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Do you ever have days where you bow your head in defeat? Where you’re one hand away from waiving your white flag of surrender? Days where you feel like you can’t see who you were truly created to be as an Heir of the King? Me too. No one really has it all together! Keep […]

Your Identity In Christ | 20 Scriptural Confessions To Remind You

There is nothing magical about the New Year, but there is something magical about vision, especially Godly vision. Click here to read how to build a family vision in 2020! So, here we are. The first day of a NEW DECADE. The new year has arrived, and along with it, new goals, dreams, “resolutions”, high […]

20 Bible Verses To Jump Start The New Year

Family Sitting on Front Porch

If you haven’t already, read Part 1 of Better To Give Than Receive here first.   Maybe 2019 has been a year of personal growth for you. Maybe it has been a year of refinement and stretching. Or maybe it’s been a year of fear and failure. Has it has been a year of lack […]

2020 Vision For The Pause Pursuit – What This Means For You | Better To Give Than Receive – Part 2

For many, December is the season for giving, and there are many opportunities to give this time of year! Just walking into a store, there are bells ringing, donations being made, and ample opportunities to reach into your wallet for some extra change. As Christians, we are called to give as an act of worship […]

What Is Our True Purpose In Giving? | Better To Give Than Receive – Part 1

You have a plan. A perfect plan. Then, someone forgets the family dish to pass. Becky spills the milk all over her brand new, paid-way-too-much-for Christmas outfit. Your kids are kicking, screaming at each other, at you, and at Lenord the fish who sees it all. There are a dozen presents still in Amazon boxes […]

How To Not Hate Your Family During The Holidays

Have you been in pursuit of the busyness this season, and feel like there is a weight you just can’t shake? Like you just may scream if you hear, “have a holly, jolly Christmas” one more time? Ever wondered if maybe there’s something more? You hear it on the radio, in stores, Hallmark movies, and […]

Hole or Whole This Holiday? | The Pursuit of Something More

Christmas is officially LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY!! Can you believe it?!? Do you have your presents bought yet? What about wrapped? Yea, me neither…BUT, check out these awesome Christmas gift tags we have for you! I don’t know about you, but we’re pretty excited over here at the Mager household! And at the risk […]

Snarky Minimalist Christmas Gift Tags (with free printable download!)

If you’re not establishing your family traditions, who is? Family traditions go beyond the magic of the holidays and are present in our everyday lives, even if we don’t always give them a name. Traditions strengthen the bond of a family, establish connection, provide a source of identity, teach values, and offer comfort and security […]

Establishing Family Traditions (Or Eliminating Them)

What your child wants you to remember this Christmas isn’t the top item on their wish list, or the cookies left out for Santa. It’s not remembering to move their elf on the shelf, or even reading them the perfect bedtime story. It’s not rushing from activity to activity or party to party, or cultivating […]

A Child’s Reminder: What Your Child Wants You To Remember MOST This Christmas

You may roll your eyes at our story, and believe, like the rest of the world, that we were so naive meeting so young and being each other’s first TRUE love. While many of you may have seen us the 9 years of marriage (14+ years together, and 18+ years of great friendship + middle […]

Daily Pursuit | Celebrating 9 Years of Marriage!

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