How To Make Summer Perfect for Your Kids

Step 1: Relax and don’t worry about making summer perfect for your kids. That’s it. The End. We need to remember kids are kids. They, of all people, know how to have fun. These are the people that play with paper and boxes and have a thrilling time. On the flip side sometimes they don’t … Read more…

Only with God

“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family.” (Proverbs 31:15 NIV) During the school year, this verse speaks to me almost every weekday morning as I rise before the sun. The middle school day in our district begins early, and one of my tasks is rousing my thirteen-year-old son. … Read more…

Five Ways to Rekindle Your Resolutions

It has been 113 days since January 1. The day when all things become new and most of us resolve to change almost everything about ourselves. So, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Mine are going well, but only because I resolved not to have any resolutions this year. However, even with my no-resolution … Read more…

Seeing the Good

Sin. It’s ugly. Actually, that’s not completely true. A lot of sin is not ugly. It’s enticing. It’s fun. Sin itself can be downright attractive because the devil is a deceiver. The results of sin, however, are ugly, and this world can be a whole mess of ugly. Why? That’s a question both the faithful … 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…

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