Isaiah 61:1-3 – Do You Need a Lift This Season?

Sometimes Christmas can be a bittersweet time of year.  You are happy for what you have, but you may also miss loved ones that are gone or far away.  I have been battling this emotion for several days now.  Today, I got this verse in one of my emails.  The force of it hit me head-on.  Luke 4:16-22 is where Jesus states that He has fulfilled this passage.  I encourage you to read it, digest it, and apply it to your life.  The Word of God is powerful and life-changing.  God bless you!

Isaiah 61:1-3

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God’s Best Gifts Free Printable

Here is a neat little piece of content that I found in an 1884 book called Curiosities of the Bible.  You may use this for personal or group use, but not commercially.

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How to Make Your Own Pizza Dough

If you have ever had the experience of buying frozen pizza dough only to be disappointed when it does not turn out even remotely like pizza dough, then your best bet is to try your own.

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The Hound of Heaven – Video Adaptation

I had heard this phrase before, but didn’t know where it came from. Today, I received a video adaptation of this classic work in an email. Originally, this was a writing from a man named Francis Thompson, first copyrighted in 1922. The link for the free ebook is here.

This work has been beautifully adapted into a free modern version video here:

The Hound of Heaven – A Modern Adaptation from Emblem Media, LLC on Vimeo.

It is basically the story of how God keeps pursuing us with His truth and love, even when we are trying to get away from him.

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Stashing Does Not Equal Decluttering

Families who are living in clutter may not realize the impact this can have on them – both individually and as a family unit. Research shows clutter to be part of the reason for stress and conflict in a family. It can even be the reason for physical illness. When it is time to do something about the clutter, it is important to realize stashing does not equal decluttering.

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2 Old Fashioned Chocolate Candy Recipes

Here are two old-fashioned chocolate candy recipes. The ingredients are few and simple, and you probably have most of them already in your kitchen.

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Easy Painted Sugar Cookies

(Family Features) Paint iconic holiday-themed designs onto frosted sugar cookies using Flavor Paints – a delicious mix of extract and food color. McCormick’s Easy Painted Sugar Cookies guide makes it easy to turn simple sugar cookies into personalized place settings and gifts. Little elves can write their names on cookies while adults paint everything from presents and pine trees to snowmen and Santa Claus.

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5 Essential Winter Home Safety Checks

(BPT) – Home fires, carbon monoxide poisonings and home break-ins tend to increase during the winter months. If you’re aware of the increase in dangers to your home during the cold-weather season, you have the power to take precautions. Now is the perfect time for you and your family to review a few essential home safety checks.

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Delighful Ham Dishes to Warm Up Winter

(Family Features) While winter brings chilly temperatures and longer nights, there’s nothing that can bring a family together like a warm meal.

In the hopes that everyone has a meal to share with loved ones, country music star Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, has teamed up with Smithfield, encouraging others to lend a ham to those in need.

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Christmas Memories Printable Gift Tags

I really hope you’re not tired of the printables. I have so much fun making them, but I have no desire to sell them. Here are three sets of Christmas gift tags that I designed from the original artwork of Trina (Clark) Walker at They are for personal use only. Just click on the image to enlarge and print.

Christmas Memories Gift Tags



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Vintage Printable Christmas Tags, Cards, and Cocoa Packet

Here are some printable Christmas tags and cards I just recently made for your personal use, such as Christmas card-making, crafts, or scrapbooking.  The credits and sources are all on the individual sheets.  The two little girls skating is from a postcard on  Click on each image to enlarge and print.

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4 Ways That Clutter Affects Your Mind and Body

Do you struggle with clutter? Millions of Americans do. What you, and they, may not realize is that clutter can affect your mind and body. The following information may be helpful in encouraging you to rid your life of clutter for the last time.

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An Organized Guide to Christmas Baking – Free Report

Nothing is better than homemade baked goods during the holidays. Everyone loves how the house smells, and they cannot wait until the big day to bite into the delectable goodies. But, many times Christmas baking can also be overwhelming, especially for the cook.

It’s difficult to find time to bake at any time, but it can be even harder during the holidays with all the added activities associated with this time of the year. However, if you follow this guide, you’ll be able to share wonderful times and delightful treats with your family and friends, and maybe even donate some of the goods, too. Click on the image or link below for the free resource.

An Organized Guide to Christmas Baking


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Free Printable Vintage Christmas Cocoa Packets

I’ve made two vintage Christmas cocoa packets for you to print out and use.  The directions are on the sheets.  Basically, you cut them out, fold and glue where instructed.  Then place a cocoa packet inside.  They can be used for parties or family gatherings.  I might use something like this to give my 5th grade Sunday school students.  The images are from antique postcards found on




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Free Christmas Cookie Recipe eBook

Here is a free Christmas cookie recipe e-book for my readers. Just click on the image or link below to download the ebook.

Christmas Cookies


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