Family Devotion: Turkey Busters 1

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind and with all your strength.’  And here is the second one. ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There is no commandment more important than these.” – Mark 12:30-31 (NIrV)

Devotion:
Have you ever seen someone act like a turkey? I don’t mean trotting around the yard, gobbling and eating acorns.  I’m talking about someone who is acting selfish. Some people show it by whining or complaining. Others fight over toys or refuse to do their part to help out. Still others show it by being greedy or throwing a fit when they don’t get their way.

Unfortunately, sometimes grown-ups act this way too. Take Ahab, for example. Ahab was a king from the Bible. He was wealthy and could have had pretty much whatever he wanted. Except for one thing.

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Holiday Road Christmas Devotional Now Available on Kindle & Nook

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We just released Holiday Road: A Christmas Devotional on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook earlier this week. Now, not only can you read it on your Kindle, phone or tablet but, for any of you who are in the same stage of life that I am, you can also adjust the font to create your own large print version!

I love this option because it’s a great way for me to pretend like I’m not hitting middle age. Who needs bifocals when you can enlarge your ebook to a 72 point font?

Hooray for technology that allows me to live in denial!

The Best Gift You Can Give Your Kids This Christmas

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Wow, can you believe it?  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Christmas is only 39 days away. 

I don’t know if you’ve already started shopping for your kids yet, but I wanted to offer a suggestion for the most valuable gift you could possibly get your children this year.  Best of all, it won’t cost you a dime.

It’s the gift of taking care of yourself.  

Wait!  Before you think I’m crazy, hear me out.  The holidays are busy, crazy and stressful.  I get it.  I’ve been there.  There’s so much to do, so many people to see, complicated family dynamics to navigate and on and on and on.  

What we label as the most wonderful time of the year sometimes turns us into the worst version of ourselves—tired, grumpy and distracted.  

If we’re running on empty and neglecting our spiritual health, we won’t have anything of true value to offer our families.  

That’s why I wrote a free ebook called Spiritual Travel Tips for the Holiday Road.   Inside you’ll find devotionals, Scripture and intentional questions to help you make a plan to keep yourself healthy, sane and joyful through the new year and beyond.

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Sure, your kids may ask for the latest toy or gadget this year, but what they really want most is to make memories with you.  Give them the gift of being the best version of yourself, the person God made you to be.  

By the way, if you want more Christmas inspiration, you can check out my brand new book, Holiday Road: a Christmas Devotional.  It’s available in paperback on Amazon but you can download a free sample here.HolidayRoadCover