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Christmas Blessing Giveaway

This time of year can be very stressful, I know it is for me. I have three kids, my husbands work shuts down for 13 days, and there are places to go, things to buy, and people to see.
In short, it's stressful.
In fact, our Christmas play at church deals with the stresses of the season and how much we forget that it's not about the 'perfect' Christmas... it's about the baby boy born that morning.
So, how can we make Christmas less stressful this year?

  • Don't worry if everything's not perfect. It'll be what it is :)
  • Take time to laugh
  • Have small kids and a not so clean house, don't stress. At least your kids are happy and playing (I have to remind myself of this a lot lol)
  • Take time for yourself! I have a hard time with this one, but everyone needs time to recharge their batteries.
  • Find fun. When I get stressed, I snap at people. If I was having fun, I wouldn't snap lol. Play games with your kids, even if it's silly ones.
  • Pray. Giving your stresses to God and knowing it's going to be okay is a great way to deal with stress. Also, praying lets you know that He's right there with you... even in that long line at Target...
  • Find time to read your Bible every day. Don't have the TV or loud music on. Just spend time with your Bible and God. It is relaxing and lets you know He's right there with you.

Christmas time, one of the most joyous times of year, can quickly turn into a pull-out-my-hair, if- someone-gives-me-one-more-fruitcake-I’m-going-to-throw-it, when-will-this-holiday-finally-be-overseason. When we should be celebrating the birth of the One who came to save us, we are stressing over piles of wrapping paper, baked goods and party invitations. The busyness steals our peace and robs us of joy. So how can this holiday season peaceful? How can we remain joyful?

Woman to Woman Ministries presents the Christmas Blessing Giveaway! Join thirty-two bloggers for ideas and advice on how to remain peaceful in a stressful season.
In addition to sweet encouragement on keeping the peace in your home and heart, we are giving away a blessing of $320 in PayPal cash. The winner will have the money transferred to their PayPal account where they can use it for Christmas celebrations, groceries, bills, whatever they need. To enter to win simply complete all of the tasks in the rafflecopter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Christmas Blessing Giveaway Rules: No purchase necessary. Must be 18 to enter. Void where prohibited by law. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you agree to release Facebook, Woman to Woman Ministries and all participating blogs of all liability. Contest ends at 12:01am EST on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Winner is randomly chosen by Rafflecopter and will be emailed on December 11, 2012, then funds will be transferred to winner's PayPal account. Participating Blogs…Please help support these wonderful bloggers! 1. Woman to Woman Ministries http://www.w2wministries.org/ 2. Sweet Blessings http://www.jenifermetzger.org/ 3. Treasures Found in Him http://www.debibaker.org/ 4. Leaving a Legacy http://www.leavingalegacyblog.net/ 5. Kelly Martin Stories http://www.kellymartinstories.com/ 6. Happy Little Homemaker http://www.happylittlehomemaker.com/ 7. The Encouraging Home http://www.theencouraginghome.com/ 8. Christian Women's Voice http://christianwomensvoice.org/ 9. Beautiful in Him http://www.allisonjonmorrison.blogspot.com/ 10. A Simple Life, Really?! http://asimplelifereally.blogspot.com/ 11. Managing Your Blessings http://www.managingyourblessings.com/ 12. Thankful Homemaker http://thankful-homemaker.blogspot.com/ 13. For Unmarried Christian Women http://www.for-unmarried-christian-women.com/ 14. The Chuppies http://thechuppies.com/ 15. Homemaker by Choice http://www.homemakerbychoice.net/ 16. Leaving a Legacy http://angietolpin.com/ 17. Love, Friendship, & All Things Girly http://www.bethanyjett.com/ 18. Simply Audra Marie http://www.audrasilva.com/ 19. Young Wife's Guide http://youngwifesguide.com/ 20. A Biblical Marriage http://abiblicalmarriage.com/ 21. Becoming a Strong Woman of God http://www.becomingastrongwomanofgod.com/ 22. Unmarried http://www.unmarriedmovie.com/ 23. CSAHM http://csahm.com/ 24. Renewing Housewives http://www.renewinghousewives.com/ 25. Mothers on Mission http://mothersonmission.org/ 26. Awakened Anew http://awakenedanew.com/ 27. The Father Knows Best http://www.thefatherknowsbest.com/ 28. Our Simple Farm http://www.oursimplefarm.com/ 29. So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler http://www.soyoucallyourselfahomeschooler.com/ 30. Getting It Right - Occasionally http://www.gettingitright-occasionally.blogspot.com/ 31. Only A Breath http://www.onlyabreath.com/ 32. Kove's Blog http://www.kovesblog.blogspot.com/

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