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Celebrate Advent: A Life-Response to Emmanuel

Celebrate Advent: A Life-Response to Emmanuel – The holiday bustle puts extra demands on your time and energy. Commercialism invades. Priorities are challenged. Celebrate Advent helps you focus on Jesus who became Emmanuel – “God With Us” – the God-man. Even with a full schedule, you can prepare your heart a few minutes daily to celebrate the season’s real meaning with encouragement from Isaiah. Days 1-25 are designed to inspire a response from your heart. Days 26-31 are designed to set a fresh perspective by bringing elements you learn during the Advent month forward into the New Year. The brief Scripture selections are printed in the book across the page from the short daily thought. There are lines to journal your thoughts. This is a great resource for December!  It makes a wonderful, affordable gift. And it helps you live an Alive and Active Life.

Available in paperback and eBook format.

Prepare for Christmas Without Missing It

$5.95 for either format

Prepare for Christmas Without Missing It – Christmas! Full of precious traditions, hopes for good will, excitement, and desires for fresh cheer. For some people, it brings painful memories. Still, this wonderful season is full of hope to be celebrated because of Jesus Christ, sent from God to be our Christmas Baby. To not miss meaningful moments while avoiding crowded commercialism takes a thoughtful approach. This beautiful holiday book contains tips, action steps, creative ideas, tools, and resources to help you maximize your time and efforts as you prepare for Christmas while keeping you on target with the true meaning. Learn how to develop a management plan that effectively helps you navigate the holidays. Apply the content all year for better management that automatically feeds into the holiday season. Material includes managing time, finances, energy, setting boundaries, fresh ideas, making good decisions using a Christmas Grid Tool and a Key Points Check List, managing difficult people, addressing depression in the holidays. This e-book will be a resource to you for years to come as you aim to have an Alive and Active Life.


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Prepare Your Heart For Christmas – Advent #1

You prepare for Christmas in so many ways. But how do you prepare your heart? It’s a challenge. This treasured holiday is a time for celebration, cheer, friends, family, and worship. However, because Christmas has become highly commercialized, it takes skill and pensive preparation to fully participate in the hustle and bustle without losing it’s meaning.

This is the first in a series to help prepare your heart for Christmas. Each week we will light another candle in our hearts as a statement of preparation in Advent. Read More …

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Thankful While Busy

As I’ve been preparing for a mostly traditional Thanksgiving meal, I’ve been reminded how much planning and preparation goes into special celebrations we hold dear. These are added onto regular activities and responsibilities of each day. So, managing everything during the holiday season is critical. Additionally, remembering there are many reasons to be thankful while busy keeps you centered. Read More …

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Do You Wonder About Prayer?

Sometimes I wonder about prayer. How to pray most effectively. Do my prayers make a difference? Sometimes I wonder how to engage this precious relationship with an invisible person. I know it’s critical, and I’ve engaged it for many years. But in our physical, visible daily reality, going after invisible qualities can be hard to define. Do you ever wonder about things like that? Or do you wonder about prayer? Read More …

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Rise Up Higher

While reading a favorite author recently, I noticed new ideas I’d missed from reading them in the past. These ideas encouraged me to keep going after something God placed in my heart years ago. What was that? “Rise Up Higher.” After pursuing this for years, I can tell you – it’s a really good place! “Rise Up Higher” has so many practical applications. Enjoy this content. Read More …

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Trick or Treat – Real Life

This week in many communities, you will hear the phrase, “trick or treat.” Fall is in full swing. Candy. Caramel apples. Cider – hot or cold. Chilly air and colored leaves (in some geographies). Hayrides. Some folks decorate their yard for Fall. Others prefer a Harvest Party with games, costumes, stories, and pumpkins. But these festivities don’t change the reality – trick or treat is real life. Read More …

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G-S-G-S-R. It works!

For centuries, people have used codes, acronyms, and gimmicks to help them succeed. When I work to memorize a Scripture or helpful idea, I often need to use some kind of “hack” (tool) to get it in my brain! I want to share a surprising find that promotes success in my daily perspective. I remember it like this: G-S-G-S-R. And . . . it works! Read More …

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