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February Schmebruary

I read recently that apparently I'm not the only one who's not a big fan of February. No offense to my brother who was born this month, and my apologies to those who might call Valentine's Day their favorite holiday. (I've never actually met anyone who said this, but I'm sure there's someone out there.)

February is a tough month to get through and somehow feels like the longest month of the year when it is, in fact, the shortest. Go figure.

There's no recipe for surviving the dull-drums that surround this month, but I have an idea. One word: games! I love to play games anytime, but when the days just don't seem to have any luster left, playing a good game makes me feel better. Sometimes I play with my kids, and other times the day calls for calling up some friends. I've even been known to beg my husband to play with me... and he does it out of love.

Whether it's UNO, Monopoly, Sequence, Catch Phrase, checkers, or Battleship, I just love a good game! Have you had a family game night recently? Just adding some pizza and popcorn makes for a full-on party! It seems to me that sometimes it's the simplest things that can bring us the most joy.

Do you love to play games? Share some of your favorites or tell us about how your family likes to beat the winter blues!


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Psalm 16

This Psalm has been blessing me. I pray it will bless you too. Thanks to for making it so easy to share these beautiful words with you.16 Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.” 3 As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,
in whom is all my delight. 4 The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;
their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
or take their names on my lips. 5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
6 The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. 7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I have set the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my