GUEST POST by Brittany Price Brooker It is easy to declare “God is good” when you are on the mountaintop of life, however, when you are in life’s deepest valley, is it as easy to “taste and see that He is good?” Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 Every single one of us will experience loss in our life, it is unavoidable. When we suffer loss of… Read more

“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:16-19 I have four sons ages 12, 10, 5 and 2. With so many kiddos in… Read more

“I’m having an affair.” If you’ve heard these words, then you understand the weight they carry.  They are daggers to the heart and can be deadly to a marriage. I received an email from a reader whose husband recently confessed… Read more

“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭34‬ NLT (more…) Read more

Many of us go CRAZY to get that important item that we just can’t live without.  The television tells us.  Social media shows us.  It’s up close and in our faces.  These kind of must-haves are just things that will… Read more

GUEST POST By Katie M. Reid The lyrics from Whitney Houston’s popular song, “I’m Every Woman” have inspired many. I love to sing along as Whitney belts out this declaration on behalf of womankind. Women are indeed strong and capable—able to meet needs, please others, overcome obstacles, raise children, run businesses, and look good doing it. However, on the road to prove ourselves, I am afraid we’ve adopted an unhealthy mindset along the way. (more…) Read more

Anxiety and depression are a huge struggle that that millions of people face every day.  We often use the terms “anxious” and “anxiety” to describe our nervousness or apprehension about something.  But, for those who suffer with recurring anxiety attacks,… Read more

GUEST POST by Daniel Brooker This guest post is by our friend, Daniel Brooker.  After losing his young wife to cancer several years ago, Daniel became a single dad with two young children to raise on his own.  My husband, Dave,… Read more

Dear Friend, Remember when you asked if we could get together for a girls night out?  I naturally replied as I always do to these invitations, “I’d love to!  Let me ask Dave first, and I will let you know…”… Read more

Birthdays are awesome.  And, birthday parties are even better, right?  Well…not always when it comes to our kids.  Some believe that kids birthday parties have become overindulgent, overdone, and overpriced events that are leaving parents–and most of all kids–with too many toys left unappreciated and lots of money down the drain.  So, what’s a better alternative?  Well, some parents believe that “fiver” parties are the answer.  So, what exactly is a fiver party? (more…) Read more

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