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5 Tips For a Healthy Marriage category: marriage Jan 22, 2024

This is an exciting week for the Schaffer family. Our oldest son will be getting married on Saturday, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Due to Covid, wedding attendance has been reduced to an...

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3 Keys to Heal After the Pain of Miscarriage category: parenting Jan 22, 2024

I am dedicating this month to moms - moms of every age and stage in their mothering journey. As I began to write this blog, I had not intended to talk about the heart-break of motherhood. However,...

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5 Ways to Stop Complaining category: christian living Jan 22, 2024

Okay, let’s be honest here. How many of us have made complaining a habit? It flows from our mouths without really giving it much thought. Complaining has become a default mode for some -...

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How to Love category: christian living Jan 22, 2024

I had planned to do a marriage or dating blog… you know, since Valentine’s Day is this week. However, this morning in church we were singing, “How He Loves Us,” by David...

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How Do I Forgive? category: christian living Jan 22, 2024

If you are breathing, you have no doubt dealt with having to forgive someone who you felt didn’t deserve it. You have no doubt had someone unknowingly say something or do something to you...

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How Your Words Matter: Speak Life Into Your Relationships category: marriage category: parenting Jan 22, 2024

The biggest lie ever taught is, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me." I think it's fair to say we have all proved this little saying false.

Words can be used to...

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Teaching the Value of Commitment: God's Example and Yours category: marriage Jan 22, 2024

It seems that commitment is something that is less and less important in our society. As a teacher, I have watched commitment to activities and even to each other digress. The “selfie”...

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The Key to a Successful Home category: christian living Jan 22, 2024

Do you ever wish you had a manual for a healthy marriage or, better yet, one for each of your children? Yes, wonderful books are out there, and we should educate ourselves from those who have gone...

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5 Tips to Help You Empty Nest category: parenting Jan 10, 2024

As I am writing this, my husband and I are driving back from dropping our second child off at college. (Update: We now have two kids married, and the "baby" will be married in June) If you...

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What's Love Got To Do With It? category: christian living Jan 10, 2024

As a teacher, the Valentine festivities were rampant yesterday. To add to these festivities, I played a singing bee game with my music students using well known love themed songs. One of the songs...

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Choose Life category: christian living Jan 10, 2024

 Do you remember how you felt in school when there was a test, but the teacher added that it was an open book test? The feeling of relief would overcome the terror of the test itself. Better...

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