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Devoted {Into the Word Wednesday}

A few weeks ago I came home to find these on my porch. 

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It was a special occasion and finding these waiting for me was completely unexpected. 

Of course I started to wonder.  Where did they come from?   Who could have dropped them off? 

Then I had an inkling. 

Sure enough.  I opened the card and it was from one of the sweetest women I know. 

I was reminded of the verse Romans 12:10.

“Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.”

Here are the top 5 reasons I love my dear friend. 

  1. She is one of the sweetest, most genuine people I’ve ever met. 
  2. I know that no matter what she’d be there if I needed her.
  3. No matter how long it’s been since I’ve seen her, it’s as if we’d never been apart.
  4. Whenever I hear from her, I can feel my heart smile.
  5. She makes me want to be a better person.

This is what true friendship is.  I only wish it didn’t take me this long to find it! 

She and I are the epitome of this verse.  We are truly devoted to one another through thick and through thin. 

Do you have a friendship like this? 

If not, keep looking!  They are out there.  

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–Join my co-hostesses and I this week for Into The Word Wednesday!

Becky at Tales of Beauty for Ashes

Sarah at Fontenot Four

Kelly at The Houtz House Party

Falen at Upward Not Inward

Kelly at Exceptionalistic (looks like you found me!)

Into the Word Wednesday blog hop rules (if you wouldn’t mind!):

1. Link up about something you are learning this week.

2. Follow all hostesses via GFC or Google +.

3. Grab a button to put on your blog – the more the merrier! Check out our sweet new button…

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4. Check out (and comment) other people’s blogs to bless them today!

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Cherished {5 Minute Friday}

This is the very reason.

The reason I love it so very much.  The very reason I wish I had more time to capture them. 

All of the sweet, cherished moments.  Each one is unique.  Each one is special.  Each one can quickly take me back to the very moment. 

The moment comes rushing back.  I’m flooded with the sweet cherished memories of every single moment I’ve captured with a simple photograph. 

A photograph can capture the image of a sweet tender 2 year old hands.  The sweet, chubby cheeks I want to remember for all time.  The special birthday and Christmas memories of the year that has passed. 

As we grow a little older each year, I do my best to capture each and every one. 

A beautiful reminder of the past as we head into the future. 

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1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. That is like the one rule we all really care about. For reals.

OK, are you ready? I’ve had this word on my heart for you all week. Usually I’m wondering what the prompt will be right up until nearly midnight myself. But this week – this week I think a few of you at least need this word…

Go!!

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12 Days of Christmas {Day 3 : Christmas Decorations}

It’s day 3, which means based on the schedule, it’s time to show you how I decorate!  So far this is my favorite post of the series.  I always love to see how other people decorate.  Plus who doesn’t love to show off some of their hard work?!? 

 

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12 Days of Christmas 2012



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Crowned By The King Ministry {Product Review}

I had the honor of learning about the Crowned By The King Ministry. Wow.  As soon as I saw this opportunity I knew this would be an amazing chance to help spread the word. 

Have you ever felt that you’d love to be part of an amazing but aren’t quite sure that you have the time?   I’ll start by telling you why I’m in love with this ministry.   It’s a ministry that allows us to listen and know when we are to share.  

If you have the time now to head over to the Crowned By The King ministry website and check it out, please do.  It’s worth heading over there now then coming back to read my thoughts. 

We were sent two necklaces and a ministry guide.  The entire premise of the ministry is to pray and share.  That’s it.  Pray and share.

Two words.  Simple.  Moving.  Purposeful.  Intentional.

Being a working wife and mom leaves me a little strapped for extra time.  Sometimes I forget what extra time is.  This ministry is made for women just like me.  Are you so busy that you can hardly think straight? 

Imagine this.  You are wearing a necklace.   A beautiful crown that symbolizes His love.  Another woman comments on your gorgeous necklace.  You say thank you and promptly take it off and hand it to her. 

This is called a ‘Crowned Moment.’ 

How blessed does this make you feel?  Let alone how blessed it makes her feel.  You are right there ministering to another woman about the power of God’s unconditional love. 

By simply being women of God, we have a unique opportunity to minister to other women through Crowned By The King. 

Wow!

I have been wearing my necklace when I go out over the past two weeks. I have not yet felt the call to pass my necklace along.  I will know it when I do.  

When I first heard about the ministry and I knew these were coming I was try to think of who I could pass a necklace to.   Then when they arrived I realized I need to be obedient and give it when I am called to do so. 

I am confident it will be the right moment.  It will happen when it is supposed to.  Then, when it does I’ll pass the second necklace along as well.  I’ll be sure to report back and tell you all about it. 

I’m excited about it!  It will be amazing.  It will be a blessing. 

Do you know what the best part will be?  The best part will be that the glory won’t go to me or to Crowned By The King.  It will go to God.  That crowning moment will be about her experience of feeling God’s love. 

It doesn’t matter who gives it to her.  In the end she may not even remember but she will remember the feeling of being loved. 

Will that person be you? 

 

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