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Don’t Waste the Crust

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Encouragement for anybody who has something hard to swallow on their plate: Don't Waste the Crust

I’ve never been one of those mothers who carefully pared the crust off the PBJ’s I served my children for lunch. For well over 20 years now, I’ve been coaxing my kids to eat the crusts of their sandwiches using the following rationale: It’s wasteful to leave them. -and- That’s where most of the vitamins are. And for well over… Read more »

19 Ways to Boost Productivity

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19 Ways to Boost Productivity | Loving Life at Home

Do you start every new year like I do, with a long list of things you want to accomplish in the following twelve months? Wouldn’t you love to look back on 2014 next December, having actually completed a large portion of that list? What follows are nineteen habits that can help those dreams become a reality: Stop procrastinating. We tend… Read more »

Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe

Pray for Your Husband from Head to Toe

Ruth Bell Graham advises wives to “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Take your concerns to God. Faithfully lift up your husband in prayer every day, and you will likely notice a transformation not only in him, but in yourself, as well. Of course, we needn’t wait until there is some problem or disagreement before beginning… Read more »

Our Starting Point

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Prayer Works | Loving Life at Home

“Prayer works. Prayer is work. Prayer leads to work.” This is a quote I copied, without attribution, into the back of my Bible some thirty-plus years ago. I know that the operative word here is prayer, but I sometimes act as if the most important word were work. Have you ever been guilty of that? When your list of pressing… Read more »

Our Daily Lifeline

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"If you only pray when you're in trouble, you're in trouble." | Loving Life at Home

As fitting and appropriate as it is to call upon God from the foxhole, prayer should really be our first and natural response in all of life’s circumstances. When awed by His works, we should praise Him. When struck by His greatness, we should worship Him. When encumbered by doubts, we should trust in Him. When ensnared by sin, we… Read more »

In My Thoughts and Prayers

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Memories are curious things. A person or event from our distant past can lie dormant and forgotten in the deepest recesses of our brains for literally years at a time, only to be stirred to life in a split-second by a glimpse or sound or smell of something that calls that memory to mind. When the face of a friend… Read more »

Pray without Ceasing

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I’ve been meditating on 1 Thess. 5:17 lately: “Pray without ceasing.” Try as I might to maintain a continual attitude of prayer, I get distracted by the million other things that vie for my attention. Consequently, I often lose sight of that goal. Yet my days are sprinkled with enough mindless tasks that it’s easy to pick up the conversation… Read more »

Putting It in Perspective

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I don’t know who wrote the following poem, but it is a good reminder that we should “not despise the day of small things.” This season of life will be over before we know it, and won’t I miss it when it’s gone!. My days are days of small affairs, Of trifling worries, little cares, A lunch to pack, a… Read more »