Grace’s Table

  Grace’s Table, an organization in Grand Rapids, MI, is a resting place, an anchor, and a firm foundation for teen mothers and their children. Lisa E. Anderson is the founder of Grace’s Table. She opens her home to the women of Kent County every Friday night to nourish their bodies with a good healthy meal and their souls with bible

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A Christmas Gift Exchange Game

  A Christmas Gift Exchange Game – Christmas with the Right Family This week I gathered with a bunch of church friends (my bible study group) to celebrate Christmas with food, fun, and laughs! Our hostess generously donated a few wrapped gifts so we could play the game called “Christmas with the Right Family”. Although I’ve played various versions of

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A Simple Stressless Christmas

  Christmas is approaching. It seems to come faster every year, but please don’t STRESS. Let’s leave the stress out of Christmas this year. Christmas should be a joyful time with family and friends. It was never meant to be for OVER spending, OVER stressing, and OVEReating (LOL). For my family, we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas. Of

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10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Loneliness

10 Ways to Cope with Holiday Loneliness The holiday season is generally thought of as a time of joy and love, but for many people, it’s a time of loneliness. Their loneliness may come from loss of loved ones, separation by physical distance, or through relationship breakups. Empty nesters and the elderly may also suffer loneliness. Whatever the reason, coping

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10 Self-Care Strategies

10 Self-Care Strategies You can’t always control the circumstances that come your way, but you can control how well you take care of yourself. Taking care of your body, mind, and spirit is important for handling future stress. Implementing the 10 self-care strategies listed below can keep you functioning well, so you are ready for life’s challenges. Make sleep a

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A to Z Travel Tips

After just returning from Guatemala, I’ve had my share of traveling by airplane and bus. What better time to list some travel tips!!! Check out my A to Z travel tips: A – Always pack light! B – Brush; bathing suit C – Camera; clothes; Check-in before arriving at the airport D – Documents E – Earplugs; eye mask F

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Guatemala Mission Trip 2015 Summary

Guatemala Mission Trip 2015 Summary It’s difficult to put into words how I feel after my recent mission trip to Guatemala. The trip was a quick one (Sept. 27- Oct. 4), but our team from Connection Church made a huge impact. Our week was full of opportunities to bless others, and we were blessed in return! Day 1 (Monday) In

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Mission Trip to Guatemala

It was God…He called me to go to Guatemala to share my love and compassion to those less fortunate.  There was no question in my mind that I was called to go on this mission trip. God called…I answered, and others supported me, whether it be through prayer, thoughts, or financial support. As Mark 16:15 says, He said to them,

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A Personal Support System

One lesson that I have learned over and over in my life is the importance of a support system. Sometimes you need someone who will support you, listen, give advice, motivate you, or assist you in some way…a personal support system. For those who try to tough situations alone, it can be a difficult uphill battle. On the other hand

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Fall Bucket List

A new season is approaching…Fall officially begins on September 23. Here in Michigan, there is normally a dramatic change in our weather from Summer to Fall. Are you ready for the changing of seasons? Have you thought about things you’d like to do or accomplish this Fall? I thought of some things I’d like to do…below is my list. What

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