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Father, I Wanted a Car, Not a Bible.

So a friend sent me this touching little story today. I almost cried. It is funny, how we expect what we want or ask for in a certain way, and when it’s not done as such, we freak out and often become angry. This really made me think…

FATHER, I WANTED A CAR, NOT A BIBLE

  

  A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom,  and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.   As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his  father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his  graduation, his father called him into his private study, told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and how much he loved him. He handed him a beautifully wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and
found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with his name embossed in gold.

Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, “With all your money you give me a Bible?” He stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible behind.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old. He thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. But before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to him. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father ‘ s house, sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father ‘ s important documents and saw the Bible, new, just as he had left it years ago.  With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, “And if ye, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father which is in Heaven, give to those who ask Him?”
As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealers name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired.  On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words…
PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God ‘ s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

It’s all a part of Being Pretty

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COCO Mademoiselle CHANEL PARIS: Pleasant Surprise!

So my aunt and I were discussing our favorite perfume smells.

I mentioned that I really like Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel Paris, and she said “Oh I have that one, and I don’t really like it. I never use it so you can have it.” WUUUT

So she gave me her bottle and I just saved $130! I’m a happy giiiiiiirrrlllll! (:

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I love the smell, and a little goes a long way!

Thank You Jesus for precious little surprises and wonderful relatives!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Valentine’s Day Look #3: Roses Are Red…

Shiny red lips… sound Valentine’s Day-ish to me!

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Valentine’s Day Look #2: Pinky-Promise

 

Pink pink pink!

I have to say, recently I’m loving the color pink. Fine timing, eh? I mean, with Valentine’s Day coming up and all…..

So here’s a very pink look you can try this year! A black, gray, or white sweater with a matching pink scarf would go nicely with this look.

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It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Blush It Up!

There’s nothing like a fresh rosy cheek to brighten one’s face up.

Most women are afraid to use a lot of blush, but if applied properly, it can make a stunning and beautiful difference!

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Pink blush is a great idea for Valentine’s Day!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty.

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Valentine’s Day Look: Romantic Pink

Here’s a sweet look you can try for Valentine’s Day this year! It’s simple and pink.

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How To:

– Black flicked liquid liner

– Peachy pink lipstain + gloss

– Peachy pink blush (Don’t be afraid to apply more than usual. Although hidden in this awful lighting, the blush makes this look)

– Neutral brown eyeshadow over lid with minimal shimmer.

-Black mascara

– Filled-in brows

Have fun!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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