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How to live as a Christian in today’s world. Tips on how to be a better Christian, spiritual inspiration, and encouragement for Christians. Tips for Bible reading and journaling.

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Can God Use a Horrible Failure or Loss?

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Do you feel like a horrible failure or have you recently experienced a terrible loss? You are not alone. Most of us have had this happen to us at one time or another. After a horrible day, you go to bed and pray the next day will be better. Many times it is better the…

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The Fruit of Discipline: How to Get Through the Hard Times

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Do you think the fruit of discipline is worth it? I mean really, who in their right mind would ask God for a trial? Yet, God allows things to happen to us that we don’t understand. The Bible says to count it all joy when we have a trial. (James 1:2-4) Haha! I am laughing. Does…

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How a Community Service Project Will Change Your Family

How a Community Service Project Will Change Your Family

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Are you looking for a community service project? You don’t need to leave the country to find volunteer opportunities to do with your kids. For instance, a good idea might be to go to the Texas-Mexico border. My family has ministered to the people in The Colonias doing VBS, soccer camps, construction, painting, and food…

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How to Have an Awesome Quiet Time with God

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Do you want to have an awesome quiet time with God? Perhaps you don’t have time to forge through a text written 2,000 years ago or you are just plain bored with the scriptures. Before you call my church and turn me in for blasphemy, let me tell you how I have dealt with this…

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17 Ways to Create the Best Mom Friends Ever

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Mom friends are hard to develop when you are busy at home with little kids or at work full-time. I was so grateful to find my mom friends when my kids were young. My son was 2 when I met them. They have been my friends for 21 years now. I would love to tell you…

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School Safety: Why School Violence Is Taking Over

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If you are a parent, sooner or later you are going to deal with school safety. It is a terrible subject no one really wants to talk about, yet it is becoming a weekly occurrence. The frequency of school shootings is an ugly reminder that we don’t have control. In fact, we don’t even know…

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Are You Caught In a Bad Relationship?

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Are you caught in a bad relationship? It doesn’t matter if you are married or dating, it can be difficult to navigate out of it. The laughter in the marriage or relationship is gone, and you are left with only anger and destruction. I have a friend who was in a bad relationship, and it…

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How to Heal Broken Family Relationships

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I am one of many adult children who chose to break off the relationship with not only my parents but my whole family.  My husband, children and I became estranged. And I can say I am one of the few who has actually reconciled. Looking from the outside, you would never think this would happen to…

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How to Have the Worst Christmas Ever (and solutions for a good one)

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The Worst Christmas Ever Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year with all the family traditions and the parties. Instead, Christmas is the worst time of the year for many. I think most of us go into the Christmas season with a fresh new lease on life thinking this year…

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How to Not Lose Faith: 7 People Who Were One Hot Mess

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I know several people in my life who are going through some really difficult things. I feel like they may be losing faith. Is there anyone who knows how not to lose faith when things get bad? Truthfully, I think we all go through hard things and lose faith at one time or another. It’s…

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