5 Ways to Get More Done Every Day

One of the top complaints by adults in the hectic 21st century is that they can’t get enough done. There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything that is required. This leads to frustration and stress, emotional states which can cause a flood-like release of hormones that cause physical and mental health problems.

Use the following 5 tips to get more accomplished every day, so that you enjoy less stress and anxiety, and a well-deserved sense of accomplishment.

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4 Green Christmas Ideas to Avoid Holiday Waste

When many people think about Christmas, they think of a stack of gifts piled under the holiday tree. It’s easy to forget about the waste generated, mostly in the form of gift wrap and product packaging. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we generate 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That translates into roughly one million extra tons!

The amount of energy used also tends to increase, mainly due to electric lights and decorations. Some of this increased energy usage is also related to the fuel used for travel purposes. There’s no need to panic, though. Here are a few things you can do to fight back against the problem of Christmas waste. It really isn’t that difficult.

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A Simple, Basic Prayer Card Printable

Why is it that we have so much on our hearts to pray about, but when we sit down to talk with God our mind wanders and we can’t concentrate?  I certainly have that problem.


One way I deal with this is to make prayer cards.  You could use index cards.  But I usually just put my requests on paper and cut them into cards.  I made a very simple and basic prayer card printable for you if you would like to do this.  You can print as many of these as you want.  I just print mine on regular printer paper, but you could use card stock if you wanted something heavier.

I keep mine paper clipped.  As you collect a lot of cards, you might clip them into topics, such as “family,” “urgent,” etc.  I also write on the cards when the prayer is answered and put them in the back of the pile.

I simply keep mine by my computer and pray as I go through the day.  I don’t try to go through the whole pile at once.  That is the beauty of this system.  You can pray over just one card, later another one, and so on.  It is so much easier to stay focused on one or two cards at a time.  And it is also keeping you in intentional communication with God al through the day.

So if you would like to, the link is below.


Sweet Treats Worth Celebrating

(Family Features) Creating baked goods to show your love for family and friends is one of the most thoughtful ways to display care and friendship any time of year, but especially during the holidays when they are typically shared and enjoyed the most.


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3 Delicious Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Turkey and the trimmings will soon be gracing the tables of families all across the country. When it comes time for dessert, what is your family’s favorite? Some people love pecan pie but others are looking for delicious pumpkin pie recipes to share with their loved ones.

You can find traditional recipes in cookbooks or even on the back of canned pumpkin. However, you may be looking for a different pumpkin pie recipe to try this year.

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Chocolate Cherry Stars Recipe

(NAPSI)—You’ll really shine whenever you serve family and friends these Chocolate Cherry Stars. They’re made with maraschino cherries, characterized by a bright, uniform color and fruity flavor with a hint of almond, which makes them an excellent part of this recipe, devised by Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten-Free.

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A Slow Cooker Thanksgiving

a slow cooker Thanksgiving

(Family Features) This year, skip the overloaded oven and put your slow cooker to good use with these seven recipes. Classic sides and desserts can be slow-cooked to perfection, delivering the nostalgic flavors and aromas of your childhood Thanksgiving with less fuss.