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13-Year-Old Boy Surprises His Single Mom with a Car

A 13-year-old boy's selfless act has been getting the attention of people all across the country lately.  The boy's single mother and family of four had hit a rough patch and were making do without a car. Preston, an outgoing teenager, wanted to find a solution.

What an amazing story!

5 One Pot Meals: Easy Dinners for Busy Nights

Count 'em -- 5 recipes to cover a whole week, and each one only uses one pot to prepare (OK, not counting the cutting board!)

Here are not only some great recipes, but some quick easy techniques, for those days when you need a quick, easy to clean up meal for the whole family.

5 Benefits of Having a Challenging Teen

What? Are you serious? What good can it possibly be to have a difficult child? Or a teen who struggles with sin? Or a child who rebels against you?

God causes all things—even a teenager’s sin—to work together for our good. Here are 5 ways...

The Unengaged Marriage

We all journey into marriage with our hearts brimming over with hopes and dreams. But a lot can happen between the “I do” at the altar and the years that follow. We can end up married to someone yet emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically disengaged.

Dear Christian Single: Stop Using The World’s Metrics to Date

Do you sometimes feel the world is fixated on dating and relationships and these fixations have also trickled into the church?  As singles, we're flooded with advice on how to date and what to do to get a date.

But who's giving the advice?  And does it mesh with our faith?

3 Reasons to Keep Hoping Instead of Giving Up

In the midst of our darkness, the prospect of giving up feels almost inevitable. Why cling to hope if it’s just going to result in more suffering?  All I can do is offer three simple reasons to keep hoping instead of giving up.

Get the Sleep Your Family Needs

Many people aren’t getting enough sleep, resulting in damage to their health that then damages their relationships with family members.  If you’re not getting the sleep you need, your body, mind, and spirit can all suffer as a result, making it difficult to sustain healthy family relationships.

So get the sleep your family needs. Here’s how...

Awaken Me to Your Presence God

So let me ask you, are you focused on the dots in your life or on the sailboat?  The dots represent the things that contribute to your chaotic life.  The sailboat emerges as the steady, peaceful presence in the midst of the chaos. 
The sailboat is God...

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