Their father arranged it, their culture approved it and they adhered to a life in which two unevenly-matched sisters shared one husband.What can we deduce from the damaged sisterhood of Leah and Rachel?
Through the five senses the mind may consume lessons on virtue or on vice. How appropriate, then, for those who pursue godliness to meditate on ways in which the senses serve connectedness with God.
Ability and availability belong together like belt and buckle. Making ourselves available to perform in our areas of giftedness can add satisfaction to our lives. These quotes will validate that fact.
The Golden Rule requires that givers receive as graciously as they would like their recipients to receive. Accepting is necessary in order to spread the joy of giving. These quotes will convince you.
UNAIDS depends on the church to fulfill its Christian responsibility of equal love and care to people living with HIV/AIDS, and to those who are at risk. Discretion and sympathy are necessary.
These 20 quotes from "The Pursuit of Purpose" by Dr. Nadine Collins will motivate those who want to "activate their full potential and uniquely impact the world.” Interesting, provocative and enriching!
Will the man automatically make a good husband, because his body sits regularly on the church pew? Membership does not guarantee that he knows how, or will try to contribute support in the marriage.
The report of Naomi’s scheme to marry off Ruth is descriptive, not prescriptive. It is risky and some may find it relatable, but there is no instruction here for other women to do likewise.
Without changing the facts in our negative situation, we can reframe our view and find some good where we used to see all bad. Learn how. The result is a healthier mindset and healthier living.
Connectedness, protection, contentment, trust and encouragement are just a few areas in which the Bible offers positive thoughts to promote positive moods. Select one or more for your specific need.
Nature reminds us daily, in the cycle of day and night, that life has a beginning and an end. Comparing life and death to the sunrise and sunset suggests that both the start and end of life deserve our embrace.
The unique factor in Parable of the Lost Coin is that the Searcher-Redeemer is a woman. Can she represent God as fully as the male searchers (shepherd and father) in the other lost-and-found parables?
Psalm 23 presents a universal Shepherd who supplies individual needs. Its literary images help to boost our mental and emotional well being, and the accompanying quotes make great daily affirmations.
Have you ever initiated a confrontation hoping for a change in attitude and behavior but acquired a severed relationship instead? These three basic characteristics of confrontation can help.
How does my process of grieving for my mother compare with the four fundamental stages of grief (per Mike Tucker) which are the basics to help individuals “find joy and a renewed purpose for life?”
Here are samples of how smart (having or showing a practical cleverness or judgment) women measure their own smartness, what advice they give to women in general, and how they rate smartness in men.
Any day is the right day to recognize teachers and to say thanks, especially for their positive life-altering influence on their students' lives. These 40 quotes inspire heartfelt gratitude.
These 25 quotes are from individuals who understand courage. They range from illustrations, to manifestations, to self-discovery of courage in personal circumstances. They can help grow your courage.
Fruit-bearing in old age is the outcome of lives planted and nurtured in godliness, and their flourish is predicted, but is there something significant about putting on this display in old age?
Trees contributes to the spiritual and mental enrichment of those who are mindful. The following 30 quotes may make us more willing to look for more positive life principles to be gleaned from trees.
Especially for women who choose to marry later, these counsels help to guide them into making sensible choices. They are encouraged to know themselves and to know what they really want from marriage.
Singles are taking advantage of Valentine’s Day to celebrate themselves, to appreciate the meaningful female friendships they have, to say that they are not deprived by the absence of romantic love.
The mention of these New Testament women in ministry may inspire you to discover and use your ability for your personal development, and for the satisfaction of fulfilling your Kingdom assignment.
Let’s All Eat Right Day is celebrated in honor of nutritionist Adelle Davis, born on February 25,1904. She promoted natural foods for health and fitness and earned the title “queen of optimal eating.”
These 40 short truth quotes invite us to revisit the noble stance of telling the truth. One or two of them can be memorized to serve as anchors when we find ourselves sliding away into dishonesty.
These quotes present Bible guidelines for vital areas of your life where self-control is critical. They will help you advance to your goal of self-control in areas like thought, temper, task and time.
Here are 30 clues about graceful aging divided into 5 categories. Rate yourself now, and read them again next year to check your progress. The process of aging gracefully and wisely is progressive.
Churches have been invited to participate in the global effort to reach out with compassion, comfort and hope to those who are AIDS/HIV positive. Here are some ways in which they can help.
One woman tries to improve her life and another tries to prevent her. The First Woman adopts a faith which directs her fight. The Other Woman starts a fight misdirected by lack of faith. What's the lesson?
The sub-headings in the article are samples of positive mindsets that are healthier choices than fretting. It is worth the effort to exchange negative perspectives for a life of minimal fretting.
Aging can be a joyful and beautiful process. Here are some tips for fostering vitality from within.
The following quotes encourage friendships and socialization among older people, in an effort to help them live happy, healthy lives. It is a proven fact that older people need other people.
"Christian" is part of the title because of the Bible quotes within the article, but Christian or not, every single individual who cultivates these attitudes will learn to enjoy their single status.
This is a story of struggle and success. It will encourage you to "faith it 'til you make it." Yvonne Orji's style is uniquely interesting, with humor everywhere, even when she cites Bible references.
Kindness is at the heart of the story about the miraculous feeding of the five thousand. Four characters are mentioned in the gospel of John, and each of them divulges a kindness principle.
Purposeful prayers grow enriching virtues while they wait. Patience, faith, persistence, and hope are subtopics for these quotes, which aim to keep you encouraged while awaiting answers to your prayers.
An overwhelming sense of beauty exudes from every act of kindness. Recipients of the kind deed experience it, and spectators admire it. More kindness, more beauty, more joy in our world!
Here’s my motherly, prayerful tribute to fathers. Whether the father is a young man at the start of the journey, or an older dad with adult children, he is covered in this prayer.
Elizabeth’s story is confined to one Bible chapter; yet, modern women searching for a relevant model of womanhood find her attractive. Aging women looking for an elderly example find her inspirational.
These quotes, which aim to highlight the importance of parents, may convince families to join in observing Parents' Day. Or, they may inspire celebration for the deserving parents whenever convenient.
Sometimes our feeling of frustration and uselessness may be a call to move on. These quotes will encourage us to move out of our complacency and move on to a more vibrant life.
Trying to make the most of youth in your church? Here are five suggestions for ministry leadership positions that are appropriate for young people all the way up to age 30. Hopefully, your youth will take to these positions and inspire those around them.
Check out these quotes that warn against ageism in the church. They show how this divisive feature is likely to weaken, not strengthen, the effectiveness of the church and the faith of its members.
We measure the strength of our spirit inside us by the progress in four main areas of our lives: purpose, faith, hope, and love. Here, we look briefly at how we manifest these inner strengths.
These 25 quotes aim to highlight the many ways in which our older folk prove themselves valuable. They deserve their space and all the honor we bestow upon them.
Perhaps each of my plants extracts some positivity from me, but my yellow walking iris stands out as my favorite teacher, my morale booster, helping me improve my attitude toward gardening and life.
Not until its flowers bloom does the meaning of its name become clear, as the flower of the starburst bush resembles a shooting star. The pretty, bunchy flowers make it appealing to folks searching for unique ornamental flowers.
People need people now more than ever. For believers in the power of prayer, the prayer team is among the most necessary, supportive, enriching groups to which they can belong. Be encouraged to pray.
This is not an advertisement from an old woman seeking a marriage proposal; it's information for the old man who has enough vision left to visualize a woman who says yes. Here's an old woman's response.
The following quotes give insight into the deep spiritual importance of the cross in the life of the Christian believer. They help us focus on its significance not only on Easter but every day.
These quotes remind us that Sabbath observance provides time not only for physical rest, but also for mental and spiritual renewal, for family togetherness, and for focus on matters of eternal value.
During my Caribbean childhood, the plant with spotty white leaves was known as “old man’s beard.” Its actual name is the "snowbush." But how could a plant named after snow survive the Caribbean sun?
How do we maintain our joy in the midst of life’s pressures? The answer is more than a list of dos and don’ts. It depends primarily on who we are.
No matter how busy we’ve been during the passing year, December brings with it the desire for time out and celebration. These 31 quotes—one for each day of the month—remind us to cherish the joy and happy memories we've accumulated throughout the year.
I am not sure whether Phil hated me or his mischievous mind simply made me the object of his prank. But, thanks to that prank, my childhood escaped the den of the lion who carried himself like a lamb.
These 30 quotes about November—one for each day of the month—may inspire you to reflect fondly on past events and anticipate upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations, family gatherings, cool weather, and changing leaves.
"Love" and "hate" in each Bible quote emphasize the contrasts, which illustrate the different meanings of the words. The final section encourages self-assessment for love and hatred in our actions.
The beautiful colors and cooler temperatures in nature inspire gladness during the month of October. These quotes will help you discover all that there is to love in this cool, refreshing month.
The Apostle Paul gave instructions for teaching the old congregants. The following brief profiles, with relevant applications for the old man and woman, are based on what he asked Titus to teach them.
Some of these quotes are tributes from children who benefited from their father's presence; all are proof that the attention of a loving, caring father can be a major contribution to a child’s wellbeing.
Gardening has a lot of unexpected benefits, especially for seniors. This article describes five ways gardening has improved my life.
These 30 black-and-white quotes throw no blame, nor do they promote any race above another. They show the beauty and power of racial harmony and can help inspire our efforts to improve concern for each other.
Cooler air and colorful leaves encourage us to welcome September, the herald of autumn. Within these 30 quotes (one for each day of the month) are many reminders of the reasons that we maintain our zest for life as summer becomes autumn.
Friends and enemies are a natural part of our adult lives. While many of us might initially assume that it would be great for us to have friends only, enemies also contribute to the quality of our lives. There is room for both.
My father died before I was old enough to remember him, but in that moment, my heart embraced him with all the strength it had. I had benefited from his legacy of kindness. He was real and unforgettable!
These 31 quotes include gentle reminders about some of summer's favorite ingredients (like sunshine, flowers, fruits, and more) that add to our joy as we celebrate the season. August sure has some impressive qualities!
These Bible fathers present parenting habits that are worthy of imitation. Other fathers will be inspired to adopt them in their efforts to become the proactive parents their children need.
As summer heats up, we strip the jackets and matching shoes in favor of sleeveless wear and sandals. It's time for beach parties, barbecues, and nature hikes. Let's celebrate July in all of its mid-summer splendor! This article includes 31 quotes—one for each day of the month—about July.
On my birthday in April 2020, during the national lockdown and the inconveniences that came with it, I experienced an incomparable, heartfelt show of friendship. No hugs, no kisses, just genuine love!
The book of Ecclesiastes mentions six habits which are similar to chasing the wind. As we read them, let's take inventory of our attitudes and habits and try to avoid those which are meaningless.
In June, we see summer weather. All is set for fun times and June brings the sunshine and warmth to accommodate the events. These 30 quotes highlight the sunshine and flowers that make June the beautiful month that it is. Enjoy!
Do we long for our heavenly home? Why then do we frighten each other with so many WhatsApp texts highlighting distress and disasters? Why not send messages confirming our joy and inviting others to get ready?
COVID-19 reminds us of the wind in Peter's story. Trying to escape the threat of death on the sea of Galilee, he encountered heavy waves which made him panic, but the real danger was in the wind.
These 31 quotes highlight the spirit of merriment that comes alive during the month of May. Whether you're celebrating the sunshine, the birds and flowers, the sprouting crops, or the arrival of fishing and hiking season, the mood is joyful
These 25 quotes give general insight into the Caribbean Islanders' pride of identity and zest for life, and the impact made on visitors by the region's natural beauty. Also learn some national dishes.
April awakens and blows a cool but not chilling breeze over the earth. People, plants, and animals join in on the springtime reawakening. What better way for sassy April to begin than with the zest and humor of All Fools' Day? Enjoy these 30 quotes about the month of April.
What if we accept our children as our most precious gifts from God? Would we chase away the bad one saying that he is more than we can handle? Would we credit our genes for the success of the smart one?
Can we respond with a bold “Yes” that we are wholly committed Christians, no matter the consequence? It would be foolish to say that we are, if we’re not. And if we’re not, are we willing to be?
Many women who commit to the responsibility of motherhood become praying mothers. These are quotes in which children and other observers reflect on positive memories of a mother’s prayerful devotion.
God’s instructions are not just for our heads to increase our knowledge, to boost our posture of enlightenment, to give us more theories to discuss. God’s light is a practical guide for our walk.
The Bible counsels us to pay back wrongdoers in several ways other than retaliation. Then they become attracted to the good which God empowers us to exhibit toward them. Often,that good conquers them.
When it comes to the month of March, expectations differ. One author expects to be bored. Another expects the trees to bloom, the birds to sing, and the earth to wake up and put on its beautiful face. What do you expect from March?
In Psalm 27, David begs his soul to wait patiently on the Lord, and to be brave about it. What does bravery have to do with waiting?
No situation takes Him by surprise. No territory is unfamiliar to Him. No hostile attack can overpower Him. Can you think of anyone, instead of the Omnipotent God, whom you prefer to hold your hand?
It's always a fast ride through the short month of February. Enjoy the following quotes about some of the features that make February special in one way or another.
Blessings which passed by us unnoticed will increase our appreciation for God’s goodness, when we recognize them in retrospect. Let us look back and count them and realize what a blessed year we had.
Those who accept Christ’s miraculous birth, exemplary life and sacrificial death experience humanly impossible changes made possible by His grace.Nothing is impossible.This is comprehensive assurance.
In the genealogy of Jesus, five women are listed, suggesting their significance in a system which considered them insignificant; four of them add serious disgrace to the theme of God’s marvelous grace. One's different.
Here are 31 quotes about January, one for each day in the month. These quotes showcase some of the features that make the first month of the year unique. Some may cause you to pause and reflect, while others might make you laugh. Enjoy!
Genuine praise seeks expression. Singing, shouting or dancing can happen whenever and wherever we take time to count our blessings. Let's worry less, praise more and include the dance.
The following quotes bring to mind warm sentiments―spiritual, emotional, inspirational, and familial―that can help warm our hearts during the cold of winter.
We usually plan our thanksgiving for the end of the journey. Meanwhile, we neglect to say thanks for the little steps leading up to the outcome. Why not say thanks for every little piece of progress?
The responsibility for change belongs both to the helpless who can figure out their real needs and voice them; and to helpers, who with their God-given insight, can distinguish real needs from wants.
It is not a good choice if it is motivated by fear, pet peeves, hidden agendas or the intention to hurt someone. So what makes it a good choice? Does God make any offer to help us with our choices?
Rajesh Goyal said, "Wipe away all the leftover parts of the past that are unwanted and may restrict you from moving into the next year with confidence." Read on for more insightful quotes to help you start next year on the right foot.
The testimony is personal.It doesn’t begin with “Some people” or "We have to.” It is a simple declaration of faith (evidence) which encourages both the speaker and the listener to thrive.What's yours?
One quick search will not yield all we need or all we can get to improve our lives. It takes time. Is the intensity of our desire to find reflected in the intensity of our search?
God's discipline demonstrates His love, His concern and His mercy. It's His way of telling us that He can reach us wherever we are to teach us what we need to learn. It's His offer of a second chance.
When circumstances throw us down and we can't keep up, God can help us catch up. With just a minimal ray of hope, we can cry out for help. He is able to restore our souls and remedy our situations.
"However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts." (John Calvin) This can be your personal experience.
Rainbows hang from the sky like a drop-down from God’s universal menu to remind us of His love, His control and His protection. When the rainbow is behind us, it will be worth the turning around.
I am a single woman, but I have never been a single parent. When both parents understand and perform co-parenting roles, the children can learn family love and commitment despite physical separation.
Here are some suggestions for showing honor to the older church members, while helping them to endure and enjoy the worship service. The seniors will appreciate any efforts put forth in their interest.
It's easy to lose sight of Christmas' religious significance. It might help to focus on a quote each day from the beginning of December to the holiday itself. Here are 25 quotes to feed our attentiveness to the true meaning of Christmas.
Men are capable leaders in fashion and in morality. Self-respect, respect for females, leadership and real manhood, are sub-topics under which we highlight male participation in the morality agenda.
Striking my foot against the crack in the sidewalk I plunged forward, landing face down.While recuperating from the fall, it helped to engage in positive thinking, none better than counting blessings.
Young couples preparing for marriage should hang out with older couples because they can receive advice and secrets for a successful life together.
People boast about affiliations, crimes, good deeds, possibilities, self-indulgences, wisdom, power and wealth. These are the areas in which the following six Bible verses counsel us not to boast.
Here are fifteen quotes from Paul’s letters to the Ephesians, the Philippians, the Colossians and Philemon which can bring encouragement to those who are still imprisoned literally or otherwise.
The Golden Rule requires us to respect another woman’s marital space in the same way we should want her to respect ours. Men share the responsibility to ensure that these boundaries are respected.
Here are fifteen Bible quotes which propose physical and emotional healing with other than pharmaceutical agents. They are recommended as aids to our good health whether we give or receive them.
Our silent habits (good or bad) prove to be more effective teachers than our instructions. Let's silently inspire happy, healthy living in these five areas by installing wholesome habits in our home.
Times have changed. Today's average woman in her seventieth year is still becoming old, although her grandmother at that same age was already very old. We look briefly at some issues in her new world.
Of all the fashion items on display that day I will be the center of attention. Since everyone thinks so highly of me, I will relate my story with the hope that readers will appreciate their worth.
My friend sent me a text: "I restarted the writing of my book. I need you to sit on my back." Rather than fail him, I compiled a collection of 52 quotes from which I can send one to him weekly to help him focus.
Despite the money we spend on Mother's Day gifts, the world recognizes that the influence of mothers is beyond price. The quotes in this article are all about the positive influence mothers and mother figures have in our lives.
Despite physical decline which signals aging, some older people maintain their inner strengths. The following 40 quotes are subdivided into four areas in which happy older people remain strong.
Near the top of the hill, we make a preliminary gratitude list, beginning with: The View from the Mountaintop, The Mountain Guides, The Scars, Strength: Outer and Inner, and The Supernatural.
Revisiting past decades boosts our sense of appreciation. The brief reflections will encourage us, as well as those who have passed seventy, to embrace the privilege of future birthdays with joy.
These Bible quotes have the potential to pull the victim’s thoughts away from self-pity toward self-empowerment. They petition divine protection, promise divine favor and counsel against retaliation.
Opinions of scientists and conclusions of scientific data that confirm brain changes as a result of prayer. Prayer produces changes in thoughts and emotions and improves overall well-being.
The Best Man rises to give his wedding toast, and addressing his friend the Groom, he smiles as he warns: “Drink water from your own cistern and running water from your own well.” What does that mean?
These quotes aim to motivate young people in areas where their work performance seems substandard: self-development, drive and professionalism and commitment. Use the quotes to grab their attention.
Here are forty quotes which redirect our energy from yesterday which is already spent, from tomorrow which tries to borrow prematurely, to this day in which we may make our most important decisions.
Whether swimming, floating or just splashing, the sea has the nurturing feel of a mother’s lap or bosom, making it my second favorite Caribbean thing difficult to let go. The hills are in first place.
Did you know that the main issue in most Christian families is the neglect of Bible-based principles? This article encourages Christians to alleviate problems and improve happiness in four basic areas, including awareness.
It is worth hearing what Solomon, husband to many, has to say about women. His objective is to share insight and wisdom to young men, but women also benefit when they read what men say about them.
Among three generations of women, she was the first to become a young bride, establish a family complete with husband and wife, and bear her children within her marriage. She was a desirable role model.
As often as possible, let’s get closer for quality time with God so we can mature into the vessels He designed us to be for His purpose. The benefit is a win-win improvement for us and for His kingdom.
These quotes present Scriptural affirmation that God is jealous; reasons for His jealousy; differences between God’s and human jealousy; husband-wife analogies which confirm His right to be jealous.
In Bible times, welcoming the stranger was a cultural expectation, and so was hospitality among friends. These 20 quotes aim to share a glimpse of the heartfelt hospitality demonstrated in the Bible.
These ten metaphors are extracted from Leaves of Gold (1938 edition) which contains “maxims, phrases, anecdotes, passages, proverbs and essays from the best minds among men,”as stated in the foreword.
Father figures share counsel, time, money, skills, and even their names with those for whom they care. Here are 30 ideas for how to thank them.
My cousins and I grew up with single mothers. From my experience, these five assets offered hope instead of despair and helped us survive the odds predicted for fatherless children.
The quotes are subdivided as Paul might have focused:(1) graduation celebration (2) counsel on entering the workforce (3) counsel for those called to church ministry (4) exhortation to pursue purpose.
The song presents various features that made it popular in the 50s and 60s and still make it appealing to contemporary families: parent-child connection, a child’s wish, and an atmosphere of mystery.
In the stories cited here, the children became illustrations in Jesus' lessons on five major Kingdom characteristics (mentioned in no particular order): humility, giving, prayer, inclusion and trust.
The Bible records common sense quotes promoting justice as the way to deal with individuals living in less than ideal circumstances. Here, we focus on the immigrant, the poor and the accused.
The trick is to match the meter of the new lyrics with the meter of a song we already know. Lyrics with similar meters can be sung to the same tune. This works for songs within any genre as well as songs from different genres. Learn how to discover the song meter.
A study conducted by Reunion Research and Statistics reveals that family reunions are alive and well. These quotes will come in handy during reunions as expressions of gratitude to God for the blessings of those we call family.
Discretion, not the law, dictates the issue of not blocking (or blocking) someone’s gate, depending on whether the would-be offender practises (or lacks) consideration, cooperation and good conscience.
Disrupters is “not about what companies and institutions can and should do to promote gender equity,” per Dr. Patti Fletcher. “It’s a business book on finding success by doing things your own way.
These quotes are divided into four categories: birds, animals, plants, and flowers. In some quotes, two or more topics overlap, and this serves to remind us of the collective quality of all natural phenomena.
There are exceptional women everywhere whose names remain unfamiliar, even unknown. The following four Bible mothers are among them and each displays unique and significant strengths of character.
Morse proposes that God designed old age deliberately. Even though ageing comes toward the end of life, God intends for us to continue the process of developing, maturing and contributing our talents.
Generally, when people share our opinions, we credit them with good thinking. When they disagree, we blame someone or something for leading their thinking astray. We can do better. These quotes help.
The practice of blessing or dedicating babies continues based on the welcome that Jesus extended to infants, and on the parents' awareness that they need divine wisdom and guidance in proper parenting.
These titles describe the spiritual status of the Christian woman, based on her relationship with God. Referring to herself by her title of choice will influence her attitudes and actions.
Betty Robinson was the first woman from the United States, or anywhere, to win an Olympic track and field gold medal (1928). "Fire on the Track" is the main title of the book that tells her story. Read on for my full review.
Although prayer suggests two-way communication with God, pray-ers usually concentrate on what to say without giving any thought to listening. This story illustrates the benefit of a listening prayer.
Birthdays are reminders to celebrate the gift of life, to reflect on the progress of the journey, to share gratitude and joy. Here are 25 quotes appropriate for the celebration.
Some people see maturity, dignity, and elegance when they look at their gray hair. They submit to their inner urge to celebrate themselves. Individuals who cover up may be selling themselves short.
Here are five possible outcomes to share with those who are determined to have secret relationships. Hopefully, the outcome for them will be the one that is mentioned last.
These 25 Bible quotes from the New Living Translation aim to raise our perspective to the prospect of aging with with appreciation for the life we have and with the honor we deserve.
This book lives up to the author's purpose “to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon.” She concentrates on helping readers gain and apply wisdom on the various issues of life.
In the midst of our physical and emotional damages from Hurricane Irma, residents on the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean are grateful. Still, we find it difficult to jump and shout.
These lines from the Bible's New Living Translation express sentiments you can share with a friend, colleague, or loved one who is relocating permanently or leaving temporarily for work or study. Find your favorite and incorporate it into your farewell message alongside your best wishes.
Being a grandmother is a wonderful second chance at parenting, in some ways. During our Thanksgiving season this year, let’s not take our second chances for granted. Some of my friends who are grandmothers share with us the seconds for which they are grateful. Be inspired!
Peace is not the absence of danger but the state of being calm in the midst of it. These quotes from the New Living Translation of the Bible help us adopt this healthy practice of peace in our lives.
The sense of community in my childhood church gave “minding your sister’s business” a positive meaning. In this close family setting, my church impacted my life with some essential family values.
The positive attitude and emotional awareness of the Japanese seem even more conducive to their health and longevity than their healthy diets, life outdoors and green tea.
These people and things do not make the Thanksgiving list as readily as parents, friends, food, and clothing; but they deserve gratitude just as much for the many ways in which they enhance our lives.
Grandparents have many opportunities to capture memorable moments if we pay attention and take time to savor—with all our senses— the joy of interaction with our grandchildren.
Storing these words and quotes in your memory will guarantee that they resurface in your thoughts and speech right when you need them. Consider using them for personal as well as group benefits.
Even if the daughter-in-law enters the relationship with defiance, a wise mother-in-law can bring love into a friendly, supportive relationship in which love becomes mutual—because both need it.
ADHD is not a behavior problem, but a neurological condition caused by deficiencies and excesses which result in a brain imbalance. Greenblatt's Plan adds to deficiencies and subtracts from excesses. Read on for my review of this natural treatment plan.
The pain of grief often resurfaces on anniversaries of loss. The following Bible quotes are intended to bring comfort, strength, hope and peace; also to conjure up precious memories for the bereaved.
The Bible lends many pertinent statements to the debate on who are wise and who are foolish. Here are fifty quotes from the New Living Translation which may make us wiser on the matter.
Here, "single" describes a woman who is not only unmarried. She does not have a sexual partner. What she has is a desire to live a life of integrity... and a parent who supports her moral lifestyle.
Foth portrays a world in which people have friends but not conversation; share information but not themselves; compete for attention with phone calls and texts. Time for real human relationships.
Stop, think and find meaning in a few animal quotes which can trigger new awareness in those who consider them seriously. They may initiate attitude and behavior adjustment, also animal appreciation.
On days when the sense of happiness needs a boost, reading this page will remind me or anyone else of the pleasurable feelings that can result from visiting old friends. Feelings of worth and more!
Who knows how far-reaching and meaningful a genuine message of love and hope will be for a young mother? Send a personalized Mother's Day card to a teenage mother this year.
In Democracy in Black, the author proposes that for many reasons, the value gap in America and racial habits which sustain it got worse under Obama's watch. He makes recommendations for the future.
These quotes are all spoken by God in the first person. They are not descriptions or explanations, but personal expressions of love which the reader can safely paraphrase into "I love you."
Here are thirty quotes that will help establish and foster healthy attitudes toward your home and family, which in the words of Rabbi Simon Jacobson, are "the center of your life."
See how easily negative emotions grow in childish minds not disciplined to explore feelings. If we understand our internal issues, we can find options besides hate to deal with external situations.
Can women in the twenty-first century benefit from the instructions of a Bible, written in ancient times and credited by some with prejudice and humiliation toward women? Wendy Alsup gives answers.
Here are six suggestions to help both the youthful and the mature stay strong in the midst of hostile pressure from folks who no longer care about the premise for moral values.
Michelle DeRusha reports the marriage of Martin and Katharina Luther, two who previously vowed celibacy; the opposition they faced; the efforts to sabotage their credibility; their undying romance.
Suspicious, insecure wives feel better without single women around them. Single-again women who pine for the companionship they lost are the worst kind, but not all of them are callous and conniving.
Could there be more to learn about kindness than we already know? Shaunti Feldhahn removes the "kindness blindness" and reveals insightful perspectives in The Kindness Challenge.
Not everyone age seventy and beyond is senile and miserable. Some remain happy and positive. They make people laugh, offer encouragement, and prove themselves likable—and they share these common traits.
This article presumes that the research will produce knowledge of at least three generations past. How can this affect the well-being of older people? Probably in more ways than expected. Consider learning about your genealogy today!
Feeling like you don't know how to reach your goals? Kris Vallotton's "Destined to Win" solves the mystery for those who see what their success looks like, but cannot figure out how to reach it. The author delivers effectively how to fulfill potential.
Caring young people can learn from these five suggestions. Capable people in the 65+ age group can also use these suggestions with other people in this same age group to promote happiness for all.
There are many insights to be gained from the facts referred to in these nighttime quotes from the Bible. Be informed, surprised and inspired. Adopt one or two Bible verses for personal reflection.
When a door closes, is there any way to see the positive? Here are six viewpoints that may allow you to find the positive in the face of adverse circumstances.
Just when we think that we grasped the meaning of principles like love and peace, some wise orator or writer produces a statement with a different shade of meaning, and challenges our thinking.
Christmas comes with joy already built-in. No personal spending is required to embrace the Christmas spirit and spread cheer. Here are six activities to enhance Christmas joy with no extra money.
During the Thanksgiving season, it makes sense for givers to be as grateful as their recipients. Initiating and inspiring gratitude in others is a blessed opportunity for which to give thanks.
Opinions matter, especially since this agenda is being promoted by the United Nations which clearly expects the idea to have international appeal. Learn about the CEDAW treaty and share your opinion.
This article begins with lines for our first morning talk with God, followed by lines for personal affirmation, quotes for sharing encouragement, and finally reasons to express thanks for the morning.
We can create happy neighborhoods if we start by making a personal effort to become good neighbors. The following six habits form the foundation for good next-door neighbors.
Here are a few social boundaries for exes who find it difficult to cut the friendship ties. Marriage has many challenges, and the priority spot on that list is reserved for the present spouse.
These contemptuous F-Words are divided into subsections for describing people, animals, and things, also for use as verbs. Meanings are added for those who are interested in learning something new.
When God evaluates our goodness, He considers not only our actions but also our intent. He evaluates our hearts while people evaluate our deeds. Is it possible to do good without being good?
For two hours, the three of us—Death, my mother and I shared the room. Following are some insights Death shared about himself throughout our conversation. They impressed me.
Before we assume that we would rather not deal with enemies, be assured that there is a place for enemies in our lives. See why praying for them can enhance our character.
Felix's story illustrates the effects of procrastination. We can relate to the self-inflicting sabotage which results from delay. We can also decide to prevent this danger in our spiritual lives.