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Featured Article
That Troublesome Christmas Rush
By Patricia Ouellette

Christmas is a time for giving and sharing, for family and friends to get together and enjoy each other. We spend hours jostling the crowds as we go shopping for that special gift for Mom and Dad and all the kids. Juggling the budget so that no one misses out, making sure there is enough left to buy the Christmas ham. Then sitting on the living room floor we get ourselves tangled up in wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and sticking tape as we endeavor to wrap our gifts perfectly.

When we are done it is a rush trip to the post office in an attempt to beat that deadline for overseas post, to be sure that our loved ones who live in other parts of the world will get their cards and gifts in time for Christmas morning.

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Some Freebies Worth Having
By Trish Thompson

In my experience in surfing the web and working with computers, I have always thought of it as neutral ground, and the people behind the programs and sites are the ones with the agendas. On the web, you can find plenty of the good, the bad, and the downright ugly. There is, however, a core group of people who exemplify the best of what the Internet community has to offer. I have no idea whether they are Christians or not, their beliefs are not part of the public information we are given, but when their sites or programs utilize Christian principles, it is something to be celebrated! In that spirit, I would like to share with you some of the "good" I have found.

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Step-By-Step Tutorial: Windows Basics for the First Time User
Part 1 The Mouse
By Patricia Ouellette

One of the first things we all need to know when we use a computer for the first time is how to use our mouse correctly. We can do a lot of things much quicker and easier if we know what we can do with our mouse.

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SITE AND SOFTWARE OF THE MONTH

Site of the Month

DaySpring:
http://www.dayspring.com/


DaySpring is a wonderful site that glorifies God with their beautiful greeting cards and gifts. Anybody who visits DaySpring or who receives a gift or card sent from DaySpring will be inspired or blessed or both. DaySpring also has a Newsletter to keep you encouraged in your walk with Jesus and informed of the latest developments and additions. This definitely is a must see site.

Software of the Month

Charlie Church Mouse Bible Adventures By Lifeline Studios
Available from: Sunday Software -
http://www.sundaysoftware.com/charlie.htm

Children have an opportunity to learn, explore and have fun with the help of a lovable friend, Charlie Church Mouse. Children learn classic bible stories and academic skills. There are two CDs available.

CD 1: Creation, Noah's Ark, Jonah, Three Wise Men, Parable of the Lost Coin, Fishes and Loaves. (Pre-school/early elementary)

CD 2: Walls of Jericho, Ruth, David and Goliath, Daniel, Pearl of Great Price, Paul's Journey to Rome. (Early-mid elementary)

A great gift for Christmas! Retails $20 US for one; $18.50 US each for 2-4 copies; $17.50 US each for 5+.