GINGER'S BLOGinsights and mental meanderings
A curated collection of Christmas content from award-winning author and blogger, Ginger Harrington. Take the Christmas Worship Challenge, read inspiring devotions, download free gifts, gather ideas for family fun, make a special gift, and chuckle with Ginger's Christmas humor. Read the story of Ginger's Christmas miracle in a free chapter from her book, Holy in the Moment. Enjoy the best of Christmas that you'll want to come back to year after year!
Try our family favorite way to use leftover turkey this Thanksgiving. My mom's turkey hash is always a winner in our household for several generations.
Despite careful time management, productivity tools, and more multitasking, many of us have little or no margin. The stress of living in overdrive is so common that we often fail to recognize how tired we are at the soul level. Do you need to establish rhythms of life that can restore your soul and sustain your energy? Read on for a practical list of ideas to create habits of rest in your life.
No one is immune to strain of long-term stress. The spiritual disciplines of rest and solitude are a vital for renewing our strength and perspective. We love the idea of Jesus restoring our soul but often struggle to figure out how to get there. Psalm 23 reminds us that we can trust Jesus to help us rest in a way that restores our soul.
Rest and solitude are vital to creating time and space for Jesus to restore our souls. Unlike physical rest, soul rest is a gift from God. Beyond the busyness of life, we will navigate times of extended stress, grieve deep losses, or face significant trials. When we are depleted, we need to make time to attend to our mental, emotional, and spiritual needs in the care and keeping of Christ. The benefits of intentional rest and solitude bring healing and refreshment, enabling us to move forward with fresh energy and greater wisdom.
Gratitude matters. Experience the difference gratitude makes with 10 truths and tips for a grateful life. Do you believe gratitude is a worthy goal? One that can make a true difference in your life? Though we celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday, filled with feasting, family, and friends, giving thanks is an everyday grace for bringing the sacred into any moment. On the spiritual side, gratefulness is more than an attitude. It’s can also become holy habit that draws us closer to God, strengthens faith, and brings freedom from worry.
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We owe a debt we can never repay to the brave men and women who have paved the way to the freedom with their lives. As we remember ultimate sacrifice of our nation's fallen, may we also remember the many levels of sacrifice of our nation's military and their families. As a military spouse, Memorial Day is a deeply personal and meaningful day of great importance for me. Consider the many stresses and sacrifices of our nation's military and the families who love them as I share a few of my favorite quotes to honor Memorial Day.
No dad is perfect, but every dad is important. The art of fathering is seldom taught, but best learned through example. To be a godly father is one of the greatest aspirations and hardest challenges a man will face. On the good days as well as the hard ones, a father can make a powerful difference in the life of a child. The impact of a father’s legacy shapes generations. Get ready for Father's Day with these inspiring quotes honoring the importance of fatherhood.