Why is the Day After Christmas Day called Boxing Day?

I remember hearing a children’s church teacher say “Boxing Day is about unboxing your presents and putting the boxes away, not for boxing people” and thinking oh, is that why it’s called Boxing Day?

While that sounds like the perfect explanation, it turns out it may not be true. There’s simply been no agreement on one explanation of the origins of the term Boxing Day. It could have come from a number of practices.

Will You Wait Till The Water Runs Dry?

“We don’t even talk anymore…”

So begins one of my favourite Boys II Men songs,Water Runs Dry’.

When a marriage is headed downhill, talking is usually the next to die after kissing. You just don’t do it anymore. Continue reading…

Must a Woman Take Her Husband’s Surname?

Reading Hillary Clinton’s biography, A Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein, I was astounded by the fuss Americans made over Hillary’s decision to keep using her maiden name, instead of taking on her husband’s surname. Her remaining Hillary Rodham not only caused her mother-in-law great distress, it actually affected her husband during his gubernatorial campaign. Read more…

The Number One Reason Why I Love Mondays

I embrace Monday instead of resenting it because it always signals a fresh start for me, a chance to do better than I did last week; an opportunity to succeed where I failed last week.

The new week is like a clean slate to me. Now that I’ve recharged my batteries over the weekend, what can I accomplish? What will I do better? How can I be more fulfilled in life? How can I get closer to being the woman I want to be? Read more…

4 Questions Christians Should Ask About Their Relationships

When it comes to creating an atmosphere in your life that invites God’s presence and facilitates His purpose for you, relationships are absolutely essential. The people around you should add to your life and multiply the good things God has put in you, not subtract from your life and divide your attention from destiny.

In order to properly audit your relationships, you must ask yourself these questions.