• Are you confident in your body? Learn how to see your body for what it really is: a miracle, no matter its shape, size, or abilities.
    grow confidence,  mental health

    How to Be More Confident in Your Body

    Becoming confident in your body isn’t just an easy three-step process. It takes time, effort, and the hard work of changing your brain! Having body confidence is a daily struggle for me. But I’m learning to overcome the negative thoughts about my body and see it for what it really is: an amazing work of God’s creation! My Weight Story I was a little bit chunky as a kid, and got made fun of at school for my appearance. In high school, I finally thinned out and was at an average size – but my mind hadn’t caught up! I was always dieting, exercising, and trying to fit into a…

  • Is your food bill too high? Use these tips to save money on groceries by learning where and when to shop, what to buy, and how to get your family on board.
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    How to Save Money on Groceries

    Food is a huge expense for any family! I’ve talked a bit about how we got into debt before, but eating out so much and over-shopping was our biggest mistake. We used to buy foods in bulk that we would never be able to finish before they went bad! Now that we’re teaching ourselves to eat at home more, we’re discovering ways to save money on groceries. It’s taken some time to learn and actually implement these strategies, but with some discipline, you can too! How We Save Money on Groceries Now, we have our grocery spending under control! We try to spend an average of $100 per week for…

  • Struggling to actually understand the Bible? Learn how to make the most of your study time and get to know Scripture and God's story.
    christian faith

    How to Really Understand the Bible

    Have you ever picked up your Bible, just to put it back down again, more confused than you were before? I completely understand that feeling! I haven’t always been a Christian, so I had a lot of catching up to do to read and understand the Bible. That’s a big reason I decided to read the Bible in a year! But just reading the words on the page won’t help you actually understand the Bible. Keep reading for the best tips to really understand the Bible! Take Your Time Slow down! Especially if you’re on a Bible reading plan, it can be a rush to get through those chapters in…

  • Binged during the holidays? Find out how to get back to healthy eating after the holidays, put the past behind you, and forgive yourself.
    healthy eating,  lose weight

    Get Back to Healthy Eating After the Holidays

    Months of celebrations and holiday parties are almost over! But did your eating habits get out of control? Perhaps you found yourself having a few more ‘cheat’ days than you planned. Or maybe your cheat day turned into a cheat month! Whatever happened, learn how to get back to healthy eating after the holidays with these tips! Put the Past Behind You What’s done is done! There’s nothing you can do to change what happened these last few months. No way to go back in time, no penance you can pay, no punishment you can subject yourself to, that will make your slip-up disappear. It sounds obvious, but sometimes our…

  • A word of the year can help you set intentions for the coming year, without the fear of failure! Learn how to choose a good word of the year and use it!
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    What’s Your Word of the Year?

    With the new year just around the corner, you’re probably thinking about your goals and intentions for next year. But have you chosen a word of the year? A word of the year can help you work towards your goals and improve yourself, without the looming fear of failure! So, keep reading to find out whether a word of the year is right for you, and how to choose one. What Is a Word of the Year? A word of the year is a word or short phrase you focus on for the year. As a result, most people choose something that want to improve on in many areas of their…