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How Does Rest Glorify God?

We live in a restless world.  We’ve allowed our schedules to fill to the point that we suffer mentally, physically, and spiritually.

In stark contrast, God calls us to rest.  Even more than that, rest glorifies Him!  Find out the where, how, and why of resting...

3 Ways to Hear God's Voice in the Chaos

How can we be sure to listen to a voice that is not audible to our physical human ears, but our human hearts long for - especially when we're going through a crisis?

Here are three ways we can help our spirits be open to hearing what God wants to tell us.

Encouraging Your Daughter to Dream

By watching and praying for wisdom, we can be there to be the wind beneath her wings when it's time for her to fly.

Nearly Brain-Dead Dad Says His Miraculous Recovery Is Proof God Is Real

Nebraska man T. Scott Marr knows God is real. Doctors had no hope for the nearly brain-dead dad. In fact, he was supposed to die after they pulled the plug. Only, he didn’t. Now called the “miracle man,” Scott made an unbelievable recovery instead!

Look to the New Year with Hope for Your Future

This time of year can be hard. It seems all the fun has passed and there is nothing to look forward to. As tempting as it may be, don't let the blues settle in. Fight back! Then look forward!

10 Ways to Grow Spiritually in The New Year

I make a plan every January to ensure I don't end the year in the same place, spiritually, as I was when the year started

Bring Out the Best in Your Husband

If your husband sees that you believe in him no matter what, he'll gain the confidence to believe in himself and change for the better.

Here's how you can bring out the best in your husband by encouraging him.

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work: Make a Health Plan

The holiday season’s air is thick with New Year's resolutions; well intended, but far more likely to fail than succeed. So let’s re-frame those good intentions and agree that any time of year is a great time to make changes that improve your health and life.

The Day After Christmas....Now What?

For you, is Christmas about feelings of expectation and euphoria, followed by feelings of disappointment and despair right afterward?  Or is there something more to be gained from the passing of Christmas Day?

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. 

Soldier Meets His Newborn Daughter for First Time

After 22 hours of travel, John hops off a plane and rushes to the hospital to meet his day-old daughter. And the best part is that NO ONE knows he’s coming!

What an amazingly tearful surprise!

25 Joyful Prayers to Ready Your Heart for Christmas

As we focus our hearts on Jesus this Christmas season, we can offer Him one prayer each day, focusing on who He is and all He has done for us! When we are reminded of who Jesus is, and turn our eyes to Him, in an ever-changing world, we are reminded that He truly is the Savior of the World.

Building Kids' Character in a Culture of Plenty

Ever worry about building your kids' character in a culture of plenty? Ever wonder if the deck is stacked against you when times aren't tough enough? Learn how you can build character in the heart of your child.

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. 

An Advent Prayer for Waiting and Trusting

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, let's look at the testimonies of two women in scripture who truly inspire us towards joy and anticipation this 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. 

God Passed This Mom a Supernatural Note of Encouragement

After singing at church, this family’s car was destroyed by a drunk driver. Miraculously, all family members survived.
See how God picked this family back up and saw them through healing and doubt, to give them a life-changing ministry to others.

How Would Jesus Celebrate Christmas?

Most years I tend to lose sight of Jesus somewhere between the deals of Black Friday and the dawn of a new year.  As I fight to carve out the time to consider the sacred, I keep wondering how Jesus would celebrate His birth. 

If Jesus were still walking the earth, what would He be doing this Christmas? Here's my best guess....

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.

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