Monday, March 28, 2016

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #90

 300 posts!

This is my 300'th post. Lots has happened since my first. Its been nearly three years since I've started this blog and since then I've started another (Which is currently under construction) and gotten to know many awesome people just because of this blog. 
Also, for quite awhile I've been trying to do a Q&A video. Every time I sit down to do it I always think "I should really get a few more questions" so, I was hoping y'all could help me out. Would you comment below with questions for me? It can be any kind of question, I'm not picky. =)
 I'll wait a week for all the questions to come in, then I will make the video and post it on the 9'th of April! 

I hope you enjoy the photos!

Would you take a moment and ask a question for my Q&A? It would make my day if you would! 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Food For Thought #60


So many of us wish for a rescue from things that are happening in our life. Rescue from the pain, from the constant ace, from the people who may be hurting us, from the things that are going on in our life that we just don't understand, from the tears, rescue from the struggle, from the disappointment, and from all the awful things that are happening. 

God knew we would need a rescue and so he sent us His Son who came to the earth, showed us his love, and died so that we could be rescued from the struggle of life. He died to take the guilt of our sins away from us if only we will accept His love. He wants us to accept because he already loves you just how you are and when you accept his love he'll help you with the struggle.
He came to rescue us, and that's what he wants to do more then anything.

Have a great Passover!

Monday, March 21, 2016

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #89

On the Brazos

Two weeks ago my family got the awesome opportunity to go to Washington on the Brazos. Thats the place where the Texans declared their independance from the Spanish. There is even Independence hall where they signed their declaration of independance. (Though the hall is a rebuilt version. I believe the original burned down.) Most of the photos I have to share today from that are not the actual buildings or museums, but random things along the way. I hope you enjoy them!

We got there and the first thing I saw was a flower. I had to take a picture of this little beauty.

Bluebonnets. *Happy sigh*

I've been wanting to get photos of this kind of tree for a long time and I finally got to!

If you hadn't guessed I got distracted in a field of flowers while my family was in a gift shop.

Indian Paintbrushes.

Ahh yes, here is one of the random things from inside I took a photo of. I've always loved these.

Anyone know what these are? 

This was a cabin made to be like what the servant quarters would be like back then. 

And there was an awesome tree outback.

The front of the cabin.

And this was just an absolutely awesome house we saw on the way back.
I guess you can probably tell I get really distracted by nature while walking around. ;) Thanks for reading! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Food For Thought #59

What St. Patrick’s Day means to me

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I know it’s a day late but when you’re celebrating someone’s life, I generally think you can do it all year round.
I did a post on St. Patrick’s day last year, but I thought I do another one this year. Hopefully better. 

I think that we forget what St. Patrick’s day is about all to easily. Most of the people I know see it as a day to wear green. 
A day if you don’t wear green you get pinched. 
A day where we have clover around. 
A day where we celebrate the Irish. 
A day where we talk a lot about luck.

But that’s not what St. Patrick’s day is about. 
March 17’th is a day we set aside to honor a man that was not Irish. Patrick was a young boy from Great Briton and when he was around sixteen he was taken captive by Irishmen and taken to their homeland. There Patrick served as a slave, watching after animals. After six years Patrick was able to go back to his home. But then, here we see a change of heart. After being taken from his homeland and made to serve the Irish, he decides to go back and share Gods love with them. One of his most famous sermons was when he used the three leaf clover to demonstrate how God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit were all separate, yet all connected. Patrick spent his life showing love to the people who had once enslaved him.

If that isn’t a life worth celebrating, I don’t know what is. And I don’t think St. Patrick ever would have pinched you if you didn’t wear green on March 17’th. I think he would have been happy if you would just take a lesson from his life and share the gospel even with the people that hate you, or were mean to you.

And thats what St. Patricks day means to me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Writing Wednesday #26

It is not always easy 

This is a poem I wrote. I thought y'all might like it.

It’s easy to talk about being brave 
It’s easy to talk about the life’s you’ll save 

It’s easy to say you will always stand strong, 
That you won’t waver all day long

It’s easy to say you will always stand by your friends 
Even through all the hard things that life sends 

It’s easy to think you will always be there 
Always full of love and care 

But it’s much more easily said than done 
It’s really a very hard battle to be won 

To be brave even when it is hard 
To save someone’s life when their scarred 

It’s hard to stand strong when you’re standing alone 
When you’ve been standing so long you have to groan 

It’s hard to stand by friends when it hurts you back 
When all you get from the friendship is flack 

Sometimes it’s hard to be there all the time 
When even being kind is an upward climb

But take a moment and let me tell you this: 
That if you can do these things people will not miss

The love to Christ that is within you
Shining in whatever you do. 

Its not always easy, sometimes its downright hard 
Sometimes it leaves you jarred 

But it is always worth it 
It’s worth every little bit 

It’s worth the tears and heartbreak to
Because that’s what God sent us here to do 

Monday, March 14, 2016

My Life (In as many posts as it takes) #88

The Spectacular Book Tag

I was tagged for the The Spectacular Book Tag by a private blogger. So here goes!

The Rules:

1. Answer the questions
2. Tag 3-5 other bloggers

1: What are your favorite book covers?


These are not listed in order of how much I like them. ;)

Wren by Rachel Rossano. 
Interrupted by Rachel Coker 
Sufficient Grace by Jessica Greyson. (I haven't read this one yet but the cover is SO pretty) 
Mystery of the Tolling Bell by Carolyn Keene
The Secret in the Old Attic by Carolyn Keene

2: What are your favorite book titles? 

Okay, I found it really hard to look past what I thought of a book and actually pick them purely by title, so some of these are swayed a bit by my opinion on the book.

1. The Prodigal Girl by Grace Livingston Hill
2. Twice Freed by Patricia St. John
3. Kingdom's Dawn by Chuck Black
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5. The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

3: Have you read a book and didn't know why they named it that and what was the title?

The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I loved the titles to the other two books in this series, but I didn't quite get this one.

4: Have you read a book with a character that made you mad? 

Heidel by Anita Valle

I got so mad at the main two characters in this book. They were really annoying.

5: Is there someone or something from a book that you would never want to come across?

Probably the main character from A Time to Die. Our character types would not get along at all.

6: If you could meet a character (from a book) in person, who would it be? 

Logan from Kate's Innocence by Sarah Holman

7: What book are you currently reading? 

The Fate of Arcrea by Nicole Sager

8: Have you read a book that made you cry?

Only one. Rainbow Garden by Patrica St. John.

9: What is the weirdest book you have read?

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

10: What is the worst book/series you have read?

Enna Burning. I really didn't like this book.

11: If you could read only one more book the entire year, what would it be? 

The Bible. 
If I was reading fictional though, I would read Treasures of the Snow or Annabeth's War.

I hope you enjoyed that! If you could like this tag, please feel free to do it!