Wednesday Prayer – Comfort in God’s Promise

12.24.14

 HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!

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Hurting People, Hurt People

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The Scriptures plainly show that the infirmed woman who touched Jesus in the crowd had tried to lift herself.  People who stand on the outside can easily criticize and assume that the infirmed woman lacks effort and fortitude.  That is not always the case.  Some situations in which we can find ourselves defy willpower.  We feel unable to change.  The Scriptures say that she “could in no wise lift up herself.”  That implies she had employed various means of self-ministry.  Isn’t it amazing how the same people who lift up countless others, often cannot lift themselves?  This type of person may be a tower of faith and prayer for others, but impotent when it comes to her limitations.  That person may be the one others rely upon.  Sometimes we esteem others more important than ourselves.  We always become the martyr.  It is wonderful to be self-sacrificing but watch out for self-disdain.  If we don’t apply some of the medicine that we use on others to strengthen ourselves, our patients will be healed and we will be dying.

During the holidays we often forget that there are many hurting people out there.  I felt like someone needed to hear this today!  God bless you!

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The Cross We Bear

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Wednesday Prayer: Faith

12.17.14

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How I Wore a Sleeveless Trench Coat

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 Always do more than you get paid for. – Sadly, most people will only do the bare minimum of what’s required of them.  You stand out when you do just a little bit more.

Don’t be a complainer, ever. – Do you like being around someone who complains all the time?  I have never been around anyone who likes to be around someone who likes that.  Unless you’re looking to decrease your friend count, don’t complain.

Try honestly to see things from the other person’s point of view, –  Especially in disagreements, a lot of are more focused on being right than trying to honestly see things from their point of view. When we try to see things from the other person’s point of view it shows that you care about them.

Listen more than you talk. – Almost everyone I know, enjoys when people are interested in them.  How do you know when someone’s interested in you?  They ask questions.  Be a question asker.

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How to Style Your Shawl Wrap

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Here are the three super quick and easy ways I came up with to style a shawl wrap. What do you think?

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3 WAYS TO WEAR | SHAWL WRAP #3

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So, here is the third and final look I came up with.  Of all three this is the easiest. You’ll notice, however, that I cut large holes into the scarf so I could wear it with my arms through it.  It makes it so much more functional for me.

Make sure and take a look at the other two ways I styled this wrap here and here.

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Wednesday Prayer: Protection

12.10.14

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50 GIFTS UNDER $50 | RECAP

SHOES UNDER $50

HANDBAGS UNDER $50

JEWELRY UNDER $50

TEE SHIRTS UNDER $50

HATS UNDER $50

And there you have it!  A round-up of 50 accessory gift ideas for your stylish “her”, under $50!
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