Devotional

50 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16 Sitting at the dinner table with my parents, we were remembering how 15 or so years ago a family did a very kind thing for us. It was a nice evening to go redeem our… Continue reading 50 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas

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Marriage

Focus on THIS in your Marriage

There was a man all alone;     he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil,     yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked,     “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless—     a miserable business!  Two are better than one,… Continue reading Focus on THIS in your Marriage

Comfort · Forgiveness · Prayer

When a Pastor is Accused…

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter: 4:8 At first I was shocked. Then I was mad. Then, I was simply enraged. And thereafter, I was judgemental announcing what he truly deserves. Lastly, I realized what I did wrong. I was not merciful nor graceful like… Continue reading When a Pastor is Accused…

Parenting

3 Reasons Why Children Should Play Outside More

The Great Outdoors vs Entertainment Screens: A Battle of the 21st Century The directions were to write a make-believe story. As the three third grade girls sat staring at the ceiling and at each other, their papers lay blank. On my other side, the boy was writing ferociously. After a few minutes of intense writing, I… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Children Should Play Outside More

Marriage · Wedding

5 Lessons from 5 Years of Marriage

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 If you were anything like my husband and I before we got married then you thought something like this... We are so in love and he/she is so perfect! We will never argue or fight. We will never… Continue reading 5 Lessons from 5 Years of Marriage

Humor

50+ Ways You Know You’re Russian When…

If you don't yet, I come from a Russian culture which I am very happy and proud to be a part of. I look up to my ancestors who went through so many persecutions because they were Christians. I thank them for taking that hard road, so that today, I can be inspired by their… Continue reading 50+ Ways You Know You’re Russian When…