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Could you use some essentials to follow as you are starting out in the blogging world? Here are 10 practical tips for how to begin well and keep your wits about you as you blog!

10 Great TIPS for Brand New Bloggers!

  I’ve been asked this same question several times recently: “I’m just starting to blog. What great advice do you have to share with me?” I thought perhaps a blog…

Would you like some practical truths that will help you to protect your marriage? Here are some wise words of counsel and useful tips that can offer incredible protection to your relationship.

10 Ways to Completely Avoid An Affair

I’ve talked to many people who’ve blown it by having an extra-marital affair. They come from all walks of life. Men. Women. Young.  Old. Pastors. Pastor’s wives. Regular folks. However,…

Would you like to have a marriage that lasts a lifetime? How do you accomplish this? Here are 25 Simple (not necessarily easy) Ways to Make Your Marriage Last from a couple that's now working on their 26th year!

25 Simple Ways to Make Your Marriage Last

25 years ago today, I walked down a very long aisle in front of a large crowd of friends and family to pledge my life and my love to Randy. During…

Waiting. No one really likes it. But, it seems to be a regular part of life. How do we move from anxiety and impatience to peace and contentment? Find out in this helpful post today.

How to Avoid the Anxiety of Waiting

This week, I’ve been in “waiting” mode. And, I really HATE to wait! I’ll admit it. I’m pretty impatient. No, I’m really impatient! Whether it’s waiting in the afternoon traffic,…

Blogging can be a lot of hard work! Bloggers can grow weary. Here is hope and inspiration to let you know that your blogs do matter. What you are doing does make a difference!

Dear Blogger… What You’re Doing Really Does MATTER!

Dear Blogger, What you are doing really DOES matter! You likely started out, like I did, with such high hopes. You thought this would be an amazing, easy, and very…

The Amazing Story of How One Young Woman MET Her Redeemer!

Today, I have the privilege of introducing you to a precious young woman I met recently. Her story is one of tragedy and pain, of grace and triumph. As you…

When You Get Weary of Serving

David had been reluctant to serve the other Sunday school kids. I asked him why but he murmured under his voice, “They won’t say thank you”. I just smiled at…

Need some ideas for a creative and inexpensive Valentine's gift for that man in your life? Here are 5 positive things you can say to your man (and write to him) that will inspire him this year! Why not drop by to get some great ideas?

5 Loving Things You Can SAY to Your Man at Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And, although it is typically that day when men do nice things for the women in their lives, we women can get in…

The Most Essential Parenting Advice Of All

It was one of those moments that I will never forget. She was seated in a discipleship class I was teaching, and she always had so much wit and wisdom…

There are some moments in our lives when everything falls apart. We are shattered, wounded, and broken by the events of life. The Bible offers words of encouragement even during the darkest moments. Even when we are feeling sad and hopeless, there is always hope. Why not take a moment to read and be uplifted?

What Do You Do When Your Heart is Shattered?

  We’d been planning, praying, and preparing for almost a year. Headed in a direction that we sensed the Lord was leading, we were moving forward. And, then suddenly, without…

What do women really need to hear from the men in their lives? Here are 5 wonderful suggestions that are sure to inspire and encourage women of all ages. These suggestions come from a whole group of happily married women.

5 Things EVERY Woman Needs to Hear

What 5 Things Does Every Woman Need to Hear? To start my research on this topic, I consulted first with a precious senior adult couple in my church. Their names…

How to Skillfully Choose Your Parenting Battles

‘We say “YES” as much as we possibly can, because we know we will have to say “NO” so much!’ This is one of the best tidbits of advice I…