June 29, 2020

"Window Fellow" by Faith Potts


What can you hide through a window? 
Annalyse never expected to make a friend through a window, but her talks with the guy who lives next to the bus stop have become a favorite part of her day. But when a sudden schedule change reveals a secret he hadn't meant to share, is there anything she can do to make things right? Or is their window friendship broken beyond repair?


Author: Faith Potts

Rating: ★★★★ (four stars)

Bible Translation Used: N/A

Controversial: Uses the words d*rn, dr*t, and stupid.

Romance:  Guy asks girl if she'd like to go out with him.

Window Fellow is a simple and sweet short story. With less than 16 pages, the reader will be dying for more. It also teaches a lesson on on friendship. My only complaints? The words used in the controversial section and the story is way too short. (But if it was any longer, it'd probably have too much romance for me.) 

And...............Window Fellow is FREE on Kindle until July. Get it here



I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

By the way, a friend of a friend, Andi, has started a blog. You can find it here: https://loveistheweapon.blogspot.com/. Andi posts art-related things. Last I heard, Blogger is not letting her reply to comments, but that was several days ago. Go check out her blog and leave her a comment!

June 24, 2020

I Changed my Blog Address

Hey friends!

The title says it all--I changed my blog address to: https://adaughterservingtheking.blogspot.com/ . I did like my old one, it was a  spur-of-the-moment idea when I created this blog. 

NOTE TO EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:
I was able to fix some of you all's subscriptions, but many of you will need to re-subscribe. Thanks!

Have a great day!

P.S. Book review links will not work, and I will fix that soon,

June 22, 2020

Modesty Q + A Answers and Challenge!

Hi everyone!

I am still doing the Modesty Monday series, it's just that these posts take a lot of time to write. Anyways.....here's the Q + A. I did not receive a lot of questions, but there were enough to dedicate a whole post to the topic.

Do you think dressing modestly in the summer is harder than any other season?
Yes, because in cooler months, you can always layer if something is too low cut, etc. Or if a dress or skirt is just a mite bit shorter than you perfer, you can always wear leggings, etc. So yes, summer is often much harder!

Do you wear pants?
I am allowed to wear certain pants (not skinny jeans or leggings unless w/ dress). However, I haven't worn pants since.........um........my baptism (February). (And I've done many things in skirts and dresses, including jumping on trampolines, shooting hoops, and hiking/running/)

Do you wear sleeveless?
NOOOOOOOOOOOO I can NOT stand sleeveless. (Though we are allowed to wear certain sleeveless outfits [just not spaghetti straps or strapless])

Where do you buy your clothes?
eBay, thrift/consignment stores, and any other place that has sales. A post on this will be coming soon(ish).

Is your hair long? Do you think ladies should have long hair?
Yes, my hair is fairly long. Yes, I do think ladies should have long hair (1 Corinthians 11:3-15)

What do you wear for swimming? 
Right now, I wear swim shorts and a swim tank top. (SLEEVELESS, you guys! [working on fixing that soon])

Challenge

A Christian should never ever take one person's word for a topic. In fact, they should bring everything back to the Bible and see what the Bible has to say about that certain topic. Thus, my challenge for you is to see what the Bible has to say about modesty. Maybe a certain verse makes your convictions different from others. If you'd like, you can share your findings in the comments below. Can't wait to here what you all find!

June 16, 2020

"Overcomer" by Chris Fabry

Overcomer Bible Study Book by Alex Kendrick 9781535952354 | for ...
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Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who’s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a newfound friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.

Based on the motion picture screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Overcomer is one of 2019’s best inspirational books. In this sports novel, award-winning author Chris Fabry pens an inspiring family drama that dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: What do you allow to define you?

Author: Chris Fabry

Rating: ★★★★ (Four stars)

Bible Translation Used: ESV with NIV

Controversial: The words "stupid", "hate", "teenagers", and "whatever" were used. Ladies wear pants. Son call his father "old guy". Youth group is mentioned. People do lie, but in the end, they ask for forgiveness. 

Age: 12+

Read the book, then watch the movie. It'll make SO much more sense.

Having watched the movie twice, I thought I knew how the book would be. I was wrong. While much of the book is like the movie, there are extra details which help you understand the movie better. If you have watched the movie, you can easily visualize the scenes. I really liked how the book was super close to the movie. 

Even if you haven't watched the movie or have no desire to watch the movie, you can still read the book.It's a super-good stand-alone and is a fun read.

Note: There are pictures in the middle of the book that have name brand products pictured in them. 

P.S.
I joined a new writing group! NaNo supports things I'm against, so after July, I'm leaving. Comment below if you want more information about this great writing group!

June 8, 2020

A Few Photos

Hello, everyone. I am kind of at a post dead end. (Like, I have plenty of ideas, but not enough time to write.) School keeps me super busy and I've been spending a LOT of time in the Word. Needless to say, I may not be posting a lot, or if I do post, it's going to be a lot of book reviews 'cause that's mostly what's in my drafts.

Turtles in the pond at our church.

There was a pink moon one day, but this picture hardly does justice.






Car rides were a necessity during the stay-at-home orders.



A trip to the river on Mother's Day resulted in this picture.

We were thankful to be able to start church back May 10.
Some people might find being pulled around the church by a 9 year old annoying, or when a four-year old begs you to play with her, or when a three-year old cries during the middle of the service annoying, but to me, I think I am truly blessed.

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
~Colossians 3:17 
(NKJV)

June 3, 2020

Trust and Truth


Hello dear friends! I hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday  Wednesday. Guess what!?!?!? (look at picture if you need a hint!) Today, my Bible Bee Discovery Journal came! (It only stayed at the San Antonio distribution center for a week, causing it to be a bit late.)  Anyways, I'm super excited to begin. The theme is "Trust", which I find super fitting, especially during this COVID time. The study passage is Genesis 37-50, Joseph's story. His story is a great reminder that God means everything for good, even when it doesn't seem possible. 

I am re-reading Speak Truth in your Heart (review here), and I am also doing the journal as part of my Bible time (post on that coming.......soon). We definitely need truth in this chaotic world. This book deals with lies the devil tells young ladies and has truths from the Bible to replace those lies. I highly recommend this book!

And to complete this post, a few Bible verses (NKJV unless otherwise noted).
(found online)

Psalm 56:3 - Bible Verse for Worry and Anxiety - Bible Verse Images

Pin on Ministry

Bible Verse of the Day - Daily Scripture

The NKJV Bible - My little children, let us not love in... | Facebook

Well, I'm off to finish school so I can work on my Discovery Journal and finish a few other things so I can make it to church tonight. 

~Lilly W.

P.S. Do you think I post too often??? 

June 1, 2020

Priorities

What my priorities? Jesus, family, school, writing, reading, and blogging to name a few.

We have so many things we can be doing. Spending time with Jesus, building family relationships, working harder on our studies.........Yet what do we often choose?

The things that mean hardly anything. The things that do not have much impact on eternity. Instead of using our time for the Lord, we waste it.

Does that mean time wasters like blogging/social media is bad? No, not necessarily. In fact, things like social media can be a great thing. People who may not have heard the Gospel are able to hear it. Others are encouraged. Social media is NOT bad. It's only bad when we put it before other things, like Jesus and our family.

The Lord should be first in our lives. Yet we, as Christians, often put other things in our life. No one said you have to                 .  Yet we choose to do all of those things. We choose to put other things before Jesus. Instead of making Him first, we make earthly things first. 

My mom used to have this on her computer: On my knees before Him for              hours/minutes, on the screen for                    hours/minutes. It's easy to forget what our priorities are. We get carried away with the whirlwind of I have to             and forget what our main goal as Christians is.

Summer is often a time when we forget our priorities. We get caught up in the flow of no school, and relaxing, or study extra hard and work. Instead of forgetting our priorities, we should ask God to help us keep our priorities. Will His help, all things are possible. (Matt. 19:26)

Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. ~Matthew 26:41
(NKJV)

What are your priorities?