Your Family, Your Home, Your Spirit

Settling for a Lump of Coal this Christmas?

Candy blogs: Are you enjoying the Christmas spirit yet? Are you loving the music and the snow and the chill in the air and the warmth of friends and family and the JOY of the Lord? Yes? Wonderful! No? What is keeping you from a joy-filled Christmas? Are you grieving? ♥ ... the loss of… Continue reading Settling for a Lump of Coal this Christmas?

Your Family, Your Work

Girl Talk Series #3-Grandma’s Gallon Jar

Candy blogs: My grandparents used to keep a gallon jar on the dresser in their bedroom. As a child, I lived with them for two years around the ages of 7-8. I watched that jar slowly fill up with quarters. (I'm thinking that they kept their other change to give me to wrap up in… Continue reading Girl Talk Series #3-Grandma’s Gallon Jar

Just for Fun, Your Spirit

Feeling Random

Candy blogs: I am feeling random today. I can't seem to focus. But, as always, many things are flying through my mind! ~ have you viewed your free annual credit report this year? Very important, with identity theft being so common and threatening, to know what is going on in your credit life. Takes about… Continue reading Feeling Random

Your Spirit, Your Work

Taking My Own Advice

Candy blogs: The sagging economy has become personal. My company will be closing its doors in our city on April 1, and I'll be gone by the end of February. It wasn't totally unexpected, but I was hoping to make the change on my terms and in my time. My husband and I have been… Continue reading Taking My Own Advice

Your Family, Your Home, Your Marriage

Joy Stealer

There are many joy stealers but the biggest one in our lives used to be money. When we were married in 1977 we received dozens of credit card offers. We opened accounts everywhere. We lived our young adult lives buying furniture and taking trips and making all kinds of purchases. Soon we had debt that… Continue reading Joy Stealer