We often know ourselves. But how well do we know our mates? Here are 9 ways that knowing your husband impacts him for good. We often know ourselves. But how well do we know our mates? I wish I had understood and really learned about him earlier in our marriage. It would have ... Read More
Things to Remember
How to Stop Focusing on What’s Wrong with You
We often focus on everything wrong with us and our life. Here's how to stop focusing on what's wrong and notice what's right. When Carolyn showed up wearing glasses, I suddenly realized how much I wanted . . ., no needed a pair. I hadn't thought of them before. My mom and dad ... Read More
Is God Really Good All the Time?
Can God really be good all the time? We know that we are a combination of good and bad. We may assume that God is too. In life there are good and bad things. Experiences. People. Jobs. Food. Teachers. Pets. Bosses. Trips. Clothes. Even years. We label things good and ... Read More
Don’t Bite the Bait: How to Respond to Criticism
Criticism comes whether we want it or not. How can we respond to it without getting baited and pulled into a back-and-forth conversation? Do people's words of criticism bother you? They do me. I was reading about how Peninnah was tormenting and teasing Hannah about her ... Read More
Why We Feel Guilty for Taking Care of Ourselves
As women we are told to take care of ourselves. But when we do, why do we feel guilty? Crystal, Beth, and I are chatting via Zoom, because isn't this how we meet and chat now when we have group meetings? We are supposed to be talking about our writing, but we usually wander into ... Read More
5 Motivating Reasons for Christian Women to Engage in Self-Care
As Christians, what is the real "why" behind caring for ourselves? Our body, soul, and mind. Here are 5 reasons to motivate us in the care of our whole self. There were several weddings in our church when I was a preteen. And for the first few, the ladies in the church each ... Read More
What Measuring Stick Do You Use to Determine Your Self-Worth?
We all want to be enough, so we use different measuring sticks to determine our self-worth. We yearn to be worthy, but don't know how to get there. In this article, Theresa Boedeker reminds us that our worth comes from God. It is a free gift that will change the way we see ourselves, others, and ... Read More
Accepting Christmas as It Comes
Add fun and joy into Christmas with these 6 tips. Instead of orchestrating Christmas, enjoy the day with all its imperfections. The desire to orchestrate the perfect Christmas that happens to most of us. We watch Christmas movies where families look picture perfect. Peruse ... Read More