Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
1. Yes, yes, yes, your sword is very nice...... just not so close up *whimpers* - Poppy
I promise you.. Count to 1 million and i will be out of these insufferable bindings. - Lady Milisande Awnia Grim.
Ok, so I missed a spot on my chin when I was shaving. Don't you think this is a little drastic? - Zorro
2. Why is there fear behind your eyes? Is it because of my laser vision? - Poppy
Maybe if i stare at the sea long enough Wesley will rise out of the water. - Lady Milisande Awnia Grim
These blue contacts make everyone look like Smurfs. - Zorro
3. Fezzik: *squish* Inigo Montoya: "It's okay Fezzik. We know you didn't mean it." Wesley: "Just follow the light little guy!"- Taylor
"So, little dreamer, do you regret the pizza?" - Emily
*Indigo picks vecini's jaw off the ground* - Poppy
Vizzini "i can believe we dropped her" - Lady Milisande Awnia Grim
Inconceivable! We really dug deep enough to reach China. - Zorro
4. "Fear my plastic sword!" - Eldarwen
"Oh, you really don't want to do that. My swordsmanship is as bad as my hair." - Emily
Hmmmmm I never knew my sword was so long! - Poppy
I want your pies! - Lady Milisande Awnia Grim.
HALLO! (what else can you say) - Zorro
5. Miracle Max: I don't think they like my hat.*sighs* - Poppy
" Should we put nutmeg in this recipe?" - Lady Milisande Awnia Grim
Don't look now dear but you have a third eye growing out of your forehead. - Zorro
6. Stand back! The teddy bears are here! *trembles* - Poppy
"Stand back" " that is one big booger" - Lady Milisande Awnia Grim
NO! I will not have another piece of cake. My wife says I'm getting a gut. - Zorro
7. "Oh no you didn't!" - Eldarwen
What are you looking at? - Poppy
"Should i eat you now or wait till dinner time?" - Lady Milisande Awnia Grim
For the LAST TIME...I'm not Zorro. - Zorro
Since they are all good, I'm not going to pick. :) All of you can take this button if you would like it!
Friday, December 18, 2009
I have two more followers since last week!!! :) And here they are:
Clara Serrano (no link on her, I don't know why...)
Brooke (no link...)
I think that's all, if I missed you, please tell me! I'll add you asap! :)
Contests going on
Poppy's award contest
That's all right now, but I'm going to be doing a giveaway very soon, so keep checking up! :)
Great movie/website!!!!! A must see!!!!
New blogs/websites that I'm involved in
Mission Minded Teens
Questions for you (thanks to Maggie @ Behind the Teen Scene for the idea!)
What is your favorite thing about my blog?
What do you dislike on my blog?
What is your favorite kind of post?
What kinds of posts do you dislike?
Do you comment?
If so, thanks! If not, why?
Please give me some answers! I need to know! You can copy and paste the questions into the comment box, and fill in the answers. Thanks!
A tag from Prism!
What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
O Come All Ye Faithful
Do you have an artificial tree or do you get a real one?
Where you live do you get snowy Christmas's?
rarely, but, we have gotten some before.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
What is your favorite Holiday? Why?
Christmas!!! Celebrating our savior's birth, visiting family, making gifts, sugar (of course!), etc, etc, etc.
Do you go caroling?
no, but this year I will!
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Do you like listening to Christmas Music?
oh yeah! Josh Groban's (sp?!) Christmas album rocks!
Do you believe in Santa Claus?
What is your favorite Christmas meal?
hmmm. I don't know.
Do you write people Christmas cards?
I did for my friends last year! But, that's it. I usually just send a "Merry Christmas" email. :P
Are you looking forward to Christmas?
Do you have a manger scene?
Will you wish anyone Merry Christmas?
Oh, yeah! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!
I tag everyone that leaves a comment on Mission Minded Teens, telling us how you like it! (c'mon! that's easy, people!)
Oki doki, I've gotta go! God bless!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
And please tell her I sent you! :)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sorry about not posting the results for the caption contest on Saturday. So, I'm extending it to this Saturday! lol. I don't have many entries anyways. So, think of captions, go tell your blogging friends (take the button I made), and have fun! Remember, there is an award button that you'll get if you win! So, post more if you want!
Hope this is okay with y'all. :)
Love in Christ,
Friday, December 11, 2009
Mission Minded Teens is a group of teens devoted to getting you information about how you can be involved in Missions, both overseas and at home.
On this blog, we are going to post information on organizations like Gospel for Asia and Youth With A Mission. We are going to give you ideas on how YOU can be involved both at home and overseas. Also on this blog we are going to tell you some great books to read, and more!
Please visit our new blog for more information, helpful resources and more!
And be checking back for more great posts!
Monday, December 7, 2009
I want to begin right now by saying I'm sorry. Sorry I have not posted one of these in a long time. I just keep putting it off, personally, I like book studies better, like the 2nd Timothy Study I did. But, I have started this, so I am going to finish it!
Who had two names? Let's look and see...
WHO: First, her name was Sarai, but when God changed her and Abraham's life, He changed her name to Sarah, and her husband Abram's name to Abraham. Then, she is also known as Abraham's wife.
Genesis 11:29And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.Genesis 11:28-30 (in Context) Genesis 11 (Whole Chapter)
Genesis 11:31And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.Genesis 11:30-32 (in Context) Genesis 11 (Whole Chapter)
Genesis 17:15And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.Genesis 17:14-16 (in Context) Genesis 17 (Whole Chapter)
WHAT: Until she was in her nineties, she couldn't have any children. Then God made a covenant with her and Abraham.
- Genesis 17:17
Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, "Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?"
Genesis 17:16-18 (in Context) Genesis 17 (Whole Chapter)
WHERE: Abraham first lived in a land called Ur. It is in modern day Iraq. Then, when God told them to leave, they went to the land of Canaan, which is in modern day Israel.
- Genesis 11:31
Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there.
Genesis 11:30-32 (in Context) Genesis 11 (Whole Chapter)
- Genesis 12:1
[ The Call of Abram ] The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
Genesis 12:1-3 (in Context) Genesis 12 (Whole Chapter)
- Genesis 12:5
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
Genesis 12:4-6 (in Context) Genesis 12 (Whole Chapter)
WHEN: I don't really know, all I know is that she lived after the Flood, and before the twelve tribes came into being. :) That kind of time frame is uh, not very helpful, right? Oh, well.
WHY: Why did God choose her to be the mother of many nations? Was it because of her faith in God? Was it just because? I don't really know for sure. God uses many different people, from all different backgrounds, and places of the world, to complete His plan, His word in mankind.
HOW: How did God use her? Well, He gave her a son, Isaac. But He made her wait, a long time! God tested her faith in Him, by promising to give her a son, and then waiting till He wanted to give him to her. I think that she didn't pass the test at first, but God gave her a second chance. God told her she was going to have a baby, and what did she do? She laughed! She didn't think God could give her a baby in her old age, she was ninety after all!
Well, there is Sarah. I hope you enjoyed reading!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I was just thinking about this project, and God laid it on my heart to challenge you. Do not stop reading this post! lol. I know you want to!
Here is the challenge:
Give up one thing this week.
Maybe it's a malt at Sonic every other day, or a Starbucks coffee every day, or pizza every Friday night. Whatever it is, I challenge you to give it up for a week, and donate the money that you usually use to buy whatever it is, to this project. HELP needs donations! Real bad. I have had ONE donor, and you know who that was? It was my partner in this project!
Now, I am not trying to make you feel bad for not donating, 'cause if I was, I would still be screaming at you and spamming your box! lol. God told me to raise $21,000, and I don't have that much money, so I need your help!
I still need to talk to the team about this, but right now, I am wanting to set a goal. $1,000 by Christmas! Wanna HELP? Donate now!
For the HELP team,
To donate, there is a link on the right sidebar. For more information, email the HELP team @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sadly, I couldn't find my old reports about giraffes that I did when I was younger, so, I had to go to the library. hehehe.
- Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world
- Adult giraffes can be up to eighteen feet tall!
- When born, baby giraffes can be as much as six feet tall!
- There are different kinds of giraffes, such as the Masai, Blotched, Southern, or Reticulated, the way they are different is the skin patterns. The two main groups are the Reticulated (the one most people see/think of, it and the Southern Giraffe) and Blotched.
- Female and male giraffes have horns
- Sometimes a giraffe grows two pairs of horns!
- Giraffes have very long tongues, they can be up to eighteen inches long! That's almost a foot and a half!
- Giraffes have very long necks to go with their very long tongues, their necks can be more than six feet long!
- They eat acacia leaves and flowers, acacia is a kind of tree.
- They have to spread their front legs out really far so that they can get their heads down to the water to drink.
- They sleep standing up, so that they can make a quick escape if a lion were to come sneaking up.
- A group of giraffes is called a herd
- They can run up to almost forty mph!
- The only animal that is related to the giraffe is the okapi, which looks more like a cross between a giraffe and a zebra.
- Giraffes live in peace with many animals, like zebras and antelope.
- A giraffe's pregnancy is sixteen months long!
- Unlike some other animals, such as chickens, the baby giraffes look very like their parents and relatives.
- When born a baby giraffe weighs about 130 pounds! (that's heavier than me!)
- Giraffes have the same number of vertebrae as we do (mice also!), theirs are just A LOT bigger!
- Like humans, no two giraffes look exactly alike!
- Giraffes, like cows, have four stomachs. yuck.
- Unlike many other animals, Giraffes stay in pretty small groups, only up to about fifteen giraffes normally.
- At about the age of three the male giraffes leave the heard and start mating!
- The guys fight over the girls! And most of the time, the loser moves away!
- A giraffe calf never knows his/her dad, before it is born the father moves away, never to come back.
- Giraffes are mammals.
- They live for around twenty-five years in the wild and way more in captivity.
- They have excellent eyesight, and, with their long necks, they can pretty easily spot a predator before it gets them, also, they can spot a human from more than a mile away!
- A giraffe's legs are not all the same length, the front ones are longer.
- Zebras, Gnus, Antelope, etc, love to graze with giraffes in the wild, because they know the giraffe will warn them if it spots danger.
- Giraffes are Herbivores.
- The predators of giraffes include lions, hyenas, and leopards.
- The same day it is born, the baby giraffe learns to run!
- Giraffe babies can grow as much as an inch taller in a day!
- They can sleep with their eyes open or shut! Creepy!
- A giraffe's heart can weigh as much as twenty-five pounds.
- Instead of a bath, the birds clean the giraffe! (It rhymes! I made it up. :))
- Giraffes have a kind of "nursery" set up, where, some of the female giraffes will watch the little ones, and the other moms will go eat.
- Most giraffes live in the wild, but a good amount of them are in captivity and/or in nature reserves.
- When born, a giraffe doesn't have horns, it has tufts of black hair that will eventually, as it gets older, get hard and are then called horns.
Isn't it amazing how well designed these animals are!?! I believe that God designed these creatures for His glory and for proof to us, that He is the one and only true God. How can you look at a giraffe and honestly say that you think it came about by random change, an accident. The giraffe was no accident! God designed it just like He wanted it! There are NO FLAWS in His creation! Is that not amazing to you? Tell me, and I will give you even more overwhelming proof of the Creator, my Creator, your Creator. He not only made the giraffe, but He made the ant, the lion, the fish, the squid, all the animals, the water, the air, the ground, the universe, and us. He made everything! And we need to praise Him, not His creation. Yes, His creation is wonderful, but let's not worship it. Does a customer praise the pot instead of the potter? Does the clay have power over the potter? No.
God is in control, we are His, His own, His special creation; but still His, under Him, not above Him.
I hope you enjoyed the facts! Sorry that I didn't do it sooner. Also, if I did a fact twice, please tell me so that I can fix that. God bless!
I got the information for the forty facts out of three books:
Animal Close-Ups: The Giraffe, by Christine and Michel Denis-Huot
Animals in the Wild: Giraffe, by Mary Hoffman
Born to be Wild: Little Giraffes, by Christian Marie
NOTE: Libby, I have not forgotten your question! I am just having a bit of trouble finding the scriptures that are about that. Please, if you would, find them for me, and it will make it go a bit easier. :)
For future reference, if you have a biblical question, I would be happy to try to find you an answer, but please give me the scripture references on that subject. Thanks!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
- NO bad language! You will IMMEDIATELY be disqualified!
Well, that's the only rule! Comment to your hearts content! And please, when you do write a caption, please put the number of the picture by it so that I know which one you're talking about. :) The contest ends on the 12th of December. Have fun!
Sorry they are so digital, I got them off of Photobucket. So, yeah, not good quality. Oh, and one more thing, you can enter even if you don't have a blog. :)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
- Holy Spirit
- the Bible
- my church
- my body
- the air
- the water
- the land
- our house
- our car
- roller skates
- grocery stores
- the mall
- healthy food
- non-healthy food. :P
- Valentines Day
- new years eve/day
- tape measures
- an American
- a daughter
- a friend
- a Christian
- that the earth is round
- space (both kinds! LOL)
- that I don't look like Gollum (mom's idea! lol)
- that I don't have to go of to fight
- I've been out of the country once
- Lord of the Rings hehehe.
- stuffed animals
- Lions (sometimes)
- all other animals
- Nancy Drew books
- Lord of the Rings books
- ice skates
- tennis shoes
- smiles :)
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- The Rebelution
- Do Hard Things
- hand sanitizer
- the ability to draw
- the ability to crochet
- the desire to give
- the desire to help
- the desire to raise money to help others
- nail polish
- photo albums
- musical instruments
- grass (I don't know why I didn't say this earlier)
- rain (see above)
- wind chimes
- dark (when sleeping! :))
- bugs (the ones that don't bite, and aren't annoying)
- door mats
- diapers :P
- hair clips
- search bars
- other park things
- quotation marks """"""""" hehehe.
- exclamation points!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!
- question marks???? lol.
- kind words
- words of encouragement
- words of sympathy
- words in general
- shoe laces
- people to talk to/with
- mute button :P
- playing cards
- save button :P
- super macro
- canning jars
- craft supplies
- CD players
There! 217 things!!! For every post I've posted, oh, wait! One for this post....
Now, I tag YOU to do the same! It doesn't matter how many posts you've done, just do that many things! Come on! I dare you! I would appreciate it if you leave a comment here to tell me what you think, and tell me if you do it! :) thanks!
Have a very happy Thanksgiving, and always remember to thank our heavenly Father for all He has given us!
Love in Christ,
Remember how much you have to be thankful for! And thank God for all he has done for you!!!!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Have you ever thought much about being a light?
Thursday, November 19, 2009
First, awards! I am going to give each one to five people! Here we go!
I got this award from Anna. =) Thanks girl!
And I give it to:
Anna - for her great posts to her fellow sisters in the Savior!
Libby - for giving girls hope through her great posts!
Emii - for her new study on Do Hard Things!
Chelsea - for her awesome posts about the Christian walk!
Iheart - for their awesome convicting posts about the Christian faith!
The next two awards I got from Libby. Thank you!
This one goes to:
This one to:
Emily (yep, both of ya!)
A blog to look at!
my sister just started posting again on her blog, so, she needs some comments to keep her posting! lol. Please go check it out! www.moldmemakeme.blogspot.com
Okay, this is all I have time for, very sorry! I have simply failed to post this week. I'm real sorry. Also, I didn't link the names, because I just did that in the last award post, and, I have to post this and get to bed! LOL
Love in Christ,
You are supposed to give this award to as many people as you know whom it applies to. Here we go! I am not going to write about everyone, because I can't think of different things to say. :P And, I just wrote notes to most of you.
Emily (different people, trust me)
Hope y'all had a good laugh at how many blogger friends I have! And, to tell the truth, I left out a good amount of people because they haven't posted in months. Also, I figured out why I don't get all that much traffic!!! Because everyone leaves as soon as they arrive because I link to to many people! LOL. Please, if you did not get the award but I left you out, comment and, if I know you, I'll update the post and add you. :)
Love in Christ,
Friday, November 13, 2009
Project: I just posted an update on the project a few days ago, it tells about what you can do to help, where we are in the project, what we are working on, etc. Please go take a look, I made a link for it under the header. Also, we have a team email address! email@example.com So, if you have any longer questions/comments, that you want to give the whole team, and not just me, you can email us!
5 W's and an H, Women of the Bible Study: I haven't had time to sit down and do the whole study, but I will do at least one next week! How are y'all liking my layout with that?
Followers: Now, I know that I LOVE when people talk about me and link to me, so, I'm going to do that for my followers! Please go look at these blogs, they are worth it! Trust me!
Prism - my newest follower, and the girl that created Randomness Friday!
Boutique Pages - I don't know you, but, I would love to get a comment of introduction from you, so I can meet you! :)
Maggie - Just met you, and I'm so glad I did!
Anna - I LOVE your blog, sister! And I'm so glad I met you!
Another Anna - I've not met you yet, but I would like to! :D
Emii - So glad I met you too!
Libby - I love the stuff you made me! And I love your blog!
Emily Rose (Simply Vintagegirl) - I love you site/blog/photos/store! And I'm glad a Homemade Christmas has started again! I loved it last year!
Caitlyn Elizabeth - I met you on the Rebelution, and I really like your blog, I just wish you would post more often. :)
Chelsea - I can't say enough how glad I am that you found me!!! I've met so many friends though you!
The Printz Family - I REALLY MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!
Ken (Dad) - Thanks for followin' my blog Daddy! Y'all should go see his, it is AWESOME!!!
Rachel - You are another great friend that I met on the Reb! Also...I just wish you'd post more....hint hint. lol
GirlOfFaith - Hey girl! I wish you'd blog too! hehehe. I haven't see you for FOREVER!!!!
Poppy - sister, I tell you time and time again. POST! LOL. (she's my sister. :P)
GospelForAsiaMe - No idea who you are, but I would Really like to know! =D
Emily Olsen - Sorry, but I can't figure out who you are! I would love to get to meet you though!
noname (D) - Hey girl! :)
K. P. Yohannan director of Gospel For Asia - We were listening to one of his teachings, and he said something that really tickled me, he said: "The poor little Devil gets blamed for everything under the sun!" Or something like that. :P lol
Lord Of The Rings: Okay, I guess I'd better warn you, I am a total Lord of the Rings fan! So, I'm going to talk about it for a second.... =)
Have you ever thought of the similarities of Lord of the Rings, and the real life/the Bible? As far as I know, I could be wrong though, C. S. Lewis (the author of Narnia) led J. R. R. Tolkien (the author of Lord of the Rings) to Christ! So, for example, Gandalf represents Jesus. He defeated death, and rose again! See if you can find out some of the other representations in it, later, I might write all of the ones I see. :) Here are some of my favorite quotes from the first movie:
"It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance!" Frodo
"It's pity that stayed his hand...Some men live that deserve death, some men die that deserve life." Gandalf
"I wish the ring had never come to me, I wish none of this had happened." Frodo
"So do all that live to see such times, but it is not for them to decitde, all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." Gandalf
"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future." Galadriel (Lady of Light)
Here is one of my favorites from the second movie:
"Mordor. The one place in Middle Earth that we don't want to see any closer, but the one place we're trying to get to, it's just where we can't get." Sam
I'll post more later! :D There are two conversations between Sam and Frodo, that I LOVE! :D
Okay, I know that it is Saturday, but I did write most of this yesterday! I just couldn't finish it, we had a slumber party!!! :)
Tell me what you thought of my first attempt at a Randomness Friday post!
Love in Christ,
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
How we've moved forward lately:
- It is not just me anymore! It is not I anymore, it's We! Our team consists of me, my sister, and my friend who is really into the project. :)
- My friend not only is my first team member outside of the family, but also the first (and only so far) donor! So, now we have officially "begun!"
What we are working on now:
- I'm trying to get the word out on Blogger, The Rebelution, and email.
- We are trying to think of fundraisers to do, yeah, just thinking right now, sadly.
- I am making brochures and postcards to give out to get the word around.
What YOU can do to help:
- Donate money, that's what we need, but that's probably the simplest, but hardest thing for people to do.
- Get the word out! We need everyone to know! Email everyone on your list, blog about it, anything!
- Do your own fundraiser, donate your time. If I see that you are really getting into it and you want to be part of the team, I will definitely consider it! :)
- Pray. Ask God to guide you and our team to make right decisions and lead us in the right things to do.
So, there is no reason you can't do something! =D Get to it! And tell me if you do!
God bless you all, and this project! To God be the Glory! All of it!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
a Christian? YES!!!
a good listener? yeah, I think so. :)
a good friend? I hope so, am I y'all? I would like to know. :)
artistic? when I want to be. :P
funny? when I want to be. again. LOL.
good conversation starter? NO! You start the conversation, I'll keep it going!
crazy? do you really want to know, okay, well, my family thinks so. =D
random? if you read my blog, you KNOW that!
communicative? not a chance!
clumsy? not very often
happy? yep, most of the time. :)
athletic? Oh yeah!
excellent in school? in most subjects, yes.
an animal lover? sort of
brother? LOL. If I'm a sister then I obviously can't be a brother. :P
son? see question "brother?" LOL
technology challenged? yes! It's so annoying!
respectful? I admit, most of the time. but isn't everyone? I hope it's not just me.
a movie lover? depending...
book worm? yep
fantastic? no one's told me so, so I'm not going to say so either.
Okay! I tag:
And, anyone else who wants to do it!
GO! :D Comment if you do it so I can see. :)
This is REALLY COOL! If you want mine, leave a comment and I'll give you the HTML code, but it is really fun just to do your own. :D
The first one is just about my blog. Try to find your name in it! I know Emii, Raine, Libby, and IHeart are in some of them, just look! :D Try to figure out what the other ones are about!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
These creatures being born shows one of the ways God is controlling His creation. The animals are His, the plants are His, the seas are His, the land is His, we are His.
Giraffes are my favorite animal, they are so well designed by God! Maybe sometime I will post some facts about them...How would y'all like that?
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Who: Noah's wife. The mother of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. One of the only eight people to survive the flood, one of the only four women to survive the flood. The oldest woman to survive the flood. We don't know what her name was, she is only known as "Noah's wife." Have you ever been known as "so and so's sister?" or "so and so's brother?" I have, it gets kinda annoying. :P
What: Not much is said about her in the Bible, we don't even know her name. But what we do know, is that she can also be called "The mother of all living." Because she is the mother of all "living!" hehehe. Basically, the world was begun anew, so, there are two, "mother's of all living." What she did is not recorded in the Bible, but we know that there was a lot of work on the ark! She had to have been cleaning and feeding animals all the time! We don't give her much credit for that.
Where: Well, in the middle east. We only really know that she and Noah, their sons and their wives landed on mount Ararat. Which is in modern day Turkey.
When: If my math was correct, Noah was born 1,056 years after God created the world, so, his wife was probably born about the same time.
Why: Noah's wife found favor with the Lord, or else she would not have been saved. But why? Why did God pick her? No one knows, only God, He knew that that would happen when He created the world. But, she was spared. That is like us as Christians, we are spared from Hell, we should be destroyed, but God had mercy on us, and saved us through Jesus Christ. Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis, found an analogy that God used through the ark, in proclaiming that Jesus was coming. He said that the ark was a picture of Jesus Christ, that when Noah was preaching, it was like how Jesus would when he would come to earth, Noah was inviting people to come into the ark to be saved from the flood, Jesus was inviting people to come to Him to be saved from Hell. See the comparison?
How: Okay now Eve was easy, but for everyone else this is going to be difficult. :) How was she saved? She was saved by getting on the ark with her husband sons and daughters-in-law. God saved her, and her family.
Tomorrow I'll try to post again, but I don't know if I will be able to. :) Give me feedback! Tell me if you like the study! I need some!
Bye for now!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
This award goes to one blogger.....
This award goes to one blogger...
Libby-you help people with things concerning blogs, buttons, etc. :) Thanks so much!
This award goes to....
IHeart - You girls have awesome posts! Btw, thanks, Jessica for doing that guest post! If you haven't yet seen, some of the other girls liked it too! :D
Libby - I LOVED your GTT series! :) Great posts!
Emii - I'm glad I got to meet you Emii! :D I love reading your blog!
Anna - I really enjoy reading your posts, sista! They are awesome!
Raine - I am very happy you found me on the Rebelution, I was so glad to meet you! :D And, other girls, y'all should introduce yourselves to Raine, she sounds like a great friend, and fellow believer!
Chelsea - I know I've said this before, but, I'm so glad you stumbled upon my blog! LOL Through you I've met, Libby, Emii, Anna, and maybe some others...Thank you!
Thanks for posting girls! I'm not going to email y'all the code 'til you comment. :P Hehehe.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Hi Everyone! Well, I am finally able to start the study! :D I will do as many women of the Bible as I can, in order of appearance, so, Eve is first. The way I shall study it is using the 5 W's and an H. :) Please, study along.
WHO: Eve. The first woman mentioned in the Bible. The first woman to walk the face of the earth. The wife of Adam. The first mother. The first wife. The mother of Cain, Abel, Seth, and many other children. The "mother of all living."
WHAT: What is she? O.k. LOL. She is a woman. But more specifically, what did she do? Why is she mentioned in the Bible? First of all, Eve is the first woman, the first wife, the first mother, and the first sinner...Satan, in the form of a snake/serpent tempted her to eat the forbidden fruit and disobey God. He lied to her, and deceived her. Here is the story, as told in Genesis 3.
Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden. And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
WHERE: In the garden of Eden. No one knows exactly where it is, but because of the description given in Genesis, some people think that it was near present day Kuwait, which is the tiny country right under Iraq. Around the area of the two rivers. Here is the scripture for it:
Genesis 2:8-15---8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin [a] and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. [b] 14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
WHY: God created woman (Eve in particular) to be a help meet for man (Adam in particular), and a companion.
1. Genesis 2:20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.Genesis 2:19-21 (in Context) Genesis 2 (Whole Chapter)
2. Genesis 2:21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; Genesis 2:20-22 (in Context) Genesis 2 (Whole Chapter)
4. Genesis 2:23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.Genesis 2:22-24 (in Context) Genesis 2 (Whole Chapter)
HOW: God took one of Adam's ribs, and POOF! made a woman! :D
1. Genesis 2:22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Genesis 2:21-23 (in Context) Genesis 2 (Whole Chapter)
2. Genesis 2:23And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Genesis 2:22-24 (in Context) Genesis 2 (Whole Chapter)
How did y'all like it? I hope it was enjoyable, and helpful. Also, I have two blogger friends that are also doing this study on their blogs. Libby and Anna. They started a few days before me, but now we've all done Eve, and Anna's done Sarah too. Please go look at their blogs, they are good friends, and fellow believers. :)
Friday, October 30, 2009
It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars, and land mines for some reason hadn't been heard.
The young soldier knew it was Sunday, the holiest day of the week. As he was sitting there, he got out an old deck of cards and laid them out across his bunk.
Just then an army sergeant came in and asked, 'Why aren't you with the rest of the platoon?'
The soldier replied, 'I thought I would stay behind and spend some time with the Lord.'
The sergeant said, 'Looks to me like you're playing cards.'
The soldier said, 'No, sir .. You see, since we are not allowed to have Bibles or other spiritual books in this country, I've decided to talk to the Lord by studying this deck of cards.'
The sergeant asked in disbelief, 'How will you do that?'
'You see the Ace, Sergeant? It reminds me that there is only one God..
The Two represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New Testaments
The Three represents the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John .
The Five is for the five virgins. There were ten but only five of them were glorified.
The Six is for the six days it took God to create the Heavens and Earth.
The Seven is for the day God rested after making His Creation.
The Eight is for the family of Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives -- the eight people God spared from the flood that destroyed the Earth.
The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed of leprosy. He cleansed ten, but nine never thanked Him.
The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses on tablets made of stone.
The Jack is a reminder of Satan, one of God's first angels, but he got kicked out of heaven for his sly and wicked ways and is now the joker of eternal hell.
The Queen stands for the Virgin Mary.
The King stands for Jesus, for he is the King of all kings.
When I count the dots on all the cards, I come up with 365 total, one for every day of the year.
There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a week - 52 weeks in a year.
The four suits represent the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Each suit has thirteen cards -- there are exactly thirteen weeks in a quarter.
So when I want to talk to God and thank Him, I just pull out this old deck of cards and they remind me of all that I have to be thankful for.'
The sergeant just stood there. After a minute, with tears in his eyes and pain in his heart. Finally he said, "Soldier, can I borrow that deck of cards?"
Thursday, October 29, 2009
When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. 15Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. -James 1:13-15
What does that verse mean? Well when you feel the desire, the little voice in your head tempting you to do something wrong, you have to stop it right then. Because once you have given in to that desire and let it resonate in your mind for a little bit, it doesn't sound so bad. It is so hard to stop that temptation once you have been persuaded a little bit.
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. -Galatians 5:16-17
Don't gratify those desires! When you are living by the Spirit, being renewed everyday by reading your Bible, it is easier to stop those desires. Why? Because you know it's wrong! The easiest way to combat your temptations is through the Word.
One way you can let your sinful desires grow is with guys. Maybe you are good friends with a guy and everything is fine. You are "just friends." But maybe that relationship grows a little bit you start thinking, well maybe it is okay to hold his hand. Nothing will happen. But something will happen. And before you know it you have kissed him. What happened? You let your desire grow, and then it became sin!
So I encourage you to try to stop that desire, that temptation, to sin right when it starts! If you are having issues with lying, look up Bible verses about that and put them on note cards all around your room. You can do it! You can combat those temptations.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like us to pray for you with something you are struggling with, we promise to keep it confidential and pray for you. :)
P.S. Thanks so much Buttercup for letting us do a guest post on your blog! :)
Thank you, Jessica! What a great topic! Please visit their blog, and get to know the girls who make up IHeart. Thanks again!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
Why Soaring On Wings Like Eagles? #1: that's one of my favorite verses. #2: I like the analogy of the verse.
Why Soaring Buttercup? #1: Soaring on wings like eagles was already taken. :P #2: my "name" is Buttercup. #3: (I thought of this after I had picked the name :P) I want to soar. I am Buttercup. I want to "Soar on Wings Like Eagles, just like the verse says.
What does it mean? "But they that wait upon the Lord..." That is the subject, they that wait upon the Lord is the people talked about. Dictionary.com defines Wait as, "to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens." (note that I underlined "expected" for we as Christians "expect"/ know that Christ is coming. )But applying it to this verse, it's kinda wrong. For, we are not to remain "inactive" we are supposed to remain active, be witnessing, studying, praying, etc. The Greek word qāwâ is translated not only into 'wait,' but also into 'look,' 'wait for,' 'look for,' and 'gathered.' And means, "to bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e. collect; (figurtaive) to expect :- gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait." But we are supposed to wait in the sense that we shouldn't try to make it come faster.
"...shall renew their strength..." That is what will happen to them, they will renew their strength, they will be stronger. They will pray, read God's word, meditate on it, witness, etc. to be stronger in the faith. The Holy Spirit helps us, helps us renew our strength.
"..they shall mount up with wings as eagles..." What does that mean? Well, I think that it means that they will have, not only new strength, but, they will have something that those who do not wait upon the Lord have. They will be strong, in mind and body, ready for anything. Eagles are a symbol of power, of authority. Compare that with us as Christians. Birds have wings so that they can fly, wings give the bird a means of tranportation. With the exception of birds like the ostrich. :P But the wings do not hold up the eagle alone. The wind/air supports the wings. God didn't just give birds wings, he gave them the wind they need to support them; and not only that, but God gave them the ability to know how to use the wings, as well as the desire/need to fly! Compare that with Christians; God gave us the desire to learn His word, the desire to fly; He gave us the knowledge/resource to learn how to be able to do it, the Bible; He gave us the air needed to support us, the Bible and fellow believers who encourage and lift us up; and finally, He gave us the wings, our bodies, that we can use to move us from place to place, to witness to others, etc, etc. Also, compare the wind that holds up the eagle, to the Holy Spirit. It holds up/supports the bird in flight. The Holy Spirit holds us up/supports us in our flight, so that we are not weary! What does Genesis one say? It says that God breathed into his (Adam's) nostrils the breath of life. The Holy Spirit is that breath, God gave us the Holy Spirit to help and support us.
"...they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint..." Another symbol of how we shall be different, 'cause, people of the world, do not have the strength given us by God, the encouragement from the Bible and other believers, they will be weary and faint, for we have the help of the Holy Spirit.
What's the name of your blog? Why did you name it what you did? I would love to hear from you! :D
Love in Christ,
Hopefully that made sense. :P If you have any questions don't hesitate to comment! :D
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I get emails from Gospel For Asia. Today, I received a email with a link to a story on their site, here it is: (I'm so happy!!! It copied the pics!!! LOL)
Ministering to a Militant
October 20, 2009
Bharti Holam was a militant before he met GFA-supported missionary Kuman Mahindra. Now, just like this young student, Bharti is preparing to be a missionary.
Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Kuman Mahindra reached out to Bharti Holam even though everyone else was afraid of him.
Bharti had been a high-ranking member of a volatile militant group in Assam, India. Bharti's group was just one of dozens of armed rebel organizations in this region. Each one has a different agenda, but most use the same tactics of intimidation and brutal violence.
When Bharti joined the militants, he thought he'd finally found a place to belong. As a young man Bharti had been an exceptional student—until he got heavily involved in sports. As he spent more time on the soccer field and less time on his academic work, his grades slipped and he failed his last year of school. Bharti found himself very discouraged and worried about the future.
It was at this time that he met some men from the militant group. The men convinced Bharti that he could make a good life for himself in the group, so he joined them. Bharti was very focused, and pushed himself during the training. Upon graduation, he was awarded a coveted spot in the highest cadre of the group. He became fearless and followed orders to the letter, which pleased his leaders.
During training, Bharti was taught that the group only killed people for a good cause, so it was justified. He never questioned this practice until the day it hit very close to home. Bharti learned that his close friend had been killed upon orders from their boss. Bharti suddenly realized that the same thing could happen to him if he ever made one mistake that displeased his leaders.
GFA-supported missionaries take time to reach out to individuals, meeting them at their point of greatest need. That's what happened when Kuman Mahindra ministered to Bharti Holam, a former militant.
Gripped with fear, Bharti sneaked out of the insurgent camp one night. Although Bharti was not a Christian he had learned enough about Jesus to know He would answer prayer. So Bharti fervently prayed, asking God to spare his life. He promised to serve Him wholeheartedly in return.
Bharti returned to his home village, but his reputation had preceded him and everyone was afraid, except Kuman, who allowed Bharti to come and live in his house. During the first week he was there, Kuman told Bharti more about Jesus and how much He loved him. He told him about the Savior who would forgive even his greatest sins. Bharti spent three days fasting and praying. During this time, the Lord spoke to Bharti's heart and he chose to follow Christ.
Kuman discipled the former rebel and eventually helped him enroll in a Bible college. Bharti is now a second year student in the college and, just like before, he is one of the most sincere and hard-working students in the school.
Kuman shared the following prayer requests for Bharti:
- Pray that the Lord would protect Bharti's life and keep his enemies far away from him.
- Pray for Bharti's mother and siblings. His father died, and his mother is working hard to care for the family all by herself.
- Pray that Bharti would be an effective minister of the Gospel when he graduates. His practical ministry internship will start next summer.
Love in Christ,
Btw, I will be starting the study as soon as possible. I've been a bit busy. :)