Shine Your Light

We're just past the Christmas season, the time of year when people start being kinder, more generous, more thoughtful and more loving, and reaching for the new year. More people give out of the goodness of their hearts, with the intention of receiving nothing back, shining their light (God's light) in darkness, and forgetting about …

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To the Work

This was originally posted on February 8, 2014 and has been slightly updated. Ability + Opportunity = Responsibility Over the past couple of years I’ve heard this phrase used several times in reference to teaching others about the gospel of Christ. While it seems simple, the message it sends is one that comes directly from God’s …

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How To Be Productive If You Stay At Home

Being a stay-at-home or work-at-home wife isn't about Netflix binging or nap taking. A big challenge for stay/work-at-home wives or really anyone who does the majority of work inside her own home is how to stay productive. It can be easy to spend the majority of your time on the couch, watching TV or doing …

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Reading Your Bible For Profit

The Bible is a guide for your soul, so it's meant to be studied, not skimmed. How you read your Bible is as important as actually reading the Bible. In order to gain more knowledge and understanding of God's word, you have to read it and understand it, right? That's how learning works with any …

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How I Use My Simplified Planner

I've been using my Simplified Planner for almost a year now, and I LOVE it. It's helped me sort out my thoughts and plans and lists and generally just kept me more sane than I was before I had it. (By the way, her 2017 planners just debuted, so check them out!) I've thought about writing …

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Love Never Fails

I think we need to understand some things about love. About real, true love. It can be beautiful and exciting -- it's pure, it's healing, and it's holy, and we need to make sure we understand it. Love, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "a strong or constant affection for a person." I agree with this definition, …

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How Exercise Can Be a Spiritual Discipline

For me, exercise has been encouraging in more ways than one. I'm always going to be encouraged to push myself further in my exercise routine and in my everyday routine when I exercise. It's a natural energizer because it's working to keep my body healthy. But I've also found that it can help me spiritually. …

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