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The Convenience of Obedience

“Obedience just isn't always the most convenient. In fact, most of the time it's unrealistic for my life.” Let's just be realistic here for a second. Obedience is very helpful, and very convenient at times. And I'm not talking about the times when we are the ones being obeyed. I'm talking about those nasty times when you are told to do something, yet you do not want to do it. When basically not doing it would be called disobeying. Oh, yeah, those times. What lovely times. But seriously, we all will have to admit at some point: Obedience is a necessary part of life, rules are the only strategy we have to stop full-out chaos. You may not want to stop at those red lights. But in the end it will be the most convenient thing to do to stop from dying in an immediate car crash. It may seem pretty fun as a little kid to do what ever you want, “forget” half the rules, but even a kid finds obeying the rules will eventually let them get aw

PAPER CROWNS: Book Spotlight and Tour

Mirriam Neal is a twenty-two-year-old Northwestern hipster living in Atlanta. She writes hard-to-describe books in hard-to-describe genres, and illustrates things whenever she finds the time.  She aspires to live as faithfully and creatively as she can and she hopes  you do, too. Check out her  blog  or email her at  the-shieldmaiden(at)hotmail(dot)com So, what's more exciting than a new book!? Pretty much  nothing , right? Haha. But, seriously, all of us that are writers will admit that a new book is just like completely AWESOME, so, let's all be excited for this new book, which I know Mirriam is so happy to be sharing with all of us!!! Three cheers for Paper Crowns ! (Isn't that just an awesome title?) Ginger has lived in seclusion, with only her aunt Malgarel and her blue cat, Halcyon, to keep her company. Her sheltered, idyllic life is turned upside-down when her home is attacked by messengers from the world of fae.  Accomp

And This is 100!!!!!

Wow! Thank you so much, each of you, for following, reading, and commenting!!!! My writing wouldn't be anything if it weren't for my readers. On top of that.... Everyone… have I actually written 100 posts!? How did I do that? How!!!! And most of them… Were they even worth writing? LOL It has been a really great time learning to blog... still learning :) I hope you all have enjoyed my posts. And today, for fun, I'd like you all to read over some of my old posts and tell me which one was your favorite! Which of my posts did you like best? Which one helped you, touched you, or made you laugh?  I so want to know!!! Have a great the rest of your week!!

Deceptive Distractions (A Spiritual Slide)

(To be) Convicted. The thing about conviction is that it can happen in strange ways - and right when you are least expecting it. Maybe even through words you hear all the time. Convictions - there's no stopping them, there's just ignoring them. And I've found that if you need to hear something - you will hear it. In life, we all have, to some degree, a glimpse of what we should do, a taste of what our purpose and calling is. Some of us have blocked it out, and some of us have a hard time seeing it, but over all, we each have a goal, a destiny. But sometimes we loose sight of what our purpose is Last couple weeks I have been experiencing this. I was starting to lack passion and even sight of my goal. The worst thing is I wasn't paying attention, and to such an extent that I didn't realize I was no longer focused on what I should have been. I first came to this realization the other morning when an older man was speaking to me. Now, it is not


If. What a tiny word. Yet it holds so much. It means so much. It is so much. Some mistake this tiny word as evil. Some live by it. But most do not understand it. If brings up the idea of possibility. It can cause change. It is the reason the saying "Curiosity Killed the cat" exists. But did curiosity kill the cat? Or was it the lack of wisdom in choosing what to question  and pursue that killed the cat? Why hate something you can't understand when you can easily question and search it out? That is what the word if allows us to do. Instead of fearing something or allowing something to stay the same, we can ask "What if I did this?" And the more you think on it the more you can decide whether or not it can be fixed or changed or replaced. If is the inspiration of more. Inventions. Imaginations. Revolutions. Peace. Change. Originality. These all start out with "If I did this what would happen?" If can change the