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What was the best of the best?

The Best of 2016

What a year! In 2016, I graduated a son (my toughest student), published two new books for military spouses, and one new fiction novelette. What was the best of the best? What did you, my readers, like most? It was a mesh of military tips (like surviving a military move), friendship advice (avoiding the wrong friends), and finding what the Bible says about how involved we are supposed to be in each others lives. But to read the best of the best, or remind yourself of what you read earlier this year, this is the place to start.
Where in the Christmas is Jesus?

Is it Christmas with Jesus OR Jesus with Christmas?

Today, author Sherry Gareis has stopped by to get our Christmas season started the right way. She asks some great questions we all need to consider. [And don't miss my newest giveaway!] Where in the CHRISTMAS is Jesus? Valid question, right? I mean CHRIST should be in CHRISTmas, shouldn’t He? THE NORM How do we usually show Jesus? Anyone own a ‘Jesus is the Reason for the Season’ pin? I have several and make no bones about wearing them during December. We display Jesus on our Christmas trees, right? I’ve got verses and nativity scenes on my tree. And how about on our Christmas cards? Isn’t that an easy way to share Jesus? Am I suggesting that pins, angels, and cards are bad? Of course not. Not at all! But are they enough? Could you be missing blessings?
Where in the Christmas is Jesus?

Where in the Christmas is Jesus?

It's the season for ... fighting. Seriously. I'm not talking about siblings arguing over who has more presents under the tree or navigating the pressure of how to fit in family visits throughout the holiday season. I'm talking about Christians making a HUGE deal about Jesus.
Unsightly weeds

Removing the Weeds from Your Heart

What should you do when you’ve been deeply hurt by another person? What if the hurt was intentional? What if they don’t see the problem, or they don’t care about your pain?

Today I’m honored to welcome Sherry Gareis, author, life coach, and one-half of the awesome team at Action Plan Ministries. She’s going to share with us what she learned through one very difficult period of her life. Sherry …


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These are some of the first words that come to mind when thinking about the ugly, unwanted weeds that can overtake our beautifully manicured lawns and garden beds. But did you know that weeds can create a stronghold on the joy of your heart as well?

They can. And they do.… Want to read more?

A Better Christmas in Six Steps

The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving approaches in just under two weeks. Christmas candy, decorations, and shopping sales are already lining store aisles. But your season does not have to be a rushed, crammed-full, overloaded affair -- and it's easier than you may think!

Book Review: Declutter Now! Study Guide

I love when I find a great book. It's even better when the authors find a way to make the book even better! That's exactly what Lindon and Sherry Gareis did with their book Declutter Now!

Walking Away

Ever had one of those friendships that you both love and hate? You know, you love the person dearly, but the relationship is tough. Perhaps the friendship is one-sided with you providing most of the effort, or perhaps the person is drama-filled and is constantly dragging their mess into your life. What do you do with these kind of people? Do you speak up and say something?

These are tough situations that absolutely require a lot of prayerful consideration. And author, Life Coach, and friend Sherry Gareis is here today to help us figure out what to do with those joy-draining, tension-causing, every-silver-lining-has-a-cloud kind of friends in your life. Sherry…

MY personal experience has shown that by far and large, people don’t want solutions.4710655067_005589f06a_b

They say they do.Want to read more?