Finding Joy in the Little Things This Season

By , Contributing Writer| November 21st, 2018|

Confession time: I can be a little competitive and not always about the obvious things. Sitting on my friend’s living room floor, I stared down at my latest challenge, the blank strip of paper in front of me. My LifeGroup leader was handing one to each person in the room. “I tried this a few [...]

Five Ways to Count Our Blessings

By , Contributing Writer| November 21st, 2018|

Navigating upcoming elections, hearing disturbing news stories, and handling life’s challenges can be a lot to take in at this time of year as we gear up for the holiday season. It kicks off with Halloween and ends with New Year’s Day as we begin 2019. In the middle sits Thanksgiving, a day where we [...]

How to Have a Heart Filled with Thanks

By , Contributing Writer| November 20th, 2018|

Have you ever agreed to do something only to find yourself questioning why? When I agreed to write this blog, I thought it would be easy. I mean, how hard can it be to write about a heart filled with thanks? Now, as I’m finding the time to sit down and work on this, I’m [...]

Four DIY Fall Décor Ideas for Your Home

By , Contributing Writer| November 15th, 2018|

The jack-o’-lanterns are tossed, and the plastic skeletons are packed away in their storage container graves. However, Halloween letdown doesn’t have to be. Now is the prime time to ignore all responsibilities and decorate for the fall. I can’t wait to make my house look even more cluttered by adding Christmas decorations. (At least the [...]

How to Host a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

By , Contributing Writer| November 4th, 2018|

Where’s the baster? Who burnt the rolls? Why is the dog on the table? These aren’t questions you want to hear at home but especially not when hosting dinner with plentiful guests on Thanksgiving. I have been blessed to live in a 700-square-foot apartment, which means I have never had to try to host a [...]

Five Thanksgiving Traditions to Start with Your Family Today

By , Copy Editor| November 19th, 2017|

Many of us can describe Thanksgiving in three words: family, football, and food. Thanksgiving is also a time for us to reflect over the last year and to be thankful for all that God has done for us. As we spend time with family, we can start traditions that will help us create special memories [...]