Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
~W. Von Goethe
Friday, November 28, 2008
Ben standing so long, my feet are killing me.
Dishes the Pilot speaking.
Rita good book lately?
This one is for Mercy and Anna -
Abby birthday to you!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I realize that the bigger tournaments for the older children are close at hand. Finally, I have chosen a duo for my sister and me. We'll be doing the classic, "Cheaper by the dozen." Yeah, that should be fun to act out. My plan is to write it and perform it Tuesday night for our Speech Club. This speech will be done soon. So long now.
Thank you for listening (reading?).
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
~C. S. Lewis
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
-Your big brother, David
Monday, October 20, 2008
"...As servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything."
This verse has so many things in it and it would take some time to explain all of it. But I will say that this certainly isn't what the Prosperity Gospel teaches. The Prosperity Gospel would most likely take part of the last verse ("as poor, yet making many rich") and then misinterpret it.
Now, I believe that what Paul is telling us is that though we are persecuted, though we are thought of as impostors, we have so much more in Christ. Though we die, we live (in Christ). Though we are poor, we are rich (in Christ). Though we nothing, we have everything (in Christ).
After reading this passage, read it again. You are sure to get more out of it a second time.
If you don't have time for God's Word, you may be too busy. I encourage you to study and read the Bible and, if need be, to change your priorities.
Friday, October 17, 2008
~R. A. Torrey
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Also, you can leave a comment if you want to tell me why you "clicked" on some instrument. Yes, it's an instrument poll. Have a great day! Bye now.
In every man's younger days.
I find it quite extremely important
In, well, actually several ways.
First and foremost,
It increases character.
If you have none, well,
You'll have it when mature.
It doth also strengthen and help
Our weak & troubled vocabulary.
Seeing as how we're not the brightest,
Nor smartest, when we but only query.
And yet another thing I do know
It doth enhance.
Our intellect! 'Tis true.
Ha! Is it not somewhat new?!
Yes, indeed books are wonderful,
But are they good? Do they teach love?
Well, depending on the book that you buy,
I wouldn't plan on the behavior said above.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
~C. S. Lewis
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Black and white are they.
One thing that's great to know,
Is each one sounds in a quite different way.
True, all make music together,
When played correctly and in proper order.
But one thing is that they work as a team,
Not separate, but united, they sound as a dream.
At one end, a key is high.
Down yonder, another is low.
When put with each other,
Well, music's made & I think you know why.
Don't get stressed as to what it is
I'm sure you really know.
This ain't exactly a very hard quiz,
You just gotta keep guessing to and fro?
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Well you can check it out HERE. Tell me if you like it. Or not. I don't really care either way because I'm not up-tight about your feelings or thoughts against me. Anyway, just thought I'd let ya all know in case you find out ten years later and get all upset about me for NOT telling you.
I guess that's it then. Bye now! Have a blessed day.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
"When we are aware of the presence of God, we become most aware of ourselves as creatures. When we meet the Absolute, we know immediately that we are not absolute. When we meet the Infinite, we become acutely conscious that we are finite. When we meet the Eternal, we know we are temporal. To meet God is a powerful study in contrasts."
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
One thing they do well is smile really big and bring lots of joy wherever they go. People are constantly around them and you just can't seem to not like them. Anyway, enough said. I hope some of you can meet them soon. Alright, bye now.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Jonathan decided to keep lots of blackberries to himself.
We had our little car and the kids kinda just jumbled all together.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
It's actually also a blog for some of my cousins to post on as well. We can each post stuff about chess and learn a lot. It should be fun. Bye for now. "To infinity and beyond!"
But, yeah, it's fun.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I'm sorry that I haven't posted for a while. It's just that I have been so busy recently. I really shouldn't even be posting when I think of all the stuff I got to do. But then I realized that we have to sleep and eat so why not post too?
Here are five of my "busy things" -
- Memorizing my cousin's play
- Memorizing a speech (DUO) for a Super Regional Event on July 25 http://wellnessshow.blogspot.com/2008/06/super-regional.html
- Practicing singing A LOT!
- Tending a garden
- Learning business stuff
Saturday, July 5, 2008
We want to be in control and have it our way rather than give it up to God and follow His way. I am not saying to go to the other extreme by thinking God must do everything and we must do absolutely nothing, but rather to follow God's plan and His purpose for each and every one of us.
Consider James 4:13-17
"Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit'-Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.
What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, 'If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.' As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin."
We do not know the future. God does. It is useless to trust in ourselves when we have Him, the God of the universe, the One who created all things. I urge you to think about this and start applying it in your lives today because "all such boasting is evil." It may be hard to pray "if God wills it," but how much lighter will our burden be now that God is with us and He has taken it?
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Oh, by the way, MY SUNSET!
See y'all laterz!
Don't feel bad that I'm not there because I won't be.
(what was that above?)
[For those of you who wanted to know, I had a great piano lesson :) yup.]
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
What else? Well, there is a big colonial performance that is happening in a couple of months. I get to be in that and it should be very fun seeing as most of my cousins will be in it as well. Of course, it will take some time to memorize the many lines I have but it will be worth the effort when everything is over and done with.
Lately, I have also been busy with schoolwork. It is tough but I am learning so much and I know that in the long run it will pay off quite satisfactorily. Learning never is actually finished though. There are many adults who are still learning things even when they probably know ten times as much as I do.
Speech has been keeping me on my toes too. I am diligently looking for some subject to share with others so as to continue my speech skills. In fact, I already have much to give and should start by sharing what I already know. Yeah, that seems logical enough.
Okay, gotta' go now,
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
1. A particular portion or part of duration, whether past, present, or future
2. A proper time; a season
4. A space or measured portion of duration
5. Life or duration, in reference to occupation
6. Age; a part of duration distinct from other parts
7. Hour of travail
8. Repetition; repeated performance
9. Repetition; doubling; addition to a number itself
10. Measure of sounds in music
11. The state of things at a particular period
12. In grammar, tense. In time, in good reason
But not only did I want to give different meanings of time. I wanted to say that we often think of how much time we have, or, as I often think, how little time we have. I have been quite busy lately (as we all have been most likely) and thinking things like, "I don't have enoungh time!" Now I am just realizing how little time we have before we are gone and out of this life. It will come soon enough and we must be ready for it. We must do well with the time God has given us. God Bless.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
What I guess I mean is that although they will be leaving we will see them again.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Well, thank you Destiny!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
- got a wonderfully, well done, fantastic, awesome, cute(?), & handsome haircut which my Grandmother paid for.
- went to the Grower's Market and saw the Goldman family (as they were packing up).
- went out to eat with my Grandma-Dot, Uncle Troy, and Alexander Goldman.
- played music with Alex which was great fun(!).
- did a singing lesson.
- had a lot of FUN!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Oh yes. Well, I like to sing.
Actually, let me make that clearer.
I like to sing but others don't like it when I sing. But...really it depends on what I sing. Of course...Even if I sing a song when I do, the one who's listening must enjoy it too.
You see, someone might like the song that I sing but not like how I sing it. Others might like how I sing the song but not like the song themselves. You now can see that it is very hard! to please everyone. In fact... It's impossible!
One more thing to add is that even if they do like the song & how I sung it, they might not like the time that I chose to sing that song at!
Life is full of obstacles but we just gotta' keep on movin' forward.
See ya around.
P.S. Do you LIKE to sing?
Saturday, May 31, 2008
We have a problem with spittlebugs. They continue to spit or make this stuff and put it on our plants. I am tired of wiping this (spit) off my hands when checking plants and pulling weeds. If anyone knows of a solution, I'd appreciate the help. Ta ta for now.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
After I had done my chores, I found myself staring at lots of schoolwork (which I need to finish after this post). However, I did pull through and I am actually almost finished with it all. Although it was a challenge, I am looking forward to Friday (I like challenges I guess) and will post then. That post will be better than this one. But I guess that's just me.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
And here is a picture of Jebediah. With Destiny posting so many I had to post one.