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Living with Thanksgiving

Why do some people have such a negative feeling toward Thanksgiving?  Taking a look back at Thanksgivings past would reveal that we all have MUCH to be thankful for.

Living in Pursuit of God's Glory

We often find ourselves consumed with the external cares of this world, investing our time, thoughts, and energy on selfish gain, worrying about the future, and spending our time and money on temporary pleasures.  But the Christian life is completely the opposite!

4 Ways to Come Alongside Your Kids to Strengthen Their Faith

It’s a simple fact: most young Christians will walk away from the Church during (or before) their college years. Like other Christian parents, I’m animated to work as hard as I can to address this dilemma, for my own kids and for the next generation of believers.

3 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Living in the Past

It can be easy to live in the past instead of focusing on the here and now. How many times have you replayed a decision or event over and over in your head, wondering if a different choice might have yielded a better result? I’ve definitely done that before.

But living in the past is no way to live out today.

5 Ways to Cut Your Holiday Spending

Even though Christmas is the season of giving, it can also be a time when it’s really tempting to overspend. To keep from falling into that trap, you need to have a plan.

So here are few ways to keep your spending in check this Christmas.

A Holiday Survival Guide for the Single Person

While I certainly haven’t completely figured out how to navigate the time period from November to early January, there are a few things I’ve learned as a single adult that make the season more enjoyable.
It’s certainly not a definitive list—mainly because everyone’s situation is different—but it’s a good place to start.

Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing.  It’s not real.

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...

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. 

How to Protect Yourself from a Financial Emergency

What can we do to prepare for the financial impact of electrical power outages? Snowstorms, tornadoes, flooding and hurricanes cause power grid outages for weeks. Since we are becoming more of a cashless society, here are some ways we can prepare when we have power disruptions.

When Kids Write Scripts for Grownups

Tired of the same old junk Hollywood keeps giving us? Here’s a simple solution. Find a kid, and let them write the script. Have their parents act it out. Dub the kids’ voices over their parents. You’ve got a (cute hilarious) cinematic masterpiece! Guaranteed.

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