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Unwanted Blessings...

Hey everyone! 
As you may have noticed, I'm trying to post here on Chosen Vessels every Saturday (recently, there's been just as many post going up on weekdays as weekends, lol.) Today I have a little thingy I wrote awhile back to share with y'all. I actually wrote this for Emily McConnell'sWrite This Pieceassignment. And since I don't have anything else to post today you are getting this. XD
Also, I added the Followers gadget to the top of the sidebar yesterday (not sure why I hadn't ever used it before. :P) So...yes! If you don't do email subscriptions, you can follow me there much easier now. :D 
I hope you enjoy and happy weekend! :) 

The beautiful melody plays…
 It seems like a never changing cycle. The same things, small and somewhat meaningless, repeat themselves days after day. All is wonderful and simple, yet perpetual and consistent. But it's good and you love it. You can't imagine life any other way. 

The pulsation of the tune quickens… 

Fitting In by Rebekah Morris {Book Review}

Psst! This book released today. Click here to snag your $0.99 copy! 

Summary:  Newly married, Elizabeth Leffler moves with her husband to his farm in the foothills of the western mountains. Eager to be a part of the town and community, she is disappointed by the cool welcome she receives. In her eagerness to fit in and find a place for herself, Elizabeth does the unthinkable.

Rating:  4 stars

Review:  Fitting In, the third work I have read by Miss Morris, was quite endearing. Although not a favorite of mine, it was an enjoyable short-story with a great lesson. The writing reminds me somewhat of Janette Oke's – with a style of lovely and unique simplicity. 
Elizabeth was a kind young woman and a relatable character. Her struggles with not fitting in and feeling like an outcast were realistic. I was cheering for her so much at the end!  Her husband, Paul, was super sweet. I loved how he called Elizabeth "Libby" and talked to his horse, Sir Drake. He was very supportive of his y…

~ The Pray for People and Country Tag ~

Tag time! Blessing Counter from Counting Your Blessings One By One tagged me for this awesome tag ages ago (like two months :P) and I'm finally remembering to get it done. ;) Thanks, Blessing! 

~ The Rules – Thank the blogger who tagged you.  – Copy and paste the rules.  – Pledge to pray for one person and one country or city every day for two weeks.  – Tag two bloggers.  – Have fun!

  I pledge to pray for a girl who I met at the art center who does not know Jesus and the United States of America. 

And I tag... 
Bethany R.



Amy Lane

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Hey guys! :) 
Sorry – this post is going up at a weird time. I should have written it ahead of time (like last week would've been nice), but yesterday it just didn't happen among school, a funeral, fall decorations, and When Calls the Heart (first time ever, folks, and I love it). But without further ado, let's jump right in. ^_^

  Do you know what today is? If you read the title of this post, you probably have a pretty good guess. 
  Up until this past spring, this day – the third Friday of September – wasn't anything special in my mind. But then I came across the story I'm about to share with you,...another story (which I'll mention and link to)...and an article in our local newspaper. 
  Today is POW/MIA recognition day, the day we fly the POW/MIA flag (I mean, someone does. I don't have personally own one. XP). The one day a year set aside to remember those prisoners of war and missing in action soldier who never came back to American soil. 

  This sprin…

A Simple Word ~ A Poem by Amy Lane

Hello everyone! Today I'm pleased to share with you all a beautiful, thought-provoking poem by the talented Amy Lane. :) 

A Simple WordA simple word that can change a life,A simple word that creates strife.A simple word that is simple not,A simple word in which countries can get caught.A simple word of pursuit or retreat,A simple word able of victory--or defeat.A simple word that causes people to die,A simple word that separates without "goodbye".A simple word, never simple itself,A simple word that lays around, until taken off a shelf,Applied to relationships,And loudly ripsInto provocative pieces, small and large;Every hardship, struggle, grievance, and charge.A simple word that has torn,Many a family--with untouched reasons to mourn.A simple word, yet, that has united,Friends and family--as they fightedThe enemy, foe, and traitor,Asking questions, only later.A word of division,But for some--a word also of provision.But it's not all earned in ways proved "nice…

Sisters in Christ ~ Kaitlyn Krispense ~ September 2016

Hello! And welcome to the sixth edition of Sisters in Christ!!! :D Whew, six months into this and it's such a joy for me to see everyone sharing about themselves. We're getting to know each other on a deeper level, girls! :) 

Kaitlyn Krispense from Twin Thoughts is with us today. :) She is the super-talented young lady who made the gorgeous post graphic above that you were just gushing over... (You know you were. XD) 

Alright, Kaitlyn, take the floor and introduce yourself. :)  I’m a homeschooled twin that loves God, reading, writing, crocheting, playing instruments & singing, blogging, and recently discovered how fun graphic design is. :)  I live on a farm in Kansas with my parents and 4 of my 5 siblings.

You mentioned blogging, let's talk about that. What inspired you to start a blog?  I saw others’ blogs, and all the tags and such they did, and it looked really fun.  So I got one last month. :D

Isn't blogging such fun?! Did you read other blogs before starting your …