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Living Joyfully When Your Husband Has Cancer

Allow me to introduce you to my friend, Trudy. We were just acquaintances when she and her husband, John, attended our wedding. As friends go, she has become one of the “best of the best.” When the kids were little, she would babysit for them, accompany me on errands or just come over to hang out […]

Personal Heart Care Prayers for Your Spiritual Health

Hey . . . if you just found this personal heart care challenge, but it’s after January first, that’s okay! You’re still welcome to the calendar – jump in whenever you can.   Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23   Your heart plays a vital […]

Are You Cultivating Compassion in a Selfish World?

  Our culture is full of causes. That’s not necessarily bad. Someone identifies a need and wants to do something about it. They develop a plan and rally support. People become aware of needs they didn’t know existed and choose to be part of the solution. Much good is accomplished this way. But it’s easy to get tunnel vision and […]

How Kids Can Change the World

  One of the boys recently pulled a Samaritan’s Purse envelope out of the trash and asked, “Mom, who are those people?” I could have told him to leave the trash alone. But, he doesn’t normally pull things out of the garbage, so I looked. “I don’t know. Let’s open it and find out.” We read about […]

4 Ways to Instill a Good Work Ethic in Kids

Wondering how to instill a good work ethic in kids? Start practicing these 4 habits.   Do you ever shake your head at the energy and enthusiasm your kids display until it’s time to work? You know those little toys with lots of joints held taut by a piece of elastic? When you press the base to loosen the elastic, they […]