Normally, we start the New Year by thinking how we failed the previous year and wishing we’d done better. We wanted to lose thirty pounds and only lost fifteen. Let’s think positively. Author Peggy Sue wells challenged me to evaluate last year before launching into 2023. She said we can reflect and measure our progress. Reframe our thoughts, and then refocus for the new year. What a refreshing difference.
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For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
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Cynthia offered a prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of God’s only begotten son, Jesus.
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How do you mix inflation and Christmas? Years ago people recycled. Women would remake a dress to update the fashion. Or they would take a dress and cut it down to fit a child. People worked with what they had. So why not DIY Christmas? Redo and remake things and make them better than they were. I created a refrigerator magnet from junk mail and yarn. If you’d like to make one, download the directions here.
My guest this week was Tina Yeager. She wrote a book called Upcycled. Sometimes when we have been through a hard time, we feel totally useless, but the Lord can use all that heartache. Tina shows how. And he offers a free pattern for a gift here.
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