Why Do We Go Through Hard Times?

Why Do We Go Through Hard Times?

“It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times” is a line very fitting for 2016. Last year was a mixed bag for our family and some of our friends. I was glad to see 2016 go. My husband experienced very difficult situations at work last January, which continued until he decided to change jobs in May.  (more…)

Choose To Simplify Christmas

Choose To Simplify Christmas

Do you get frazzled and exhausted by Christmas day each year?  

Are you ready for it all to just be OVER by December 15th?

OR  

Do all the events, baking and gift wrapping bring

you joy and excitement?

Depending on the day, we all fall somewhere on the above spectrum during the Christmas season.   (more…)

Where Do You Find True Joy?

Where Do You Find True Joy?

Simple Things

The American culture wants us to believe joy comes from how much we can buy or how much money we can earn. Sure, it is fun to buy nice things. I will be the first to admit I love my gadgets and gizmos, or a new purse! However, true joy comes from being grateful for the simple things in life. Listening to children play outside brings back fond memories of my own childhood. Joy comes when someone you love does something simply to make you happy. My husband will sometimes bring me a chocolate (more…)

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