Free Spirit Farm – Review And Giveaway!

Hey y’all!

I’m so excited to tell you about a brand new business my dear friends have just started up! It’s called Free Spirit Farm, which offers homemade lotions, soaps, lip balms and more!

Free Spirit Farm - Review And Giveaway!

About The Shop

Free Spirit Farm - Review And Giveaway!

I became friends with Heather and Rachel less than two years ago but it seems like it’s been much longer! They are two sisters living on a small farm in North Dakota with their parents and brother, and have goats, sheep, angora rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, kitties and dogs! They try to live a more natural and self-sufficient lifestyle than some, and enjoy gardening, raising animals and many other things:). We hit it off from the very beginning, and I am so thankful for their wonderful friendship! When they told me about their hopes of starting a small business I was so excited, and after trying out their products I really wanted to do a review for them!

The Products

Free Spirit Farm - Review And Giveaway!

Coming from someone who used to highly dislike “wet lotions,” it may sound funny to say that the lotion may be my favorite product, but it’s true! I’ve had such a time with lotions in the past that I almost gave the bottle to one of my sisters to enjoy without even trying it (I never told Heather and Rachel this part and feel bad for being so ungracious with their gift!) but I guess my manners got the better of me, so I puckered up in preparation for some nasty strong-smelling liquid (I am very sensitive to smells!) and squirted the stuff into my hands. To my surprise it smelled really really good, and made my hands so soft and moist! I soon got into the habit of using it nightly when I went to bed, and now it’s my favorite lotion! It sure is funny how things change over time! Lydia is also extremely fond of it, and may use it even more often than me:). I got it for a friend’s birthday, and she loves it too!

Free Spirit Farm - Review And Giveaway!

They also make such darling soaps that come in three different shapes and scents – bar soaps, flower soaps, and little heart shaped soaps (probably my favorite!). I’ve always liked soap and have even made a few batches before so I admire good soaping, and am very impressed with theirs! It is smooth and soft for more sensitive skin, but is sturdy and long-lasting (from my experience so far).

Their chocolate lip balm is very moisturizing and smells so delicious! They offer a peppermint flavor also, but I haven’t tried it.

Free Spirit Farm - Review And Giveaway!They gave me a pink lip tint to try, and at first I was a bit skeptical about it – I’ve never worn lipstick before – not because it has been outlawed in my family, but simply because we felt no need to change our natural color. I don’t have a problem with people who wear lipstick and don’t think of it as sinful … it’s just not what I prefer to do! But I was very pleasantly surprised with this tint … my lips often get chapped and blotchy, and this tint brings them back to look “normal,” with a little color. It enhances the natural coloring in your lips, so if you’re looking for “lip paint” you’ll be disappointed, but I am so pleased with this stuff, and we girls regularly use it! They also offer a red lip tint, although I haven’t tried it.

The Giveaway

There will be three winners … one will receive a Citrus Blast lotion (my favorite!), one will receive a pack of Peppermint Breeze flowers soaps, and one will receive the Chocolate lip balm! All you have to do is go down to the bottom of the page and enter into the giveaway!

Free Spirit Farm - Review And Giveaway!

I love supporting small businesses and try to do so whenever I can! It’s super easy and convenient to run to Walmart and buy mass-produced, perfectly packaged skincare goodies, isn’t it? But have you ever thought about all the junk and chemicals those seemingly innocent little things might have in them?

A couple months ago my mother suggested I take a shampoo that I’ve used and look up every single ingredient in it … it took a while and most of the words I still can’t pronounce, but to say the least I was very disappointed with the outcome and won’t be buying that again! Lotions, lip balms, soap and other products are like that. In order for them to last so long and sell at such a good price, many of them are chocked full of unhealthy and potentially harmful ingredients, so I try to buy natural products – even if it’s a little more trouble and a bit more expensive I consider it worthwhile! Not only am I happy with what I’m putting on my skin, but I’m often supporting little business who are working very hard to offer people healthy alternatives!

Over time my sisters and I have ordered many things from many different businesses and shops, and whenever we want to buy something the question comes up, “where to buy from.” Now I know where to buy buy my lotions, soaps and lip balm! Free Spirit Farms is a business that I will definitely be supporting, and I’d strongly encourage you to do so also! I know from experience that they do a wonderful job with their products, use very healthy natural ingredients, and are extremely affordable! Give their products a try and let me know what you think!

Free Spirit Farm - Review And Giveaway!

On a side note, we were finally able to meet each other face to face recently, which was such a treat! They are such sweet friends and I can hardly wait till the next time we can see each other! Blessings!

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Entering Into Sabbath – Hebrew Worship Music

Ruthie was going to share a modest outfit post today but this week has been a little busy!  My father has been working around the house, accomplishing some of the remodeling projects, and we have been tackling one of the rooms that never got any attention when we first moved in!  We’ll have to share pictures once it’s finished.

We also took a day to go out on the lake with a friend … it had been a long time since we did that and it was a very nice time.  Pictures coming soon!  All the children (except me) also spent the majority of yesterday splunking in a nearby cave!  Now we have several dogs that are about to whelp and one that had a litter of 8 this morning.  Altogether, it has been a very full week and we are looking forward to Shabbat!

The Sabbath.

Entering Into Sabbath - Hebrew Worship Music

I know that among readers, there are both some people who observe the seventh-day Sabbath and some people who don’t.  Our family has been keeping the sabbath for over 20 years and it has always been such a great blessing.  I don’t know what we would do without it! Read more

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

My father is an incredible man.  When it comes to the kitchen, he is “famous” for his omelets, cream cheese dip, burgers and especially pizza.  Other than that, he pretty much lets us ladies have the kitchen.  For some reason though, he decided to come up with this recipe many years ago and, although Gatorade or Powerade are not strangers around here, during the hot summers this is plenty popular too 🙂

Orange Spice Tea

6 small bags Orange Spice Tea (Celestial Seasons is by far my all-time, hands down favorite)
2 large bags Black Tea (or 4 small)
1 gallon Water
3/4 cup Honey

Bring both teas and 4 cups (or so!) of water to a boil.

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

The regular method: As soon as the water boils, turn off heat and steep until the water is warm.  Remove the tea bags and mix in 3/4 cup honey.  Add the remaining 3 quarts of water.

If you are in a hurry: Simmer tea for about 5 to 10 minutes.  Remove the bags.  Mix in 3/4 cup honey, then add ice and the remaining cold water to make 1 gallon.

(Either method works great … we have been making this recipe for at least ten years, using any method, from letting it sit a few minutes to “steeping” overnight, and have yet to mess it up!)

For the guy’s work: Pour the concentrated quart between 4 empty Gatorade bottles, then add the remaining water.

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to one week.  Enjoy!

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

Disney: Why Bible Believers Should Avoid The Magic Kingdom

Is there any company as well known and widely accepted as Disney?  From its incredible theme parks to outstanding movies, you can find the influences of this company nearly everywhere you turn.  Interestingly, most professing Christians are just as charmed with Disney as unbelievers … a distressing observation when you consider that professing Christians claim to believe the Bible.

Disney: Why Bible Believers Should Avoid The Magic Kingdom

Before I go any further, let me acknowledge that this article will probably step on some toes and it may offend some of you.  That is not my intention and I hope that you will receive what I say in the spirit in which it is written – one of love, compassion and concern.

When I was very young, my parents were convicted to not allow Disney into our home.  We children knew who Mickey Mouse was but we were taught to not play with him or any other Disney characters.  Why?

Well, what are some of the main words that come to mind when you think of Disney?

Magic.  Sorcery.  Wizard.  Enchanted.  Witchcraft.

Does any of that sound familiar?

Within the past few days, there have been many people upset about the possibility of Disney turning Elsa, the main character from Frozen, into a lesbian.  Most of these people are upset because they consider homosexuality to be a sin – an abomination, according to Leviticus 18:22.  But it has not seemed to occur to these people that Disney has been propagating sin and abominations ever since its establishment.  Let’s take a look at a few Scriptures.

“There shall not be found among you anyone who … practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.  For all who do these things are an abomination to YHWH.” – Deuteronomy 18:10-12

Shall we dive a little into the meanings of these words?

H07081 Kecem – divination, witchcraft.

In 1 Samuel 15:23, we are told that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

H5172 Nachash – to practice divination, practice fortunetelling, take as an omen
H6049 Anan – to practice soothsaying, conjure

Leviticus 19:26 tells us, “nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying”.

H3784 Kashaph – meaning to practice witchcraft or sorcery, use witchcraft, sorcerer/sorceress

“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.” –  Exodus 22:18.

H3049 yid’oniy – a familiar spirit, soothsayer, necromancer

“Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am YHWH your God.” – Leviticus 19:31

“And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.” – Leviticus 20:6

“A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones. Their blood shall be upon them.” – Leviticus 20:27

It seems pretty clear from these verses that everything pertaining to witchcraft, sorcery, magic, etc, is a sin and abomination.  And just in case anyone objects to solely using passages from the Old Testament scriptures to support this view, let’s see what the New Testament has to say about it.

Galatians 5:20 tells us that those who practice witchcraft (G5331 pharmakeiasorcery, magical arts) will not inherit the kingdom of God.  In Revelations 9:21, witchcraft is mentioned in connection with idolatry, murder, sexual immorality and theft.  And we are told in Acts 19:19 that when those who had practiced witchcraft came to faith in Messiah, they burned their books/resources.

I am not aware of one instance in the Bible where witchcraft or sorcery is exonerated.  So then why is it acceptable to welcome these things into our homes in the form of entertainment and children’s toys, and pay money to experience them at theme parks?

Disney: Why Bible Believers Should Avoid The Magic Kingdom

When my sisters and I were discussing this issue, and I mentioned that I have never heard anyone give a Biblically sound reason for embracing Disney, one of my sisters told me she was talking with a girl she had met and the girl mentioned how much she enjoyed these things.  When my sister mentioned that the Bible forbids them, the girl replied, “Yes, it does say that, but you can learn so many good morals from them!”

It would be laughable if it weren’t so pitiable!  Why don’t we welcome adulterers and murderers in to learn good morals from them as well?  In the eyes of the Almighty, are those not the same type of sins as witchcraft?

Disney is often referred to as ‘the magic kingdom’.  Since the Bible tells us that magic is an abomination and those who practiced it were to receive the death penalty, would it not be more accurate to call it ‘the devil’s kingdom’?

For anyone who is not quite convinced, I want to talk about Disney movies for a minute.  I have never seen a Disney movie – and I don’t plan to either!  But I decided to look up the plot summaries of seven of their well-known productions.  Let’s read through them and every time you see the references to magic, witchcraft and sorcery (which include things like fairies, wizards, trolls, spells and enchantment), remember that these things are an abomination to our Creator.

Frozen
Anna, a fearless optimist, sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. From the outside Anna’s sister, Elsa looks poised, regal and reserved, but in reality, she lives in fear as she wrestles with a mighty secret-she was born with the power to create ice and snow. It’s a beautiful ability, but also extremely dangerous. Haunted by the moment her magic nearly killed her younger sister Anna, Elsa has isolated herself, spending every waking minute trying to suppress her growing powers. Her mounting emotions trigger the magic, accidentally setting off an eternal winter that she can’t stop. She fears she’s becoming a monster and that no one, not even her sister, can help her.

Tangled
After receiving the healing powers from a magical flower, the baby Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped from the palace in the middle of the night by Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel knows that the flower’s magical powers are now growing within the golden hair of Rapunzel, and to stay young, she must lock Rapunzel in her hidden tower. Rapunzel is now a teenager and her hair has grown to a length of 70-feet. The beautiful Rapunzel has been in the tower her entire life, and she is curious of the outside world. One day, the bandit Flynn Ryder scales the tower and is taken captive by Rapunzel. Rapunzel strikes a deal with the charming thief to act as her guide to travel to the place where the floating lights come from that she has seen every year on her birthday. Rapunzel is about to have the most exciting and magnificent journey of her life.

Brave
Merida, a Scottish princess whose interests include archery and horse riding, is told by her mother that her interests are not what a princess should be doing and that she has to marry. But Merida chooses to defy her mother. And when she and her mother have an argument Merida rides off and meets a witch. She asks for a spell to change her mother. And the witch gives her a cake which she gives to her mother but the change is not what she was hoping for. So she tries to find a way to fix it.

Beauty and the Beast
Prince Adam was cursed to a beast form by Enchantress who saw no love in his arrogant heart for others. The one way he could break the spell was to learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal from his enchanted rose fell, which would bloom until his twenty-first birthday. But who could ever learn to love a beast? Ten years later, Maurice, an inventor from a nearby village, becomes lost in the woods and seeks shelter in the Beast’s castle, the Beast imprisons him for trespassing. His daughter Belle, a bookworm who dreams of life outside her provincial village, finds him trapped in the castle and offers her place instead. The Beast accepts with a promise she’ll remain in the castle forever. In the beginning Belle views him as nothing more than a monster, he views her as difficult and stubborn. But the two soon taste the bitter-sweetness of finding you can change and learning you were wrong.

The Little Mermaid
Loosely based upon the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Ariel, youngest daughter of King Triton, is dissatisfied with life in the sea. She longs to be with the humans above the surface, and is often caught in arguments with her father over those “barbaric fish-eaters”. She goes to meet Ursula, the Sea Witch, to strike a deal, but Ursula has bigger plans for this mermaid and her father.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one – her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs – Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love’s kiss can save her!

The Princess and the Frog
A modern day retelling of the classic story The Frog Prince. The Princess and the Frog finds the lives of arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana crossing paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician and Tiana, following suit, upon kissing the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.

 As I mentioned last year in my post about homosexual marriage, if people do not believe in the God of the Bible, then it makes sense for them to accept and practice what the Bible calls sin.  I don’t agree with them but I can hardly blame them!  But for those people who do profess to follow the Bible, in light of the passages presented above, I cannot comprehend how they find it acceptable to welcome Disney into their homes.

I will close with one more verse … after we are told in Deuteronomy 18:10-12 to not practice these things because they are an abomination, verse 13 tells us, “You shall be blameless before YHWH your God.”  The word for blameless means ‘perfect’, ‘upright’ and ‘without spot/blemish’.

I meant to only share one verse but the meaning of that one reminded me of another one!  Ephesians 5:27, speaking of the Messiah, says, “that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

Dear friends, please hear this in love: we cannot be holy and spotless when we welcome magic, witchcraft and sorcery into our homes and lives.

Red, White And Blue – A Modest Outfit Post

I’m usually not a red, white and blue type of girl.  It’s a fine color combination and all three are on my “color palette”, but I have never been particularly fond of them.  However I do kind of like this outfit 🙂

Red, White And Blue - A Modest Outfit Post

I do most of my shopping for clothing at thrift stores.  I like to find skirts and tops for a dollar each.  Unfortunately that isn’t always a feasible option.  I guess spending money on clothes is a necessary evil, so sometimes you just have to grin and bear it!  This outfit cost about $37, not including my sandals.  Shoes can also be an expensive necessity!  These were about $30.

Red, White And Blue - A Modest Outfit Post

My skirt came from Catos.  I have heard a lot of people recommend it as a great store for finding modest clothing.  I wouldn’t go that far but it is possible to find some nice things there.  The skirt was $20.  The fabric is rayon and it’s nice and lightweight for summer!

My sandals were on the clearance rack at the local French’s Boots & Shoes.  I normally try to have black or brown sandals so that they will match anything, but when I realized how much of my closet contains navy blue clothing, I decided these would be a good investment!

Red, White And Blue - A Modest Outfit Post

My red cami also came from Catos – it was $8.  It is hard for me to find camis with a high enough neckline (some actually provide more coverage if worn backward!) so I was very pleasantly surprised with this one!  I also like that there are other colors to choose from, so I’m sure I’ll be back for more once my budget allows!

The cardigan actually belongs to my sister Sarah – it is a Rayon Short Sleeves Flyaway Cardigan  from Amazon and it was $5.50!  There are multiple colors/sizes available!  I borrowed this from her for the outfit but I’m going to order one for myself.

My necklace was a gift from my father for my 16th birthday.  You can’t see it well in the picture but it’s a replica of the high priest’s breastplate and he brought it back from Israel for me 🙂

Red, White And Blue - A Modest Outfit Post

My tichel is one that we stock at Hannah’s Headcoverings, although unfortunately we happen to be out of stock right now.  I guess that means it’s time for another trip to Israel! 😉

I’m wearing the flexi-clip Felicity and it’s one of my new favorites.  It’s actually a more brilliant blue than how it looks in the picture.  It is also a limited release item so if you want one, don’t wait too long ’cause we don’t know how long they will last!  And I forgot to calculate the price of the flexi-clip into the mix.  A size large (what I’m wearing) is $21, although I only paid $14.70 because of the consultant discount 🙂

Red, White And Blue - A Modest Outfit Post

Sarah has been on a twin kick lately!  You may have seen her post last week, with pictures of her and Abigail’s matching outfits.  Once I put together this outfit, she liked it so much that she went and bought the same skirt and cami!  She’s borrowing Abigail’s navy blue blouse in this picture, since I’m still wearing her cardigan!  I guess I should get the amazon order placed so that we can really match 🙂

Red, White And Blue - A Modest Outfit Post

Question: do you like red, white and blue?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Preparing Ourselves To Bless Our Future Husbands

Preparing Ourselves To Bless Our Future Husbands

Today I am sharing my third and final post on preparing for our future husbands!

In my last post I listed some practical suggestions for things we can be doing now to benefit our (potential) future marriages but today I am focusing on some of the more spiritual ways to prepare.

  • Pray for him

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;” – Colossians 4:2

Lets face it – unless our future husbands haven’t been born yet (somewhat unlikely), or have already overcome any kind of temptation, sin or struggle out there (even more unlikely … okay, impossible!), then our husbands are facing battles all the time and need our intercession more than we know.  Maybe he is trying to decide on his future career or struggling in some other area, but chances are he’s out there somewhere needing your prayers.

Prayer is SUCH a powerful weapon!  I am reading a book called Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer.  (On a side note, she was one of the main characters in the movie War Room)  One thing that she stresses is that the devil doesn’t do mass attacks on God’s people.  He studies us and knows our weaknesses and struggles, and then attacks those weak points.  And what do we do in return???  We whimper up to our Heavenly Father, begging Him for His help and wondering why He’d let things like this happen, instead of arming ourselves with His armor (Ephesians 6:10-18) and going to battle on our knees.

In all honesty, I never took prayer very seriously until more recently … I prayed of course and knew it was powerful, but had such a limited understanding of its importance and power.

  • Be a servant

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
– Mark 10:46
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” – Colossians 3:23-24

One of the most beautiful things to me is a servant’s heart: those who are quick to see something that needs to be done and do it cheerfully without any thought of reward or recognition.

It’s easy to offer to do the dishes when friends are around, isn’t it???  But how about offering to do them when your sister is exhausted and has a long list of things that still need to be done?  A little different, eh? 🙂

One thing that I’ve been learning is that I have to have a servant’s heart in order to be a good servant.  Let me explain.  Some of us want to help out and be nice but if we aren’t truly sensitive to those around us and trying to find ways to serve, we will miss so many opportunities to do so.  I see that in myself so often.

If a little old lady in front of you at the store asked you to get a can of tomato sauce down from the top shelf for her, you wouldn’t hesitate to reach up and hand it to her, would you?  And she’d say “thank you!” and you’d go on feeling all warm and fuzzy inside for doing something nice.  But would you have noticed the little old lady struggling to reach it in the first place?  Would you have gone on past or stopped and offered to help before she had to ask you?

After observing many husbands and wives, I have learned that being a servant plays a big part in marriage (or at least it should!).  It is something I really need to work on!

  • Learn to let go

“When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.” – Proverbs 11:2
“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” – Philippians 2:3

A fruitful marriage needs lots of self-sacrifice and denial.

As humans, we naturally want things our own way.  We want to be right.  Some of are more strong-willed and obstinate than others but I think it would be safe to say that most of us have struggled (or do still struggle) with instances of wanting our way at times.

I used to really struggle with micro-managing.  I was always trying to teach people how to do things the “right” way, but I didn’t get very far!  It is so hard to let go of “my way” and there are still plenty of times when I have to bite my tongue when I see something being done the “wrong” way, but it is so amazing how freeing it is to let go of things and just keep going!

Practice flexibility.  Learn humility.  Remind yourself to think of others before yourself.

  • Learn submission

“Submit therefore to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7

Ohhh … this is such a touchy subject!  Submission is something with which I struggle a lot but I am really trying to work on it.  The Bible is very clear in saying that a wives should submit to their husbands (Ephesians 5:22) and we should be practicing that now.

Nowadays submission is looked down upon as a weakness, something old-fashioned and inapplicable in our day and age.  But I see nowhere in the Bible where submission was only encouraged for a certain time period or era.

  • Learn to repent and forgive

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
– 1 John 1:9

Confessing things and asking forgiveness can be extremely unpleasant, but it is a must if we are going to live a righteous and holy life!  And forgiveness is such an awesome thing!

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” – Matthew 6:14-15

Forgiveness is one of the things that I’m constantly having to work on.  There is not a one time fix, and sometimes we don’t even know when we’re unforgiving or bitter with somebody or something, so it is really important that we continually examine our hearts.

  • Be compassionate

“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted,  forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32

In a world where we are taught to be strong, tough, independent and self-centered … compassion is such a beautiful thing!  Compassion is one of those things that seems to often be ignored these days, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  It is amazing how different things are when we pour a little love, a little care and a little kindness into the lives of those around us!

Preparing Ourselves To Bless Our Future Husbands

I hope you’ve been encouraged and challenged by this post!  With lots of love and blessings ~ Abigail Aliyah

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
– Hebrews 12:1-2 

Finding A Spouse – A Discount On The Newest Shining Stars Magazine!

We are about to send the upcoming issue of Shining Stars Magazine off to the printers!  The theme is Finding A Spouse and there are so many wonderful articles being featured.  Below are excerpts of a few of them!

Finding A Spouse - A Discount On The Newest Shining Stars Magazine!On the last day of the Festival, my family went back to the house for a break and Mama and Daddy said they wanted to talk to me on the back veranda.  “What did I do?” I wondered.  Daddy said we should sit down and then he said, “I’ll get right to the point. Joshua Williams asked to marry you.”  I was completely taken aback.  I had no idea that anything like that was going on.  Read more