Scripture: And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. Romans 13: 11-12
The night is nearly over, the day is almost here. That’s one to tape up by the bathroom mirror and read every morning.
Family Activity: Give Thanks
November, more than other months, is the time to remember what we are thankful for. In the hustle of life, we can forget about these things. Sit down with your kids and have talk about what they are thankful for, even write it down if they are old enough. We spend our days looking forward and wondering about what we don’t have. Too much time is wasted without the blessings in front of our face.
Marriage Activity: Set Goals
I feel guilty writing this as Val and I do not do it enough. You can get caught up in daily life and forget about the future or, even worse, worry about it. Every journey needs a destination. Sit down, make a list, and keep it somewhere easily accessible. The end result is easier to chase when you can see it on paper.
Feel Good Story: David Shipman
While scrolling through Facebook one day, Shipman passed an interesting job posting. He hesitated and scrolled back up. After applying, he found himself in an interview with Ringling Brothers, eventually getting the job as a ringmaster. Now he gets to travel the world and make people happy. Shipman loves his job and his journey should be an inspiration for anyone considering taking the chance to chase something they could love. You can read Shipman’s profile article here.
Val’s Bag of the Week:
Medium Utility Tote: Offered in new fall prints and exclusive prints, too, this tote is the perfect size for groceries, laundry products or hauling holiday gifts and goodies. It does double-duty in the pantry or linen closet for all your storage needs. Add a Medium Top-A-Tote lid to make it even more functional. If you spend $35.00, you get this for $7.00. You can find this bag and other specials at Val’s personal site.