Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Award

I just received the:


Thank you Jacob! :)

It's a Wonderful Life

It's about that time of year now and the school play is "It's a Wonderful Life". It's one of my favorite movies. So, I went to the auditions and I waited and waited as lots and lots of people tried out. But while I was sitting on that cool school hallway floor I got to thinking about all the things that I would have to do this summer and fall. Do I really want to add a play into that equation? I called my mom. She agreed with me and we decided that it would be best not to do it. So I waited until the next group of people left the room and I slipped in real quick.
"Mrs. B.?"
"Yes."
"Well, I've been thinking about the whole play and all the stuff that I have to do this summer and my parents and I were thinking that maybe it wouldn't be such a good idea for me to go out for it."
"Are you sure?"
"Yea."
"Well... could you maybe just read this part with Chris real quick?"
"I suppose."
I went and got Chris and we practiced real quick in a side room and then came out and did it for her.

"That was really good!"

"Thanks." I blushed slightly.

"Now, you do know that George and Mary in the play have to kiss."

I stopped. ERR!

"Is that all right with both of you?"

"I can't kiss anybody Mrs. B. I'm sorry"

"Okay, well then would you consider the part of Mrs. Bailey, George's Mom?"

"I...that...I'd have to talk to my parents."

"Well that is fine, why don't you give me a call tomorrow and let me know. Okay?

"I can do that. Thank you."

I left.

The next day the director called me up and asked me to come in and read opposite some guys just to see how we do. So, I showed up and did what she wanted and afterward I talked to her, she explained to me that George and Mary kissing wasn't a very big issue and that they just wanted to get the right two people for the parts, she said they could work around it. I said all right and went home. Now I was gonna have to wait 2 WHOLE DAYS to find out what part I got. When I got home I explained it all to Mom and Dad and we prayed about it. I prayed and prayed and asked the Lord to help me have the right attitude no matter what part I got.

I waited...



and waited...



Until this morning when I got a phone call...



It was the director...


"Hello this is Leah."

"Leah, this is Mrs. B."

"Hello."

"Mrs. V. and I have been talking constantly and thinking things over... and we wanted to ask you..."

I gulped...

"we wanted to ask you if you would be all right if we gave you the part of..."

I prayed, Lord Jesus please help me to have the right attitude about this.

"The part of.....


Mary Hatch"

I was stunned!

"Umm.. yea! That would be great."

"Well, we just wanted to make sure it was still all right with you and your parents."

"Yea, it's great with us!"


Thank you Jesus!

Monday, May 25, 2009

If you have a bit of time stop and listen to the Victor Borge Phonetic Punctuation on my music player. It's hilarious!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Borg are coming!!

Since the measure of angle BOC is a central angle...

"What was that noise?" Mom asked Ethan in the dinning room.
I ignored her and kept on reading.
Since the measure of angle BOC is a central angle, we know that...
I looked up just in time to see the clock shut off on the VCR and the lights turn off.

Ach, the power went out again. I ignored it and continued my math. I figured it would turn on sooner or later, it can't be that serious.
Since the measure of angle BOC is a central angle, we know that the measure of angle BOC...
Then out of no where Ethan comes running into the living room with the dog under his arm screaming at the top of his lungs.
"The borg are coming!!!" I rolled my eyes. Great.
"AWW!!! We are all gonna DIE!" He picked up the phone and tried to turn it on pushing the call button repeatedly. He runs over to the front door and tries to open the UNLOCKED door. He continues to scream. He then proceeded to back himself into the hall closet with the phone in hand screaming "The borg are coming!"
"Ethan, be quite and be careful with the dog." I frowned and turned back to my school. So much drama!
I hear the door close and the dogs collar jingle as she runs for her house.
"Mom, where is Ethan going?" I asked.
"He's going outside to mow the lawn with dad."
"Okay." I once again turned back to my math.
Since the measure of angle BOC is a central angle, we know that the measure of angle BOC is equal to the measure of...
I hear the door open and screams once more invade my math "The BORG ARE COMING!"
I see him run into the living room breathing heavily (for a more dramatic effect I figured).
"Not really, but seriously... you should see the huge branch that just fell from the neighbors tree and took out the power line."
I rolled my eyes. First the borg now the tree taking out a power line. What next?! The Wicked Witch of the West?
"Are you serious Ethan?" Mom asked him gently.
"I'm serious, come look at it!"
Ah for goodness sake am I ever going to be able to finish my sentence?!
I grunted and took out my earphones, put down my math book and computer and put on my flip-flops. I picked up my camera from the drawer (of course :P) and continued outside.
"I don't see it." I said flatly.
"It's over here in the alleyway." He ran ahead of me. I walked slowly down the steps, the wind blowing fiercely against me. (Wind gusts up to 52 mph.) Well it was the right kind of weather for the Wicked Witch to come and than maybe she could take me to Neverland so that I could look for Bambi who is trying to find Pooh who is lost in Sydney Australia. Hey if the Borg get to invade my house why can't the Wicked Witch? :)
I turned and sure enough. There was a massive branch in the alleyway.
Good grief! He wasn't kidding. I could see a cop talking to my dad and the neighbor lady as they surveyed the damage. Well at least I know why I lost my Internet connection and why the phone is dead.
Ethan ran ahead always ready for a new challenge. I snapped a picture quick and went over to my mom who was now talking to the other neighbor lady.
"It's just unbelievable!" The neighbor lady started. "It landed exactly between the shed and the close line pool, it even went OVER the rhubarb."
I chuckled. I wanted to tell her that God has pretty good aim. :) I kept my mouth shut.
I left the little group of ladies and went over near the tree. My dad said that it was all right to come closer because they found the wire that had snapped and they had shut the power off. I thought it was already out? All well. :) So I came closer and it was amazing!! I mean it looked like someone was just peeling a banana or something very easy. It was a very clean cut and the color and texture of the wood actually reminded me of turkey or chicken meat. That's pretty bad when trees start looking like food hu? hehe. But just looking at it made me stand in awe at the wonderful power of our God. He made sure that the wind blew at exactly the right time and that the tree went down at the exact spot even down to the last centimeter. Wow! Plus He even protected the little rhubarb plant underneath. What an awesome God we have!
So in the end the borg didn't actually come, and the Wicked Witch didn't show either. Bummer. Plus I didn't finish my school. Another bummer. :P But what we did get was another display of God's awesomeness! His total and absolute control over everything. And if He can control the weather, can't He take care of my problems? Isn't He strong enough to deal with my piddly little dealings? I can assuredly say YES! He can! I am SO thankful that I serve such a powerful and loving God. I am glad that I don't have to depend on a little wooden statue to keep me safe. I honestly can't see a little wooden figure keeping that tree branch in it's place. :) I'd say that this is much more exciting than math. Wouldn't you say? :)


You might have to click on a couple of these pictures so that you can see them better.


Dad, Mom, Ethan and a couple of the other neighbors helped clean up the mess. I would have helped but I had to get ready for work. Bummer.
Can you even see the little line that broke? :)The indestructible rhubarb.No, that's not rain. It's dirt that the wind picked up. Nasty I know!
An odd name for a church right? Well that's what I thought. The first time I saw it I didn't stop to think that the M.E. actually stood for something else, I just thought it was the "First me church." Yea, that's my blond side coming out there. But when you really think about it a lot of churches are really just that. It's all about the people. It's all about what makes "me" feel good. It's about what I want and what I can get out of it. How wrong is that?! Going to church is NOT about "me". It's about GOD! It's about bringing glory to the One that is absolutely deserving of it. It's about digging into His Word and learning more about Him. It's about being with fellow Christians and encouraging them in the way of God. And that's only a few of the things. The list goes on and on, but "It's about me" is not on that list. Is what I'm trying to say making any sense? Please, leave a comment and let me know what your thoughts are on this subject. I'd love to hear.


Just a quick side note... It got up to 97 degrees yesterday (19th) and last Sunday morning (17th) it was 33 degrees. Just another reason why I love Minnesota! :P

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Due to the economy...

I think I will stop looking for a vehicle and just get a horse. I mean why not?
You don't have to pay for gas. You get automatic heated seats. They actually respond to you. They don't rattle when you go over the railroad tracks. They don't die at stoplights. Your parking space is a lot smaller. You get to hear the melodious sound of their hooves clippety cloppiting on the road instead of the clankety clank of the muffler hitting the bottom of your car. You can decorate it however you'd like and you won't get in trouble for having objects obstructing your view. You can't get a speeding ticket. If you need air conditioning, ride faster. You can't lock your keys in it while it's running...ehem...moving on. :P You can't loose your keys because you don't have any. Plus, hardly anybody else has one!
What more could you want?!
Being that I posted about some boisterous frogs yesterday I figured I would continue with a little creature that some how found it's way into our house. A little creepy I'd say. But now that it is gone and free and somewhere outside our house I can now return to my geometry...

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Sing Frog Sing!

All the little dots in the water are frogs. It's not a very good picture because it doesn't show you how many there were! They were SOOO loud!I must warn you that these little guys are pretty loud!
So you might want to adjust your volume. :)
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s a light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

Refrain

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion—
For more than conquerors we are!

Refrain

His Word shall not fail you—He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well:
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!

Refrain


Helen H. Lemmel, 1864-1961

Friday, May 15, 2009

Okay, so normally I don't like posting pictures of muah but... I just got a new haircut/trim and I got some more bangs and I am very fond of them... so I thought I would post it and show ya'll.

Hm... a bit of an odd one to start with but I like the way that my bangs look in this picture. I hope it doesn't sound to awkward and I don't mean to boast but I like the color of my eyes in this one. Is that a bad thing to say?
This second picture kinda shows you how long my hair is getting. I am sooo happy. It goes down to about the bottom my shoulder blades. YEAH!

Friday, May 8, 2009

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Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Text: William Williams, 1717-1791; trans. from the Welsh by Peter Williams and the author


 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
hold me with thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me till I want no more;
feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain,
whence the healing stream doth flow;
let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
be thou still my strength and shield;
be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside;
death of death and hell's destruction,
land me safe on Canaan's side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee;
I will ever give to thee.