Many people relish the Holiday Family Gatherings--but, alas, for many, attending a HFG is like going to the dentist! Does thinking about an upcoming family gathering make you want to hide beneath a lead blanket and start spitting? Good ---because times of emotional stress are the times to heed Jesus.
I have been in the beauty industry for 8 years. If anyone understands the struggle with comparison, it would be me. Makeup, haircolor, and hairspray may accentuate and enhance, but they are not what make a woman beautiful.
Balancing a busy lifestyle with healthy food choices can certainly become a tall task. Here's a delicious meal idea that incorporates easy-to-use, versatile ingredients. You can have flavorful main courses, sides and appetizers ready in under an hour!
It’s Christmas time, but unfortunately it’s all too easy to lose focus on Christ even though we’re supposed to be celebrating his birth. This season can bring both stresses and joys, and it also can bring many opportunities for family discipleship. Here are my “Twelve Ways of Christmas.” Consider including a few of these into your Christmas season—and enjoy the gifts that come from family discipleship.
Life happens, job loss happens, health-related emergencies happen. It’s not a matter of IF, it’s just a matter of WHEN. So how can you start preparing a safety net in order to be able to respond to life’s unexpected turns?
It’s wild how the holidays can bring out such intense sides to our personality. In our marriages, the rush, the expectations, the schedule and the cookie induced sugar buzz can really make for some stressful—potentially explosive—situations.
All families struggle with the extremes the celebrations bring out of and on us! Here’s a few tips to help you navigate the season...
When the shepherds came to the manger and told everyone about the supernatural announcement of Christ’s birth, there were two distinct reactions – “Wonder” and “Ponder”. Those in attendance wondered at what the shepherds said, but Mary pondered what they said in her heart.
So how about you? Are you a “wonderer” or a “ponderer”?
God is not absent-minded, He didn’t forget about you. He has so much more for you than just marriage. I know it’s hard to believe but ask your married friends. Marriage is a gift, but it is not the only gift.
Every year, when I flip the calendar to December, I get caught up in making Christmas "perfect". It causes me to have heightened expectations about how everything should look and taste and be. Can you relate?
Then check out this article, learn to surrender, and let Christmas...be Christmas.