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  Posted: May 18, 2012 1:10 PM FEED
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Pretty pleased with the outfit today.

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Bless the heart of whoever came up with this church craft.
Hey friends! Can I ask a huge favor? I’m going to Haiti for ten-ish days in January!! I’m not sure how the Lord will work all of that out (financially, emotionally and otherwise) but I know a couple of things He has been clear about: He’s going to be amazing and I won’t be fundraising for this. What’s left? Hard work and prayer. I fully believe that hard work pays off (Proverbs 14:23) so I’m using this season to tighten my ship, shine my business and fine tune all the things that I can. The favor I have is this: can you share my business page? Recommend a hoho (if you’ve been a customer)? Share photos of the things I’ve made you and send folks my way? My business is mostly built on two powerful things: community and word of mouth. Thanks for considering and if you’d like to know more about why I’m going to Haiti, email me at crystal@littlebitfunky.com or leave your email below. ❤️
Posted: Oct 21, 2017 7:19 PM
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When your friends believe in you, that’s everything. ❤️
Posted: Oct 21, 2017 4:23 PM
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Applesauce making day. 🍎❤️
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 1:54 PM
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I’m sharing this on both of my accounts because when I am struggling with something, I know truth but it helps to be reminded. I know there will be some of you who needs to hear this like I do. If you are doing as the Lord has called you, YOUR WORK IS HOLY. Your value is immeasurable. Your worth is endless. Do not measure yourself against another. Do not list your deficits. Look around you and take inventory of your strengths, note your efforts and see yourself aligned with God’s purpose. Your work is HOLY and you are valuable. ❤️
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 10:14 AM
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How much easier and more satisfying is it to lay into someone who has wronged you? At the same time, when has it ever helped? I find that anger grows and grows a situation until it is out so out of proportion with reality that it takes on a mind of its own. On the other hand, refusing to be angered or at the very least not act on it produces a whole other effect. Fire needs fuel and patience won’t do. A calm and kind answer goes further to ensure we won’t regret our words and actions. It spreads a fire out until it loses its strength and eventually putters out. Gentleness keeps doors of communication open where sharpness slams them shut. Gentleness soothes a wound and sharpness is like salt. Unfortunately one tends to be our instinct and one is work but once we experience the ways of gentleness and see for ourselves how it soothes, we will be more apt to do that work. {verse of the day via “the Bible app”, message translation}.
And a good friend. And a good person. And a good dad. And a good everything. Messy is part of the process. ❤️
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:24 AM
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The thing about “throwing away all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil” is that we can only do it for OURSELVES. There aren’t many things we can know for certain are evil and cancerous for others. Many, many things fall into the area of discernment and the self-awareness that comes with walking with the Lord. For example, Halloween. Or drinking. Or attire. Or movies. Or books. Or what you eat. Or (insert so many other things that are not salvation issues). Our walk in life is SO unique to us that we cannot possibly know what is good for anyone else all the time. When we try to become the voice of the Lord to someone (you know, with our pressurized advice) we cripple them. Like a muscle you stop using, their own method of communicating with Jesus will atrophy. For example, alcohol. I don’t drink at all. Period. Why? Because my family history is littered with alcoholics and I have always felt a warning deep inside me to not go down that path. Genetics are crazy and I can’t say for sure there isn’t an “on” switch that won’t go on and stay on. It’s not worth the risk to me so I avoid it completely. Now sometimes people would take that conviction and try to apply it across the board. “If it’s bad for me it must be bad for you” and that’s just not the case nor the way it’s supposed to work. The Lord is a careful pruner and we are terrible gardeners. His work is precise and personal, ours is brutal and blunt. His promotes growth through love and patience. Ours leads to decay and death. Yet we persist. We have to learn that the best way to help someone grow is love. Loving them where they are (knowing we are in our own messy place) and realizing they are no worse off than us. We are in the same tide. Love says “let’s learn how to build a boat together”, share our experiences and all the ways we hear from the Lord and see what happens. Works so much better than coming through with a machete. {verse of the day via “the Bible app”, message translation}.
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 10:57 PM
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Maybe my favorite kind of #hitw ...the food kind. #handchitw
Have you seen the newest version of the hoho nativity? 😍
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 12:33 PM
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Spirit week. Or “find any reason to legit wear your horse head to school”.
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 10:22 AM
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I think we all forget sometimes that this verse is all of us. Every single one. We all struggle with sin. Period. End of story. It may present itself in various shades and shapes but it is part of the fabric of who we are. We cannot let the fact that our sin looks different from one another’s fool us into believing that different is bad. Or that somehow ours is a little better because at least it’s not X. We are all covered, head to toe, in the muck and mire of living in a fallen world. Each of us stumbling beneath the weight of planks in our eyes. Instead of working so hard to justify it, why not use that energy instead to offer a hand up to someone struggling. Instead of judging a pregnant teen let’s be pro life and help her buy diapers. Instead of telling the homeless to get a job buy them a meal. Instead of whispering about your neighbor because of what you’ve seen take them a plate of cookies. Instead of assuming that “that mom” at school is terrible for yelling, take her out for coffee. The enemy wants us to struggle in silence. That’s how he grows our sin. When we reach out and take each other’s hands, we have to put down the weights we are carrying first. That’s just how it works. We are all the worst. It’s not a competition. {verse of the day via “the Bible app”, message translation}.
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 12:13 AM
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Post book fair party of one. ❤️
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 2:09 PM
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I literally never know what’s next on my business adventure. The Lord is constantly surprising me. Today it was this new item...how cute is this guy for your aching littles? Or your friend with aches? Pretty cute I think. See @littlebitfunkysews for ordering information. ❤️💚💛💙
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 10:23 AM
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Life is made up of mundane, non-glory giving tasks. Like, our whole life is literally filled with serving others. From raising babies, to our spouses, to our bosses to customers and friends. 90% of what we do in a day is serving in some way. We were created for this! Each person is given a specific and wonderful set of tools that are unlike anyone else’s set. When I give you of my giftings and you give me of yours, that is harmony straight from heaven. This is why, no matter the task, we are called to do it with love and great pride as though doing it for the Lord Himself. Sure, the laundry is a drag but we get to send our people out clean and ready for the day. Yes, dinner is a lot of work but we get to fill our people with nutritious foods. Sure, that meeting takes forever but our boss sees our input and our job security increases. When see each task as for the Lord, it not only reflects well on Him but well on us. Our lives, in turn will be more peaceful, more hopeful and more joyful. Let’s turn our “have to”s unto “get to”s for the Lord. {verse of the day via “the Bible app”, message translation.}
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 10:32 PM
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Powerful words. Next: action.
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 1:23 PM
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On the blog this morning is one of the messiest posts I’ve written in a good while because when asked “how are you?” I always have a hard time lying. The good news is that I have a set of adorable encouragement printables to make up for it. ❤️ Link in profile.