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Faith

For Parents of a Teen Who Had a Near Miss

For Parents of a Teen Who Had a Near Miss What is a near miss with a teen? A near miss is a situation with a teen when his or her life was in danger, whether inside or outside the teen's control. This could be a suicide attempt, a car accident, a drug overdose, a...

A Depression Solution: Speak!

A Depression Solution: Speak! Has depression zapped your resolve and self-esteem? Once you are down in the dumps, it gets awfully tough to climb out of the hole. It's not easy, but IT IS POSSIBLE. I say that because I have done it. Just like all those little steps...

For a Day When You Need Motivation

For a Day When You Need Motivation Use these phrases and pictures for motivation on one of the tough days. The Hope Toolbox Today's Bible Memory Verse: The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will...

Family

Tree Man

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Tree Man Of all the movies and specials I've highlighted during 12 Days of Christmas Movies, this wonderful documentary may be the nicest surprise! How many of you out there buy a real Christmas tree every year?...

Noel

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Noel Christmas is a time of peace and love and forgiveness, lending a helping hand and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. But I tell you, folks, movies like NOEL really push my limits! Bah humbug! How did...

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...

Fitness

When Our So-Much-Less-Than-Good-Enough Is Radically Inspiring

So We Did This Thing. I did this thing. My family did this thing. This group of people, we did this thing. God did this thing, truly. This summer, I went to a conference and meet with a couple book publishers. I came home, took the publishers feedback and blog reader...

Pesto Pizza

by Jen Pedri I've been on a pizza kick lately and since it's a cold snowy day here in Colorado, I thought I would make a summer inspired pizza. This is another extremely versatile recipe as you can pick and choose your toppings and spices. I use the pizza crust recipe...

Life Rewards the Do-ers

Life Rewards the Do-ers. Are you a do-er? Do you step out of your comfort zone to take a risk, or are you someone who sits back waiting for just the right time and opportunity before you take a chance? Life rewards the do-ers. To do. To be. To try. To live as your...

35 Years of Fun Family Movies: 1980-2014

35 Years of Fun Family Movies: 1980-2014

As a courtesy to you wonderful readers, we'll be taking a stroll down memory lane as we look at 35 years of family movies (1980-2014). Watching movies together as a family, whether on a rainy spring afternoon or a frigid winter evening, has always been a favorite of...

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Moving Tips: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

Moving Tips: What to Buy and What Not to Buy

Watch this short video plus check out lots more details (with links) below.   [adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id="813hUVEg" upload-date="2018-09-17T16:36:20.000Z" name="Moving Tips- What to Buy and What Not to Buy Video Walk Through" description="Moving...

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7 Reasons Why I Am Thankful You Are My Friend

7 Reasons Why I Am Thankful You Are My Friend

Growing up, our house had a phone that hung on the kitchen wall. My mom liked to chat on the phone with her friends during the day while she was busy with various chores, so my dad attached an extra long phone cord. My mom could walk around the kitchen, into the...

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My Hunger is a Monster

My Hunger is a Monster

I wrote this entry in my journal while I was working through my recovery from my addiction to food, compulsive overeating, and binge eating. That time in therapy led to my weight loss of over 100 pounds. (Read the complete story of my 100 pound weight loss in my...

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