Little To Do List – March 23rd, 2018

Little To Do List – March 23rd, 2018

Hi there, guys! I hope you’re doing well. ❤ Happy Friday to all of you! I’m so happy we’ve gotten to the weekend, but I can’t believe how close we are to the end of March! With this in mind, I have decided to share an end-of-the-month to do list, so that I can make sure I’m finishing what I hoped to do throughout March.

Related Post: My March To Do List

I had originally thought about naming this post “March’s Last Hurrah,” haha, but then I noticed that by calling it that, I’m considering this upcoming week as the end of something – the last chance I have to get some accomplishments in. It’s not a fun way to live because then there’s this calendar deadline I’m living by, which is completely unnecessary. If you’ve been tempted to feel this way, as well, I’d love to encourage you to shift your thinking. While this month does have eight full days left in it, there’s no shame in letting a task carry over into the new month!

Prayer Request: It would bless me if you would pray for and send encouragement to my younger siblings, Samuel (6) and Elizabeth (1). They both have a stomach virus, and Samuel wasn’t doing well last night – he has a high fever right now. I’m really praying that the rest of us won’t get what they have and that they’ll feel better soon! ❤

Let’s check out what I’d love to get done this week (: Happy reading!


Little To Do List –
March 23rd, 2018

  • Keep working on the 7th course of Spanish on Memrise and stay up-to-date on review words. (I’d been hoping to complete all of this in March, but the phrases I’m required to memorize in the last level are quite challenging, haha! I know I’ll get it done, but it’s definitely taking more concentration than I would’ve anticipated.)
  • Begin reading some of the books on my TBR list. (I recently bought a few more books from a second-hand store that look amazing, so I’m excited about getting back into reading beginning with these! I’ll be sure to feature them in a post sometime next month once I’ve finished them 🙂 )
  • Clean out my closet. (I did this recently, lol, but then I went and littered the floor with shopping bags and a few other miscellaneous things that need a place. *sighs* It shouldn’t be hard to do, so I just need to get around to doing it!)
  • Make one more new dinner recipe. (I got to make dinner for my family a few times this month, and I really enjoyed it because they loved the dishes I made! Trying out one more this upcoming week is something I’d love to do.)
  • Continue exercising and eating right. (I easily fall out of the habit of this, for some reason, but I need to keep up with this because I don’t like how I feel when I don’t! Power-walking a mile or two daily, as well as eating portion sizes and cutting down on sweets, is a must for me. I can do this!)
  • Read more blog posts like this one(I have my blogger friend, Jessica, to thank for sharing this gem on my Reader this morning! It really encouraged me, as I have been facing decisions as I near my eighteenth birthday that has been stressing me out a bit, but this inspiring post really helped me to change my thinking. I need to focus more on finding books and blog posts along those same lines to read because it helped me so much!)

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you’re doing well, and that you also have a blessed weekend. ❤

— Maggie

The 7 Attributes Of A Godly Friend

The 7 Attributes Of A Godly Friend

Hi there! I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. ❤ In this post, I will be sharing something with you that has been on my heart a lot recently. I’ve been thinking about, praying over, laughing about, and just overall enjoying this aspect of my life, because it is so new and absolutely wonderful to me.

In one of my dearest blogging friends, Jordan (whom I featured in this post!!), I have found a sweet sister in Christ, and the godly friendship we now share is truly changing me for the better. ❤

For years, I have been praying that the Lord would provide me with some people (even just one person!) with whom I can have fun with and call my close friend. It was something constantly on my mind, and it frequently came up in my prayer life, for I was always either losing old friends, or feeling lonely because I had none.

Throughout my childhood and teenage years, too, I have been searching for a friend – and along the way, I have come to see just how important the Lord is in my life, and also that He has provided me with perfect companions in my immediate family. I went through much heartache, rejection, trial, and nights of crying myself to sleep to come to this conclusion, but the temporary pain was well worth it … for I now have a beautiful friend I can confide in, my family to depend on, and my Lord to dedicate my life to.

I could not have come to this point had the Lord not led me through those deep waters.

I definitely struggle when situations don’t turn out the way I desire for them to, and I’d never deliberately choose to experience heartache. But with the Lord by my side? I’ll gladly take on the world if it is His will. For I know that He doesn’t put me through hardship unnecessarily – there is purpose in the pain, and He is there with me through it all.

In this heartfelt post, I brainstormed and came up with 7 beautiful attributes of a godly friend. While writing them, I drew from the experience I have from being buddies with Jordan, and while I (hopefully, haha) possess some of these qualities myself, each one was inspired by Jordan!! I could not have asked the Lord for a better friend than Jordan, and I mean that with all my heart. 🙂

Now, would you like to see the list? Here it is!

The 7 Attributes Of A Godly Friend

— They cause us to draw closer to the Lord. Whether we’re praying for them (or they’re praying for us!), their words of wisdom and willingness to pray for us encourages us in Christ. It is a very good thing to have godly friends! Because who we’re around deeply influences us, and those who have a positive, Christ-like attitude will encourage us to grow as Christians. ❤

— They uplift and positively impact us. Most good friends aim to do this, but it is very prevalent in friends who are following the Lord! Their kindness stems from joy and brotherly (or sisterly!) love, and is fueled by grace.

— We trust their judgement and can depend on their honesty. There are occasions when friends won’t tell the truth to preserve the feelings of their friend, but we know that godly friends are trustworthy and honest! (In the best way possible, even if we don’t want to hear it haha) If you are close enough to the person, their discussions with you will be genuine, thoughtful, and kind, which leads to my next point …

— It’s fulfilling to have conversations with them. There’s something different (and better!) about getting to talk with others who know the Lord – almost like the conversation was planned by the Lord to happen. Isn’t that beautiful? ❤ I believe that sharing Bible verses, praying for each other, and talking about how the Lord’s working in our lives causes us to have a stronger bond with those friends, because the Lord is Who is holding the relationship in His hands.

— We know the Lord handpicked us for each other. I came up with this one while thinking about my friendship with Jordan – we have SO much in common, and even the differences between us compliment each other! I’m very thankful that she and I met through blogging, because she is one of the most genuine, funniest people I’ve ever met (:

— They’re there for us through the hard times. There’s nothing quite like having a godly friend to talk things through with when life gets tough. ❤ Being able to depend on a partner in prayer is a beautiful thing, and their wisdom and inspiring words help immensely, too!

— They model attributes we desire to possess. As I mentioned a moment ago, there are times when differences between two friends even each other out, and encourage the other to be stronger in those areas! For example, if the first person is going through something hard that the second person has already experienced and overcome, then the latter person can be a huge encouragement to the first. ❤


Thank you very much for reading! This was a wonderful post for me to write, because it helped me to organize my thoughts, and I now know what to further look for in future friends.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post on this lovely Sunday! Hope you have a blessed new week. ❤

— Maggie

Willing To Listen

Willing To Listen

Hey there, guys! Happy Sunday to all of you 🙂 ❤ I was inspired to write this post because I would like to further share what has been on my heart lately. Just like I wrote about here (and here, too!), I have been having a good many thoughts on what my future holds, which includes where the Lord will lead me in the coming years of my life.

I used to see my future as being something that’s in my control. That is, I thought my future depended on how much I put into it.

Because I love being productive and knowing for certain I’m getting things done, it has bothered me for the longest time that that which lies ahead in my life is completely unknown to me, concealed in a dense fog.

I would think that to be within His will, I needed to have a good idea of what lay ahead.

If the Lord would only let me get a peek inside, I’d basically think to myself, then I’d know how to prepare, be ready, and enjoy it when it gets here.

It was hard for me to accept that His timing was not my own, because waiting on Him to work things out in my life seemed like a waste of time. Why would it be His will for me to sit and do nothing for days, weeks, even years while He worked behind the scenes?

These thoughts (and the solution He has given me) are what inspired the title of this post.

“He knows when we are willing to hear His answers.” – Dr. Charles Stanley

This quote absolutely blew me away.

He knows exactly when the moment has come to reveal to me the plans He has for me – not a moment sooner, nor a moment later.

I understand that waiting is hardly, if ever, easy. I have wanted countless things before it was my time to have them … however, with each and every situation where I felt impatient was helping me to learn that there is so much more to faith than simply waiting to make our move until God speaks.

Faith is about trusting Him while the clock is ticking away.

Faith is proof of the fact that we know His timing is completely perfect.

Faith shows that we know He has a great plan that is not hindered by calendar days.

Faith grows in these hard conditions, watered by His grace.

True faith is utterly convinced that He knows us so much better than we do.

When we trust in Him, He is absolutely faithful to manifest the plans He has for us in our lives. He will not forget about us … and He knows just when we are ready to hear about the things He has for us.

“However, as it is written, what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love Him-” – 1 Corinthians 2:9

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14

— Maggie