A Heart Like King David: Righteous and True

There are so many admirable men and women in the Bible to look up to and take our lead from. Noah, Moses, David, Esther, Job, Mary, Peter, Paul, Timothy … they all set the stage for those that would follow after them. Their ways were righteous and their hearts were true. There is so much we can learn from each of them, but today I want to take a look at David. His story is so complex, so riveting, but what I love most is his heart. Oh, how beautiful it would be to have a heart like King David.

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6 Simple Ways To Earn Extra Money Online (That AREN’T Blogging!)

Everybody wants to make more money these days, amirite? I totally get it, and I’m in the same boat with you! We just bought our first house and found out we’re pregnant, so we definitely understand being a little tight financially! 😉 There’s soooo much information on the Internet these days about making extra money, and a lot of that centers around blogging. That’s great, but most of us aren’t going to make a six-figure income off our blogs (let’s just be real). But, never fear! There are other ways! Today, I’ve got 6 simple ways to earn extra money online!

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5 Essential Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

As of August 31st, Caleb and I are officially homeowners! Yay! We love our new house! As with any new house, there are some things that we want to change, but it is such a good fit for us and we are excited to live here for many years to come. Overall, our home-buying process went smoothly, which we are very thankful for. Today, I want to share with you 5 essential tips for first-time homebuyers! I hope these tips help your home-buying process to go as smoothly as ours did! 🙂

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Back From Break + 2 Announcements!

Hi friends! After a couple of weeks of absence here at Small Town Soul, I am BACK! I didn’t expect to take a blogging break, but lo and behold, it happened! Read on to find out why. During my break, I also planned out a few changes for the blog, so come find out what’s going to be happening from now on. I’m back from break and ready to share 2 big, awesome, exciting announcements with you!

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DIY Wednesday: String Art

About a month ago, I introduced DIY Wednesday with a post about transforming a boring old dresser into a fabulous entertainment center. It was a big hit, so here I am again this month, with DIY Wednesday: String Art! I got into string art a few years ago (thanks to Pinterest), but I was not successful in the least! Now, it’s one of my favorite crafts to do and I love the way it turns out! Keep reading to see how I do it and why I love it! 🙂

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To The Christian On Their First Day Of College

Look at you! You graduated high school; congratulations! You had an awesome summer of freedom, you attended new student orientation, you have the greatest roommate and no classes before 10 AM, so you’re ready to take on college. You feel unstoppable, like the world is at your fingertips. And in many ways, that is true.

You will love college. You will find your people and your major, your favorite spots in the library, the greatest intramurals. You will figure out which days the caf is not worth it, and which restaurants in the student center will make you sick every time. (Why did Chinese food on a college campus seem like a good idea?)

But there’s something I need you to remember. This is, and I’m risking a cliche here, the beginning of the rest of your life. Start it with Christ as the foundation, or it will crumble. Here is a letter, from my heart to yours.

An open letter to the Christian on their first day of college.

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Find The Awesome

Life is hard, and it’s far too easy to focus on the negative aspects of it. Today, it’s easier for me to complain about an upset stomach than it is to be thankful for the groceries that we can afford. But I heard a message on the radio the other day about finding the awesome in every situation, and I love that thought! God has given us awesome lives, and we need to focus on that instead of our problems. Since that’s easier said than done, let’s look at how we can find the awesome in every situation!

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Why Christians Need To Start Prioritizing Faith Over Entertainment

Christians, our priorities are messed up. I say “our” because I’m a part of it, too. I am not immune. We prioritize movies, TV shows, and music over our faith. I’m not talking about the time that we spend on those as opposed to the time we invest in our faith, because I think that’s another post for another day, but I’m talking about the entertainment choices that we make. Friends, listen up. It is time for us to start prioritizing faith over entertainment.

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3 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Netflix

Here’s a challenge for you. Take a moment, and think of all the people that you know that don’t have Netflix. It’s not very many, is it? It seems like everyone and their dog (literally) has Netflix these days. We have it, and we watch it pretty regularly (y’all, FIXER UPPER IS ON NETFLIX). But why am I talking about this? What can bloggers learn from NetflixA lot. Netflix’s view of their customers, their desire to share and produce great content, and their recognition of their place in the media world is virtually unmatched in any business, organization, or company today. I think we have a lot to learn from them, so let’s jump right in.

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