Fruit of the Vine BY MIMI GREENWOOD KNIGHT “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind, be alert and always
keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
– Ephesians 6:18 Years ago, when my first three children were young, I had the opportunity to step back into my old life and play the role of Maria in The Sound of Music. Before kids, amateur theatre had been my life. Now, my kids were old enough that I thought we could e
Independence Day Fun with the Whole Family BY SYDNI ELLIS Hot dogs and ice-cold sweet tea, suntans, and big smiles — it’s summertime in Texas! In July, we’re already nearing triple-digit temperatures, but there’s one thing that’ll bring the whole family together even in the sweltering heat — a spectacular fireworks show. We’ve compiled a short list of a few ways to celebrate the Fourth of July next month. Grab the family and get ready for an awesome time. Freedom Over Texas H
Tips For Moving Your Child to College BY MIMI GREENWOOD KNIGHT Over the past 18 years, you’ve helped study for 432 spelling tests, prepared 2,160 nutritious school lunches, and planned and executed a plethora of parties. You’ve driven carpool, chaperoned dances, policed weekend curfews, shopped for formals and tuxedos, edited college entrance essays, and prayed a million and one prayers for your child. Now comes your biggest challenge, sending them off to college. Let these 1
Meet this months LM pet club members! Oreo, Cooper, Koda, Lazaro, Pippa, Sasha, Willow & Sage. We love when our readers share their furry friends with us! To join the club, visit LivingMagazine.net/pet-club. Send your pet’s name, your name, your address, and a clear photo of your pet. They might just turn up in a future issue of Living!
The Ins and Outs of Buying Another Residence BY AUDREY SELLERS Maybe you dream of escaping to a beachfront bungalow or a cozy cabin in the mountains. Buying a second home can lead to greater fulfillment, whether you get a place in your favorite resort town or a residence close to your grandkids. A second property can also have significant financial benefits, from tax breaks to potential rental income.
More people are interested in owning a second home now than before the pan
Strolling Your Way to Better Health BY MIMI GREENWOOD KNIGHT The average American takes about 5,117 steps per day — equivalent to walking approximately two and a half miles. Compare this to UK residents who average 6,322 steps daily. The Japanese average 7,168, the Swiss 9,650, and Western Australians average 9,695 steps a day, almost twice that of Americans. Here are some compelling reasons we should all work to get those numbers up. According to the American Heart Associati
Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatment Options BY ANNETTE BROOKS It’s estimated that up to 39 million people in the United States live with migraine headaches. If you or a loved one are in this group, keep reading to learn more about these complex brain events, including symptoms, triggers, and treatment options. Symptoms and Potential Causes Although migraines affect everyone differently, attacks last from four to 72 hours and range from tolerable to highly debilitating. Symptoms
Solar Power Options and How to Hire an Installer BY CHERYL ALEXANDER Everything’s bigger in Texas — and solar-powered energy is no exception. Indeed, Texas ranks second only to California for the most solar installed in 2021. That’s enough renewable energy to power nearly 1.3 million homes. Now is the time to jump on board. Why Go Solar? Mitigate outages. Add battery storage and rely on clean energy when outages occur. Sure savings. Solar panels take advantage of the sun’s en
Excessive Perspiration and Steps to Prevent It BY DAVID BUICE Sweating is a perfectly normal human function. It’s your body’s natural way of cooling itself. Your central nervous system automatically triggers your sweat glands when your body’s temperature rises when, for example, you’re exposed to high temperatures, you exercise, or you’re extremely nervous. On the other hand, excessive sweating that has nothing to do with heat, exercise, or nervousness is a condition clinical