Natalie Grants in the Hospital

Hey everyone – it’s Bernie, Natalie’s husband. She is awake and her surgeon said everything went perfectly. Hallelujah! God is faithful and kind. Thx for your prayers.
We are so grateful for your love and support. We will update with news as we receive it.

Volunteering Lessens Depression & Extends Life


A warm glow and sense of connection aren’t all you get from volunteering: It can improve your mental health and help you live longer too. A leading researcher explains why.

Most of us know that if we eat our fruit and veggies, exercise often, and avoid smoking, we have a better chance of living longer and healthier lives. But your doctor may not have told you there’s a link between volunteering and health. Published recently in BMC Public Health, the paper finds that volunteering is associated with lower depression, increased well-being, and a 22 percent reduction in the risk of dying.

But there’s more… Go Here for the Story.

Make a Decision

Make a Decision

Be decisive. Right or Wrong make a Decision. The road is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a Decision.

Kids Who Appear Acting Naughty, Aren’t!

Kids Who Appear Acting Naughty, Aren’t!

By Erin Leyba. Image from iStock.

Many of kids’ so-called ‘bad’ behaviors are actually normal developmental acts of growing up.

1. They can’t control their impulses. Ever say to your kid, “Don’t throw that!” and they throw it anyway?

Research suggests the brain regions involved in self-control are immature at birth and don’t fully mature until the end of adolescence, which explains why developing self-control is a “long, slow process.”

What parents can do: Reminding ourselves that kids can’t always manage impulses (because their brains aren’t fully developed) can inspire gentler reactions to their behavior.

2. They experience overstimulation.

We take our kids to Target, the park, and their sister’s play in a single morning and inevitably see meltdowns, hyperactivity, or outright resistance. Jam-packed schedules, overstimulation, and exhaustion are hallmarks of modern family life.

What parents can do: When we build in plenty of quiet time, playtime, and rest time, children’s behavior often improves dramatically.

3. Kids’ physical needs affect their mood.

Ever been “hangry” or completely out of patience because you didn’t get enough sleep? Little kids are affected tenfold by such “core conditions” of being tired, hungry, thirsty, over-sugared, or sick.

What parents can do: Kids can’t always communicate or “help themselves” to a snack, a Tylenol, water, or a nap like adults can. Help them through routines and prep for when that schedule might get thrown off.

There are several more points about whether Kids are acting out on purpose, Go Here.

Can you meet these 2, challenges?

We’ve seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time we’ve seen it with numbers.  If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind.
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Down But Not Out

Down But Not Out

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed… ~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

As a Christian, when something bad happens to you, you may still cry, but you feel comforted inside. You cannot be completely distressed because Christ in you is the Prince of Peace who says to you, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

He says to you, “It will all be all right. I will provide a way out for you.”  “Hope” in the Bible means a definite, positive expectation of good.

So Christ in you is the definite, positive expectation of a glorious marriage!

Christ in you is the definite, positive expectation of a glorious family! Christ in you is the definite positive expectation of glorious health! Christ in you is the definite positive expectation of a glorious life!