Saturday, July 24, 2010

Giveaway winners!

Hey Y'all!

You excited? I sure am! :D

The girls who entered are: Taylor, Prism, Stephanie, Carrie, and Sarah!

Now, for the header and button sets only one person wanted them...

Sarah Frees! Please leave your email address in a comment and I'll customize them and email them to you as soon as I can!

Next, for bracelet one...

Stephanie!

Bracelet two...

Stephanie!

Finally, Start Here...

Carrie!

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Winners,
please leave your mailing address in a comment, or your email address, and then I'll email you and get your mailing address that way. I have turned the comment moderation on until I get y'all's info, so I'm the only one who gets it, then I'll turn it off again. :)

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Thank you girls for entering! I had fun, and I hope you did too. :)

God bless!
Buttercup

Friday, July 23, 2010

Final Reminder!

Giveaway!

Hurry, hurry, hurry! It ends tomorrow!!! And there are, I think, four people entered!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Crocheted Hair Scrunchy Tutorial

Hey Y'all!

In the random post that I wrote a few days ago, I mentioned that I figured out how to crochet around a hair rubber band, and said that I'd post a tutorial if anyone was interested. Someone was. :) So here we go! If it doesn't make sense, please just ask questions! I love to hear from y'all, and would love to help you in any way I can!

Step one: gather your supplies.

What you need:

  1. yarn. I have used fuzzy, hairy, and soft ones. just have fun!
  2. scissors. any will do.
  3. hair rubber bands. I got a pack of 36 good ones at Dollar Tree for a buck. not bad!
  4. a crochet hook. I used F some of the time and G some of the time. But feel free to experiment!


Step two: start your crochet. put your slip knot on the hook, grab your yarn, and get ready! Hold it like this - with a few fingers holding your rubber band, and the yarn over the band, and the hook under. It's easier than it sounds, trust me.


Step three: Grab the yarn with the hook like you are about to do a chain stitch, and pull it under and through.


Step four: do it again and again and again...

video

If the yarn is over the hook, go under. If the yarn is under the hook, go over. So that you have yarn going all the way around. The movie should help you. No need for any sound, it doesn't have anything worth hearing. lol. I hope it works, it's not working right now...if it doesn't I'll try to re-post it tomorrow.

Step five: crochet around the entire rubber band, and keep pulling all the stitches closer together until you have it the thickness you like it. Just remember to keep your stitches pretty tight, so they don't come undone!

The finished product!

Questions are welcome! So don't be shy! :)

In Christ alone,
Buttercup

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Giveaway is ending soon!

Hey y'all, just as a reminder, my giveaway is ending the 24th! This Saturday! And so far, we have three people who want Start Here, and one person who wants a bracelet (looks like you've got a good chance, girl!).

Chelsea, Taylor, and Prism, if you want a better chance of winning, you can get extra points. *hint hint* :D

ttyl!
Buttercup

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

VBS - Days 4 and 5, garage sale fundraiser, and more!

Hey Y'all! Sorry I didn't post the other days of VBS but I was so tired! Those kids just wore all of us leaders out. But that's good. :) I think they learned a lot and had fun, I know I did!

VBS went well, we had an average of sixty kids per night, and the last night I think we had about a hundred and thirty people total at VBS! That includes kids, workers, and parents. The last night we did our "Super Spacey Sundae" and that was fun! But sticky! So, after the kids and parents and most of the workers left, some of us stayed to help get the church back to it's normal look, I got to help with that, and it was a blast! I can't wait till VBS next year!

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The garage sale fundraiser went okay, we raised over $300 dollars so that was good. :) Some friends from Co-op came over to help part of the day both Saturday and Friday, so it's not like we were alone the whole time. lol. We are hopefully going to do another one in September or so. So, please be praying that we can raise more money for the well next time. :)

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I figured out how to crochet around a hair rubber band! They are so cute! If anyone wants me to put a tutorial about it on here, let me know! :) They're super duper easy!

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Don't forget about my giveaway! I thought I made it fun, but I guess y'all don't think so. lol. Even if you just get my blog emails, you can enter! And don't forget to tell your friends! No one has entered for the "digital giveaway" part, but I don't really blame you, there are a lot of other bloggers who are a lot better at that than me! lol.

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I am almost done with the July issue of Go Ye Therefore! So, just as a reminder, if you want to subscribe email me! (helpnm@embarqmail.com)

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Well, I think that's all for now. If I think of something else I'll be sure to post! :D

Until then my blogger friends!
Buttercup

Thursday, July 15, 2010

VBS - Day 3 and a garage sale fundraiser

Thank you all for your prayers! Last night went quite well! Praise God we had 59 kids last night! And a bunch of parents came a bit early and got to see the ending activities, which was great! Also, I think that our visitors from the other church really enjoyed being there, and got a lot out of it.

I am so tired, but I love VBS so much I wouldn't miss it! It's hard to believe though, that the week is almost over. We only have two days left. Two days... wow. It seems like forever but then again it seems like not long at all. When you think about it, life isn't really that long. It's goes by in the blink of an eye. Or, as Casting Crowns put it: "I am a flower quickly fading. Here today and gone tomorrow. A wave tossed in the ocean. A vapor in the wind..." Life is precious and we need to use the time we have to the best of our ability. And we need to use that time, that precious time, to proclaim HIS glory!

Please keep praying for VBS, I'm just going to copy and paste what I wrote yesterday:

  • The workers. That the kids would see Christ's light though our words and actions.
  • The kids. That they would understand what we are trying to teach them, and that they would come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  • The parents. That when they pick up their kids that they would see Christ's light through us in the was we speak and act, and that they also would come to know Christ.
  • VBS as a whole. That it runs smoothly, and that we would be able to lead some kids (and maybe some adults too) to Christ.

  • Thank you so much!

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    This weekend we are having another garage sale fundraiser! The last time we did this was 2008, so we are super excited to be doing it yet again! To see those posts please click here or in my labels click on "Family Project".

    Please be praying that we would be shining lights to those that come, and that we would raise enough money to build yet another well for those who desperately need the clean water that is right below their feet out of reach.

    I'm not sure of the all the details yet, so you'll probably get those tomorrow. :) We are doing the garage sale on Friday and Saturday.

    In Christ alone,
    Buttercup

    P.S. I'll probably be started the James Study up again soon. Sorry I dropped it.

    God is like unto a Rock...

    Hey y'all, I just realized yesterday or the day before that I forgot to post the rest of this article...in April! oops. Sorry! And, I just looked at my other post and somehow it got messed up. :( I really don't know how, but, here's the whole article!

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    God is like unto a Rock
    A huge boulder
    An immovable stone

    Multiple times in the Old Testament, God is referred to as a "Rock". In the book of 2 Samuel it says: "Who is a rock, save our God?" and "...neither is there any rock like our God." and in Deuteronomy: "He is the Rock." Our God is the one and only Rock! Who else can we stand upon other than God? No one and no thing. He is the only rock.

    And in Psalms it says: "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer: my God, my strength, in whom I will trust: my buckler, and my horn of my salvation, and my high tower." God is not only our rock, but as it says in that verse, He is so much more than that! He protects us, delivers us, and is our strength.

    In Matthew, Jesus tells a parable about two men, one built his house on the rock; the other built his house on the sand. What do you think happens? Read this story to find out!

    Matthew 7:24-27 (King James Version)

    Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mind, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these saying of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

    And when David was running from King Saul, the man who wanted to kill him, he trusted God. In Psalm 94:22, he calls God "my refuge" and "my defense". God protected David when Saul was seeking to kill him. And David knew it was God's doing and not his. So he wrote psalms of praise to God, such as this one: "I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies." (Psalm 18:3) And, "Be thou exalted, LORD in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power." (Psalm 21:13) And, "The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him." (Psalm 28:7)

    We need to stand on the Rock. We need to build our foundation, not on the sand, but on the solid Rock. In a hymn that I have known since I was little it says: "On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand."

    What are you standing on? What kind of foundation are you building your house on? Will your house survive the storm? Will it collapse at the first wind? Or stand for a little while then fall? Or will it be able to withstand all of the storms that hit it?

    In Christ alone,
    Buttercup

    *Note: I originally wrote this as an article for Go Ye Therefore magazine, and edited by a good friend.*

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    Vacation Bible School - Day Two

    Hi Everyone!

    Thank you all for your prayers! Last night went pretty good. Besides a few minor things, that always have to pop up. lol. :) I wasn't so scared to go on stage, thank God! Of course, I was still pretty scared, but God helped me. I had "Philippians 4:13" (I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me) written on my hand, and thought of it often during the night. Guess what? We got more kids last night! Up from 59 on Stardate One, we had 62 on Stardate Two! I've never seen more kids at VBS! It was incredible!

    Also, we are having some adult visitors from a Baptist church come to our VBS tonight to see how it's run, and how it works. Apparently, they are looking for a VBS curriculum to do at their church, and this one is one of their possibilities. So tonight will only be slightly different.

    Well, since I posted a lot about VBS yesterday, I don't really have much to post today. But I would ask you to please keep our VBS in your prayers this whole week. Here are some prayer requests to add to the ones I posted yesterday...
    • For the game workers, that they wouldn't get dehydrated and that they wouldn't get "eaten alive" if you get my meaning. There are *tons* of mosquitoes out at that time at night; and also behind the church we've got ants. I think they're fire ants...poor Jeremy got bit pretty bad last night.
    • For the Capsule Commanders and Flight Attendants, that we would be able to get everything done during logbook time. The last two nights we haven't had enough time for everything that we needed to get done.
    • For our visitors tonight, that they would see Christ through the workers and that we would set a good example.
    Again please be praying for...
    • The workers. That the kids would see Christ's light though our words and actions.
    • The kids. That they would understand what we are trying to teach them, and that they would come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior.
    • The parents. That when they pick up their kids that they would see Christ's light through us in the was we speak and act, and that they also would come to know Christ.
    • VBS as a whole. That it runs smoothly, and that we would be able to lead some kids (and maybe some adults too) to Christ.
    "What do I want to hear? Eyes up, heads down, fly straight!"*

    In Christ alone,
    Buttercup

    *From our Vacation Bible School curriculum: Space Probe - from VBS Reachout Adventures.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    Vacation Bible School - Day One

    Hey Y'all, sorry I haven't posted in a whole week, but I've been pretty busy, and tired. lol. We had our first night of VBS at our church last night, and man, was it great! I love VBS! This is my third year to help, and Poppy's second. I think, now that I'm a teen, that I enjoy helping and teaching more than I do being one of the kids. haha.

    Our church is doing Space Probe this year! This is our second time to do this theme, we did it four years ago. Space Probe is one of VBS Reachout Adventures' curriculum's, and it works great! One family in the church did the decorations, and it looks awesome! We've got this tunnel thing, and planets, stars, it's really spacey-looking!

    But the most important activity of the night, above all the decorations and games and so forth, is the lessons. We are teaching the kids about Creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, and the Flood. And thus, teaching them of God's plan for us, and the sending of His son to be our Ark of Salvation. I really hope the kids all understand, and that we can make an impact on their lives in such a way that they will not soon forget, and that they will be able to go home and tell their parents about what they learned about Christ. That is our pray for VBS, this year and every year.

    Our church is pretty small, but we had a huge number of kids last night! It was incredible! Compared to our 38 kids on the first night of VBS last year, we had 59 last night! Going up by over twenty is huge! The sanctuary was quite full! And in the 1-2 grade group that I was in, we had 16 kids! It was awesome!

    Besides being a "Flight Attendant" for the 1-2 grade group, I am also the photographer, which ended up not being so great because I couldn't leave my group to take pictures of the other groups, so I gave my camera to an adult in the church and let him take most of the pictures. :) Thanks! Also, I am in the skit. I am "Heartman" and I am the "good-guy". *YES!* I hate being the bad-guy. lol.

    So anyways, we were about to go on stage last night I was just about to be sick. I promise you, I was scared to death! My poor friends were trying to make me feel more confident and they really helped, although I felt as if I was going to be sick, even once we got on stage...that wouldn't have been good...would it? lol. Thank you, "Shorty", for helping me!! I love you, girl! So, if y'all would pray that I would be more confident tonight, and that I don't freak again, that would be awesome! I just have to keep reminding myself of Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."

    And please be praying for...

    • the workers. That the kids would see Christ's light through our words and actions.
    • the kids. That they would understand what we are trying to teach them, and that they would accept Christ.
    • the parents. That when they pick up their kids that they would see Christ's light through us in the way we speak and act, and that they also would come to know Christ.
    • VBS as a whole. That it runs smoothly, and that we would be able to lead some kids (and maybe some adults too) to Christ.
    In Christ alone,
    Buttercup

    P.S. I'll try to post every day this week, but don't count on it. lol.

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    Big Giveaway!!!

    This giveaway is closed. Sorry!

    Hey Y'all! Well, here's what you've all been waiting for...my 300th post! *woo hooo!!!!* But I can't quite figure out if it really is my 300th or not, because on the "Edit Posts" section I clicked "Drafts" and I had 3, and then I clicked "Published" and I had 299, that equals 302. But ten I clicked "All" and it said I had 301. huh? I don't know. Close enough! lol. And now, for the big giveaway that I promised....

    First, a digital giveaway:

    "Fun in the Sun" set



    "Pretty Pinks" set



    For the Pretty Pinks set, you pick one of the buttons. And if you win a set, I'll customize them to your blog. :)

    There will be two winners, one for the Summer Set, and one for the Pretty Pinks set. And if you win it you will need to leave your email address in a comment so that I can send it to you. (If you feel uncomfortable leaving your email address in a comment, please let me know and I'll turn the comment moderation on so only I see it.)

    Next...the real stuff...well, you know, not digital...the stuff that I have to pay to ship...lol.

    #1: A bracelet:


    I made it just a tad too big for me, but I have pretty small hands...But, it's pretty easy to make smaller if you know how.

    #2: a smaller bracelet:

    This one's smaller than the other, but I can still slip it over my hand. It has a clasp, just like the other one. :) (Both are made with glass beads so probably not good for a young child.)

    #3: Start Here, by Alex and Brett Harris

    I haven't read all of it yet, but what I've read of it is awesome!

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    WAYS TO ENTER:

    1. leave a comment on this post (1 point)
    2. post about my giveaway on your blog and leave a comment telling me you did it (1 point)
    3. put my blog button and/or my giveaway button on your blog (1 point or 2 for both buttons)

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    NOTES:

    1. You must tell me what you are entering for or your entry(s) will not be counted!
    2. I do ship out of the USA!
    3. Anyone can enter! Even if you do not have a blog!

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    WAYS TO ENTER IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BLOG:
    (leave me a comment with your email address in it so I have a way to contact you)

    1. comment (1 point)
    2. tell me the name of your favorite book and why (2 points)
    3. tell me your favorite thing to do and why (1 point)

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    EXTRA CREDIT:

    Get three friends to enter and have them leave a comment here telling me that you told them (3 points)

    Get five friends to enter and have them leave a comment here telling me that you told them (5 points)

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    There will be FIVE WINNERS!!!
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    The giveaway ends on JULY 24th! Any entries after that will not be counted! So enter soon!

    Happy entering! :D
    Buttercup

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    P.S. I just realized that I didn't give hints...oops. Sorry guys, especially you, Chelsea! I know you were looking forward to them, and I let you down. Sorry!

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010

    Christian Friendships, part two

    I would suggest that you read part one first if you haven't already, it will make more sense. :)

    Having Christian friends is not only good, it is important! Being with like-minded people not only is encouraging and uplifting, but makes being different not so hard. Because you are being different with others! As the verse above says, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.” That means that when you are alone, you don’t have a very good chance of winning; but when you have a friend with you, you can defend yourselves. And a cord of three strands, or friends, is not quickly broken. When you have friends with you, you are very difficult to overcome!

    For example, you became a Christian not long ago, and you haven’t been able to find any Christian friends yet. You are at school and one of your former friends asks you to go do something with him, and you don’t know if you would be going against God to do it. What do you do? Well, as a new believer, you probably don’t know many scriptures to back up your answerbiblically. You don’t know enough about the Bible to know for sure if doing it would be bad or not; and you are alone. You have no friends to help, or back you up.

    If you were put into that example, you would be in a tough spot. You would probably be overpowered, and you might do something that would be very difficult to get out of. But what if we changed the scenario a bit...

    You became a Christian not long ago, but you’ve been going to a local Youth Group that is firm in God’s word, and you’ve made good friends who love you no matter what. You are at school and one of your former friends asks you to go do something with him, and you are not sure if you would be going against God to do it; but you do have one of your friends from Youth Group with you. What do you do?

    That would be an easier scenario, wouldn't it? You would have another believer with you to help you, and hopefully they have been a Christian longer and know more about the Bible than you do.

    Having Christian friends is so important. And most probably take it for granted. I started going to my church’s Youth Group last year, and since then I have learned so much. Before I went to Youth Group, I was in a mental box. I was very shy; I didn’t talk to hardly anyone outside of the family, and I didn’t have many close friends. Going to Youth Group, I saw all of the others having a great time with each other, and they included me. Through these Christian friends, I broke out of my box, and now I laugh and chat with them all the time. A year ago, if I had been told that this is who I would be now, I wouldn’t have believed it. But it is because of my dear brothers and sisters in Christ that I act the way I do now. I am different, yet the same.

    Christian friends not only help you in tough situations, but they encourage and lift you up, they teach and correct you when you are wrong, they pray for you, and so much more. As a Christian friend, we need to do the same, encourage and lift up, teach and correct, and pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

    “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
    – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

    In Christ alone,
    Buttercup

    Monday, July 5, 2010

    Christian Friendships, part one

    After writing a bit about my Youth Group and the importance of Christian friends in my last post, I was really thinking. So, I wrote this originally for the July issue of Go Ye Therefore (if you want to know more about Go Ye Therefore magazine please email me at helpnm@embarqmail.com), but I thought it would benefit y'all too. It's kind of long, so I broke it up into part one and part two, but here we go...

    When you are a Christian, you are a light in a dark world. All around you are people who do not believe in God. All around you is darkness, and you are the light that is supposed to shine through. Light penetrates darkness. It pushes the darkness out, and fills the space with light. It exposes things that you could not see before.

    If you are a Christian, if you are a true believer, then you will be different. And people will be able to see that difference in the way you live, in the way you act, and in the way you talk. They will see that you are not the same as everyone else. They will see that you have something more. As you grow in your faith, little by little you will change. And those around you will see that change, and hopefully ask for the reason.

    “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”
    - 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)

    All of this, being a light, shining in a dark world, being different, it all sounds pretty easy, right? It’s not. It is actually very difficult. It’s like being the only boy in a room full of girls, or being the only modest teen in your school, or being the only homeschooler in your club. Being singled out in a bad way can hurt. I’m not talking about being singled out as in being the best soccer player, and thus the most popular kid on the team; I’m talking about being singled out as in being the “odd ball” or the “weird one”.

    Being the only one, you are not very strong. As a believer, Christian friends are very important to have. In Ecclesiastes 4:12 it says:

    “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”(NIV)

    Having Christian friends is not only good, it is important! Being with like-minded people not only is encouraging and uplifting, but makes being different not so hard. Because you are being different with others! As the verse above says, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.” That means that when you are alone, you don’t have a very good chance of winning; but when you have a friend with you, you can defend yourselves. And a cord of three strands, or friends, is not quickly broken. When you have friends with you, you are very difficult to overcome!

    Part two coming tomorrow...

    In Christ alone,
    Buttercup

    Sunday, July 4, 2010

    Happy Independence Day!

    Dear readers, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Independence Day! I hope you have all had fun today playing with fireworks, eating watermelon, and having fun with family and friends! Well, I didn't play with fireworks, or eat watermelon, but I did get to play football with my Youth Group for close to two hours! It was SO much fun! But it was SO hot! And it doesn't really help when you're scared of the football...I wonder who that would be...yeah, it's me. I don't know why, but while we're playing, I just can't catch it. And that fear has given me a pretty bad reputation when it comes to football, no one wants me on their team. haha. So, I've been the last one picked for the last few times we've played. Oh well, what can you expect? I probably wouldn't pick the only person in the Youth Group who can't catch, and can hardly throw. Would you? All in all, no one got hurt except my sister, Poppy, she got bumped into, fell, and got kinda scraped up...but that's to be expected since we were playing on the church parking lot, which is asphalt. My friend Jeremy fell at the same time, but I don't think he was hurt, but you never can tell with boys...

    Okay, so I kinda started in the middle of the day...let's start from the beginning, shall we? I got up, didn't want to, don't know why I did...maybe because I had too...haha. Anyways, got up, made chocolate drop cookies, forced Poppy to make the cold salad, got ready for church, checked my email, did my hair, etc. We left for church, got there early for Sunday School (YES!!! I try every week to be early, but somehow, every week, we're late. If you don't know me very well, I hate being late! It drives me nuts! ), after Sunday School, we went in the Sanctuary, had the service, then had Agape Feast. Our church does an Agape Feast the first Sunday of every month, and they're so much fun! Most of the teens sit in the youth room and chat and eat, then, if the weather is nice (or even if it isn't, it just can't be raining...) we go outside and play football. For a long time, we played ultimate football, but we have lately proceeded to regular football, of which I understand very, very little. Which is one reason no one wants me on they're team. Oh well, I was still picked...Thanks Chris! :D

    Christian friends are so great. My dear brothers and sisters in my youth group encourage and lift me up, teach and correct me, pray for me, and so much more; I wonder often whether I am doing that for them. If I encourage and lift them up as much as they do me, if I teach and correct them as much as they do me, if I pray for them as much as they pray for me. I kind of doubt it, they're pretty hard to beat. As a teen, I realize how important they are to me, and what an impact they've made on my life. I am the oldest child in my family, and most of my friends in my youth group are older than me, so I look up to them a lot. I am so thankful for them. ---Sorry for getting so off subject, but I can't help but talk about my youth group...haha.

    After everyone was too hot and sweaty (gross) to play anymore, we came inside. After cooling off, the VBS drama team (along with a few people who just had to distract us) went in the teen room and practiced for VBS. Oh no! I think that I've failed to post about VBS...sorry! I'll be sure to post about it sometime this week! Anyways, so that was my 4th of July. :) Hope I didn't bore you.

    As a final note:
    Remember those who gave their lives for our freedom, from the time of the birth of the USA, through all the wars and troubles we've been through, up to this day. Remember the millions of soldiers that are in Iraq and Afghanistan fighting for our freedom. My Dad was overseas two years ago on the fourth of July, and so were many others. My Dad, thank God, came back; but many don't. Pray for the families of those who gave their lives. Thank God for bringing home those that did. Pray for the soldiers who are overseas as you read this. And finally, thank God for allowing us to live in a country so free as the United States of America.

    God bless!
    Buttercup

    Friday, July 2, 2010

    Think of the little ones...

    Yesterday, I went on a walk with most of my sisters, cousin, and grandparents. And on the walk, I came across a tiny bird's egg on the sidewalk under a tree. I bent down to look closer, and the egg was broken in many places, and a dead baby bird was inside. It had fallen out of the nest. Why?! I screamed inside my head. Why didn't this poor baby bird have a chance to live? Why did it have to die? Why? Why? Why?! Lord, why?

    Later in the day, still thinking of the poor baby bird that didn't have a chance to live, I thought of all the human babies that don't have a chance to live. I thought of all the babies all over the world that are aborted every day! Every hour! Every minute! As you read this, lives are being taken away from those that can't do anything about it. Why? Why? Why?! Lord, why do these babies not have a chance at life?

    Abortion is not only a sad thing, it is a bad thing! It is murder! It is killing. Killing those who can't defend themselves. If you don't think that's sad. Think again. If you don't think that's wrong. Think again. If you don't think that abortion is murder. Think again!

    I have a ticker on my sidebar that approximately counts how many American babies have been aborted since the year 2000. Want to guess how many? You won't believe it...

    13, 572,500

    Do you realize how many lives that is? THIRTEEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED lives taken away. Which adds up to more than one million per year. Which adds up to approximately one thousand per month. Which adds up to approximately 33 per day. Which adds up to more than one per hour. (that was my math and logic, so don't take any of those numbers into an argument it was just an approximation...)

    But God knows. God is in control. Those babies are playing a part in His divine plan. Remember, Jesus said while He was here on earth:

    "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."
    - Matthew 10:28-31 (KJV)

    Abortion is a bad thing. And we need to work to stop it. But no matter what happens, God is in complete control, and He knows what is best. Paul said in Romans 8:28:

    "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." (KJV)

    Think of the little ones. Think of the ones that cannot defend themselves. In the book of James he says:

    "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."
    -James 1:27 (KJV)

    I have not watched the videos on the site yet, but I would encourage you to look at Cry Action's new site, "Somebody Loves Your Baby.com".

    Think of the little ones...Defend those who cannot defend themselves...

    In Christ alone,
    Buttercup

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