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“Holiday Safety Tips”

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Quick Tip Monday!!!

Hey Guys! “It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, everywhere you go.”

And depending on where you live, you may have noticed a shift in the temperature. Fall was in bloom—the leaves were looking lovely in such a beautiful array of colors—and then just like that winter is now creeping up on fall’s heels.

The season is in full bloom and so is the holiday shopping.

On the one hand, the excitement and great feeling you get on the inside as Christmas carols are played on the sound systems throughout the stores is wonderful.

But on the other hand because we feel good and people seem to be a lot nicer,  we can become vulnerable to holiday crime and theft.

Therefore, I’m offering some safety tips that will not only keep you vigilant, but also ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience this holiday season. Continue reading

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Out of Order: Lessons from a Neglectful Wife

Okay I’m being dramatic, but I must admit, I’ve been guilty of not putting Andel first.

Of course during our engagement it was all about him. And maybe even the first couple years of marriage—not sure—you would have to ask him. But then came kids, work and ministry obligations and he began to play second fiddle.

We have a good marriage so suffice it to say I didn’t do any of this intentionally; it just sort of happen.

It’s funny how those who are supposed to mean the most to us are quickly relegated to the “I’ll get to you when I get a chance” category when life becomes all about us.

I wasn’t aware of the severity of my behavior until a recent disagreement with Andel that got me to thinking. We were visiting friends in North Carolina. The host cooked breakfast. I feed the kids then ran off to the Post Office. When I returned all the food was eaten and Andel – fast asleep – had missed out. Continue reading

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