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2 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Mom Guilt

As a mom, I often carry around this great weight of wondering if I am really doing anything right in raising my kids. Here are two helpful realizations I've had about the guilt I was feeling.

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?

Then check out this article, learn to surrender, and let Christmas...be Christmas.

Is Your Cash Flow Controlling Your Life?

Living paycheck to paycheck forces you to say no to things you really wish you could do. You’ve got a decent income—so why don’t you have any extra cash?

If you find yourself here, it’s time to switch gears. Telling your money where to go lets you live the life God wants for you. Here are four steps to get you started.

Light Up Your Holidays

Whether you are the first one on your block to hang lights or the last-minute decorator hurrying to decorate your tree, nothing is more frustrating than having a section of lights fail to illuminate.  Here are several tips to keep your holidays bright and stress levels low when it comes to holiday lighting.

Contentment: A Key to Keeping Your Love Alive

In our marriage, I have learned that even though some of the things I want are good things, accepting and being content with what God has given us can be the best thing. And that choice can make all the difference in our happiness together.

Why We Need ‘Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

In theaters now, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys). 

Why does Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood continues to hold such a dear and tender spot in the hearts of generations of Americans?  More importantly, why do we NEED Fred Rogers' message now more than ever?

Caffeine’s Benefits and Dangers

Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing....

The Top 6 Warning Signs You are Dating Mr. Wrong

I want to focus on the warning signs that single ladies often ignore in their pursuit to find that Mr. Right. Consequently, they become knee-deep in love, throwing every caution to the wind, with Mr. Wrong! So….here are the top warning signs you are dating Mr. Wrong (or have a friend who is)...

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...

When God's Answer is Not What We Expected

“Ask and ye shall receive”—we all rely on that verse when we pray diligently and confidently for something important in our lives.

But what if God's answers are not in the way we need them to be....?

5 One Pot Meals: Easy Dinners for Busy Nights

Count 'em -- 5 recipes to cover a whole week, and each one only uses one pot to prepare (OK, not counting the cutting board!)

Here are not only some great recipes, but some quick easy techniques, for those days when you need a quick, easy to clean up meal for the whole family.

Laura Story - Don't Let This Be Just Another Christmas

Has Christmas become drab and routine?  Has it become chaotic, bitter, or even painful?  This year, it can be different!  Don't let this be just another Christmas this year!  Join with Laura Story ("Blessings")  and pledge to make this Christmas not just another Christmas.

Find out what small steps Laura's taking - and you can take - to reclaim the true meaning of Christmas this season!

12 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

It’s now more common for marriages to fail than it is for them to last a lifetime. But you can still get married with the confidence that you’ll enjoy the healthy, holy marriage God wants you to have if you invest time before getting married into asking wise questions.

Here are some crucial questions to ask before you get married...

A Thanksgiving Prayer

What if Thanksgiving were the one day in which we over-emphasized what should be on our hearts every day of the year: a heart of gratitude in everything? What if our Thanksgiving prayer really thanked God for everything that has happened in the past year?

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