Monday, February 29, 2016

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #86

Liebster award

Mic from Mic's Room

1) Link back to the person who tagged you
2) Answer all 11 questions
3) Tag 11 bloggers who have less than a thousand readers
4) Ask them 11 questions
5) Let them know you've tagged them through social media

1. Best Chapter in a book you've ever read?
Hum, now that's a hard one. I don't tend to think of books in chapters, but as a whole. But I would say that one of my favorites was in Treasures of the Snow by Patrica Saint John. Chapter Seventeen. I couldn't describe it, because it would give stuff away. But if you've read the book, you know what I'm talking about.

2. A Book your most proud of (if not an author, a piece of artwork)?
Probably my book Just Your Ordinary Girl. I love every single one of my characters in it. I love that book more then any of my others.

3. A Book You Can Read Over and Over?
Annabeth's War by Jessica Greyson. That book is so awesome. I read that book a lot.

4. Favorite Vintage Item
A 1923 Underwood typewriter my aunt gave me. I love that thing! 

5. The best Mom & Pop Store Near You
Can't say I go to many. Unless you count a locally owned Thirft store. 

6. A Movie and Book You Like That is Not Well Known
For the movie, I would say The War Withen. It is an amazing Christian movie. And for the book, I would say The Heart Of Arcea by Nicole Sager.

7. Your Absolute Favorite Time Era
The 1950's. 

8. What is Your Favorite Old Movie &/or TV Show?
Five Mile Creek. Its great.

9. A Matter Current America is Dealing With That Makes You Indignant
Well, to be honest, I don't really like to get that upset at America in general. I would rather try to help individual people then get mad about things. 

10. Your Dream house would consist of...?
Something with a large library, cubby holes for reading, and plenty of room to do things in. 

11. Favorite Disney Character &/or Princess?
Probably Belle. 

There we go. And since I don't like to just do a bunch of random questions, I picked a theme.

My Questions: 
1. What is the last thing you wrote?
2. What is the last thing you ate?
3. What is the last you listened to? 
4. What was the last book you read?
5. What was the last blog you visited? 
6. What was the last website you had open?
7. What was the last game you played? 
8. What was the last Bible verse you read? 
9. What was the last thing that made you laugh allowed?
10. What is the last thing you said?
11. What is the last gift you received?

And I tag

Katie at Sparkly Ambitions  
Abigail at Author of my Hope
Megan at A Barefoot Gal
And anyone else who would like to do it. =) 

Does anyone else feel like Febuary just raced by?
I hope y'all are having an awesome day! 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Food For Thought #56

He Was Thinking of You

Please don’t ever think you are not worth loving. Christ died on the cross because he thought you were worth it. 
When he was dying, he was thinking about you. He wanted you to be with him forever. He died so that you would have a chance to love  and be loved. So that you could be his child. 
When he was dying he was thinking about how amazing it would be when he would get to hold you in his arms. He was thinking about all the pain he would help you get over so that you could be with him forever. 
He died because he knew you were worth it. 
And when he took his final breath, he was thinking of you with love.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Writing Wednesday #24

God is going to be with you 

This is a poem I wrote today, and I thought I would share it with y'all.

This life is filled with tears 
It’s filled with insults and jeers 
It’s easy to let them get you down
And let it all make you frown
But this is not what our lives are about
So don’t you worry or pout 
Because God has your life in his hand
Whether you’re on the sea, air or land 
He is going to take care of you 
And he is going to see you through 
To when this pain is gone 
Even if it takes years long 
God is always going to be there 
All you have to do is to share, 
Share with him all the pain inside 
And let him sit by your side 

Monday, February 22, 2016

My Life (in as many posts as it takes) #85

Finally getting the hang of it

Well, after working at it for a good bit of time, I am finally getting into the hang of my dreaded exercise. I still am not enjoying it, but I'm also not killing myself with it either. Now I run in the morning, immediately followed by three minutes of the exercise (I'm going to slowly increase that) and in the evenings at least three times a week I'm going for a long bike ride. 
You know what, you learn some odd things while bike riding. I thought I would share a couple things that stood out to me this week while on my rides. 

1. When its just you and God on a lonely road, its a lot easy to talk to him. 
While biking though these rarely used back country roads, I realized just how much easier it is for me to open up to God when the two of us are truly alone. I mean, when I'm out there, I'll just start telling God how my week was, and bring things to him in earnest request. 
Isn't God awesome that he actually wants to hear rambling from us? I love that about him.

2. You can discover your true level of strength. 
When I'm all alone biking like that, I find it much easier to discover my real strength. All of my distractions are gone. There is no one telling me to slow down. There are no influencing what I do but God and it is then that I can truly find out what I am capable of.

The dew froze in balls at the tip of these peices of grass. =D

3. You can slow down and smell the roses.
So often when were going places, we don't relize how much were missing. When I began biking, I was so happy at the amount of things I was able to just stop and enjoy. I can just pull over anytime and look at stuff. I was able to just enjoy some of Gods beauty that I had previously always gone by really fast. 

This is a bracelet I just got.

So there, a totally random list for you! 
Thanks for reading!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Food For Thought #55

When you feel like a failure

In this broken world it is very easy to feel like your a failure. There are voices everywhere telling us that if were not small enough, we're a failure. If we don't know a certain stuff, we're a failure. If we don't always feel God's presence, we're a failure. The voices are telling us that if your not what your friends expect, we're a failure. That if we don't have enough followers on social medias, we're a failure. The voices are telling us that if we don't live up to the expectations, we are failures.
Its an easy thing to think your a failure. I can say for sure, each of us could find something that people would say defined us as failures.
But that is not what God thinks. Even if we make a make a mistake, we are not failures. God says he will work all things for the good of those who love him in Romans 8:28. That means even when we think we failed, or the world thinks we've failed, God is using it for our good.
So why are we letting ourselves be defined by what we think are our failures when God wants to use them for good?

Monday, February 15, 2016

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #84

The Music Tag

Sunny at Everything Fun Under the Sun tagged me for The Music Tag, so here goes!


Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping).
Write your favourite lyric from each song.
Tag some peeps.

#1 Family by TobyMac 
Are we too far apart?/Two worlds among the stars/You're gonna take a piece of my heart/If you leave/So it's two separate ways/Or am I too late to say?/I wanna fight for what we got/'Cause I believe in family 

#2 Through It All by Colton Dixon 
You were there when it all came down on me/And I was blinded by my fear/And I struggled to believe/But in those unclear moments/You were the one keeping me strong/This is how my story's always gone 

#3 We Believe by Newsboys
 So, let our faith be more than anthems/Greater than the songs we sing/And in our weakness and temptations/We believe

#4 Say Goodbye by Mandisa 
There is grace that you can't imagine/There is love that you can't out run/There is peace that you can hold onto/When your world is comin' undone/You don't have give into the fear/Don't have to have let your story stop here/And when the hand tries to pull you back/You don't have to back, you don't have to go back/Say goodbye

#5 Testify to Love by Avalon 
For as long as I shall live,/I will testify to love./I'll be a witness in the silences /When words are not enough./With every breath I take,/I will give thanks to God above./For as long as I shall live,/I will testify to love.

#6 Me Without You by TobyMac
I'd be packin' my bags when I need to stay/I'd be chasin' every breeze that blows my way/I'd be building my kingdom just to watch it fade away/It's true/That's me without You/

#7 Not Real Yet by Kerrie Roberts 
Say that You love me/Tell me You won't leave/I wanna believe it, hear it, I'm listening/Wish I could see You/Get close and touch You/Lord, I need You here, please remind me/Help me feel it, it's not real yet/It's not real yet

#8 Made To Love by Toby Mac
I was made to love you/I was made to find you/I was made just for you/Made to adore you/I was made to love/And be loved by you/You were here before me/You were waiting on me/And you said you'd keep me/Never would you leave me I was made to love and be loved by you

#9 The Generous Mr. Lovewell By Mercy Me
What you do every day/No matter how small /Believin' that it's all the same /Come on, Mr. Lovewell, oh we could use /A few more just like you /Who care enough to give this life away /Cause you've been changed 

#10 Take Another Step by Steven Curtis Chapman
We walk by faith and not by sight we know it’s true/We say it and sing it and love the way it sounds/But none of us can even begin to truly understand/What it really means ‘til all the lights go out/And there we are nothing to hold on to/But the promises God’s made to me and you/Take another step

You like music? YOUR TAGGED!!!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Food For Thought #54

Do not cling to passing things

Last week one of my lovely blog readers commented in response to my question about what Bible verse had stood out this week. She told me that 1 John 2:15-17 was what she had been reading, so I went and read it to, and thought it would be a great post. (Thanks Allie!)

1 John 2:15-17
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.

Another verse I think goes with it: 

Hebrews 10:10
 We have been set apart as holy because Jesus Christ did what God wanted him to do by sacrificing his body once and for all.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Writing Wednesday #23

A poem

Hello! I thought I'd share a poem with y'all that I wrote awhile back. It was inspired by a friend of mine. 

Everyone looked at the girl in a perfect blue dress 
She looked like perfection would be less 
She loved her family and they loved her back 
And for making friends she had a knack
She was perfect in every sense 
No one ever called her dense. 
If you asked her she would say she was fine 
In every way she seemed to shine. 
But once she breaks away from everyone with a sigh 
She goes by herself and has a cry 
Because even though she might look perfect 
Inside she is really quite wrecked. 
She holds a lot of hurt inside 
And she has no one in which to confide. 
Her heart hurts so much she thinks it will break 
When people call her perfect more pain does wake 
Because she knows she's just as flawed as the rest 
And she's been through just as hard of a test 
She try's to tell them all that she is flawed 
But they are all still by her awed. 
They refused to acknowledge she is not what they think 
And know that she is on the brink. 
She cry's in her room all alone 
All because they refuse to own 
That she really is not as perfect as she seems 
She is still the perfect girl in their dreams.

Monday, February 8, 2016

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #83

I wish I could post more.

Hello! I'm sorry I missed my Writing Wednesday post this week. I'll post this week instead. =)
I went out to town nearly every day this week so I feel like I was left panting, and behind on school. So, this week will a bit of cramming on school, but it will be good to be busy. Hopefully it will keep me out of trouble, right? ;D
Here are a couple photos I took of Rebekkah last week. =) 

Doesn't she look awesome? 

I love the color contrast. =D 

There you go! 
How was your week?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Food For Thought #53

The Love Chapter

Every morning I read some in my Bible, working my way from beginning to end, and sometimes at night I'll read different things wherever I like in the Bible. For the last three nights I've just read over 1 Corinthians 13. AKA, the love chapter. 
It's really been making me think about how I can love others more. 
For most things, I read in my NIV Bible, but for this chapter I like it in the NLT.

I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Is there a verse or chapter of the Bible that has captured your attention this week?
What stood out to you most about this chapter?