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Anger Entitlement?

Anger Entitlement (1)

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” Ambrose Bierce One day, after almost 10 hours of sessions with clients, coming face to face with deep darkness and pain… I left feeling spiritually strong (because of the power of the Holy Spirit), but mentally exhausted. What was most concerning was how angry I … Read More...

3 Steps to Less Financial Stress with Your Spouse

3 Steps to Less Financial Stress with Your Spouse (1)

Is money causing stress in your marriage?[Tweet "Is money causing stress in your marriage? @1C13P @CindiMcMenamin"] Are you finding it’s easy to fight about the finances? How much better our relationship with our spouse might be if we read and paid attention to that phrase written on our money every time we touched it. “In God We Trust” it … Read More...

Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Mind in Motion this Summer

Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Mind in Motion this Summer

Summertime: fun, relaxing, less-scheduled. During the summer months, learning can take a backseat. Keep your child's mind in motion, learning in different ways. Review what they've learned this past year in school, add to the lessons, and introduce children to new concepts, activities, and adventures. [Tweet "Keep your child's mind in motion, … Read More...

5 Faulty Thinking Patterns that Result in Corrupt Behavior

5 Faulty Thinking Patterns that Result in Corrupt Behavior

Proverbs 23:7 says "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." The way we think determines who we are, and who we are determines how we behave. Kids develop wrong ideas about life, and these wrong ideas lead to poor decisions, harmful behaviors, and bad habits. [Tweet "The way we think determines who we are, and who we are determines how we behave. … Read More...

Parenting

Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Mind in Motion this Summer

Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Kid’s Mind in Motion this Summer

Summertime: fun, relaxing, less-scheduled. During the summer months, learning can take a backseat. Keep your child’s mind in motion, learning in different ways. Review what they’ve learned this past year in school, add to the lessons, and introduce children to new concepts, activities, and adventures.  Keep your child’s mind in motion, learning in different ways […]

Single Parenting

I’m Not a Good Christian

I’m Not a Good Christian

Have you ever had someone attempt to use the Bible against you in a harmful way? Perhaps to call you out on your own faith? It is my experience that many times when someone attempts to use Scripture against others as a weapon, they don’t have a good understanding of it themselves. We live in […]

Marriage

My Spouse is at a Different Place Spiritually

My Spouse is at a Different Place Spiritually

One of the most frequently asked questions at our Family Time trainings is, “What do I do if my spouse isn’t interested in church or teaching our kids about the Bible?” The good news is that in most cases, the spouse isn’t hostile but is more apathetic about leading Family Time lessons that teach Biblical […]

Media

There's a Terrorist In Your Home

There’s a Terrorist In Your Home

There’s a terrorist running loose nearby, desiring to behead, burn, and bash our children. This terrorist is not Islamic, clad in black, or carrying a gun. This terrorist is called pornography. It’s clad in nothing, literally, and it wants to take over your child’s life. Consider the following statistics: Average age of first view of […]

Recipes

Charred Corn Salad

Charred Corn Salad

Summer is in full swing and we see God’s abundance everywhere. Step outside, we see nature at it’s best- vibrant and colorful. I especially look forward to shopping the farmers markets and picking out deliciously ripe fruits and vegetables. This dish showcases fresh corn, peppers, chives, and parsley. Grilling corn brings out the charred, browned, […]

Faith

You've Got This!

You’ve Got This!

I’m a terrible tennis player. Seriously terrible. A couple of summers ago I started playing tennis. I had kind of dabbled before, but back issues put any play on hold ’til I had surgery and now I’m good to go. Ok, “good to go” is totally relative. I play on a tennis team, but it’s like the “Bad News Bears” […]

Grandparenting

GTO-FRONT COVER WITH MEDALLION

Five Ways Christian Grandparents can Impact Grandkids

  Dear Friends, Most grandparents want to be  involved in their grandkids lives. Today, we have the pleasure of having author Dianne E. Butts as our guest blogger. Dianne has co-authored the book, Grandparenting Through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ. Even if Grandma and Grandpa are separated from their grandchildren by various […]

Education

The End is a New Beginning

The End is a New Beginning

Honestly, I’m a sad mama. I’ve been trying to write an inspirational post about school starting to get everyone enthused. Just thinking about the great opportunities for educational development, the excitement for new experiences, and all things amazing about a fresh beginning is exciting to ponder. BUT this year I am stuck! I’m just plain […]

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

My son is passionate about music. He loves and listens to a wide variety of artists and styles. Because it is important to him, it is important to me. Riding in the car together is a great time for us to talk, guy-to-guy. I let him pop in one of his CDs or turn on […]

Home & Holidays

Top 3 Quick Spring Cleaning Projects for Kids

Top 3 Quick Spring Cleaning Projects for Kids

Spring is in the air! And among other things, that means it’s time to do some cleaning up. Spring cleaning can be a very gratifying job, and a great opportunity to teach your kids to pitch in and help around the house. Here are three quick and easy chores your kids can help with this […]