Tips For Living a Healthy Life With Faith

Faith

Do You Want Your Children to Be Happy?

Speaking as someone who has no children, I am always very careful in sharing my opinions when it comes to parenthood and child-rearing. That’s not to say that I don’t HAVE opinions, but a single guy giving parenting tips would be like Goliath giving tips to midgets....

How to Recognize God’s Voice in Your Life

A Big Decision Shortly before I graduated from high school, I came to an important crossroad, and the decision I made altered the course of my life. I was all set to attend Concordia University in River Forest, IL the following fall. The paperwork was in, scholarships...

Family

33 Relaxing Adult Coloring Books

As coloring and Bible Journaling have become so popular in recent years, I set out to discover the best coloring book options. I found these 33 relaxing adult coloring books to offer readers of The Holy Mess. Please know I spent a great deal of time researching the...

5 Behind the Scenes Rummage Sale Tips From a Pro Seller

Are you preparing to host a rummage sale? Regular readers may recall from past blogs that I generally host at least one or two rummage sales each year. It's a generational thing that started with my grandparents, and I have vivid recollections of the sales my family...

Fitness

3 Ways to Help Loved Ones Who Are Overweight

When you have loved ones in your life who are overweight, you are concerned and want to do all you can to improve the situation. Often, it's hard to know exactly what to do. A new study offers helpful insight. 3 Ways to Help Loved Ones Who Are Overweight A member of...

Conversation Guide for How to Talk to a Loved One About Weight

If someone you love is overweight or has food issues, you may struggle with how to begin a conversation about this very sensitive topic. There's no one right way to go about how to talk to a loved one about weight. Before you start any conversation, PRAY. Ask God for...

Dos and Don’ts for How to Talk to a Loved One about Weight

Talking to a loved one about his or her weight is a conversation few people want to have. The subject is sensitive and for many of us with food and weight issues, painful. At the start of this series, you learned why weight is so difficult in our culture today. The...

5 Movies for People Who Hate Valentine’s Day

As everyone keeps harping about over and over again, Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, Cupid's arrow is taking a detour. Instead of running in slow motion through fields of meadow grasses with the strains of violin music playing in the background,...

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25 Ways to Create a DIY Spa Day at Home

25 Ways to Create a DIY Spa Day at Home

You need a way to relax and unwind. But life's commitments (and your bank account) make it too hard to get away for a day at a spa. How about an at home spa day? Here are 25 ways to create a DIY spa day at home. Like so many women, I went through years of not doing a...

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Hi! I’m Sara.

Welcome to The Holy Mess. I love helping women find balance in busy lives for faith, family, & fitness. Read more about my 100 pound weight loss story here. Mostly I’m a real wife and super real mom. Feel free to contact me by clicking here.

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