Tips For Living a Healthy Life With Faith

Faith

How to Teach Kids About God’s Plans for Their Lives

This blog post includes a review of a new children's devotion book. I was given a free copy. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are mine. One afternoon last week, while I sat working at my computer I received a telephone call about my 8th grade son, Josiah....

What are the Blessings of a Christian Life?

Life is hard, friends. What are the blessings of a Christian life? What makes you different when you go through the tough stuff in life with God? At some point, you have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening now. I saw this...

Family

Come Inside for a New (Old) House Tour

I call our New York house our new (old) house because it was built in 1910, so this is a house that has seen a great deal of history. The owner before us purchased this house as a foreclosure and completely remodeled, so we are fortunate to have the best of both...

3 Tips for How to Study the Bible

Do you want to study the Bible but you find it overwhelming? It's a huge book. Maybe you've read different devotion books and are ready for something deeper, but you aren't sure what's next. Read on for 3 tips for how to study the Bible so you can grow in faith, both...

50 Books About Adoption, Foster Care, and Healing Child Abuse

When we became were in the process of becoming foster parents, I voraciously read everything I could find about foster children, how to help children who have experienced trauma, and working within the foster care system.  While this understanding didn't prepare me...

Fitness

100 lb Weight Loss: How to Learn to Love Exercise

During my 100 lb weight loss, here is how I learned to love exercise and how to learn to love exercise for yourself. After I had completed my first 5K, I started getting excited about the idea of competing in races. I got the finish line bug! I picked up some books at...

Faithful Finish Lines Virtual Event Day: Everyone Welcome!

Are you in need of a boost to your exercise routine? I can relate. After a long winter, I'm anxious to get outside and enjoy the Spring sunshine. Do you need to get moving -- or to start moving? I was there a few years ago. Before I lost weight, I was not exercising...

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