Holidays
REASONS WHY I LOVE YOU…
Category: Holidays
Tags: Valentines Day free love
Reasons Why

Reasons Why

Trying to find the perfect thing for your love’s birthday, anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift? Shari’s Berries has created adorable printables you can use to make a DIY book of 100+ reasons why you love your partner, spouse or even your BFF!

Skip the extravagant gifts and grand gestures. A handmade gift, created by you, will mean so much to your loved one on any special occasion. Whether you’re giving this book to your husband or your best friend, having a reminder of all the reasons they’re loved will make your special someone feel cherished.

Each printable has a different theme –– like Romantic, Cheesy and Serious. You can cover all the bases when it comes to reasons why you love your recipient. Get inspired by the suggestions in the post or let your creativity soar and just start writing!

This is the perfect gift for anyone special to you. Hope you enjoy!

Thank you, Shari’s Berries for being willing to share these ideas with us. I’m sure they will be a blessing.

Here is my short, but meaningful post from another Valentine’s Day.

 

Finding Joy in the Journey,

Phyllis

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HAPPY NEW YEAR
Category: Holidays
Tags: New Year

Off I go

I know it’s a bit late to be wishing you a happy New Year, but I feel like I’m finally getting started with the new year.

We celebrate Epiphany so our decorations and tree are still up. We have a birthday on January 5th so we just celebrated that last weekend and now I’m ready to head into the new year.

I’ve spent considerable time seeking what my goals for this year should be. I didn’t choose a word, I never have. I don’t know why I just haven’t. But I have set some goals. I actually began working on them in September while we were on vacation.

SEEKING THE LORD

Each day while we were on vacation I spent some time just sitting quietly before the Lord listening for what He might be saying to be about what I should be doing.

  • My son had just gotten married.
  • I kept getting older.
  • My thoughts kept seeking to know how to use whatever time the Lord gives me.

I didn’t have any big revelations.

EACH DAY I LISTENED QUIETLY TO HEAR WHAT HE MIGHT SAY TO ME.

Each day a word seemed to stick in my mind.

  • Lose 40 pounds.
  • Write that book I’ve asked you to write.
  • Get your home in order.
  • Read more.
  • Spend more time with real-life friends.
  • Save some energy for Dan at the end of the day.

DIRECTION

The Lord didn’t just leave me with a list but gave some specific directions.

  • Lose weight by eating according to hungry and full, one bread per meal, no snacking after dinner. I have a heart condition and the best thing I could do for myself is lose some weight.
  • Get my home in order. He didn’t mean because I’m messy, because, for the most part, I’m not. It is an encouragement for me to downsize. He had been speaking to me about this for some time. We may have to downsize our home soon so I want to be ready. I don’t want my children to have to go through all my “stuff” if He calls me home.
  • Read more.
  • Save energy for Dan. Some days that means falling asleep in my chair at 3 PM for a nap. I try not to do so much in a day that I don’t have anything left for him when he gets home.

CHANGING GEARS

Since September I’ve been taking some things out of my life to allow me to focus on the things I think the Lord has asked me to do. It has seemed natural to let go of the things he’s prompted me to stop. Dan has agreed whole-heartedly to the goals above. So off I go!

Has the Lord been speaking to you about goals, your word for the year, or a Scripture verse to focus on this year? Share with us in the comments. If you leave a comment I will pray for you.

 

 

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How To Get Your Life Back After The Holiday
Category: Holidays
Tags: Christmas New Years family celebrations

TOO MUCH FUN

I tell my children this when everyone needs to wind down, “I think you are having too much fun.”

That can hit us all as we try to get our lives back to some type of normal after doing so much in such a short period of time.

Our holidays were clouded by my chronic pain. I know I’m not the only one out there who deals with chronic pain on a daily basis so if you are in this boat leave me a comment and I will definitely pray for you. I hope to communicate with you more about this in the future. I’ve been all about writing about cheerful things, but I’m going to try to be more open about the difficult things in my life.

I had two procedures on my back during the last two weeks of December. Not really good timing, but necessary. I spent a lot of time in my PJs resting a lot. My girls took over most of the cooking etc. so we continued as planned, I just participated less than usual.

GIFTS

The photo above shows you my favorite gifts. I got a wonderful daughter-in-law earlier this year and they just announced that they are going to have a baby.

We’ve prayed for Godly spouses for our children since they were little – I mean really little. This marriage has the Lord’s hand all over it. It’s been a beautiful joining of two families, each giving a piece of their hearts so the Lord could start a new family. We are blessed beyond what we ever expected. If you aren’t praying for your children’s spouses start now.

 

 

 

 

 

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