Blog: Simple Revelations

Letters and Riddles Reveal (and Giveaway!) Day

Posted by on February 14, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Welcome to the final day of our Letters and Riddles journey! If you’re just joining us and would like to catch up, you can start by clicking here. Be sure to do so before you scroll down any farther, especially if you want a chance to try your hand at the three riddles before seeing the answer below. Here, I’ll put in a little loopy swirl graphic to give your eyes a buffer as you step away and catch up. 😉 All caught up? Splendid! Carrying on, then… It’s been such a delight to travel the last few days with you. By...

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Letters & Riddles ~ Clue Number Three

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Your Thursday delivery is here! Clue number three awaits you below, but first– if you’ve just stumbled upon this game of riddles and letters, click here to learn what its all about and catch up on the week’s journey so far. Clues one and two are live and open for entry as well. And finally, don’t forget– come back tomorrow (Friday) to find out the story behind the three answers from these riddles, to see who won the locket, and to discover the memento I’ve created just for you! [ninja_forms_modal_form...

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Letters & Riddles ~ Clue Number Two

Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Letters & Riddles ~ Clue Number Two

Happy Wednesday! You’ve joined us midway through our riddling, and I’m so glad you’re here! If you haven’t already, start at the very beginning and catch up on the week’s journey so far. Don’t forget to visit Tuesday’s clue if the day slipped by yesterday without a chance to pop in! The entry form is still open. And now, for Clue Number Two… [ninja_forms_modal_form id=9 image_link=”http://amandadykes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/mbxvnt.jpg”] Would anyone you know take delight in...

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Letters & Riddles ~ Clue Number One

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Blog | 6 comments

Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. The riddling has just begun, and you can find a full explanation by clicking here to read yesterday’s introduction post. When you get back from that little jaunt, scroll down here for your first riddle… [ninja_forms_modal_form id=9 image_link=”http://amandadykes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/mbxvnt.jpg”] …and now? Clue Number Two awaits you! Click here to proceed. Would anyone you know take delight in participating? Spread the word by…     Clicking here...

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Letters & Riddles: a Game and a Giveaway

Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Letters & Riddles: a Game and a Giveaway

It’s Valentine’s Week, and I was daydreaming about how I’d love to send you each a note. A Valentine to let you know how much you’re appreciated. There’s a little part of my soul that’s in love with a good, old-fashioned, hand-written, wax-sealed letter, and it’d be a dream come true to send you each one. And, as you (I hope!) know, there’s BIG part of my heart that’s more thankful for you than I can say. So, I got to brainstorming. Which led to scheming. Which led to designing,...

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Jericho. And Me. And You.

Posted by on December 30, 2013 in Blog, Front Page | 16 comments

Jericho. And Me. And You.

Let’s be honest. There are things in this life that we simply cannot do. They’re too big for us, or completely unfeasible, or absolutely unconquerable, or just plain impossible. And then? There’s the other half of that truth: Sometimes? Those are things we CAN do. They’re impossible, but hey. Sometimes we find ourselves right smack dab in the middle of “impossible”. Like, for instance, Jericho. Did you know it was built on a hill? Did you know the “walls of Jericho” we learned jaunty tunes about as children...

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A Mountain Hearth Christmas ~ Day 5: Lauraine Snelling

Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Blog | 23 comments

Imagine a fireside scene… Logs crackle, Sparks dance, Conversation stirs… The air is tinged with the warm scents of fresh-baked cookies. That’s where we invite you this week… To a place of sweet fellowship, sharing not just the recipes of a traditional cookie exchange, but also the corners of our hearts where we hold cherished scriptures. Our hope through this blog hop is to join with you in starting the holiday season off in gentle, truth-filled simplicity, and perhaps even inspiring a new tradition in your...

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A Mountain Hearth Christmas ~ Day 4

Posted by on November 6, 2013 in Blog | 34 comments

Imagine a fireside scene… Logs crackle, Sparks dance, Conversation stirs… The air is tinged with the warm scents of fresh-baked cookies. That’s where we invite you this week… To a place of sweet fellowship, sharing not just the recipes of a traditional cookie exchange, but also the corners of our hearts where we hold cherished scriptures. Our hope through this blog hop is to join with you in starting the holiday season off in gentle, truth-filled simplicity, and perhaps even inspiring a new tradition in your...

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The Truth About Storms

Posted by on October 17, 2013 in Blog | 8 comments

The Truth About Storms

I’ve been wrestling with this blog post for days now. These stubborn words! I’ve been stringing and re-stringing them together, hollering at them to whisper hope to the dear people!!!! …but they just wouldn’t listen. Stubborn words. And for whatever reason, when they finally came, they were in the form of a story—just a snippet of my life, a moment several years back. It was so fleeting in the grand scheme of things, and yet the utter despair I felt in my longing to trust blindly is stamped forever upon my heart. The...

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Courage is…

Posted by on August 20, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Courage is…

I’ve been thinking.   It all started last week, when I saw this on the Facebook wall of someone I respect deeply*:   “If courage looks small in your eyes REMEMBER the wall of Jericho came down after WALKING around it for days, Gideon’s army was made up of only 300 men and defeated thousands, and Mary the mother chosen to care and nurture, nurse and raise the son if God was a young teenager who could only provide the savior a feeding trough for a bed. COURAGE ISN’T WHAT YOU DO…it’s doing what...

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