When God Corrects

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Usually, our immediate reaction when we are corrected or disciplined is to fight back.  To prove that we are right.  Recently, I've have been working on my Bible memory and reading the passages I need to memorize for competition.  I ended up coming upon these verses:

Proverbs 3:11-12 says, My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor detest His correction;  For whom the Lord loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

We go about it all wrong...  A lot of the time we think God has something personal against us when we get his correction and discipline.  But really we should be thanking Him because He loves us enough to tell us that we are wrong.  

Let's not shut out His whispers of correction and when he reminds us that we are doing wrong and reminds us to do right.  He is doing it because He loves us and He wants us to be holy like Him. 

Stuff I Won + Cross Country

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hi followers,

A little while ago I told y'all about an awesome giveaway on Victoria's blog. Well, I ended up winning 3 books and a cute tote that says "Books and Stuff"! 

I won Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire, Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter,
and The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo. 

I'm super excited to read them!!  I haven't read any of them besides reading about half of Martin Hospitality on kindle.  Looking forward to read it fully in paperback, this time! ;) 

I also took a photo shoot of Martin Hospitality (very first book shoot) and got a lot of cute photos!  Maybe I'll post them some time. :) 
Here's the cute tote I won:

Also, this morning I had my first cross country race of the season.  The race was 2 miles with a lot of mud and a lot of hills!  I got 3rd place out of 46 girls!!  I'm happy that all the hard training I've been doing over the summer is really paying off.
Here's a picture of the start of the race:  (the arrow is pointing to me) :)

So...are there any books you are excited about reading this fall?  What goals/achievements are you aiming for?

All Things Autumn

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hi followers,

Fall almost here!!   All the nice smells, colors, feelings, and others thing make this practically my favorite time of the year!!

Here are 4 things I love about autumn:

~ The Colors ~

~ Hot Chocolate ~

~ Scarves & Hats ~

~ The Yumminess ~

So...what do you love about this season?  What is your favorite time of the year?

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Hi followers,

Since I am about to head to a bridal shower and then a college football game, if doesn't look like there will be a "real" post today. So I am quickly typing this on my phone.

I wanted to upload a picture of the sunrise but it doesn't look like that's gonna work. So I'm posting one of my favorite bible verses. ;)

Daniel 12:3 says, Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.

What Bible verses have inspired you? Do you love this fall weather?? I love it!!

Lilly :-)

Dear Reader, Stop waisting your time!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Wasting time is easy.  It's so easy that we do it without thinking about it!  I  do it all the time.  I stay on the computer too long, doddle around the house, watch a soap opera, read a worthless book, etc.  But the Lord has been really helping me analyze the time he's given me.  I haven't been faithful with the gift of time I've been given.

One of the biggest way teen girls waist their time is books.  Books?  Really?  It's true!  I have seen so many girls give their life to books.  When they wake up, they read.  After school, they read.  Before they go to bed, they read.  Please don't get me wrong.  Reading is a good thing!!  The gift of words on paper is a gift from God.  But we must not take this gift for granted! 

What I'm trying to say here is, what are you getting from reading a book that doesn't impact your spiritual life and impact eternal souls?  How are you doing things that will last forever?  The truth is:  All of us waist time!!
Reading books is only one example of wasting time.  Even something so called "good" can waist your time, by taking you away from doing something better.

Why waist your time reading a romance novel when you could be reading a biography that would impact your spiritual life??  Why not read something like Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally, which would help you save yourself for your husband instead of encourage you to have wrong thoughts about guys? 

I'm not trying to tell you to go and throw away all your fiction books!  I have a lot of fiction books!  One of my favorite books is The Heart if Arcrea by Nicole Sager.  It's a fiction book.  I even write fiction books!  I just want to encourage you to analyze the time God's given you and what you are doing with it.  Because it's so easy to waist time!  Jesus has given us a beautiful, short life.  If we have the choice, why not watch/read/write/do things that will grow you spiritually?

What's Been Going On With Me

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hi followers,

As you may have noticed, my blog posts haven't been as regular.  At least for this fall, I will most likely be doing posts twice a week.  That's all I can commit to right now with all the business of life.  I also feel that doing less posts helps be write better ones when I really do get around to posting.  :)

Here's a few things I've been doing lately:

~  Cleaning.  (at least now I can write a blog post in a clean room.)

~ Blog Designing.  It's so nice to get back to designing.  Hopefully I can show y'all the design soon. 
I'm finished I just need the approval from the author.

~  Running.  I'm really excited to see how I will do in the races this year.  I'm at least faster than last year.

~ Reading.  I have been reading my friend Erica's novel called, "Dragon's Courage."  She keeps sending me it in pieces.  It's really good and very inspiring!! Hopefully, it will be published soon and then y'all can read it!

~ Writing.  This week I think I got about a thousand words typed into Keena.  I hadn't touched it in a while, so I'm happy even though is was only 1 thousand.

Elsewhere Online

~ Tessa Emily Hall @ Christ is Write posted some inspiring quotes recently.  This one really spoke to me:

~ Abigayle Claire @ The Left-Handed Typist talked to an agent and he asked for her first three chapters to her new book!!  You can read all about it HERE.  I'm super excited for her!  She reminded me that God sometimes had different plans for our writing. 

~ Elise @ Sparkle for Jesus started a blog designing business.  I'm so excited for her! 

~ Victoria @ Ruffles and Grace had and epic giveaway!  (I'm just waiting patiently for all the winners!) ;P

~ Jessica @ Apples of Gold had a sweet post on all the sadness in the world.  You can read it HERE.
~ ~ ~

So....how is this season of your life going?  What posts inspired you this month?

Please Join Me in Prayer

Monday, August 28, 2017

Please pray with me for the many whose lives are changed forever because of Hurricane Harvey, the tornados, and the floods.  Many have died, are injured, and homes are ruined.  So let's intercede for the hurting, for the savior hears us!

Matthew 21:22 says, And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.

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