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Light Bites for Healthier Holidays

For all the holiday get-togethers you're planning, it can be to fix something nutritious as well as delicious.  

Here are some excellent ideas to serve to family and friends that will please the pallet and feed the body. 

10 Beautiful Scriptures for Your Christmas Cards

This Christmas, when signing your cards, will you take an extra minute or two to be a blessing to someone and to share your faith with believers and nonbelievers through His Word?  His Word is Truth and Life, and by sharing it, there’s no telling the impact that extra minute or two will make.

3 Relationship Tips to Help You Survive the Holidays

Unique personalities, unusual circumstances, and unexpected issues can turn even the most anticipated holiday gatherings into a time of stress and exhaustion.

This Holiday Season, let’s do more than just “survive.” Let’s purpose to enjoy every single moment. It can done! I know I’m determined to make it happen and I hope these tips will encourage you as well...

5 Things a Wife Needs (But Doesn’t Know How to Ask For)

There are numerous things wives need from their husbands, but they don’t know how to articulate them, or they fear the question will bring tension.   More than 200 women were recently asked: What is something you need from your husband, but you don’t know how to ask him for it? 

Here are the top five responses...

3 Ways to Stop the Comparison Game Today

We’ve all played the game. You know it and I know it, the comparison game is one that rears it’s ugliness and traps us even in our best moments. Somehow, someway this comparison game runs rampant among women.

10 Christmas Carols that Tell the Real Story of Christmas

The first few notes of “O Holy Night,” and the Peanuts singing, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” stir the true spirit of Christmas in our souls. Many of the Christmas Carols that have become part of the tapestry of our every December are woven from the very One who was, is, and always will be.

Here are 10 well-known Christmas carols whose lyrics tell the real meaning of Christmas

ARE YOU A CHRISTMAS CONTROL GIRL?

Every year, when I flip the calendar to December, I get caught up in making Christmas "perfect".  It causes me to have heightened expectations about how everything should look and taste and be.  Can you relate?

Let this help you learn to surrender, and let Christmas...be Christmas.

The Prayer God Always Answers

I am aware of little that God does in my life. I certainly notice the prayers he hasn't yet answered. But I've been asking God to show me more of those 10,000 things He answers but I'm oblivious to.
I've asked Him to show me more of His glory, His amazing grace toward me, and the way He works in all the details of my life....

Don't Settle: He's Not Your Last Option

I'm sure many of you singles are thinking,"I don’t want to give up the guy because he might be my last option." You want to be in relationship. You want to be married. You want the guy. I get it.

I remember those feelings all too well. And that is why I’m writing to you.

6 Rules for Dating as a Single Mom

Oh, the ol’ bugaboo of dating as a single mom. Should you? Shouldn’t you? There is a line of thinking among some Christians that all dating is wrong. There are others who would say that dating is perfectly natural and okay, but boundaries should be set forth in Christian dating.

If you're looking at dating as a single parent, see if these points have validity.

Who was St. Nicholas?

We have assigned so many attributes to St. Nick - except maybe some historical facts!  Where did St. Nicholas come from, and how do we separate historical fact from holiday fiction?  

Here's a narrative you can share with your family to help everyone appreciate Christmas all the more. 

Does Christmas Make You ‘Wonder’ or ‘Ponder’?

When the shepherds came to the manger and told everyone about the supernatural announcement of Christ’s birth, there were two distinct reactions – “Wonder” and “Ponder”.  Those in attendance wondered at what the shepherds said, but Mary pondered what they said in her heart.

So how about you?  Are you a “wonderer” or a “ponderer”? 

Spending Time Together

Work, school, homework, after school activities, friends all compete for time on the family calendar. But Family time can serve as an escape from the demands and deadlines of daily life, and builds strong relationships.

Here are some easy, fun ideas to help make the most of time spent together.

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