5 Tips For Surviving Summer


  1. Drink more water. It’s good for you any time of year, but especially important when it’s hot and one is more likely to, uh, glow freely. Dehydration is NOT fun! 2. Wear sunscreen. A little solar power goes a long way when it comes to damaging your skin. 3. Don’t let the weather



Expressing our gratitude to God is an adventure in itself.  After all, think about what we’ve been delivered from. We’ve been rescued from the cold night of sin that alienates us from God. –Sheila Walsh (The Great Adventure)

Fairy Tales


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13 Long before I knew the stories were called fairy tales, I loved them. It would be years before I understood how fairy tales are different from

Fridays at Over the Top


New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews says, “I don’t know what you expect . . . but this won’t be it!” (But you’re going to love it!) Andy draws us into story after story, each with a message that will grab your heart and change your outlook. Perspective, love, hope, wisdom, forgiveness, and how

Whatever We Have


We place too much emphasis on ability when God looks for our availability to be used by him now, with whatever we have. –Sheila Walsh (The Great Adventure)



Dealing with reality can be a worthwhile adventure in itself – and today would be a grand time to begin anew. –Patsy Clairmont (The Great Adventure)

Women of Faith Wednesday


What’s your love story?   Bloggers who enter our blog hop will be entered for a chance to win What Every Girl Wants by Lisa Harper. Though most Sunday school teachers avoid Solomon’s song like the plague because of its “shockingly explicit” prose, Lisa Harper dives headfirst into this beautiful love story, exploring the imagery

False Notion


Some of us have the false notion that if we stay out of the thick of things we’ll be safe.  In doing so, however, we can become enslaved by that very source of so-called protection. –Marilyn Meberg (The Great Adventure)

Vote for Austin Gutwein in People Magazine’s All Stars Contest!


Five years ago, Austin Gutwein was a regular kid who went to school, got pushed around by bullies, and liked basketball. Then he saw a video that showed children who had lost their parents to AIDS, and decided to do something to help. On World AIDS Day, 2004, Austin shot 2,057 free throws to represent

God Loves You! Yes, You!


Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me. — Psalm 31:21 NRSV If I had to give you my life’s message in one sentence, it would be this: as you are, right now, God loves you; and that will never change. God loves you not because of who you are or