Friday Faves

It’s Friday again. ¬†Yep, that happens every seven days ūüôā . ¬† Check out what I’ve been reading this week besides books. ¬†Enjoy!

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Have you given much thought to how you welcome others into your home or life? ¬†This great article from Lifeway Women shares some basic hospitality etiquette. ¬†I’ve practiced not answering the phone and turning off the television when we have company for many years. ¬†My grandparents did this when we visited and it has always stuck with me. ¬†We always felt welcome and loved in their ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†home.

SurpriseIn We’re All Worth A Second Look, Holley Gerth (one of my favorite writer/bloggers) tells us second best is not a bad thing.

 

 

 

10-New-Christian-Blogs.-MarriedbyHisGrace.com_I really enjoy visiting Blog Hops/Linky Parties around the Internet. ¬†Check out the page I have on this site of some of the parties I visit. ¬†I learn so much and love finding new bloggers to read and follow. ¬†Carmen, at Married By His Grace, has been following several new blogs and has made a list for us. ¬†For me, it was a great way to see what’s new in the Christian blogging world.

 

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

Friday Faves

Friday Faves

I’ve found some really great posts for you to check out this week. ¬†I’ve been jetting all over the internet. ¬†Can’t help myself. ¬†There’s so much good writing out there! ūüôā

10-Tips-to-Teach-True-Contentment-post-e1467123813358My word for the year is content and I was delighted to find this post at the Little Light On A Hill blog. ¬†I’m very much a proponent of writing down my blessings, thanks to reading Ann Voskamp’s book “One Thousand Gifts”, and that’s just one of the 10 tips.

 

 

downloadRay and I have been hand holders from the day we met. ¬†After many years of marriage, we still hold hands at every opportunity. ¬†Sometimes it’s because we want to connect through touch, others it’s to show support. ¬†This sweet article, HOLDING HANDS is a delightful story of a sweet couple who have been holding hands for many more years than we have!

 

 

 

 

4-640x823I came across this article in the Grace and Truth Link-Up at Like A Bubbling Brook. ¬†I’m always looking for encouragement in my prayer life and this short article fits the bill perfectly. ¬†From making time to choosing a journal it’s definitely worth the read.

 

 

My heart is breaking for the people of France. ¬†Please lift a prayer with me…

Heavenly Father, it’s such a scary time we live in. ¬†Give us strength and courage to move forward and share the Gospel of Peace. ¬†For those who have lost loved ones, let them know Your Presence as the grieve. ¬†For those who are injured, heal them completely. ¬†Give the leaders of France and of other countries around the world wisdom¬†and discernment in dealing with terrorism. ¬†Soften the hearts of those who would harm the innocent. ¬†Oh, LORD, You have promised to be always there for us and we know You are. Keep us safe in Your loving arms. ¬†I lift this prayer in the Precious Name of Jesus. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Make it so!

 

 

 

 

 

100 Inspiring Christian Blogs

The-100-Most-Inspiring-Christian-BlogsI can hardly express how excited and humbled I am to be included in this list of 100 of the most inspiring blogs on the internet. ¬†Thank you so much, Melanie Redd of Ministry of Hope. ¬† There are some powerful influencers on this list and I’m thankful to be part of it.

Check it out friends.  Follow them all.  They are awesome writers and share the commonality of wanting to share Jesus with the world.

 

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie

Great Blogs on Christian Inspiration

I really enjoy reading Christian inspirational blogs. ¬†Here a just a few of what I consider the best of what I’ve found so far.

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Anne ¬†@¬†Freedomborn¬†is at the top of my list. ¬†Her posts are thought provoking, full of scriptural reference, and from a heart that truly loves God. ¬†She writes from Australia and shares the beauty and perspective that can only be from ‘down under’.

shandraWith Heart Wide Open    Shandra Harris writes with her whole Spirit showing.  Her motto-As for me and my blog, we will serve the Lord-is exactly what she does.

onethousandgifts-thumbAnne Voskamp who wrote One Thousand Gifts and is the inspiration for my One Thousand Gifts page writes at A Holy Experience.  She shares her life and thoughts in a pure and honest style that is quite refreshing.

Bible Love Notes1-Minute Bible Love Notes is a delightful, easy to read, informative, daily blog of basic Bible truths.

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Butch Dean, The Wordsmith’s Desk, writes with the confidence of many years. ¬†Whether his post is short or long he inspires with his simple and straight-forward comments.

I read many more than these but these are the ones I go to often.  Enjoy your visits and let me know if there are others I should be checking out.

Blessings to you and yours!

Marie