This Thanksgiving, Don’t Let Retailers Steal Your Family Time!

The annual Christmas Commercialization Controversy is kicking in a day early in 2013. That’s because this year retailers across the country, clamoring for bigger profits, have extended the shopping season by one day—announcing that they will remain open on Thanksgiving Day.  That means that Thanksgiving Day, many dinners will be eaten on the fly, as mothers and their working teenage children head to the mall to shop or, conversely, to work at their retail jobs in stores where the shoppers wil … [Read more...]

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A Tribute to My Dad, to My Husband, and to Fathers Everywhere

Evangelist Billy Graham once said of fathers, "A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society." As we celebrate Father's Day 2013, I want to thank the fathers in my life:  my own dad, and my dear husband, whose constant love for our three children has been an inspiration.   Thanks to my father, Bud Davis, for working so hard to support our family of eight, and for inspiring us by your … [Read more...]

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It’s the Thought That Counts!

During the Christmas season, it’s so easy to be drawn into the shopping frenzy.  It’s easy to become consumed with the search for “just the right gift” or to spend more than you can afford, in order to prove… what?Last year in “Seasons Greedy”, I reflected on the rampant consumerism which drives us to spend and shop, rather than simply baking cookies and playing board games with the people we love.This year, my issue is Time—finding time to spend with family and friends, time to pray, tim … [Read more...]

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