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10 Creative ideas to keep you happy while you’re stuck at home ๐ŸŒผ// ‘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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • 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 them๐Ÿ™‚)
  • 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. ๐Ÿฆ
  • 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.โ™ฅ๏ธ

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.๐Ÿ™‚ 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… ๐Ÿ˜

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I Need Your Suggestions!

Hello Everyone! Like I mentioned the other day, there are some changes coming up for The Nightingale in 2019! If you have a suggestion for new content, something you’d like to see, blog design, or anything else; I absolutely want to hear it! Be sure to let me know what it is in the comments, or in the contact form below. I can’t wait to hear what you all think!

In Christ Alone,

Elizabeth Baillie

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Tremble softly, perhaps nothing will fall.
Only the inside of you will break-
but do not stir!ย  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.ย  Everything
is breakable.
And I walk fragile;

Elizabeth Baillie

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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.


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.




The End of A Diary: A Poem

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I See God Everywhere: My Favourite Works

I feel Your power in the wind,

I hear Your voice in the rain,

and it is enough to make tremble Satan’s bane.

I see Your might in the river,

I breath Your love in the air,

I can see you and your goodness everywhere.

~I See God Everywhere

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Little Butterfly Face

Beautiful Lady Butterfly

Moth Face

Green Buds

Happy in a Bush


Clouds Reflect



Deep in a Book

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Eowyn the Lizard

Tweedledee the Almost-Frog

Dusk Splendor


Icy Tree

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Just Pictures

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A Blessing in Parting: A poem

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A Blessing in Parting

Remember this as you journey on,

think of it while the day is long,

our loving Lord is always there,

to help you your troubles bear.

He’ll guide and show you,

the way that’s ever true,

through the darkness of your heart,

He will His tender grace impart.

Look ever to Him along the way,

and He’ll in evil ne’er let you stay,

when morning dawns upon your road,

you will with Him make your abode.

God willing we’ll meet again one day,

I’ll always pray that He’ll with you stay,

ever put your trust in Him,

and never in the prince of darkness grim.

In our Lord place all your faith,

and He’ll forever keep you safe,

behind each gloomy cloud,

comes the sun from it’s shroud.

Would I could walk with you!

But we’ll both share in life anew,

I trust at the end of the age,

we will in eternal life engage.

So hear this blessing from me now,

and remember to whom your knee does bow,

whether we meet on earth or in heaven,

our Lord will watch us here, as in heaven.


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Pictures in Vonore

Maryville 001 (1 of 1) Maryville 002 (1 of 1) Maryville 003 (1 of 1) Maryville 004 (1 of 1) Maryville 005 (1 of 1) Maryville 006 (1 of 1) Maryville 007 (1 of 1) Maryville 008 (1 of 1) Maryville 009 (1 of 1) Maryville 010 (1 of 1) Maryville 012 (1 of 1) Maryville 013 (1 of 1) Maryville 015 (1 of 1)To see these pictures larger,

look for them in my galleries!

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In the Butterfly World

Our mint plant has been an amazing opportunity for some awesome photography lately.ย  Every day I’ve been going out to get pictures of all the bees, moths, and butterflies pollinating there, and each time I come back with some very satisfying shots.ย  I hope you enjoy these Butterfly shots as much as I did!


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