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5 Ways to Cut Your Holiday Spending

Even though Christmas is the season of giving, it can also be a time when it’s really tempting to overspend. To keep from falling into that trap, you need to have a plan.

So here are few ways to keep your spending in check this Christmas.

A Holiday Survival Guide for the Single Person

While I certainly haven’t completely figured out how to navigate the time period from November to early January, there are a few things I’ve learned as a single adult that make the season more enjoyable.
It’s certainly not a definitive list—mainly because everyone’s situation is different—but it’s a good place to start.

Don’t Invite Your Expectations to Thanksgiving

Your family members are gathered for a Thanksgiving feast. As you enjoy delicious food and engaging conversation, you look out across the table and think of how thankful you are for this experience. It's all perfect, except for one thing.  It’s not real.

Here are some all-too-common scenarios that can burst the bubble of unrealistic expectations at Thanksgiving – and what you can do if you encounter them...

Manage Grief with Grace This Holiday Season

Holidays are filled with traditions, but when someone you used to share those moments with has died, managing grief during the holiday season can be extremely hard.  Here are some ways to navigate this time - for a friend, a family member, or for yourself. 

How to Protect Yourself from a Financial Emergency

What can we do to prepare for the financial impact of electrical power outages? Snowstorms, tornadoes, flooding and hurricanes cause power grid outages for weeks. Since we are becoming more of a cashless society, here are some ways we can prepare when we have power disruptions.

When Kids Write Scripts for Grownups

Tired of the same old junk Hollywood keeps giving us? Here’s a simple solution. Find a kid, and let them write the script. Have their parents act it out. Dub the kids’ voices over their parents. You’ve got a (cute hilarious) cinematic masterpiece! Guaranteed.

5 Ways for Husbands and Wives to Face the Holidays as a Team

When it comes to the joy and the stress of the holidays, how do you and your spouse approach it? As a united team? Or do tinsel, gift giving, and extended family get-togethers turn you against each other?

If you and your spouse are struggling to face the holidays together, here are 5 ways you can navigate the season hand-in-hand rather than back-to-back.

How to Dare to Do Mighty Things for God as a Woman

Many women sense God’s call to lead in a variety of different ways, but tragically lack the opportunities, encouragement, and support they need to do the work God is calling them to do. If you’re a woman who senses God calling you to dare to do something mighty for his kingdom, here's how you can step out to do so!

Some Friends Are Not Forever

I believe that God weaves our lives in and out of each other's stories like a brilliantly multi-colored afghan. Sometimes it’s for months, years, and a few ones are for life.
We go through trials and celebrations with them, but inevitably, the thread ends and another is tied on....

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