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the first poem I’ve ever wanted to memorize

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“Give me a new idea,” I said,
While musing on a sleepless bed;
A new idea that’ll bring to earth
A balm for souls of priceless worth;
That’ll give men thoughts of things above,
And teach them how to serve and love,
That’ll banish every selfish thought,
And rid men of the sins they’ve fought.”
The new thought came, just how, I’ll tell:
‘Twas when on bended knee I fell,
And sought from HIM who knows full well
The way our sorrow to expel.
SEE GOD IN ALL THINGS, great and small,
And give HIM praise whate’er befall,
In life or death, in pain or woe,
See God, and overcome thy foe.

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do less. make it mean more.

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I am a sucker for a lovely art print or book or desktop wallpaper. True sucker.

What used to be Naptime Diaries is now All Good Things Co. Sweet women striving to share the message of Jesus and hope with the world through beautiful artwork and inspirational prints.

Last year I purchased a few of their Advent resources and greatly enjoyed them. They recently shared the Advent 2017 Collection. Devotionals, banners, prints, and more.

I am really digging the theme of this year’s resources: do less. make it mean more. 

How freeing and inspirational does that sound? Doesn’t it make you crave simplicity? Doesn’t it strengthen you to be more intentional with your choices as holiday months approach?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Help us, Lord.

 

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I’m curious… do you and your family celebrate Advent? How? What works for you or your crowd?

Color Crush: Cool Blue and Warm Gold

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A really nice combo, wouldn’t you agree?

I have this slight infatuation with color palettes. Probably a natural result of my creative nature. And the fact I’m a graphic designer for a living.

I realized recently how much I compile color schemes in my mind when I see a particular image. So, since sometimes they are funny, sweet, intriguing, and potentially weird, I thought it’d be fun to share them here.

Anyone who knows me well enough knows I reallyyyyyyy like waffles, so naturally this beautiful image caught my eye. Let it be known that I WILL be making these waffles before the summer is over.