Losing a Job Doesn't Mean Losing the Holidays

My husband lost his job at the end of September, and we went from being a solidly two-income family to a more precarious single-income one. The holidays suddenly loomed very large in the metaphorical window for me, even though they were months away. Not wanting my daughter to have a one-bear Christmas, I thought about the very good advice my father gave me when I was a teenager: You can do almost anything if you have enough of either time or money. And I had three months....more
I have always loved receiving a homemade gift but have been a bit insecure about my crafting ... more

This Isn't Your Grandma's Christian Blog

Last month the blogger behind "Stuff Christians Like" asked his readers to share what they thought were the best Christian blogs. Some of the responses were the names of (relatively, in the Christian blogging community) high-profile blogs, some were of much smaller blogs, and several were flat-out self-promotions. It probably won’t surprise you, but not one of them was my blog. ...more
I believe God wants us to strive to be our personal best. I do think non Christian people are ... more