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5 Simple Tips for Reclaiming Family Time

I assumed that once the diapers came off the busyness of life with kids would begin to settle down.  Boy was I wrong!

It’s actually more like: we immediately filled the water bottles, put on the cleats and leotards, and headed to the gym or the field!

If this describes you, here are 5 handy tips to help us refocus and reclaim our time!

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”? 

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. 

Why You're In Debt and What You Can Do About It

Debt has become such a normal part of life that many people never question it. So many of us believe that debt is just a normal part of life and there is not much you can do about it.

However, I think that's ridiculous....

The Thing About Casting Cares: You Have to Let Go

Even though we know God carries our burdens, how often do we keep carrying all that stuff around - the worries, the uncertainties, the burdens - in our minds, in our hearts...

How do we finally get rid of those cares and carry trust instead?

12 Ways of Christmas for Family Discipleship

It’s Christmas time, but unfortunately it’s all too easy to lose focus on Christ even though we’re supposed to be celebrating his birth. This season can bring both stresses and joys, and it also can bring many opportunities for family discipleship. Here are my “Twelve Ways of Christmas.” Consider including a few of these into your Christmas season—and enjoy the gifts that come from family discipleship.

5 Ways to Have a Merry Christmas in Your Marriage

It’s wild how the holidays can bring out such intense sides to our personality.  In our marriages, the rush, the expectations, the schedule and the cookie induced sugar buzz can really make for some stressful—potentially explosive—situations.

All families struggle with the extremes the celebrations bring out of and on us! Here’s a few tips to help you navigate the season...

Manage Grief with Grace This Holiday Season

Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be extremely hard.  Here are some ways to navigate this time - for a friend, a family member, or for yourself. 

5 Ways for Husbands and Wives to Face the Holidays as a Team

When it comes to the joy and the stress of the holidays, how do you and your spouse approach it? As a united team? Or do tinsel, gift giving, and extended family get-togethers turn you against each other?

If you and your spouse are struggling to face the holidays together, here are 5 ways you can navigate the season hand-in-hand rather than back-to-back.

Holiday Tablescapes - Fresh finds to inspire any table

It’s time to take your entertaining dreams and inspirations and make them a reality.

Create a holiday tablescape to set the mood and serve as the focal point for your holiday party or get-together so you can have the prettiest and most festive holiday party possible. 

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...

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Health

Of course you want to maintain a healthy home, but are you sure you're doing the best job you can to protect their home’s health?  Here are some simple ways to noticeably improve the health quality of your home. 

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