Monday, November 30, 2009

Just a little update on me!

I'm sick! Okay I have a little cold, nothing extreme! I am thankful it came after thanksgiving not on thanksgiving or before! I would have been so sad if I had been sick on thanksgiving!
Besides being sick, I am visiting my grandparents and cousins for a week and a half! I LOVE visiting them, we have so much fun! It's really nice to relax and not have to set an alarm clock! =D Other than what I mentioned above nothing is really going on! Oh! One more thing! Kat is going to have a piano recital at a retirement center on Saturday and I get to go, but I will let her tell you about it! Heehee! Maybe she will post pictures of where she did it! Please pray that she won't be nervous! Kat has to go on stage without her music and I know from previous experience that if you mess up it is really humiliating!
In Christ,

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I'm Thankful for... (belated)

Well if I had been on time day 10 would have been on thanksgiving! I wanted to something a little different since it was thanksgiving and since there wasn't enough time to list everything I am thankful for. I am going to list 10 things I am thankful for!
  1. I'm thankful for clean water!
  2. I'm thankful for a big backyard to run around in!
  3. I'm thankful for a Bible of my own!
  4. I'm thankful for the Volunteer job I have been blessed with!
  5. I'm thankful for this blog!
  6. I'm thankful for FOOD!
  7. I'm thankful for a camera!
  8. I'm thankful for being able to play the piano for 9 almost 10 years!
  9. I'm thankful for those who have posted a comment!
  10. I'm thankful for children! I absolutely love to play with them!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I look forward to it every year because I get to see family I only see at Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a family reunion for part of my family on Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had lots to eat! I sure did!
Happy belated Thanksgiving
In Christ,

I'm Thankful for... (belated)

I'm thankful for my house! It's so nice to have a roof over my head! So many people don't have a house and have to live outside in the cold and rain. I think sometimes I take for granted how blessed I am to have a house! Thank you Lord for blessing me with a warm house!
In Christ,
P.S. sorry this is belated! I didn't have the time to post, because I am visiting my grandparents and we were preparing for thanksgiving! So thank you for being patient!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm Thankful for...

I'm thankful for the Soldiers who have served and died to protect my freedom in the past, present, and future! I can't tell you how grateful I am to have people willing to protect this nation! I mentioned I am thankful for those who have served in the past because I am grateful for those who made the U.S.A. through the revolution and for those who have died in more recent wars but are not currently serving in the one right now! I want to give a special little thank you to my grandpa and grand bob for serving this country! You guys are the best grandpas a girl could have!
Thank you for serving this country in what ever station in the war you have or are in!
In Christ,

Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm Thankful for...

I'm thankful for my friends! I have the greatest friends a person could ask for! It is so nice to have friends that love the Lord with all their hearts! I have friends that range in ages from 1 to... (I'm not really sure! =D) Thank you Lord for my friends!
Here are a few friendship quotes that portray my friendships!
"A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway."
~ Jerome Cummings
A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
~ Len Wein
"Friends are the chocolate chips in the cookie of life."
"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."
~ Charles Caleb Colton

“A friend is a hand that is always holding yours, no matter how close or far apart you may be. A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care. A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.

~ Anonymous ( I could find who wrote it)

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care to acquire. - La Rochefoucauld

Who finds a faithful friend, finds a treasure. - Jewish Saying

A true friend is someone you can disagree with and still remain friends. For if not, they weren't true friends in the first place. - Sandy Ratliff

There are a lot more quotes but I liked these the best!

If you asked me what a true friend was I would say "A true friend will stick by you to the end no matter what!" I think my two closest friends (Lauren and Bridget) would do that!
Thanks Lauren and Bridget for being such awesome friends!
Praise the Lord for Friends!
In Christ,
P.S. sorry about the funky writting and white spot! I have no idea what happened! =D
Note all of the quotes above were off of different sights from Google.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I'm Thankful for...

I'm thankful for the country I live in! What I am most thankful about the U.S.A. is that I can worship freely in it! I am thankful that I don't have to worry about where I keep my Bible. I am thankful that I can openly speak about Jesus and the Gospel. I am thankful that I won't be taken to prison because I chose to follow Jesus. It makes me sad to think that my brothers and sisters in Christ can't worship as freely as I can. We need to thank God for letting us live in a safe country, but also remember to pray for them! One of the main things I have heard them say is "When we are weak, He is strong." They also ask us to pray for them; not for their release (though they would like to be free) but that they would be strong and and not give in!
Praise the Lord for the freedom He as so richly blessed me with!
In Christ,

4 Days Left

Today my best friend is coming to help me baby sit my siblings.I am so thankful that I met her!She is the most wonderful friend I could ever ask for. We always have the best times together. Yes, you could say we are a bit wild and goofy but we enjoy being this way and having a good time. Of course we know when to be quiet and pay attention to things but when were together we just love to laugh. I think laughing is one of the most wonderful things in life as well! I never feel awkward and there definately is never a quiet moment when were together! We love each other and are just as close as sisters!

5 Days Left

This morning as I awakened I realize how thankful I am for sleep/rest! lol..... Ok that's not really what I was going to write about! ha!ha!........ I am thankful for my siblings. Yes, we do fight and argue like any brothers and sisters but we really do love each other. We love to tease each other but of course we can behave as well. ha! They are so much fun even if some are younger than me. But even the younger ones have a humor of there own! Yes, I would say they are my best friends!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm Thankful for...

I'm thankful for my Dogs, Coco and Butterscotch!
My dogs mean a lot to me! Some people would probably say that I am a little crazy with them but they are my best little buddies. It's so nice to have friends that don't talk so I can tell them all of my problems and they won't say anything, they just give you a nice, kind, and understanding look as if to say "We understand!"
In Christ,

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm Thankful for...

I am thankful for my siblings! I am so thankful the Lord chose to put me in a family of five children! I am thankful the Lord chose to give me a sister, because when she was born I had two brothers and thought I would not have a sister! Though we don't always get along that great(=D), we still love each other! We have been and will always be friends forever!
In Christ,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

6 Days Left!

Ok so I have guessed you've noticed I have only made one post on my countdown. Well let me tell ya... I'VE BEEN BUSY! With thanksgiving just around the corner and other stuff this month it's been crazy!! Also meetings and school have really made my time tight this week. I have started this book called Thinking Like a Christian. What I have seen so far from it I highly recomend. (once you get past the first day)lol.... there is some brainstorming in the beginning so don't freak out if you buy the book! The book is designed to show you how to understand and apply a Christian Worldview to things.

and....... as your wondering... I am thankful for MY FAMILY. Ok I don't want to just say they have done so much for me so... how shall I put this? From the moment I was born they have showered me with unconditional love and devoted hours to me by doing everything for me as a baby and as I became older they have taken me places and helped me so much! The most important thing though is that they have taught me to know Jesus and to live my life for Him. That's the most important thing of all. I have always been extremely close to my grandparents as well and we live very close to them so they have been and enormous part of my life too!! as well as my great greandma! Also I can't forget my cousins and aunt and uncle!! They mean so much to me as well!!!!Thank you for being there for me and being the best family I could every ask for!!


I'm Thankful for...

I am thankful for my parents!

  • I am thankful for their Christian leadership in our home.

  • I am thankful that they have taught me to love Jesus with all my heart!

  • I am thankful that my parents are my mentors, teachers and are willing to help me when I need them!
Thanks Momma and Daddy for everything you have done for me! I love you!
In Christ,
P.S. What are you thankful for today?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am Thankful for...

Day #2
I am thankful for my Savior dying for the whole world! He didn't want to die, but because of His love for His Father and His love for us; He died. If He had not died for us we would all live in hell for eternity, but now He has given us the option to live eternally with him! I hope that you have or will except His amazing grace!
In Christ,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm Thankful for... #1

Tis the season to be thankful, Fa la la la la, la la la la... Okay maybe that is a Christmas song but it fits! I will be posting what I am thankful for until thanksgiving! We should actually be thankful all year but this is the main time of year, it seems, that we are most thankful.
Day #1
I am thankful for an awesome, loving, all powerful, and all-knowing God! I am thankful for His love for us and sending His only Son to die for my sins!
Praise the Lord for what he has done for us!
In Christ,

Monday, November 16, 2009

Courageous the Movie!

Courageous is the title of the next Sherwood Picture! Here is the announcement video for the movie:

For more information click here.
I, for one, can't wait until it comes out!
In Christ,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

11 Days Left!

Alright...what am I thankful for? Well first of all I am so extremely thankful for the opportunity to know, worship, serve, and love the God of the entire universe who loves us so dearly. I like to think about how awesome it is that we are given the chance to know Him. Just think we pray and sometimes hear the voice of the same God who spoke with Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, David and all the other marvelous followers of Christ in the Bible. Of course that's not what matters but it's just fun and amazing to think of this. What's important though is that He wants to talk, know, and take care of us. He is giving us the chance to follow Him. Just think of one of your hero's. Ok I assume you are thinking of one now....what would you do if that person said," Come follow me and be my friend and I will give you an amazing place to live beyond all your wildest dreams." Well I don't know about you but I would certainly be tempted. We need to have that same excitement about God. I know sometimes it's hard to have the same enthusiastic attitude about following God as you have when keeping up with one of your hero's, but we should definitely have the same attitude. We should be ashamed when we feel this way. I know I do. So today Lord will you forgive me when I foolishly feel this way? I know we all falter and loose enthusiasm but I am going to do my utmost best to thank you for all I have and to follow you and read your word without complaining.
Here are some scripture about giving thanks. Psalms 75:1 which talks of men praising the wonderful deeds of the Lord, Psalms 136 ...while you read it you become amazed at what all God has done for us over the years, 1 Chronicles 16:8 again this reinforces how much we need to praise His name and let it be know how He has blessed us.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Last Clue!

I visited the Sherwood Pictures website and they had posted one last clue!
Hope you liked it! I sure did!
In Christ,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Showing Thankfulness!

Hey everyone! No I have not forgotten the blog!!!!!!! I have let Mac take over for a little while because she went on vacation for two whole weeks plus she was very busy for a while when we first might say I am letting her catch up on all the lost time! Ha!Ha!

Well we have begun cleaning for Thanksgiving! I can't wait until it arrives! We really have so much to be thankful for. From the roof over our head to family and food.... not to mention freedom to worship the way we want to! We have SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR! I'm going to start a countdown until Thanksgiving. I would like for y'all to join in too! Each day I will post something I am thankful for and why. If you want you can comment and say something you are thankful for and why as well. I think it would be a great way for all of us to show our thanks to the Lord for all that He has blessed us with!


The Sherwood Pictures Next Movie!

Sherwood Pictures is the church group that did Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and their most recent FIREPROOF. Their next movie is... (drum roll... feel the anticipation growing!)
Announcing November 15!
I will be posting about it either Sunday, which is the 15th, or Monday. I am about to die just waiting for the announcement! I haven't seen FIREPROOF yet, but I have heard that it is excellent! They have been posting clues weekly and thought I would share them! If you have seen the movies they will be a little more funny but if not I think you will enjoy them anyway.
Clue #1
Clue #2
Clue #3
Clue #4

I hope you enjoyed them! I was going to make them all the same size but the first one wouldn't behave. LOL:)
In Christ,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Are you willing to die for Christ?

Sister Chen

Are we willing to die for the Lord? That is a difficult question. A question that can be answered however is, are we willing to live for Him?

Sister Suk Wan was such a believer. She lived for the Lord, faithfully and courageously. She was arrested for her faith and thrown into prisons were she was beaten and tortured. She became seriously ill and requested to be brought to the town square to speak to the people. (People were often brought there to be shown to the public in order to deny the faith or to undergo self-criticism trials.) The organizers were convinced she wanted to deny her faith before she would die. Two policemen helped her onto the stage. She could hardly stand. She had bruises all over her face. She gathered her last strength and cried, "To God be the glory. Jesus is my Lord." Then she collapsed and died. She could die for the Lord because she had lived for Him.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing" (2 Timothy 4:7-8).

Are you willing to die for Christ? I have never been persecuted like Sister Suk Wan, but I often ask myself the question; would I be willing to die for Christ? I don't think I would die for Him, I know I would, though it wouldn't be easy! Jesus tells us that we are going to be persecution and we are. You may not feel the persecution yourself but WE as a body of believers are! We can't ignore our brethren! Pray for them, and write to them letters of encouragement! If you need help not knowing how to write to them visit the Voice of the Martyrs.
In Christ,

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Why God?

This is a really common question. Why does God let suffering and death happen if He is a loving and caring God?
If you'll look back in Genesis 1, God created a perfect world which means that there wasn't any death or suffering. When Adam and Eve took the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil and ate it, they brought destruction on the whole world. (Genesis 3). Because they sinned and because we continue sinning, there is death and suffering. It isn't God's fault! If it wasn't for God sending us his only Son whom he loved so much, we would all be destined to living in Hell for eternity! God didn't have to send us his Son, but He did. He loved us that much!He uses a description of marriage as a way to show us how much He loves us. He loves us like a man does his wife. I am not married but I can see the love my parents have for each other and through them can catch a small glimpse of how much He loves me! I can't imagine being God and sending my only child to die for everyone's sins! I for one don't know if I could send my brother to die for everyone on this planet. I am so thankful that He sent his Son because I don't want to live forever in a fire pit with weeping and gnashing of teeth. If He loves us that much then why is it so hard for us to devote at least 5, 10,30 minutes to Him? I encourage you to spend more time reading His word that He has given us, praying, and singing praise to him!
In Christ, to whom I am forever indebted,
~ Mac

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Trial of Jesus

I listened to a sermon a while back on the trial of Jesus. We had to act like we didn't know who Jesus was. So I am going to ask you to view this article as if you haven't heard of Jesus. If you have been wondering if he is really was the Son of God or not; I hope this will help you!

The Trial of Jesus
You have the responsibility as members of the jury to render a verdict which is fair and impartial. Your verdict should be based upon the evidence presented in this trial and carefully read over what the witnesses say.
The Witnesses
  1. John the Baptist- John 1:29 "The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, 'Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!'"
  2. Simon Peter- Matthew 16:16 "Simon Peter answered , 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'"
  3. John the Apostle- John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
  4. Martha Friend of Jesus- John 11:27 "'Yes, Lord,' she told him, 'I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.'"
  5. The Apostle Paul- Romans 1:4 "And who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power of the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord."
  6. Angel From Heaven- Luke 2:11 "Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."
  7. Jehovah God- Matthew 17:5 "While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, 'This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him.'"
  8. Pharisees- Luke 15:2 "But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, 'This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.'"
  9. Ciaphas Chief Priest of Israel- Matthew 26:63-65 "The high priest said to him,' I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of the God.' Yes, it is as you say, ' Jesus replied. 'But I say to all of you : In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.' Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, 'He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?'"
  10. Roman Centurion in charge of Crucifying Jesus - Mark 15:39 "And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said , ' Surely this man was the Son of God!'"
  11. Pilate Roman Governor of Israel- Luke 23:13-14 "Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, and said to them, 'You brought me this man as one of who was inciting the people to rebellion. i have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.'" (also you can look at Matthew 27:11-24)
  12. Judas Iscariot Betrayer of Jesus- Matthew 27:4 "'I have sinned,' he said,'for I have betrayed innocent blood."
  13. Demon from the Dark Abyss- Mark 1:24 "' What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you came to destroy us? I know who you are- the Holy One of God!'"
What will you do with Jesus who is called the Christ? LIAR____ or THE SON OF GOD____
I hope that this helped you decide. I encourage you to read the Gospel over and over again! If we really want to be like our Rabbi than we need to know what he said, because that is the only way we are going to know what we need to act like.
In Christ,

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tragedy at Fort Hood and the Importance of Life

On Thursday, November 5, 2009, an army psychiatrist opened fire in Fort Hood killing 12 and wounding 31.
Please pray for the families of the people that were killed! Also, pray for the doctors that will be working on the wounded.
Talking about death makes me think about life and how precious it is. Life is so precious! I think death is one of the main things that can make us worry. It comforts me to know that my Heavenly Father knows how long I will live and I don't need to worry because his Son has told me not to. When someone in my family dies or a friend's family member dies it makes me think about my life! Am I treating every one with love and respect? When someone dies it make me want to be close to my family because I don't know how much longer they will be here on this earth or how much longer I will be here.
In Christ,

My Favorite Hymn


Verse 1

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

Verse 2
And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

(Chorus )

Verse 3.
When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"


To me this is the most beautiful hymn there is!! The lyrics and just the sound of the song itself is so overwhelmingly lovely! Of course I have more favorites but when I hear this one it seems like I could lift off and fly to heaven.


Thursday, November 5, 2009


I've been thinking lately about what it means to love. Not love as in romance but love for one another. There are many ways we can "show" love but do we actually mean it in our hearts. When we say I love you do we say it to hopefully receive something in return or do we really mean it with all our heart? It's always easy to remember to say I love you when someone buys us something, but do we ever say it for no reason but to show that person we love them and truly appreciate them? I know this is something I need to work on. It seems I'm always too busy to stop.. slow down... and say ,"Mom thank you for all that you do for me." or "I really do love you ___.." We really desperately need to sincerely show one another we love them because wouldn't it be horrible to wake up one morning and find out that person has passed away!!!! I encourage you to join me in showing your family, friends, and the world that we love them!!


Fun yet Tiring Day

This morning when I woke up (because of my alarm clock) I read my bible, ate breakfast, then it was off to my first tennis lesson! I had played tennis before with my siblings and daddy but I hadn't ever taken lessons. I was a little nervous at first but after awhile I adjusted! It was really fun!!!! We had a contest the team who could hit the ball over the net 10 times the quickest won and the looser had to run a lap around all three courts. The teams were backhand swing team and forward hand swing team. I was put on the backhand swing team. My team lost. :( So I got to run around the whole court, luckily I like running. Besides having to run around the whole court I can't wait for next week! After lunch we couldn't help ourselves and had to go to the park and play tennis. It's surprising what a couple of tips will do. I did much better than I had ever done!
After getting home I was informed that one of my brothers and I would be doing supper. We had the argument "What to cook!" Finally, after a couple of ideas, my little sister (the only sister I have) volunteered to cook grilled cheeses. I didn't really want to cook so after a little persuasion from my mother to make up my mind, I said "Okay." So all in all it has been a fun yet tiring day.
In Christ,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pecans and Mosquitoes

Hey everyone! Today we picked up pecans beneath the mosquito infested trees!! I bet I have a million bites! All the rain we've had has caused them to be numerous and ferocious. lol... We collected a couple buckets full and will have plenty of pecans for pecan pies and other delicious food on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I absolutely love spending time with my family! Our Thanksgiving is actually a family reunion so there are lots and lots of people who come!
Hasn't God blessed us with the most beautiful weather? It has been wonderful outside! Hopefully it will last until Thanksgiving! Well...the piano is calling me...I have my first recital in Dec....yes you heard very first piano recital. I am just NOW learning to play! lol


New Blog

Hey everyone! Kat made a new blog, Beautiful Elegant Designs! On it she will be posting how to dress modestly but fashionable at the same time. Go check it out! She just started it so you will have to bare with her. Not to mention that it is probably better that she is doing it and not me because I am not that fashionable and I would run out of ideas rather quickly! :D
In Christ,
P.S. She will be posting on here too!! If she doesn't... :D

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It is Possible!!!

Yippee!!!! I finished the 90 day Bible! I actually finished it a week and a day ago from today! I was so excited because that was my first time to read the entire Bible! What was even more exciting about it was I finished it on my birthday! I wanted to let everyone know that it is possible to do and I wasn't just posting about it because it sounded like a neat idea. I hope that you will consider doing reading it in 90 days if you haven't already. It was so amazing how everything started to fitting together. I learned so much!
In Christ,
"I can do everything from Him who gives me strength."
Philippians 4:13

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dollar for a Drink

Maybe you have heard of the organization a Dollar for a Drink; maybe not, but I wanted to a share with you what it is and who is doing it! Joshua Guthrie is a teenager who is fighting against low expectations. He put together the website Dollar for a Drink in order to raise enough money for wells in Sudan. Please take the time to watch this video he put together.
Please help him reach his goal! Help make a difference!
In Christ,