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Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing.  It’s not real.

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...

Don’t Let Food Cloud Your Focus This Thanksgiving

Approach holiday eating from a faith-based intuitive eating perspective, then a season of true abundance and gratitude opens up.  Here are three key points we can keep in mind so we don’t let food overwhelm our focus this Thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving: The Power of a Thankful Heart

It is not always easy to give thanks, but this is the very thing we must do in order to see God's will accomplished in our lives. This is how we move into higher realms of faith for ourselves, for our city, and for our nation...

17 Prayers of Gratitude for the Holiday Season

How healthy are you going into this holiday season?

While you can try to steer clear of germs, pump up the antioxidants, and even get your flu shots, one of the healthiest habits you can cultivate is to express a grateful heart.

Mother's Touch Brings Life to Newborn Baby

Doctors told Kate Ogg that her newborn son would not make it.  But this mother's idea and determination ended in a miracle!

This is a beautiful, powerful story that highlights one mother’s perspective of how her instinct to hold and talk to her baby changed their lives.

Fall Into a Fitness Routine

Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime with these tips.

Have a Sizzling, Sparkling Fourth

On July 4th, the perfect party calls for friends, food, fireworks and plenty of red, white and blue. It's an easy party to pull off!  We've created a patriotic themed spread of sweet and savory treats to provide star-spangled fun for everyone!

What to Do When You Feel Like a Horrible Mother

Do you ever find yourself thinking What did I do wrong?  Many of our insecurities about parenting surface because we find ourselves in a situation that is new or different, or that we haven't yet walked through.

So here's some perspective to help give you some confidence to get through....

Motherhood as an Act of Worship

Let's be honest. When I think of worship, I don't think of diapers. I think of time in church singing songs, lifting hands, “amen-ing” and applauding through a solid worship set.

I don't think of laundry and dirty diapers.

4 Steps to Become a Confident Mom

If you've ever thought What if I'm not getting this right? you are not alone. Every mom has wondered, at one time or another, if we’re up for this task of mothering or if we're just messing up our kids.

Here are 4 concrete steps you can take to get more confidence to be a great mother.

What Do We Know about Jesus' Tomb?

After Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross, He was placed in a tomb from which He would rise three days later.  Therefore, the tomb - or Jesus' rising from it - is a central event in the Christian faith.

So let's take a good look at what writers and witnesses both said about the tomb. 

Easter: Bigger Than Christmas?!

In our society there are two great religious holidays: Christmas and Easter. For most of us, Christmas is the bigger.  And Easter?  It's a long weekend peppered with chocolate eggs.  But it's so much more!

Here's why Easter is MORE important than Christmas...

Elevate Your Easter Brunch

If you’ll be hosting friends and family to honor Easter this year, make your gathering as simple as it is scrumptious with a decadent brunch menu.

Here are some scrumptious and simple recipes that are sure to be a hit for your holiday!

5 Ways to Celebrate Easter Without the Easter Bunny

Many of us have wonderful memories of Easter morning - baskets full of chocolate, egg hunts, and new church dresses. Those traditions are well and good, but what about the real event we are celebrating? Do our children even know why we have a day called Easter?

Here are 5 ways to celebrate in a whole new way; 5 ways to make meaningful memories—without even one mention of the Easter Bunny!

Easter Traditions

Many of the traditions that our families hold dear have their roots in treasured spiritual expressions. Take a closer look at the elements that we now identify so closely with this special holiday.

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