A Day For Dads

How do you make it a great Father’s Day? Well, according to my husband you simply let dads be dads. We can plan all sorts of events and activities to celebrate the occasion, but if we really want to make it a special day for that father figure in our lives then let him do something that he would like to do and join in with him. Seriously. Just taking an interest in what he likes to do, no matter how minor that thing is, will mean the world to him. Let him share with you some of the things that interest him and I guarantee it will be a happy Father’s Day. (Besides, it’s only one day, right? LOL!)

God bless all the dads and father figures in our lives. This world needs you.

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That Star-Spangled Banner

Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. Fly ’em high this Flag Day. Be proud of the red, white, and blue.

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Mothers, This is Your Day!

To all the mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, foster mothers, and motherly role models, today is your day. Cornbread Wisdom salutes you for all you do. Blessings to you.

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Easter: The Rest of the Story

Out of all the major holidays, Easter is the most forgotten. Certainly there are Easter sales, lots of candy, colored eggs, and even parades. But the importance of Easter is what gets pushed further and further out of mind.

Easter, or “Resurrection Sunday” as many like to call it, is really the rest of the story that began on Christmas. Whereas Christmas was the beginning of Jesus’ mission here on Earth, Easter represents the completion of it in this realm. It commemorates his resurrection from the grave after dying on the cross in our stead, bearing the full weight of our sins – past, present, and future – so that we do not have to die an eternal death for those sins.

Sadly this significance of Easter is often downplayed, shoved aside, or ignored. Christmas is highly commercialized, yet the key message of Christmas still shines through each year. Is that the same for Easter? Or is its importance being allowed to fade away more and more as the years pass? Are we more preoccupied with that Easter Sunday brunch than we are the Easter Sunday meaning? Are we placing more emphasis on the first chapter of the story than we are on its climax? Who watches a movie or reads a book without caring how the story ends?

Take time on Easter to think about the rest of the story.

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Choose to Have a Happy Valentine’s Day

For some Valentine’s Day is a cherished holiday. For others it is something they dread. Maybe you don’t have a special someone to share that day with. Perhaps you do have someone special in your life, but aren’t able to celebrate in the manner that you would like to. No matter what your situation this Valentine’s Day you can still purpose in your heart to make it a good day.

If you can’t celebrate the way you had hoped to then celebrate however you can. This day is not about lavishing one another with gifts and expensive outings. It’s about showering that certain someone with love. Doing something nice for them doesn’t have to cost much money or involve elaborate planning.

But if there isn’t that special person in your life right now then be you’re own valentine. Show yourself some appreciation. Do something nice for yourself. And remember that you are not alone this Valentine’s Day. There is Someone else who loves you dearly and made the ultimate sacrifice for you so that you might have life and have it more abundantly. Wrap yourself up in His love. Choose to have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

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Simple Ideas to Declutter Your Home

No one likes a cluttered home, right? Well, here are some ways to get frequently used items out of the way while still having them handy when you need them. Check out these “Simple Ideas to Declutter Your Home”, courtesy of Cornbread Wisdom.

These tips are about both staying organized without spending a lot of money to do so. Easy and straightforward methods that yield efficient results, because that’s the Cornbread Wisdom way of thinking!

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Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021

I can’t think of a year in my lifetime that people were so relieved to say goodbye to as 2020. As horrible as it was, I challenge you to count your blessings and think of as many good things as you can that happened last year, then thank God for each of them. Here’s hoping and praying that 2021 is a better year for us all.

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A Weary World Rejoices

In a troubling and trying year like 2020 has been, I truly pray that you have a smooth, peaceful, and blessed Christmas. Merry Christmas to you.

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Ace Hardware Rewards Program – Are You Signed Up?

If you are not part of Ace Hardware‘s rewards program then you are really missing out. On a regular basis they send out discount coupons like this that you can use on all sorts of things to help you around the house and garden. There is even more savings if you use their app. Best of all, Ace Hardware employees actually know a lot about hardware, know a lot about what they sell, and you can find an employee when you have a question. When is the last time you got that kind of service at one of the big home improvement centers? Drop by your local Ace Hardware and sign up today!

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Is There Something to Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

There is no doubt we are living in trying times. Global health concerns, people furloughed or laid off, businesses closed, and loved ones not being able to gather together makes for a stressful Thanksgiving Day. So is there still something to be thankful for?

Yes. Always.

Sure, many of us are unable to follow our regular holiday traditions and there is a lot of social, economic, and political uncertainty right now. 2020 by most accounts has been a terrible year. Yet despite all this I challenge and encourage you to look for the blessings. Trust me, they are there just like the wheat among the proverbial tares. In Matthew 13:24-30 it talks about how after a man had planted good wheat in his field his enemies sneaked in at night and planted bad seed as well to choke out the good crops. When asked by his workers if they should pull up the weeds that had sprouted the man said to leave them be, gather everything at harvest time, and then sort the good from the bad.

Many of us sowed good seed at the beginning of 2020 only to have life’s tares, its weeds, sprout up around them trying to choke them out. But Thanksgiving Day comes at the time of harvest. It is when we can gather in our hearts and mind all that has been produced throughout the year – good and bad – and sort it all out. We can cast off life’s tares, look at what is left, and embrace the good harvest however large or small it may be. Don’t let the tares of 2020 choke you out. There is always something to be thankful for.

(Guest writer: C. Andrew Nelson, Veronica’s husband)

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