A Better Place

A Better Place

Happy new year, friends!  I’m not one for really making resolutions – I have great intentions, but like many others, my resolutions turn into another checklist that I never complete.  2013 was a very up and down year for me, and I look back with so many questions about why things happened as they did,… 

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Creating Space for Jesus All Year Long

Creating Space for Jesus All Year Long || ManagingYourBlessings.com

It’s January. We’ve packed up the ornaments, found homes for the gifts, put away the stockings and bid farewell to our tree. That tree that served as a Christmas reminder of our Savior, the One who loves us so much that He chose to come be with us. Jesus, the infant who made His way… 

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One Word for 2014 {Restoration}

I love how the blogging world has caught on to the “One Word” phenomenon. God has been giving me a word for every year since 1998, and it is nice to have a place to chronicle this journey and share the hope of His promises year after year. My process seems to be a little… 

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Making Resolutions? Resolve to Seek & Serve in 2014

Making Resolutions? Resolve to Seek & Serve in 2014 || ManagingYourBlessings.com

How many times have you anxiously awaited the arrival of a New Year — hoping for that all-important fresh start — only to be sorely disappointed when your resolutions go nowhere? Or even worse, how many times have you accomplished a resolution, only to find that the pure bliss you expected to experience upon its… 

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New Year, New Planning – A Different Way to Plan for 2014

New Year, New Planning - A Different Way to Plan for 2014

Yes, 2014 is right around the corner. Interestingly, a new year always brings plenty of old things: old intentions to exercise more, eat more healthy foods, spend money more wisely, you name it. It’s a pretty sure bet that most resolutions and ‘new starts’ involve the body or money. But what about other areas of life?… 

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A Hope-Filled Christmas

A Hope-Filled Christmas

Chronically-ill during the Christmas season.  A death of a parent on Christmas Eve.  A parent walking out of my life on Christmas.  No money to buy our kids presents.  The reality of not having a home to live in. I’ve experienced all of these things during this glorious season and it felt anything but glorious!… 

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Making Peace With Your Family This Christmas

Making Peace With Your Family This Christmas

With Christmas less than two weeks away, our holiday preparations are entering their final stages. We are busy wrapping gifts, mailing the last of the Christmas cards, baking treats and goodies, and preparing our homes for the big day. For many of us that includes getting together with family members from both near and far…. 

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Mary, Did You Know?

Mary, Did You Know

Mary, Did You Know? Being a mother who carried a sweet baby boy during the season of advent 7 years ago, I found an intimate connection to story of Mary, the mother of Jesus. I found myself identifying more with the honor she held as a woman of God chosen to carry such a gift… 

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Three Things To Do Well This Season

Three Things To Do Well This Season

Well ladies, it’s here. The full swing of busyness that the holidays bring. As women, a lot of extra responsibilities fall on us this time of year. Yes, we love preparing for our families during the season. But sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to keep up with everything. So today, let’s all just… 

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