Monday, November 30, 2015

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #73

In which I almost ruined everything on my desk. 

Sorry this post is a bit late, it was a busy day. I was trying to see all of what I could ruin on my desk this morning. ;) 

While doing school (Math to be specific), I had a large cup of water that I spilled directly on the math book. It also managed to hit my lamp. And my planner. And my Ipod. 

You want to know how awesome God is? 

Not a single thing was ruined. Not even my Ipod that got water all over the frount. Granted, my math book now has wrinkles all in it, but its still there! My planner took it a little worse than everything else, its now got bubbles all over it, but its only for though the last of the year so it doesn't matter. 

It was an awesome morning just because of how much did not get ruined.

Have you had any close calls with your stuff recently? 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Food For Thought #44

What are we saying?

Today I suddenly realized what my acquaintances and I were saying. Lately I have seen all over the internet, and done it myself where we are making out bad traits to be good. Its things like procrastination, envy, hatred, and simply not caring. Were making light of them and laughing at ourselves about them like there a good thing. 

No matter how much I joke, procrastination is not good. God gave me my time to be a good steward of, and when I procrastinate when I know there's an important project to be done, I'm not being a good steward.

When I laugh about being really envious of my friends stuff, I'm breaking the commandment that says love does not envy. 

When I say I hate someone, I am not thinking about what God told us in Matthew 5:44. 

And when I see someone hurting, and don't care for them, even if I convince myself its not my problem, I am passing by Jesus. Matthew 25:45 whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.
So why are we making light of these? Why are we joking about these when we should be wanting to do something about it? 

Monday, November 23, 2015

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #72

 In which I have been tagged.

I wish I could sound super cool and say I did something interesting this week, but, unfortunately, I haven't.
I've managed to stumble through school this month, and get stuck in math. Read when I'm supposed to be writing and write when I'm supposed to be sleeping.
So instead of boring you with more detals like this, I'm going to share a tag. =)

The Rules:
1. Link up to the person who created the tag (Nabila)
2. Put a link to the person who tagged you (Katie)
3. Tag at least 3 other people to do this tag
4. Put the picture above in your post.
1. What grade are you in?
I am in about three different grades according to subject. Technically though,  I'm in eleventh grade.
2.  What kind of school are you in? (elementary, middle, or high school)?
High School.
3. What is your opinion of school?
I love it. Homeschooling is the best! There are some hard days when I just don't feel like doing school or a certain subject, but I do enjoy it none the less.
4. What is your favorite subject overall?
Math and science. I could never pick between them. I love math for its logic and the puzzle. I love science because I love figuring out how things work.

5. What is your favorite academic subject (reading or math)?
I was not aware that reading was an academic subject. I love reading.

6. What is your favorite non-academic subject?

I tag:
Allie from Spreading my Joy 
and whoever wants to do this!

1. What grade are you in?
2.  What kind of school are you in? (elementary, middle, or high school)?
3. What is your opinion of school?
4. What is your favorite subject overall?
5. What is your favorite academic subject (reading or math)?
6. What is your favorite non-academic subject?

Friday, November 20, 2015

Food For Thought #43

Soaking wet and humbled by dewdrops.
I went outside today, determined to get a good photo of the dewdrops. That's where my problem started. Like I mentioned last week, I struggle with pride, so being that kind of person I went out assuming I would get a good photo. And you know what, I did, but I was really humbled in the process.

I don't know if you've ever taken photos of dew on grass before, but if you have, you probably are aware that its nearly impossible to get a truly good photo without siting down in the middle of it, propping your elbows on the ground and getting soaked. Which is precisely what I did, and I got muddy, soaked, and even my hair was wet.

Doing that made me realize something; we get the richest rewards when we are willing to humble ourselves. Now, I'm not saying getting wet is the most humbling experience I've ever had, but it did get me to thinking.

I, as a photographer, do 00.01 percent of the work. God set all those dewdrops out, and made the sun sparkle on them. He grew the grass and He tended it. He did all that, and all I did was go out and capture it. I forget a lot that nature photography isn't about making a masterpiece, its about capturing God's masterpiece's and sharing them so others might see it.

Have you ever been humbled by something simple?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Writing Wednesday #19

NaNoWriMo day 17

First I must apologize to all of you for my totally inconsistent posting this month. My stuff has been late, or non existent and not of the best quality. I would ask a little grace for that, because I am smack dab in the middle of NaNo, school and cleaning for the holidays and I feel like my brain is a little fried of late. 
Every time I'm not doing one of the above mentioned things, I'm trying to get my brain to get back to normal with reading. But I feel really bad that my posts have been so bad and will try to get better. 

Well, I am seventeen days into NaNoWriMo and I have been keeping up with my goal of never being behind a day. Other then that I can't say much for my writing. My stories are super sort (10,000-15,000 words normally) so I am in the middle of three at the moment. Two are close to completion, so this week they should be done and the next one is longer so it should take the rest of NaNo to finish I'll be posting about them all in a big finale post on December 2'nd.

Are you doing NaNo? If so, how is your writing going?

Monday, November 16, 2015

One of my favorite authors

Hey everyone, you might notice that I have been horrible at posting this month. I apologize deeply for that, and also that you were supposed to have this yesterday, and I forgot. But, today I have one of my favorite authors here with one of my favorite books. 

Here's Sarah Holman with Kates Innocence! 

And shes talking about my favorite character: Logan!

Today I would like to introduce you to one of the characters my new series, Kate’s Case Files: Logan Sparks. Most people read her name and assume she is a boy, but let me assure you, she is a very girly-girl. What to know some other things about this girl? Here are a few things you might like to know:
~ she has long, red hair.
~ she likes wearing her gun, especially when she has a skirt on
~ she has is often found with a small ball in her hands
~ she is one of the perkiest people you will meet
~ if you give her the job of organizing the evidence for a case, be prepared for a lot of color-coding.

Here is a bit of her story:
“Can you believe these people? The campus is blown up and all they can think about is all the money they are going to lose when the students transfer to other schools!” Logan’s passionate declaration ended with a frustrated jab at the power button.
Kate smiled. Logan was a character, that was for sure. She was wearing a floral skirt with pink rosebuds on it and a soft green, button up shirt. Kate blinked twice as she realized that she also wore a belt with holstered gun and her FBI badge.
“A blow like this could devastate the local economy. The college is the main source of income for the town. Many businesses close during the summer when the students are away. If they lose the school, they lose everything.”
Logan pressed her small ball between her palms. “But don’t you think it’s odd that these people are more worried at this point about money than what happened that night?”
She sounded so young, so naïve to Kate. How could she work for the FBI and understand so little about human nature?
“Americans, for the most part, only care about themselves. They may be horrified by an event for a short time, but in the end their real question will be: ‘How does this affect me?’”
She squeezed her ball harder. Her eyes squinted, and her lips were pressed tightly together as if she was thinking hard. “I guess you’re right.”

Find out more about the book on Goodreads or Amazon
Find about more about Sarah Holman on her website:The Destiny Of One

Thank you for reading! 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Food For Thought #42

Love is not proud

I wish I could tell y'all that I do not have a pride issue but I might * cough cough* just have a rather large one. Alright, so this could be counted among my biggest faults; I am very prideful. I often find myself getting in trouble for my pride. I've often been told I need to work on getting rid of my pride. Now, in my head I know the only way to get rid of my pride is to continue, every single minute of the day, take the issue to God and ask him to help me work though it. Its not easy at all, but he'll help me. But in my heart all I see is that in order to win the battle of my pride, I have to let myself get pulverized my 'enamey' and get humbled. Great picture there, right? Just makes you want to jump up and conquer your pride. But I realized that really, conquering is dying, dying to self, and living in Christ.

We as Christians are called to shine God's love to those around us. Since God is love, and love is not proud, I believe we should strive to get rid of our pride. He will help us if we ask him. 


Monday, November 9, 2015

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #71

In which I have not done much.

My life has been pretty much taken up with NaNo and School. This is not to say that I don't have time for anything else, but that once I'm done with School and NaNo, all I want to do is curl up with a book and read. The weather, though rainy, has been drying up every few days and being beautiful for photos, so here are a few! 

I'm not quite sure why Luke was hiding, but he looked adorable. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Food For Thought #41

Love is Patent.

In 1 Corinthians 13:4 we’re told that Love is patent. Patience is something I really struggle with. I’ve been told all different ways I could help my patience, always waiting in longer lines, forcing myself to wait for things, and dozens of other good suggestions but I still find it hard to wait a lot of times. Recently I found a quote “Patience isn’t about learning to wait, it’s about learning to wait with a good attitude.” I think this quote has a lot of truth behind it. It’s not all about waiting, it’s about your attitude.

Also we’re told that God is love. If God is love, then 1 Corinthians 13 describes him as, among other things, patent. And who better to learn it from then the one who dwells within us?
1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient.
Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Writing Wednesday #18

     NaNoWriMo day four

 Please forgive me if you are being pledged with posts all over the internet about NaNoWriMo. We NaNoer's tend to get a little excited. A little scared and craved for interaction apart from our book characters. If you are one of those people tired of reading NaNo posts, please feel free to shut this down without further ado. I will not blame you. Then again, I won't know you did it, so there's no way I could really know to have hard feelings anyway is there?

Now, all y'all who are interested. This is about how I felt going into November

October week one: "Wow I am so ready for NaNo! I'm ready to write my book, have a challenge, and all around have fun!"
October week  two: "I have to write so many posts in advance so I don't have to do it during NaNo!" *Freaks out a bit at the thought*
October week two-four: *Proceeds to forget all about the posts and somewhat about NaNo.*
October 31: I'm so happy Halloween is over for another year... October is not one of my favorite months... now its going to be November. *Continues typing for a minute* Wait? wait did I just say? Its November tomorrow??? When did that happy??" *completely freaks out*
November first: "I've got this, I'll just wing it. Who cares that I don't have an outline or any idea what I'm writing about?"
November fourth: "I think I just made a huge mistake."

 Yeah, that was a really lengthily way of saying that NaNo is actually going alright. My retelling of Beauty and the Beast is coming along nicely, though every time I sit down at the computer I think I'm going to not be able to write because of writers block.

Well, thanks what I get for trying to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Monday, November 2, 2015

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #70

Where I have begun to get nervous 

Well, I'm beginning to get nervous about NaNoWriMo. Really nervous. It just so happens that I had a cold the whole last week of October. God is amazing though, a let my fever break on October 30'th and then I was just sitting and writing an email to a friend of mine on the 31'st and I glanced at the date and it hit me. NaNoWriMo started the next day. Since I had planned on doing most of my prep that week, none of it had gotten done. Also, November 1'st would be a Sunday, and I don't get on the computer on Sunday. I think it was in that moment that I began to get a little nervous about NaNoWriMo. 

Good news, I write well with a little pressure, so I hope to push through this little setback! I'll be giving more updates every Wednesday! 

On an entirely different note, it's been raining a ton around here, so I was able to get a lot of fun pictures, I hope you enjoy these! 

I was actually meaning to take a photo of something else, then a water droplet fell and just the right time. =D

Beautiful sunrises!


How is your day going?