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A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Proverbs 25:11

Words have long fascinated me. I browse the dictionary, make lists of picturesque words, and spout to whoever is around about the origins of words. But I believe words are more than that. God created everything with words. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded and it stood fast. (Psalm 33:9) He said ‘Let’s have some light;’ light appeared from nowhere, and there’s still light today. God’s words have power.

Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and life are in the power of the tongue… Our words have power too – power to build others up, to encourage people, to make a friend’s day, to make a stranger feel they’re not alone, to tell someone they’re loved and valued and priceless. But the opposite is also true. Words can tear people down; ruin their day or life, and plant seeds of guilt, loneliness, and worthlessness. I believe the world needs more words of life; positive words, words of encouragement, words of sympathy, empathy, and reassurance - sincere compliments, honest sharing, and most of all words that point back to the One Who’s words have the power to heal and change lives. 

 I don’t profess to know a lot, I don’t have years of experience to share from; I’m only learning how to live and love and string words together. But I want this blog to be an apple of gold in a world of cardboard. I want it hold words of life, words of depth and weight and meaning; words that encourage, heal, and bring humanity closer together. I want it to be a place where we realize we’re not alone. And most of all, I want the gold to reflect our Saviour’s heart, in the smallest way I can hope for, because He is life.

Me

I’m a pilgrim, philosopher, and pioneer. I seek beauty in everyday things, insight in lives around me, and lessons in God’s creation. Really, I’m a child with nineteen years’ experience, still wide-eyed and learning. Most of all, I’m a recipient of the undeserved and matchless love of God. He pursues me, and it’s the most wonderful feeling I know. Oh, and my name is Jessica. This blog is my gift to you. xxx

P.s I’m also passionate about letting everyone know how talented and beautiful they are, so don’t leave without knowing that you are amazing, and God is deeply in love with you. His plans for you exceed your imagination, and are still working out even when things fall apart. Keep holding on, friend – you are loved.

Contact

It would make my day to hear from you! If you want to share feedback and suggestions, ask a question, or need a listening ear, I’m here. :) Email me at:

blog.applesofgold@gmail.com

45 comments:

  1. Hey Jessica!! I love your new About Me page and your new design!!!! I love writing too!! I hope you'll go over to my blog and leave a comment if you wish, and I do hope you'll follow my blog by email!!!! I like following your blog and am excited about reading your posts every day!
    God bless ya!!!
    Love,
    Ashley
    Here's my blog. creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I'll be sure to check out your blog too. :)

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  2. Great blog! My blog is maddysdigitaldiary.wordpress.com if you would like to look at it! I'm definitely going to follow your blog!!

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    1. Thank you Maddy. :) I will have a look at your blog too!

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  3. Hi! I love this! And i really like your name lol. ;)

    http://everydaylifewithjessann.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Jess Ann. And yes, we have a great name!

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  4. This is a super sweet about page, Jessica! I love how you point everything to Him. :)
    And, I LOVE your blog design. So pretty -- especially the header.

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    1. Thanks, Katie Grace. :) My talented friend designed the header for me - and I think it's pretty too. :)

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  5. I love your blog so much - so inspiring.
    Also, your header is PERFECT<3 xx

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging words, Arushee. :)
      And credits for the header (which I also think is amazing) go to my talented friend.

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  6. Hello Jessica,
    We were wondering if we could do a guest post for our blog? To reply you can contact us by our site email:
    the.3.musketeersgroup@gmail.com
    Thanks!
    Hannah, Anna, and Emma

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  7. I just came across your blog and I love it!! Your photography and posts are beautiful! ❤

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  8. Hey Jessica! I just saw your comment on my blog (and replied), so I thought I would stop over here and leave you a comment! I read your latest post, and got a glimpse of some of your photography from two posts ago, which I enjoyed! Have a splendid day!

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    1. Oh, thanks for leaving me a comment, Maggie! Glad you enjoyed some of the posts and photos on here! I like reading your blog too. :)

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  9. Hi Jessica!
    I really like your blog and design! Everything is done very well!
    You are so beautiful with your love for the Lord! Keep your eyes on HIM!
    I would love it if your swung by my blog!
    Oh,And by the way, I love your name!
    Paige
    Paigespages4thelord.blogspot.com

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    1. Praise God, Paige! Thanks for your encouragement. :) I shall visit your blog when I get a chance!

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  10. Ooooh, I just found your blog, Jessica! So pretty! Thank you for commenting on my blog! :)

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    1. Thanks Hannah! And, you're welcome - thank you for commenting too! :)

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  11. Hi Jessica!
    I just recently came across your blog, and it's beautiful! Your blog's name is so creative and pretty (and I just love the header too!)
    I also love how you did your about page. I'm definitely following! :)
    ~Emily // A Purpose and A Promise

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Emily! Your comment really encouraged me. :)
      Thanks for following as well - I'm going to check out your blog right now!
      Blessings!

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  12. Hey Jessica! Your blog is so adorable! I love the title, it's really powerful yet sweet. Do you have a Twitter page?

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    1. Oh, thank you for visiting and commenting, Livy! :)
      No, I don't have twitter, sorry.

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  13. Hello Jessica,
    I wanted to contact you regarding a guest post for my blog but I couldn't find your email. Please if you are interested, do not hesitate to email me at Joannywhite1996@gmail.com.
    Thanks and God bless.
    Joanny :)

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    1. Thanks Joanny - I'll get in touch with you. :)

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  14. Hey Jessica! :) Just stopped by after the sweet comment you left on my blog. You have a beautiful blog. :) I'm your newest follower. May the Lord bless you!
    Bonnie
    www.blessingsofbonnie.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Bonnie! God bless you too. :)

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  15. Your blog is just lovely and the banner is adorable! <3 Keep up the fantastic work.

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern in Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

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    1. Thanks heaps for your encouragement Sophie! xx

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  16. Found your blog after you left a comment on mine. :) Looking forward to following along!

    PS: Love your blog's layout! It's simple yet attractive.

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    1. Oh, thank you! I hope it can be a blessing to you.

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  17. This is the most beautiful about page I have ever read <3

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    1. Wow, seriously? Praise God! Your encouragement means a lot - thank you.

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  18. You sound amazing, girl! Keep up the good work ;D
    -Mic from Mic's Room (http://lovelypinkduckshome.blogspot.com/)

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    1. Thanks heaps for your encouragement, Mic! And all praise to God! :)

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  19. Hi Jessica!

    I just found your blog, and I'm so excited! I have been praying and searching for Christian homechooled girls with blogs here in Australia, and I've finally found you! May I ask what state you live in? I live in South Australia with my seven siblings, parents, and my loving heavenly Father! God bless you abundantly!

    Gabrielle

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    1. Hi Gabrielle! Firstly, thank you for your comment - it got me excited as well! It's nice to 'meet' you! :) I'm also touched to be the answer to your prayers. Praise God though, because He's the author of anything good you find here. :)

      Sure, I live in New South Wales with my family. It'd be great to get to know you more, Gabrielle - I'm always excited to meet fellow homeschooling Christian Australians! If you like, you can email me at blog.applesofgold@gmail.com. :) Blessings to you too!

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  20. Hi again Jessica! Yes, I'm keen to get to know you better too, and will try and send you an email sometime soon!
    Many blessings!

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    1. Hey! That sounds great - I'll look forward to it! :)

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    1. Yes!!! :D I've had to start a new blog
      http://homeandtheheartlandd.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/coffee-shop-musings-little-things-im.html

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    2. I'll check it out. Thanks for letting me know!

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  22. Absolutely love this, and your blog! God is using you in huge ways. :)
    Alyssa

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    1. Aww, thanks girl! All praise to Him! :)

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When you comment:

1. My day will be brighter, my face smiling, and my heart blessed.

2. I’m likely to immediately go and explore your blog (if you have one) to find out more of your amazingness, and return the blessing.

3. I will then attempt to craft a response to you that will somehow fail to convey how much I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. I’m grateful for every word of encouragement you give, and don’t be afraid to share some constructive criticism also; there’s always more to learn. In short: thank-you! :)