Books, Your Walk With God

Walking on God’s Path – 3 Magazines for God’s Daughters

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Even harder than finding good books, and maybe even harder then finding good movies and music, is finding good magazines.

I love to get a magazine in my mail box each month. Do you? I’m going to share with you 3 good magazines for God’s Daughters.

Nature Friend

I love this magazine! It has so much in it. It has games, a drawing lesson, and so much more! They have a reader’s issue every year, and for a little more money each month, I think about two dollars, you can add a study guide, with gardening tips, recipes, and writing lessons! They also hide little pictures such as a squirrel and an acorn in each issue, and you have to try to find them.

Nature Friend Magazine

Adventures in Odyssey – Clubhouse

This is a Christian magazine for boys and girls, and it is really fun. It has fun stories, and lots of other things. It also has games and sometimes recipes. There is a version for younger children, too.

Clubhouse Magazine

The King’s Princess

I actually just discovered this magazine, thanks to Madison, but it looks awesome and I signed up for it! It is an E-magazine. It is also free!

The King’s Princess Magazine

Do any of you know of any other magazines?

Have an amazing week!

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Prayer

Prayer: It Can Be Just Like a Math Problem

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            “I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.” Psalm 17:6 (ESV)

            One of the biggest comforts in the Christian walk is prayer. We find so much comfort in talking to God about all our problems, sorrows, and joys when there is no one else to turn to. God always understands us, even if our prayer is a jumbled mess of words or a short “Lord, please help me.”

Prayer can be like a math problem. Sometimes we can solve it in a few moments, and sometimes it takes forever to figure out. We often ask God for answers to our problems in life. Yet it often seems as if He never answers. I have had this experience many times, and one of the best things to do is to pray fervently every day for an answer. Sometimes God answers very quickly, and sometimes He takes years to answer. In all my experiences, however, God has always answered. In one circumstance, my prayer was answered in about a week. In another experience, it was a few months before my prayer was answered.

Here is the important point to remember: God always answers prayer. Now, go pray about that problem that is on your mind. Just keep praying fervently for an answer every day, and I can guarantee that God will answer it one way or another.

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Beauty

True Beauty

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What do you consider to be the definition of true beauty? For me, it is not the outside that matters.

To me, (and God,) what matters is the inside.

There might be a girl at your school who is remarkably beautiful. She is the popular girl because she doesn’t ever have a breakout of acne, she is the popular girl because she can apply make-up beautifully, even though she doesn’t need it, and she is the popular girl because she always wears the latest fashions.

But she is not a kind girl. She bullies people that she doesn’t think are pretty enough, she bullies people with disabilities, and she hurts animals. She also does not listen to the teachers and her parents.

Even if she is beautiful and popular, she does not have true beauty. You could have all the beauty in the world, but if you had a cold heart, none of it would matter.

Then there might be another girl at your school. She is quite homely, and is not very popular, but she had true beauty.

She is kind to everyone she meets. She stops to talk to the girl who needs help with her math, and maybe even offers to help that girl with her math. She brings home animals she finds on the street, and helps them in any way she can. She is obedient, or at least she tries to be.

Which of these would you like to meet? The popular girl? Or the girl with true beauty?

I hope you are all having a great week and spring break!

In Christ,

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Books

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Hi, ladies!!! Today I have some books to recommend. I am a bookworm, and I will read almost anything I can get my hands on. Some of these books are a bit bloody and have some sinful ideas, but they are really good reading.

“A Life of Faith” series by Martha Finnley

These books are about different girls who grow up to be very spiritual and dependent on the Lord. One grows up to be a missionary, and another starts a mission.

“A Single Shard” by Linda Sue Park

This book is about a young Asian boy who is apprenticed to a potter. He takes a pot to show a person of authority and ends up making pots of his own.

“Calico Captive” by Elizabeth George Speare

This book is about a girl who is captured with her family by Indians in the French and Indian War. She ends up in Montreal, Canada. She ends up as a dressmaker and receives a marriage proposal from a French man.

“Ballet Shoes” by Noel Streatfeild

This book is about three sisters who train at a dancing school and end up with different careers. There are three in the series, each about a different group of children.

“Understood Betsy” by Dorothy Canfield Fisher

This book is about a little girl who goes to live in the country with some “queer” cousins. She learns what it is like on a farm.

I hope you will enjoy these books! I loved them, and have some of them on my own bookshelf at home. Have a wonderful day!

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Verse Of The Week

Verse of the Week 3/8/17

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Hi, girls!! Here is this week’s verse:

“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

This verse is a great one to memorize!  It is so important to trust in God no matter what. In life we can get so bust trying to accomplish our goals, that we loose sight of who is in control.  As Christians, we are to submit to the Lord’s direction, knowing that he knows what is best for us.

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Courage, Faith

He is With You

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I think we have all had a time where we feel lost. Hopeless. Afraid.

I can remember a time where I was more afraid than I had ever been in my whole life.

You see, I am afraid of heights. No, not the heights. I am afraid of falling from them.

My family and I went to Mesa Verde national park in Colorado. We signed up for a tour with a park ranger.

But to do the tour, we would have to climb up two ladders and crawl through an eight foot long tunnel.

The tunnel was no biggie. That was quite fun.

The fifteen foot ladder was no big deal either. I just didn’t look down.

But the THIRTY FOOT ladder? Followed by a steep and narrow path that was slippery and had only a piece of railing to prevent you from falling off?

I was terrified. About halfway up, I felt I just couldn’t make it. I stopped and looked down. And then I prayed.

Suddenly, all my fears vanished and I was able to make it the rest off the way.

When you feel afraid, sad, lost, or anything like that, just pray. And remember that God is ALWAYS with you.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, God is always watching over you, protecting you, loving you.

No matter what, He is always there.

God loved the world so much that he gave his only son for us.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

I hope you are all having a lovely week, and that everything is going well for you.

In Christ,

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Purifying the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Purifying the Mind, Body, and Spirit with our: Choices

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Good day, girlies!

Welcome to post #2 of my series for girls: Purifying the Mind, Body, and Spirit. Last time we talked about our Friendships, and today we are going to be talking about our Choices.

Making the right choices can be very hard sometimes. It can be very easy sometimes, as well. Just recently, I made a choice that will most likely affect my friendship and my future. It was really hard, but I do not regret it at all.

About three months ago, we switched churches. My family liked the church that we went to, but that was all. We just liked it. We didn’t feel like we belonged there, like God was leading us to go to that specific church. So, we switched to a different church, and we are much happier there. I feel like we really belong in that group of people, and that we can get the most out of the sermons, and fellowship at this church.

The new church (Faith) also has a Youth Group. I wanted to go to Faith’s Youth Group, but I already went to the other church’s Youth Group. I was torn between feeling at home at Faith’s Youth Group, or staying with my friend in the other Youth Group.

My friend at the other Youth Group, let’s just call her Sarah, well, Sarah didn’t want me to go to a different Youth Group than her. She wants to be by my side every second of the day. And, it gets really annoying. She pouts if I don’t do what she wants, and she even dropped out of going to the lake with our Youth Group because I got sick and couldn’t go. Overall, she’s clingy. She is still my friend, but Sarah is a bit clingy.

After much debating, I chose to go to Faith’s Youth Group. I knew that I wanted to go there, and not to the other one. No matter how many great friends I had at the other Youth Group, I feel like God really lead me to choose Faith. I do not regret that choice – and that’s how I know that I made the right choice.

There have been many times where I have made the wrong choices (I won’t get into all that right now). And, the truth is, I regret those choices. A lot.

So, how do we know when we’ve made the right choices? We don’t regret them. We benefit from them. And how do we know when we’ve made the wrong choices? They haunt us until we have the courage to kneel down and ask God to forgive us for making them.

Always think before you make a big choice. Pray and ask God for guidance before you make a choice, and if it is His will, it will be done.

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