By: Janet Thompson Rejection cuts like a knife, straight to the heart of our self-confidence and self-worth. Many of us can remember feeling insecure in high school, desperately wanting to be popular and accepted. Many girls who feel rejected or unloved by their dads also feel unlovable and don’t value their own dignity or respect their bodies. If Daddy doesn’t love them, then who will? They might turn to self-destruction or settling for less … [Read more...] about “Staying Brave Even When You Feel Rejected
By: Rhema"Where there is no vision, the people perish" Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)I recently went on a trip to Plymouth, Massachusetts and traveled down the East Coast to Washington D.C. with a group of people from my church. We went on that trip so that we could learn the true Christian history of America that isn’t taught in our schools. As I was on this trip, I learned so many new things, but what stood out to me was the sacrifice that people made … [Read more...] about Sacrifice: America’s Christian Heritage
By: Erin BishopWe talk a lot about our daughters’ smart phone and social media usage, but I don’t think we talk nearly enough about ours, and how it impacts our families.I was shocked when I read that the average adult spends nearly 3 hours per day on their phone. That is almost a full day each week, almost 4 days a month, and almost 48 days or over a month and a half every year. Those who have used social media since the birth of their children … [Read more...] about Is Our Social Media Usage Harming Our Families?
A new school year is about to start (or already has, depending on where you live) and that often means a shopping trip for some new school clothes for our daughters. A few years ago, my daughter and I made a list of what she needed, discussed our budget, and found common ground between her styles and my “mom clothes rules” and were ready to go. We got jeans, shirts, socks, shoes, and undergarments, and by the night before school she had washed … [Read more...] about 9 Back to School Essentials for Teen Girls
By Rhema“Integrity is doing the right thing; even when no-one is watching.” -C.S. Lewis. Integrity is a character trait that everybody can have, but it is up to you to decide how and what your integrity looks like. The definition of integrity is, “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” In other words, integrity is staying true to who you are, and keeping your moral values no matter what anybody else … [Read more...] about Do You Have Integrity?
By YvonneRomans 12:2 (ESV) tells us “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Whenever I do something, I think about this verse. Do I look like the world instead of looking like God? But before we keep going; what is the status quo? From my perspective, it’s being accepting of anything as long as it doesn’t … [Read more...] about Ditching the Status Quo