Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

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Three Ways to Maintain Your Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers}

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Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 9

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Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 8

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Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 7

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Contentment Challenge

It’s one thing to talk about being content. It’s another thing entirely to embrace contentment, to commit to it, to be content. That is precisely what we are going to do today: Commit to contentment. Are you ready? Deep breath. Here we go! Today, beginning whenever you read this, make the commitment to not complain. Don’t complain about anything. Don’t complain with your words, with…

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Harboring discontent robs us of joy and contaminates our lives. It is soul clutter, plain and simple. And since we are trying to enjoy a simple life, there is no room for clutter. Discontent has to go. For some people, living a contented life is a daily challenge, a sometimes hourly choice. For others, contentment seems to almost come naturally. I, sadly, fall into the…

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Years ago I told my then newlywed husband that I would follow him anywhere except the desert. While some people love the desert and others think–say it with me–“it’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there,” I did not even want to visit. I’d been there three times and that was three times too many! The Lord tested my loyalty….

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It saddens me when I speak to women who feel they are not contributing to their families or to society if they do not bring home a paycheck. Some believe their contributions need to be measured monetarily to be of value. Others are nagged with guilt at the thought of their degrees growing dusty on a closet shelf, while they pack lunches or potty train…

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The calendar is packed. The closets are overflowing. The list of wonderful activities you have planned with the children is so long it needs its own filing cabinet. You spend your whole life planning and organizing, trying to do everything, afraid you’ll miss something. And in the process, you miss everything. Does this sound familiar? Life has become far too complicated.  There is too much…

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