Seven Things Your Child Should Never Do Online

The internet can be both helpful and destructive. The online world is huge and filled with both good people and dangerous predators. Children should always be supervised in an age-appropriate way when online, and here are a few things a child should never do.

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A Round-Up for Today: Christian Articles and January Meals

Here is a round-up of articles that may be of interest to you today. Included are meals and recipes for January and some good Christian content.

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Where to Find Ideas for Home Organization

As you make plans to organize and declutter your home, you will probably want to do as much research as possible in order to get an idea of what you like. By looking at several different places for inspiration, you will get clear ideas of what you do and do not like. By looking extensively and collecting ideas, you will have enough information to decide on an appropriate way to manage the mess in your home, and create a new space you love.

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Paper Doily Christmas Crafts and Decorations

It’s hard to believe how many adorable crafts can be made from paper doilies. They are inexpensive and easy to find. Here is a collection of some very unique and attractive projects.

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How to Prioritize Your Declutter Project – One Area at a Time

If you have not decluttered recently nor maintained since your last purge, it can be quite a task to get things back under control. Thankfully, there are many ways to go about this while keeping your sanity. By organizing and decluttering one section of your home at a time, you can tidy up in a manageable way. Here is how to do it.

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Lord, Will You Fix It?

My husband knows a lot about cars.  He has the ability to repair almost anything that is wrong with our vehicles.  I, on the other hand, am not mechanically inclined at all.

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Recipe for Fudge Cake from the 1920’s

A recipe for fudge cake from the early 1920s.

Recipe for Fudge Cake from the 1920's

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Things to Do on Christmas Eve

The most magical night of the year is Christmas Eve. There are a lot of things to do on Christmas Eve that will make it more special and meaningful, and possibly start some new family traditions. Here are a few ideas.

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Why Decluttering Saves You Money

Clutter. It’s terrible for the soul, and terrible for all other life aspects as well. Clutter not only drags you down mentally, but it is also a huge waste of your financial resources. How exactly does clutter waste money, and how does getting rid of it help you save financially?

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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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Christmas Fruit Punch from 1912

I found this recipe for Christmas fruit punch in a 1912 Armour’s cookbook.

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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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Five Ways to Cut Christmas Spending

If money is tight this holiday season, why not consider cutting back on your holiday spending? Take a minute to read through the following suggestions. Saving money at Christmas time is probably easier than you think!

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Thanksgiving Place Cards Printable

I decided to make another free printable for you. Several readers liked the ones I made previously. Here are two more. These are free for your personal use.  Just “click on image,” “right click,” and “save image as.”

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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.

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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.

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