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All of us have times when we feel afraid, anxious, or fearful. Here are some powerful scriptures to help you to overcome fear and face life full of courage.

6 Bible Verses to Greatly Boost Your Courage

6 Bible Verses to Greatly Boost Your Courage Courage! Dictionary.com defines it as, “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, or pain without…

As your parents begin to grow older, how can you take care of them? Here is an article filled with inspirational support, tips, and suggestions for how to be a better caregiver to your aging parents

30 Timely Tips to Better Care for Your Aging Parents (Part Two)

30 Timely Tips to Better Care for Your Aging Parents (Part Two) Recently, a friend asked me to write an article about how to best care for aging parents. I…

As your parents begin to grow older, how can you take care of them? Here is an article filled with inspirational support, tips, and suggestions for how to be a better caregiver to your aging parents and aging in-laws.

30 Timely Tips to Better Care for Your Aging Parents (Part One)

30 Timely Tips to Better Care for Your Aging Parents (Part One) Recently, a friend asked me to write an article about how to best care for aging parents. I…

What Can You Do When You Are Terrified of Public Speaking?

I’ll never really understand why he took a liking to me. But he did. His name was George Stokes, and he was the “Voice” of Baylor University. Whenever a game…

Starting a new year is tough! It's not just getting back into the grind & going back on that diet. Life is hard. Some days and weeks, it is really hard. So, what do we do? We rely on the faithfulness of our great God. Read more to be encouraged!

8 Reassuring Reminders of the Faithfulness of God

8 Reassuring Reminders of the Faithfulness of God It’s been one of those weeks for us… a pretty typical first week. Trying to get back into the routine again. Going…

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…

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…

3 Practical Ways We Can Reach the Lost in our World

3 Practical Ways We Can Reach the Lost in 2016 Staggering numbers! They came in a small “info-graphic” to my cell phone. When I first saw them, I thought I…

It's easy to lose heart in serving other people. They can be thankless, careless, and even rude at times when we serve them. So why do it? What propels us forward in serving others? This article offers 7 great reasons to continue in joyfully serving others.

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”. Then, I just…

Looking for some great ways to honor the Lord this Christmas? Here are 6 practical ways you and your family can do just that. 6 ways to honor the Lord in our Christmas Celebrations. Why not drop by and check out the list? #christmas #celebrations

6 Ways to Honor the Lord in Our Christmas Celebrations

We live in a day when so many, like the innkeeper in Bethlehem, make no room for Jesus at Christmas. I once read of a ROVING REPORTER WHO STOPPED PEOPLE…

Got little children? Small grandchildren? Want to make a bigger deal about the Lord this year? Learn how you can make much of Jesus during Christmas with your preschoolers. #preschoolers #Christmas

Making Much of Jesus During Christmas with Your Preschoolers

The holiday season often comes and goes in such a rush and hurried manner that it often leaves us so relieved that it’s finally over.   Making Much of Jesus…

3 Steps to a Christ-Centered Christmas - Melanie Redd

When Holidays Take on a Life of Their Own… 3 Steps to a Christ-Centered Christmas

I have loved holidays and traditions for as long as I can remember.   As a newlywed, the opportunity to establish traditions and create celebrations in my own home was…

Santa Claus, reindeer, angels, elves, bells, bows, ribbons, and tulle. The season overflows with a million themes to decorate your home for Christmas. But what if this year you really want to hone in on the true meaning of Christmas? Find out how to make the most of Jesus in your Christmas decorations this year.

How to Make The Most of Jesus In Your Christmas Decor

  Welcome to our special series, “Keeping Christ at the Center of Your Holidays.” Over the next few weeks, you get to enjoy the wonderful words of my amazing friends…

Making Much of Jesus At Thanksgiving - Melanie Redd

Making Much of Jesus at the Thanksgiving Holidays

Thanksgiving… A time where family and friends gather to remember the abundance of blessings bestowed upon them during the year. A time where a harvest of food and lighthearted fun…

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. And, others love to run, or sew, or read, or watch Netflix. Further, I like to visit blogs and…