Most of us know we need to drink more water, but it's easy to forget during a busy day of rushing around with work, home, and family activities. Here are 25 water bottles for women on the go. If you've been working out and eating right, consider buying yourself a fun,...

3 Healthy Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin

Did you know canned pumpkin is healthy and good for you? We often think of pumpkin as only being used with loads of extra sugar and fat in pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, or the flavoring in a latte, but that's not giving pumpkin the chance it deserves to be part of a...

How to Lose Weight in 5 Weeks

The 5 Week Weight Loss Program will guide you through how to lose weight in 5 weeks in a safe, realistic way that really works. Are you someone who has struggled to lose weight? Maybe like me, you are a person whose weight has gone up and down the scale for most of...

7 Christian Healthy Eating Affirmations

7 Christian Healthy Eating Affirmations

Do you want to eat a more healthy diet but you struggle at times with making more positive food choices? During my process of losing 100 pounds, these 7 Christian healthy eating affirmations changed my thinking about food and my diet, and I believe they will be...

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Crab Zoodle Bake Recipe

Crab Zoodle Bake Recipe

Are you scintillated by seafood and proud to be a pasta aficionado? You you love creamy seafood dishes but don't like all the extra calories? This Crab Zoodle Bake recipe is just the recipe for you. Crab Zoodle Bake - Healthy Pasta Alternative Zucchini is a healthier...

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Hi! I’m Sara.

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