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Faith

Women’s Devotional Books: 25 Options to Strengthen Your Faith

Are you looking for a devotion book to help you grow in knowledge of the Bible and strengthen your faith? Take time out of your busy day to savor quiet moments of reflection on God's word. These books are written by women who walk the walk, digging deep into Bible...

What the Church Needs to Know about Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is abusive behavior that takes place within families, often involving a spouse or partner.  As churches, all too often we are silent about these behaviors, which further perpetuates dangerous and completely unacceptable cycles and beliefs. Please...

When Christmas is in Boxes

Moving into a new house a few weeks before Christmas isn't the best timing. Especially when your husband is a pastor and Christmas is his most busy season. Especially when you've just moved to a new church and community and you're trying to learn how things work,...

Family

Gift Guide for the Person Who Has Everything

Shopping for holiday gifts can be one of the most challenging parts of the holidays. When it comes to finding the perfect gift, there are some people who seem to be impossible to shop for! If creating homemade gifts is not your thing, you’ve still got options. If you...

Gift Guide for the Instant Pot Lover

Are you or someone you love obsessed with your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker? I admit I was skeptical when I first got mine. Could this cooking tool really make that much of a difference? I'm here to say, YES! The Instant Pot makes a huge difference in cooking time and...

Gift Guide of Games and Toys for Gifted Kids

If you are raising a child who is gifted, you understand the joys and challenges of raising a child who looks at life from a different perspective. Keeping your child entertained can be an ongoing challenge. Use this Gift Guide of Games and Toys for Gifted Kids to...

Fitness

9 Must Try Weight Loss Recipes

Losing weight doesn't mean you have to give up eating delicious meals. In fact, when it comes right down to it, nothing is further from the truth! Here are 9 must try weight loss recipes. Since losing 100 pounds, I know how vital it is to eat healthy meals and snacks....

15 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Do smoothies help you stick to your healthy eating and weight loss goals? Smoothies are great breakfast when you need something quick and on the go. Here are 15 Healthy Smoothie Recipes you will love. My kids also love smoothies so I'm continually watching for...

Power-Packed Orange Mango Green Smoothie Recipe

During the hot days of summer, I can think of no better way to replenish your energy while at the same time enjoying a delicious treat than to make a mouth-watering smoothie. Today's Power-Packed Orange Mango Green Smoothie Recipe is sure to hit the spot and become a...

8 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

8 Easy DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

These Kids Craft projects are perfect for Thanksgiving. You can make these easy Thanksgiving crafts at home or in the school environment. All of these Thanksgiving crafts are cheap, easy, and can be made in under 30 minutes. Most of these 8 easy DIY Thanksgiving kids...

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The Holy Mess Printable Thanksgiving Planner

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...

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New ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible with Give Away

New ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible with Give Away

Are you looking for a new Bible that includes elegant design, plus space for our own notes and Bible journaling? Check out the ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible. This week, we are giving one away!   ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible   Here is a video...

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20 Low Carb Instant Pot Recipes

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...

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New ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible with Give Away

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...

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New ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible with Give Away

On Being Lutheran

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which has given me a chance to consider, challenge, and reflect on how being Lutheran has changed my life. Please click here to read the blog previous to this one, Growing Up Lutheran.   What is the...

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Growing Up Lutheran

Growing Up Lutheran

For as long as I've been a Christian (which is my whole life since I was baptized as a baby), I've been Lutheran. Growing up and living as a member of the Lutheran Church has influenced my life in countless ways, some I am just beginning to realize as a woman in her...

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