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Of Donuts and Music...

Anyone who knows me know I love three things: yarn, Vanilla Coke and donuts. 
I enjoy those three things quite a bit. One of the three is beneficial to me, since it's used to make things that are useful to others and myself- as long as I don't buy too much and overflow my room with it. (Obviously, I'm not talking about donuts or Vanilla Coke, am I?) The other two? Well, they're a constant temptation to me. Don't get me wrong, I could enjoy them and they wouldn't do much harm, as long as I enjoyed them in moderation. 
But temptation is strong. Really strong. I don't just mean foods or hobby supplies. Temptation comes in all shapes and sizes, all forms. While my love of sweet things is a constant temptation that can do me more harm than good in a physical way, there are temptations that affect me in my walk with the Lord that are strong to. Some are stronger than others. Some can get a hold of me faster than anything else. 
That's right. Music. One…

When life gives you laundry.... (Part One)

I bet you thought because of the title, this would be a post about laundry, right? Wrong! Well, sort of... I'm actually just going to give a few tips and some advice I've learned from daily living. No really order to this, just fun, sometimes totally random, things I hope will help and maybe make you smile.

So, first off, let's talk about food. Mmmmmmm, food. Seems like food has gotten the better of me lately, and I can't keep out of the kitchen (something I'm working on). See, I have a sweet tooth that loves to whisper in my ear that I deserve two helpings of dessert or that honey bun that was tucked away in the back of the pantry. It lies, all the time. I used to do well with controlling my desire for sweet things, but in the past few months... sweets and junk food were just so convenient. Needless to say, I'm suffering the effects and trying to remedy that.

No, I'm not on any set diet.
Yes, I'm watching my diet- for my petite height, I need to be ca…

Where Honor is Truly Deserved

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.  She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.  She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.  She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.  She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothi…

April Showers bring... Mud and Pollen Stains.

Hello, Readers!

It's April! WHOA! When did that happen? I mean, yesterday was January and there was snow on the ground and now, it's APRIL? And in the 80's? This is the south, so not that uncommon I guess...

Anyway, I'm working on giving this blog a boost, so be prepared for some big changes- other than the look of the blog, which you can plainly see I've already done- and for some pretty special announcements and guest posts.

Oh, and did I mention maybe a giveaway? There's that, too.

But for right now, let's just catch up! It's a Saturday which means friendly chats.

What's been going on in my life? Well, a wedding and day trips and things like that. I've rearranged and cleaned out so my creativity has skyrocketed overnight. More space= more room to make stuff to fill that space.

We've had so much cake and sweets here lately, I feel like I might die. I'm having some minor issues with blood sugar balance, so that's not exactly the mos…

When You're the Family of a Prodigal...

How many of us can say we have a prodigal in our family? Maybe a son, a daughter, a sibling. You'd be hard pressed to find a family that doesn't have one member who is straying from the Lord. It's a painful experience, and one that tugs on my heartstrings deeply. We watch the ruination and hurt that these loved ones put themselves through because of their selfish decisions and choices, and know what they will face, yet we can't do anything to stop them. Life for those with a prodigal seems to center around watching our loved one run away from God, and it's hard to think of anyone else.

And yet, do we stop to think who we are in this story? Remember, in Luke 15, there wasn't just the prodigal son. There was the loving father and the angry brother. Two very different people, two very important attitudes to consider in addition to the prodigal.

Reader, if you're struggling with a prodigal, remember- you're going to fall into one of these two categories. Y…

Not Ruckman, Hyles, Anderson, Scofield, Spurgeon Or Many Others

Hello readers! I've managed to find a bit of time in the midst of my busy schedule to write a blog post (hurray!) This is one that's been on my mind for a while, and I really, really want to share my thoughts on. Now, before you finish reading this, please understand: I do not hate any of these preachers or figures. I simply disagree with most if not all of their teachings and doctrine.

I'll be honest. Until a few years ago, I didn't even know people followed after prominent preachers to the degree which they do. My mom was careful not to allow us to be taught strictly from any one preacher or teacher when it came to doctrine, and we were always under solid, Biblical education when it came to doctrine. We were taught fact and doctrine straight from the Bible, rather than from the lips of any man. The reason? Men can be wrong.

So imagine my surprise when I first got on Instagram and found hundreds of Baptists who idolized many preachers. Yes, I used the word idolized. A…

Saturday Chatting

Hello readers!

It's been a while since I did a Saturday chatting post (Why does it feel like I always start these posts that way?) and it's high time for another. So, run make yourself a cup of tea or hot chocolate or coffee, settle in and let's have a friend to friend chat.

*waits for reader to return*

You have your steaming cup of whatever you prefer? Good!

First off, good morning! How are you? How has life been going for you? I hope well. I hope you're looking forward to spring as much as I am!

Speaking of spring, I've been working on several projects. Of course, I always have several projects I'm working on, but these are big, new projects that have not yet been put into the 'one day I will finish you' basket. Believe me, that basket has quite a few nice projects in it... I should dig them up and finish them... another day.

So, first off, my baby sister and I needed Easter dresses. And being the true crafty person I am, why buy when I can make?