When those we care about ruin themselves

Wish I was gone so I wouldn’t be here to witness how people slowly destroy themselves and only realize what they’ve done on the brink of destruction.

When those we care about ruin themselves

How to Choose the Right Featured Image for Your Post

Perfect reminder for us bloggers

The Daily Post

Confession: my favorite part of the drafting process, other than the writing itself, is choosing a featured image for my posts.

To me, it’s that final drizzle of olive oil, that last turn of the pepper mill over a plate I’m about to serve (usually to a toddler who couldn’t care less). It’s an anticipation-builder, an element that announces something good is about to happen while tying together disparate details into coherence.

Note: Featured images are displayed differently on each theme, from modestly-sized blocks to full-width explosions of color. You may want to experiment with a few themes, if only to get a sense of the different effect featured images can have.

It seems I’m not alone — with more than 220 themes offering featured images, including some of our newest and most popular — many bloggers and readers clearly like featured images, too.

In a world in which we all have bulging image libraries…

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Stop Devaluing Yourself

This post reflects my exact thoughts right now. It’s true how tough we can be on ourselves when we shouldn’t shy away from being acknowledged for having done something good.

It’s okay to be proud of yourself. Learn to accept compliments without buts.
You are wonderfully made by God.

Simply Sweet

Recently, a few people have asked me about this blog. What is it? What do you write about? Why do you do it?

It’s very easy to devalue the things that we do. I’m never quite sure how to respond to these questions – what is Simply Sweet? I suppose it’s a lifestyle blog with a Christian focus and an aim to encourage and entertain others while also making sense of my own thoughts and actions – however this kind of coherency rarely makes it out of my mouth in conversation. Instead, I find myself saying, ‘oh you know, it’s just a girly blog with bits and pieces of stuff I’m interested in. It’s probably pretty boring.’

In actual fact, I love writing on this blog. I love to think that in some way, I can be invested in the business of encouragement. As a personal project, it helps…

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Stop Devaluing Yourself