Look, Listen, and Love

A look of surprise emotion is on the recipients faces as a charity relief worker brings bags of food and groceries to the hungry.

When I was a young teen, I started a club with some of my high school girlfriends. We named the club The AGCs, which stood for The All-Girls Club–a simple name for a club comprised of ordinary teenagers with an extraordinary purpose: to impact our community with the love of Christ. Continue reading

The Little Lamb of Bethlehem

The Little Lamb of BethlehemToday, I’m sharing with you my very favourite Christmas book that I absolutely loved as a child.

It went everywhere with me!

As you can see – it’s been very well read!

Anyone who I could get to read it to me, I would – I never tired of it! (Although, I think others might have, considering how many times they had to read it to me!)

Many times I would just read it to myself, or just look through it, enjoying the pictures and seeing the story come to life in my head. Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

9780310711629“Thanksgiving is not a religious holiday,” stated a news reporter on the TV program I had on in the background while I was eating breakfast. She wasn’t anti-religious, just clarifying that it’s not tied to a particular religion like Christmas, Hanukkah, or Easter.  The discussion was about the stores opening their doors earlier and earlier each year to capture eager Christmas shoppers. Black Friday is beginning to start on Thursday–the day we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. Continue reading

Lavish Extravagance

lavishAs you prepare your shopping list in anticipation of the bargains you’ll find this Black Friday, did you see the ad for the diamond-studded Superlative Luxury T-shirt, priced at $400,000? How about a sport coat made of vicuña wool for $22,000? Would a pearl watch valued at $61,500 be a better gift than a Timex? If those items are too expensive for your budget, did you consider a Saint Laurent dress for $13,090 or a pair of Christian Louboutin peep toe pumps priced at $3,695 for your next Christmas party?

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Eating well while losing weight – even through the holidays

10068986 - close-up of human hands with forks tasting saladThe holiday season is here again in full swing. Are you looking forward to a Thanksgiving feast next week?  Enjoying good food with family and friends is a wonderful tradition.

I want to share about healthy eating, and do my level best to not dampen the holiday spirit that includes much feasting. I do not claim to be an expert on dieting, but my husband and I are in the midst of a major shift in the way we’ve been eating and are experiencing miraculous weight loss. Our research online has turned up so much surprising information about what has been putting the pounds on and what will help take them off – and keep us healthy at the same time. Continue reading