Saturday, May 23, 2015

#musesofamom: Should Christians Publicly Give Their Opinion on Other Christians?

Have you ever been disappointed in someone you "follow" online?  Would you unfollow or unfriend?  
That's my case today. Sure, every blogger may post something that we may not agree with (mine included!) but we follow anyway. In my case, I unfollowed because I felt these Christian writers' criticisms were unnecessary. It was unsettling to read their harsh and cutting statements against another Christian family, albeit a public family, in regards to a terrible incident that took place several years ago (before they were on television). The family has since made very sincere, public statements regarding the incident (which was the result of a pop culture magazine breaking the story). Mainstream media outlets have kept the story highlighted on every social media feed. 

Out of the gate, let me say this first:  I am NOT condoning the confessed sin or stating that the victims were unharmed.  However, I do think that it is unnecessary for Christians to opine (although their right, certainly) on any type of “scandal” such as this.  I'll tell you why.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Book Review: A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

My latest book to review was a fun read -- it's like several of  Pinterest boards all in one book! The contents are trendy, colorful -- it is meant to inspire (it will!) and not intimidate you (it won't!).

These gals have put together some lovely ideas for your entire home, as well as fun do-able makes for entertaining.  So many of these genre of books are engaging, but when thinking about it, would you really try to make any of the projects?  However for this book, the authors have provided inspirational projects with an abundance of photos and easy-to-follow step by step directions. There is a little bit of everything, from painting, sewing, baking, gardening, decorating, organizing . . . the creativity vibe is endless.  This will be a book that I will keep on my shelf as a go-to for brainstorming new projects. 

Ready to get started on some amazing decor?  You can purchase a copy of this book on Amazon.

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