When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

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Articles in the Happy Holidays  category help all readers have happy holidays.  Topics range from how to save money while shopping to holiday depression to information about the holidays themselves and more.

Its ultimate purpose is to enable all readers to soar like eagles above life’s storms during the holiday season. Bobbie J Rae’s vision brings you a successful and positive outlook on life all year long, especially during the holidays.

BJ wishes that every reader has Happy Holidays!

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children’s book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.


gift to improve a future

Use Christmas as an opportunity to improve your loved one’s future! The best gifts improve your loved one’s future.  With this thought in mind, what can you give your loved ones?  Here are a few ideas. Genetic testing Most people Read more…


shopping online safely

Make Christmas shopping a bit easier! The past year has flown by so fast–I find it hard to believe that it is already time for Christmas shopping. Here are some more strategies for saving money and shopping online safely. Shopping Read more…


bulb blooper

Hopefully you will never have a bulb blooper experience! If you are familiar with Steven Spielberg’s 1984  Christmas movie Gremlins, you will understand this post.  In this movie, a kind waitress walked a man who had been drinking home from Read more…


holiday scammers

Watch out for scammers this season! Families, retailers, and consumers are not the only ones getting ready this holiday season.  Scammers are also working to maximize their profits.  Watch out for your money by avoiding these five seasonal scams that Read more…


secret santa

How one Secret Santa inspired many others to “pay it forward”. During the winter of 1971, young Larry Stewart from Mississippi was at the end of his rope.  The college dropout was out of both work and money.  He’d been Read more…


Time is the most important gift.

There is one gift everyone can share with others. Do you happen to know what the most important gift is?  Everyone has the same amount of it and once used it cannot be replaced, so you should spend it as Read more…


Dear Jesus

For your Christmas wishes to be granted, write a letter to Jesus not Santa! Dear Jesus,  I’m writing this letter to you. You’re the one who makes Christmas wishes come true. As our savior I know that this is something Read more…


investing in giving

Feeling down?  Try investing in giving to feel better! This year my husband and I are giving each other the joy of giving instead of exchanging Christmas gifts.  We are spending whatever money we would have spent on each other Read more…


thankful

We have much to be thankful for, even if we are thankful for our chores! For the wife Who says it’s hot dogs tonight, because she is home with me and not out with someone else.   For the husband  who Read more…


party games, fun

Have fun at your next party or gathering with these games. Looking for something different to do the next time you gather with loved ones?  Consider these games, which were popular with Victorian England’s upper class. Shadows (or Shadow Buff) Read more…

"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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