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).

5 Tips for a realistic new year’s resolution

Reading Time: 4 minutes The New Year often brings with it a sense of renewed enthusiasm to make a change or two in our lives. But should a Christian make a new year’s resolution? And, if so, how do we make a goal that is realistic and achievable?

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

His Encouragement: Be free from guilt

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today’s scripture I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Psalm 34:4-5, ESV A few days ago, a blogger friend of mine shared a fantastic article on the topic of mom guilt. (Read What

His Encouragement: As examples for us

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s scripture Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 1 Corinthians 10:6, ESV Have you ever read something in the Bible that was so shocking or horrible that it made you pause and wonder why it was included in the Word of God? Maybe