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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…

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…

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…