Do you Need to Spring Clean your Heart? Being Relationship Ready.   


    Are you relationship ready?  Has the slate of your heart (and mind)  been wiped clean so that you are ready to begin something new?  Or are you still holding on to the clutter from seasons past?  A Spring cleaning of the heart can be very beneficial   before single Christians move forward into new relationships    Are you trusting in God to direct your heart to the best possible mate for you?  Then doesn’t that person also deserve to receive the best

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Let me be the First to Tell You – I’m not Perfect.  

Let Me be the First to Tell You – I’m not Perfect

 I’m Not Perfect

  I’m not Perfect,  no one is perfect,  and Christians are no exception.  But if you were looking at a list of near perfect Christians,  my name would not on be found on that list….. I wanted you to know and I wanted to be the one to tell you.   You see when I started this blog I felt the Lord leading me, but I told the Lord that I was going to try it my way.  That wasn’t the right answer,  but I am certain it came as no surprise to the Lord. After all, He’s known me longer than my whole life, He knew me before he formed me (Jeremiah 1:5).   And so,  after wandering around in the blogging world for a few months, I have come to a place where I feel I know the direction that God wants me to go. And I am now ready to follow.    That’s going to mean some soul-baring on my part.  Soul-baring is going to be hard for someone as introverted (and proud) as me.  I could have been perfectly happy without ever letting you see,  anything close to,  the real me.  But that’s not blogging,  that’s creating an image.  

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When Jesus is your Valentine  (Loving The Lord) 

Valentines Day for Christian Singles on Down Lily Elizabeth Lane.
Valentines Day for Christian singles

Valentines Day can be one lonely feeling holiday when you are choosing to live a single life. You may know that you are walking in The Lord’s will for your life by choosing to remain single for a period of time. But whether it’s for a season of your life or for the rest of your life, there is something about the holidays that can make you want to revisit that decision.  Even when you’re surrounded by a wonderful support system,  there is

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My favorite Christmas Music Playlists 

My Favorite Christmas Music Playlists. From: Down lily Elizabeth Lane Pin or save for all your holiday activities
My Favorite Christmas Music Playlists. From: Down lily Elizabeth Lane

You need this rundown of my favorite Christmas music Playlists in your life and not just for Christmas!

I listen to Christmas music all year long.  I usually take a short break starting somewhere in March,  but  no later than July,  I am ready for Christmas music again.

Music Playlists are a great way to set and keep a musical mood going in your home,  your car, your life! Start the Playlist playing and it will continue to give you music for 30 minutes to a few hours,  depending on which playlist you choose.

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Drawing Pictures In The Dark Game

Game loved by all ages. Use for showers, parties, Sunday school & youth groups
Loved by all ages. Use for showers, parties, Sunday school & youth groups

This has been my go-to game so many times. It’s fun for kids and adults too, making it a great time filler for:

  • Sunday school
  • youth groups
  • birthday parties
  •  baby or wedding showers.

This game takes very few supplies, and anywhere you are gathered with a group of children or adults you will probably already have the needed supplies on hand even if you hadn’t thought to prepare ahead .

Supplies needed 

 The only supplies needed are paper and pencil or pen. You don’t even have to have a dark area, drawing with their eyes closed is also a big hit. Making this a game you can pull out of your of your hat at the last minute for all sorts of occasions.  

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Making Journaling Photos  

Making Journaling Photos is a great way to record, keep, and display memories.
Making Journaling Photos is a great way to record, keep, and display memories.

Making Journaling Photos or informational photos  is a great way to record,  keep, and display memories.  They look great on social media pages but  are especially useful for scrapbooks or social media Memory  accounts.

Journaling photos are a combination of photos and information.  The purpose of a Journaling photo is to record, share,  and preserve information.  The action of creating a visual background for this information  will help to draw in your target audience by making the information more visually appealing.

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Christmas Cards Are Making  A Comeback  

Christmas Cards Are Making A Comeback, Here's some tips to get your cards mail-ready. From
Christmas Cards Are Making A Comeback, Here are some tips to get your cards mail-ready. From

Christmas cards are making a comeback. Hooray! I love receiving Christmas cards,  they make me remember the Christmases from my childhood.  Are you planning on sending out Christmas cards this year?  If so, you may want to start making your lists, and checking them twice,  to be sure your cards are ready to mail on time. 

Christmas Card Love Is A Multigenerational Affair 

If you’re a  Baby boomer or a Gen Xer,  then your memories of Christmases past probably include visions of  Christmas cards dancing in your head.  In the 70s,  when I was growing up,  the Christmas cards that your family had received  were as much a part of the decorations as the ornaments on the Christmas tree.  And sometimes,  the ornaments on your tree were made from the Christmas cards your family had received in years past.

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Raindrops On Roses & My Favorite  Photo Editing Apps And Sites 

During Social Memory Mondays I will often be suggesting that you add information to a picture by adding text. Here's a list of my favorite photo editing apps and sites. From
My Favorite Photo Editing Apps And Sites from

While we are doing Social Memory Mondays I will often be suggesting that you add information to a picture by adding text.   You can do this by using a photo editing program  on your computer ,  or photo editing apps on your tablet or smart phone. So I wanted to share some of my favorites with you in one post.

All of these programs and apps are free to use,  but most will make purchases or paid versions available to you if you find you need something more than what is available for free. I don’t currently pay for any of my photo editing tools.  Everything you see on my blog  is something that has been made with one of the free versions of these apps or programs.  So my suggestion is to start with the free versions and upgrade later if you find you need too. 

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Using Instagram To Record Your Baby's First Year And Beyond

Using Instagram To Record Your baby’s  First Year – And Beyond 

Using Instagram To Record Baby's First Year- And Beyond From
Using Instagram To Record Baby’s First Year- And Beyond From

If you’re ready to start using social media to make a baby memory account, and even printable baby books, then let’s talk about some of the reasons you should use Instagram to record your baby’s first year, and even beyond the first year.

To be honest, when I began thinking about opening up a social media account, to use for making memory books, Instagram wasn’t my first choice. Facebook was.

The way that Facebook is set up is perfect for the memory making accounts that I have in mind, however,  the Facebook terms of service policy make it almost impossible to  use Facebook in this way.

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Using Social Media To Preserve Your Baby’s Memories Introduction

I am just beginning this new social media memory journaling journey (there's a mouthfull for you). But, I thought some of you might want to come along with me. So I am starting a series about it, And about how to do it, on Down Lily Elizabeth Lane. This series will be called, Social Memory Making Mondays.