A Handmade Advent Celebration

A Handmade Advent Celebration

Advent is a celebration that is near and dear to my heart. When I was a little girl my grandma taught me about the Advent celebration. She would sit my brother and me down and read us The Christmas Story (Little Golden Book), The Night Before Christmas, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss). Shortly after… 

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The Secret to a Thankful Life

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year really seems to reveal the striving in me. And when I look around at all the other all-wrung-out mamas who just need to rest and slow down to take in all of God’s grace, it’s like I’m starring into a mirror. I get it. I… 

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Five Ways to Slow Down and Savor the Season

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Five Ways to Slow Down and Savor the Season I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like the retail rush into the Christmas holiday hits earlier and earlier each year. In my town, Christmas displays were up everywhere by November 1st — even before Halloween at some stores! I’ve also noticed that vendors can’t seem to wait for Black Friday either,… 

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Scripture to Help You Have Heavenly Peace

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photo credit: Evgeni Dinev | FreeDigitalPhotos .net Scripture to Help You Have Heavenly Peace We hear so much about being at peace during the holidays. It’s good for the soul and makes being with family pleasant. Holidays don’t always invoke images of “peace on earth, goodwill toward men,” but rather those of agonizingly being around… 

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Serving Where God Wants You

Serving Where God Wants You

When my husband and I started attending our current church, we were attenders at best. We only went to one of the three services offered, and we were first out the door when that service ended! We had never been seriously involved in a church before and really didn’t know where to even begin. It… 

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Praying for Success

When You Want to Succeed

How do you teach motivation? What do you do with that difficult child? The one who will have her own way. No matter what. We learned long ago we can’t make her do anything she doesn’t desire to do. We’ve lectured and talked until we’re blue. I tried, unsuccessfully, to compare/contrast intrinsic and extrinsic motivation…. 

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