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When God's Answer is Not What We Expected

“Ask and ye shall receive”—we all rely on that verse when we pray diligently and confidently for something important in our lives.

But what if God's answers are not in the way we need them to be....?

5 One Pot Meals: Easy Dinners for Busy Nights

Count 'em -- 5 recipes to cover a whole week, and each one only uses one pot to prepare (OK, not counting the cutting board!)

Here are not only some great recipes, but some quick easy techniques, for those days when you need a quick, easy to clean up meal for the whole family.

Laura Story - Don't Let This Be Just Another Christmas

Has Christmas become drab and routine?  Has it become chaotic, bitter, or even painful?  This year, it can be different!  Don't let this be just another Christmas this year!  Join with Laura Story ("Blessings")  and pledge to make this Christmas not just another Christmas.

Find out what small steps Laura's taking - and you can take - to reclaim the true meaning of Christmas this season!

12 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

It’s now more common for marriages to fail than it is for them to last a lifetime. But you can still get married with the confidence that you’ll enjoy the healthy, holy marriage God wants you to have if you invest time before getting married into asking wise questions.

Here are some crucial questions to ask before you get married...

A Thanksgiving Prayer

What if Thanksgiving were the one day in which we over-emphasized what should be on our hearts every day of the year: a heart of gratitude in everything? What if our Thanksgiving prayer really thanked God for everything that has happened in the past year?

Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing.  It’s not real.

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...

Video: Sara Groves Thanksgiving Video - "Settin' Up The Pins"

If your Thanksgiving is getting a little hectic, singer Sara Groves can totally relate and has a sweet solution for you!

This fun family music video will bring a breath of fresh air to your holiday heaviness.  It's a great reminder to take it ALL in stride!

Don’t Let Food Cloud Your Focus This Thanksgiving

Approach holiday eating from a faith-based intuitive eating perspective, then a season of true abundance and gratitude opens up.  Here are three key points we can keep in mind so we don’t let food overwhelm our focus this Thanksgiving...

3 Reasons to Keep Hoping Instead of Giving Up

In the midst of our darkness, the prospect of giving up feels almost inevitable. Why cling to hope if it’s just going to result in more suffering?  All I can do is offer three simple reasons to keep hoping instead of giving up.

3 Truths That Radically Changed My Self-Image

Negative self-image can lead to a vicious cycle of discontentment if we allow it to invade our minds.  Instead of letting it affect who I am, I discovered three truths in scripture that radically changed my self-image. 

Living with Thanksgiving

Why do some people have such a negative feeling toward Thanksgiving?  Taking a look back at Thanksgivings past would reveal that we all have MUCH to be thankful for.

Living in Pursuit of God's Glory

We often find ourselves consumed with the external cares of this world, investing our time, thoughts, and energy on selfish gain, worrying about the future, and spending our time and money on temporary pleasures.  But the Christian life is completely the opposite!

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