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The Other Side of Beauty: Ditching Comparison

The Other Side of Beauty: Ditching Comparison

I’ve never had more friends today that I don’t really know, yet these “friends” can still affect me. I scroll through their highlight reels of life on social media, and without much effort at all, I begin to compare. I compare my marriage, my kids, my house decor (or lack thereof), my cooking, my vacations.

Is Your Family Parenting Out of Faith, or Out of Fear?

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. — 2 Timothy 1:7 By all accounts, Shiloh was the perfect teen. She earned excellent grades, avoided dating, and never missed youth group. She came from the perfect Christian family — two hard-working parents who set up their home

The Bible – God’s Love Letter To Our Kids

Recently, as a young mom and I were bonding over dinner, my friend shared that she was planning to dedicate her children to the Lord in our church’s next child dedication service. To prepare for the ceremony, she excitedly described how she was going through the process of picking a personal life verse for her

Finding True Fulfillment In Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl

In this six session video-based bible study, Lysa TerKeurst encourages participants to trade going through the motions for the spiritually exciting life for which we long. Below is an excerpt from her book, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. Also, make sure to watch the free first session of Lysa’s study toward the end

Do Your Children Know Just How Special They Are?

One of the most important things we can do as parents is to give our children a strong spiritual foundation to stand upon. From the moment our children are conceived to the moment they make their miraculous entry into this world, we can begin praying for and speaking words of life over them. And these

God Has A Plan For Your Life – And Your Child’s Life Too!

Has anyone ever asked you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Chances are, if you were raised in Western society, you’ve been asked that question on numerous occasions by relatives, teachers, guidance counselors, and other well-meaning adults who were eager to guide you on your journey to becoming a productive member

A Letter to Teen Moms: You Are Important

You Are Important Importance means having meaning. There are many things that people feel are important for young people: school, good grades, sports, and accomplishments. Ask yourself, What things were important to you one or two years ago? What things are important now? Your child, no doubt, is most important. And your child thinks you are most important. Without your succeeding

A Birthday Letter and Gift for My Tween Daughter

My little girl is not so little any more. It’s hard to believe that almost eleven years ago I was in a New York City hospital anticipating her early arrival. This precious little girl that I held in my arms is a few short years away from becoming a young lady, no longer my baby girl. She’s

Proverbs 3:5-6

Your Life, God’s Way

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 Years ago, my church – Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida – rented a billboard near a busy highway. We were looking to attract people to what God was

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