How to Create a Wire Photo Hanging Picture Frame for Under $15

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Great tutorial on making your own wire hanging photo frame for under $15! DIY craft for displaying Christmas cards, postcards, or other memos.

Have you seen this new trend? Okay, it's not really new, but I'm not crafty, so my following of craft trends is far behind the curve. (I'm actually pretty sure I'm at least four years behind on this one.) Regardless, there are these open frame wire photo hanging picture frames that you clip pictures, cards or other small flat items in the middle of the frame, switching them out as you choose, with the ability to move items around quickly and easily. Some use chicken wire instead of a gauge wire. I once had the great idea to actually do this, to create my own version of this wire picture hanging frame with the intent ...

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Tips for Mourning with Those Who Mourn: What to Say and What to Do after a Loss

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Nothing is impossible with god - gifts for people mourning - Christian Celebrations DaySpring

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DaySpring. The opinions and text are all mine. A few weeks ago a teenage boy from church passed away. The week before he passed, he struggled in a coma to overcome the severe head trauma he incurred after hitting a large boulder on his dirt bike while on vacation with family. After a week long battle, his body finally shut down and he passed into the next life. He was an outstanding young man, a joy to his family, and quite the charmer too. Our church congregation, his family near and far, and our local community all rallied together in prayer and fasting for his ...

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The Foolproof Way of Making Decisions Without Regret

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When it comes to decision making and knowing how to make a decision about important life decisions, you want to make the right choice!! Love this guide for making decisions without guilt.

Everyone needs to know how to make a decision when they're conflicted. Making decisions is often hard, difficult, and tough especially when the result of that decision brings long-lasting ramifications. One of the harsh realities of adulthood is decision making. We have to make all sorts of decisions for ourselves from how we'll spend our time to how to what career path we'll pursue and everything in between like who we should use as our car insurance provider. It's these "adulting" moments that many of us hate. They really aren't very fun. While we make everyday decisions about what clothes to wear and what time to go to ...

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13 Ways to Achieve More Powerful Personal Prayer

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13 Great ways you can improve your personal prayers, and make them much more powerful and meaningful. It's really time to stop being lazy with my praying.

I believe in the power of prayer. I believe when we pray we really are talking to deity, and that this Supreme Power is also my Father who lives in Heaven. He loves me and wants to bless me abundantly if I but will humble myself and ask.  And that, unfortunately, is often difficult for me. For whatever reasons, taking the time to really commune with heaven, telling Him of my gratitude, my wishes, my questions, and my pleas for forgiveness, is not something I do automatically, effectively, or regularly. It has been years now of less than amazing prayers coming from my mouth up to God, and I hate it, but habits die hard, don't they? ...

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Stop Negotiating!: How to Align Your Prayers to God’s Will

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Such a great post on improving personal prayers! We need to stop negotiating our will and start accepting god's will when we pray.

Hi friends.  I’m Celeste and I so psyched to be here what upping with the Fagans today.   They’re the best.  Normally, I blog about marriage over at A Thing Called Love Blog (connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest), but today I’m talking about meaningful personal prayer.  I’m no praying expert, but I recently shifted the focus of my prayers.  I’ve decided this shift could maybe help someone besides myself, and I knew I had to share this new insight with you! I pray. I've always prayed. I’m a pray-er.  I've had too many experiences with answered prayers to deny that prayer is a worthwhile activity.  But I recently ...

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Feeling the Fire Again

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Sometimes life just gets monotonous and it is really hard to feel God's presence in our lives and to have that passion, that fire, for all things spiritual.

I have a confession to make. Two years ago I started a new blog, that I never told anyone about. The blog was called "Feeling the Fire Again" and was about my desire to really feel that burning fire and flame and heat of a strong testimony and deep love of my Savior Jesus Christ. Because, at the time, I really didn't feel that. I was active in my church, but I still didn't feel that passion, but I wanted to, because I had felt it before in my youth. I knew God was real, and that He was there, but I didn't always feel it. I still don't always feel it. And it is in these moments that this song by Julie De Azvedo - Feel the ...

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I’m Learning to Pray with Full Purpose of Heart

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Love this post! It is so true that just saying our prayers is not going to cut if we want a real relationship with God. I need to follow suit and make my prayers meaningful.

I have a confession to make:  I am not very good at praying.  While I grew up praying over meals, saying prayers in church, and saying prayers at bedtime, I just am not very consistent at meaningful prayers in my adult life. I feel like I am still learning to pray with purpose. The reasons for this are probably numerous: I'm often too tired to pray coherently at bedtime.  I am up and down at mealtimes making sure my daughters have what they need, and they often start eating before I get a chance to sit down, causing me to forget to give thanks for our food.  And sometimes I think I assume that my thoughts are good enough as ...

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