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Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts For Him

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Valentine’s Day is a day to show our continued love to our mate.  It’s not about playing catch-up, or make up.  It’s an opportunity to say, 

I’d choose you all over again!

But did the day slip up on you and you don’t have a gift, or an idea what to do for your husband?  It’s hard isn’t it?!  We don’t have a gift and it could be because of a shortage of

  • Time
  • Money
  • Ideas

If you’re still scrambling and trying to think of a gift to show your husband your love today, here are some suggestions that can happen up to the last minute, if necessary!

  1. Purchase his favorite candy.  Attach it to a piece of paper and be a little creative, using the name of the candy as your inspiration.
    1. I love you to Pieces. – Reeses
    2. Hugs and Kisses – Kisses
    3. You make life Bearable – Gummy Bears
  2. Pull out some old photos and create one new mini album for him.
  3. Write 25 of your favorite memories from your years together. Include it in your card.
  4. Write the word Valentine  on the bathroom mirror using soap or a dry erase marker.  Use each letter of the word to write why you love him.
  5. Bake his favorite treat. and serve it on your best dishes with candlelight.
  6. Make him chocolate covered strawberries.

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  7.  Go to Walgreens for a gift card for his favorite restaurant or store!
  8. Find a favorite picture of the two of your from the past year.  Have an 8×10  made at Walgreens or other 1-hour photo and frame it.
  9. Make his favorite meal for supper.  If you have children, feed them first and get them into bed, then serve your dinner for just the two of you.
  10. Make up your own love coupons for him.

Valentine’s is about love.  So put your thinking cap on and be mindful about what demonstrates love to your spouse.

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Even if he gets caught without a gift for you.  Even if he forgets it;s Valentine’s Day.  You be a lovely adornment to him today and let him know how much he means to you. Be his crown.

Refresh your marriage on Valentine’s Day.

denise a

 

 

 

 

 

Biblical Womanhood · Christian growth · Goals · Uncategorized

A New Year’s Perspective

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Newly fallen snow is a lovely reminder to me of  January 1st.
Everything is fresh.
No footprints have been stomped out before us yet.
All is still with only fresh paths before us.
Each day we trod forward, one day at a time, and make our way through the year until we come to December 31.  It’s a blessing to turn around and look over our shoulder and see the path that the Lord has cleared for us and just exactly where He’s brought us.

I’m not really one to make resolutions, but I do love to look behind me and see what needs improvement and then look before me with a prayer that the Lord will help me make necessary changes by His grace.

Here are some things I’m considering that might inspire you as you step into the snowbank of 2020.

  1. What hindered my spiritual growth last year?  What moved it forward?
  2. What did God teach me last year?
  3. What did I see God do in answer to my prayers last year?
  4. To whom did I give my life the most?  Does this need to change?
  5. What activities did I participate in that I need to repeat this year?  Which activities should I consider removing from my schedule?
  6. What did I read least year?
  7. Did I spend too much time on social media, television or videos (You Tube, Netflix)? Do I need to set limits for myself?
  8. What creative outlets did I enjoy? 
  9. Did I get enough exercise?  What could help motivate me to do more?
  10. What area of my life brought the most joy?  The most frustration?

These would be some great questions to pray about and later to ask your spouse or a close friend.  Some good discussion and accountability could follow!  

Enjoy the snow (the fresh New Year) before you.  It has some wonderful opportunities to witness what God can and will do through you!

Refresh the way you approach the new year.

Happy New Year Friends!

denise a

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Prep For the Day Before Thanksgiving!

I shared with you last week that my family had an early Thanksgiving.  We celebrated last week, due to a family need.  People are the most important part of our traditions and celebrations, so putting my parents’ needs first, simply meant we would celebrate the holiday a couple weeks early with our daughters and their families.

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You know what?  It was really great to be doing this holiday ahead of time!

 

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The Jezebel Way

Before I begin today’s post, I want to give an update to those of you who read my Wednesday post about “What If You Knew You Only Had Another Day.” 
My precious cousin was given the prognosis of two months, but she only had three days.  She went home to be with Christ, her Savior on Wednesday afternoon.  She is safe in the arms of Jesus and her faith in Him is now sight.  Scripture says, Absent from the body, present with the Lord.  II Cor. 5:8 Thank you to those of you prayed for her.  Please pray for their family, for they are the only ones suffering now.  She is pain free, cancer free and sin free.  Again, I pray you have the assurance of eternity in heaven as she did and is now experiencing!
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