Month: January 2014

Poor Olaf! 😀

This clip from Frozen helps to illustrate a point: if you don’t know much about something, you shouldn’t jump to conclusions. Maybe I’m overthinking this, but I love the irony of a snowman that wants to see summer. And it kind of shows why everyone falls in love with Olaf instead of Kristoff. 😉

Kind of like Olaf and his lack of experience with heat, sometimes things that we don’t know much about can hurt us, too.

 

The Heart Of Worship

The Heart Of Worship – Matt Redmond

This song is an “oldie,” but it’s still a really good song. I hope you enjoy it. It’s one of my favorite worship songs, and it speaks well for when you start simply “going through the motions.”

God Bless.

God’s Sovereignty in Times of Trouble

Amanda Christine

God Is Sovereign

I recently asked my best friend if she wanted to write some posts for my blog, and I was very glad when she said yes. Here is something she sent me. How very applicable it is in my life, as well as everybody else’s life. I’ve noticed that human’s don’t trust God just because. They trust Him because of His faithfulness through the times when nothing seemed right. So, without further ado, here it is:

“There have been many times in the recent year that I wondered what God was doing; why certain things happened. In the past year, our church’s Pastor left, my father became the pastor, and my best friend in the world moved away. My world seemed shattered. I could not understand how God could let all these things happen.

I did not want to be the pastor’s kid; I’ve heard way too many horrible stories…

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A Story of Faith

Matthew 15:21-28 NIV

Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”

Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”

He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”

The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.

He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

“Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

It’s The Friends You Can Call at 3 a.m. That Matter

Proverbs Way

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  • Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  “Pooh!” he whispered.  “Yes, Piglet?”  “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw.  “I just wanted to be sure of you.” ~A.A. Milne
  • Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. ~Swedish Proverb
  • Lust is easy.  Love is hard.  Like is most important. ~Carl Reiner
  • Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things. ~Author Unknown
  • Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust
  • Never give up on someone you can’t go a day without thinking about. ~Author Unknown
  • No road is long with good company. ~Turkish Proverb
  • How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. ~From the movie Annie
  • Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough

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Weekly Writing Helper: Surprises

Weekly Writing Helpers are here to help you when you get stuck or are fresh out of ideas. I’d love to read what you come up with! If you post your story, you can link back to this post or tag your post with Weekly Writing Helper.

Planning Stages Idea:

Incorporate a long-lost friend or family member into your story – and then have them disappear again.

Plot Twist Idea:

Make everyone in your story except one character disappear – or you can make the most important character disappear right before they’re needed.

Writer’s Block Idea:

Try bringing back a character that everyone thought was gone for good – including you!