Shine on America!

TobyMac posted this picture of the new One World Trade Center rising above New York City. Encouragement for today and a great reminder that we won’t be shaken!

Trust in God's Plan

When you’re not sure about where God is taking you, remember to trust His plan for your life! Jeremiah 29:11 is highlighted, triple underlined and the page is dog-eared and well-worn in my Bible! How about you? My work world was turned upside down in July 2013 when I was laid off from my job. What now? Well, a few …

Remembering 9/11/01

People across our country today remembering once again where they were and the terrible images they saw, and the people they lost on this day 13 years ago. For me, the day takes on even more significance as I remember my son telling me how his 5th grade teacher explained to his class what was happening. And to know today …

Teaching Kids Self-Discipline

As a mom with three kids, now grown and on their own, I’ve had to do a lot of nagging and reminding and fussing at my kids over the years for them to do what they needed to do…chores, homework, practice, college essays, getting up on time… For some reason, one word from Dad was all it took to get …

The Giver

Did you catch the movie The Giver over Labor Day weekend? It’s based on the beloved book. Well, then 50 cents of your ticket price went to the Ticket to a Better World initiative. They’re trying to raise a quarter of a million dollars to buy books for kids in need. It’s a partnership between Walden Media and Read Across …

Fun Fall Date Ideas

If you’re ready for fall and you want to spark a little romance in your relationship, how about planning some fun fall dates? -Make S’mores by the fireplace or while you cozy up by a bonfire. -Have a Thermos Picnic with some steaming soup or cocoa for two on a chilly fall day. -Rake and play in the leaves. You’re …

Do Something – Donate Sports Equipment

Did you know that some parents won’t sign their kids up for youth sports leagues because they know they can’t cover the cost of the equipment their kids will need to have in order to join the team? So, here’s a “Do Something” idea: Next time you or your child outgrows an old pair of cleats or bats, gloves, helmets, …

Traditional Marriage Victory

A victory for traditional marriage in Louisiana. The state’s ban on same gender marriage was upheld by a federal district court. The Baptist Press reporting that it’s the first win for traditional marriage since the Supreme Court struck down key elements of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013. So a reason for praise! Read More: Federal judge rules …

Samaritan’s Purse Ministering in Iraq

Samaritan’s Purse is in Iraq ministering to families there and they shared an encouraging story on their Facebook page: A team member was talking to a displaced Muslim family and they asked why they are helping. The team member shared the story of the Good Samaritan and the father told him, “And you, a Christian, are the Good Samaritan, and …