On My Bookshelf: Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt

Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt is a fun and engaging book by Troy Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt has published many books for children and adults, and he is also a writer of the popular children’s series, Hermie and Friends. My two youngest children, who are 13 and 7, really enjoyed … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Life is Like a Bowl Full of Cherries

My friend Kelly Nickerson joins us today to share how during times of tremendous grief the kindness of friends, family, and even strangers helped her change her heart and embrace the kindness extended. by Kelly Nickerson I love cherries! If I get another tattoo it will be a pair of cherries. My favorite is the … Read more…

The Kindness Series: The Restorative Power of Kindness

My good friend Terri joins us today to share how someone showing just a little kindness helped her overcome feelings of shame, fear, and uncertainty. by Terri Fullerton She swung the dorm room open and entered our freshman dorm room with a bulging load of books. She introduced herself with all the extrovert energy and … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Kindness Wins

Today for The Kindness Series, I am welcoming my new friend, Ellie. Ellie is showing us how we can ensure kindness wins. by Ellie I’m kind of a blunt person. I don’t have many filters, and if I think it, I’m most likely going to say it. That being said, there’s a difference between blunt … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Random Acts of Kindness

I am happy to welcome Heather Gerwing to The Kindness Series today. With Random Acts of Kindness Day coming up this week, Heather is reminding us about the importance of being kind to all people we encounter in life. by Heather Gerwing If we all stopped and thought for a minute, I am sure we … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Choosing Kindness Over Rightness

Today I am welcoming my friend Andrea Stunz from Empty Plate, Full Heart. She is sharing with us the importance of showing kindness in your marriage. By Andrea Stunz I had become bitter, grumpy, angry and sad. I had chosen to allow pain to take root in my soul, and I fed it well and … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Kindness, Generosity, and Lessons from a Poor College Student

by Carrie Beth Tigges While in college, my story was similar to many other students– I worked 2-3 part-time jobs, sometimes working as many as 25-30 hours per week.  I was active on my college campus as a member of a sorority, Student Government leadership, campus ministries, singing in an a cappella group, and just … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Life Giving and Life Taking

I am so happy to welcome Beth Walker as the first guest blogger in The Kindness Series. Beth shares how she and her family are getting through a difficult time due to the kindness of friends. by Beth Walker Our current life situation has our family living in the unknown. My husband is job hunting, … Read more…

The Kindness Series: How to Listen, Love, Repeat [Give-a-way]

I am so excited to kick-off this series on my blog. On Wednesdays and Fridays over the next month, a group of really wonderful women will be writing about kindness. These ladies will be sharing many great perspectives on the attitude of kindness. How to Listen, Love, Repeat Back in the fall, I had the … Read more…

Fighting Fear

“The only thing worry succeeds in producing in my life is a whole lot of agony.” – Kelly Balarie, Fear Fighting: Awakening Courage to Overcome Your Fears I have been a worrier for most of my life. I think it partly comes from being a planner (ahem, control freak). I only feel comfortable with a … Read more…

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