Becoming a Fortress Family

There was a time when I even questioned getting married and having kids at all--I was leaning toward it being a bad idea. No one who was married seemed happy through my teenager eyes. But then I saw the beautiful example a peculiar family; they were like nothing I'd ever seen. They loved, and laughed, and played and seemed genuinely happy. I wanted to know why.

Just What is Essential?

Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit.  By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable.  People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential.  Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential.  Travel can be essential or nonessential.  A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?

Flower of the Holy Night

I love the legend of how we got the poinsettia in the first place. The flower originally came from Mexico, where it was called "Flor de Noche Buena", or "Flower of the Holy Night". According to the legend, the flower first appeared in a little village long ago, in Mexico, where everyone was getting ready for Christmas.

Putting Christ in Christmas, One by One #ShareGoodness

Christmas is such a special time of year when people increase their efforts to love and serve others. The #LightTheWorld effort focuses on serving others as Jesus did—one by one. Here at Uplift the World, we invited our readers to tell us who has made an impression in their lives through their Christlike efforts. Enjoy … Continue reading Putting Christ in Christmas, One by One #ShareGoodness