Christmas Prep!

By: Heather Patenaude

christmas-countdown-wallpapers-2-1024x768This week most of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a huge meal, family time, and football! Maybe you’ll be one to get up at 3 am to shop on “Black Friday”! However you will be spending your holiday week, we here at Beyond Bath Time hope it’s filled with thankfulness!

But it also means we’re one holiday closer to Christmas and for me that means my house will turn red and green!

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Christmas Prep!

By: Heather Patenaude

christmas-countdown-wallpapers-2-1024x768Last week here at Beyond Bath Time we started a series to help you prep for Christmas! We’re now at under 6 weeks to go!

Don’t you find the more prep you do, for pretty much anything, the less stressful it is! Well, I’d love to see you have a less stressful holiday! I’d love to see you enjoy December, enjoy your family, and actually breath!

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Christmas Prep!

By: Heather Patenaude

christmas-countdown-wallpapers-2-1024x768Can you believe it’s just over seven weeks till Christmas!?! Does that thought make you panic?

Most of us find the holiday season to be stressful, hectic, overwhelming, not very fun, and down right a lot of work!

Over the next few weeks I’m going to help you get prepared for Christmas! Take my tips, apply them to your situation as you see fit (or maybe not at all), and perhaps you will find yourself less stressful in the weeks to come!

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Emotional Atmosphere in Your Home

By: Heather Patenaude

twitter_emotionsWhat is the emotional atmosphere or climate your home? Who controls the temperature?

Often times, in the home, it’s one of the parents who controls the emotional atmosphere, and more often than not, it’s mom! As children get older one of the children can take the control of this by “acting out” or being the problem child. Therefore the whole family centers around this issues and the child has control of the emotional atmosphere.

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True Woman 2014

By: Heather Patenaude

TW-promo-85x11One year from today, Lord willing, I will be in Indianapolis, Indiana attending True Woman 2014! I also will be turning 40! I can’t think of a better way of ringing in my 40’s than with 8,000 other serious Christian women!

Five years ago today my journey with the True Woman movement began! It was 2008 and Nancy Leigh DeMoss hosted the first True Woman conference in Chicago! I had no idea what that weekend would bring such radical changes in my life and that is why I want to invite you to come to True Woman 2014 starting October 9, 2014!

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The Formula Debate

By: Heather Patenaude @heatherarnel 

Similac-FormulaRecently a friend had to add formula to her 9 month olds diet because he wasn’t putting on weight like she had hoped. She shared privately how embarrassed she was to put that can of formula on the convayer belt at the grocery store. Thoughts of pride, mingled with fear of man, “What will people think?” blended.

Another friend chimed in that nursing her 4 month old had become an ordeal and they switched to all bottles, at a conference this new mom received a very insensitive comment from someone who didn’t know the full story!

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Holy30 ~ Psalms 16:8

By: Heather Patenaude

cream-floral-design-powerpoint-backgrounds (1)I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Ps. 16:8

An unexpected diagnosis, a rebellious teen, the deep hurt of a close friend, rejection of a family member, the sudden loss of someone close, a church division over the scandal of one of its leaders, long term health issue, or the breakdown of your marriage are the harsh reality for many of us.

The question isn’t if we’ll experience heartache in life, the question is how will we respond?

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Are you up for a challenge?

By Heather Patenaude

cream-floral-design-powerpoint-backgrounds (1)Social media invites you into the lives of your friends and even into the lives of people who aren’t friends. Pictures get posted, comments get made, we “like” status updates, and through that we glimpse into the lives of others. We see fads come and go even more with social media. (Before you think the challenge is a month without social media keep reading!)

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Passion Pursuit: What Kind of Love are You Making?

By: Heather Patenaude

1102520_10151759487216346_1629015297_oA week ago I had an amazing opportunity to attended the launch of: Passion Pursuit: What Kind of Love are you Making? with Dr. Juli Slattery and Linda Dillow and this is why I am so excited about this study.

Passion Pursuit is a bible study about sexual intimacy that is geared for married women! Yes, a bible study on sex!

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