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It’s already here… the first weekend of November!  Where has the year gone?  While you ponder the rapid passing of time, you can peruse this list of things to do this weekend:

♠ Operation Christmas Child  It’s a special time of year – time to pack your shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! Go to the Operation Christmas Child website to find tips for packing, testimonial videos, and drop-off locations.


Do you know what you’re doing for Thanksgiving?  Don’t let it sneak up on you!  Do you need help planning the Thanksgiving festivities?  Then check out this Thanksgiving Planning Checklist at Epicurious.com.  Grocery stores will have traditional holiday dish ingredients on sale throughout the month. Check out Southern Savers for the best sale and coupon deals, plus a “Need It Now” best prices list.  And if you’re looking for some inspiring ways to offer thanks to God before the special meal, simply search online for “Thanksgiving prayers.”

♠ The Mighty Macs  Are you planning to head to the movies this weekend?  Check out Plugged In Online, a website sponsored by Focus on the Family that offers reviews of movies, television, music, and video games from a Christian and family-friendly perspective.  Make wise decisions in your entertainment choices!

I pray that you have a fun and safe weekend.  As we enter into this busy time of year, don’t forget to stop and give thanks to God daily for His blessings and protection.