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Dear Future Husband (Open Letter)

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(This is my babe's Christmas present)

"Love is patient..." (Corinthians 13)
In a world where everything is wanted and provided in an instant you should know that some things in life are worth the wait.

Since infancy we were betrothed in the eyes of the Lord. He made you for me and me for you. He sees us as we are maturing and with every passing day brings us closer together. He knows you inside and out, your weaknesses and strengths and chose you as a spouse for me. He knows my personality and still chose to make me for you. (lol)

I tried to change my personality several times but I guess this is just the way God made me. I'm learning to accept it and grow and I pray you do too. God knows us entirely and created us the way we are on purpose and for a purpose. He knows how our personalities will work with one another and has destined us for each other wisely. I don't know why and I'm anxiously awaiting the time(s) I discover the reason(s) the Lord has for putt…

iLoVeIt... Christmas!!!

Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Jesus. We celebrate Christ's life because He came to die in our place and take the punishment that we rightly deserve for our sins in action and in our heart. We were born in sin and even before we know right from wrong we've already sinned. God saw that there was no one who by works or righteousness could enter the Kingdom of Heaven so He provided a means and a way. God is the only deity who ever sacrificed Himself for His followers and people who curse and hate Him. Jesus is the only Savior who comes to us as a friend. No one else has been so self-sacrificing, loving and righteous nor will there ever be another.

 Christmas is about the love of a God who cares about little old you and me to send His own Son to give the world to give us a chance to be with Him and make a way for direct communication between ourselves and Himself. When we accept the gift of Jesus' life, death and resurrection on Earth with repentance of our…

iHaTeIt When... (Christmas Blunders)

While wrapping gifts tonight with my sister I started thinking about the Christmas errors I seem to have almost every year.
Buying a present you think "they'd" love only to realize that it's actually something YOU'D love. (Snap, Crackle and Pop!!)
Running out of tape because I usually don't remember that I'll need it. (so annoying)
Leaving a gift at home on Christmas when it was suppose to leave with you. (rrrrr)
Traveling to the store 16 times because you can't find that one person a gift! (still looking)
When making gift:  Forgetting the small but essential details like supplies to create. (lol it's not so funny when you're the victim of forgetfulness)
Last but certainly not uncommon:  Your wallet runs dry. (*cough* Why?! *death rattle*)

I rarely ever buy a large number of gifts so these mistakes I'm sure will be repeated next year. Maybe one day I'll get better.
Temp,  It's Christmas EVE!!!!!

The Amazing Miracle That We Call Natural

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A baby develops in a mother's tummy but we really don't stop to think that a baby is being formed. No man is touching the child as it develops but most babies are formed with a pattern of humanity's likeness. How do our hearts beat? We don't will it to and most of the time we forget it's even there. How does a babe form inside a womb with all organs in place and grow? There is no doctor molding the child.

I was thinking about this topic because a friend of mine commented on how odd it was that babies were tiny little human beings. This brought to mind a fact I learned a while ago that babies develop all of the organs of a fully grown adult as an even smaller human being in side of their mother's womb. 
It's amazing what the Lord does. 
Psalm 139:13-16
" 13 For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well. 

15…

Media Malpractice: Fools on the Hill

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Short and hopefully educational.

So watch this...



A film about an ordinary citizen pitching a bill to the government to sign into law. When Jerrol LeBaron learned that politicians weren't actually reading the bills that they were signing into law he started a campaign to change this reality.

Visit foolsonthehill.com for more information.

iLoVeIt

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This entry is going to be tumblr-like, meaning it's going to be random things I love.
Quotes from My Fave Movies



Margaret Hale: You've been blessed with good luck and fortune, but others have not!
John Thornton: I do know something of hardship. 16 years ago, my father died, very miserable circumstances. I became
                            the head of the family very quickly, and was taken out of school. I think I might say that my only good luck,
                            was to have a mother of such strong will and integrity. I went to go work in a draper's shop, and my
                            mother managed so that I could put 3 shillings aside a week. I taught myself denial. No I am able to keep
                            my mother in such comfort as her age requires, and I thank her every day for that early training. So Ms.
                            Hale, I do not think that I was especially blessed with good fortune or luck. I have stayed my welcome. North …

The Heart of the Matter: Waiting

Just me thinking my way out of a depressed mood. The Lord was helping me as you can see. This is also an example of one ways the Lord speaks to those who seek Him.

 Have you ever had hope deferred? (Proverbs 13:12) It's a painful thing. I'm on the brink (of letting go / giving up). But I find that I'm like Stacie Orrico -still holding on. "Are you still holding on to your [faith? Live life your way!]" (Job 2:9)  I know those who overcome have great rewards (James 1:12-13) and I've failed enough times already. I'm really sick of not living up to the potential that God has established for me. I know he won't let me be tempted beyond what I can bare (1 Corinthians 10:13) so the only explanation for my failures are that I gave up when it got hard. These test are here to make us stronger (James 1:2-3). Like when you just start exercising and you can't run a mile but when you strive and push yourself a little more each day your body learns to r…

Fall Favorites: Fashion

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I meant to get this out in October but November is still the fall so it's ok. I'm playing my Seasonal Outfits game again but this time I'm focusing on the Fall season- Autumn. So for those who don't know, this game is just about my imagination running wild. This time I picked states and venues I'd like to visit along with the outfits I'd like to wear in the Autumn season.


Aspen, Colorado - Viceroy Snowmass Mountain Resort


Clothes: Top- Rue21's Cascade Belted Wrap, pants- Gap's 1969 Skinny Boot Corduroy, earrings- Betsy Johnson's Leopard Heart Bow, shoes-via Dulce Candy
Hotel by Kiwi Collection
Background by Mike Thomas


Fulton, New York - The Pratt House


Clothes: Top- Rue21's Aztec Lace Dolman, pants- Fashion Lab's Crop Jegging with Suspenders, shoes- Adi Women's Glaze, headgear- Black Scoodie
The Pratt House by Dennieorson
Background by HALLDOR_K


Hiawassee, Georgia - North Georgia Mountain Fair


Clothes: Top- Rue21's Belted Floral Chiffo…

Fall Favorites: Movies

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Ahh it's October, the season's mark that Fall is officially here. iLoVeIt!! I love the crispness that comes with this season and the movies. :D



Now I don't celebrate Halloween but I do enjoy the films that depict fall and it's beauty. Growing up I wasn't allowed to watch things that involved magic as something to be obsessed over like Sabrina the Teenage Witch or Harry Potter, which I understand. Kids are impressionable and I know for a fact that I'd be out trying to imitate them when I was younger. There are certain things that kids just shouldn't be exposed to until they're mature enough to discern what's real and what's not.

Now that I'm adult I have the freedom to watch whatever I please but I use discernment in choosing what I watch and what I don't (most of the time).  "Everything is permissible for me"–but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"–but I will not be mastered by anything. (…

Valerie

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I really like Amy Winehouse's song "Valerie". It's strange though that I know someone with the same name of the song who's suffers with drug addiction like Amy. Someone particularly close to me who I pray for constantly because I don't want her to end up like Amy. I saw her recently and she was in the worst state I'd ever seen her in before. It kind of scared me. It was like she didn't recognize me and she was really disoriented. When she was younger she'd like to party and do all the typical things people who think they're grown do (drink, smoke, and party). She wasn't a big alchy but she sure is addicted to smoking. It makes me sad that there are going to be more people like her who will not think about the future effects these drugs are going to have on their family and their ability to function.

O how I  wish I could go into more details about her life but these tragic tales have been told over and over again yet few heed the warnings…

The Pianist

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I watched "The Pianist" today. It's been out a while but I've been timid to actually watch it because of the descriptions I've read. I really don't like war movies but I've not hated the ones I have seen. They're usually not told in story form and if they are it's usually a boring narration of events. Plus like wars it's a war movie so it's bound to make me sad.

What prompted me to overcome my anxiety was the music. A friend of mine introduced me to Chopin's "Nocturne in C sharp minor" via youtube.

I thought that maybe this song would be somewhere in the middle of the film so that would keep me watching throughout the terrors of the story but it turns out that this particular song was at the start of the film. By the time the song was finished I'd been drawn into the plot against my longing to turn to a more pleasant subject.





I really don't know what to say here. Go watch the movie if you haven't seen it. I only r…

Love It or Leave It: Film Reviews 5

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Throwback is the theme of this "Film Review". All of these films have been out for a while. I'm sure I'm not the only one late to seeing these films so I decided to continue with my review. Instead of using stars to rate I use ♥ (hearts) meaning I love it and to represent leave it I chose this symbol: ☞ (pointing hand).




Unstoppable


   I believe I only heard one ill use of Jesus' name but folks were using God's name in vain a ton of times with the GD swear word. I didn't expect to be flipped off twice though. Most of the this seemed unnecessary, uncalled for and unwarranted. It's not something you want to be watching around kids because of the language.
   Other than the negatives this was very entertaining. Centering around an out of control train headed for a heavily populated town in Pennsylvania, two workers decide to go renegade against authoritative commands to stay off the track and stop this train. They risk their jobs and their lives but the sacr…