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Friday, October 22, 2010

Hello!

I am so sorry I haven't posted sooner! I have been trying to limit my time on the computer because it was influencing my relationship with my siblings. I am going to try to post at least once a week though.
If you were wondering about my wisdom teeth, I no longer look like a chipmunk but I still have holes in the back of my mouth. I am ready for them to be gone!
I recently went to IPS (Institute for Photographic Studies). It was awesome! I learned so much. I am looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for my life, whether it is in photography or something else!
In Christ,
~Mac
Psalm 28:7~ The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

It's been 3 days since I have had my teeth pulled! If I could post pictures of myself this is what I would look like!
Someday at some point in time I will post something with a little more interest!
In Christ,
~Mac

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Their Gone!

Yep, no more wisdom for me! LOL
Everything went great. The nurses had a little bit of trouble getting me to wake up! I can remember the nurse holding up three fingers and asking me how many fingers she was holding up! Right now I have frozen peas on my face to keep any swelling down! I can barely open my mouth and I can't feel my bottom lip at all! My Grandma, Grandpa, and Kat's family sent me flowers! I will try to get a picture of them because they are so pretty!
In Christ,
~Mac

Good Morning...

or not so good morning. Why?
Because today I at 8:30a.m. I will be having all four of my wisdom teeth removed. What makes it worse is I can't have anything to drink or eat until after the surgery. Two of my friends of just had theirs pulled and are doing great but I am still scared to death!
I shall try to post again soon!
In Christ,
~Mac

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Answer to Mystery Food!

I am so sorry that it took so long to post the answer to the mystery food!
The answer is...
An over ripened Cucumber!
In Christ,
~Mac

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hint!

I decided that maybe ya'll needed a hint!
Here are the possible answers:
  • Squash (any kind)
  • Melon (any kind)
  • Cucumber
  • Gourd
  • Other
There you have it!
In Christ,
~Mac

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another Mystery Food!

Several months ago I posted a picture of a food and made ya'll guess what it was! Well I now have another one for you!
This time instead of giving you options your going to have to come up with the answers yourself! This thing I have taken a picture of was about nine inches long!
Have fun guessing!
In Christ,
~Mac

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

1 YEAR!

I can hardly believe that it has been one whole year since we started this blog!
In one year we have posted 184 times (including this post), we have received 36 comments (Yes, I counted them!). Who knows what the next year will bring!
I want to thank everyone who follows our blog and those who have commented! Comments are so nice to get! I apologize for the lack of posts here lately. I will try to post again soon!
In Christ,
~Mac

Friday, July 9, 2010

Please Pray for my Family!

This weekend my family and I are going to go to my Great Great Aunt's funeral.
I would greatly appriciate it if you would...
Pray that we will have a safe trip since there has been flooding recently!
Pray that we will be able to be comforting to those who were closer to her than we were!
Pray that we will be able to share the Gospel with family!
In Christ,
~Mac

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Are You...

Like a Sunflower?
Sunflowers follow the Sun all day! Wherever the Sun goes, so does the sunflower. We should be like a sunflower and follow the Son of God! We need to follow the Son all day every day!

Are you...
Like the Moon?
The Moon reflects off of the Sun! The only reason the Moon can shine brightly is because of the Sun. We should be like the Moon and reflect the Son of God! We should fill the Earth with His light!
In Christ,
~Mac

Monday, July 5, 2010

Independence Day!

Today is 234 years ago we declared independence from Great Britain. I would greatly encourage you to go read the Declaration of Independence! Today my family remembers the fallen troops and those who are still serving over seas! I want to say thank you to all of those who have made this country so great!
One of my favorite sayings is- "Freedom is not Free!" Which means someone had to give up their life so that we might live in freedom! Just like the soldiers who have dedicated their lives to keeping this nation free so Jesus has given His life so that we are free! Praise God!
Sorry this was a little late, our computer shut down! Hope ya'll had a great day!
In Christ Jesus,
Mac
P.S. If you are not from the United States of America I would love to know what day you celebrate your independence on and what you do and what country your country declared it from!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Requests?

I was just wondering if ya'll had any thing that you would like me to post on. If you have questions or prayer requests just let me know and I will try to write about them!
In Christ,
~Mac

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Movie!

So far I have only recommended books to read but this is a movie worth watching! The title of the movie is "Food Inc." If you haven't watched I would highly recommend it. The only bad part about this movie is that it will make you never want to eat again! I am not kidding! I knew there was bad stuff in our food but I didn't know it was this bad! Our animals aren't getting to live how they are suppose to live. God placed the animals in mans care and we treat them like they are weeds in a garden!
In Christ,
~Mac

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Today we remember how special our daddies are to us! First off, I have the greatest daddy in the whole world.
I typically ask myself, "What does Daddy mean to me?" So today why don't you tell him how special he is to you! I know it's hard! I don't think I have ever told my daddy how much I love him and how much he means to me. I don't think I could ever put it all down but I wish I could!
If you don't have an earthly daddy there is a heavenly Father who is waiting on you; even if you have a daddy He still wants to be your Father! Today I think we should remember Him too! You can ask yourself the same questions that you asked yourself about your daddy- What does He mean to me? Why don't you spend a couple of minutes with Him. Now I know it might sound a bit crazy that God could be just as loving as your daddy here on earth but it's true!
I thought it would be interesting to list some of the similarities between an earthly daddy and our heavenly Father!
  • Just like our earthly daddies, He is the head - Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
  • We are His children just like we are our daddy's (parents)!- 1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

  • Our Heavenly Father wants a relationship with us just like our daddies do.
  • Your daddy cares for you and so does our heavenly Father (Matthew 6:26-Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?)
  • Our daddies sometimes like to give gifts as does our heavenly Father-James 1:17- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. The greatest gift of all was His Son! John 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
These are only some of the similarities between them!
Thanks Daddy for all that you do!
In Christ,
~Mac

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Every time




Every time I kneel to pray I open up my heart to my Lord

Every time I close my eyes I feel the sweet embrace of my Lord


I don't know why so many things seem to get in the way of seeing my God's glory
But I try everyday to see and thank Him for all the things He's given me




Every time I see a child I see the gentleness of my Lord
Every time I watch a storm I know the awesome power of my Lord

I don't know why so many things seem to get in the way of seeing my God's glory
But I try everyday to see and thank Him for all the things He's given me

Every time I see a cross...










This song almost brings me to tears! So many things do get in my way from seeing what He has made!

In Christ,

~Mac

Words and Music: Philip Organ

Pictures are off of Google

Monday, June 14, 2010

There Gone!

On Friday my family and I went out of town to see a play with my dad's parents! When we arrived home last night I could barely wait to check on the birds, so I jumped out of the car, ran through to garage and into the house to get the flash light. I went back out into the garage and climbed up to see them! I couldn't wait to see how much they had grown! I peeped in and saw... NOTHING! They were gone! No sign of them anywhere! We don't know what happened to them.
My whole family is quite glum. I am so thankful now that I have pictures of them! All we can say is the Lord knows best. We don't always understand what His plans are but we know that they all work for good! Thank you Lord for those sweet little days we got to enjoy with them!
In Christ,
~Mac

Friday, June 11, 2010

Update on Our Baby Wrens!

Yesterday the last of the Carolina Wren eggs hatched! We still don't have a Cowbird baby. Here are a few pictures I snatched of them while the mother was out! (They don't really like the flash so I have to do them quickly or in segments)

They're having a wonderful nap!

"Hello There!"

"Oh are you taking a picture of me!"
Isn't this picture cute?

God really knows how to make my day! I am still working on getting one with their mouths open!
In Christ,
~Mac

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Babies!

Last year a family of Carolina Wrens built their nest in our garage and had two babies! We left the nest because it was on a wreath and it looked pretty and now we are paying for that decision because we have Carolina Wrens in our garage again, which my mother did not want to happen (too much stress). This year instead of two eggs we have FIVE one of which was a little larger than the others and was blue not white with red spots! I thought that it was a little strange that she would lay a different looking egg so I researched it! It was not a Carolina Wren it was a Brown Headed Cowbird egg! It seems that Brown Headed Cowbirds come and infest other birds nests! I then learned that there was a 31percent chance that the wren babies might not make it because the Cowbird has a shorter incubation period than the wrens, so by the time the wrens hatched the Cowbird would be a lot bigger and would suffocate the Wrens! We then had to decide whether or not we were going to let the Cowbird egg live. We decided to leave it in God's hands and see what He decides to do! This morning two of the five babies hatched! They were both wren babies! I learned a lot more about Cowbirds and Wrens when I researched it but I will leave it to you to find out more if you are interested!
Here are some pictures of them I took!


This is the momma wren from last year! Wasn't she nice to pose for me!

This is their sweet humble abode!


Here they are! The egg in front is the Cowbird egg and the other egg that you can barely see is the Wren egg!
I will try to get some more pictures soon but the Mother likes to be with her children so it is hard to take them! Also the location of the nest makes it rather difficult to take a picture.
I think they are just adorable!

~Psalm 148~

1 Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD from the heavens,
praise him in the heights above.

2 Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

3 Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars.

4 Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.

5 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded and they were created.

6 He set them in place for ever and ever;
he gave a decree that will never pass away.

7 Praise the LORD from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds,
stormy winds that do his bidding,

9 you mountains and all hills,
fruit trees and all cedars,

10 wild animals and all cattle,
small creatures and flying birds,

11 kings of the earth and all nations,
you princes and all rulers on earth,

12 young men and maidens,
old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for his name alone is exalted;
his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

14 He has raised up for his people a horn,
the praise of all his saints,
of Israel, the people close to his heart.
Praise the LORD.

Don't we serve an awesome Creator!
In Christ,
~Mac

Monday, June 7, 2010

Join Me Again!

I think it is important that we devote time to our Creator in prayer, praise and in reading His word! With that said, I am going to take the challenge again and read my Bible in 90 days! (Click here for previous post)! I would love to know if you have done it before or are interested in joining me!
In Christ,
~Mac
P.S. These are the links that I gave in my previous 90 day Bible post-


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Urgent Prayer Request!

Please pray for a little girl name Eva-Camille right now! She is having CPR done on her! For more information on her Click here!She has had to fight for her life since she was born a couple of weeks ago! God has brought her through a lot! For more information on her Click here! Please Pray!

~Matthew 19:26~

26Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

In Christ,
~Mac

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Safely Home

Hey everyone,

I thought I would recommend an excellent book called, 'Safely Home'. It is written by Randy Alcorn and I absolutely loved it! Here is the intriguing excerpt from the back cover:

"Is this the day I die?"
Quan stiffened at the shout
behind him.The voice rang with
the authority of the Gong An Ju,
the Public Security Bureau. "You
meet in the night like the criminals
you are. How dare you defy the
law? In three minutes," Scarbrow
said matter-of-factly, " we will
shoot every man and woman-and
child-who does not declare
himself loyal to the people rather
than the gweilos, foreign devils."

"Surely this is the day."

American Business executive
Ben Fielding has no idea what his
brilliant old college roommate is
facing in China. But when they're
reunited in China after twenty
years, the men are shocked at what
they discover about each other.

Thrown together in an hour of
encroaching darkness, watched
by unseen eyes, both must make
choices that will determine not only
the destinies of the two men, but two
families,two nations...
and two worlds.

This was a very eye opening novel and I encourage everyone to read it! If you have read it I would love to hear your opinion.

God Bless!
~Kat

What if We're Holograms?

This was an article that was published in my local news paper!

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Greene works in a world where scientific reasoning rules all and imagination leads to the most unlikely truths.

Greene and other "string theorists" are exploring a possible scenario in which people and the world around us are actually a 3-D holographic projection of two-dimensional data that exists outside the accessible universe.

It's a concept so mind bending for those who don't understand the complex math behind it that many might decide it's best left to the academics.

It is almost as difficult to wrap one's head around as the possibility that we are all holograms projected over a distance, unable to detect the illusory nature of our 3-D world - another topic covered by a festival panel.

Greene's attempt to explain where our consciousness might reside, if we are indeed simply projections, is intriguing and perhaps less than comforting:

"It's there, too," he says. "Consciousness is nothing but the physical processes taking place in the brain. ... Consciousness is just another interaction of particles."

To Read the rest of this article Click Here.

My brother read this article and these verses to our church:

~Habakkuk 1:1-2, 4-5~

1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received.

2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, "Violence!"
but you do not save?

4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.

The Lord 's Answer
5 "Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told.

~Habakkuk 2:1-3, 18-20~

1 I will stand at my watch
and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me,
and what answer I am to give to this complaint.

The LORD's Answer
2 Then the LORD replied:
"Write down the revelation
and make it plain on tablets
so that a herald
may run with it.

3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
it speaks of the end
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
it
will certainly come and will not delay.

18 "Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it?
Or an image that teaches lies?
For he who makes it trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak.

19 Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!'
Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!'
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it.

20 But the LORD is in his holy temple;
let all the earth be silent before him."

~Genesis 1:1~

(My brother did not read this one)

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

After my brother read this my friend punched me and whispered in my ear "Nope not a hologram!" I think it's a rather silly idea! I don't know about you but I don't want to be a hologram! I would rather believe in God than in a scientist crazy idea!
In Christ,
~Mac
P.S. If a pregnant lady goes in for a ultra sound and sees her baby on the screen how is that a reflection? The answer is, it can't be! Think about it for a moment! Something living inside of a woman or animal can't be a reflection!

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Ready Defense!


I just finished Josh McDowell's book "A Ready Defense." This is a wonderful book! I suggest that everyone read it! If you are just coming to know the Lord or you know Him but just want to read a book that will bring you closer to Jesus, read this book! I learned so much from it! If you have already read it, I would love to know what you thought of it.
In Christ,
~Mac
P.S. I just found this website where you can read some of the chapters for free! Here is the link: http://www.greatcom.org/resources/areadydefense/

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Is it Christian to Lie?

Warning:
I have been quoting this video since I watched it!
I thought this video was quite funny! After viewing this video several times though, I began to ponder his statement which says, "They were lying, they were just being Christian.'
I thought we weren't suppose to lie! One of the ten commandments says something about false testimony which is very similar-

~Exodus 20:16~

16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

Here are some other verses about lying-

~Proverbs 12:19~

19 Truthful lips endure forever,

but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.

~Proverbs 12:22~

22 The LORD detests lying lips,
but he delights in men who are truthful.

~Proverbs 26:28~

28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.

As Christians though, we are to encourage each other especially when we see a brother or sister struggling. I don't believe this means create lies just to build each other up. This would create false encouragement. There are times when you may be faced with a situation where what you say could depend on hurting anothers feelings or encouraging them. Remember it is okay to keep your thoughts to yourself. I don't want to argue about when it is right to lie and when it isn't because this would be a long post and it might get confusing! LOL! I think we should take a little time to think about it. If you want to discuss this topic, talk to your parents and pray to our Heavenly Father for guidence! He is always listening.

In Christ,

~Mac

Friday, April 30, 2010

My First Award!




My cousin (Kat) from Beautiful Elegant Designs awarded me! Thanks Kat!

If you are tagged:


1. Post about the tag.

2. Pick 10 bloggers who deserve this award. (I'm only going to award 4)

3. Leave a comment on the blogs of the people you tagged letting them know they were awarded.

4. Answer the questions along with your post. (Omit questions you don't want to answer - I'm all for simplicity!)





1: Apples, Oranges or Bananas? I love Oranges and Bananas but I like Oranges better!



2: How old are you? I'm 4-x-
80 (this is suppose to be a math problem but I couldn't get the more than less than keys to work =D)

3: Do you live on a prairie, woodland, swamp, city or other? Other

5: Scissors or glue? Probably Scissors!

6: Describe your dream house. OH DEAR! I don't know where to start! They might look something like this-





I know these houses are nothing like each other but I like a wide variety! Any thing from a farm house/castle/ tree house/ mansion , that has a fabulous garden is what I dream of having!

7: Is your room clean? I think it is but I have no idea! I am not at home right now!



8: If you could be a movie character for a day, who would you be? Hmmm! I have no idea! Here are a few- Eowyn from Lord of the Rings, Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean!


9: Italy, Greece, France, Spain or England? England!

10: What denomination are you? Non-denominational


11: Do you sleep with a stuffed toy (BE HONEST!)? No.


12: Gum, chocolate, or jelly beans? CHOCOLATE!


13: What is your favorite book? The Bible! you can look in my profile for other books I love!

14: Favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate!



15: If you had to eat one type of food for two weeks, what would that food be? Rice or Salad!



16: What is your favorite Olympic sport? Figure Skating



18: Describe yourself in three words. Christian (but you probably knew that), Bubbly, Kid Loving,



19: What chore do you hate? Dusting! It never goes away!



20: If Elmo came into your room with a gun, what would you do? I would ask myself ~Am I dreaming?~


I award -
Southern Maiden at Proverbs 8:22 & 23

Thanks again Kat!
In Christ,
~Mac


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

In my last post I shared a lot of pictures that I had taken! I am not going to share all of them with you now, but I would like to share some of the pictures I have edited!
I am going to post the original first, then the edited one.


The bees acted a little disturbed when I was taking pictures of them! =D

I love editing pictures! I could have made the bee a different color but that would have been a little odd!
I hope ya'll have a great day.
In Christ,
~Mac


Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring is here!

Here are some pictures that I took on four different days, with two different cameras!

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This is a picture that I took out of our dining room window of our female squirrel! Isn't she cute!
This is a picture I took out the kitchen window of a little, red-bellied wood pecker that comes to our bird feeder.
I hope you liked all of the pictures! I know there is a lot but hey I couldn't decide which rose picture was the best! =D I did narrow it down for ya'lls sake though! I originally took around 300 pictures! I will hopefully be posting some pictures of a yellow rose, that I just got, soon!
In Christ,
~Mac
P.S. I made a poll on the side so ya'll can vote on which picture is your favourite or you can leave a comment!

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