November 30, 2011 - Tweens flooded with unhealthy images

By Erika Weisensee Milwaukie mom, writer That sex sells is nothing new. That sexy images and ideas are being bought and marketed to younger and younger people is disturbing.  Corporations have recognized the buying potential of today’s hottest target market: Tweens. Defined as 8 to 12-year-olds, tweens are not quite […]

November 29, 2011 - Being the LOVE of your man’s life

To Be Called ‘LOVE’ by Elisha Joyce Fully Mulched A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:10-12 ____________ […]

November 28, 2011 - How to stop the Grinch from stealing your Christmas

by Kelli Warner KMTR-TV Morning News anchor Springfield, OR The holiday shopping season is not just a time filled with big discounts and doorbusters. It’s also a time when criminals know there’s going to be more people out shopping and more “stuff” inside cars in store parking lots. It’s worth […]

November 26, 2011 - The worst Black Friday TV Ad

This article was first featured at Oregon Faith Report and was humored enough to re-post it here. Kohl’s Black Friday Ad quite shameless, tasteless By Guest Opinion, There is a lot to love and loathe about America’ shopping obsession on Black Friday. Kohl’s 2011 Black Friday Ad wallows in all […]

November 25, 2011 - Viral Video: Kids go haywire with flour

On You Tube the home video featuring two boys going crazy with a bag of flour while mom was away has made it among the most popular list. The Today shows the video with some narration to give you the full story and answer the questions you are asking once […]

November 24, 2011 - Thanksgiving video: Kids vs. Turkey

By Guest Submission, Just this short simple video of kids playing makes me thankful for the gift of children that the good Lord gives us. They help keep us young just watching them play and laugh. Happy Thanksgiving 2011.

November 23, 2011 - Turkey Trivia On Thanksgiving Eve

By Erika Weisensee, Oregon Mom Have you noticed that Thanksgiving side dishes like potatoes, stuffing, and pie can sometimes steal the show? I’m going to ask that we pay a little more attention to the turkey. Let’s be thankful for turkeys and their role in helping Americans give thanks for […]

November 22, 2011 - Give it your ALL for life’s richest rewards

All Or Nothing by Shannon Ables Simply Luxurious Life “Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. In the past, whenever I had fallen short in almost any undertaking, it was seldom because I had tried and failed. It was because I had let fear of failure stop […]

November 21, 2011 - This T-Day, are you driving or decorating?

Driving or decorating? by Julie Nolta Julie Nolta Design Several years ago I was getting the gas tank filled as I was on the way to my parent’s place for Thanksgiving. The attendant, making casual conversation, asked me, “Are you cooking or driving?,” a cute way of asking was I […]

November 19, 2011 - Video: Bride texting during wedding vows

A sign of the times. We are hopelessly addicted and connected to our electronic devices, much to the slight of our family and friends. This viral video shows a bride and groom getting married with the wife taking a text message during her wedding vows. Maybe it was an emergency? […]