Gifts


What Difference Does a (Talking) Donkey Make?

It sounds like a joke or a riddle — “What difference does an Easter donkey make?” — but it’s actually a serious question! Before I tell you about the donkey I met last night, here’s my question: What difference does Easter make to you? How does Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection affect your daily life?


15 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Missionaries Traveling Overseas

Practical, thoughtful, creative – these travel gifts and ideas are perfect for Christian missionaries, tourists, and overseas ministry workers. You’ll find the perfect gift in this list, whether this is your traveler’s first or final missionary trip.


20 Sympathy Gift Ideas for Someone Who Lost a Mom

These sympathy gifts and ideas will comfort and support someone after the loss of a mother. I also included sympathy messages and ideas for condolence cards and funeral or “celebration of life” books.


17 Awesome, Affordable Gifts for Your Girlfriend’s Parents

You’ll quickly find a perfect and affordable gift for your girlfriend’s parents here. Whether it’s her mom’s birthday or her dad’s retirement party, this list will make your online shopping excursion easy and painless. Bonus: you’ll find a gift that will make your girlfriend and her parents love you even more than they already do! The Moments of Glory Wall Calendar is a […]


20 Gift Ideas for Your Boyfriend’s Mom and Dad

Finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend’s parents can be stressful – unless you shop with a light-hearted, joyful attitude. This list of gifts to buy his mom and dad will give you lots of ideas and options.


How to Survive Your Birthday When You Aren’t Happy

When you’re sad, lonely or grieving a loss, celebrating your birthday is the last thing on your mind. These tips for surviving a birthday when you aren’t happy are inspired by a reader who recently lost her husband… “I’m turning 40 and experiencing my first birthday as a widow,” says Melanie on 12 Creative Ways to Celebrate and Honor Your […]


How to Deal With Your Mom’s Disappointment 

Disappointing your mom and dad is the hardest part of growing up – even for grown adults! I’m over 40, and I recently disappointed my mom by deciding to spend my Christmas holidays volunteering at a camp for adults with developmental disabilities. “I dreaded telling my mom that I was dropping out of school,” says Paulie on 7 Tips for […]


The First Valentine’s Day After Your Husband’s Death

A reader recently commented that she’s coping fairly well with her husband’s death, but Valentine’s Day is coming. And that changes everything. She just got through Christmas, and now she has to deal with the pain and grief of Valentine’s Day. “We got married on February 14, exactly one year after he proposed,” she said. “I’m not just dreading Valentine’s […]


Sympathy Gifts to Say You’re Sorry After a Family Death

These sympathy gifts and ideas will help you say “I’m sorry for your loss” after someone dies. Whether it’s a sudden death in the family or an expected death due to an illness, all losses are shocking. We know we’ll grieve a family member’s death, but we’re often unprepared for the depth of the pain and shock. If you feel […]