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Compliments

What's the best compliment you've ever been given? It probably made you smile, right? The best compliments always do. There's nothing like knowing someone appreciates you, after all. A good compliment can brighten a day, can make you smile when you really didn't feel like it, and can keep that smile on your face for days, sometimes weeks.
What's the worst compliment you've been given? Not exactly a pleasant memory, is it? Maybe it was really awkward, or maybe it was meant well but hurt more than it helped. The world could use less of the latter kind of compliments, in my opinion. I know the giver doesn't always see the compliment's effect on you as you do, and they don't mean to hurt, but it still makes your smile falter a little and rolls through your mind for a while afterwards.
Compliments come in all shapes and sizes, just like the people who give and receive them. There's short compliments, long compliments, awkward compliments, genuine c…

Sewing And The Bible

As you already know, I love sewing. Dresses, dolls, bags, ties... Sewing is an important part of my life. Thankfully, the Lord has allowed me to learn rather quickly when it comes to this skill. I went from barely able to sew a square pillow that wasn't misshapen to where I am today with barely any help. In fact, the most help I had up until about a year ago was mostly criticism from people outside my home on what I had done wrong rather than what I did right. I've been blessed with people who genuinely care and have helped me in my learning process.
You're probably wondering why I'm bringing this up, aren't you?
My Bible reading during dinner was in Acts today. After reading about the conversion of Saul, I came to the story of Tabitha or Dorcas in chapter nine. I'll be honest, I had never really given much thought to this woman before. Her story isn't a very long one, only eight verses long. We don't even really know much about Dorcas, really. All th…

Prayers in My Lifetime

Prayer is a very important and wonderful blessing in our relationship with the Lord. God has given us a direct means of contact with Him thru prayer, with only Jesus Christ as our Mediator. I'm so thankful I can go directly to the One who answers my prayers without needing anyone else as go-between!
I know there have been many, many books written on prayer, but I'd much rather go directly to God's Word when studying and reading on prayer.

Matthew 6:9-13 King James Version
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Our Lord gives us the perfect example of how to pray. Just think about it, Jesus Himself teaches us how to pray! Not only that…

Inbox of Laughter- A Short Story

This hasn't happened to me, although I have had some odd messages before! Hope y'all enjoy it!

"What have I gotten myself into...."
Caroline groaned as she looked at the number by the inbox. 74 messages. And they had all come within two hours of Caroline taking over for her friend who moderated a book discussion group online. Her friend had warned her that the messages could be overwhelming at times, especially with over 300 members in the group.
"I seriously should have reconsidered offering to help Hannah with this for the weekend..." Caroline muttered as she started opening messages. "I don't care if she is maid of honor at Rebekah's wedding!"
Pushing back the frustration, Caroline read the first message.
"Dear Moderator,
I'm hoping you'll agree and send permission for me to advertise-"
Deleted. Hannah had said specifically, no advertising. That was taken care of.
"Dear Moderator,
I have a question. I'm suppos…

My Stands and Standards, Part 2

I know a while back I said I would get around to this post, and it seemed like I had forgotten. The truth was, I just hadn't had time to sit down and write out such a long post that needed time and consideration for the wording thereof. So, I'm going to share some more of my personal stands and convictions. I know some of these not everyone will agree on, and I'm not trying to force you to agree with me. Again, these are my convictions, based on Biblical truth. Whether you agree or disagree, that's between you and the Lord. I'm not going to judge those who differ on these, and ask that you don' judge me.

So, I'll tackle one of the controversial topics first: literature and movies. I know there's a lot of debate among Christians- even Baptists- about this. It's something that each family has to decide on, between them and the Lord. There are ones who say you should never watch any TV or movies, and there are ones who say you can watch anything. I bel…