Faith - Celebrating Family

Positive Hits Tour 2016

If you are a fan of Christian music like I am, then the Positive Hits Tour needs to be on your family’s to-do list this summer. Awakening Events, Air1, and K-Love are pleased to bring you some fantastic performers this year including Kristian Stanfill & Passion, Danny Gokey, Capital Kings, and Hollyn. But it’s not just […]

Unbound: Empowering Women Across the Globe

As an American woman, I have had opportunities that many women around the world will never have. These opportunities have included receiving an education from an early age and the freedom to choose between a full-time career, staying at home, or a combination of both. In addition to intellectual opportunities, I have an advantage over many […]

5 Creative Ways to Afford Sponsoring a Child

As I sit and write this post I am in the beautiful heart of Merida, Mexico. I spent the day visiting families who have (or are waiting for) sponsors. I saw how sponsorship has changed lives and saved families. I met a young woman who is about to graduate with her degree in engineering, thanks […]

Follow Me to Mexico With Unbound – Let’s Make a Difference Together #BlogUnbound

I recently became aware of a wonderful charitable organization called Unbound. Have you heard of it? It turns out I have a few friends who sponsor a child, young adult, or elder through Unbound. The mission of Unbound is to walk with the poor and marginalized of the world. Walking with them means helping to provide […]

Mom’s Night Out

I love being a mom.  Seriously, I do.  But it can be hard and anyone who tells you it isn’t, well I would say they are not being completely honest. I also love going to the movies, but it seems like most of the comedies out there are pretty edgy and often very crude. This tired mom […]

The Waiting – A Touching True Story of One Mother’s Unwavering Love

I remember the early days of being a new mom. The soft skin of my newborn son, his soft cooing, the smell of his breath. It was like Heaven. It was the beginning of a new adventure. I cannot begin to fathom the sorrow that would envelope me if I had to hand my newborn […]

50 Fun and Unique Easter Basket Ideas (That Aren’t Candy)

One of my favorite things to do is to pick out gifts for people. I love trying to figure out what they will like and I love the challenge of locating at least one item that is new to them. We actually don’t do the Easter Bunny story around here since we keep Easter Christ-centered. […]

Resurrection Rolls: An Easter Object Lesson

Easter is my very favorite holiday.  I love what it represents, the excitement of the season, and the anticipation of the children. My family is Christian and we keep the focus of our Easter season on the true meaning of Easter – the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It can be challenging to keep that focus […]

Love to Stay – What to Read if You Only Read One Marriage Book This Year

I read a lot of Christian books but I have recently steered clear of Christian books on marriage. The simple reason is that they tend to include what, to me, seems like an overload of anecdotes. The formula goes something like this: idea, supporting Bible verse, a few examples from people’s lives. I know some […]

10 Christians Everyone Should Know (Book Review)

I wasn’t raised in the church and did not learn much about church history and leaders during my upbringing. Most of what I know I learned by reading and researching as an adult. I love reading about other believers throughout history and I find their stories inspiring and enlightening. I recently had the chance to read 10 […]

TWR360 – Christian Programming in the Digital Age

Before I was a grown-up all I wanted to listen to on the radio was music. But over the last couple of decades I have gravitated more toward talk radio programming.  I used to spend quite a lot of time listening to sermons and other Christian programming on the radio, but my local Christian talk […]

Connecting Church and Home (Book Review)

If you have ever read a book by Tim Kimmel or heard him speak, then you already know that his views on parenting and family can be strikingly different than what you might encounter from other Christian experts. It seems obvious that the heart of the Christian parenting message should be grace, but unfortunately it often is not. I am always […]