New Years Resolutions ~ 2018


I’ve decided what new years resolutions I want to do, but I’ve decided not to have any goals for this month. At least for now, since I really don’t have anything I want to do. Let’s just say:

  • Write
  • Read

○ This one includes at least two review copies from my email.

  • Sleep
  • Repeat

I figured them out last minute, but I know what I want to do now. 😛

Read my long, long, kind of long list.

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Radiant Hearts Magazine Launch

Happy New Year, lovelies! Okay, I know it already passed… but 2018. Wow. A post abotu December 2017 and a New Years one is coming soon. I started working on it…. but got distracted with life. Started math with my cousins again and got my hair cut shorter…. 😛
Here’s what the post is supposed to be about:

Radiant Hearts Magazine is a quarterly publication, to be published in February, May, August, and November. The goal for this magazine is to “Encourage Girls to Shine Radiantly for Christ.” RHM is an online only magazine for the time being, and everyone will be able to view this it for free! Articles are to be aimed at ages 12-25, but they will be helpful to all ages. Included in the magazine will be (Lord willing) the following things (and more!):
  • articles written by Christian young ladies and women
  • book/movie reviews and recommendations
  • recipes for delicious food
  • “Story Behind the Hymn”
  • pictures of girls serving the Lord, and
  • encouraging notes from girls just like yourself!

Doesn’t that sound so encouraging? It’s rare to find a good magazine these days that promote something besides yourself and your figure. I’m looking forward to seeign where the magazine goes! 🙂

About the Founder of RHM:


Leona Ruth is a teenage young lady. Leona asked Jesus to be her Savior at a young age, and is striving to serve Him with all that she does. She loves reading, and has a blog where she posts book reviews: Great Books for God’s Girls. Some of her other hobbies are graphic designing, photography, baking, playing violin, piano, and organ, and writing.

Follow the blog tour!
Monday, January 1st
Tuesday, January 2nd
Chloe P.  (ME!) @ Purely by Faith
Wednesday, January 3rd
Kaitlyn S. @ Maidens for Modesty
Again, happppy 2018! 🙂
~ Chloe (or Crystal… :P)

12 Days of Christmas: Blog Tag


Okay, I wasn’t really tagged for this by name. I just saw this on Kellyn Roth’s blog and she tagged “everyone who is following her”. This just sounded so fun! 😀

Anyways, from what I’m gathering, this is the fourth day of the blog party and Faith L. Potts of Stories by Firefly is hosting it!

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First Snow!

First Snow!

Edit: My younger brother got mad that I posted more than one picture of him on Purely by Faith (I thought he said I could post them!), so I had to take all but one off.

I’m sure most of you, if not all of you, did not know that I moved to Wisconsin about eight months ago stay tuned for a post about this containing pictures from April. So this is my first time (in a way, since I visited WI in February) seeing real snow. I mean, I lived in a boiling desert in California (which I did like) and snow was a rarity. On Christmas Eve last year, the most we got was maybe an inch or so of snow. It melted quickly the next day. I’m sure my family wasn’t the only once that enjoyed that…. when it was snowing last year, the chickens we used to have chased the snowflakes like it was like Manna from heaven.

Anyways, enough babbling from me…

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My Nanowrimo Journey// Why Do We Write?


That time of year is coming up again, people! The month where you have outlined your story (unless you’re a pantser like myself and have a hard time with that) and are completely prepared for the journey ahead. By the time it’s halfway through the month, we’re exhausted and almost dead (except I haven’t died yet since I’ve never done Nano. Good thing us authors will have many lives when it comes to writing xD)

Most of you have probably guessed I’m referring to Nanowrimo because of the title… xD

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Welcome to Purely by Faith!

Hey I’m Crystal and I’d like to welcome you to Purely by Faith!

Let’s get one thing straight so no one is confused: Crystal isn’t my real name. Think of it as my pseudonym or pen name. In the future, I may release what my name is, but I’m not comfortable doing so at the moment. I also love the name Crystal. 😛

Who I am:

~Jesus Freak~Marvel Fangirl~Bookworm~Star Wars Freak~Trekkie (Technically Star Trek Voyager)~Gamer~Writer~Daydreamer~Teenager~#chocolateismylife~introvert~
Ninjago Fangirl~LEGO lover~Milk hater~But First, Coffee~Photographer~Conservative Christian~Baker~Chicken Lover~

If you’re interested, I have a book review blog: Purely by Faith Reviews

Thank you for taking the time to read this post!

~ Crystal