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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I found this picture and think it is really beautiful!

I hope everyone that reads my blog has a VERY

MERRY CHRISTMAS!



Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Importance of Modesty

Here is a good blog read about the Importance of Modesty!
Please read and comment!

(Click the words above to link to the article)




Friday, December 14, 2012

Today's tragedy in CT


In light of today's horrible tragedy (the elementary school shooting in CT), while many grieve & others ask questions about better gun control, I think that it is time that we as a country thought about some other factors that I believe have contributed more to the recent violence than gun ownership.
In 1962/63, The Bible & prayer was removed from public schools.
With it began a movement to deny a supreme Creator (the authority to whom we will ultimately answer).
In 1973 we legalized abortion, effectively saying that certain lives were not valuable, do not matter & are less than human. Many push to that it's OK to kill babies in the womb. (Then shouldn't it be OK to kill children in the school?) L
Evolution is taught in public schools and polluting most science books we read, saying we came from nothing & are here by accident, for no purpose.
Lenient criminal sentences & doing away with capital punishment shows wrong-doers that there are no real consequences for their actions. While violent video games have glorified killing with no consequences, as well.
A big theme is that there are no losers, that everyone wins. So when life brings trials and failure, people can't handle it
We have removed the 10 commandments because “they” want separation of church & state.
We have made truth & morals relative to “what's right for me may not be right for you”.  There are no moral absolutes.
As a nation, we can't do & teach all these things and expect a different outcome than what has sadly happened today.
Don’t blame guns- Blame the moral decay of our United States of America. Liberal ideas get pushed down people’s throats, polluting lives, and trying to persuade people that there is no God, and no real reason to live, do good, or glorify our Creator.

America please turn back to God!
The United States of America no longer blesses God, so why should God Bless America!?

This was put together from many thoughts people shared throughout the day.

The word: Courtship

I recently read a very good article (online) about courtship

Here is how it defined Courtship:

Courtship

"Like the word trinity, the term courtship is not found in the Bible, but the idea surely is. In brief, courtship is the process of investigating (i.e., getting to know) a person with marriage in mind. It is the time period for evaluating a suitor’s inward character, values, interests, beliefs, practices and life purpose to ensure that a godly match occurs. 
The term courtship is derived from the words court and ship
Court means a trial of law for evaluating evidence; and...
Ship refers to boundaries (such as in the word township, meaning boundaries of a town). 
So, the term courtship may be used to speak of the boundaries, or proper approach, for evaluating evidence of a person’s true character, just as in a court of law. We see this investigative process in several scriptural marriages (Isaac and Rebekah – Gen. 24) as well as in various scriptural principles, such as 1 Thessalonians 5:21: Examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good."

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Think about it!

Just saying...

And this one is so true too:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

When Love Came Down

I listened to this song this morning and think it is beautiful. 

I sometimes think about how it would have been to be Mary. She was a young woman. She loved the Lord and tried to live for Him. Could you imagine having the Lord put you in this special place and use your life this way, to birth and raise the Savior of the World? Wow!



Monday, December 10, 2012

Gingerbread House

At the assembly my family attends we have a Secret Sister's Program. My secret sister gave me a gingerbread house kit. It was a lot of fun putting it together.


Here is the finished product:
 and the side and back:


What fun things do you do with friends and family over the Winter months?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A FRIEND'S GRADUATION

Photos from my good friend's recent graduation:


 The graduate is in the middle:

She asked my cousin and I to sing. We sang "You Raise Me Up". 


A line-up of friends!

 Being Goofy!

This is a neat analogy.

I wanted to post this to encourage my friends who are waiting to see who God has for them!





Girls don't fall for a guy to pick you up. WAIT and GROW!
That boy will come along who God gave the will to climb all the way to the top for you and then you will know He is honorable!

Friday, December 7, 2012

What I plan to do with my life!

I am currently about half way through my senior year. I recently attended a very close friend's graduation (She graduated early; mid-year). She starts college training in January.

Being at this graduation made me think of my upcoming one, mostly just what my "speech" will say as it will be very different from hers.

My main goal in life is to be a Godly wife and mother! There is no higher calling. The Lord is the one that places this as a high priority. The world places priority on career, schooling, money, etc.

Well, my talk is going to mostly tell about my desires to be a Godly wife and mother. I also hope to show the great importance of this job as in this era, even Christians do not seem to hold it in as high regard as what the Lord does and instructs us to. Of course, I care what the Lord thinks, teaches, wants of me but it is also a chance for me to show those at my graduation what the Bible says about this topic.

So, as I do my research for my speech, my mom is doing what she often does as a homeschooling mom. She told me to make a report or notebook on this topic. It is something then that can remind and encourage me thoughout the years I am living out this role.

So... as I find things that I feel are Biblical on this topic and encouraging to those of us that seek this as the highest calling for a young lady, I will post them here on my blog. I hope if you read any of them that you will leave comments. We, soon-to-be-high school graudates always here the questions "So, where will you be going to school?", "What do you plan to be?" My answer, as a future homemaker is of course "to be a Godly wife and mother".... but the responses and looks of their faces (even of Christians) can be not-very-encouraging.
So, let's encourage one another, young future homemakers! :)


Here is a Homemakers Creed I found. It can be printed out and signed. Click the link below for the the printable.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Senior Pictures: Help Me Choose!


My senior pictures have been taken (and it was fun!) but now the hard part! I need to choose two or three to get made into wallet-size prints. Everyone seems to like different ones within my family & close friends, so I am asking for your help. Please comment and let me know which ones you think are best. 
I really don't like this many pics of me staring out from the screen but I do really need your help.
Please help me out before I delete this post!
I appreciate your opinions and comments!


Senior Picture Time
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                                            2.                                      3.
                                            4.                                      5.
 
                                           6.                                             7.
                                      8.                                              9.

Please let me know which one(s) you would choose. I need to decide soon. 
Thanks for your help!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Class of 2013!

Well, I found out that as long as I finish all the schoolwork I have to do this year, then I will be graduating! I am a senior! I will be graduating Class of 2013! I plan to work next year and start saving money for my future. This is one more detail in my life that the Lord has worked out for me so wonderfully! (Thank you, Lord!)

I've always wanted to find God's will for my life but recently He has shown me that He has the plans all in place. He has blessed me greatly and I am thankful for all that He does on my behalf everyday! He is such an amazing God! 

Jeremiah 29: 11 "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."



Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Daniel 2:21: And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings (rulers)…

The Word says THE LORD appoints rulers to their thrones for a "season"... We have to believe God has a plan in all this... my Faith is in HIM --not in the US Government!

It is now clear that God is disgusted with our (nation’s) attitudes and actions towards Him, and the principles our founding fathers lamented and prayed over. We shouldn't be fooled into thinking that we are the ones giving this man power. In fact, God has put him there, to carry out His plans for the nations of the world. In reading God's word, I realize He will only bless a nation who loves, serves, and fears Him. He has given us many chances and men and women with sensible solutions, but we(as a nation) rejected them just like we reject God himself. One thing is sure, we will get the change we so desired; but we won't like it. May the sovereign God of the world show us mercy in spite of our decisions.


Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall Fun!

Today was a beautiful Fall day.

Some of it I spent with my siblings and boyfriend raking and jumping in the leaves. 
It was much fun!
Here are some of the pictures my mom took...





Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guy/Girl Friend Hugs: Your opinion!?

A little while ago I entered into a Godly relationship with a young man with the intention of one day getting married.... what many of you call a courtship! I prayed day and night at first to make sure what I was about to do was within God's will for my life.  I didn't enter this relationship lightly. I am very happy and thankful that the Lord is growing us both in our relationships with Him and with each other. I will write more about this later. I studied courting and purity and wasn't even looking for a boyfriend when God put Him right there in my life and at my church. My parents like him and as well as all my siblings. We have started weekly Bible studies together and I am so thankful to God for blessing me with so many great things in my life!

Anyway, I didn't sit down to really write a lot about that topic (but I did- haha)....

The thing on my mind is something that bothered me (again) recently. It's bothered me in the past too.
My parents raised me (&my sibs) with morals; Godly morals. They want us to enjoy life but never do anything to dishonor God. We are to serve Him first. We are to live lives that honor Him and keep a good testmaony. I want to be a godly girl, as my blogger name states.

So Anyway...... this little occurance happens from time to time and makes me think...
What am I talking about? ......guy/girl friend hugging!
OK-It's a social situation- with other believers, other homeschoolers and Wham!- hugs all over but just often certain people.  How does a girl that wants to live Godly, and also have a Godly courting relationship handle this?..... you know what I am talking about, right girls?... I understand a close friendship where you would feel comfortable giving that person a hug but should it be done?  Certain types of people ruin this hugging thing all together. It's so obviously flirting, but then, others might have better intentions. Yes, I do think some of them do have those good intentions but even with those intentions how are the questions below answered?
How is it that in order for you to be friendly you have to hug most guys in the room.?? I have to say this often seems simply like an act of flirting. Is that how God wants us to show love? I am being serious here. If I have set boundaries within my relationship with a guy, I don't want all these other girls throwing themselves into his arms- "to be friendly".
I've seen it so often with certain types of people. What can you do about it? Nothing really, but isn't it irritating? I have many boys that are my friends that I would say I could hug if I wanted to ...some boys I've known since birth. Does that mean I should hug them everytime I see them to say Hello? I am just  saying we don't have to touch for me to show them that we are friends.
Once I am married I do not plan to hug other guys so why would I now? Why girls? Why guys? (I mean guys do this too so I shouldn't just be putting this on girls.)
I am not a "cold" person because I do not hug everyone. I am a little more on the shy side so, is that it? I don't think so... My teenage sister is pretty outgoing and she sees most of the same things I see with this.

What mature man goes into church and hugs woman that are not his wife on a regular basis? Is this a maturaty issue? Is it just because everyone else does it in my group??
If you hug one friend, shouldn't you hug everyone as to not make others feel bad? If you were in a relationship would that change your feelings? If you hug all the guys as a young lady, once you enter a courtship, what do you do then with him? If you hug everyone else won't he want something better than what every other guy in your group gets. (&vice versa)

I know many of you are thinking I am going overboard here but seriously-- think about it. So- am I wrong here? Should I be hugging guys that are my friends? I can't see how hugging all these guys really is appropriate or needed to show them I'm their friend.I do hug my closest (girl)friends and my immediate family but I truly do not overdo it and try to not do this if I feel I am excluding anyone around or would make them uncomfortable.



I would REALLY like your input here. I hope if you read this, you will comment and tell me your honest thoughts on this topic. I can't say for certain if it is wrong but don't feel it's right either.
Most huggers and huggees can be innocent here but then again,  it is full body contact.
Questions:
1.If you were in a relationship would that change your feelings on hugging others? And, if you are only hugging when single isn't that really just flirting?
2. What if you hug some people and leave others (either b/c you are not as close or they don't hug), Doesn't that make an awkward situation and if you are truly hugging to show you care or being a good friend and being Godly, then what about considering the feelings of those others?
3.What if a guy/girl you aren't close to wants to give you a hug?
4.What if you know the guy "likes" you. Does that change your answer?
5. Could this be a stumbling block for some boys? Do the girls that are being such "good friends" even care about this?

This is just something I wonder about from time to time. I am still not sure if there is a certain RIGHT answer but often see it happening and also see problems with it sometimes.
Remember I don't mean family hugs. I am talking guy/girl friendship hugs. I also don't mean side hugs. I mean a full hug/squeeze.- (body-to-body contact)
Even if "the group" accepts this as ok- is it staying pure? Do you think I am going too far?  Well... If someone gets "used to" touching and hanging on the opposite s*x doesn't that then make this very casual? I am not trying to make a mountain out of a molehill with this but these are things I have really wondered about. And I want to hear how other conservative Christians (both guys and girls handle this and what they think about it)

Please help me here and let me know what you think about this. Please no rude or crude comments here. I'd like to here from fellow Christian readers.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

This year in school I completed a project that I have wanted to do since last year. It was my mom's idea when she saw the piece of art.  I sewed the dress this past school year and then we did a photoshoot to try to recreate the artwork. It was a lot of fun!


Artwork: Girl Stands in A Field Reading Her Book By: Harold Knight


This is my sweet sewing teacher:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I thought since I haven't posted in a little while, I would post some recent photos I took! I hope you enjoy them. Tell me what you think.


Eye see you! heehee

I really like these flowers! :)

A ladybug!!!! =((::)

I love water colors! ...and any paint really!

This is from our recent California Trip!!
 

Saturday, April 7, 2012