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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…

Marks of a Christ Centered Home. #home #Christcentered #marksofhome #goodhome #parenting #Christmas

Marks of a Christ-Centered Home

Building a Christ-centered home is an ultimate goal for many. And, while that might look different throughout the seasons of life and from home to home, there are a few…

8 Ways to Make Christmas about Jesus. #Christmas #Jesus #holidays

8 Ways to Make Christmas About Jesus

“Jesus is the reason for the season.”  We hear that phrase everywhere, don’t we? Yet, so often, we rush our way through the holiday season with little thought about Jesus,…

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…

How Can You Make More Of Jesus This Year? - Melanie Redd

How Can You Make More Of Jesus This Year?

How Can You Make More Of Jesus This Year? It’s happening! It happens every year. It starts at about Daylight Savings, and it builds up as the days of November…

Are you a Peanut's fan? I sure am. And, did you know that Charles Shultz based a great deal of his humor upon the Bible and the principles of the Bible? Check out this post that highlights the wit and the wisdom of Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and the gang!

The Wit & Wisdom of The Peanuts Gang

It’s a great day for something that will make us SMILE! I thought the wit and wisdom of The Peanuts Gang might make for a fun and positive post today. The Wit…

10 BIBLE VERSES TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE #student #athlete #parenting #encourage

10 BIBLE VERSES TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT-ATHLETE

Today, you get to meet one of the nicest bloggers that I know! When I was first starting out in blogging, this girl was so kind and helpful to me.…

Life is filled with chairs being pulled out from under us! What can you & I do to respond well when someone pulls a chair out from under you unexpectedly? Find out!

What Can You Do When Someone Pulls a Chair Out From Under You?

It happened almost daily.  Someone would come back to class after a bathroom break, prepare to sit in their yellow plastic chair and pull up to their desk, begin to…

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. These are 5 things every woman needs to hear. #woman #hear #from men

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…

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 was painful.…

A Song for Sunday – The Holy of Holies

It’s Sunday and a wonderful day for a song! Today’s song was recommended by my friend Renee Mallady, who enjoys music as much as I do. Thanks, Renee, for this…

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Meet the Author Who Has Written a Novel About Church Hurt – Varina Denman

Today’s post is from my new friend, Varina Denman. Like my husband, she’s a Texan!  Thanks for coming on over to this Tennessee blog today and telling us about your novel.…

Where are all of those friends who used to pass us in the halls and sit near us in the pew? What is causing church attendance to dwindle? Here is one possible reason that people are leaving our churc

I Think I’ve Discovered THE Reason that People Are Leaving Our Churches!

For the last two years, I’ve been praying over, thinking over, discussing and researching the answers to this poignant question: Why are people leaving our churches (and not going anywhere else)?…