Today’s message was titled, “Avoiding Financial Stress”. First, Causes of Financial Stress are; 1) Believing Money Myths (more money brings satisfaction-Ecclesiastes 5:10, more money brings importance- Luke 12:15, & more money brings security- Proverbs 23:5), 2) Over Spending. Second, Cures for Financial Stress are; 1) Keep Good Records (Proverbs 27:23-24), 2) Plan Your Spending (Proverbs 21:5), 3) Save for Tomorrow (Proverbs 21:20), 4) Give to God (Proverbs 3:9-10), and 5) Enjoy What You Have (Ecclesiastes 6:9, 5:19).
After church we had to stop at Walmart to get my mom’s medicine (prescription). My mom and I decided to get some groceries and rock salt. After lunch I shoveled the driveway while my dad went and got my brother from work. I addressed most of the Christmas cards that needed to be mailed.
I worked some on my mom’s gift and did some laundry. I helped my mom with supper.
I finished reading Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh. I started reading it on December 9th.
I started crocheting a hat for my next to the oldest nephew. I did some laundry. I ran some errands with my brother. I went with him to run an errand at Office Depot. While there I looked to see if they had butterfly paperclips so I could make these, but they didn’t. We then went to Staples to look and they did have butterfly paperclips, so I picked up a box. After my mom got home we ran a few more errands. I picked up some more yarn so that I could finish my middle nephew’s hat and make a hat for my oldest nephew. I finished the hat for my middle nephew. I took the trash out to the curb.
I started reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson [I try and read this every Christmas].
Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law (my oldest sister’s husband).
I finished my next to the oldest nephew’s hat and worked on my mom’s gift. I did some laundry and helped my mom make homemade chicken and noodles for supper.
The hat that I made for my next to the oldest nephew. The pattern for this can be found here.