Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Idea’s Part 4

Photo Credit Mikayla H. 

By Rose H.

Christmas is over. It’s sad isn’t it? We enjoy the holidays so much and then all too soon they’re over.
Now as we look forward to the New Year. A new beginning. A time to make new goals, to plan new projects, to dream new dreams.

So let’s get going. Put on your thinking caps. Let’s figure out what we are going to do this year.
As you plan, here’s a few things to remember.

1.       Remember the bigger picture. Remember the reasons you do what you do. Make your plans based on that.

2.       Keep things simple. Don’t try to bit off more than you can chew. Make some simple and easy goals.

3.       Pray about your goals.

4.       Ask friends to join in. Having encouragement and support is always a great idea to ensure that you see your goals through to the finish.

5.       Enjoy the process of making new goals.

6.       As always, keep an open mind. Maybe try something that you have never tried before. Just live out the calling that God has called you to.     

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas

May God bless all of you on this Christmas day. I hope that today finds you enjoying time with family. And have a very Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Idea’s Part 3

By Rose H.

During the holidays there are many opportunities for helping others that you can take advantage of. Just dive into them and spend some joy.

1.       Volunteer at a food bank or soup kitchen.

2.       Ask a needy family in your church over for a meal.

3.       Invite some friends over to make Christmas cards for a local nursing home.

4.       Give some change to bell ringers.

5.       Take some friends cookies and let them know what they mean to you.

6.       Be a secret Santa for someone in your church.

7.       Send a Christmas card to a faraway friend. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Idea’s Part 2

By Rose H.

One of the great things about the holidays is the time we get to spend with your family. Here’s some things that you can do together that are fun and easy.

1.       Read a holiday book together like The Forth Wise Man, Christmas Stories for the Heart, The Little Drummer Boy, or If You Take A Mouse To The Movies.

2.       Pull out some of your favorite Christmas movies and enjoy them together as a family. I have some friends that wrapped up all their Christmas movies, and unwrap and watch one every day in December. That way it would be a surprise what they would watch that day. Whatever you do, just make it fun.

3.       Bake together. Have everyone pick their favorite cookie, and work together to make them.

4.       Take a winter stroll together.

5.       Enjoy hot chocolate in front of a crackling fire together.

6.       Work on Christmas presents together. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Ideas Part 1

By Rose H.

December is a fun month. A month to enjoy family and friends. A time to bake mouth-watering foods. And a special time to help out those in need.

During December things also can get pretty crazy. So I’ve come up with some tips to help make this holiday season less hectic. And all this month, I’m going to make some suggestions for things you can do that will make this December special.

1.       Plan ahead. Write down lists of everything that you need to do, putting the most important things at the top of the list. Then work through this list.

2.       Realize that you only have so much time. Use it wisely, learn when to say no when something will take too much of your time.

3.       Make sure to spend a lot of time with family and friends. Enjoy time with them and make some memories.

4.       Try to clean the house this week instead of waiting until right before Christmas or a party. Get it done early and relax.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Audiobook Review: Because He Loves Me

I received this audiobook for Christian Audio for the purpose of doing a review. 

Narrator thoughts - To be honest I found this narrator to be a bit monotone. Maybe it was just me, but she didn't seem very enthusiastic about her subject. 

Book Thoughts - When I first saw this book I was excited. I thought that it would be a book about basking in the fathers love. Instead I found a long (sadly dry) book about how our father is very wrathful but has decided to love us anyway. 
That's not the God I serve. My God and Jesus love people deeply and is broken-hearted by the effects of sin. He made a way for us to be with Him because He loves us and doesn't want us to be apart, but it was a joint effort. 
I felt like the book came across more discouraging then I would like. Besides the author didn't really organize her thoughts as I like.
Maybe this was just me, but I didn't like the book very much. 

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