You Bring Home a Paycheck, But Are You Really Making Money?

Are you really making money at your job?  Most people would answer, “Of course, I’m earning money.  I bring home a paycheck and deposit that money into the bank every week.”  What many people don’t realize is that IT COSTS MONEY TO WORK.  After your work expenses are deducted, how much is left?  What is… Read More »

300 Winter Activities for Kids to Do When They Are Bored!

Winter brings cold weather, shorter days, and snow, which usually means we spend more time indoors.  That’s why winter often seems long and boring, especially if you’re snowed in!  If schools in your area are canceled because of snow, your kids may soon be saying that they’re bored.  But, there really are plenty of fun… Read More »

What is Bible Journaling?

Have you heard of Bible Journaling? Bible Journaling is a way to use art and creativity as you study God’s Word. Back in 2014, a lady named Shanna Noel wanted to use her artistic talents to connect with God.  She began creating art on the pages of her Bible as a way to worship God.  Although she was… Read More »

Youth Group Lesson: Making Decisions!

Making Decisions Discussion Question: Ask the youth group:  “What decisions will you make in the next 10 years?” Allow them to brainstorm and share their answers.  Make sure they realize that they’ll be making several very important decisions! They’ll decide whether or not to finish high school, whether or not to go to college, whether or not to go to… Read More »

Three Easy Steps To Get Ready For A New Year

Do you remember getting new school supplies as a child?  There was something about that brand new notebook with its papery smell.  It was completely empty and waiting to be filled.   I feel that way every January.  There’s a brand new year before me.  I get a fresh start and a new chance to focus… Read More »

Christmas Morning Breakfast Idea

I want to share my favorite easy recipe for a festive Christmas morning breakfast.  You’ll look like a culinary genius with this impressive creation, but it’s so simple!  Christmas morning is often hectic, but it just takes a few minutes to make these cute Christmas trees using a can of cinnamon rolls!  Here’s how: You’ll only need four… Read More »

Are You Missing the Beauty of Christmas?

On a cold January morning, a young man stood in Washington, D.C.’s busiest metro station playing his violin.  As he played, more than one thousand people rushed by on their way to work and school.  In an hour’s time, only seven people stopped to listen briefly before hurrying on their way.  He collected $32 from… Read More »

Easy Ways to Earn Extra Cash During December

They say the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most expensive!  The average American is expected to spend $1,226 this holiday season.  If you find yourself short on cash this Christmas, I want to share some easy ways to earn extra cash during December.

Kids Easy Christmas Craft: Designing Ornaments

I want to share one of my favorite craft activities for kids at Christmastime.  It’s very easy, but can keep the kids entertained for a long time!   If you have trouble keeping the kids away from your actual Christmas tree, let them make their own!  My boys and I worked on one last year and they… Read More »