Tag: Free printable

Four Gifts I Wish I Had Given My Children

It’s right about now that many of you shoppers out there are thinking one of two things: ONE:  “I really, really, really NEED to get started on my Christmas shopping!” or, TWO:  “I really, really SHOULD have simplified and done LESS!” I am happy to say that after hearing about Four SImple Gifts, and implementing this…

Sometimes I Forget That I’m Strange

I am a Nana, yet I still talk baby-talk to my grandbabies.  I like dill pickles with my chili.  I can use a sewing machine and power tools.  I love to read–and sometimes take a book with me in the tree while I sit in a deer stand. Seriously, though! I don’t think I even know what “normal”…

Love and Broken Hearts

Life is precious. Why something so obvious needs to be said is beyond my scope of understanding. But it’s true.  Humanly speaking, we often take life for granted.  We live like today–this moment–is all that matters.  We scurry through the day with our own agenda and hardly give thought to what opportunities we might be…

My Love for Words

I’m guessing that I got it from my sweet mother… she’s an avid reader and the champion Scrabble player in our family, and now we’re addicted to Words with Friends.  She’s retired now, but her former occupation as a proof-reader definitely gives her an advantage! 😉 (Love you, Mom!) The written word has changed course, and…

Change Your Stinking Thinking and Embrace the Cold–Scripture Challenge: Psalms

OR NOT…! I am definitely a warm weather person, and would rather head to the beach than the slopes any day. I DO love the four seasons here in Illinois, but am always ready for the arrival of Spring, and warm temperatures.  I really do try to not be a negative person, but I probably do…

Tapping Into Your Inner Duck Dynasty: How to Be Happy, Happy, Happy During the Holidays

Someone on Facebook posed this question: “If we’re so thankful, why is it that the day after Thanksgiving, we’re all rushing out to get more of the “stuff” that the world says will make you happy?” Good question. We all think, “If I could just have _________, then I’d be happy!” or, “If I could…

The Prodigal in the Pew

Wow.  The preacher steps on your toes and doesn’t even apologize… He doesn’t need to, really–it’s not his fault that the Truth comes, walks straight down that aisle… right into the pew. It’s a common story, really.  The Prodigal Son:   ~demands his “rights” ~runs from home ~lives for himself ~squanders his resources ~ends up…