Priscilla Shirer chats with Candace Cameron Bure (you may remember her as D.J. Tanner from the sitcom Full House) about family, fitness, faith, and how to balance it all! Catch the episode all month long at 12 p.m. CST, 6 p.m. CST, and 10 p.m. CST every Tuesday and Thursday in June. More information about The Chat with Priscilla…  What is The Chat with Priscilla? The Chat with Priscilla is a … [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...]

Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. —1 Peter 5:8 As moms, we have a very real enemy, and it’s not our 2-year-old eating sugar in the pantry, or our husband who may or may not be doing his fair share. It’s Satan. He wants you to be exhausted and overwhelmed. He wants to discourage you with circumstances. He wants to find you tired and weak so … [Read more...]

Instead of the same ol' tie, giftcard, or other dust-collecting Father's Day item, consider giving your father or loved one an experience this year. Here are three ideas for an experience you can create for him: 1. If your dad likes to spend time outdoors, find a state park where the two of you can go hiking together. Take turns sharing memories with one another during the hike and then … [Read more...]

Of the titles I have, my favorite is "mother of five." When Chad, our youngest, went to first grade, I'd been a pre-school mom for 180 uninterrupted months. Two years from now, when Chad is 18, I will have mothered a high schooler for that same amount of time—15 straight years! I told my mother that I really wanted to have another baby, to which she lovingly and wearily replied, "I am too tired … [Read more...]

Modern culture is obsessed with justice. Don’t think so? Try turning on the TV without finding an episode of Law & Order or CSI. Producers have the golden ticket: set heinous crimes in different cities. That’s all we want, apparently. Then there’s actual legal drama that we’ve twisted into entertainment. Put the seemingly perfect neighbor on trial and good luck finding anything else to … [Read more...]

Memorial Day is around this weekend’s corner. And that means cookouts! If you need to take a side dish to an outdoor soirée, try one of these simple salads. Plus they are healthy and delicious. Easy Tomato & Cucumber Salad Serves 4 2 large cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded & diced 4 Roma tomatoes, seeded & chopped ½ red onion, chopped Fresh mint leaves, chopped 6 splashes … [Read more...]

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1 If you’re like me, what you’ve personally refused to lay or cast down along the way has been the biggest hindrance of all in how you’ve run the race. I’ve held on to … [Read more...]

We are so excited to announce the creation of a social media launch team for Karen Kingsbury's new Bible study, The Family of Jesus! In this study (releasing July 1) Karen will lead women on a journey to explore the life of Jesus by examining those closest to Him through a combination of storytelling and Scripture. We'd love your help in getting the word out about this Bible study through your … [Read more...]

One Sunday morning in May, several years ago, I sat in our church auditorium with my Bible open, my pen poised, ready to hear the second sermon my pastor was about to share in his "family life" series. The week before, we'd heard about the responsibilities of the husband and father. This particular week, the focus would be on the wife and mother. I knew, though, there would be trouble when he … [Read more...]