Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Good evening! Well I guess we are expecting 17-22 more inches of snow here! That'll be fun! Well I really haven't been up to a lot today. So here are some random pictures. Hope you like them. :)

<---This is one that I really like. It's obviously not what I looked like today! But it's cute. Isn't it?

<---I think this is really cute to! And here are some more pictures by Norman Rockwell.

<-Coca-Cola. It's good, but Dr. Pepper is better!) :)

(Coffee...that's good stuff! )

<---A calendar front. Isn't it pretty?

<---I thought this was funny.

<---A penmanship book.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

~*Trials and the Lord's help*~

Here is a quote and some verses that I think are a great help.

The Great Exchange

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously without reproach, and it will be given to him.

James 1:2-5


Blessed is a man who preserves under trial; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

James 1:12


In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials.

1 Peter 1:6


And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;

Romans 8:26


And He said to me, " My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

2 Corinthians 12:9


Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10


For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.

Hebrews 4:15


The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:2


Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Isaiah 55:6


Monday, February 26, 2007


Good evenin' y'all! (Have you noticed how i like to say that?)
Wow! Since Friday we've gotten a lot of snow! I love it! It makes me feel all cozy and makes me want to stay inside and cuddle up with a blanket on the couch, watching the snow fall! :)
Saturday was my mom's birthday so we had Katie and her man (a.k.a my brother) over. :)
And then Sunday church was canceled so we had to stay home *sigh*. That evening Katie and C came over and helped Ana and E make a snow fort. I took the pictures. :) After that we got to have snow ice cream and popcorn and all that good stuff! So here are a couple pictures from that evening. And if you wish to see more about what happened on my mom's birthday you can just go to Katie's blog and she's got some pictures of it, or if you want to see about the snow fort Ana has some pictures as well.

<---This is my footprint in the snow.

<---The zipper to my coat.

<---This is the snowblower with C's coat on it. I thought it looked cool. :)

<---Our lamp, but i like it because of the icicle.

<---Our lamp. :)

<---Our snow-covered bench.

Sunday, February 25, 2007


Good Sunday morning ya'll! Here is a song that I really like. And I thought it would go quite well with our snow outside. :) But also because it's got some good words. So read it, don't sing it. :)

Whiter than Snow

Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul;
Break down ev'ry idol, cast out ev'ry foe;
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow-
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, look down from Thy throne in the skies,
And help me to make a complete sacrifice;
I give up myself, and whatever I know,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow-
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly entreat,
I wait, blessed Lord, at Thy crucified feet;
By faith, for my cleansing I see Thy blood flow,
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow-
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

Lord Jesus, Thou see-est I patiently wait;
Come now, and within me a new heart create;
To those who have sought Thee, Thou never saidst "No:"
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow-
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.

WORDS: James Nicholson, c. 1828-1876
MUSIC: William G. Fischer, 1835-1912

Psalm 2

Why are the nations in an uproar
And the peoples devising a vain thing?

The kings of the earth take their stand
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the LORD and against His
Anointed, saying,

"Let us tear their fetters apart
And cast away their cords from us!"

He who sits in the heavens laughs,
The Lord scoffs at them.

Then He will speak to them in His anger
And terrify them in His fury, saying,

"But as for Me, I have installed My King
Upon Zion, My holy mountain."

I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
He said to Me, 'You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.

'Ask of Me, and I will surely give the
nations as Your in inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as
Your possession.

'You shall break them with a rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like earthenware.' "

Now therefore, O kings, who discernment;
Take warnings, O judges of the earth.

Worship the LORD with reverence
And rejoice with trembling.

Do homage to the Son,
that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!


Saturday, February 24, 2007


The First Snow-Fall

The snow had begun in the gloaming,
And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.

Every pine and fir and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
Was ridged inch deep with pearl.

-James Russell Lowell, from The First Snow-Fall-
-from Favorite Poems, pg 63-64-

White Fields

In the winter time we go
Walking in the fields of snow;

Where there is no grass at all;
Where the top of every wall,

Every fence and every tree,
Is as white as white can be.

Pointing out the way we came,

Everyone of them the same-

All across the fields there be
Prints in silver filigree;

And our mothers always know,
By our footprints in the snow,

Where the children go.

-James Stephens-
Favorite Poems, pg. 66-

Velvet Shoes

Let us walk in the white snow
In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet and slow,
At tranquil pace,
Under veils of white lace.

I shall go shod in silk,
And you in wool,
White as a white cow's milk,
More beautiful
Than the breast of a gull.

We shall walk through the still town
In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
Upon silver fleece,
Upon softer than these.

We shall walk in velvet shoes:
Wherever we go
Silence will fall like dews
On white silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.

-Elinor Wylie-
Favorite Poems, pg. 66-67-

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

The little horse must think it queerr
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely and dark and deep
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.

-Robert Frost-
Favorite Poems, pg. 67-

Wintry Day

Wintry Day! frosty day!
God a cloak on all doth lay.
On the earth the snow He sheddeth,
O'er the lamb the fleece He spreadeth,
gives the bird a coat of feather
To protect it from the weather.

-Author Unknown-
Favorite Poems For The Children's Hour, pg. 168-


Out of the bosom of the air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodland brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-
Favorite Poems For The Children's Hour, pg. 169-


Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:7

He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.

Psalm 147:16

Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.

Proverbs 25:13

Like snow in the summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 26:1

She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Proverbs 31:21

"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.

Isaiah 1:18

And His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire;

Revelation 1:14

Friday, February 23, 2007


Hello! Here are some pictures from what happened during my day today. :)

<---My brother E and I were playing Monopoly, and at this point I'm winning. ( My spot is on the bottom) :) But in the end I lost. *sigh* :)


(This is the sausage gravy that we put over the biscuits. Mmmmm good stuff!)

(below: This is what it looks like together. And an egg. )

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

-1 Corinthians 13:4-7-
-from the NKJ-

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My Room Projects

Good afternoon y'all!
Here is a look at what I did this afternoon.

<---This is a little something I made in my room. (If you want a closer view just click on it.)

<---This is a little cloth/blanket I was making to go into the back of a little shelf that I bought at our secondhand store.

<---This is the little shelf. :)

<---And this is my shelf after I put something in it and put it on the wall. :)

<---And this is a close up view of what is inside the little shelf. :)


I am not what I ought to be.
I am not what I wish to be.
I am not even what I hope to be.
But by the cross of Christ,
I am not what I was.

-John Newton, from Follow Me, pg. 54-

"Love is a feeling of the mind as much as of the heart; it concerns the will as much as the emotions; it describes the deliberate effort that we can make only with the help of God.
In short, love is not an emotion, but an action. Love is the things we do...and hold back from doing. And love is a decision. Love is an act of the will. Plus, praise God, we have His help in showing forth His fruit of the Spirit, His love, in our hearts and our lives when we look to Him (Galatians 5:22)!

-Elizabeth George, from A Young Woman After God's Own Heart, pg. 115-

Monday, February 19, 2007

Chai Tea

Here are a few pictures of what I did today.

<---This is the cane sugar and vanilla drying so I can make Chai Tea. (Chai Tea is the BEST!) :)

I forgot to take pictures of it when I was mixing the rest of the ingredients together and when I was blending it. Sorry. So here are pictures of what it looks like in the jars. :)

<---This is the back of the "Ball" jar.

The Great Exchange

Here is a quote from a book my sister, Ana, got me that is really good!

"When we spend time with Christ, He supplies us with strength and encourages us in the pursuit of His ways. I call this time with God 'the great exchange.' Away from the world and hidden from public view, I exchange...

my weariness for His strength,
my weakness for His power,
my darkness for His light,
my problems for His solutions,
my burdens for His freedom,
my frustrations for His peace,
my turmoil for His calm,
my hopes for His promises,
my afflictions for His balm of comfort,
my questions for His answers,
my confusion for His knowledge,
my doubt for His assurance,
my nothingness for His awesomeness,
the temporal for the eternal, and
the impossible for the possible!"

-Elizabeth George, from A Young Woman After God's Own Heart, pg 25-26-

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Morning! Here is one of my favorite hymns. It has a melancholy sort of tune that sounds really cool. I can't obviously give you the music for it but you can look it up for yourself and see. :) Well I hope that you have a great Christ-filled Sunday looking to Christ for all your needs. And may He be glorified in all you say and do.

The King Shall Come

The King shall come when morning dawns and light triumphant breaks;
when beauty gilds the eastern hills and life to joy awakes.

Not as of old, a little child, to bear, and fight, and die,
but crowned with glory like the sun that lights the morning sun.

The King shall come when morning dawns and earth's dark night is past;
O haste the rising of that morn, the day that e'er shall last.

Then let the endless bliss begin, by weary saints foretold,
when right shall triumph over wrong, and right shall be extolled.

The King shall come when morning dawns and light and beauty brings:
Hail, Christ the Lord! Your people pray, come quickly, King of kings.

WORDS: Ancient Greek hymn; tr. John Brownlie, 1907
MUSIC: Traditional American melody; Kentucky Harmony, Part Second, 1813

Psalm 1

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.

He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.

The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.

-From the NAS Bible-

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saturday Pizza

Hey! Here is the pizza that I made. mmmmm...yummy stuff.. and the other stuff is bread sticks. :)

Before it was cooked ---

After it was cooked---

My Prayer for Purity

My Prayer for Purity


I give You all the desires of my heart--
may You bring them into line with
Your perfect will.

I give You my mind--
may it be filled with thoughts that could be brought
into Your holy presence.

I give You my mouth--
may I speak only that which honors You,
encouraging others, and reveals a pure heart.

I give you my body--
may I keep my body pure so that it is
a holy and honorable vessel, fit for Your use.

I give You my friendships with young men--
may I set my heart on purity.
May You have authority over all my passions.

I give myself afresh to You--

Take my life and let it be
ever, always, pure for Thee.

-Elizabeth George-
A Young Woman After God's Own Heart , pg 204-

Friday, February 16, 2007

Friday Blast!

Hey! Today my sister, Ana, and I went over to the house of a dear friend. Here are a few pictures of what was going on there!
Thanks for the marvelous time N!

<---This is P on the chair with her balloon.

<---Dr. Pepper... gotta love it!

<---P's glasses.

<---Our game of Dutch Blitz. A vunderful gut game. :)

<---E's tiny foot. :)

<---L's little baby hand.

<---L's fuzzy little head! Isn't he adorable?!

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Here are some more pictures of some things from my room and some things that I've been working on.

<---A glass girl that is actually made to hold perfume and I just made a skirt to go on top of the skirt it had orignally.

<--- A picture called "Going out".

<---And another called "The Model".

<---An afghan that I'm working. Like Katie's.

Some quotes that I really like

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so
Much seek to be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

-St. Francis of Assisi, from Extreme Devotion, pg 14-

I asked for strength--
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom--
and God gave me problems to solve.

I asked for prosperity--
and God gave me brain and brawn to work.

I asked for courage--
and God gave me dangers to overcome.

I asked for love--
and God gave me opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted--
I received everything I needed.

My prayer has been answered.

-From the family of Michael Job, an Indian Christian Medical Student who was killed in June of 1999 because of his father's evangelistic activities.-
-from Extreme Devotion, pg 273-

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Random pictures :)

Good morning y'all!
Here are a few random pictures from my house :)

<---A little blue vase in front of our window. Isn't it pretty?

"...but let me give to Him not what I value least, but what I prize and delight in most." ~Elizabeth Prentiss,"Stepping Heavenward"~

<---My little blue cup. Can you tell what my favorite color is? ha-ha

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." -C.S."Jack" Lewis-

Monday, February 12, 2007


Hello fellow bloggers. Welcome to my blog. I've decided to give blogging a try. I want to post various quotes, Bible verses, poems, photos, and parts of songs that are encouraging to me. I want them to be encouraging to you too. Feel free to leave comments. My main purpose for blogging is Soli Deo Gloria ("to the glory of God alone").