Saturday, November 29, 2014

Coffee With Jesus

My mom is an avid reader and recently suggested I read Coffee with Jesus. I put it off, but then she posted a couple strips (it's comic strip style) on Facebook, and I thought I should read the book.

As I read it, I'm reminded of the same simple truths, but in a more modern way. It's reminded me once again, that as fun as brain-candy books are, I still need a good dose of fruit-and-veggie books. After watching lots of fun shows on Netflix, it's nice to watch some Ted. Along with good times, I need inspired times too, and Coffee with Jesus is doing that for me right now.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stay Home

It seems like almost every time we take our two year old to church, she gets sick. I know it's not just us that this happens to because several friends have mentioned it also. It's even harder because we have a five month old who easily catches whatever her big sister has.

If you are sick, if your kids are sick, please stay home! Order some delivery for dinner. Rent a couple movies online. Or better yet- cook at home and watch the movies you own. Just please stay home!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Infusing Thanksgiving Into Christmas

So many people eagerly jump straight from Halloween to Christmas, with just a quick break for a big Thanksgiving Day meal before the dreaded/lusted after Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday shopping frenzy.

On the other hand, there are those who won't pull out a Christmas decoration or listen to a Christmas song one minute before the day after Thanksgiving, some not until December first.

I am one who appreciates that November is about Thanksgiving and gratitude, however I like to plan ahead and am thinking of Christmas presents already too.

How can these major holidays live side by side?

Be grateful you have someone to shop for.

So many people get depressed around this joyful time of year because they have had a significant loss. There are many with no grandma, no father, no husband, no best friend, no ten year old granddaughter, no four year old little boy, or no newborn daughter to shop for.

There are also so many kids who won't get anything or hardly anything for Christmas because their parents can't afford it or they have parents who don't care. It's hard to forget the little boy from Polar Express.

This Thanksgiving and Christmas, be grateful for those you have around you. Add Thanksgiving into your Christmas this year.