A Fisherman’s Best Efforts

First, here is a youtube clip about a host of a fishing show that will make your side hurt from laughing so hard. The poor guy is so sincere!

Next, thank you to everyone who left comments or e-mails about the Giveaway last week! It was inspiring to hear from my bleaders (blog + readers = bleaders) who are trying to be so intentional about Christmas: listening to beautiful music, getting shopping and cards done in advance, making special foods, watching good movies, treasuring time with family.

I love to hear you’re trying to slow down to savor this week. It’s going to go by so fast, and the pace of life will pick up again (into a full roar!). It takes effort to be fully conscious of all that Christmas means–both on a practical level with some vacation time with families, and on a spiritual level, as we celebrate our Savior’s birth.

There were so many posted comments that I decided to draw two names: Connie and Joann K.

I need your addys, ladies, and will pop those books in the mail.

Hope your Monday is off to a good start! And if your to-do list is making you crazy, scratch off all the non-essentials. One more gift, one more card…they won’t make any difference. But time with your family…time in the “here and now”…that will be remembered.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed!! Funny video!

    Merry Christmas week to you, my friend!