Friday, August 28, 2009

Finished


I finished Kingdom's Edge and have started Kingdom's Call! Kingdom's Edge was really good, of course. I don't want to give anything away so I won't say anything about it! Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Weird

One day we were having BBQ sandwiches. I was putting BBQ sauce on my bun, not paying attention, and I made a bat out of the sauce. Honestly I wasn't paying attention. I showed it to my mom and she's the one that recognized it as a bat. Then my whole family wanted to see so I decided to take pics and post it! It's labeled BBQ sauce art.

Tagged

Thank you Eldarwen for tagging me!

I must ask this one, are you obsessed with LoTR? No, I am a fan but not obsessed.

~VS~
Elves vs. Humans?
Elves

Elves vs. Hobbits?
Elves

Elves vs. Dwarves?
Elves

Elves vs. Ents?
Elves

Humans vs. Hobbits?
Hobbits

Humans vs. Dwarves?
Well, if you were talking about Gimli alone I would say Dwarves but since you mean all Dwarves in general I must say Humans.

Humans vs. Ents?
Humans

Hobbits vs. Dwarves?
Hobbits

Hobbits vs. Ents?
Hobbits

Ents vs. Dwarves?
Dwarves

Arwen vs. Éowyn?
Way to hard I like both!

Aragorn vs. Legolas
Aragorn

Arwen vs. Aragorn
Both

Frodo vs. Sam?
Sam

Merry vs. Pippin
Pippin

Elrond vs. Galadriel
Galadriel

Faramir vs. Boromir?
Faramir

Éowyn vs. Éomer?
Eowyn

Sauron vs. Saruman
Sauron

Rivendell vs. Lothlorien?
Way to hard again, both!

Gondor vs. Rohan?
Both!

Mordor vs. Isengard?
Mordor

I tag:

Celede

Merilwen

Elrania

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

God Bless America.. Can we really say

"God Bless America", can we really say?

Have we raised a nation today

That hates it when God receives glory and praise?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

When we’ve banned him from schools, and most public places,

"God Bless America", can we really say?

When our nation has forgotten our founding day?

When the colors of red, white and blue,

Mean nothing more then a party or two?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

Is anything worth blessing in our country today?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

When the church has forgotten its roles just the same?

"God Bless America", can we really say?

When we vote for leaders who don’t follow Gods ways

“God Bless America”, can we really say?

When our nation is no longer Christian today

"God Bless America", can we really say?

For does “The Star Spangled Banner” not say:

Then Conquer we must, for our cause it is just—

And this be our motto—“In God do we trust”

All we can do is bow on our knees

And pray to God for great mercy.

We’ve raised up a nation that curses His name,

Forgets His blessings, and flings ‘side His ways,

Our nation does not deserved to be blessed,

For it has forgotten the ways of the past

Did we not learn from history’s time

What happens to nations who fling God aside?

So "God Bless America", can we really say?

That is the question I ask you today.

-Written by Katie, Inspired by Allison.

My friend ,Katie, gave me permission to put this on my blog! Thanks Katie! I think it's amazing, well done!

School


Well, we've started school! (If you haven't read my profile, I'm a homeschooler! :D) We've started light on the subjects. Right now we're doing Math, I'm in Pre-Algebra, English, Wordly Wise, and History, right now we're doing Egypt. Later on we're going to start Literary Lessons from The Lord of the Rings, I'm excited about this one, Memory course, Spanish, Science, Spelling,Writing,and Photography. Next week we are planning on starting the rest of the subjects. Happy schooling to you all!

Books I'm Reading

Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris is excellent! I read it with my jaw open amazed at the low expectations these days! It's a must read! :)
A Young Woman's Walk with God by Elizabeth George has been really good! I definitely recommend reading it!

I'm really enjoying Pride a Prejudice by Jane Austen.The BBC movie is really similar to the book so far.



Kingdom's Dawn, Hope, and Edge by Chuck Black are awesome books! I've read kingdom's Dawn and Hope and am now working on Kingdom's Edge. I am loving these books! If you're looking for adventure these are it, although they're easy reads they're awesome!

A Young Maiden's Daybook

Today…
August 25, 2009

Outside my window…
A beautiful morning

I am thinking…
About.... um.. I'm not really thinking! lol

I am thankful for…
school... I know, I know, you're probably thinking WHAT!

I am wearing…
Night cloths

I am reading…

Kingdom's Edge I think it's called... it's really good!

I am creating…
Nothing at the moment

One of my favorite things…

Picasa

For education this week…
History... Egypt and other subjects.

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning …

Education

A spiritual lesson I’m learning…
Don't be selfish

A godly character trait I plan to work on…
Selfishness

Scripture I am memorizing…

????

I am praying for…
Family and Friends

For the rest of the week…
School and outside activities.. such as Choir! **yikes**

A picture I’d like to share…

(I didn't take this pic, but wouldn't that be fun to go through it?! ;D)

If you would like to learn more about A Young Maidens Daybook click HERE!

Friday, August 21, 2009

ANTHONY

Anthony and me at our house! Anthony is my two year old nephew! This was the first time I had seen him since April.
Isn't he so cute!
Anthony playing pool!
Anthony and me at the pool! He loved the water!

Chuck E. Cheeses had a play set thing, and boy did he like it! I had to go through it with him around 10-15 times.
Anthony with a mouse nose! *Ahh....*
This is my mom playing an intense game at Chuck .E Cheeses!
He had sooooo much fun at Chuck E. Cheeses!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tagged

Thanks Calico Zak for tagging me!
who is your favorite male fictional character and what book is he in?(Only One)
Ah, that's a hard one! Leinad from Kingdom's Hope.

Who is you favorite female fictional character and what book is she in?(Only One)
Tess from Kingdom''s Hope!

Who is you favorite author and what is your favorite book/series by him/her?
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings.

If you are writing a book, answer this question: What is your favorite character from one of your books/series?
hm.... I get back to you on that one.


If you are not writing a book answer this question: Who is your favorite character in a book you knowsomeone else is writing?
?????

Any other favorites you want to mention?
Nope

Least favorite character from a book you read?
The bad knight in Kingdom's Hope

Thirty things about me:
1. I have natural highlights.

2. I've never been stung by a bee or wasp.
3. I've broken my arms five times instead! lol
4. I'm extremely afraid of wasps! *Yikes*
5. I am weird.
6. I think y'all already now this but I really like to read.
7. I actually do have a comfort zone! *Gasp*
8. I want to go to France, England, Scotland, and New Zealand.
9. I would be prefer to watch a movie rather than a show.
10. Amazing Grace is my favorite song by far!
11. I like medieval type books.
12. My favorite time of the year is Winter.
13. I love to be in the kitchen.
14. I'm part Irish. I know I know, Why do you want to go to Scotland if you're past Irish!
15. I love to decorate.
16. I'm a Jesus Freak
17. My favorite dish is Onion Chicken.
18. I really like chocolate.... who doesn't? lol
19. I LOVE comments!!!
20. I really like playing the piano
21. I like being on the computer
22. I want to play the violin.
23. Photography is awesome!
24. I love being a follower of Christ
25. I'm horrible a
t Math
26.
I just learned a few days ago how to use Picasa.
27. I love picasa!
28. I really don't like schedules.
29. We have a 52 in. TV! Watching Lotr is awesome!
30. I have brown hair.

I tag anyone who wants these!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Awards

I've been having some fun with Picasa! I made the following awards!
The Music Lover award! I award this to: Leah, Josh, and Zac!
The loves to read award! I award this to: Lucie
Maiden of God award! I award this to; Maiden of Purity, Katie, Allison, Moriah, and Leah.
Proud to be a Homeschooler award! I award this one to: Zac, Josh, Callie, Leah, Caleb, Allison,
Katie, and all homeschoolers!
This blog belongs to Christ award! I really like this one! I award this one to: Zac

Monday, August 17, 2009

Biblical Worlview of Narnia


I posted and asked what y'all wanted to hear and mostly everybody said movies. So I am going to share the biblical worldview of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I'm going to answer these questions:

~In Narnia Aslan represents God .... what is he like?

~In Narnia the queen represents the source of evil... what is she like?

~In Narnia how does Aslan deal with evil?

I can already tell you that Narnia has a biblical worldview. How? Well, I've already answered that Aslan represents God, and Jadis is the evil source, in other words she represents Satan. What about man? What is the nature of man in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe? Think back to Edmund... he was willing to have his siblings as his servants for more Turkish delight. He was mean, selfish, disobedient, rebellious, easily angered, and untruthful. Ephesians 2:3 says: among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body, and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. The first part 'passions of our flesh', Edmund was tempted by Turkish delight, being king, and having his siblings as his servants. 'Carrying out the desires of the body, and the mind', he was going to try and bring his siblings to Jadis. Once he got to her house he asked for more Turkish delight. 'And were by nature children of wrath', he was easily angered with his siblings. 'Like the rest of mankind', all of us are like Edmund at times! I'm using Edmund as an example but Peter, Susan, and even sweet Lucy were like him at times. Peter got angry at Edmund many times. Susan got angry at Peter for not leaving Narnia, and Lucy got angry at all her siblings for not believing her. We as human beings, have a sin nature. Romans 3:10 says: None is righteous, no not one.

Okay, back to the three questions. What is Aslan like? He is powerful, majestic, kind, willing to serve others... even if it meant with his life, brave, unselfish, loving, truthful, not easily angered, and many more things. He is truly and picture of Jesus.

What is Jadis like? She is mean, selfish, untruthful, easily angered, a coward, deceitful, and many more things. She truly is a picture of Satan.

How does Aslan deal with evil? Jesus gave his life for you and me, Aslan gave his life for all of Narnia. Aslan defeated evil, just like Jesus defeated Satan. Jesus died for us but rose again therefore defeating Satan. Aslan died for all of Narnia and rose again therefore defeating Jadis. Aslan didn't fear Jadis, but Jadis feared Aslan. Just like Satan feared what Jesus would/could do, but Jesus didn't fear Satan.

So, Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe does have a biblical worldview!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kemah Boardwalk Pics

This is Inverter! This ride was AWESOME!
We didn't take this pic, but this is the boardwalk bullet!
Wipe out is fun if you ride it once, but not twice in a row. (like me) I rode it twice in a row and I didn't feel to great!
Pharaoh's Fury was amazing!
After riding rides for awhile we all took a break and rode the train! Myranda is on the left, I'm in the middle, and Rachel is on the right!
Waiting to go up, up, up! Caleb's in 6, I'm in 5, Josh, the one I'm talking to, is in 4, Zac, my brother, is in 3!
This is when we were going up! It's 140 feet high! Drop Zone is scary! This is when we were falling 140 feet! **Yikes** Caleb rode it 31 times!

Award

Thanks Lindsay for the One Lovely Blog Award! I will award: Maiden of Purity, Lucie, Echos of Mercy, and Marissa. Thanks again Lindsay!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pics from THSC

Thursday- Rachel, Leah and I all wore the same skirts on Thursday, for the CMT meeting! It was really cool. Leah's on the right, Rachel's on the Left, and I'm in the middle!
Friday- After a hard days work, as Pippin would put it, we all went on the water taxi which was really fun!
Josh, one of our really good friends, put three hats on! **laughs**
We were all supposed to be looking and I thought we were. Haha! it's Josh, me, Leah, Rachel, Jaden, then Zac. Josh, Zac and me looked! Way to go us!
Once we got back from the water taxi we all decided to go swimming before we went to bed! It was lots of fun!
Saturday- I'm the one with the gray hat in the background! This was when the kids did all the songs and memory verses for there parents!
KIDS, and TEACHERS, and ASSISTANTS, OH MY!!!
Me in my station!
Zac, my brother, in his station.

The last night there we all decided to go out to eat! **yum**

Posts...again

Okay, I did a post asking what my viewers wanted to hear. Pretty much everyone posted 'movies'. So, what do y'all want to hear about movies? Sorry for the short post!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Hunt for Gollum


The Hunt for Gollum, I stumbled across this on tangle and it sounds pretty good! It is a film that you can only watch online. You may be thinking "wait they're copy catting The lord of the Rings", well they aren't. It is inspired by The Lord of the Rings and is about Aragorn's search for Gollum! It is only 38 minutes, but I was wondering if any of you have seen it?! Here is a link to there website. (click here) You don't have to pay anything to watch it! *YAY*

A lot of Clips/Trailers

This is a video of The Passion of the Christ. It is a bit bloody, just to warn you.



This is a video of The Lord of the Rings



Another video of The Lord of the Rings



This is a really funny video about homeschoolers, called A Homeschool Family.



This is a video called Delilah (the Sampson version) by Tim Hawkins.



This is a trailer of Come What May.



This is one of my FAVORITE films! It's a trailer for Pamela's Prayer.



This is a trailer of The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry. It will be coming to the theater on September 18th!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kemah Boardwalk

YYYYEEEEAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I have lived in Texas all my life and never been to Kemah Boardwalk, a place similar to an amusement park! We live around 30 minutes away from Kemah and I have really been wanting to go. We are going tomorrow with some friends from our church. Here is as link to there website! Here are there rides! We are going to have a lot of fun! I will try to get some pics plus the Boardwalk Bullet!! YAY!

I'm Back

Well, as the title said "I'm back"!!!!! The conference was fantastic! Well, I didn't really go to the actual conference, I worked for the children's program (CMT- Children's Ministries of Texas), but I did here Rick Perry (Gov. of Texas) , Voddie Baucham (Author of What he must be... if he wants to marry my daughter and other books), and Sally Clarkson (Host of Whole Hearted Mother Retreat) speak at THSC. Eruanna aksed what THSC stands for? it stands for Texas Home School Coalition. I was a teacher at CMT and I really enjoyed it. I had 16 children in my section and there were 750 approx. in all. (I know... WHOA!!!) It was fun, but lets just say I was really tired at the end of the day! :) I got some pics and will try to post them soon. Well, gotta run!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Leaving for THSC

Tomorrow morning (August 6th) we will be leaving for THSC! *YEAH* I wont be posting for 3-4 days,*DARN*, but when we get back I will try to post about it and other things. I will also try to get some pics! Talk to ya then! Oh, what do you think of my background and header?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hadassah

This is Hadassah, my adorable 1 year old black poodle, before she's groomed!
This is Hadassah, my adorable 1 year old black poodle, after she's groomed!
She doesn't look the same does she?!
 
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