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Hunger for Life

“And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me.”- Ann Voskamp New York Times Bestselling author Ann Voskamp recently released an incredible book called, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Where You Are. Each line is filled with challenges and thought-provoking pithy, poetic ideas. These...

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12 Days of a Romantic Christmas
12 Days of a Romantic Christmas

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays the children, friends and relatives often get all the attention and the spouses are left out in the cold. Celebrate this Christmas with 12 days of romance. On the first day of Christmas - Buy your mate one box of their favorite cereal and lace it with lots of “prizes.” Throw in some golf tees,...

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Have a New Teenager by Friday
Have a New Teenager by Friday

I truly believe that Leman’s “Have a New X by Friday” series is really just a gimmick. I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s his way of capturing your attention: if you drastically change the way you act as a parent, a wife, a friend, then you will see dramatic changes quickly in those you love. He’s right. In his book, Have a New Teenager...

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Holidays Hard On Love?
Holidays Hard On Love?

Did you realize that the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the time spouses and family members are most ignored? Why? We get so busy doing things for our families that we don't take the time to spend with them. So take a few moments and express your devotion to each other. Are you mutually devoted? Then declare it! There is nothing quite...

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Courageous
Courageous

I was invited to see Courageous as a preview.  I was looking forward to seeing a movie, because I love going to the theatre.  The showing was scheduled for 10:30 a.m.  At 9:00 we got a phone call that the house we were planning to moving into in less than a week fell through.  We were really excited about that house!  We thought God had miraculously...

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Courageous: Helping Dads Excel
Courageous: Helping Dads Excel

We put a lot of time and energy in our work – extra hours, extra effort to get the contract or meet deadlines.  Hobbies can help give balance to the stress of our jobs, a needed outlet for creativity, or just release some pressure.  These are both good things. But why don’t we put the same effort into our families?  As Adam Mitchell says...

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Who is Your Romantic Fancy?
Who is Your Romantic Fancy?

When I was 9 years old I was in love with Chachi. I used to dream that I was just a few years older and I was asked to star in his TV show, and he kissed me and decided that he loved me. I would work out all kinds of different plots for the show, all of which involved him falling head over heels for me, because he was so wonderfully cute. Ever...

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Should a Child’s Room be Awesome?
Should a Child's Room be Awesome?

When my children were first born, I did something radical. I didn't really decorate their room. Part of it was a money issue; we had so little cash, and we were trying to save for a down payment for a house. I thought putting our money into an apartment sized washing machine would be a far better use of our funds than buying cute little Noah's Ark...

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