Ask Ginger #1 – How to Handle Discipline Issues When Your Child is Sick or Tired

Ask Ginger

Welcome to the very first “Ask Ginger” episode. I’m super excited about this new facet of ministering to parents with biblical and practical encouragement for specific struggles they are facing with their children. If you have a parenting question you would like answered, go to  Be sure to tell your friends so they can be encouraged, too! Elizabeth in Alabama asked, “How do you handle your children differently in terms of discipline when it comes to them being sick or tired, if at all? My two-year-old slept horribly last night and I know her behavior issues today stemmed from

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Girl’s Weekend Gone Bad

Girl's Weekend Gone Bad

Three rules for girl’s weekend at the lake: No makeup, no dieting, and no doing anything productive. It’s heavenly. Every winter my friend Lisa and I look forward to an annual trip to the lake where we relax by a fire, enjoy great meals prepared and frozen weeks in advance, watch movies, and devour a suspense novel. The meals, movies, and books vary, but the one absolute is the cozy ambiance of a crackling fire. It just sets the mood for our well-deserved weekend of laziness. We unloaded the car, stocked the fridge, and changed into old sweat pants, over-sized

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The Heart of Hospitality – Part 2

The Heart of Hospitality - Part 2

One of the main differences between entertainment and hospitality is entertainment focuses on things (condition of house, food, convenience, etc.), while hospitality focuses on people. Hospitality is not so much an act as it is an attitude of otherness. Here are some defining differences of attitude between the two: Entertaining says, “We can’t have the pastor’s family over tonight!  I didn’t cook. I had just planned on having grilled cheese sandwiches and soup!” Hospitality says, “Let’s have the pastor’s family over for grilled cheese sandwiches and soup. We haven’t fellowshipped with them in a while.” ———————————— Entertaining says, “I’ll start

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