8 Reasons Why Books are Better Than Movies

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1. Because you can pick them up and take them with you anywhere.

Books are usually small and compact and can fit into a purse, bag, or even a pocket in some cases; movies are . . . well, much more complicated to transport, watch, and enjoy (though with hand-held devices and the rising movie streaming services, that might not be much of an issue anymore).

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Quote of the Week | Too Much?

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Well, this last week has been pretty busy, with a lot of things distracting me from blogging, hence the lack of posts last week. I have a few longer posts in the works, but here’s some food for thought while you’re waiting, to help keep those brain gears from getting rusty.

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

~ Oscar Wilde

I randomly saw this quote in a store recently, and I’m not sure if I agree with it or not.

My thinking is going something like this: Well, you probably shouldn’t go kayaking in an evening gown, am I right? And you know, too much learning does have the potential to fry the brain…at least that’s what I thought in college.

But maybe I’m not totally grasping his point. Or I could be overthinking it.

So, what do you think? I’d love to hear your opinion in the comments section.

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A Look Into Why I Believe Following God is the Only Way

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A couple weeks ago I posted a list that I made of God’s promises and truths about various issues, which has sort of led to this follow-up post.

While writing out that post, I started thinking, “What if there’s someone out there who isn’t even sure if they can trust God and His promises about life? I mean, what if they are reading about this list of scripture promises and they don’t even bother to check it out because they don’t care about, believe in, or trust the Person behind those words?”

So if that sort of describes you, then these are my thoughts for you.

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Valentine’s Day, Singleness, True Love, and a Little History

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I know what you’re thinking, but I’m not planning on writing another one of those posts about Valentine’s Day and true love and being content as a single person. That would just be cliche upon cliche. Plenty of those kinds of inspirational articles exist already.

Not that it’s not a good topic to think about–I mean, it is important to be content as a single person even on Valentine’s Day when you’re dreaming about your true love and everything.

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List of God’s Promises on Various Issues – PDF Download

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Hey everyone!

A few months ago, I wrote a post on how God loves and accepts you for who you are, and that because of that, we can love and accept ourselves no matter what lies the devil is throwing at us. I mentioned that I took the bulk of that post from the notes for my cabin devotions that I gave over the past summer. Continue reading

Quote of the Week | Be Yourself

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In case you haven’t noticed, I really like Emerson. He had a lot of really poignant and apropos things to say about life and society. The observation he makes in the above quote is no exception.

Isn’t that one of the truest things about our modern culture? Have you noticed how difficult it is these days to be valued for who you are, as a unique and special individual?

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Quote of the Week | Intimate or Intimidated?

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“A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man.”
~ Leonard Ravenhill

You only have enough room in your heart for one thing: fear or faith. If you have faith in your heart, there’s no room for anything else.

And how do you find this faith?

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Quote of the Week | Enjoy the Little Things

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“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things.”

– Robert Brault

I’m a highly introverted person, which means that often I can get so caught up in my own inner world of thoughts and ideas that I miss things going on in the external world around me. I can be oblivious to the little joys and details and intricacies of life and nature.

Not to say that my inner world isn’t full of its own small happinesses and enjoyments, but a lot of my time is occupied by obsessing and analyzing over the big things of my life, the huge, monumental aspects of life that I’m aspiring to or dreaming about.

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Learning How to Love the Unloveable Throughout the New Year

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One of my personal areas of focus for the New Year is learning and growing in my love and compassion for others, especially for the people around me who are neglected/unloved, and those who are a little harder to love.

I’m sure we all struggle with loving those unloveable people around us. It might be unintentional on their part (or it might not), but that doesn’t make the job any easier for us. And we know we need to love them. After all, that’s what a true Christ-follower would do.

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Happy 2017! | Inspiration for the New Year

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

 

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the beginning of a new year. I have a lot of resolutions and aspirations for this year, things I want to get done and things I want to avoid in order to make this a better year than 2016, but I think in the midst of all this planning and dreaming and wishing, it’s the courage to continue on, no matter what, that is one of the key ingredients for ultimate success.

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