Deep inside, we all desire to be fulfilled, to have purpose and meaning in our lives. For thousands of years, people have found answers in the Bible. Consider the timeles truths in its pages.
Many people are puzzled when they first hear someone say they are giving up something for Lent. It raises questions. Why? Should I? Lent can be like fresh compost to your faith, regardless of your faith roots or lack of spiritual legacy. Lent can help you grow in faith as you learn what you have gained and who you truly are. Dig into this old tradition for new ideas for growth.
Each year our family—babies to grown ups—gather around the tree while my husband reads the Christmas story. Add this reading to your Christmas morning and give the best gift of all.
With a bit of preparation and forethought, your Christmas celebration can be both simple and meaningful. Small details, like the ones here, go a long way in creating a home full of peace and joy.
Corporate parties, family get-togethers and other holiday gatherings mean lots of festive food and cocktails that can put a damper on even the most-seasoned dieter’s efforts. By taking a different approach this season, you can enjoy your favorite foods.
The radical changes and new status we gain at the moment of salvation are not often understood. The simple act of believing in Christ changes more than we comprehend or can truly appreciate. It literally changes our eternity. Read these truths to transform your mind (see Romans 12:1, 2).
Activities to celebrate cool days and colorful vistas of fall.
Release the desire to control your own life and you will finally be able to breathe with ease.
Grow herbs indoors on your kitchen counter or anywhere with good drainage, ample light and reasonable air circulation. Snip the fresh flavor-enhancers for dishes or preserve them for later.
When the world’s troubles and sins overwhelm you, look to God for the peace that surpasses all understanding.
These larger-than-life bloomers deliver abundant stems on a plant that’s trouble-free. Grow your own or buy them at your favorite farmers market. The flowers’ fall finery dresses up the plainest vase as emblems of God’s creative handiwork and intricate attention to detail. If He gives dahlias such glorious splendor, how much more will He bestow on you? Take encouragement and inspiration from this floral classic.
Excerpt from La La Lovely: The Art of Finding Beauty in the Everyday by Trina McNeilly
Use your next vacation as an excuse to relax and unwind. Put down your schedule, unplug your devices and immerse yourself in all the peace and beauty God’s creation offers.
Examining the essentials of the Resurrection reveals its tremendous impact. We can see five broad ways the truth of the Resurrection affects us.
What better way to celebrate Spring than by planting a vegetable garden. Cultivating this God-given bounty nourishes both body and spirit while reaffirming our faith.
David is known for greatness—as a runt shepherd boy he used a slingshot to kill the giant Goliath. Later he was crowned king, serving his people as both leader and warrior. He is recognized as having a bold love for God—he leapt and danced with joy before the presence of God as the Ark of the Covenant moved through public streets while Saul’s daughter watched with hatred and mocked him. Possibly most surprising is that David is remembered for his despicable sins, confirming that, with repentance, God does forgive.
Allow your home to be the restorative peaceful space God intended. Clear out all the virtual, physical and mental clutter and replace it with intentional messaging that draws you closer to him. Your house will best serve your family by being a protective, spiritual haven.
Unplug from the hustle and bustle and explore God's creation—a gorgeous coastline filled with lighthouses, lobster shacks and natural beauty seemingly around every corner.
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