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HOW YOU CAN HAVE A MERRIER CHRISTMAS

Dreading Christmas already? The holidays can be overwhelming but you can have a Merrier Christmas if you’re willing to make a few, simple choices.¬† Expectations, family stress, grief, sickness, and financial issues are just a few of things that can derail your hopes for the holidays. I learned a few things in November—the hard way…

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CAVE SPRING AND ROME, GEORGIA DAY TRIP + THE THRIFTY FIND OF THE WEEK

Cave Spring and Rome, Georgia have been on our list of places to explore for a while. They’re both beautiful¬† cities with lots to see and do within an hour of our home in Jacksonville, Alabama. After our usual date day launch breakfast at Waffle House we meandered slowly toward Cave Spring traveling northeast through…

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AN INVITATION TO A LIFE WITHOUT WORRY

Imagine what your life would be like without worry. That’s the first statement Linda Dillow makes on the back cover of her book “Calm My Anxious Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Contentment. I read this book several years ago and recently the Lord prompted me to pull it off my shelf again. As I…

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HOW TO HANDLE AN INSULT

The world offers many suggestions for how to handle an insult. I’ve tried a few only to find I’ve made a painful experience worse. Life is hard enough without self-inflicted pain. In this post, I’m going to share four ways I’ve learned to handle an insult and why I think they’re the best way. The…

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