The Other Woman

Have you ever walked into a church meeting and thought to yourself: " Wow, Susan looks beautiful....maybe I should buy the same make-up?"Or why did John choose her as his wife, she looks so ordinary?Or did you hear a woman preach and thought - why can't I preach like her? I will be the first … Continue reading The Other Woman

Abstinence is a Good Thing

Christina Sizemore is a real life example of how abstinence can work and how it is a good thing. At the age of 14 through the prompting of her church, her youth group, her family, and a commitment through Teen Mania, Christina made a commitment to herself and to God to abstain from sex until … Continue reading Abstinence is a Good Thing

What we’ve learned from working at home

The recent transition to widespread working from home has shown that the experience has been both educational and eye-opening for many. Working at home means learning to cope with distractions, space constraints, managing time with family and learning new skills. And, according to new consumer research, it has also meant reassessing what is most important. … Continue reading What we’ve learned from working at home

Now’s the Time to Teach At-Home Nutrition

(Family Features) With a lot of parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the perfect time to teach kids the basics of nutrition and eating right. Consider these simple suggestions from Melanie Marcus, MA, RD, health and nutrition communications manager for Dole Food Company. Healthy Snack Time Taste Tests … Continue reading Now’s the Time to Teach At-Home Nutrition

Come Out Of That Mental Prison

Jesse did not think he was much of a speaker. He stuttered a lot since he was a child, especially when he was nervous. This was something he was conscious of and felt embarrassed about. But he could not say opportunity. Two weeks ago he was invited to share something positive with inmates  at the prison where he served a twelve year … Continue reading Come Out Of That Mental Prison

Sound financial tips during COVID-19 uncertainty

(BPT) - The current COVID-19 financial landscape is unpredictable, causing anxiety for people of all ages. With layoffs, unexpected medical expenses, and an ever-changing and uncertain economy, it's easy to worry. "Now more than ever is the time to take an active approach with your finances to position yourself for success," says Danielle Seurkamp, CFP. … Continue reading Sound financial tips during COVID-19 uncertainty

Governor Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City Regions

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-91 to ensure robust protections for Michigan workers as she continues to re-engage parts of the economy. This executive order requires all businesses to adhere to strict safety guidelines to protect their workers, their patrons, and their communities from infection. To foster compliance, the governor … Continue reading Governor Whitmer Reopens Retail, Restaurants, and Offices in Upper Peninsula, Traverse City Regions

7 Facts to Know About God

He Frustrates the Plans of Those Against Him:  The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.(Psalm 33:10) He Creates with Spoken Words:  As soon as he spoke the world was created; at his command, the earth was formed. (Psalm 33:9)  And God said, … Continue reading 7 Facts to Know About God

Your Kids Carry Seeds Of Greatness; Do Not Give Up On Them by Daniel Dela Dunoo

In my relatively short life, I have observed a couple of young men and women who were once my school mates; many struggled through school. Some were downright academically poor where as others made consistently poor grades because they were simply not serious with their academics; they seemed a hopeless bunch. A couple of years … Continue reading Your Kids Carry Seeds Of Greatness; Do Not Give Up On Them by Daniel Dela Dunoo

A Spring Salad Celebration

A Spring Salad Celebration (Family Features) Fresh fruits and veggies are often the flavors of spring, and you can bring them all together by celebrating National Salad Month with a homemade masterpiece. This Steamboat Willie Green Apple Waldorf Salad, created in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, is perfect for adopting a diet rich in … Continue reading A Spring Salad Celebration

7 Things to Know About Angels

May Take on Human Form: Hebrews 13:2  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Serve as Advocates for Children: Matthew 18:10  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my … Continue reading 7 Things to Know About Angels

Dysfunctional Families: How to Take Care of Your Children in the Midst of Dysfunction

If you are in a dysfunctional marriage and have children, you have a dysfunctional family. Few things cause as much pain, anguish, anger, guilt, fear, anxiety, and frustration as seeing your children hurting. You want good things for your children. "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or … Continue reading Dysfunctional Families: How to Take Care of Your Children in the Midst of Dysfunction

AG Nessel Warns of Websites Selling Coronavirus-related Products That Never Arrive

  LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel issued an urgent consumer alert today to notify Michiganders of another online retailer that is taking advantage of consumers looking to buy products like hand sanitizer and face masks during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.  Nessel’s office recently received a complaint from a concerned Michigan consumer about a website called OkHomeOnline selling face masks, alcohol-based cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer, toilet paper and other products in high demand … Continue reading AG Nessel Warns of Websites Selling Coronavirus-related Products That Never Arrive

Court: Stay Home, Stay Safe Order Does Not Infringe Upon Michiganders’ Constitutional Rights

LANSING – In a decision today, the Michigan Court of Claims sided with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and denied a motion for preliminary injunction holding that the current Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, and earlier versions of it, did not infringe upon the constitutional rights of Michigan residents, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced.  The plaintiffs in Martinko et. al. v. Whitmer et. … Continue reading Court: Stay Home, Stay Safe Order Does Not Infringe Upon Michiganders’ Constitutional Rights

The Main Reason People Don’t Reach Their Goals

Perhaps, many of us don't reach personal or business goals because we are double-minded. As the Apostle James noted in an often quoted scripture. " A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." (James 1:8) According to Thayer’s & Strong’s Greek Dictionaries, double-minded means, vacillating in opinion or purpose, divided in interest, wavering, uncertain, … Continue reading The Main Reason People Don’t Reach Their Goals

Getting Help for Troubled Teens: When and Where to Go

When your teenager starts to get out of hand you have to ask yourself some hard questions. The first step is to honestly evaluate how you think you're doing when communicating with your teen. Do you feel you are sharing valuable information and time? Or do you feel there is a communication gap and he's … Continue reading Getting Help for Troubled Teens: When and Where to Go