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When our son, Luke, was 11, my wife and I hired him to pull weeds from our front yard. He was paid $1 per plastic grocery bag that he could stuff full of weeds. He really liked the job, and we got rid of a lot of weeds! One Saturday morning, he invited another 11-year-old friend over to our house. Luke told him about this opportunity and asked if we would pay both of them to pull weeds. We … [Read more...]

It's confession time. I didn't go to the gym this morning. It wasn't because I suddenly decided that working out was no longer beneficial, nor was it because I had something else pressing that I had to do. I didn't go because I didn't feel like going. And such is life. Most of us live in a "feelings driven" culture. We eat, work on, and participate in that which we feel like; and we don't … [Read more...]

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With Easter Sunday quickly approaching, we thought it would be fun to ask a few members of our LifeWay Women team to share their favorite Easter recipes. Happy Easter! Pineapple Cheese Casserole Ingredients: 2 (15 ounce) cans pineapple chunks, drained 1 cup white sugar 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 25 buttery round crackers, crumbled 1/2 cup melted … [Read more...]

Men can be hard to shop for. I should know. I'm one of them. So to help you find a few stocking-stuffers for him, I thought I'd help you out. Here are five easy and practical ideas of gifts you can give your husband/dad/son/brother/friend, all ringing in for $5 or less. #5. He'll thank you forever for this one. The handheld scalp massager. Is there really anything more to say? #4. … [Read more...]

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On our flight home from the Living Proof Live event in Long Beach, California, the Lord orchestrated an event that prompted this guest post. I was sitting at the back of this nearly full plane when a lady approached me, asking if the seat next to me was taken. It was not.  As I stepped into the aisle so that she could move into the row, I noticed she was holding Beth Moore's "James: Mercy … [Read more...]