Using our Abilites and Resources for Adonai

Hey y’all! Summer is officially here and, if you live in the south (like me) it honestly feels like, it has been summer year round. Haha. Anyway, Adonai (Christ) has blessed us with many gifts and abilities like singing, art, hospitality, etc. but, are we using them for ourselves or for Him? When we are doing something, it needs to be done ultimately for God’s Glory and, (Colossians 3:17 and 1 Corinthians 10:31) especially humbly (Proverbs 11:2).

Whatever gift you have been blessed with, pray about what to do with it then, let the Lord lead you in turn, to bring glory to His name. If you are good with cooking, crafts or whatever-donate items, give to friends, family, leave tracts, pray with people, etc. If you don’t quite know what you gift is (of course pray, pray, pray and talk with you parents) but, if you have any social media like, email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, (or one of the thousand other social media sites..lol, or just send letters) then, encourage friends and family in Christ. Believers, unbelievers, and especially the unbelievers who think they are believers. Talk with them *communicate, communicate, communicate. You need to have good communication. Without it, you won’t get anywhere*, pray with them, send verses, let them know that you care and, make sure to follow up.

Now, onto humility which, is something I am constantly reminding myself. Sometimes for me, it is hard to be humble when you cook or crochet something that lots of people like and, when people say, “Oh, it looks so good, you should make a career out of it!” I tend to feel too proud but, when I know I am thinking to highly of myself, I remind myself to be humble. Kind of like this *humble, humble, humble* Lol. So, if you struggle with pride like me, than pray and pray and be consistent with yourself and, let the Lord work in you.

I know this was rather brief but, I wanted to get to the point so, I hope y’all were encouraged and that’s all for today!  Have a blessed day! Love y’all!

Thanks so much Maddy!

In Christ,

Anya Smith xo

2Corinthians5:17

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Photography from Stone Mtn.

Hey everyone! My family went to Stone Mountain last week, and today I am going to show you some of the pictures that I got. 🙂 They have many different things to do at Stone Mountain which include a 4d theatre, Sky Hike, ( which is an above the ground obstacle course) miniature golf, a petting zoo, a really pretty historical center, and some shops and places for little kids to play. We all had a great time, but the heat was almost unbearable! Anyways, I’ll just be sharing a few photos with you all today, and I might share a few more in a couple days.

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Does anyone else love wells? 😉 Me and my sister love them, and we even had a photo shoot at the well, for her modesty blog. 🙂

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I normally only take close ups of flowers, but I decided to try to get the building and wood in the back round for this one.

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An old buggy. 🙂

My family is going on a road trip next week, and I’ll hopefully have some pictures of the trip to share with you soon! Have a great weekend!

Have you ever been to Stone Mountain? Do you tend to mainly take close ups, or try different angles and settings? Anybody else love old buggies?

Flower Photography

Hey everyone! Today, I will be sharing a photo with you all that I got the other day. I have recently been taking an online photography class, and it has some great tips on different ways to switch your settings. I normally don’t change any settings with my camera, but I have been trying to lately. I recently found out that my camera has a bunch of great settings which I’ll be trying to use more. 🙂 Anyways, here is the photo.

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And everyone, and I do have a ( small ) photography update. I just recently got some business cards for my shop, Maddy Crone Photography! Photography is something that I love and I do hope to do it as a career one day. 🙂

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I hope that you all have a great weekend!

 

 

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For the Lord gives wisdom, from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding. ~Proverbs 2:6

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The Lord will fight for you ; you only need to be still.  ~Exodus 14:14

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Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.  ~Psalms 107:1

Meet Our Birds

Hey everyone! Today, I got to have a little photo shoot with a few of our birds. Two of them are conures and the other one is a cockatiel. They are all very nice, and love being around people. Though they can be a little annoying at times, overall I really enjoy having them. 🙂 So, down below I’ll be sharing pictures of them along with a few other things about them. This post is different from what I normally do, but I hope that you guys enjoy it.

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This is Mango, our sun conure. He is the first bird that we got, and my personal favorite. 😉 He is so sweet all of the time, and he absolutely loves being held and played with. A few months back I actually taught him how to dance to the Imperial March and now every time he hears the song, he will dance to it. ff2.jpg

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This is Kiwi ( aka wiwi ) and he is a green cheeked conure. Kiwi is a very sweet bird as well, but he does play favorites. 😉 He is the only one out of our birds that will let you hold him on his back like a baby. 🙂

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And finally this is Patch, my brother’s cockatiel. Patch is definitely one to play favorites, and he seems to only like the boys in the family. 😉 Unlike the other birds, Patch whistles instead of screeching. My brother has also taught him how to whistle The Andy Griffith Show. 🙂

Thanks for reading, guys!

Do any of you have birds? Which one out of the three is your favorite?