Here we are in week 14. We are just a few weeks away from Christmas and almost to the end of this challenge. What is my final challenge for you? Here it is… your challenge is to find the JOY. As we all know, the holidays can be stress filled. We are rushing to get it ALL done. We are baking, shopping, cleaning, wrapping, cooking, mailing and more! OH MY! Well, probably by now (14 weeks or so … [Read more...] about Week 14 ~ find the joy
posted by blogging friend Michelle Parker Good morning!! Last night I fell asleep with my laptop. I woke up with anxiety thinking about my to-do list and all I need to get done today. I had planned to post something last night for our weekly challenge. I watched my parenting class online and read a few articles looking for inspiration. Nothing popped out at me…I wasn’t inspired. But as life … [Read more...] about Week 13 ~ Keep the faith
Inspiring and fun Bible-related article for Christmas by an unknown author. 1 CORINTHIANS 13 - - A CHRISTMAS VERSION - By an unknown author ... If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, floral pillows and shiny knick knacks, but do not show love, I'm just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a … [Read more...] about Let LOVE be the way this Christmas!
This week our challenge seems easy enough, however, sometimes we don't know when or how to "let it go"... once we do, we find release, relief and often times the missing peace we have been craving. The holiday season, as I have said before, is a blend of celebration and sadness. Good times and stressful times... One way we can move from stressed to blessed is by letting go what we no longer need … [Read more...] about Week 12 ~ Let. It. Go.
Happy first day of the Christmas season. Here is when our challenges really need to be put into action. There is a lot of rushing around to be done, baking, cleaning, wrapping, mailing, stamping and more. This season is bitter sweet for sure. Lots of joy but lots of stress as well. So this week your challenge is easy. I once heard that there is no magic trick to finding JOY in life, it's NOT … [Read more...] about Week 11 ~ It’s not hocus pocus, it’s focus focus
By: Guest Blogger Michelle Parker The apple pie is burning, there are 27 pairs of shoes by the back door that no one has put away, the car needs to be packed, you haven’t “put on your face”, the dog had an accident, little Johnny stuck a button in his nose and your mother-in-law is at the front door. Let’s face it…holidays are not always worthy of a “Southern Living” photo shoot. It can … [Read more...] about Week 10 ~ Attitude of Gratitude
We are entering into the “busy” season. Stress is starting to build. People are rushing. People are tired. This week our challenge is to be the smile… be the kindness… be the JOY. Be intentional in spreading kindness everywhere you go. EVERYWHERE! After all this is a “challenge”. The time change is leaving people a little tired, a little irritated. Let’s be the light. A long time … [Read more...] about Week 9 ~ Kill ’em with kindness