Wordpress Woes + DECISION: NEW BLOG NAME!!!

Hey, everyone!!!!! It’s me, back again! Some of you guys may have been wondering why I haven’t been commenting on y’all’s posts like a good blogger… the answer is: BAD WORDPRESS. I’ve had problems posting sometimes, but a little less than a week ago, the app shut down completely and won’t come up! So how am I posting this!!? (And how did I post on Welcome To Odyssey?!) Well, *sighs dramatically* I HAD TO USE THE FAMILY COMPUTER! Which is how I’ve been replying to comments and stuff for the past few days. And I am still using the computer. It isn’t all that bad, just not what I’m used to. AND ALSO NO EMOJIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *sobs* So I really hope whatever is wrong gets fixed soon. (To all the other bloggers who use the app: Is it working for you?? It might just be my iPad…)

Anywayyy, onto the EXCITING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have finally decided (after much going back and forth between all of the AMAZING names you guys suggested) what I’m going to rename my blog!!! *PRETEND THERE’S A TON OF CONFETTI EMOJI’S HERE OK XDD*

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A SPARK OF HOPE!!!!

Thank you guys SO MUCH for the suggestions, like I said, I got SO MANY AMAZING ONES I WANTED TO CHOOSE THEM ALL (but then that would be a VERY LONG BLOG NAME XDDDDDD)

And a special thanks to all who suggested A Spark Of Hope, and Natalie for helping me make the final decision!!!

I will be in the revamping process soon, so if you click on my site and a bunch of things look crazy, then that’s why! XD Once the revamping is officially done, I’ll do an introduction post and tell y’all what to expect!! (Plus, I’ll finally have a POSTING SCHEDULE!!! Woohoo!!!)

I AM SUPER DUPER EXCITED, Y’ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *MORE IMAGINARY CONFETTIII*

Bethany: HMPH. I STILL THINK IT SHOULD STAY AG DOLL DREAMS!!!

Me: I know, Bethany. But good news!! I’m planning on the new header to still have AG Doll Dreams on it, above the new title! Something like “Formerly AG Doll Dreams, now A Spark Of Hope!”

Bethany: …I guess that’s OK. ANYWAYYY, WHILE YOU GUYS ARE COMMENTING HOW ABOUT YOU TALK TO ME CAUSE I’M GONNA RUN AWAY WITH THE COMPUTER!!! MWAHAHAHAAA!!

Me: NOOOOOOOOOO COME BAAAACK!!!!

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Happy Mother’s Day!!

Hey, everyone!! I can’t post something long today, but I just wanted to drop by with a little reminder!

Moms are a gift from God. They help us grow, not only physically, but spiritually and emotionally too. They aren’t afraid to tell us the truth, and to discipline us, even if we don’t understand it at the time. They love us constantly, no matter what we do.

Thank you, God, for my mom, and all of the moms out there.

Love you Mommy, I know you’re reading this now. 💕💕💕

And to all of my followers, go wish your mom a Happy Mother’s Day, and give her a huge hug.

If you don’t have a mom this Mother’s Day, then I encourage you to think about the girls in your life, the spiritual mentors, the godly women that encourage you. Maybe you could tell them how much they mean to you this day.

Have an amazing Mother’s Day, everyone!!!

Lissie’s Birthday Surprise

Hey, everyone!!! So… long story short, Felicity’s birthday was April 21, and I was super busy that day and didn’t get around to posting about until now, which turned out to be GREAT because I found the PERFECT present for her at a thrift shop on Friday! Anyway, so here is the story from Lissie’s POV!


Early one morning, I was sleeping peacefully, when suddenly I thought I heard a whinny- and it sounded familiar!

I shot straight up in bed, listening intently, but I didn’t hear any more. I must have been dreaming, or maybe it was just Gala. I thought. Oh well, I’m up now. Might as well stay up. Then it hit me: today was my birthday! I was 14!

After my personal devotion time, I went to get dressed. Hmm, what should I wear?” I wondered to myself. It had to be something special!

I finally decided that I’d borrow Chrissa’s paint splatter shirt and Bethany’s dotted leggings. I then went to the family room for worship.

To my surprise, Chrissa was blocking the door, waving frantically. “You can’t come in here yet! It’s not ready!” “Ok…” Well, I guess they’re all setting up a party. What do I do now?

I slid up against a wall, thinking over birthdays past…

I remembered how Nan had always been the first one up, the first one to wish me happy birthday…

How they would all hug me: Nan, William and little Polly…

I remembered my first birthday in the orphanage, how I had cried….

My first birthday with Bethany, the crazy sister that I never knew I had…

The first birthday I had looked at my new home with joy and gratitude, and Hope had thrown me a party…

Bethany’s voice jerked me out of my reverie: AGH! STOP DRAGGING ME, I’M SUPPOSED TO BE LEADING YOU! AHHH! She’s probably torturing poor Ginger again… I thought. Just then, Raven showed up, smiling. “We’re ready.” She said, and beckoned for me to follow her.

She led me into the family room. “SURPRISE!” Chrissa yelled. I laughed a little at the sight before my eyes. They had set up a little table with cake on it, and Chrissa was standing on a chair with a party hat on. Raven reached over and tied one on me. “Thanks, guys!” I said. “Wait, where are Bethany and Mandy?” “Oh, they’re coming!” Chrissa answered with a twinkle in her eye.

Just then, Mandy and Bethany clomped triumphantly into the room-but they weren’t alone! I could scarcely believe my eyes! It was-

PATRIOT! I rushed to the horse, tears streaming down my face. Was it really, truly him? Patriot whinnied excitedly, and I had no more doubts. This was, indeed, Penny’s foal! The prodigal colt had returned! If only Penny were here to see her runaway son come home…

I buried my face in Patriot’s mane, still in shock. Then Mandy spoke up. “I think she likes it!” and we all started to laugh.

I had only one question. “How ever did you find him?

“Well,” began Chrissa, “my-uh- you see, I know someone who saw a horse in a field that belonged to, uh, a friend of his, and uh, they let him have it, and he gave it to me.” “Yeah! We all pitched in to get things ready and take him to the vet and stuff!” Mandy added. “One thing, though…” Raven piped up. “What’s the story behind Patriot’s disappearance?”

“Patriot ran away from home-well, he jumped the fence, actually. Penny, who was his mom, and I were heartbroken, and we hadn’t seen him since. Now, he’s here! I can’t thank y’all enough. You have no idea how much this means to me. I have the best sisters ever!” I said, grabbing them in a group hug.

Suddenly, Chrissa gasped. “AHHH! WHO ATE THE CAKE!?!?”


THE END!!! So, did y’all like this story? I’m sorry I haven’t been posting a lot, I’ve been really busy and stuff

Bethany: LAME EXCUSE!

ANYWAY. Do you know who ate the cake? XD Happy about Patriot? Want to wish Felicity a belated birthday? Tell us in the comments, and have an amazing day!!!

AG Doll Dreams is undergoing MAJOR CONSTRUCTION!!! 🎉😄💕

Hello, muffins! (I got tired of saying “y’all”, ok?) I’ve been thinking about this for a while now. When I started AG Doll Dreams, I was planning on blogging only about dolls, but lately other post ideas have been hopping into my head, like writing stuff and craft ideas and witnessing stuff and lots of that sort of thing. So, I pondered my options: start another blog and keep this one, start another blog and scrap this one, or… well, you’re just gonna have to wait to hear the third option.

Option 1: Start another blog, but keep AG Doll Dreams too.

Well, frankly, this wouldn’t work since I already have trouble posting on here without the added stress of another blog, and I felt like God was telling me that that wasn’t the answer, so this is a No.

Option 2: Start another blog and say goodbye to AG Doll Dreams.

No… I thought long and hard, and decided that I couldn’t shut down this blog. It’s brought me so many new experiences, and I wanted to keep it.

So, you may be asking, what is Option 3?

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I will be keeping AG Doll Dreams, but…

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It will be renamed, and become a lifestyle and writing blog!!! Never fear, it will still have Doll posts, and I am NOT going to forget NTH, don’t worry. But now, it will have inspirational posts like my You Can Only Be You post, writing posts, and other posts that would seem out of place on a Doll Blog.

There is only one small problem:

WHAT SHOULD I RENAME IT!?!? I have been wracking my brain and have absolutely no idea. I want it to be pretty, and go along with the purpose of my blog: to spread the LORD’s light to the world.

So, there you have it! I’ll be posting more as the idea develops into reality, and I’ll be trying to come up with a fixed posting schedule as well, among other things. So, do any of you have ideas for a blog name? I’m curious!!! TELL ME!!! XD

Which Doll Wore It Best? #2

Hey, everyone! So you may remember that I did a Which Doll Wore It Best? post awhile back! Today I’m going to be doing another one, featuring the winner of the last one, Bethany, and Chrissa!! Let’s get on with it!

First, we have Chrissa!

And Bethany!

Which will you choose? Cast your vote in the comments! Whoever wins will narrate the next part of Nothing To Hide!

Bethany: VOTE BETHANY FOR PRESIDENT FOR A SUGAR FILLED COUNTRY

Me: this is not a presidential vote, Bethany.

*sigh* Anyway, have a good day and God bless!

Easter~Death Has Been Conquered!+The Goodbye

Hello, everyone! Happy Easter!!! While many people are having egg hunts or playing April Fools Pranks, I am rejoicing! It amazes me so much that the God of the universe sent his one and only Son to be hated by many and die a cruel death for those same people- and for you and me! But it doesn’t end there!!! He conquered death and ROSE FROM THE GRAVE SO THAT WE TOO CAN HAVE ETERNAL LIFE!! That is the purest form of love imaginable.

I’ve been practicing a song for church, and the words really spoke to me.

Lyrics

How deep the Father’s love for us,

How vast beyond all measure,

That He should give His only Son

To make a wretch His treasure.

How great the pain of searing loss –

The Father turns His face away,

As wounds which mar the Chosen One

Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the man upon a cross,

My sin upon His shoulders;

Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice

Call out among the scoffers.

It was my sin that held Him there

Until it was accomplished;

His dying breath has brought me life –

I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything,

No gifts, no power, no wisdom;

But I will boast in Jesus Christ,

His death and resurrection.

Why should I gain from His reward?

I cannot give an answer;

But this I know with all my heart –

His wounds have paid my ransom.

Stuart Townend

Copyright © 1995 Thankyou Music (Adm. by CapitolCMGPublishing.com excl. UK & Europe, adm. by Integrity Music, part of the David C

Cook family, songs@integritymusic.com)

Isn’t it amazing?!? Jesus died for us, and today we get to celebrate His resurrection!

Here is a The Goodbye- a stop motion video that Madi made that is really amazing. If you haven’t watched it, what are you waiting for??? HERE IT IS!!!

A Message to the World // The Easter Story

A Message to the World // The Easter Story

https://craftsofallseasons.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/a-message-to-the-world-the-easter-story/
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Hey, everyone! you seriously need to read this AMAZING post. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!! I’ll be popping in later to post something, but this was SERIOUSLY worth reblogging.