How to have gracious words (His Encouragement)

Reading Time: 3 minutes I used to think I was a patient person. Then I had children of my own and discovered that it is easy to be patient when you are well-rested and stress-free. The real test is when you face a challenging situation when you are sleep-deprived, stressed out, overwhelmed, grieved, anxious, or in pain.

Proverbs 16:24 encourages us to have gracious words, but how? When stressed, it can be hard to stop our natural reactions (the fight or flight response).

His Encouragement: Nothing will be impossible with God

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Life in this sin-marred world is not always easy. The path we follow can be traitorous. Many of us face challenges, illness, heartache, and deep sorrow. When we are in the deep valleys, we often cannot see the joys that are awaiting us on the other side of the mountain.

But God knows and He helps us to climb out of that valley and up that mountain — often carrying us!

Best dairy-free and vegan hot cocoa for the holidays

Reading Time: 3 minutes Fall and winter is the perfect time of year for the delicious hot beverage made from cocoa: hot chocolate or hot cocoa. To make your holiday season a little less stressful, I have compiled a list of great dairy-free and vegan hot cocoa options!

10 Bible verses about thanksgiving and praise

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Bible Verses This week I am going to do things a little differently. Instead of selecting only one verse of encouragement, I have selected ten Bible verses about thanksgiving and praise to share. 1 Chronicles 16:34 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 100:4 “Enter his gates

5 Children’s books about thankfulness

Reading Time: 4 minutes Soon it will be Thanksgiving, but you can teach your child about being thankful all year round with these children’s books about thankfulness! It is not always easy trying to teach certain concepts and behaviors to our children. However, I have found a good book read often can reinforce the values you are modeling. I