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10 Creative ideas to keep you happy while you’re stuck at home 🌼// ‘Caption This’ Contest!


Hi everyone! I’m back and this time with 10 creative ideas that you can test out while you are stuck at home. 😊

  • Write a haiku.
  • Write down ten things you’re thankful for on sticky notes, and stick them on the wall next to your bed.
  • Write a short fantasy story and read it to your younger siblings (if you have them🙂)
  • Memorize a short psalm.
  • Sew a pretty change purse by hand. Maybe even embroider your name on it!
  • Send a letter to an old friend. Don’t forget to decorate the envelope!
  • Take a picture of a bird. 🐦
  • Polish your church shoes. (Believe me–this is SO satisfying!)
  • Start learning a new language. (It’s more fun than you think!)
  • Give your mom a hug.♥️

What keeps you afloat while you’re stuck at home?


Now it’s time for something a little different–you could make this number eleven on the list, if you like.🙂 I’m going to put up some of my photography below, and you get to caption it! Please put your name, the photo number and your caption in the comments below, and the winner of each photo will get their name and blog name listed with their winning caption in a post of winners! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Photo No. 1
Photo No. 2
Photo No. 3
Photo No. 4

Looking forward to seeing your entries! This is going to be fun… 😁

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Why I've been MIA for a week…


I bet you thought I wasn’t going to stick to my resolution, didn’t you? Nope…not this time! I disappeared for a week because I had to go down to Florida because my grandpa had what they thought was a stroke…then it turned out to be seizures…then it turned out the be the seizure meds they were giving him…anyway, it was an awful week and I had ZERO extra time. I repeat, ZERO! It was nuts. But as awful as the week was, it was beautiful too. Thankfully, when we were leaving our house for the seven-hour drive down to Florida, I grabbed my violin last minute. I’ve never been more thankful that I’d brought that thing along in my life. When we got to the hospital in Florida, he was in ICU, and after a little while, I asked the lady at the front desk if I could bring my violin in and play for him. She talked to a couple nurses, and then I got the ok! I went in and played for him, and it calmed him down like nothing else had–and he even starting speaking intelligibly, which was a HUGE improvement. I got a little crowd outside the door each time I played too, which was thrilling–definitely a new experience for me! 🙂 I played and sang that day for two solid hours. After that, he was moved to a regular room, and I continued to play for him over the next week. It was a really hard week, but I can honestly say I’ve never enjoyed anything in my life more than I enjoyed playing and singing for him. And I kept having people stop at the door to listen, and I even got a request from an old man for me to come play for his wife! It was so, so beautiful, and I’m thankful for every moment.

My grandpa is doing better now, and he went to rehab today, praise God! He’s still a long way from being totally better, but we have hopes that he will get there.

So, that’s what I’ve been up to! How have you been this past week? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to get to know all of you awesome readers. 🙂

Maggie

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The Hope to Come


What better way to start the new year than with a collection of Bible verses about hope? We all need a little encouragement sometimes.💜 Do you have a favourite? Post in the comments and I’ll add it to the list! Hope you all have a wonderful 2019!

In Christ Alone,

Elizabeth

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:6

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope [is] in thee.

Psalm 39:7

For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Proverbs 23:18

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Breakable


Tremble softly, perhaps nothing will fall.
Only the inside of you will break-
but do not stir!  the whirlwind will return.
Tied down by chords invisible,
bruised by hurt invincible,
in my glass palace I lay.
Everything I touch is breakable,
my shaking has shattered my heart.
Slippery as ice and not half as nice,
the floors of my life trip me.
If I fall-it breaks.
Breakable, breakable.  Everything
is breakable.
And I walk fragile;
trembling.

Elizabeth Baillie

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Poems For Friends


Abby

Poems For Friends

Here begins a series of poems for friends!  Each poem will be listed under the elven alias. (:

I hope you enjoy them!

For Arannä Llachmîr

 

Through many years has our friendship held steadfast,

like a mighty oaken beam or a tall well-wrought mast.

This to is the gift of God,

and you a jewel of God to me blessed;

a flaming jewel of zeal for our Lord.

Together too, we wield the Spirit Sword,

together do we learn the truth in God’s Word,

as iron sharpens iron, we together grown in truth.

As friends we have been in our youth,

I pray we be the same in old age,

’till we meet in Heaven,

at the end of all days.

 

 


Family 029 (1 of 1)

He is the son of David,

the heir of Jesse’s son,

He is our mighty Savior,

He has now for us come.

Yet He will not come in the clouds,

nor with Heaven’s trumpets blasting,

but to a lowly stable bed,

a child, to raise the living and the dead.

~Magi

Our Lord: A Poem


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As I draw near to the end of this tale;

as I read back on all the times I did try, yet fail,

and I all the days I did smile, and my heart grew steady, and hale,

I see how the hand of the Lord moves,

I see how his wonderful plan goes,

and it is a great lesson of trust in a time of need.

He is ever swift to listen and to hear;

He is ever speedy to answer the prayer,

and I realize that all through these tearful pages,

still my Lord was near.

Sometimes when things seem hopeless,

they are really a herald of hope,

for our Lord doesn’t simply help us cope,

but He gives us triumph over fear.

So with every tear you shed,

and every longing prayer whispered quietly in bed,

remember that the Lord is near;

He hears and knows your every fear,

He sees ever word you write,

and every repentant cry in the night.

Even the king’s heart is as water in His hand,

He knows the names of the stars,

and the numbers of the sand.

He knows the days ahead,

He sees the days behind,

so let your own words always you remind,

our Lord doth love, our Lord doth hear,

and the Lord ever in our hearts and our homes,

is near.

~Magi

 

 

The End of A Diary: A Poem