''Judge not lest ye be judged.'' Matthew 7:1Well! On to not-so-theological matters ... I have more pictures I want to share!! Some pictures of that Medieval ball I went to (mentioned in post below) - that a friend took and posted on Facebook (actually, not a friend really, just the Mom of a group of siblings that I danced with).
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Charismatic: Only 1
Hands are already in the air.
One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.
Lights will go on and off at predestined times.
Roman Catholic: None
Baptists: At least 15.
One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad and fried chicken.
One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old one was.
One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.
We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, you are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, 3-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.
Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved. You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Bring a bulb of your choice to the Sunday lighting service and a covered dish to pass.
One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy.
Lutherans don't believe in change.
What's a light bulb?
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
- 1 in 5,917 people in the US are named India. That's 0.017%
- It's the 815th most common name in the country.
- About 348 people per year are named India.
- The name comes from the country India (duh), which got it's name from the Indus River in India.
- The name India is more popular in England and Wales then the US.
Monday, November 23, 2009
- Yahshua and HIS saving grace and love and mercy - when I am so nothing
- my family!!! Mom Dad - my brothers - are SO incredibly awesome!!!
- my friends!!! aah just so great ... the friends I have now are a true blessing
- the amazingness of the fact that I can get an education
- that I have two jobs ... when so many people have zero
- music, food, clothes, a car, glasses ...... all the material stuff that I don't deserve
- last but most definitely not least ... I'm SO thankful I live in the US where religion, homeschooling, and all lots of things we can do without persecution. What a blessing.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I have been thinking of writing a poem lately, so I might have one up soon for y'all to read. In the meantime though, here is a wonderful poem by one of my shining heroes, Amy Carmichael. If you don't know her story, please look her up ... she is one of the most amazing women that I have ever read about. Enjoy!
From prayer that asks that I may be
Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,
From fearing when I should aspire,
From faltering when I should climb higher
From silken self, O Captain, free
Thy soldier who would follow Thee.
From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
(Not thus are spirits fortified,
Not this way went the Crucified)
From all that dims Thy Calvary
O Lamb of God, deliver me.
Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire;
Let me not sink to be a clod;
Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.
- Amy Wilson Carmichael -
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We went to look for some property south of Wenatchee Washington ... more on that another day. On the property adjacent of the one we were looking at, they were doing something that is rather common in these parts: grafting. When the original fruit tree gets too old to bear fruit, you could just pull the whole thing out and plant a whole new plant. What is done instead, is the old tree is cut down and new shoots are stuck into the old stump; after awhile the new shoots grow into the old stump, and you can't even tell that they were apart at one time!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Here are some photos I have taken on our trip so far. There aren't a whole lot there, but enjoy them! :)
Oh, and, I discovered that I can put polls up on my blog! Amazing, right! (and I'm only a Computer Science major :P ) Anyways, if you have an extra couple seconds, vote on the poll if you feel like it. :)
Question of the day! - "What is Pi?"
A mathematician: "Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter."
A computer programmer: "Pi is 3.141592653589 in double precision."
A physicist: "Pi is 3.14159 plus or minus 0.000005."
An engineer: "Pi is about 22/7."
A nutritionist: "Pie is a healthy and delicious dessert!"
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Happy Birthday to you ...
Happy Birthday dear Ezzy ...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!
WHOOT! My little brother Ezra (affectionately called Ezzy) turns 12 this fine day! Here's to hoping and praying he has a spendiferous year, and that God keeps him safe in all that he does. :D (below is a picture of my wonderful little brother and I - next to the blueberry fields of Sequim Washington)
Funny story - so I run over and wish him a happy birthday this morning. I kind of snuck up on him so it would be a surprise you know. I pat him on the back, give him a hug and wish him the best. It kind of scared him - so he says ''ooooh that was unexpected!'' Now, you must know that his favorite line of all time is ''expect the unexpected'', he says it all the time. So, of course, my natural response is ''expect the unexpected Ezzy!''. Then he goes ''Well, if I'm supposed to expect the unexpected, and that was unexpected, then it really was expected. But what if you are expecting the unexpected, but then something that's expected happens, is that unexpected then? So what's unexpected is expected, and what's expected is unexpected ... wait, does that mean then, that whatever is expected is expected and whatever is unexpected is unexpected?'' .............................................................................. Needless to say, I was rather lost. Hehe - anyways - enjoy the photo. ;)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"Who had the brains to look at a cow and say, 'I'm going to drink whatever comes out of that thing?'"
Sunday, September 27, 2009
“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her.'” ~Author Unknown
Friday, September 25, 2009
Anyways, hopefully I'll be able to load it at the next RV park - or the Library - whichever comes first.
Here's a song ... that is currently my favorite song. It's called "Forgiven" and it's just amazing. Everything I've ever done - terrible wretched things I've done - He has forgiven. Wow. Sometimes it's just so overwhelming.
'Forgiven' on Youtube
'Forgiven' on Tangle
(take your pick of links ... I know some people can't view Youtube videos because of internet filters, while Tangle has strange ads. Anyways. Enjoy it!)
Monday, September 21, 2009
So yes, we are now in the Yakima Valley of Washington state. We got here late Sunday night - after a rather long drive from Sequim. (Btw, the Yakima Valley sits in the middle of Washington ... in the southern middle part, rather.) But we are finally here! After not being in this area for two whole, long years - it's rather nice to be back. Kinda feels like home in this valley, I've been here so many times.
The Aderhold family plan of attack is as follows:
A. PRAY!!! Man, we have been searching for a new place to live since 2003, and God just hasn't shown us what He wants us to do yet. All of us want to move SO badly, but it's all up to God.
B. Search!!!! Wahoo - we are going land searching! Basically that means, loads of internet looking, and loads of driving around. Which = lots of in-the-car study time!
C. Hopefully, prayerfully, buy some land. Then go back to SD, sell our house, move - and all the fun stuff that goes with that. :D
Okay - real quick - other than being in WA and looking for land .... I've been doing good! Kind of overwhelmed right now with the whole school thing - more on figuring out how to balance everything. The rest of my family is doing good too - at least, that I know of. ;) :D
I hope you all have a fantastic week!! God bless!!!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Here's something to get your mouth watering a bit ladies and gentlemen ... !!! Okay, not really, I'm just thinking of updating the overall design for my blog. So, the first logical choice is, of course, to Google search 'custom blog template'. Well, the first site I found had some rather nice looking ones! I clicked on the one with butterflies ... *cough cough* it was $1000. No joke! Crazyness. Needless to say, I then Googled 'free custom blog template' and found some much nicer things in my price range (which is $0-$0). I found one with the Taj Mahal on it ... what do you think of that?! hehe
Okay, before this post gets too long and boring, I'll sign off. But! My blog might have a new look to it soon - just as a hint. ;)
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Why is it so terribly difficult to finish what I start? I see a new book on the shelf in the book store or the library, and I have to get it! Instead of remembering that I have 10 books back home that I'm in the middle of, and 5 more that I really need to read - that I haven't started yet.
So thanks to Anthony at the A Generation For Truth blog for sharing this - it's something I need to work on fixing (with God's help) as well.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
(and this gives you a chance to see my wonderfully messy handwriting ;) hehe )
P.S. ... you read Hebrew right to left ;) but you can read my English left to right - that is - only if you want to hehe
Friday, August 28, 2009
- The definition of a limit by Augustin-Louis Cauchy
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Check this article out. Ever wondered why in the world I'm doing a silly thing like College Plus anyways? ''A real college degree? From home? Yeah right.'' Well, no more. Read this article - it's quite enlightening, to say the very least.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We are currently in Oregon - finally - on the west coast! Halleluyah! I love the west coast. Like I have said before - it feels like home over here. :)
Let's see, what else, what else. Really, nothing! My life is rather boring now, but I'm content to sail along and work hard in what God has me doing right now.
Shalom Aleichem to all my wonderful friends!
(oh, ps, check out this amazing song if you have an extra 4 minutes lying around someplace. :) http://www.tangle.com/view_video?viewkey=282a2b640018409a87a8 )
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Last Thursday I volunteered at SPURS (a place that gives riding lessons to disabled people - kids and adults alike). It's really great, I get to work with horses and I get to be a part in giving someone a great experience. Anyway - I got paired to work with a girl named Santana. She is 23 years old, and is totally blind. Amazingly, she is a great rider! But I was thinking, as I helped her saddle her horse, get on, and ride - about how much trust she had to have in me. For all she knew, I could be leading her into some dangerous place, or I could have her horse start running off ... a number of things! It was really cool though, we talked about a lot of things as I told her to turn right, turn left around the cones, sit back as we went up and over the bridge, and helped her put a stuffed animal in a mailbox she couldn't see. She's a great girl, and it was an afternoon I'll never forget.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
With the weekend comes Sunday, June 7th, and with that comes my graduation party. I am slightly nervous for it because I hate being the center of attention - but I'm just praying that I will have fun, relax, and just give everything to God! After all, there is no way I could have finished high school without Him. So yes - we are getting everything ready to go! Food plans are done (partially ... I still have to make like 400 cookies on Friday - fun fun!), I have my outfit I'm wearing, we have all the plates napkins etc., Mom is almost done with the picture collage thing .... yes, it's all coming together! It will be fun though - to see lots of people. :D
I had a coaching call yesterday and we figured out that I can take Calculus II for an online class over the summer!!!!!!! :D :D :D I am SO excited about that!!! I do have to take the Calculus I CLEP first (obviously) but I think that one won't be too hard ... I think I have most of the concepts down. Oh, and I do have to take English Literature before that one! So I have a little ways to go, but I am so excited for Calculus II!! Brand me as insane and crazy .... I don't care hehe.
After all that - I leave you with my memory verses for the past couple weeks. They are so beautiful, just the whole picture of what Yahshua did for us and what we need to do to have a wonderful relationship with Him ... just walk in the light. :)
2. And the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and announce to you this everlasting life which was with the Father is manifested to us.
3. We announce to you what we have seen and heard, so that you too might have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the father and with his son Yahshua Messiah.
4. And we write this to you in order that your joy might be complete.
5. And this is the message we have heard from him and announce to you, that Elohim is light and in him is no darkness at all.
6. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and are not doing the truth.
7. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Yahshua Messiah His son cleanses us from all sin.
8. If we say we have not sin, we are misleading ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9. If we confess our sins, He is trustworthy and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar. and His Word in not in us.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Today… is Monday, May 25th, 2009 - Memorial Day
Outside my window… it's cloudy
I am thinking… should I sleep with my brothers in the RV tonight? hmm ...
I am thankful for… pictures - and my amazing family
I am wearing… a navy blue Do Hard Things t shirt and a cherry print skirt
I am reading… English Lit Study Guide. Psalms. John
I am creating… organization in my bedroom
One of my favorite things… good music - playing games with my friends (even though I loose haha)
For education this week… English Lit!!! a lot of studying for that. Do some Calc maybe for fun.
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning ... cleaning and organizing
A spiritual lesson I’m learning… respect Mom
A godly character trait I plan to work on… just being kind
Scripture I am memorizing… 1 John 1 (finish this week!)
I am praying for… Shay's Mom, that it works out for us to move
For the rest of the week… volunteer at SPURS, visit my aunt and uncle, study, clean
A picture I’d like to share ... pointe dance! yay! hehe
Saturday, May 23, 2009
My family and I were talking, and we were wondering about this. Was it Rebecca's place to interfere like that? In my opinion, no, she shouldn't have. God would have figured something out (obviously) to make Jacob get the blessing instead of Esau. Because of her doing what she did, she forced her son Jacob to sin! He lied to his father (three times I think), pretending to be Esau just to A. obey his mother, and B. get the blessing. After it happened, it just caused so much tension! Jacob had to leave because Esau would have killed him, Issac was upset about it ... I mean no good really came out of it except for the fact that Jacob got the blessing which had to happen.
Which brings another topic up ... how much should the wife ''stick her nose in?'' I think that marriage should be a partnership, but I don't think that the wife should be in control and making decisions like that. Rebecca just took the bull by the horns to get done what was on her agenda. My Mom made the argument ''well, if we didn't step in then nothing would get done!'' I don't know about that. Yes, I think that the woman has lots of good ideas about how to do things - but I think that the she should talk about it with her husband first, instead of just ''going and doing''.
Wouldn't it have been better for Rebecca to talk to Issac about this first? ''Issac, honey, remember when Jacob sold his birthright to Esau that one day? I'm just reminding you because I think Jacob needs to get the blessing instead of Esau.'' Of course, Issac could have told her she was insane and that she had been doing laundry in the hot sun for way too long that day. Or, Issac could have seen the wisdom in that and decided to rightly bless Jacob instead. Oh that would have been so much better, wouldn't it have? Then there would have been no hatred, no lying, no pretending etc.
What do you think? Did Rebecca overstep? How much ''power'' (so to speak) should the woman in a marriage have anyways? It's just something I've been thinking about lately, and trying to figure out. I really don't know because I'm not married, but I think that these things are important to think about. :)
Monday, May 18, 2009
Today… is Monday, May 18th, 2009
Outside my window… looks sunny and warm!
I am thinking… oh boy - today is the last dress rehearsal before recital!
I am thankful for… support - and that I can support others!
I am wearing… a tye-dye t shirt, polka dot socks and a long flowy purple flowered skirt. (I don't match very well today :P )
I am reading… English Lit Study Guide. Psalms
I am creating… a gift for my favorite dance teacher ... Miss Elizabeth!
One of my favorite things… performing - and chocolate mmm
For education this week… I hope to get a lot of study time in for English Lit! I hope to take it next week sometime.
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning ... cleaning and organizing
A spiritual lesson I’m learning… to work with a smile and work for God
A godly character trait I plan to work on… taking compliments - and giving glory to God
Scripture I am memorizing… 1 John 1
I am praying for… the dance recital - that it all runs smoothly and we have fun
For the rest of the week… dance! babysit, work at SPURS - study!
A picture I’d like to share ... from dress rehearsal on Saturday. :) this is the class I taught - they dance to The Pink Panther. I'm so proud of them!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Today… is Monday, May 11th, 2009. (technically it's Tuesday ... only by 30 minutes though!)
Outside my window… it's black outside. but earlier today (er, yesterday) it was really nice - sunny and warm.
I am thinking… dance recital is almost here! and I have lots of Scripture to memorize.
I am thankful for… my family, my friends, and iced tea.
I am wearing… a navy blue HaYovel t-shirt and purple polka dot shorts (my pajamas :P )
I am reading… Germ (some thriller novel my brother is getting me to read) Psalms, Proverbs.
I am creating… lots and lots of dance costumes for the recital.
One of my favorite things… dancing on stage! and getting dance costumes.
For education this week… ummm .... I don't know if I will get any study time in this week - I'm going to be really busy with costumes. If I do, it will be English Lit. studying.
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning ... sewing!
A spiritual lesson I’m learning… to be humble and give all the glory to God when I get complimented on my dancing.
A godly character trait I plan to work on… being happy all the time!
Scripture I am memorizing… Hopefully this week I can finish memorizing Psalms 122
I am praying for… Jane Z! that she heals fast.
For the rest of the week… sew, dance, babysit, maybe study, maybe talk to my friends, and live for God!
A picture I’d like to share ... with spring comes rain and with rain comes this picture. My brothers Noah (on the left) and Ezra (on the right) about 4 years ago.
Friday, May 8, 2009
I have been working on memorizing Psalm 122 lately. It's such a great psalm, I really like it. And what's cool, is that my coach for College Plus said that she would be my accountability person for Scripture memory! So when we have our coaching calls every two weeks, I will have a chapter or so memorized to recite for her! It's pretty cool. So, with no further ado, here is Psalm 122: (btw, vs. 6 is my favorite)
1. I was glad when they said to me,
''Let us go into the house of Yahweh.''
2. Our feet have been standing within
your gates O Yerushalayim!
3. Yerushalayim is built as a city
that is bound together,
4. Where the tribes come up,
the tribes of Yah,
a witness to Yisra'el,
to give thanks to the name of Yahweh.
5. For there the thrones of right-ruling were set,
the thrones of the house of David.
6. Pray for the peace of Yerushalayim,
let those who love You be at rest.
7. Peace be within your walls, rest in your citadels.
8. For the sake of my brothers and companions,
I say, ''Peace be within you.''
9. For the sake of the House of Yahweh
our Elohim I seek your good.
Iced tea? why did I decide to write that in the title? I'm not sure .... maybe it's because that is one of the few things keeping me going lately - iced tea, the fact that I'm getting paid for all of this crazy-ness, and the fact that it's almost over! (dance recital btw, for those who don't know) So yeah ... iced tea is good. Yesterday I had this green tea stuff with honey ... yummy. And it was in a glass bottle! Hooray for being green! :P
Monday, May 4, 2009
Today… is Monday, May 3rd, 2009.
Outside my window… I see green grass!!! Yay!!! it's cloudy and it's supposed to rain today.
I am thinking… that I woke up way too early today.
I am thankful for… great books - and good fiction books that help my mind to rest for awhile.
I am wearing… a K-State t-shirt, jeans, a cherry print skirt and striped socks!
I am reading… John, Psalms, The Idiot's Guide to Calculus, Barron's English Lit. Guide and Just Above A Whisper by Lori Wick (a Christian romance novel, used only to get my mind off of school for a little bit)
I am creating… lots and lots of dance costumes for the recital.
One of my favorite things… baking - I made some cookies and muffins for a bake sale this weekend! It was fun.
For education this week… Study English Lit. and Calculus. Get through Shakespeare. Learn the integral.
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning ... to stay on top of my schedule - and cooking.
A spiritual lesson I’m learning… to make understanding and wisdom close friends.
A godly character trait I plan to work on… to respect my Mom (but it has been a lot better lately!)
Scripture I am memorizing… Hopefully this week I can memorize Psalms 122
I am praying for… my future husband. That I dance my best at the dance recital.
For the rest of the week… sew! (we have to finish everything this week - scary!) dance (have to practice hard!) and study if I have time.
A picture I’d like to share ... babysitting - I do it every now and again, and it's a lot of fun. :) This is Alexa and I.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Today… is Monday, April 27, 2009.
Outside my window… I can hear birds, see green grass ... and it looks like rain.
I am thinking… what music should I listen to? I need to learn about derivatives today.
I am thankful for… good food, the fact that I can learn!
I am wearing… my black Creation Museum tshirt, a green sweatshirt, ballet sweatpants and knee-high striped socks. (still in my pajamas :P )
I am reading… John, a book on the prayer life of Jesus by Charles Spurgeon, my English Lit. study book.
I am creating… a letter to my friend Jacey.
One of my favorite things… sewing! (have been sewing dance recital costume recently!)
For education this week… Study English Lit. and Calculus ... hopefully I can master the derivative this week!
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning ... how to be more organized.
A spiritual lesson I’m learning… to not judge lest I be judged.
A godly character trait I plan to work on… to have a meek and quiet spirit.
Scripture I am memorizing… Hopefully this week I can memorize Matthew 6:25-34
I am praying for… the dance recital - that all goes well. That work doesn't get any more stressful for my Dad.
For the rest of the week… study, sew, dance, read! listen to good music and maybe a podcast.
A picture I’d like to share ... from Family Week! (where we were ... that's why I didn't post) from left to right - Naomi, Sarah, me, Abigail (Abigail and Naomi are sisters) They are all from Colorado! We had fun :)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
But we are having a fabulous trip - we are at a campground at Ken Lake State Park near Aurora Kentucky. I have two of my really good friends here, and their families, which are just awesome. When I get together with these friends, we like to dance! We do Hebraic dancing and it is so much fun to be able to dance with my friends and praise Yahweh at the same time! Like Psalm 150 verse 4 says ''Praise Him with tambourine and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!'' Lots of dancing, food, laughing, talking, walking ... it's been really great. I will post a link to a photo album of our trip as I get them all organized (on my to-do list for tonight).
Another exciting thing planned - we are going to be going to the Creation Museum on Saturday!!! I am sooo excited for that! :D After knowing about it before they even broke ground on it, and getting AiG's updates and everything, it will be amazing to see. *can't wait!*
I will leave you with a video that was recently put out by the school I am attending for college! Hopefully if you all ever had any questions about it, this will answer them. (Although, I think that most of the people, few though they are, that read my blog, are my friends from College Plus! :P haha)
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I was reading in a 30 day devotional book by George Muller on Faith, how to get closer to God. We need to dwell on Spiritual things - build up treasures in Heaven, not treasures on earth. The only way we are going to get closer to God is if we glorify Him in everything we do, and concentrate on Heavenly rewards vs. earthly rewards. Am I doing that? I'm not sure I am.
So, with that, I am resolving to dwell on Heavenly things from here on out in my blog (and in other aspects of my life), and for the blog to not be all about me (even though I haven't been too overly ''all about me''). Yes, it is my blog, but I think that I could post things which would be more glorifying to God and less glorifying to myself, which is what needs to happen. ''More of You and less of me.'' right?
Monday, March 30, 2009
Today… is Monday, March 30, 2009.
Outside my window… It's cloudy and looks like snow.
I am thinking… how I wish my back didn't hurt - and about a good way to tell a friend something.
I am thankful for… my friends who care so much
I am wearing… my vegan shoes, green striped socks, a long blue jean skirt, a grey long sleeved shirt with a white 3/4 length shirt on top.
I am reading… The Bible. 30 devotional book my George Muller on Faith
I am creating… High School graduation invites! (if anyone has any good idea, let me know)
One of my favorite things… musica
For education this week… hopefully take the Principles of Marketing CLEP on Friday
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning … laundry
A spiritual lesson I’m learning… to trust in God.
A godly character trait I plan to work on… to respect my parents
Scripture I am memorizing… Psalm 121 in Spanish!
I am praying for… some friends of mine, who are more than friends with each other, outside of their parents wishes. (may lead to marriage kind of scary)
For the rest of the week… study study study. rest and let my back heal.
A picture I’d like to share ... August (the mare) Napoleon (the colt) oh how I miss my horses ... isn't he cute though?!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Today… is Monday, March 23, 2009.
Outside my window… it's cloudy and it's supposed to rain later on.
I am thinking… of all the things I have to do - and about this weekend! (I get to meet some good friends!)
I am thankful for… oranges. Friends. The Bible. music
I am wearing… still in my pajamas - haha. a tye-dye t-shirt I made, dark blue fuzzy sweatpants, and white socks
I am reading… John, Psalms, ''Heaven'' by Randy Alcorn, ''The Purity Principle'' by Randy Alcorn, and a devotional on Faith by George Muller (my hero)
I am creating… nothing at the present - but later today I'm going to be sewing some pointe shoe ribbons for a friend of mine.
One of my favorite things… friends. family. music. chocolate
For education this week… keep studying hard for American Government CLEP and Marketing CLEP. Hopefully I can take them next Friday.
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning … trying to get better at not burning food. :P
A spiritual lesson I’m learning… to trust in God. No matter what.
A godly character trait I plan to work on… to have a meek and quiet spirit.
Scripture I am memorizing… Psalm 121 in Spanish!
I am praying for… my family and friends. that UNCRC won't get passed. Elizabeth!!! for her back/neck stiffness so her life can get back to normal.
For the rest of the week… study study study. be a good dance teacher. be a good sister, daughter, friend.
A picture I’d like to share ... two of my three little brothers in a redwood tree in California. What amazing creation! And my brothers are so cute, aren't they? ;)
Sunday, March 22, 2009
''This poses a serious threat both to parental rights and to U.S. sovereignty, as the UNCRC dictates not only that the federal government must intrude into the family sphere to an unprecedented degree, but also how the federal government is to monitor and govern the actions of our families. Parental rights would be replaced by "the best interests of the child" as defined, ultimately, by an international committee of 18 people in Switzerland.'' (from the website listed below)
The actual document is here if you want to read 15 pages of a UN treaty.
Basically, this treaty would allow the children to have a ''right to be heard'' - allowing children to take their parents to court and to choose their own religion. Parents would not be able to spank their children, would not be allowed to home school them, and would have to teach them that all religions are the truth.
You can read lots more about it and you can sign the petition at http://www.parentalrights.org/