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10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

I love New Year’s and the fresh start January represents, so I normally kick it off with a list of resolutions as long as my arm. Some of my goals are specific and easily quantifiable: write a letter a day, read a book a week, lose 50 pounds before my son gets married in May. I believe in dreaming big!… Read more »

A New Year/ A New You

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Even in grade school, my favorite section of the library was the “how-to” shelf. While my friends were reading their way through all 175 volumes of Nancy Drew, I was checking out book after book on crafting and building and drawing and sewing. About the time I was running out of projects in McCALL’S GIANT GOLDEN MAKE IT BOOK, I… Read more »

Have You Hugged Your Kids Today?

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10 Good Reasons to Hug Your Kids Daily

If you haven’t already hugged your kids today, here are ten good reasons to do so now. And if you have, here’s a bunch of good excuses to hug them again. 1. Hugs are nice. 2. Hugs give you a good feeling inside. 3. Kids need hugs to stay healthy. I once read — although I cannot for the life of… Read more »

My Sunday “To-Do” List

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Do you ever daydream during worship services? Even as your lips sing the words to the songs and hymns, does your mind flit to memories from the past week or plans for the next? Ecclesiastes 5:1 commands, “As you enter the house of God, keep your ears open and your mouths shut! Don’t be a fool who doesn’t realize that… Read more »

Dealing with a Difficult Mother-in-Law

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Dealing with Difficult Inlaws

A friend of mine recently asked my advice for dealing with an overly-critical mother-in-law. No matter what my friend does, it is never enough, and she is growing tired of even trying to make this woman happy. What follows are a few guidelines I gave her for living at peace with demanding personalities. This strategy works equally well with difficult… Read more »

Pray Your Way to a Smoother Day

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I was reading the biography of George Muller aloud to my children this week and ran across a quote concerning the value of prayer. Muller claimed that “four hours of work after an hour of prayer would accomplish more than five hours without prayer.” It was a belief that he faithfully put into practice throughout his life. Muller’s comment brought… Read more »

Breathe Some LIFE Back into Your Marriage

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Does your marriage feel like it needs resuscitating? Maybe it’s time to breathe some LIFE back into your relationship: L = Laugh. Your husband still wants to have fun with you. Take time to do things together. Enjoy one another. Smile. Laugh. I = Intercede. Couples who pray together stay together. The rate of divorce drops to less than 1%… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions

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I’ve been after my husband to begin blogging in the New Year, as I think he has a lot of wisdom that ought to be shared.  Yet, it doesn’t seem right to ask him to do something I’m not willing to do myself, so I’ve decided to start a blog of my own as well. We’ll see which of us… Read more »