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No Greater Love

Posted by Christy Steele on

This Memorial Day holiday has me thinking about the verse from the Bible that says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." --John 15:13. (And what about laying down your life for people...and future generations of people you have never even met?) Oh my goodness...it gives me goose bumps thinking of the bravery and sacrifice. And because of my mind lingering on this verse...along with a conversation I had recently with a friend...I have been contemplating friendships.  Am I a good friend? I hope so. I truly do. But the...

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Wild Flowers

Posted by Christy Steele on

When asked your favorite kind of flower, what is your answer? Roses? Gardenias? Carnations? Aren't they all so beautiful? My favorite flower isn't one you will order from a florist. It isn't one you typically see in beautiful arrangements. My favorite flower is the honeysuckle. I know it's technically a vine. But I love the aroma of the flowers on those vines. I love the way they grow wild. I love the simple sweetness they possess. Honeysuckle is also my favorite scent. When asked my favorite flower, I hesitate. Because I know honeysuckle isn't the answer people expect. (My second...

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Lean on Me

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The name of our business is a dead giveaway that Shelly and I are believers. Sometimes they "know we are Christians" (as the old hymn goes) by our words, actions, and love that we show.  Sometimes, unfortunately, people have to look a bit deeper. That's because we're humans. God's grace has us covered, when we stray. But regardless if you are a believer or not, we hope you see we are like you in some ways. And even though threads of our spiritual beliefs are woven into our business, our blog posts, our social media, and our business name we...

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Looking Back On The Blessings Of 2020

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'I know the title to this blog post seems to be in conflict with what most people think of when they think, "2020". It has even become a catch phrase on social media. "That's so 2020" (along with many more). In no way at all would I want to diminish the trials, heartbreaks, and sickness that many have endured this year. This year hasn't been easy for my family either. But looking back it has been a blessed year. But I tend to be a cup half full type of person. My survival and sanity depends on not letting the...

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Dead Plants, Rocks, and Forgiveness

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I had an epiphany yesterday. As I typed that word, I thought...no that word is wrong. Don't be dramatic. So I asked the google for a definition, and I believe I did have an epiphany. (...an illuminating discovery...insight...a revealing discovery...) My husband and I had just returned from a 4-wheeler ride to look for deer. We live in the country, and this was a mini date for us. :) We saw eleven deer, and over the course of the ride witnessed the beautiful constantly changing sunset. The whole journey I kept whispering praises to God in my heart. It was...

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