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25 Lifetime Holiday Movies on Sale for 99 Cents!

25 Lifetime Holiday Movies on Sale for 99 Cents!

If you don’t have cable or subscribe to half a dozen streaming services, getting your holiday movie fix can be tricky. Lucky for us, Amazon has marked down dozens of Lifetime holiday movies to less than a dollar. And that’s not the rental price. You can PURCHASE (and keep forever, to watch however many times and whenever you want!) each of these movies for 99 cents. Wow!

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When God Calls You to an Unexpected Ministry

When God Calls You to an Unexpected Ministry

All the personality, spiritual gifts, and strength-finding tests in the world have never revealed to me the most significant (and sometimes sneaky) ways God has used me to love His people. These unlikely callings have taken me by surprise over and over again, and I’m finally seeing the blessing in them.

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The Way to Stop Spiraling into a Storm of Emotion

The Way to Stop Spiraling into a Storm of Emotion

The specifics of what hurt me that day don’t matter here. What matters is that on that day, God gently and generously whispered, “Stop. Take a moment. Let it out. I’m here.” He pushed the pause button on my agitation cycle, pulling me away from the feeling-stuffing and problem-fixing, opening His arms to hold me as I let it all out.

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Have Mercy! How Full House Reminded Me to Press Forward

Have Mercy! How Full House Reminded Me to Press Forward

Who, living in the year 2020, can’t identify with those thoughts? How did we get here? What is happening? Where did our normal lives go? What happened to our plans, our lives, our world? And then, how do we and when will we get back to normal? What did happen to predictability? The old TV show playing in my living room made me think of a time gone by, but as I thought about that, I began to wonder: What exactly do we mean when we long for the “good ol’ days”?

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Looking for a Beach Read? 12 Romantic Comedies to Read This Summer

Looking for a Beach Read? 12 Romantic Comedies to Read This Summer

We might not be able to go to the beach this year, but we can still indulge in a beach read or two (or twelve) this summer! Last week we talked about the best (cutest, light-but-not-fluffiest) young adult novels you might read this summer. (Get that list here.) This week? Light-but-not-fluffy romantic comedy novels about grown-ups! Here are a dozen romantic comedy novels to read this summer.

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15 YA Novels You’ll Want to Read This Summer

15 YA Novels You’ll Want to Read This Summer

I’m finally feeling ready for something SLIGHTLY more realistic–but still not ready for anything heavy. Which, if I’m honest (and, if you know me, you’re already aware), is where I land most the time. But particularly right now, something light with some substance feels vital. Enter this summer’s newest YA (young adult) novels.

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24 Diverse TV Shows for Kids & Tweens

24 Diverse TV Shows for Kids & Tweens

One of the ways we can fight racism is by starting at home, with our own families. Reading books by and about people who don’t look like us or who talk or dress or eat or simply live differently than us is a great way to supplement the conversations we have with our kids about racism. Watching diverse, inclusive TV shows and movies is another. Here’s a list of diverse shows I’ve found.

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15 Romantic Comedies to Read Right Now

15 Romantic Comedies to Read Right Now

We have so many reasons to read romantic comedies right now. Some of us need to escape reality for a little while or distract ourselves from our fears, anxieties, and very much non-fiction problems. Some of us are overwhelmed with all the hard stuff surrounding us today and are simply looking for the good wherever we can find it. And some of us need a reprieve from fighting the good fight, whatever that fight may be. And lucky for me — lucky for us — we seem to be in a bit of a romantic comedy novel revival these days. Just check out these 15 books!

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