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Is what Joel Osteen preaching about prayer really the truth? Or, is he encouraging people to believe that they can just treat God like a big Santa Clause in the sky? Here's an honest and practical look at what is truth and what is false.

The Day I Quit Listening to Joel Osteen

This post is part of a series about prayer, happiness, and God’s plans for our lives. Be sure to catch these other posts: The Day I Quit Listening to Joel…

Would you like to discover some incredibly motivational and inspirational blogs to read? Here are 100 websites for you to enjoy and follow - all written by amazing Christian women.

The 100 Most Inspiring Christian Blogs On The Web

Some people like to paint, work in the garden, or exercise for fun. Others love to run, or sew, or read, or watch Netflix. I like to visit blogs and websites in…

Is the ministry and message of Joel Osteen false or true? Yes, he's a positive inspiration, but is he biblical? Should you believe in and support what he is teaching? Find out why I have stopped listening to him and why you may want to do the same.

The Day I Quit Listening to Joel Osteen (Part 2)

This post is part of a series about prayer, happiness, and God’s plans for our lives. Be sure to catch these other posts: The Day I Quit Listening to Joel…

With the help of my very wise husband, this post shares 5 things that women can say to their husbands to bless, uplift, and encourage them. Our men need to hear positive things from us just as much as we need to hear good words from them. Why not look over the list and get some ideas today?

5 Things Every Man LOVES to Hear

It was one of the most unusual moments I can remember in our entire marriage. My husband and I were driving home from a trip and spending much time in…

Raising daughters in this day and age is a challenge! Here is an article packed with tips, teaching, & practical suggestions for mothers and fathers who are wanting to do this parenting thing better and with more wisdom. Why not take a minute to read about 5 things that every girl needs to hear?

5 Things Every Girl Needs to Hear

  The tears were free-flowing, streaming down her cheeks.   Her heart had been broken by the cruelty of a thoughtless person. She was hurting. I was hurting. The situation…

Have you stopped attending church? Maybe you got hurt or maybe you just got out of the habit of going? This letter is written to you - to invite you to come back. No matter what has happened to you, we still need you in the church and you still need us. Read to discover why.

An Open Letter to My Friend Who Has Stopped Going to Church

Hey, Sweet Friend… I’m writing to let you know that we’ve missed YOU in our fellowship! We really have! No, we haven’t called or checked on you like we should…

This post has been reposted and shared as much as almost anything I've written this year. And, I've received more comments and feedback about this article than any other article I've ever written. If you've been greatly hurt at church (or by church people), this article is for you. Or, if you have a friend who's been deeply wounded, you might want to share this post with that friend.

An Apology Letter for the Way You Were Hurt at My Church

Dear Friend, It seems like it was just yesterday. My younger brother was in trouble – again. Almost nightly, it seemed, he was getting a spanking or having to atone…

5 Things Every Boy Needs to HEAR!

  Are you the parent of a boy? Or, maybe several boys? Possibly you have a grandson or a nephew? Whatever your relationship, it’s essential to know that boys need to hear…

It’s the greatest parenting advice I've ever received! Literally. And, this advice has taken us into the college years with our kids. Find out how you can win and keep the hearts of your children - no matter what age they are!

The Greatest Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Received

It’s the greatest parenting advice I’ve ever received! Literally. And, this advice has taken us into the college years with our kids. We aren’t perfect, and they aren’t perfect; but, this…