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wordslinger42

Joined February 2017

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The Mermaid | Christina Henry
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My July #bookspin (shamelessly decorated in honor of Shark Week 😂🦈)

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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😂😂😂😂 I need this shirt!!!

Sharpeipup Agreed! 1w
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The Mermaid | Christina Henry
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@ozma.of.oz @KristiAhlers @Clare-Dragonfly

I'm so excited for our #LMPBC group!!

This is the book I was thinking of sending out! Does that sound good to all of you? 😊

ozma.of.oz This has been on my TBR forever! I‘m 100% in favor! 2w
Clare-Dragonfly It‘s on my TBR too! Great choice! 2w
KristiAhlers Sounds awesome. 2w
wordslinger42 @ozma.of.oz @Clare-Dragonfly @KristiAhlers Great! I'm looking forward to reading it 😊 A lot of her books are on my TBR! 1w
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Group A is reading fairytale retellings for this round, and there's still one space open if anyone would like to join! I'm really excited for this group 😊💜 #LMPBC

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

ozma.of.oz I‘m so excited for this round! 2w
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I'm so excited for this!! I joined Group A, which is doing fairy tale retellings (one of my favorite things), if anyone is interested!

Here's the link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

#LMPBC @suvata

ozma.of.oz Woohoo! Glad to have you! 2w
wordslinger42 @ozma.of.oz Thanks! I think I've settled on which book to send to everyone 😊 2w
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The Stardust Thief | Chelsea Abdullah
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I'm excited for this one! 😊

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For Etania and the peoples of Tamnarae, a new danger is lurking...

My review of Etania's Calling by M.H. Elrich is up on my blog (link in bio) 🥳

I love this series and am so excited for it to continue!!

What books have you enjoyed lately?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🌸 I needed something light 📚 1mo
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Chip and the Book of Rose Leaves | Alexandria Miracola
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This isn't something I'll share here often, but I launched my store today! Right now, I'm selling some bookmarks inspired by my stories and wax seals, but I'll be adding more bookish things soon 😊 Anyway, I was just excited and wanted to share! If you have a small business or Etsy shop, please feel welcome to share in the comments ❤

curiouserandcurioser @wordslinger42 so, so proud of you!💕💕 1mo
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I cleared my bingo board!!!! I've never managed it before, and it's a good feeling 🥳🥳🥳 Also, the tagged book is exceptional (I just wish I'd made a cup of hot cocoa before reading it 🍫❤)

#bookspin #bookspinbingo

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 1mo
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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Chapters 27-30 of Don Quixote were my #bookspin for May! After a two-month journey, I finally conquered this chunkster. I actually really enjoyed it. Sancho and Don Quixote are endearing (and bonkers) 😆 While there were some dense chapters that I didn't enjoy as much, I still really liked the book and am glad I read it!

My next read is Poldark (not a fan of the show tie-in cover, but it was, oddly, the only copy I could find.)

@TheAromaofBooks

curiouserandcurioser @wordslinger42 i loved reading this with you!💜 1mo
wordslinger42 @curiouserandcurioser I'm so glad we read it together! 😊 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm definitely keeping Don Quixote on my TBR! One of these days!! 1mo
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I haven't shared anything about my own writing for quite awhile on Litsy, but I'm too excited not to share this! My good friend, Erica Richardson (who is also an author), designed the cover for my first book, and I'm sharing a sneak peek of the cover elsewhere on social media, so I thought I would share it here, too!

She did such an amazing job, and I can't wait to be able to share the whole cover! 😊💙❄

julieclair How exciting! Great cover. 😃 1mo
DivineDiana Thank you for sharing! The cover encourages the reader to learn more about Penelope! Very exciting! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1mo
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Jane Austen Embroidery | Alison Larkin, Jennie Batchelor
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My reading for tonight! 😊🧵🍫

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What a wonderful, wonderful book ❤❤❤

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I've been doing this Bible study through Faith Gateway, and I highly recommend it for anyone who's ever felt a little intimidated by Revelation. I've done a couple other studies with them, but this is my favorite one so far 💜

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Cinders & Sparrows | Stefan Bachmann
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I really enjoyed this story! Just enough spookiness (I can't handle much 😂) and such a perfect ending. This is the second book that I've read by this author, and he's becoming a favorite 💜

This is my #doublespin for May!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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Darling Girl | Liz Michalski
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I was feeling ambitious, so I made my June #bookspin list 😊📚 My May bingo board is coming along really well! I think this might be the first time that I actually clear the board!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 1mo
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Don Quixote | Cervantes
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When I sat down to keep reading Part Two of DQ, I remembered that chapters 43-49 of Part One were my April #bookspin and I never posted my review! This book is funny/odd and absolutely unlike anything I've ever read 😆 I have been enjoying it, and I'm going to feel *very* accomplished when I've finished it!

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TheAromaofBooks I have a copy of this that I have started several times and just not been able to get into. I still want to read it and am beginning to wonder if I would do better with a different translation - do you feel like yours has been pretty readable? The copy I have doesn't have a copyright date in it, but it's definitely quite old, I would guess 1930s-ish (and who knows how old the translation itself is), so some of the language feels awkward. 2mo
wordslinger42 @TheAromaofBooks I think this translation is very readable. The story itself is still pretty dense, and I've found some chapters hard to get through, but overall, I'm enjoying it! I've been reading two chapters a day, just to help it seem less intimidating! 2mo
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I know this picture doesn't cover everything, but this is a hard day for many (for many different reasons) and you are in my prayers 💜 If you need someone to talk to, I'm here.

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My read for tonight! I'm really enjoying this series 💚

ravenlee 😍 2mo
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@Daisey @Kshakal @alexus_sb @Sharpeipup Thank you all so much for these cute cards and yummy teas!! I'm so excited to curl up with a good book and try all of them! ❤❤❤ #litsyteaswap

alexus_sb Yay! Enjoy! 🫖 2mo
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2 Samuel and a mug of butter rum flavored coffee makes for a good morning 😊 #BibleBuddyRead

BookBabe Amen to that! 😃🙌🏻😋 2mo
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I really enjoyed today's reading for the #BibleBuddyRead 😊 I especially liked the end of chapter 26. The way David genuinely valued Saul's life and refused to harm him, despite everything Saul had done to him, is a beautiful reminder to still value and respect the people you're at odds with.

Thanks for hosting this buddy read, @BookBabe 💜

BookBabe Amen, agreed! ☺️ Pretty pic! Love the lettering. ❤️I‘m so happy it‘s blessing you! 🥰🙌🏻 (edited) 2mo
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Don Quixote | Cervantes
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Well, it's official! Don Quixote is taking over my #bookspin list for the second and final month 😂 It's worked really well to break it up into chapters, so I decided to use the same method for Part Two. Then I can finally say that I've conquered this classic!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks YAY!! Good luck!! Maybe I should do this with Gone With the Wind as my progress is SLOW! 😂 2mo
wordslinger42 @TheAromaofBooks 😂 It would probably help! Gone With the Wind is a classic I've always waffled about reading. Is it any good? 2mo
TheAromaofBooks It's not bad?? Scarlett is just soooo self-centered, like it's literally her defining characteristic and referenced as being such. Rhett is obnoxious so I guess they deserve each other 😂 I'm only about 1/3 of the way through, so maybe they improve?? The background of the war is very interesting, especially since I'm from Lancaster, Ohio, where Sherman was born, so it's fun to see him as the “bad guy“ LOL 2mo
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All of my letters for the #litsyteaswap are on the way! 🫖 @Nutmegnc

Nutmegnc Yay!! Love those stickers!! 2mo
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@KateReadsYA is hosting a fun book giveaway! Check out her original post for details 📚💙📚

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@julieclair @Nutmegnc @KateReadsYA

Thank you all so much for the yummy teas (and the cute sticker)! This swap has been so much fun to participate in and I'm really excited to try all these new tea flavors! 😊

All of my cards are written and ready to be mailed tomorrow 💜

#litsyteaswap

julieclair Enjoy! 🫖 2mo
julieclair Beautiful teapot! 2mo
KateReadsYA You're welcome. Enjoy :) 2mo
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Looking forward to starting our next book for the #BibleBuddyRead this morning 😊🧡

Also, I love my new Bible! It's got suggested reading plans, both illustrated and coloring pages, devotions, spaces for journaling, and some art prints and bookmarks in the back! They've also highlighted verses throughout the whole Bible that are connected to faith, hope, and love. The whole book is so beautiful!

BookBabe Beautiful! 😍 Sounds like a lovely Bible! Looking forward to more pictures of it 😃❤️ 2mo
WJCintron This is beautiful and so true! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. I have two! Either curled up in bed under a cozy blanket or out on the front porch. I love hearing the birds chirp while I read 😊

2. I love grabbing a warm blanket & a cup of coffee while I read! Guess that answers number 3, too 😂

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz I‘m just waiting for the weather to heat up before I can take the covers off my patio furniture! Thanks for posting! 3mo
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I absolutely LOVED this book! ? It's rare for me to find a book that actually lives up to the claim of being a modern fairy tale, but this book certainly did!

Also, @TheAromaofBooks , I completely understand what you meant when said this was a "warm" story! I think I'll wait a bit to read Spinning Silver because right now, I can't imagine loving it as much as I did this ?

That's 4 squares filled for #bookspinbingo so far!

KristiAhlers Well this is me stacking this one. ❤️ 3mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm looking forward to reading this! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one - I can't explain why, but I absolutely love this book so much. I think waiting to reading Spinning Silver is a good idea - it's also good, but it's really different in tone. I liked it, but it didn't feel MAGIC to me in the way this one does. 3mo
wordslinger42 @KristiAhlers @RaeLovesToRead I hope you both enjoy it! It's so good! 3mo
wordslinger42 @TheAromaofBooks "Magic" is the perfect way to describe this book! It's such a well-written story, and I feel like these are the kinds of characters that stay with you for a long time after you finish the book (if that makes any sense ??) 3mo
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I'm going to be laid up for a few days, and this is my bookish stockpile to see me through. I'm almost 80 pages into Uprooted and enjoying it a lot 📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you are ok! 💛 3mo
wordslinger42 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you so much, Misty 💜 I had to have a small procedure, so not feeling my best, but on the mend. 3mo
ravenlee I really liked Uprooted and LOVE the Greenglass House books (rare to find sequels as good as the first) so I hope you enjoy them. Best wishes in your recuperation! 3mo
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ozma.of.oz Hope you have a quick and complete recovery! Ibbotson is one of my favorites from when I was a kid. ❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Feel better ❤️‍🩹 ❤️ 3mo
wordslinger42 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 💜💜💜 3mo
wordslinger42 @ravenlee Thank you 💜 I loved Uprooted! I'm glad to hear the second Greenglass House book is good, too! You never know what you're going to get with sequels 😂 3mo
wordslinger42 @ozma.of.oz Thank you very much 💙 Same here! I decided to revisit all of her books, and I've been enjoying it a lot! 3mo
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I'm very late to the party, but I'm finally reading this one!

Daisey This one is still on my TBR as well. I‘ll be looking forward to your review. 3mo
AllDebooks I loved this so much. Might have to revisit 3mo
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Enjoyable, as always! 😊

24th Book for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job! 3mo
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Please sign this petition! Returning Ebooks after reading them takes money from authors and makes it harder for them to write the books we love!

https://chng.it/zqyRqR9mxf

GondorGirl I didn't know you could do that. WHY would you do that? What an asshole move. 3mo
Aims42 I didn‘t know this was a thing! 😡😡😡 I proudly signed this petition, thank you for posting!! 3mo
wordslinger42 @GondorGirl @Aims42 Thank you both!! I really can't understand why anyone would do this. How discouraging for authors to see books returned! 3mo
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I'm all signed up for the #litsyteaswap 😊 Thanks for hosting, @Nutmegnc

Nutmegnc Wahoo!! 3mo
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CarolynM 😆🙌 3mo
Nutmegnc 💯 3mo
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My reads for the evening 😊

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Another Nancy Drew book complete! This one definitely kept me guessing!

23 books for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
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Hoggy Warty Hogwarts prompt for #OWLsReadingChallenge

TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
Nutmegnc I used to LOVE this series!!! 3mo
wordslinger42 @Nutmegnc My mom's original Nancy Drew set was stolen years ago, so we've been slowly getting the whole series again and reading it together! It's been fun 😊 3mo
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North and South | Elizabeth Gaskell
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I'm not quite finished with this book yet, but chapters 16-20 were my #doublespin & I'm so close to the end now that I know I'll be rating it as a Pick! I was introduced to the story through the BBC adaptation with Richard Armitage. I had a sneaking suspicion that I'd love the book & wasn't disappointed 😊

I only have 6 spaces left on my bingo board, but I don't think I'm going to be able to finish the last few, unfortunately!

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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! I'm still on the chapter-a-day progress with this one and it's not my favorite haha 3mo
wordslinger42 @TheAromaofBooks 😂 I admire you for sticking with it! And thanks! 3mo
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I also read the tagged book, Key Lime Pie Murder, and The Long-Lost Home, which is the last book in the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series (highly recommend!)

I'm now at 22 books for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Way to go! 3mo
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A City in Winter | Mark Helprin, Chris Van Allsburg
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March has actually been a really great reading month, but I've been lousy about posting my reviews 😂 I'm consolidating my reads into two posts!

I finally read the Swan Lake trilogy, & it was amazing! Tagged is the second book, which was my #bookspin for March. The stories are sad, but beautifully written 💙 @TheAromaofBooks

Icefire is the only book that's a so-so for me!

This post brings me up to 19 books for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView That's awesome! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Don Quixote | Cervantes
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I can't believe it's already time for April's #bookspin list!! I'm excited to start these reads next month 😊 As always, thanks for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really loved Uprooted, but it seems to be one of those books that people either love or hate haha 3mo
wordslinger42 @TheAromaofBooks Yeah, I've seen mixed reviews for it and Spinning Silver, so I thought I'd finally give them both a try for myself! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I didn't care for Spinning Silver as much, and it's weird because people seem to like either one or the other. Uprooted is a warmer (???) book while Spinning Silver is more serious and a bit darker, so I think it just depends on what you like! I still found SS a worthwhile read, I just didn't love it the same way I do Uprooted. 3mo
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AllDebooks 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
Seekingtardis That is AMAZING!!!!! 4mo
DaveGreen7777 😂🤣👏 4mo
BiblioLitten 😂😂 3mo
BookBabe 😂😂 3mo
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My very best reading buddy 💗💗💗 #dogsoflitsy

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The Fire Within | Chris d'Lacey
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I've read this book a few times now (and love it more each time), but now I'm actually going to finish the series, instead of getting distracted by other shiny new books on my shelves 😂

📖 13th book for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
🖤 The Grim prompt for #OWLsReadingChallenge
📚 AND this was my #bookspin for February @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
TheSpineView You're on roll! Fantastic! 💚📖💚 4mo
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Another enjoyable cozy mystery! 🍒

📚 12th book for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
🌠 Star Struck Prompt for #OWLsReadingChallenge

TheSpineView Great job! 4mo
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This story never disappoints. I can't remember how many times I've read it now, but I enjoy it more each time!

11th book for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
Charms prompt for OWLsReadingChallenge

TheSpineView Totally agree with you! 🤩📖 4mo
Pageturner1 what are all the tabs in the book for? 4mo
wordslinger42 @Pageturner1 I'm getting my Master's in Tolkien Studies and we're reading the whole trilogy this semester, so the tabs are quotes for my research paper 😊 4mo
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Another delightful Nancy Drew! 💗

10th read for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
Golden Trio prompt for #OWLsReadingChallenge

TheSpineView Excellant! 😍📘 4mo
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It's time for March #bookspin 🥳 Here's my list and thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Poor T-rex 😂🦖

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We're in Numbers now for the #BibleBuddyRead ?

Here are some thoughts from my journaling: I love that it specifically mentions in chpt. 1 that they did as the Lord commanded "on that very day" &, in v. 54, that they "did everything just as the Lord commanded Moses."

They didn't miss out on what God had for them in this moment because their obedience was instantaneous & complete. ⬇️

wordslinger42 I love that God has taken care to craft full, adventurous lives for us that we get to experience when we follow Him with our whole hearts 💜 4mo
Mtroiano ❤️ 4mo
BookBabe Yes! Amen! 🙏🏻 Love your thoughts on this ❤️ 4mo
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