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How To Have a Holiday Ready Heart

10-23-15 Gregory Cheri HeadshotOur last day’s writer is my fabulous friend Cheri Gregory. She is a teacher, speaker, author, and Certified Personality Trainer. I’ve heard her speak many times, and I’m always inspired and challenged by her unique perspective!

10-23-15 Gregory Cheri Book CoverLooking for encouragement to help you recover from that pesky problem of perfectionism? Today’s featured book is The Cure for the Perfect Life. You can enter to win a signed copy by leaving a comment directly on Cheri’s blog. PLUS, you’ll also be entered into the grand prize drawing for the Wrapped In Grace gift package: copies of all five of our books and a $100 Visa gift card. All winners will be announced Saturday, October 24th, at .

Here’s Cheri with the final post for Wrapped in Grace!

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“…be content with what you have, because God has said,’Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’.” (Hebrews 13:5b NIV)

Settling into my favorite chair, I smile and sigh.

I love my life.

Outside the window, a slight flutter catches my eye: a hummingbird. Delighted, I watch the little guy test the feeder options and settle on a favorite flower.

I have everything I could possibly need.

I look slowly around the living room, basking in abundant evidence of rich blessings:  shelving units overflowing with books, an over-stuffed couch covered with soft blankets and seafoam green pillows, two cats snoozing in sunbeams.

If I didn’t know better, I’d envy myself!

I giggle and, trying not to feel guilty for being so happy, begin sorting the day’s mail.

A catalog catches my eye.

I don’t need anything, but it’ll be fun to browse for just a quick sec.

Ten minutes, one Sharpie, and fifteen Post-It Notes later, I am a woman possessed. I have found, at long last, the exact kitchen gadgets I need in order to …

I’m at it again.

to read the end of Cheri’s post and to enter to win by commenting on her blog. Remember, this is the last day to enter for the Wrapped in Grace grand prize!