Category: Seasons

10 Easter Ideas to Help You Build Memories
Easter

10 Easter Ideas to Help You Build Memories

It’s been a busy month and this week I’m teaching at a Y.W.A.M. Ministry Development School. And … big confession here … I’m not ready for Easter. Not even a little, tiny bit. And Easter is this coming Sunday!  I want Easter to be special. Something my kids and grandkids

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You Need a Valentine
Valentine's Day

When You Need a Valentine

So everybody has a valentine but you. You were the kid in kindergarten who got left off of everybody’s valentine list, or at least you feel like it. You need a valentine. Single or married, you’re still lonely inside. You need a valentine. You can’t remember what it felt like

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The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013
News

The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013

Wow! Where did the last year go? Am I late in saying “thanks for visiting my blog this last year”? If you hang around here much you know that in March I helped host a women’s all night prayer meeting, April brought several weeks in Finland where I learned how

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Nurture your spirit with prayer this Christmas
Advent

10 Ways to Nurture Your Spirit With Prayer This Christmas

Let’s face it—the hustle and bustle of Christmas can easily distract you from needed prayer. Scary—because prayer connects you to the Holy Spirit who gives life (see John 6:63). No Spirit connection = little life. Your spirit becomes weak and hollow. Once a week prayer at church isn’t enough. You

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Ancient Words Nurture Your Spirit
Advent

Ancient Words to Nurture Your Spirit at Christmas

Words that nurture your spirit…don’t you just love it when you read something in your daily devotional and it soars up out of your spirit to sparkle your day? Kinda reminds me of Isaiah 40:31 where we “mount up with wings like eagles” and see a bigger picture of our

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Nurture Your Spirit Video Clips
Advent

Nurture Your Spirit Video Clips for Christmas

Sometimes you just need to sit and nurture your spirit at Christmas. I know I do. Otherwise, my heart gets hardened with all of the commercialism that goes on during the biggest money-making month of the year. Among such activities as prayer, hugging grandchildren and other people, and reading my

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4 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Christmas
Advent

4 Ways to Spiritually Decorate Your Home For Christmas

Have you noticed the Christmas shopping commercials this year? Yuck. Especially the ones that replace the powerful words of old Christmas carols with “Buy, buy, buy.” You could easily spend a small fortune on Christmas decorations and miss the real decorations of the Spirit. You know the ones I mean—those

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving

Greed and Gratitude. Not a Good Mix.

So here’s my Thanksgiving rant: Black Friday has spilled over into Thanksgiving. Greed and gratitude. Not a good mix. Greed is invading Gratitude’s day, and people are embracing it! I know we all love a sale, but something is very wrong when Red Hot Deals are more important than a day

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The Thankfulness Lesson of a Brownie
Thanksgiving

The Thankfulness Lesson of a Brownie {Thursday Therapy}

Yesterday I was trying to figure out what to blog about and remembered the thankfulness lesson in Notting Hill. It’s one of the best take-away memories from the film. When Anna Scott, the most famous movie star in the world, has dinner with her friend William’s family, a challenge is

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Gratitude on a post by Susan Gaddis
Thanksgiving

A Little Gratitude Training Please

I think we need a little gratitude training around here. Thanksgiving Day encourages gratefulness and that’s a good thing. But something’s missing. “I’m thankful for my family,” sounds nice, but who are you thankful to? Seems like that statement kinda goes up in the air like a whiff of smoke.

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