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Favorite Scents of Candles

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Favorite Scents of Candles  Written by: Jill Sheets 


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 I did not start liking candles until I was in my upper teens. It was not because I did not like the smell of the candle, but I was afraid that I would knock it over when it was lit.  Now, I am just worried that a cat or dog doing that.  Most of the times when I light a candle it is remembering a person's birthday or passing.  I do like the smell of most candles, but I do have my favorites.  Here is my top five in no particular order.Fruit candlesLavender Pie smelling candles (like cherry, apple and pumpkin)Cinnamon OceanI do not have a special reason I like those five.It is not like they remind me of something.It really does not go that deep.I wish I could say that it does.I wonder what type of candle I will light next time.  What candles do you like? Are there ones that remind you of a happy memory or is it just the smell of the candle?

Being Scared of the Bible When I Was Younger

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Being Scared of the Bible When I Was Younger
Written by: Jill Sheets
When I was younger, my sister and I were sent to Arkansas for summer breaks. I remember having my sister’s bible.I have no idea how I got a hold of it or even why I really had it. I like to think that she gave it to me.I would sit in the living room by myself and read it after I did my soap opera homework. By watching them and mimicking what I saw.I open the book to the first page, which was the beginning with the Old Testament.Probably not the best place to start, but I had no idea about that at the time. Reading in the Old Testament, I slowly started to get scared. I seem to have put myself in their shoes.Here are a few things that got me scared.Remember, I was a child, somewhere between 1st and 3rd grade.Let’s start in Numbers 15:32-36/ Leviticus (in many places throughout that section) you found people getting stoning to death.I found myself feeling horrible for the people that had been stoned or could be stoned.I …

The Kindness Diaries

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The Kindness Diaries
Written by:Jill SheetsPicture source:   https://willowschool.org/2019/09/13/the-power-of-kindness-leon-logothetis-speaks-at-willow/Like many of you, there are days when I just want to set in front of the TV. Maybe it is too hot outside, raining or maybe you are in just one of those moods. Searching for a show or movie that will just make you laugh.A few years ago when I was passing kidney stones, I searched for a show that would keep my mind off the pain I was in. (Just a side note about kidney stones, they are so overrated). With little patience, I flipped as fast as I could through what was on Netflix.I stopped when I saw a show called “Kindness Diaries.” A lot of the time, I do not read what the movie and show are about, but the title pulled me in to read about it. It was about this guy Leon Logothetis, who traveled the world relying on the kindness of people for food, somewhere to sleep, gas along with other things he needed it except, he could not accept money…
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My PastBy: Jill SheetsPicture source:https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1351617
How can I celebrate my past?Like many, I have suffered a lot of pain, situations I did not want to be in, and regrets.Without my past, I would not have a beautiful daughter, a wonderful husband, and finally, a family that loves me (Karissa, you are also included). A family that is there for me even when I am at my worse, and not wanting to talk. They refuse to give up on me. There is also my church family that I can turn to. Ones that are willing to talk, give me advice, and even pray for me, which means a lot to me because it is hard to ask for prayers for myself. How about celebrating the relationships with my friends from a distant past or even the ones that I have met in the last 14 years? Making me laugh or smile. I really do not know where I would have been without all of them. Without God guiding me on my path none of this would have happened.If I had done, what I had planned on doing when I was younger, I …
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I do not want to be afraidBy: Jill Sheets
Picture source: : https://www.rms.com/blog/2019/03/27/european-floods-and-the-relationship-with-the-north-atlantic-oscillation

When I was younger I was afraid of Killer Bees--Tornadoes, earthquakes, moving waters, snakes in the toilet--And --Demons.Some of the fears are still with me today --Along with new fearsSquishing them all into one. Seeing the fears when I close my eyes.When I have night terrors.Seeing snakes slithering out of the bathroom.Pythons moving up the kitchen cabinets.Water flooding the streets -- Cars and people getting pushed down in the water.Falling down the steps.Choking--Losing my voice againAnd not coming back at all.Going blind.So many things.Demons --Night terrors that fill my dreams almost every night,My first memory of them. Waking up gasping for air.Losing people I love.Just covering a few.I try to give my fears to God -- But then I take them back.I have decided to keep handing them over to him.I will not be afraid--…

What Event in History Would You Like to Witness

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What Event in History Would You Like to Witness Written by: Jill Sheets