How to Develop a Working Budget

I recently shared how our family started tithing, and even more recently, how God enabled us to begin giving a portion of what is left every month (a total miracle). In order to be responsible with our finances, I learned to look at our monthly financial picture and devise a budget.  It is the only […]

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Growing in the Fruit of Self-Control

Self-control.  It is the last of the nine characteristics of spiritual fruit listed in Galations 5:22 and 23, but it certainly is not the least.  Just like love is listed first and is paramount for a fruitful life, self-control is a necessary component in order to yield to the Holy Spirit’s will as He molds […]

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

Who is the Holy Spirit?
Since scripture teaches that he is part of God, and a gift to all Believers, we really should want to be able to recognize Him and his handiwork.

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Know Your “Why”, Committing Your Plans to the Lord

Yesterday was my Sabbath and, consequently, the day I choose not to exercise. There’s a reason I committed to exercising 6 days a week, and it wasn’t because I thought my end goals would be unrealistic if I kept my fitness program to 5 days.  The truth is, when I have a day off I’m […]

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The Results of June’s 30 Day Fitness Challenge

Someone mentioned renewing our vows.  I don’t remember who.  And then my husband surprised me by acting interested in the idea. “Does your wedding dress fit you?” he asked me. “I imagine it does,” I told him, “after all, I weigh less now than I did when we got married.  He made a comment about […]

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