February 7, 2014

Drinking, The Internet, Baking Soda and Gifts

Friday's Thought:

 Today I thought I'd share a few links with you.
 
All of these caught my attention and I enjoyed reading them.

Firstly:
  
The day I realized I had a drinking problem is from Emily Wierenga over at 'Prodigal Magazine.' This is a really beautiful post.

Here's a quote from it:

"...And I realized it wasn't about the drinking. It was about me needing the drink in a way that I should only need Jesus."

And I realized it wasn’t about the drinking. It was about me needing the drink in a way that I should only need Jesus. - See more at: http://www.prodigalmagazine.com/i-had-a-drinking-problem/#sthash.fyf8oQr5.dpuf
And I realized it wasn’t about the drinking. It was about me needing the drink in a way that I should only need Jesus. - See more at: http://www.prodigalmagazine.com/i-had-a-drinking-problem/#sthash.fyf8oQr5.dpuf
And I realized it wasn’t about the drinking. It was about me needing the drink in a way that I should only need Jesus. - See more at: http://www.prodigalmagazine.com/i-had-a-drinking-problem/#sthash.fyf8oQr5.dpuf
Secondly:
 
10 ways to protect your children on line is from Courtney over at 'Women Living Well.' She gives some great advice on keeping your kids safe from the evils lurking on the web.

Here is her first tip:

"Be aware - If we don’t protect them who will?  It is our job as parents to know what our children are doing and to set boundaries.  We need to monitor their video games, movies, television, apps, twitter, facebook, instagram, youtube, texting and the list goes on! This is a TALL task…I admit that already at the young age of my kids (8 and 10) I find it hard to monitor it all perfectly.  We have to be vigilant and intentional – don’t forget there is an enemy who wants us to not care or be naive –assuming our kids are fine and trustworthy."

Thirdly:

60 ways to use baking soda is from Denise over at 'Little House on the Valley.' Some great ideas on the benefits of baking soda!

Here's the first few:

1. Make your own “Soft Scrub”: Create a paste of baking soda and water, then add a bit of salt to  baking soda paste. Add a drop of lemon essential oil and scrub the counter tops and sinks until they shine. The salt won’t scratch surfaces since it’s gentle, and the lemon will make everything smell fresh.

2. Clean jewelry: Make your rings sparkle by scrubbing then with some baking soda on a wet toothbrush.

3. Take out fish smell: If you have fresh fish, baking soda helps to reduce the fish odor if you marinate the fish in it for an hour before cooking.

4. Soothe insect bites and bee stings: Create a paste with baking soda and water and pat over the affected area. It will create a cool relief and draw the sting out...

Fourthly: 

Ideas for fun items to send your sponsored child is from Compassion International's website. These are some fun ideas that are sure to put a smile on your sponsored child's face. : )


*Make sure to click the light pink links to read the full posts and enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Ashley CLeveland's debut release of "LITTLE BLACK SHEEP" really deals well with her alcoholism story as well - highly recommended.
    ps- just made your 200th follower =) couldn't leave that gfc widget at 199 !

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    1. Ashley's book sounds good. I love reading others redemptive stories.

      The article I linked to is not about alcoholism though, as Emily states she is not an alcoholic. It's about putting the Lord first in our lives and not letting things like wine become our idols.

      So glad to have you following! Congrats on being the 200th. : )

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