Category Archives: Christian Living

Praying for Your Pastor (Free Printable Prayer Guide)

PRAY FOR YOUR PASTOR: free printable prayer guide from lovinglifeathome.com

A few months ago, I received a request from a reader named Laura asking if I would make a free printable prayer guide devoted to Praying for Your Pastor. “These guys need a LOT of prayer,” she wrote, “and there are many verses to support this.” I had already published printables for: Praying Scripture over Your Husband Praying for Your… Read more »

31-Day Prayer Challenge for Wives

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31-Day Prayer Challenge for Wives (with free printable)

Have you ever noticed that stuff isn’t built to last as long these days as it used to be? Unfortunately, the same thing can be said of modern marriages. Couples are splitting, families crumbling all around us — even those whose relationships seemed to be solid and good. That makes me sad, but it also makes me determined to safeguard… Read more »

I am NOT enough — and why it’s liberating to admit it

I am NOT enough... and why it's liberating to admit it

Do you know that feeling you get when you hear fingernails grating on a chalkboard? I guess most modern classrooms have switched to dry erase boards, so maybe you’ve missed it. It’s sort of a squeaky, screechy, scraping sound that really sets your nerves on edge. Back when I was in school, there was always one little boy in my… Read more »

A Back-to-School Prayer

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Free printable Back-to-School prayer from lovinglifeathome.com

Summer break is over. School is once again in session. All across the country, students are heading back to class. As our children embark upon this new academic year, in addition to making sure they are stocked up on new socks and fresh school supplies, we should also keep them well covered in prayer. The following C-L-A-S-S acrostic can help…. Read more »

My Top 15 Posts for 2015

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My top 15 posts of 2015. Some good stuff here!

I intended to publish this post a week ago, but we’ve been migrating this site to a new server, and the process made it completely inaccessible for about four days. Sorry about that! The good news is, the task is done now. The bad news is, I was not able to migrate any of my WordPress subscribers. So if you… Read more »

Q&A: How Can I Be a Happier Person?

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If happiness eludes you, try practicing these six principles and watch your joy multiply...

I received the following message on my “Love Your Husband” Facebook page this week: I just came across your write up on how to ruin your marriage. I have to say that I am guilty on all counts. However I am not a happy woman and I don’t feel competent enough to be a career woman, a mother, and a… Read more »

A Prayer for the Sick

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Praying for the Sick - free printable prayer guide

A friend of mine recently asked me to pray for her nephew, who is presently fighting a recurrence of a malignant brain cancer known as medulloblastoma. His name is Gabe — if you’d like to send up a prayer for him, too, I know they’d be grateful — and he graduated from high school the day before this latest tumor… Read more »

Praying for Our Country

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Pray for America: Here's a free printable prayer guide to get you started!

Today is Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Whether you celebrate such occasions by sending up the Stars and Stripes or not, I hope you will make it your practice to send up a prayer for our country — and not just on national holidays. America… Read more »

Cultivating Contentment

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Cultivating Contentment in the Season you're In

My husband used to have a medical colleague with a bad habit of complaining: When work was slow, he’d complain that he couldn’t make any money. When work was busy, he’d complain that he never saw his family. Doug suggested that all he really needed was an attitude adjustment. “When you’re working hard, be happy for the opportunity to make… Read more »