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Comfort

By Janine Fairchild

When you think of things that bring you comfort, what comes to mind? Fresh baked cookies. A warm bubble bath. Your favorite fuzzy blanket. What about the comfort that only…

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Back to the Kitchen

By Janine Fairchild

As the weather is turning cooler, it feels good to get back in the kitchen and cook a little. And with the added bonus of garden goodies, I’ve been craving…

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4 Simple Ideas to Revolutionize Your Life (From Chick-fil-A’s Truett Cathy)

By Jill Tracey

He made amazing chicken sandwiches that have caused me to gain many pounds AND had a deep commitment to Jesus Christ! S. Truett Cathy passed away Monday morning at the…

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There’s Always A Way Out

By Janine Fairchild

Do you ever wish you could go back and give the younger you advice? I would love to tell the teen/college-age me to make a decision before you’re put in…

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Is God Real?

By Janine Fairchild

“Is God real?” Three months ago, that’s the question Ally’s daughter Khristelle was asking. She wanted to believe but was struggling. Then, a miracle happened. Without telling her parents, Khristelle…

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One Tank Travel

By Jill Tracey

Summer is winding down, but there’s still time for a fun getaway or two! And, ya know, there are more quick trip opportunities in this area than you might have…

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Just A Sundress.

By Janine Fairchild

Here’s a touching story I received from Jackie: Today I decided I was going to buy a sundress. I started off having to talk myself up because I struggle with…

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Best Ice Cream in Illinois?

By Jill Tracey

Last week, we asked you where your absolute favorite place is to get ice cream in Illinois and SO many of you answered with delicious locations to try! According to…

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When Dad Got It Wrong. On Finding the Good. (From the archives)

By Jill Tracey

Father’s Day is always interesting for me. So many feelings of joy as we celebrate my hubs and my step-dad. But, still a void where my dad used to fit.…

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The View From 40

By Jeremy Tracey

I was sitting in front of my TV with the PlayStation 3 I’d received as an early birthday present. As I eagerly typed in my birth date so I could…

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Just Call A Spade A Spade

By Janine Fairchild

We were not happy. Not happy at all. Things did not go the way we thought they would for our daughter, and as her parents, it was hard not to…

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Decisions! 3 Ways to Make Good Ones…

By Jill Tracey

Decisions Decisions Decisions! Yesterday our family had tickets to go to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game with our church. We were excited to see Alyssa react to her first…

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