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Special Needs, Special Love

Editor’s note: This introduction to Bella’s Gift by Rick and Karen Santorum was written by Bella’s older sister, Elizabeth Santorum. In his letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul told us …now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13 Love is the greatest of the theological virtues and is at the heart of Christ’s teachings. Yet, the dictionary defines love as...

Whatever You Grow Up to Be

Whatever You Grow Up to Be

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That question can be one of the most intriguing questions to pose to a child. You never know what they are going to say. It can be anything from a doctor to a professional bubblegum blower. I used to think I would one day become a lawyer since I was a pretty good debater. However, as I grew up I also displayed other gifts and talents like singing, writing, and performing. Since these things were...

Six Books Jane Austen Would Read Today

Today would have been Jane Austen’s 240 th birthday. More than two hundred years since her novels first reached readers, her stories have remained powerful and popular. Full of timeless wisdom, Austen’s classics have made her one of the most celebrated authors of English literature. But what are some of the books that would inspire Austen if she was reading today? Below find six favorites that would surely be on Jane’s “to read” list. Fierce...

Top 10 Book Gift Ideas 2018

Sing with us now!.. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!.. And, it’s time to decide which books we’re giving our family and friends for Christmas! We love giving faith-building books to our loved ones. Here are some of the best current books and devotionals by some of our favorite Christian authors. Enjoy! Us Against the World — David and Tamela Mann have been married for 30 years, but the singers, actors, and...

One Star

When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. — Matthew 2:10 The Christmas lights now in the neighborhoods have no rival at any other season. We put up lights to celebrate the Light of the world who was born, but the very first Christmas light was a distant star. Almost every soul on earth missed it. No one knew to look for it except the wise men who were entrusted with the secret. When they traveled across the hemisphere following a star, even...

5 Ways to Help Kids with Back to School Anxiety

Do your kids suffer from back to school anxiety? My two older children are both in grade school. Neither had experienced any type of school anxiety before, even when entering Kindergarten. I’ll never forget standing outside of my son’s Kindergarten classroom and thinking “WOAH, that was way easier than I thought!” Then, last year we moved our family to a new town: new neighborhood, new surroundings, new everything. My...

Fiction Friday: Robin Lee Hatcher

Editor’s note: It’s Fiction Friday! Today we’re sharing with you some great titles by the great Robin Lee Hatcher. If Robin is new to you, here’s what some of our favorite Christian fiction authors have to say about her: Whenever I want to fall in love again, I pick up a Robin Lee Hatcher novel. — Francine Rivers, NYT bestselling author Robin’s stories are always an adventure of the heart! She is one of the premier...

Loving Someone Who is Dying

My mother is dying from cancer. Scratch that: she’s living with cancer. She’s quick to point it out; she’s still here. And while cancer is winning the battle, my mother claims victory. The spoils? “Apples.” But not McIntosh or Fuji. Let me explain. It’s not easy to find the right words to say to a person nearing the end of life. But words— spoken, written down, or prayed— shoulder the power to heal, comfort, and connect. Proverbs 25:11...

Advent of Hope

I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. — Ezekiel 36:26 Jesus told a skeptical crowd, who wanted to kill Him for calling God His own Father, that they had missed something obvious in the Scriptures that they held so dear: It is [the Scriptures] that bear witness about me. — John 5:39 ESV Even Moses wrote of the Christ who would come. Ironically, the crowd had set their hopes on Moses but did not believe his words...

Fiction Friday: Summer Reads by Lauren K. Denton

Editor’s Note: It’s sum-sum-summertime! Got your beach bag ready? Here are some great fiction reads for this summer from one of our favorite fiction writers, Lauren K. Denton!   Buy Now Glory Road One of Southern Living’s “25 Beach Reads Perfect for Summer” “Brims with family, second chances, and new horizons.” —Lisa Wingate In one summer, everything will change. But for these three strong Southern women, the roots they’ve...

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