Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.  Hebrews 10:25 NLT by rachel..54
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rachel..54 Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:25 NLT
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2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. Orthodox teaching is that when Christ appears in His second coming it will be to us who believe and serve Him light and warmth and the experience of His presence will be fire and the torment of unaccepted love to those who reject Him. They are not separated from God's presence as some teach but it is because sinners cannot stand in His presence and want to hide from it but can't that they are tormented. Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire. || Prayer from the #instapray app. Download the free prayer app on instapray.com and #Pray with the whole world. by kathy
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kathy 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. Orthodox teaching is that when Christ appears in His second coming it will be to us who believe and serve Him light and warmth and the experience of His presence will be fire and the torment of unaccepted love to those who reject Him. They are not separated from God's presence as some teach but it is because sinners cannot stand in His presence and want to hide from it but can't that they are tormented. Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire. || Prayer from the #instapray app. Download the free prayer app on instapray.com and #Pray with the whole world.
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In our trials, let us not become bitter or uncommitted, but let us follow the Savior’s example of becoming more earnest, more sincere, and more faithful. ... Let us not complain, … let us serve others, and let us forgive one another. As we do this, all things will work together for good to us that love God.-Elder James B. Martino - #genconf #lds #mormon #ldsquotes #mormonquotes #free #printable by keisha
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keisha In our trials, let us not become bitter or uncommitted, but let us follow the Savior’s example of becoming more earnest, more sincere, and more faithful. ... Let us not complain, … let us serve others, and let us forgive one another. As we do this, all things will work together for good to us that love God.-Elder James B. Martino - #genconf #lds #mormon #ldsquotes #mormonquotes #free #printable
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SARAH YOUNG DEVOTIONAL (JESUS CALLING) - Do not be surprised by the fiery attacks on your mind. When you struggle to find Me and to live in My Peace, don’t let discouragement set in. You are engaged in massive warfare, spiritually speaking. The evil one abhors your closeness to Me, and his demonic underlings are determined to destroy our intimacy. When you find yourself in the thick of battle, call upon My Name: “Jesus, help me!” At that instant, the battle becomes Mine; your role is simply to trust Me as I fight for you. My Name, properly used, has unlimited Power to bless and protect. At the end of time, every knee will bow (in heaven, on earth, and under the earth), when My Name is proclaimed. People who have used “Jesus” as a shoddy swear word will fall down in terror on that awesome day. But all those who have drawn near Me through trustingly uttering My Name will be filled with inexpressible and glorious Joy. This is your great hope, as you await My return. Ephesians 6:12; For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 1Samuel 17:4; And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD's battle, and he will give you to us!" Philippians 2:9-10; Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 1Peter 1:8-9; You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls. by Guitano Bucci
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Guitano Bucci SARAH YOUNG DEVOTIONAL (JESUS CALLING) - Do not be surprised by the fiery attacks on your mind. When you struggle to find Me and to live in My Peace, don’t let discouragement set in. You are engaged in massive warfare, spiritually speaking. The evil one abhors your closeness to Me, and his demonic underlings are determined to destroy our intimacy. When you find yourself in the thick of battle, call upon My Name: “Jesus, help me!” At that instant, the battle becomes Mine; your role is simply to trust Me as I fight for you. My Name, properly used, has unlimited Power to bless and protect. At the end of time, every knee will bow (in heaven, on earth, and under the earth), when My Name is proclaimed. People who have used “Jesus” as a shoddy swear word will fall down in terror on that awesome day. But all those who have drawn near Me through trustingly uttering My Name will be filled with inexpressible and glorious Joy. This is your great hope, as you await My return. Ephesians 6:12; For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 1Samuel 17:4; And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD's battle, and he will give you to us!" Philippians 2:9-10; Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 1Peter 1:8-9; You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.
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Sadly this is true with a lot of people these days. We were called as the body of Christ to encourage one another to build up His kingdom, not tear people down to build up our own ego. by littlemisstexas
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littlemisstexas Sadly this is true with a lot of people these days. We were called as the body of Christ to encourage one another to build up His kingdom, not tear people down to build up our own ego.
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Proverbs 16:1-3  And the Word of God says to His people:  "Therefore my beloved, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord, for as much as You know that your labor is not in vain, that which you do in The Lord".  But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Christ Jesus our Lord( 1 Corinthians 15:57-58, Colossians 1:10-29) by mary.ray.50951
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mary.ray.50951 Proverbs 16:1-3 And the Word of God says to His people: "Therefore my beloved, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord, for as much as You know that your labor is not in vain, that which you do in The Lord". But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through Christ Jesus our Lord( 1 Corinthians 15:57-58, Colossians 1:10-29)
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For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses but we have one who has been tempted in every way just as we areyet he did not sin. Let us then approach Gods throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. - Hebrews 4:15-16 I love these verses. Its not hard to forget that Jesus lived a perfect life. And yet He was still human. Jesus is able to empathize with our weaknesses because He dealt with human we by lilly
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lilly For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses but we have one who has been tempted in every way just as we areyet he did not sin. Let us then approach Gods throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. - Hebrews 4:15-16 I love these verses. Its not hard to forget that Jesus lived a perfect life. And yet He was still human. Jesus is able to empathize with our weaknesses because He dealt with human we
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Discussion Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Ephesians 4:2 The bible instructs us to be humble, but what exactly does that word mean?  It means to not be proud and to not think of yourself as better than other people.   When you are humble, you do not brag … by kathie
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kathie Discussion Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Ephesians 4:2 The bible instructs us to be humble, but what exactly does that word mean?  It means to not be proud and to not think of yourself as better than other people.   When you are humble, you do not brag …
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IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, THEN ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE YOUR FULL SUPPORT. NOT A "BLANK CHECK" TO DO WHATEVER THEY LIKE, AS SOME SLANDEROUSLY ACCUSE US OF DOING, BUT STANDING WITH THEM KNOWING THAT ISRAEL IS STILL GOD'S HOLY LAND, AND THE JEWS ARE STILL HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE. by erika
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erika IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN, THEN ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE YOUR FULL SUPPORT. NOT A "BLANK CHECK" TO DO WHATEVER THEY LIKE, AS SOME SLANDEROUSLY ACCUSE US OF DOING, BUT STANDING WITH THEM KNOWING THAT ISRAEL IS STILL GOD'S HOLY LAND, AND THE JEWS ARE STILL HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE.
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Isaiah 63:14 ‘….You guided Your people….’ Just as the Lord guided His people of old, He will guide you. We can ask your great Saviour to guide you each day. This world is not our home and that is why we need a guide. We are weak, but He is mighty and He will lead us by the hand. Prayer: Lord, be my guide through all the aspects of life that I am facing. I don’t want to do it on my own, but I choose to be led and guided by you. Amen. by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 Isaiah 63:14 ‘….You guided Your people….’ Just as the Lord guided His people of old, He will guide you. We can ask your great Saviour to guide you each day. This world is not our home and that is why we need a guide. We are weak, but He is mighty and He will lead us by the hand. Prayer: Lord, be my guide through all the aspects of life that I am facing. I don’t want to do it on my own, but I choose to be led and guided by you. Amen.
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Ya Allah - Bless me under the same roof with the one who never gets tired of coming closer to You. Let his heart make this heart of mine long for You, by him just being around me. Let his soul make my soul strive every day and become perfect in Your sight ya Rabb. Unite us and let us be the couple who works together to make it to Jannah one day with Your permission. Let us remind each other, when one of us forgets the purpose of our lives in this dunya. Let us make each other smile, when one of us forgets to smile. Let us push each other to our goals, when one of us wants to give up. Let us motivate each other, when one of us are in lack of motivation. Let us remind each other to make other people happy, when one of us are dissapointed by someone. Let us remind each other about the akhira, when one of us are too concerned about this dunya. Let us ya Rabb - Just let us be the perfect couple, not in the sight of people but in Your sight ya Allah. by LADY ARCHAEIA HOPE444
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LADY ARCHAEIA HOPE444 Ya Allah - Bless me under the same roof with the one who never gets tired of coming closer to You. Let his heart make this heart of mine long for You, by him just being around me. Let his soul make my soul strive every day and become perfect in Your sight ya Rabb. Unite us and let us be the couple who works together to make it to Jannah one day with Your permission. Let us remind each other, when one of us forgets the purpose of our lives in this dunya. Let us make each other smile, when one of us forgets to smile. Let us push each other to our goals, when one of us wants to give up. Let us motivate each other, when one of us are in lack of motivation. Let us remind each other to make other people happy, when one of us are dissapointed by someone. Let us remind each other about the akhira, when one of us are too concerned about this dunya. Let us ya Rabb - Just let us be the perfect couple, not in the sight of people but in Your sight ya Allah.
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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Proverbs 16:1-3 And the Word of God says to His people: Therefore my beloved, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord, for as much as You know that your labor is not in vain, that which you do in The Lord. But thanks be to God our Heavenly Father who gives us the Victory through Christ Jesus our Lord, Forevermore! John 3:16-17, Matthew 28:17-20, 1 Corinthians15:57-58, Colossians 1:10-29 by kathy
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kathy Proverbs 16:1-3 And the Word of God says to His people: Therefore my beloved, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the Work of the Lord, for as much as You know that your labor is not in vain, that which you do in The Lord. But thanks be to God our Heavenly Father who gives us the Victory through Christ Jesus our Lord, Forevermore! John 3:16-17, Matthew 28:17-20, 1 Corinthians15:57-58, Colossians 1:10-29
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Padre Pio used to tell a story: "One day Our Lord making rounds of Paradise saw some strange faces. He asked Peter: 'Who let these people in?' Peter: 'There is nothing I can do.' The Lord: 'But you have the key.' Peter: 'There is nothing I can do, and you can't do either.' The Lord: 'What do you mean?' 'It's your mother. She has another key. She let's them in.' " by bette
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bette Padre Pio used to tell a story: "One day Our Lord making rounds of Paradise saw some strange faces. He asked Peter: 'Who let these people in?' Peter: 'There is nothing I can do.' The Lord: 'But you have the key.' Peter: 'There is nothing I can do, and you can't do either.' The Lord: 'What do you mean?' 'It's your mother. She has another key. She let's them in.' "
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"If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:6-7 (NKJV) by lea
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lea "If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:6-7 (NKJV)
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~As you go through this day, trust God to provide the strength you need moment by moment.  His Spirit within you is more than sufficient to handle whatever this day may bring.~ 2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT 7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. by herland
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herland ~As you go through this day, trust God to provide the strength you need moment by moment. His Spirit within you is more than sufficient to handle whatever this day may bring.~ 2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT 7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
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People will want you to be as discouraged as they are. Especially if they have no hope. Share that hope with them and if they still refuse to see Truth, let them go. God does not mean for us to be dragged down with the souls who love misery...even after you've showed them there is another way. by AislingH
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AislingH People will want you to be as discouraged as they are. Especially if they have no hope. Share that hope with them and if they still refuse to see Truth, let them go. God does not mean for us to be dragged down with the souls who love misery...even after you've showed them there is another way.
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This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. | 1 John 4:10 by yvette
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yvette This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. | 1 John 4:10
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Jehovah ~ Psalms 83:18, (in Bibles that have NOT removed His name as some do not want His name known) by Susanne Ortlieb
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Susanne Ortlieb Jehovah ~ Psalms 83:18, (in Bibles that have NOT removed His name as some do not want His name known)
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Sad, but true. Some people need to really think about how they treat people. Neglect is one of the worst things one can do, and can happen to another human being. Always reach out, even if it kills you to have to do so. Being there will always pay off in the end. Do your best to make sure your loved ones are not alone. by AislingH
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AislingH Sad, but true. Some people need to really think about how they treat people. Neglect is one of the worst things one can do, and can happen to another human being. Always reach out, even if it kills you to have to do so. Being there will always pay off in the end. Do your best to make sure your loved ones are not alone.
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However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. "My dear Mr. Bennet,'' said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?'' Mr. Bennet replied that he had not. "But it is,'' returned she; "for Mrs. Long by rosalind
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rosalind However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. "My dear Mr. Bennet,'' said his lady to him one day, "have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?'' Mr. Bennet replied that he had not. "But it is,'' returned she; "for Mrs. Long
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Forgiveness can be difficult. In our day-to-day people will do or say things that offend us, and rather than hold a grudge – the Bible teaches us to forgive them. Having an unforgiving heart leads to bitterness, and a heart that is bitter can not love as it ought to love. This is something I’m … by kristy
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kristy Forgiveness can be difficult. In our day-to-day people will do or say things that offend us, and rather than hold a grudge – the Bible teaches us to forgive them. Having an unforgiving heart leads to bitterness, and a heart that is bitter can not love as it ought to love. This is something I’m …
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spiritualinspiration:  “…It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.” Notice that phrasing. Not just time but high time. That means it’s incredibly important because you are coming into a destiny moment! You are sitting on the launching pad. God is about to thrust you to a new level! Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy or undisciplined. Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward! Why is this so important? Just like the verse says, your salvation is nearer than it’s ever been. That means you are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than you’ve ever been. You are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision. You may not be able to see it, but it can see you! Your victory is right around the corner. It’s high time to do what God is asking you to do so you can embrace the blessing He has for you! by Susanne Ortlieb
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Susanne Ortlieb spiritualinspiration: “…It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.” Notice that phrasing. Not just time but high time. That means it’s incredibly important because you are coming into a destiny moment! You are sitting on the launching pad. God is about to thrust you to a new level! Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy or undisciplined. Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward! Why is this so important? Just like the verse says, your salvation is nearer than it’s ever been. That means you are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than you’ve ever been. You are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision. You may not be able to see it, but it can see you! Your victory is right around the corner. It’s high time to do what God is asking you to do so you can embrace the blessing He has for you!
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For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power love and self-discipline. - 2 Timothy 1:7 There are plenty of things in our world that make us fearful: war violence bullying judgement... It can be easy to fall into the trap of worry and spend our days hiding from these things. I know because I've been there and done that. I've let myself get weighed down by worry others' opinions and the fear of the unknown. But with God you can live without fear because He is by your side to help you as you face the world each and every day. Don't be timid or fearful but embrace the power of the Spirit God gave you. Continue to share the love of God even though you may often have to do so in the midst of violence and hate. So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10 Devotion by @mrsalexaeby | Design by @lizdysondesigns | Repost from @janelleelle #VRSLY #madewithVRSLY #VRSLYdevotional by addie
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addie For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power love and self-discipline. - 2 Timothy 1:7 There are plenty of things in our world that make us fearful: war violence bullying judgement... It can be easy to fall into the trap of worry and spend our days hiding from these things. I know because I've been there and done that. I've let myself get weighed down by worry others' opinions and the fear of the unknown. But with God you can live without fear because He is by your side to help you as you face the world each and every day. Don't be timid or fearful but embrace the power of the Spirit God gave you. Continue to share the love of God even though you may often have to do so in the midst of violence and hate. So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10 Devotion by @mrsalexaeby | Design by @lizdysondesigns | Repost from @janelleelle #VRSLY #madewithVRSLY #VRSLYdevotional
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Most of us really want to show our husbands that we love them but it’s not as easy as flowers and chocolate. (It’s not that easy for women, why would it be so easy for men?). Anyway, here are several things I do to tell my man that 1. I think he’s awesome, 2. I’m still in it to win it, and 3. I haven’t let go of myself just yet! by thelma
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thelma Most of us really want to show our husbands that we love them but it’s not as easy as flowers and chocolate. (It’s not that easy for women, why would it be so easy for men?). Anyway, here are several things I do to tell my man that 1. I think he’s awesome, 2. I’m still in it to win it, and 3. I haven’t let go of myself just yet!
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10 Design Trends to Beautify Your Modern Kitchen Well, not all of us are into trends but we cannot do away with the thing that some people really take into consideration what is “in” today. Trends is about what most people prefer to use. Sometimes, something becomes a trend because many pe... by vonda
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vonda 10 Design Trends to Beautify Your Modern Kitchen Well, not all of us are into trends but we cannot do away with the thing that some people really take into consideration what is “in” today. Trends is about what most people prefer to use. Sometimes, something becomes a trend because many pe...
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Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. #praise by Patty PJ
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Patty PJ Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. #praise
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HEBREWS 13:15 - By Him therefore let us offer a sacrifice of Praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. KJV by belinda
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belinda HEBREWS 13:15 - By Him therefore let us offer a sacrifice of Praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. KJV
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20 Ways to Encourage Your Spouse - Satisfaction Through Christ | Life is busy, hectic and extremely demanding. If we aren’t careful, we’ll let stuff get in the way and neglect the truly important things and people in our life. Encouragement goes a long way and usually doesn’t cost a dime. We are good at encouraging others at work, church and even friends and family but what about our spouses Here are 20 ways to encourage your spouse! by hiidy
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hiidy 20 Ways to Encourage Your Spouse - Satisfaction Through Christ | Life is busy, hectic and extremely demanding. If we aren’t careful, we’ll let stuff get in the way and neglect the truly important things and people in our life. Encouragement goes a long way and usually doesn’t cost a dime. We are good at encouraging others at work, church and even friends and family but what about our spouses Here are 20 ways to encourage your spouse!
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People can't see themselves... This is why they keep looking into other people's eyes as if they were mirrors. But other people's eyes talk about themselves, not you.  Each and every one of us has their unique kind of beauty. Look for yours inside you. Let what you do reflect it. by dolores
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dolores People can't see themselves... This is why they keep looking into other people's eyes as if they were mirrors. But other people's eyes talk about themselves, not you. Each and every one of us has their unique kind of beauty. Look for yours inside you. Let what you do reflect it.
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thorin oakenshield + the battle of azanulbizar    “We were leaderless, defeat and death were upon us. That is when I saw him; the young dwarf prince facing down the Pale Orc. He stood alone against this terrible foe, his armour rent, wielding nothing but an oaken branch as a shield… Azog the Defiler learned that day that the line of Durin would not be so easily broken. Our forces rallied and drove the Orcs back; our enemy had been defeated… but by carey
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carey thorin oakenshield + the battle of azanulbizar “We were leaderless, defeat and death were upon us. That is when I saw him; the young dwarf prince facing down the Pale Orc. He stood alone against this terrible foe, his armour rent, wielding nothing but an oaken branch as a shield… Azog the Defiler learned that day that the line of Durin would not be so easily broken. Our forces rallied and drove the Orcs back; our enemy had been defeated… but
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