Lemon Tart with Almond Flour Crust

Whether you have vowed to eat a little healthier in 2019 or live a gluten-free life daily, this tart is the perfect way to indulge without feeling a little guilty. I always find that citrus and fruit sweets are so well-balanced. They are refreshing, yet sweet and rich, without tempting us to be over-indulgent. I […]

Dining Guide: The Bistro at Wine Merchants

The Bistro at Wine Merchants is a unique place in the Triad where you can enjoy a fabulous farm-to-table dining experience, with 21 wines and 16 beers on tap; AND it is paired with a gourmet wine shop, Wine Merchants. They pride themselves on being a place to enjoy the local flair. You will find […]

Reclaiming Family Time: What to Do When Homework is Too Intrusive

BY STEPHANIE HELSABECK, M.Ed. When looking at decades of research on the topic of homework in elementary school, no overall positive correlation between homework and achievement has been found.  Knowing this often causes parents to wonder why the practice of giving young children homework continues.  Often teachers are uninformed and are also following uninformed policy […]

10 Random Acts of Kindness You Can do With Your Kids

In this current world climate, where it seems that cruelty can often go unchecked, and true kindness seems harder to find than it should be, we find ourselves struggling as parents. We struggle with how to teach our children about kindness in this crazy world, and while there are many ways we can react to […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Healthier Valentine’s Day Treats

Love is in the air. Love your body, too! Enjoy making these healthier Valentine’s Day treats with your kids. They are delicious and lower in sugar than most sweets on offer this season. Strawberry Protein Bites Ingredients: 1 Cup frozen strawberries 1 Cup oats ½ Cup sunflower seeds ½ Cup coconut flour 1 Tbsp. coconut […]

Beauty Hidden Amid the Pain

BY KELLY NICHOLS, guest blogger with Triad Moms on Main “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”~Martin Luther King, Jr. A couple of weeks ago, after reading a section […]

Promoting a Child’s Spiritual Awareness

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it:   ~ Proverbs 22:6. A connection to something more significant than yourself feels warm and enveloping and provides an element of insulated protection. Immediately, the first thought may be, “That is how I feel when I […]

Keep On the Sunny Side: A Culture of Call

One of my favorite responsibilities as a pastor is leading an annual Confirmation class. In my faith tradition, confirmation is a time when a personal decision is made to confirm the vows of one’s baptism. Students join together to explore our faith story as told in the Old and New Testaments, through basic theology, in […]

My Grace-Full Life: Shaking Things Up

Every day for years, I’ve done the same thing. I’ve read my Bible, then two e-mail devotions I get on a daily basis, write in my prayer journal, and I compose a daily prayer prompt for my blog.  My morning devotion time doesn’t change often, but this year, it’s undergone a major makeover. I spent several […]

When the Hard Choice is the Right Choice

When most people think about the day they were born, they imagine their mother and father at the hospital, dad anxiously pacing the floor, mom enduring the agony of labor until finally that glorious moment arrives and their precious baby is placed safely in its mother’s arms. Proud grandparents, aunts, and uncles, gather around to […]

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