Only 16 Shopping Days…

…’til Christmas. Don’t hate me. I finished my Christmas shopping several weeks ago. If it makes you feel any better, I still have many things to do. I haven’t sent out my Christmas cards yet. In fact, I still need to buy the stamps. And I need to make some goodies and treats for special friends, neighbors, Sunday school teachers, etc. I haven’t wrapped anything either! And there are a couple of small handmade things I need to finish. And…is my list making you weary? This time of year, many of us are weary. Take a deep breath and hang […]

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Simple Answered Prayers

My son shot his first buck this past weekend and he was tracking it with some difficulty. Every time he got close, it jumped up and ran off into the brush. Finally, he enlisted the help of Dad and his younger brother. Before heading off into the woods, they stopped to pray that they could find the deer and that it would stop before it headed onto neighboring property where they wouldn’t be allowed to track any further. After some time of searching, they were approaching the property line and they started to worry. They stopped to pray again and […]

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Trade Hobbies With Your Spouse

Have you ever tried something you never believed you would enjoy? I used to ridicule my husband’s love for deer hunting and fishing until I tried it and discovered it wasn’t so bad. In fact, I really enjoyed it! It gave me a new appreciation for him and his interests as well. You can read more about it in my article in the November 2008, Focus on the Family couple’s issue on their website. Follow the link: “Hunting Deer and Gluing Sparkles”. Don’t forget to leave a comment about how you have tried one of your spouse’s hobbies. How did […]

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Taming the To-Do List Monster

Small Accomplishments Have you ever noticed that as your to-do list continues to grow it becomes as overwhelming as moving a mountain of pea gravel with a spoon? Mine does. But, how many of those things could have been accomplished in not much more time than it took to add it to your list. My to-do list is on my computer, so it means going to my office, turning on the computer, clicking on the sticky notes program, adding another bulleted line for the item and typing the name of my feat to accomplish. Then there is the time wasted […]

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