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From Care: 5 Things Every Healthy Married Couple Remembers

July 5th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in From Care
A listener recently e-mailed me to ask about something I shared on my show last week: “5 Things Every Healthy Married Couple Remembers… at Every Stage”.
My husband and I were both in a wedding two weekends ago, we will both be standing in another one in October, AND we’ve been invited to a third this summer (yes, it’s an expensive summer!!). 
The listener mentioned she will be attending a wedding and was inspired by what I shared and plans to include it in the wedding card she is giving to the newlyweds.
It’s always hard to find the right words to say to a newly married couple. I have only been married 6 years and I already feel like I have so much advice to give! LOL

Here is what I shared:

5 things healthy married couples remember at every stage…

  1. They don’t let society pull them down
  2. They don’t ever talk about divorce (don’t even plant the idea in your head!)
  3. They remember that marriage is not 50/50 … each should give 100% (*this was the best advice we were given at our wedding)
  4. They know that you will both change a lot
  5. They start every day with fresh eyes: Trust God and face every day with a newfound sense of hope, a fresh pair of eyes and a desire to love your spouse unconditionally.

No marriage is perfect but I pray yours will be a healthy one!

Care

This is the original article (that I summarized :))
relevantmagazine.com/article/5-things-every-healthy-married-couple-does

From Care: 10 Hopeful Scripture Verses to Help You Through a Dark Season (with shareable images)

February 3rd, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in From Care
care_150The winter blues are a real thing.

The season’s days are shorter, darker and colder, and scientifically, it’s not unusual to find yourself in a funk. Yes, winters can be cruel, but the seasons can also give us hope!  There’s never been a winter where a spring didn’t follow and no matter how many tree limbs grow bare, they always bloom a few months later.

Harsh winters not only make springtime feel more welcome, their bleakness carry a promise of the fruitful season ahead.
Here are 10 verses to help get you through:

(adapted from Relevantmagaine.com)

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

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Remember, if you feel stuck in this dark season, you can always contact:

If you have problems with quiet time as well, here are some solutions. By Care Baldwin

January 1st, 2017 | 2 Comments | Posted in From Care
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When I was asked to submit something for the January issue, I thought about what I would find helpful for the New Year. It seems like every few months I have to remind myself to be more disciplined with my devotional time. It’s easy for me to listen to a pastor on a Podcast while I’m driving or to read a book on leadership but to set time aside in the morning just doesn’t seem to work. I even wake up earlier than my husband (we carpool to work together) but end up filling my time doing things around the house. Please tell me I’m not alone in this?!!

There have been a few apps/devotionals that have helped keep me on track for spurts of time:

“Experiencing God Day-by-Day” dailyprayer_pg2-daybyday
First5 mobile app (from Proverbs 31 Ministries)
Various reading plans via YouVersion dailyprayer_pg2-youversion

If you have problems with quiet time as well, here are some solutions…

blog.lifeway.com/womenallaccess dailyprayer_pg2-youversion

As referenced in the article, I’m going to try something new this year.
They say it takes 21 days to make a habit, so join me in making a new habit in the first 40 days of 2017! Sign up here (free) for “The 40 Days of Prayer” from Lifeway.com.

Happy New Year!

– Care

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar

December 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in From Care

Such a simple way for anyone – individual, families, groups – to spread kindness this Christmas. Sometimes we just need a practical idea to get us started & here it is! – Care

Feel like you could be doing more to teach your kids how to be kind but don’t know where to start?

The answer could be as simple as downloading a free printable Random Acts of Christmas Kindness advent calendar. Sound too good to be true? Then you’ll be amazed at the difference one little piece of paper can make in your family’s or classes’ lives.

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2016 Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar

This time of year activities need to be easy and fun or they just won’t get done. This is what makes the Random Acts of Christmas Kindness calendar so popular. I’ve taken the thinking out of it so you can get on with the doing!

20 Fall Pie Recipes To Try

November 1st, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in From Care

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We love all things sweet and this season has gotten us thinking about pie! We can’t wait to try (all?) 20 of these Fall Pie Recipes!

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One of the best things about the fall is all the seasonal fruits, which are not only fun to pick (apples and pumpkins, for example), but are so good to eat. There are many ways to enjoy these fruits, but in our opinion, pies take the cake. Below, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite pie recipes that you are sure to fall in love with this season (and year-round)!

  1. Purple Sweet Potato Pie With A Gingerbread Crust: “The purple sweet potato pie is such a beautiful color.” – Kara
  2. Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie: Sometimes classics are the best!
  3. Apple Persimmon Crumble Pie: “I’m always a sucker for anything with persimmons, so I love the idea of a persimmon pie!” – Kara
  4. Pioneer Woman’s Pecan Pie: “This is one of my favorite pie recipes!” – Nicole
  5. Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie: Another traditional recipe that can’t be beat.
  6. Ricotta & Raspberry Pie: “This pie is what decadent dreams are made of. Creamy, cheesy and undeniably delicious! The perfect complement to your holiday party rounds.” – Arin
  7. Heda’s Mostly Blackberry Pie with Hazelnut Crumb Crust: One word: Yum!
  8. Delicious Coconut Cream Pie: “Coconut lovers will definitely want a piece of this irresistible pie!” – Nicole
  9. Caramel Peanut Butter Brownie Pie: “The pie that truly has it all. Need I say more? For the ultimate finale, pair with soft-serve ice cream. Hold onto those buds!” – Arin
  10. Cider Caramel Apple Pie: Try your hand at making your own caramel sauce from apple cider in this delicious recipe.
  11. Mini S’mores Pies: “These mini pies from Lulu The Baker are the perfect bite-sized treats to serve at a fall dinner party!” – Carrie
  12. Buttermilk Pie: This traditional Southern pie is a sweet treat no matter where you live.
  13. The Prettiest Apple Pie: “This is still one of my favorite pie posts ever!” – Carly
  14. Peanut Butter Banana Mini Pies: “Your fall brunch needs a platter full of these Peanut Butter Banana Mini Pies! They aren’t necessarily the traditional idea of a seasonal pie, but the hand-held portion size and nostalgic flavors make them a must practically any time of year.” – Carrie
  15. The Cutie Pie: These mini ice cream sandwiches are equal parts delicious and adorable!
  16. Chocolate Chess Pie With A Cornbread Crumble: The name alone makes our mouths water.
  17. Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pie: “Pumpkin pie is a classic, but I love the idea of making it vegan and also mini—so cute.” – Natalie
  18. Plum & Blueberry Hand Pies With Lavender Crust: These three-bite mini pies are the perfect treat for parties and entertaining during the holidays.
  19. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie: “You can’t go wrong with chocolate and pumpkin.” – Natalie
  20. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie: We all scream for ice cream, especially this tasty pumpkin ice cream in a graham cracker pie crust. Delicious!