Have you ever given a gift and it just didn’t have the effect you desired?
Maybe you’ve given one too many gift cards and you’re ready for something different – something creative!
There are better ways you can give – the Bible even has something to say about it! Below are some better ways you can give and make someone’s day! Whether you are giving to a stranger or someone you know, they’ll be sure to love these gift ideas.
1. Send a plain white card with one compliment inside.The simplicity of ..

Abraham Lincoln
Washington, DC
October 3, 1863
An excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation.
I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens…to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also…commend to His tender care all those who have become widow..

Sometimes it’s tempting to think about the life we’re working toward. We can’t wait until _____________ (fill in the blank). That something could be school, a better job, a bigger paycheck, a newer car or house, or better health.
Don’t get me wrong, these things can motivate us sometimes when we feel overwhelmed, and can help to stay on track. But when the ‘next phase’ is all that we think about, we risk losing sight of what we have in front of us.
Is the grass always greener?The idea that the g..

The Bible gives hope, changes lives, and encourages people each and every day. The Word of God is living and active and still applies to us today.
The Bible says in Galatians 1:8:
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!
If you are new to Christianity, understand that the only true word of God is the Bible itself. No other books are needed to support the truth in the Bible. If anyone tries to supplement t..

Zig Ziglar was one of the most inspiring voices of the 20th century. His motivational books and speaking events inspired thousands of people to improve their lives. He wrote over two dozen books and was considered the King of Motivation and the ultimate coach of salesmanship.
Unfortunately, Zig Ziglar passed away on November 28, 2012; he was 86 years old. He will always be remembered for his inspiring words and his encouraging messages.
While there are many great quotes out there, today I wanted..

$37,172 This is the average debt load a student will end up with after graduating college. If you’re like the 66% of all undergraduate students who have taken a student loan, you probably want to get rid of those things as fast as possible.

It’s easy to get caught up in the borrowing maze in college and managing your loans can become a headache quite fast. With lenders selling your loan to other places and changing their name – it’s hard to keep everything straight!

Here are a few things to help ..

The holidays are great, but buying gifts can get expensive. Real expensive.
But if you’re like me, you enjoy giving gifts to people and watching them open them on Christmas day. Even better is giving someone a homemade gift that you invested your own time and energy creating.
Making a homemade Christmas gift or decorations can be economical and thoughtful at the same time. If you’re the DIY type of person, consider one of these 20 homemade Christmas gift ideas to make this holiday season memorab..

The Christian worldview reminds us that we must live with the recognition that we will give an account to the Lord for our stewardship of our resources.

Regrettably, many American Christians know little about economics. Furthermore, many Christians assume that the Bible has nothing at all to say about economics. But a biblical worldview actually has a great deal to teach us on economic ma..

“Love one another with mutual affection” (Romans 12:10a NRSV).

God wants you first to learn to love him and invest in what I call the “Treasury Fund.” Then he wants you to learn to love and invest in other people in God’s family. This is what I call the “Mutual Fund.”

The Bible says in Romans 12:10, “Love one another with mutual affection” (NRSV).

How do you invest in the Mutual Fund? By using some of your mon..

Moving usually isn’t the most enjoyable thing to do, especially if you’re making a move in the heat of summer. You have to consider all sorts of things like travel logistics, getting your stuff (which always seems to multiply) into a moving truck (which always seems to be smaller than you thought), and setting up everything at your new place.

Sure, actually moving your stuff might take a weekend but there are a few things you should do ahead of time to make your move go as planned. Since moving into a new place usually doesn’t happen often, most people are just not sure what to do when moving.

Don’t let your big move sneak up on you. Get organized and plan ahead with these moving tips. You’ll be glad you did.

5 Things to Remember When Moving1. Start Looking EarlyAssuming you don’t already have a place, you’ll need to lock this part in right away. When we were planning on moving to a new city for my wife to attend medical school, we started looking at rentals 6 months in advance.
Colleg..