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Sunday Pause (Paws): Comfort When Near

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and begin enjoying the festivities.

Christmas time truly is my favorite time of year. I made a ton of Christmas cookies with some friends, went to see the Nutcracker with family, spent an afternoon with my niece at a craft show, watched a bunch of corny Christmas movies (so predictable, but love them!), and have drank many cups of hot cocoa. But today, Christmas Eve, the actual holidays begin.

It is so easy to get caught up in all of the decorations and gifts that the real meaning for the season can be forgotten. Actually I read something recently that said something like “Jesus isn’t the reason for the season, he is the reason for your life.” In reflecting upon the reason we take this time out each year to celebrate Jesus’ birth, a Facebook friend of mine shared the following Christmas poem with me, and now I want to share it with you.

(Images were created by me to go along with the poem)

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It’s Almost Here

Christmas is almost here. Just have a few more presents to wrap and I even have a helper!


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Sunday Pause (Paws): For The Season

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the season.

This time of year, the Christmas season, I spend most of my time shopping, decorating, and wrapping presents. All of it is preparation, then it comes and goes in what seems like a minute.

This year, I am trying to really enjoy the season by spending more time with loved ones. Last weekend I spent an entire day making Christmas cookies with a few long time friends. Yesterday I spent the day with my niece. We went to a craft show and out to eat. Today our family is going to see “The Nutcracker.” Great memories in the making. This is what it is all about.

It is good to remember that although there are many fun activities this time of year, the season is not about what we can get or can get out of it, but actually should be more-so what we can give. Maybe give an offering at church, volunteer at a homeless shelter, or donate money to an animal organization. There are many people and animals out there in need.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Down Time

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some down time.


I did just that yesterday. Me and a couple of friends got together yesterday and spent the entire day baking cookies. I don’t know if you can actually call this “down time”, it’s a lot of work. But it’s the fun of not worrying about anything else but making delicious treats, having great conversation, a great meal, and a few laughs.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Waiting

It’s  Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and wait.

Wait for what? Well Cino is waiting under the tree for Santa Paws. 🙂

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I read something recently that went something like this: Don’t live for the weekend, but live each day at its best. Good advice for all of us whether waiting for the weekend, waiting for Christmas, or even waiting for something scary like results. We can enjoy each day and all it can bring if we allow it. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Fun & Games

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and have some fun!

Now that Thanksgiving is over the Christmas season has begun! I put my Christmas tree up and am officially in the spirit. (I gave a different look to the picture giving it kind of a frosty covering. Just having more fun playing with photos). Almost every ornament on my tree has a memory attached to it.

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Merry Christmas To You, Your Family, & All Of Your Furry Friends

Silent Night, Holy Night. Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

It all starts tomorrow! I will not be posting anything this weekend. I will be enjoying Christmas time as I’m sure you all will be doing as well.

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