"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another!" 1 Peter 4:10 Click on this picture! It will take you to Jessie's web site
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, AS GOOD STEWARDS of God's varied grace," 1 Peter 4:10.
The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:10, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another” (NLT, second edition). When you use your abilities to help each other, God is glorified. God wired you to make a contribution. God did not give you your talents and abilities for your benefit. They are for the benefit of other people, and their talents are for the benefit of you.
Multifunction Bluetooth Selfie Stick Monopod, Tripod, Built-in remoteMultifunction Bluetooth Selfie Stick Monopod, Tripod, Built-in remote Compatible Devices Ultramodern Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Phone Monopod! Detachable and assembled into 5 sections for multiple ways of use.It is portable enough to carry in any bag or coat pocket and pretty simple to use,fully adjustable to the desired angle,length, you don't even need an instruction manual. Attach it to the tripod mount, put the iPhone smartphone camera on self-timer,extend and smile away! It is idea for travel,video diaries,camping,concerts,aerial photos,sports. It can't be perfect without this monopod. You can choose this as a great gift. If you like taking pictures it will change your life! Kit includes: (1)Wireless Bluetooth Remote Shutter Stick (1)7.5"-28"/19cm-71cm Extendable Selfie Stick Monopod (1)3"-4"/8cm-11cm Extendable Tripod (1)Universal Adjustable Phone Clamp Holder (1)Micro-USB Cable (1)Soft Carrying Pouch (Black) The simple auxiliary shooting kit can be assembled into 4 modes to satisfy photographing demands under different situations: Handle Mode: Remote Shutter Stick + Phone Clamp Holder; Pull Mode: Remote Shutter Stick + Selfie Stick Monopod + Phone Clamp Holder; Tripod Mode: Tripod + Selfie Stick Monopod + Phone Clamp Holder; Desktop Mode: Tripod + Phone Clamp Holder; Made with new materials, light but durable. Its portable design guarantees that it never becomes the burden when you going out or travelling. Perfect for traveling, hiking, camping, weddings, parties, the beach, concerts, aerial photos, sports, gift ideas, etc. Don't lose the moment by waiting for someone to take the picture of you, pull the kit and keep every special moment with one click away. Easy to use: Charging the Wireless Bluetooth Remote Shutter Stick ???? Pairing your cellphone(Bluetooth) Slip the phone to Phone Clamp Holder Fix the Phone Clamp Holder on Monopod or Tripod Press the button. It only takes you a few seconds from posing to photographing. Support above IOS5.0 system and above Android 2.3.6 version. Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 S4, Note 2 3, iPhone 6 5s 5c 5 4s 4, HTC one M7 M8 Mini. Note: only suitable for IOS 5.0 or Andriod 2.3.6 or above system **Zoom in or zoom out to take a picture of small portion and the full image,button led lights show the status of the power and bluetooth pairing condition. **Zoom in or zoom out functions available in Android??smartphone system. Currently is not available for iOS operations.
6ft HP PLT/LAS DB9F/DB25M Cable - Monoprice6ft HP PLT/LAS DB9F/DB25M Cable - Monoprice Compatible Devices 6ft HP PLT/LAS DB9F/DB25M Cable If you've got an older Hewlett-Packard plotter or laser printer with a serial connection, you know that you cannot just get any serial cable. You need one specifically designed for these devices and 123InkCartridges.ca has just what you need! This cable features a DE-9 (DB-9) female connector on one end and a male DB-25 connector on the other end. The cable is not wired as a normal serial cable, however. It is wired as shown in the following table, specifically for use on HP plotter and laser printers: Plotter (DB-25) Pins Computer (DE-9/DB-9) Request To Send (RTS) 4 to 1 Received Line Signal Detect Transmit Data (TD/Tx) 2 to 2 Receive Data (RD/Rx) Receive Data (RD/Rx) 3 to 3 Transmit Data (TD/Tx) Clear To Send (CTS) 5 to 4 Data Terminal Ready (DTR) Data Set Ready (DSR) 6 to x No connection Signal Ground (SGND) 7 to 5 Signal Ground (SGND) Data Terminal Ready (DTR) 20 to 6 Data Set Ready (DSR) No connection x to 8 Clear To Send (CTS) Data Carrier Detect (DCD) 8 to 7 Request To Send (RTS) The connectors on each end are molded and are fitted with thumbscrews to secure the connections. ?? ??
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?
#WednesdayWisdomTip8: Think outside the box when it comes to storing accessories. This drawer has been re-purposed as a shelf but you could use something you found in one of our charity shops equally as well... Such as on old key cupboard! If you follow our Rowcroft Hospice Shops Facebook Page you will know that we have a regular #WW@1 slot bringing you latest news and insider info. Why not take a look?
OK... sprayed some no-stick spray on the baking pan you see in the picture. Browned a pound of ground beef with 1/2 diced onion and some chopped green onions. Drained it. Added about a cup of water and a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning mix. Got a 27 oz can of "El Mexicano Chili for Rellenos" and drained them, rinsed them, pulled them into small strips with my fingers. (Fresh Poblano peppers would probably make this even better). Combined 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, fat-free milk (would have used whole milk but we had fat-free milk on hand) in a separate dish and whisked that all together. Added a small can of green chilis to that flour/milk mix along with another 1/2 diced raw onion and a little more chopped up raw green onion. Put a layer of chilis on the bottom of the baking pan shown in the picture. Ladel some of the egg/milk/onions mixture on top. Add a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and "mexican blend shredded cheese". Now add another layer of the chilis... another layer of egg/milk/onions stuff, another layer of shredded cheeses. I made a total of 3 layers like this. Baked at 350 for about 45 minutes, then added a small can of sliced black olives and put it on a high broil for 4-5 minutes. Let it sit 20 minutes or so and serve it up. We topped it with sour cream and some homemade poblano/jalapeno hot sauce I'd made last weekend. Oh yeah... of course I spooned in some of the seasoned/browned ground beef on each of the 3 layers, too... heh heh... kind of an important part of the recipe. One other thing... I also tore up two large flour tortillas into bite-sized pieces and added those in to the dish as I was building up the layers.
1 PETER 5:10 Out of difficulties grow miracles. This happened in my life! If you are going through trials right now, just hang on to Jesus, He will use this to equip you for the life He wants for you-as He has done with me!
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Cranberry Walnut Chickpea Salad Sandwich...The chickpea strikes again making for another great sandwich filler that will knock your socks off! If staying away from bread, serve this on a bed of leafy greens or eat as it right from the bowl. Any way you serve this salad is delicious! Use gluten free bread if needed.
"Grace Sticks" - each stick has a special deed to do; such as "Do a chore without being asked" "Make a picture for a loved one.". I use these in my faith formation class but I can see using them in the home too. There are many lists online of good deeds for children. This is a fun way to implement them. The students take a "Grace Stick" home and fulfills the deed and returns it the next class meeting.
I am a big fan of Kids books, and this was one of my kids all time favorites~ Click on the cover; it will take you to a site that lets you
USB 2.0 A Female to Mini 4 pin (B4) Male Adapter - MonopriceUSB 2.0 A Female to Mini 4 pin (B4) Male Adapter - Monoprice Compatible Devices ?? USB 2.0 A Female to Mini 4 pin (B4) Male Adapter For connecting onto a type A male end of a USB cable to convert it to a male mini B 4 pin connector. The adapter has a female Type A on one side and a male Mini B 4 pin on the other. Please Note:?? USB devices generally consist of host devices such as computers which usually have type A??ports and down stream peripheral devices such as printers, cameras, etc, which use a Type B or some variation of mini or micro type B.?? When connecting two devices together it is important to have a host on one end and a downstream device on the other.?? The host device initiates communication, so if two downstream devices are connected directly to each other without a host, they will just sit there waiting for the other to initiate some action which will never happen.?? If two host devices are connected together, they will generally conflict since appropriate drivers to control another host are not available.?? The only downstream device that will connect directly to another downstream device is a hub or a device acting as a hub through which the secondary device can access the host through the first.
This dip is so big on flavor, no one will ever guess it has just four ingredients. Click through to watch our 15 second video. Then mix up this quick and easy recipe, and serve it as a crowd-pleasing appetizer at your holiday party, or bring it to a potluck. Click through to watch the 15 second video.
Speaking of dates, this year Stephen was in NEED of a new wallet. So I grabbed one for him as a Christmas gift and then decided to fill it with gift cards. I guess you could say that it was kinda a gift for me too since I will probably be the one helping him use the gift cards....
Skip the Frosting Cupcakes. Click on picture on top right of page to take you to the tutorial. She has other darling ways to use the Marshmellows.
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Marathon Training Week 1 - Ever wanted to run a Marathon! This program will take you step by step on what to do each week!
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Web exclusive! Use this 10" serving spoon to serve stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables or even ice cream with a little added elegance. Plus, it will complement the rest of your Ponoma collection perfectly. $18.50
If your toes look like this why would you take a picture and post it on the world wide web?!?
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Logitech K400 Wireless Touch KeyboardLogitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard Compatible Devices Say goodbye to constantly getting up to navigate on your laptop when it?€?s connected to the TV. With a 10 m (33 ft) wireless range* and built-in touchpad, this keyboard gives you lean-back wireless control of your laptop from the comfort of your couch. Wireless convenience With a wireless range of up to 10 m (33 ft)*, you can easily control your laptop from a distance. Turn up the volume to your favorite YouTube?? video, pause your picture slideshow, browse the web, blog, chat and more?€?without getting up from your couch. Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless You get the reliability of a cord with cordless convenience and freedom?€?fast data transmission and virtually no delays or dropouts. Minimalism and comfort This ultra-thin, minimalist keyboard has a space saving design, but it still provides a comfortable typing experience. Whether you?€?re browsing the Web or emailing a friend, typing is easy with the sleek, low-profile keys that feel good and barely make a sound. Vertical storage This keyboard can be stored vertically when living room space is limited. Multi-touch touchpad No need for a separate mouse?€?this keyboard has a 3.5 inch, built-in touchpad. The touchpad also has large left- and right-click buttons. Touch and gesture navigation The multi-touch touchpad makes it easier than ever to navigate your content. The touchpad is also tuned for the new Windows 8 edge gestures which replicate a touch screen experience. Keyboard layout The keyboard has specific keys to help you navigate the new Windows 8 style user interface. The Windows 8 Start key provides an easy way to get back to your start screen. The App Switching FN key allows you to quickly switch between your open apps. There are 4 Charm keys which give you direct access to the Search, Share, Devices and Settings charm functions. The Application key brings up the application bar for navigating through your internet explorer tabs. Designed for Windows 8, compatible with Windows 7 Although it was specially designed for Windows 8, this keyboard also works well with Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. Plug-and-play simplicity Setup is fast and easy. Simply plug the tiny Logitech Unifying receiver into a USB port and you?€?re ready to start browsing or typing. Even the hot keys work right out of the box without software. Logitech Unifying receiver The tiny receiver stays in your laptop and you don?€?t need about unplugging it when you move around. 1 year battery life Enjoy using the keyboard for a full year** without the hassle of changing batteries. The on/off switch also helps you save power when the keyboard is not in use Media hot keys Enjoy one-touch, easy access to your most often used media hot keys like mute, play, volume up or volume down.
Yup. Each and everyone of us will experience loneliness in some way, shape, and form... Sometime in our life. It's best to just learn to live with it and welcome in as an old friend rather than fight it and use someone else or another item as a crutch to deal with it. Be strong and face it head on. Only then do you become one and find the true meaning of peace. - Samantha
This Mexican Pasta Salad will be one of the best things you take to a potluck and has AMAZING flavor!
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Web exclusive! You could always use another teacup in your collection, especially when it's as pretty as this one. $16.99
Soap Recipe - This recipe has often been requested on the Latherings Forum and the feedback from folks who've made it has been great! Sherry has agreed to share it here for anyone who would like to make it. It will not be as large a batch as the rest posted on this site, so adjust for fewer bars/smaller mold.
FREEBIE!! This is a checklist to help your students proof read their written work. It has picture prompts to help them remember the steps they need to take as they proof read. A general guideline would be the following: Steps 1-4 are for Kindergarten, 1-8 for 1st grade and 1-9 for 2nd grade.
Web exclusive! A simple soup and sandwich luncheon feels that much more special when you use this pretty set to serve it. $37.50
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The Almighty Board is the ultimate kitchen assistant. This smart-board will simultaneously serve as your cutting board, display your recipes, provide step-by-step directions and weigh your ingredients out for you. After you wash it, it will even tell you if it has been cleaned enough to avoid cross-contamination or food poisoning. I want one!
USB A Female to Mini 5 pin (B5) Male Adapter - MonopriceUSB A Female to Mini 5 pin (B5) Male Adapter - Monoprice Compatible Devices USB A Female to Mini 5 pin (B5) Male Adapter ?? For connecting onto a type A male end of a USB cable to convert it to a male mini B 5 pin connector. The adapter has a female Type A on one side and a male Mini B 5 pin on the other. Please Note: ??USB devices generally consist of host devices such as computers which usually have type A ports and down stream peripheral devices such as printers, cameras, etc, which use a Type B or some variation of mini or micro type B. ??When connecting two devices together it is important to have a host on one end and a downstream device on the other. ??The host device initiates communication, so if two downstream devices are connected directly to each other without a host, they will just sit there waiting for the other to initiate some action which will never happen. ??If two host devices are connected together, they will generally conflict since appropriate drivers to control another host are not available. ??The only downstream device that will connect directly to another downstream device is a hub or a device acting as a hub through which the secondary device can access the host through the first.