Monday, October 20, 2014

Beating the Bugs During Cold and Flu Season

No one likes being sick over the holidays, so it’s time for a round-up of popular tactics to beat colds and flu. Which remedies actually help if you do get sick? One caveat: always discuss treatments and therapies with your doctor first! Staying Healthy Take a multivitamin? As their fine-print labels declare, multivitamins and supplements are […]

“Whatever” Teen Devotional for Girls Giveaway

Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of over 170 children’s and adult trade titles with close to three million books in print. Her books reflect her two main passions, God and cats, and include such varied titles as Cat Confessions: A Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book, The Ten Commandments for Little Ones, and The Worrywart’s […]

Pain is a Gift? Suffering With Christ

“So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin.You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the […]

Writing Through the Pain to Comfort Others

Some 20 years ago, I sat down at my desk in a noisy newsroom and began to bang out my weekly newspaper column for a small daily in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I covered the courts and crime beat for The Daily Mining Gazette, but I tried my very best to distance those stories from my […]

On Writng and Life: There is a Time for Everything.

The preacher was right when he said in Ecclesiastes, there is a time for everything. Take the very first novel I completed. First, a violent storm in my personal life and then a storm by the name of Hurricane Ivan left me, my family, and our city devastated. But all was not lost. The citizens […]

Poured Out Love

ShoShone Falls located in Idaho towers thirty-six feet higher than Niagara Falls, and the sight is amazing. The water flows around a bend in the river, rushes and cascades over several layers of huge, jagged rocks, and drops 212 feet. A spray rises into the sky and at the bottom is a beautiful rainbow. Standing […]

A Life Interrupted by Illness

Did anyone ever tell you, “Be careful what you wish for or you may get it?” A few years ago, I stared at the wall  and wondered what it would be like to be able to write all the time. I complained to God how I had all these stories and no time to tell […]

Holding on Loosely

I’m someone who likes to make plans. I like to know when I’m doing something, how long it will take, and what’s coming next. I don’t like surprises. But one thing this bout with cancer has taught me is to hold on to my plans with a loose grip. James 4:13-15 says, Now listen, you […]

Lesson Learned: Check

Mother Theresa once said, “You’ll never realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you got.” How true! Life gets busy, the appointment book fills up, plans are made, schedules set, gotta go here, go there, do this, meet them. We got it; we can handle it. There’s lots in life to fill […]

Grown-ups Get Scared Too

A few Sundays ago I taught in Children’s Church. We’re currently teaching a series on the life of David. My lesson this week was on a time when David got scared. He was sure Saul would eventually track him down and kill him. Forgetting God’s promise, David took his 600 men and their families and fled […]

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