Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blown by the Wind...

John 6:18
A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.
Acts 27:15
The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.
James 1:6
But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
How strong is your faith?

At my place today, it's fairly breezy. As I look outside my window, the plants and trees are waving their branches as the wind blows past. It got me thinking...

Remember the story of Jesus and his disciples travelling in the boat? Jesus had had a busy day - he was tired, and resting in the hull of the boat. All of a sudden, a HUGE storm blows up - and the disciples freak out. Keep in mind that these guys were probably seasoned seamen, and would have likely faced many other storms before. However, this storm was so big that even these serious seamen were scared - they thought they were going to drown. Worrying for their lives, the disciples ran to Jesus and cried out for Him to save them. Jesus awoke and replied "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" and with that, He got up, rebuked the wind and the waves and the sea was calm.

Doesn't that sound like our lives? We are travelling along, in our little 'boat', when all of a sudden a huge storm appears - perhaps it's a family issue, bullies at school, a mammoth end of year exam, choosing a college or some other major decision. The clouds roll in, the thunder begins to crash and we scream! Looking out onto the vast ocean, we freak out and wonder, 'How am I going to cope? Can I do this? I don't think I can.' Like the disciples, we become overwhelmed by the appearance of the wind and waves.

When we do this, we take our eyes off what our focus should be on - Christ. We have forgotten that, with Christ next to us, in the boat with us, we can do anything - even quiet that storm.

How strong is your faith? Are you firmly planted in the knowledge that, no matter what comes, you can face it because the Saviour of the world is beside you in your boat? Or are you like a blade of grass, which can be blown and tossed around by every little breeze that blows? Is your faith strong enough to stand tall in the midst of the craziness of life, or do you think your faith's backbone needs a little building?


New Followers...

If you would like to comment and leave your thoughts, please feel free to do so. 
If you comment, post your thoughts and, if you would like, share something about how to build faith in our lives - from something you've read or your own experiences. 
Thank you!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

For there is only One Hope

 “Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.”- Isaiah 26:4
Trust the Lord... it's not a suggestion, or a good idea, or something to do when you are scared. It's a command. God has said DO IT. Trust in Him.
In this world, we often place our trust in things that do not last. We have faith in our favourite football team... in our teachers, in our friends, in the leaders of our country. We look to them when times get tough or we need help or inspiration. But, truly...
Job 15:31 Let [them] not deceive [themselves] by trusting what is worthless, for [they]will get nothing in return.
What good is it to trust in humans? Will that really help you or get you anywhere in the long run?
Let us not be people who place our trust in the falliable human race or the crerations of man's hands. Let us be known for our steadfast trust in the Creator of it all... the God of the Universe...
John 12:36
Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.


To answer some recent questions... 
Can anyone do [Multitude Monday]? from Libby
Sure! The idea is a fabulous one... and Ann from A Holy Experience came up with it. Head over to her blog to find out more. 
I was wondering... who made your amazing blogger template? from Emily Shae
My 'amazing blogger template' was created by none other than the fabulous Thais from Olivina Design House.  It's a custom design which she made just for me! She is amazing...
and... for those who were wondering, these sorts of things do cost money, but I won mine in a giveaway...


Monday, October 5, 2009

Multitude Monday - One Thousand Gifts List

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no. 1-229; no 230-250; no. 251-280...

281. Writing songs
282. 2 year old sisters who ask for a purple apple
283. Wedding dresses
284. Looking at rings on eBay
285. Freshly mown grass
286. Good photos
287. Friends who know what I'm saying before I really even say it
288. Old books
289. Brushing my hair... or someone else's
290. Quotes from Christians who  have been there... done that.
291. Honesty
291. Emails to friends at just the right time that they needed it
292. Emails from friends at just the right time when I needed it
293. Conversations that go deeper than superficial stuff
294. Good food and good friends
295. Surprise visitors
296. Unexpected compliments
297. Secrets
298. Uncovering secrets
299. Being able to keep secrets
300. Patience


Sunday, October 4, 2009

What I learnt today...

Today I learnt that, no matter what, God is in control.
That obedience feels good.

That new beginnings bring joy.
But it's okay to shed tears over the things left behind.
I learnt that it is cool to share thoughts - even if you think they are stupid.
I learnt that good friends who love you won't think those thoughts are stupid - they will actually understand what you are saying.
Good music is songs sung by people that you like. A lot. Music by people you don't really like just isn't the same.

Falling in love is dangerous. It can cause you to say and do things a little out of the ordinary that cause people to stare, and make best friends roll their eyes, laugh and slap you.
Today, I learnt that it is good to be reminded that I am living for God.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Feelin' Feminine - Challenging Femininity

Feelin' Feminine has just launched their first issue of 'Challenging Femininity'.
from the Feelin' Feminine site... 
Welcome to Feelin’ Feminine’s first issue of Challenging Femininity. Join us each month for a new issue of articles from various writers, including the official Feminas, on all topics relating to femininity. This will be posted at the end of the month, and we hope you will join us by reading through the articles, announcing it on your sites, and perhaps even contributing for some issues.
If you haven’t already had the chance please read out Mission Page as well as Welcome Page, which contain info about the site and the columns. If you are interested in joining our blogroll or in becoming a partner please contact us via our contact page. We hope to be reviewing and hosting some giveaways in the upcoming issues so if you would be interested in investing your business in this way feel free to contact us as well!
Over the past few months the site has been so blessed by new writers, new visitors and readers, and emails of encouragement that come in every day! Yahweh is using this site in ways I never imagined when I began it over a year ago just to chronicle participants for the challenge, and I can’t wait to see where He takes it even from here!
Click here to go to their home page! I hope you enjoy reading 'Challenging Femininity'!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Walk With Him Wednesday... The Priority of Christ

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He did not live for parties and people.
He did not live for school, work or chores.
He did not live for new trends or new shoes.
He lived for His Father.

My aim:
Not to live for parties or people.
Not to live for school, work or chores.
Not to live for new trends or new shoes.
I aim to live for my Father.

How do I do this?
Constant communion with the Creator.
Spending more time in His Word than in the latest romance novel.
Telling my friends that I can't sleepover tonight... I need to get with God.
Sharing the Love with others...
Taking my eyes off myself and putting them on those who need, want and hunger.

New Followers...


Monday, September 28, 2009

Multitude Monday - One Thousand Gifts List

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no. 1-229; no 230-250...

251. curly hair
252. joy
253. sleepovers
254. new friends
255. old friends
256. memories
257. reminders
258. love songs
259. crying
260. calm
261. peace
262. candles
263. knowing that You are there...
264. flickering lights...
265. honesty
266. love
267. wishing you loved me...
268. knowing that someday is soon enough
269. friends who giggle with you over cute guys
270. writing new songs of worship to my King
271. opportunity to share those songs with others
272. band practices
273. leaving the past behind
274. fairy parties
275. being allowed to make mistakes
276. knowing The Truth
277. singing all day... and well into the night
278. running water
279. shampoo
280. ballet shoes


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Consider Others Better... - Thought for the Day

I started this a few days ago, so I'm just hitting post... :)

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.”- Philippians 2:3-4
 I think that this is a pretty strong verse. Paul is not just saying, 'oh, you know, sometimes it would be a good idea to let someone else go first...'. I think he is saying... 'wherever you go, in whatever you do, put others first'. Those are pretty strong words, hey? I mean, we are all human, and of course our first priority is naturally ourselves. It's how we work - me first, you second.
But that is not the way Jesus lived. That's not the way God works. Imagine if God was like that? Do you think He would have given up everything - even His own Son - so that we could live with Him forever?
The challenge to us - put others first. Consider others better and more talented than ourselves. Take our eyes off us and put them on God, so that others will see Him glorified through us.


New Followers


Saturday, September 26, 2009

I kinda have something that I should say.
I'm not sure if I'm going to have great chances to post over the next little while... I'll do my best but a few things are 'in the way'... one being that I'm on school hols, so family stuff is happening and that is awesome, but the other thing is that there is just this huge relationship that I'm working on at the moment, and it's taking time and energy... :) and of course there is God. :)
But I'm going to try to post soon, with something worthwhile...
Okay? Thank you all so much! You are fabulous!
God bless you!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Honest Scrap... awards

Honest Scrap Award:
I have been awarded the...

award from Hannah! (Thanks!) 
The rules with this award are...
1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
2) Share "ten honest things" about myself.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4) Tell those 7 people that they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving.

So, I've done number one. Now... number two...
1. I'd rather have a few friends who last forever and ever than always have a lot of friends, none of whom I'm really close to.
2. I read a ridiculous amount of books in a week. Like, maybe 6 or 7 at the least. But I should read my Bible more. 
3. If I could do anything in the world, I would go to Ellerslie, School of Honor, and be a missionary. 
4. I would love to have, like, 20 kids. I'm happy to adopt the majority of them.
5. I collect antique books, memory verses and hugs.
6. I love eating mango, and chocolate, and cheesecake. And I'll eat them all together too.
7. Everything I do, I do to glorify God.
8. I believe that my life is supposed to be victorious and full to overflowing with the blessings of Christ.
 9. I believe that faith is the core of my existence, and hope is what drives me onwards.
10. I love God. That's the long and short of it.
Number three... pass the award on...
I'm going to award this to...
Kelsey, at Chapstick, Cameras and Crowns
Jessica, at Faith for Girls
Leah, at Surrendered Life
Kendra, at Carpe Diem
Jacqueline, at By Grace Alone
Chelsea, at becoming a lily among the thorns
Esther, at Unknown Artist

 New Followers...


Friday, September 18, 2009

Followers of God - Thought for the Day

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Ephesians 1:5, KJV
 What does it mean to be a follower? A follower is 1) one who adheres to the teaching of another; 2) a servant; 3) a fan or enthusiast; 4) one that imitates or copies another. 
This verse in Ephesians states that we are to be FOLLOWERS of God. This means that we are to be...
1) someone who adheres to His teachings. To adhere to someone's teachings means to claim it as your own, and build your life around it. We need to study God's word, and make it the firm foundation for our WHOLE life. 
2) a servant. Wow. This can be a hard one. A servant gives up all of their own rights to live life the way their Master wants them... we are God's servants, and need to be ready and willing to do whatever He asks us to.
3) A follower is a fan or enthusiast of what they are following. This means we need to be LOUD with our Christianity and not shy away from saying that we fully believe in God and the Bible! Don't be afraid to look strange and to have people dislike you! The world did not love Jesus - and He is just what we want to become. Stay strong and passionate about your faith!
4) An imitator... we live like He would. It's taking WWJD and actually doing it. It's not worrying about what someone else is going to say - but just doing it because Jesus would. To be able to copy Him, we need to know what He is like... and we get this by studying our Bible and spending time in worship and prayer with Him. 
Are you truly a follower of Christ?
Have you given up all of 'you' so that He may live in your life?
New Followers


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wisdom and Humility... GOD Thought for the Day

“[Two Kinds of Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”- James 3:13
The challenge to us is to live a life which reflects this understanding which God has given us in Christ. We are not supposed to just love God with our mind and know about Him and say the right things. A true follower of Christ does this, but doesn't stop it there. A true heart which is set after Christ will run towards Him and live a life which openly, honestly and humbly reflects the amazing grace which we have been given.
New Look
I'm sure you have all noticed this one... Isn't my new blog look beautiful? It was designed by Thais. from Olivina Design House. Her work is simply amazing and beautiful. Please, if you are looking for a new blog design, check out her first! Click on the button below... 

New Followers... 


Monday, September 14, 2009

Multitude Monday - One Thousand Gifts List

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(numbers 1 to 229 are here...)

230. A wave hello
231. Smelly gel pens
232. A way to escape tempation
233. Audio teaching MP3's
234. Bible College
235. Different opinions
236. Charm bracelets
237. Sunset
238. Creative ability
239. an iMac
240. Homegrown beans
241. Homegrown tomatoes
242. Homegrown potatoes
243. The ability to say no
244. Old clocks
245. Oak tress
246. Summer dresses
247. Rain on tin rooves
248. A 6 year old's self portrait
249. Travelling
250. Pears



Welcome to Isirian... :) Thank you for following!

UPDATE: And Thank you Esther for following! (I <3 your blog... :) )


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Followers and Awards!

Hello my bloggy friends!

I have a few things to share...

1) Is that we need to welcome 2 new followers - Alex Buller and Bethany! Welcome Welcome! :) Please check out these girls' blogs ASAP... They are too awesome!

2) I have been awarded an award by Kendra, over at Carpe Diem... She says...

JUSTAGIRL4GOD for her flattering interest in "The W Chronicles: Walls"! She gets the Kaelie Kayla Morgan Award for being fun and sparkly just like her! Congratulations, justagirl4god!
Thank you so much, Miss Kendra! I'm so blessed! :)
3)PLEASE read my 2nd post in the 'Living a Life of Purity' series... That would mean alot to me! And comment some questions, so I can do a third post! Click HERE. :)

Thank you all for doing that!
Sending lots of God's blessings your way!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Randomness Friday - Random Poems from Childhood...

Random poems from Childhood...
Once there was an elephant
Who tried to use the telephant
Oh no, I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone
(Dear me, I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right)
How'ere it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk
The more he tried to get it free
The louder buzzed the telephee
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong)
-Laura Richards 
The Little Girl
There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead
And when she was good
She was very good indeed
But when she was bad, she was horrid.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
To give the poor dog a bone;
When she came there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.
She went to the baker's
To buy him some bread;
When she came back
The dog was dead.
She went to the undertaker's
To buy him a coffin;
When she came back
The dog was laughing.
She took a clean dish
To get him some tripe;
When she came back
He was smoking a pipe.
She went to the fruiterer's
To buy him some fruit;
When she came back
He was playing the flute.
She went to the tailor's
To buy him a coat;
When she came back
He was riding a goat.
She went to the hatter's
To buy him a hat;
When she came back
He was feeding the cat.
She went to the barber's
To buy him a wig;
When she came back
He was dancing a jig.
She went to the cobbler's
To buy him some shoes;
When she came back
He was reading the news.
She went to the seamstress
To buy him some linen;
When she came back
The dog was spinning.
She went to the hosier's
To buy him some hose;
When she came back
He was dressed in his clothes.
The dame made a curtsy,
The dog made made a bow;
The dame said, "Your servant,"
The dog said, "Bow-wow."
 -Sarah Catherine Marine

Please visit Prism's blog - she's the mastermind behind Randomness Friday.


Comment troubles...

Hello all!
I've just been told that there is a problem with my comments thing... I'm so sorry about that! I think it's been fixed now, so please COMMENT away! :) And if it ever happens again, just email me - justagirl4god-blog@hotmail.com!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Multitude Monday - One Thousand Gifts

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  1. Love
  2. Christ
  3. The Bible
  4. Prayer
  5. Family
  6. Friends
  7. Books
  8. Australia
  9. Reading
  10. Dancing
  11. Singing
  12. Smiling
  13. Laughing
  14. Crying
  15. Babies
  16. Chocolate
  17. The Elsie Dinsmore series
  18. Lori Wick
  19. Nancy Rue
  20. Computers
  21. Books
  22. Church
  23. Shoes
  24. Ribbons
  25. Sewing
  26. Trampolines
  27. Strawberry Milkshakes
  28. Writing
  29. Quilts
  30. Dolls
  31. Love
  32. Other people smiling
  33. Cute guys
  34. Flowers
  35. Romantic movies
  36. Kissing scenes
  37. Hot chocolate
  38. Talking
  39. Listening
  40. Giving and receiving hugs
  41. Photography
  42. Irish accents
  43. Scottish accents
  44. aholyexperience.com
  45. setapartgirl.com
  46. godlygals.com/board
  47. Pink shirts
  48. Jeans
  49. Parents
  50. Email
  51. Light
  52. Photo albums
  53. Paper
  54. Pencils
  55. Bible study
  56. School
  57. Numbers
  58. Letters
  59. Snail-mail
  60. Teddy-bears
  61. Warm jumpers
  62. Swim-suits/Togs
  63. Hats
  64. Big earings
  65. Butterflies
  66. Cubby houses
  67. Camping
  68. Camp-fires
  69. Rain
  70. Holy-Spirit rain
  71. Youth group
  72. Youth leaders
  73. Playgrounds
  74. Bags
  75. Leaves
  76. Trees
  77. Picnic rugs
  78. Wicker baskets
  79. Robin Jones Gunn
  80. Hands
  81. Toes
  82. Hearing
  83. Vision
  84. Smell
  85. Taste
  86. Touch
  87. Health
  88. Emotions
  89. Candles
  90. Memories
  91. Finger painting
  92. Apples
  93. Skirts
  94. Dresses
  95. Mangos
  96. Fresh bread
  97. Babies soft skin
  98. Grass
  99. Roses
  100. Pyjamas
  101. Socks
  102. Bananas
  103. Jubes
  104. Birds
  105. Showers
  106. Hope
  107. Cicadas
  108. Tomorrow
  109. Today
  110. Pain
  111. Accountability
  112. Gold rings
  113. Long hair
  114. Red-haired children
  115. Cheeky grins
  116. Antiques
  117. Soft blankets
  118. That newborn smell
  119. Creaky barn doors
  120. Gingerbread
  121. Corn meat
  122. Sleep
  123. Long car trips
  124. Letterbox
  125. Wet puppy noses
  126. Giggling little brothers
  127. Little girls in princess dress-ups
  128. A 2 year old's prayers
  129. Op shops
  130. Hand-me-downs
  131. School trips
  132. Great-grandma
  133. Wrinkly skin
  134. Eyes
  135. Breath
  136. Opportunities
  137. 2nd chances
  138. Rocks
  139. Waterfalls
  140. Beaches
  141. Shells
  142. Uniqueness
  143. Unity
  144. Variety
  145. Differences
  146. Songs
  147. Music
  148. Leslie Ludy
  149. Rag-rugs
  150. Strawberries
  151. Stripy socks
  152. Worship
  153. Shadows
  154. Reflections
  155. Pure hearts
  156. A thirsty soul
  157. Never-ending life
  158. Learning to walk again
  159. Peace
  160. Comfort
  161. Pillows
  162. Jazz
  163. Instrumental music
  164. Orchestras
  165. Open windows
  166. Mirrors
  167. Ballet
  168. Acting
  169. Costumes
  170. Curls
  171. Promises
  172. Sleepovers
  173. Home
  174. Visiting
  175. Photo books
  176. Visitors
  177. Teachers
  178. Journals
  179. Quiet times
  180. Fireworks
  181. Mountains
  182. Beauty
  183. Anne of Green Gables
  184. Disney movies
  185. Missing teeth
  186. Friends who listen
  187. Advice
  188. Clocks
  189. Homemade things
  190. Cheesecake
  191. Ice
  192. Carrots
  193. Cabbage
  194. Size 0000 clothes
  195. Cards
  196. Wrapping gifts
  197. Netball
  198. Airplanes
  199. Fiji
  200. Closed eyes
  201. Heritage
  202. Family crest
  203. Creation
  204. Washing baskets
  205. Traditions
  206. Chairs
  207. Water
  208. Soft, warm towels
  209. Lip-gloss
  210. Doughnuts
  211. 5 year olds
  212. Hair bows
  213. Tutu
  214. Sisters
  215. Brothers
  216. Windows
  217. Truth
  218. Reality
  219. Couches
  220. Large dining tables
  221. A phone call
  222. A letter from a friend
  223. Choreography
  224. Picture Books
  225. Long novels
  226. Missionaries
  227. Missions trips
  228. Swimming
  229. White sauce


Walk with Him Wednesday - Praying Together

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Father God,
You are awesome. You are the Almighty One forever and we praise you, Lord.
Humble our hearts, break us to pieces, tear apart our selfish wants and desires.
Create us into vessels which you can use.
Make us a people with a spirit of unity, which cannot easily be broken.
Unite us together so that we may be a powerful force for Your Name, Holy One.
And may we never stop loving you most. 



:) Hello friends!

Kelsey has asked her blog readers to compile a list of things that make them smile... So, here's mine!

  1. God
  2. My Bible
  3. Dancing
  4. Singing
  5. Babies
  6. Family
  7. Chocolate
  8. Les Miserables
  9. The Sound of Music
  10. Church
  11. Friends
  12. Crying (well, after I have finished sobbing my heart out)
  13. Computers
  14. Books
  15. Reading
  16. Shoes
  17. Ribbons
  18. Sewing
  19. Trampolines
  20. Strawberry Milkshakes
  21. Blogs
  22. Quilts
  23. Dolls
  24. Love
  25. Other people smiling
  26. Cute guys
  27. Lori Wick's books
  28. Romantic movies
  29. Kissing scenes
  30. Hot chocolate
  31. Talking
  32. Listening
  33. Giving and recieving hugs
  34. Photography
  35. Irish accents
  36. Scottish accents
  37. aholyexperience.com
  38. setapartgirl.com
  39. godlygals.com/board
  40. God.
Go on, post your own list! Leave me a comment so I can read it!

(PS. Make sure you check out Kelsey's blog)


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another Follower!

Welcome to Charlotte Ann! I'm so excited to have you following my blog! I pray that you are blessed here.
Remember to read the next purity post below! :)


Living a Life of Purity - Part 2 - Mental and Spiritual Purity

{so far...}
So far in our series about Living a Life of Purity, we have talked about physical purity, and what it  means to be a virgin. We talked about how the world defines 'purity' (not having sex) and how God does (set apart, a heart attitude). If you want to read post 1 again (or read it for the first time before reading this) please click HERE.  
And so now, we are going to move on to Spiritual and Mental purity. Curious about how that works? Keep reading. :) And please remember to comment at the end of it all - I'd love to hear your thoughts!
{definition of purity}
 In the dictionary, the word ‘purity’ is described as being…
•  undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
•  the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
•  honour; virtue or chastity
Oswald Chambers defined purity in this way…
“…purity is something that has been tested and tried and has triumphed, something that has character at the back of it, that can overcome and has overcome.”
Elizabeth Elliot described purity as…
“… freedom from contamination, from anything that would spoil the taste or the pleasure…It means cleanness, clearness—no additives, nothing artificial—in other words, “all natural” in the sense in which the Original Designer designed it to be.”
{mental purity}
I think this is the aspect of purity that most people would find the hardest to keep. This type of purity is relating to what we think, imagine, do with our eyes and mind. So, it could include thinking about doing something inappropriate with someone else, or someone else wearing something inappropriate. Pretty much, it's about how we think about and view other people. 
If purity is 'unsullied by sin', we are contaminating our minds when we think about other in the wrong ways. That is the simple truth of it. Or when we view images that we know are wrong, and still look, we are corrupting our eyes and bringing unGodly influences into our minds. 
I don't know about you, but I don't want my imagination controlling me. If that was the thing that directed how I live, my life would be in shambles. If I was forever imagining that I was a princess, locked in a tower, waiting for my prince, there would be SO many things that I would miss out on in life. 
Instead of letting my imagination go, I need to bring it into captivity and let my Spirit control my thoughts... Check out what the Bible has to say about this... 

2 Corinthians 10:5

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
To me, this verse is talking about two things. Let's have a look at them both...
The first one is: DEMOLISHING. Knocking down. Little kids love to do it, but I think it something that most people try to grow out of - they change from being destroyers to trying to fix everything and build everything back up. While that's a good idea, I think we need to knock down before we build up. We first need to destroy, get rid of all of the things in our mind which are against the will of God before we can begin to fill ourselves with the Truth.
So, how do we do this? It's really simple - ask God. :) Ask Him to clear your mind of those things and to bring your heart into line with His. Ask Him to take over control of your life and your thoughts and then move on to step 2, which is...
BEGIN TO LIVE. Start to fill your life with Godly influences. Ask a trusted adult or friend to keep you accountable. Share your struggle with someone and get them to check up on you often, to see how you are going. Replace the bad stuff you were feeding on before with Godly influences and spend that time you used to sin in reading God's Word and studying the Bible. It's the best thing you can ever do for you faith.
And don't forget to pray. Bring your struggle before God daily and seek Him to change your heart desires and motives, so that they are pure and holy like Him. I promise that He is faithful and will bring His power into your life when you truly seek Him will all of your heart.

{spiritual purity}
This is a bit of an unusual one, and I don't know if I've ever heard anyone else particularly talk about it. But hey, I'll give it a go!
So, we have defined purity as being uncorrupted by extraneous material. What does this mean? It pretty much means that the thing which is pure has not been made unpure by having other strange substances added to it. 
To me, it's very simple. This means that my Spirituality should not be corrupted by influences which are not from God. I need to be active in protecting my soul from being marked by things of the world or the devil, and let my life only be changed and influenced by God's Word and things of Him.

{in conclusion...}

2 Corinthians 6:4-10

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.  
We are God's children. We have chosen to serve Him no matter what. And, as this passage reminds us, that means we have chosen to serve Him in purity. It means that no matter what the world says, or does to us, we will stand strong and protect ourselves from the evil influences which bombard us keep our hearts solely set apart for the good works of God. 

{a sneak peak into part 3}
In part 3, we are going to answer any questions you have. So, please, ask away! :) Post a comment. :) I'd want to get as many questions as I can, and I will post all reasonable questions I receive, so, ask away! :)

God bless you this week!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Hello lovely friends!
I hope you all had wonderful weekends! I'm really excited about today - I have an English assignment draft to write, and I also need to post the post second in my 'Living a Life of Purity' series, and there are a number of friends I should email... ah, but it shall be a good day! So, my 'somethings' to share are...

1) I have new followers! :) Thank you girls... Let's see, they are Maggie S., Miss Kinsey, and Clarrissa! Welcome girls! It's awesome to have you here!
:) I'm going to post that post soon, hopefully, but please forgive me if I don't... :)


Friday, September 4, 2009

RandomnessFriday: Cupcakes. and a Challenge!

Hello bloggy friends!

I have a few new things happening around here... The first one is...

Prism, from A Girl of Many Colors, has been doing this for a while. Every Friday she posts something random! This is how she describes Randomness Friday...
Randomness Friday is now an official blog carnival!
Who It's For: Those Who Just LOVE being random. I mean, everyone needs a dose from time to time. No need to follow my blog. I just require that you give me your blog link so I can put it in a list. Your blog will be added onto the list when you post a RF.
When: You don't need to do it every week as I do. Maybe one RF a month if you have time constraints. BUT you have more of a chance of being featured on GoMC if you post every week.
And, BTW, you can grab that banner that's up there for your blog, if you join in on this.
So, without further ado, here is my first Randomness Friday!

Cupcakes... and a Challenge!

CUPCAKES: The other day, some friends and I were baking cupcakes. :p It was pretty fun... We made a HUGE mess, and had lots of fun, and ate way too much sugar, but it was all good! I mucked up some of the mixture, though, and was in trouble, cause we had to call someone's mother to run and buy some more for us! *pink cheeks* it was SO embarrassing! But the cupcakes turned out okay, and were scrummy!

A CHALLENGE: It's 'The Amy Challenge!'

Abigail, from Authentice Beauty is hosting this challenge. I'm so going to do it, and I think you should too! Check out her blog here
Well, that probably wasn't really random. But  I hope it will get more random as the weeks go on!
God bless you!


Monday, August 31, 2009

Living a Life of Purity - Part 1 - Physical and Emotional Purity

What is purity?
In the dictionary, the word ‘purity’ is described as being…
•  undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
•  the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
•  honour; virtue or chastity
Oswald Chambers defined purity in this way…
“…purity is something that has been tested and tried and has triumphed, something that has character at the back of it, that can overcome and has overcome.”
Elizabeth Elliot described purity as…
“… freedom from contamination, from anything that would spoil the taste or the pleasure…It means cleanness, clearness—no additives, nothing artificial—in other words, “all natural” in the sense in which the Original Designer designed it to be.”
These definitions give us a pretty high expectation of what purity should be, right? When we read that (according to the dictionary) purity is not morally wrong, that it is (in Chambers’ words) ‘tested and tried’, that purity is something which, as Elizabeth Elliot said, is what ‘the Original Designer designed it to be’, it is hard to believe that we can ever live a life which reflects this.
In this series, we are going to be delving into the Bible to discover what God says purity is, and how we can live this out in our life.
So, get comfy, settle down in your chair, grab your Bible and get ready to discover more about
        Living a Life of Purity.

{today’s view of purity}
When we hear the word ‘purity’, this is probably what most people think of. It’s the save-your-virginity for marriage talk, the don’t-kiss-a-total-stranger message, and the I-hope-it’s-okay-to-hold-hands question that teen couples ask. This is the aspect of purity which you DO.
Physical purity has been thrown out the door in many a western culture today. Instead of young people being urged to wait for that ‘special someone’ who they would spend their whole life with, they are now being told ‘It’s okay to have sex. Just use a condom.’ Even Christian teens want to know, ‘How far is too far? Can we kiss? Is it all okay as long as the clothes stay on?’. Many people think as long as they maintain their physical virginity, there are no dramas. The truth is, virginity is NOT just a physical thing – it is an emotional and spiritual thing too.
When we look back and study the original Hebrew language, you will find that the word ‘virgin’ means more than just ‘someone who hasn’t had sex’. It’s true! The original Hebrew word for ‘virgin’ actually means separated, committed, not on-the-market or available. To be a virgin, in God’s eyes, means that you have set your life apart for Him and for His best. It means that you view members of the opposite sex as brothers or sisters in Christ. It means you have a spirit of virginity – a heart attitude of set-apart-ness and faithfulness to God and your future spouse.
When we put it that way, being a virgin is more than just saving sex for marriage. We see that there is a lot more involved with keeping yourself for your one life partner than just not sleeping around. So, how do we live a life which reflects the Bible’s version of purity?

{living out of a Biblical purity}
When we live a life that reflects the fact that we believe in the Bible’s version of virginity (which, remember, is about keeping yourself set apart for God), our life is going to look a lot different to the lives of those around us. When everything we do springs out of the fact that we are separated for the work of God, there are a lot of things that we are not going to do which will makes us look ‘strange’ to those around us. And do you know what? That is okay. In fact, it is a good thing! Did everyone on the earth love Jesus? No – they killed Him. As we become shaped more into the image of Christ, the world is going to like us less and less, but we are becoming more and more like our precious Saviour, and isn’t that what we want?
In my opinion, living a life of Biblical purity is harder than anything else. It requires strength and courage that most people today don’t have. To live a life of purity, TRUE purity, we need to rely 100% on God. No matter what. We have to live each and everyday in His glorious strength, no our own, and be guided by Him in every step we take and word we speak. Our life has to be His.

{practical purity}
So, what does this look like in real life?
I would say the obvious – you don’t flirt, or advertise the fact that you are single. You are not hunting for another girlfriend or boyfriend. If you do have a relationship, you don’t get all huggy-huggy, kissy-kissy.
But then there is also the less thought about: you respect every person you meet as if they were your brother or sister (and there are some things you just DON’T do with a sibling…). You are not worried about pursing a relationship with a guy or girl – instead all you pursue is a deeper, more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Because your life revolves around Christ, you are not worried about keeping up with the latest trends, or looking good to the world because you are becoming more like Him, and that is all that matters.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Watch this.
click here.

This is what we are missing. 
We sit in pews and wonder why nothing is happening.
We tell someone 'I will pray for you', go home, and forget.
We watch TV. Images of starving children, Video of out-of-control bushfires, The sounds of screaming people running in midst of a war-torn country. And we sit dry eyed and say 'oh those poor people'.
Do you really think that is what God is doing?
Does He sit in heaven, and see that beautiful child He created starving to death and think 'oh dear...'.
I think not.
Imagine a parent, whose child has passed away at a young age. How much does that parent weep for the child they have lost?
We are unrighteous. God is perfect. We mourn over death of our loved ones - how much more do you think God does so?
We HAVE to catch His heart.
We cannot live and profess to be Christians and not catch His heart.
Father God, break our heart for what breaks yours. May we weep tears for those children who starve. May we weep tears for those who run from the enemy who strives to kill them. May we weep for those who have no hope. May we weep for those who don't know you. Father, but may we also get off our seat and DO something about this. We pray in your precious name, Amen.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tagged! by Abby from 'Contmeplations'

Hey all you bloggy peoples out there!
I have been tagged! Abby, from 'Contemplations', has tagged all her followers... so, that's me! :)
The tag is to tell 30 things about yourself... That should be pretty easy! :)

  1. I am a girl. A girly-girl.
  2. I am a teenager. Not a rebellious one, though. 
  3. I am a Christian. A world-changing, Christ-loving, passionate Christian.
  4. I am a bookworm. Especially when it comes to Lori Wick books.
  5. I am a big sister. To a bunch of totally adorable kids.
  6. I am a friend. To a bunch of totally awesome girls. 
  7. I am a person committed to purity. 100% for Mr Right. 
  8. I am a crazy photo snapper. Seriously. I can take over 150pics in half an hour. And they actually turn out okay.
  9. I am a writer of poetry, worship songs, the occasional story, letters, and English assignments. 
  10. I am a creator of quilts, cards, soft-toys and bags. 
  11. I am a hard worker. Most of the time.
  12. I am a treasure possession of the Most High King.
  13. I am a devoted Bible reader.
  14. I am a passionate prayer.
  15. I am a singer.
  16. I am a dancer.
  17. I am a lover of roses and a disliker of lilys. 
  18. I am a drawer and painter.
  19. I am a person who likes things to be tidy. 
  20. I am a disliker of raw meat. But I get over it enough to make dinner for my family.
  21. I am a happy, contented girl. Well, I aim to be. 
  22. I am a lover of anything pink. Including little pigs. :)
  23. I am a princess. On the inside. 
  24. I am a watcher of Hannah Montanna. Yep, it's true.
  25. I am a email-freak. Seriously, I email WAY to much. 
  26. I am a servant to all.
  27. I am a giver of God's love.
  28. I am a living, walking, talking example of Christ. (Well, I am trying...)
  29. I am a missions-tripper.
  30. I am a unique, wonderful, talented creation of God.
:) Hope that gives you a little more insight into who I am!
I now tag... anyone who is wearing something on their feet right now! (so, shoes, socks, slippers... a toe ring counts too!)


Monday, August 24, 2009

Living a Life of Purity - Introduction

Welcome to my 3-part series on 'Living a Life of Purity'.

I believe that living a life of purity is one of the most important things we can do. In this series, we will be looking at the following 'parts' of purity.

  • Part 1 - Physical and Emotional Purity
  • Part 2 - Spiritual and Mental Purity
  • Part 3 - Practical Purity
This series will be presented in the following format. Each post will have:
  • Introduction
  • Thoughts/teaching/lesson
  • Practical tip/s
  • Biblical references
  • Challenge questions
Your questions and feedback regarding this series would be much appreciated!
This series will begin on Monday 31st August, 2009, with Part 1. Part 2 will be posted on Monday 7th September, and Part 3 on Monday 14th September. A wrap-up finale post will be posted in the week following the final part.

I have created a button for this series, and you will find it and the link to put on your blog in the sidebar. Please post this on your blog, so that others can be challenged and encouraged by this series too.

I can't wait for us to get started! Please pass on the message!


Things to do, People to see, Good Stuff to read, and more.

A couple of things I think you should check out... cause I love 'em!

101 Days of Praise

(I've joined in on this... it is really awesome to have this opportunity to praise God!)
From the 'About Us' page...

“101 Days of Praise”
is a challenge for women to spend 101 days praising their Savior!
It is so easy to get into a habit of going along with our lives and not putting God first. This challenge (I pray) will help us to change that.
It will be from August 18th 2009 to Thanksgiving Day 2009. Come join us! Even is you can’t do it for the whole 101 days, we would love it if you would come for at least part of it!
here to join.

Eric and Leslie Ludy
These guys are pretty inspiring and encouraging... I love their books and websites... Some awesome articles to start with would be...
God Builds Us for Crosses (Eric)
The Lost Art of True Beauty (Leslie)

PS. Sorry about all the funny font stuff... Blogger has gone crazy!


We have followers!

Please show some bloggy-love to...


Girlees, I've been trying, but can't seem to find out if you have blogs... Can you please comment and let me know, so that I can put your links here so we all can get to know you better?
Thanks a bunch!

PS. I've found your blog Brooke... it's awesome! I put the link on your name...


Friday, August 21, 2009

The 10 Commandments - In a txt

I just read this over at Ken Davis' blog... I thought it was so clever; I had to share it with you!


The 10 Commandments - in a txt

  1. no1 b4 me. srsly.
  2. dnt wrshp pix/idols
  3. no omg’s
  4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)
  5. pos ok – ur m&d r cool
  6. dnt kill ppl
  7. :-X only w/ m8
  8. dnt steal
  9. dnt lie re: bf
  10. dnt ogle ur bf’s m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.

ttyl, JHWH.

ps. wwjd?


Isn't that cool? Let me know if you need help translating... hehehe...


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tagged by Prism!

Hey lovely blog-buddies!
I've seen this tag around... and now I have been tagged to do it! Here goes...

Who is your favorite male fictional character, and whence comes he?
Urm... I'm not sure... It's a tie between Mr Darcy (Pride and Prejudice... duh!) and Todd Spencer, from the Christy Miller series.

Who is your favorite female fictional character, and whence comes she?
I'm going to have to say two again... Elsie Dinsmore, from the Elsie Dinsmore series, and the Kale, from the Dragon Keeper Chronicles, by Donita K. Paul.

Who is your favorite author and what is your favorite work of theirs?
Well... I have so many favourites! But, for now, I am going to say... Lori Wick, and her book 'The Princess'.

If you are writing a book, answer this question: Who is your favorite character in the book/series you are writing?
I'm not writing anything at the moment...

If you are not writing a book answer this question: Who is you favorite character in a book you know someone else is writing?
I'd have to say (I can' t pick a character) that the series Emii is writing is worth your checking out - go here.

Any other favorites you want to mention?
Urm... The Bible is the best book ever!

I tag...
Anyone who has ever played in snow...


New following-friends!

Hello my blogging buddies!

I just wanted to let you know that I have some more followers!
They are...
The beautiful Leah, from A Day in the Life... I was really inspired by her latest post, and encourage you to check out her blog!
The amazing and inspiring Kelsey, from Chapstick, Cameras and Crowns. Last night I sat down and read through every blog post she has ever written - and I had so much fun and really got alot out of that... So, I encourage you to do the same!
The lovely Marrissa, from A peek into my life. Her latest post is called 'Short Answers', and is really quite funny! Go and take a look!
And, the fabulous and encouraging Rinarinarina, from Something most Modern! I am sure that you will love her latest post, which is 'On Quiet Time'...

Please, check out these girls blogs, and leave them some love!
Thanks lovely people!


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Living a Life that Counts

I know it isn't Wednesday, but I have really felt to share this...

Monday 17th August, 2009

Living a Life that Counts

Matthew 6:34 – Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Exodus 9:16 - But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.

Isaiah 49:4 - But I said, "I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the LORD's hand, and my reward is with my God."

Today is the Tomorrow we worried about Yesterday.

We are not guaranteed that we will live to see tomorrow. Nowhere are we promised that we will get married, have kids and grow old. And yet, we expect with all certainty that tomorrow will be there for us. We presume that we will live long enough to find that special someone, settle down with a family and spend our grey-haired years in a rocking chair.

But it doesn’t always happen this way.

Everyday, all over the world, lives are cut short. People, mostly children, are dying because of the sin and selfishness of our world. There is a food crisis in so many countries - people starving to death, or becoming ill from eating rotten food.
Even in the plentiful countries that many of us live in, there is still hurt, pain, and suffering. People still die undeservingly. Car accidents - drunk drivers. Depression - suicide. Drug overdose.
As I type this, my heart is unsettled. Why do we live in a world so full of pain? Becuase of sin. But what are we doing to change this? What cause are we standing behind? Are we even trying to make a difference in this world?
If you were to die tomorrow, would your life have counted?
Right now, our challenge is this:
Will I put aside ME - the things that I want, MY dreams, MY comfort - and pursue HIM?
Am I willing to give up being popular on earth to be a valuable part of heaven?
What am I going to do to change even the smallest corner of this world?
Is my focus on me, or am I focused on God? Is He my first priority?
Do I live in such a way that I am sharing God's love and making a difference everywhere I go?

(Please comment your answers to these questions)

I'm not pointing fingers at anybody - I struggle with this each and everyday as well. My answers would be:
1) My soul is willing but my body is weak... As much as my heart's desire is for 'me' to die and for Christ to live and reign in me, that isn't the way I live all my life. It has to change. It will be radical - I will probably look pretty strange, even to other Christians. But it is what I have to do.
2) I figure - I'm not popular, but I seek to be. I want people to like me and to have friends. But, what is better - the acceptance of God, or that of people? Makes me think about what it is that I really want...
3) What am I doing now... While it may not really seem much, I guess helping out in the children's ministry at church is part of that... as is my writing and singing. I really need to think more about this...
4) I know that I focus on me more than I should... that is going to change though! I am determined to make God my first priority!
5) Again, I wish I could whole-heartedly say 'Yes!', but I know that this is a constant struggle and issue... I'm working on it!
6) ... I want to say yes, but I'm not sure...

Let's change, and live in such a way that we can say 'My life counted!'


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Relying on God

Wednesday 12th August 2009

Relying on God

2 Chronicles 14:11 – Then Asa called to the LORD his God and said, “LORD, there is no one like you to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this vast army. O LORD, you are our God; do not let man prevail against you.”

Isaiah 50:10 – Who among you fears the LORD, and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.

1 John 4:16 – And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. Go dis love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

Life is not always a bed of roses. It is not always like a piece of smooth dark chocolate. Sometimes it seems that life is not that smooth yacht ride you thought you got on – turns out it is actually a really big rollercoaster.
More than often, things happen in our lives that we wish didn’t. Dad might lose his job unexpectedly; perhaps your pet dog who you had lived with for your whole life suddenly passes away; it might be that your house is turned to dust in a freak bushfire which sweeps through your state.
Though these things are not fun, and don’t seem beneficial at the time, they have a purpose. God will never put you through anything you cannot handle. But do you know what? He doesn’t want you to try to do it all on your own.
When times get tough, it is not the bag of chocolate that we should turn to for comfort, it is our Bible. When we don’t know what is going to happen, don’t ask your friends for advice, or think that the newspaper horoscope will spell it out for you. Turn to God in prayer and ask Him and listen for the answer. If you suddenly find yourself drowning in a puddle of worries and woes, rise above that and worship your Saviour with all you have – because no matter what He is worthy.
In the book of Proverbs, we are told to not lean on our own understanding but to trust in God’s wisdom and turn to Him for direction in our life. But how often do we do that? Even in little choices, such as what we wear, we still need to ask ourselves what God would say about this.
So, we know we need to rely on God – not only in the bad times though, but in the good times. It can be hard to remember God when we are on the mountain top, or on the crest of the rollercoaster, but we have to. Our life, no matter what, needs to revolve around the wonderful love and goodness of our Heavenly Father. Even if it is hard, we need to worship Him because He is good and above all things.
The challenge to us now is this:

Will I put everything aside to know
and rely on my Father,
no matter what?

Things to think about (please comment your answers):
- What areas of my life am I holding onto and not letting God have control in?
- Where do I need to rely on God more?
- What things do I rely on now that I need to remove so I can rely on God more?
- What practical step am I going to take now – today – to rely more on God?

God bless you all as you rely more on Him!


Spoken too quickly?

Okay, so a few days ago I announced that I was going to stop blogging for a while. Well, today I am feeling like there is no way that is going to happen. Why? Cause I love it too much and miss you all heaps.
So, I'm going to come up with a plan...
How about once a week posting? I don't just want to be posting random things... so I think I will just post on Wednesdays each week. It'll probably be a fairly lengthy post, to catch up on everything, but how does that sound?
And the whole reason I was stopping in the first place was cause I was wasting too much time on the net doing stuff that really was just not worth it in the long run.
AND! If you notice me around alot on a day which isn't Wednesday, get mad at me, okay? As hard as that may sound, I just need to cut back my net time HEAPS and focus on more important real-life things. So, tell me to get off the net if you find me hanging around alot, alright?
Thanks girls and guys, you are the best!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Bye Bye Bloggy World...

Today is a rather sad day. For a number of reasons...
The one concerning you, my bloggy buddies, being this one.
I'm going to have to stop blogging.
For now, anyway.
You see, there is some stuff going on in my life right now that I need to take time to sort out.
I guess, as much as I love blogging, and think it is an awesome thing, I just can't keep it up right now. :( I need to stop, gather my thoughts, focus more on God and get my life back on track. Sound like a good plan?
I will miss you, blog-buddies! I hope to still be able to stop by and read your blogs, and comment from time to time... I just don't have time to write here...
I won't be deleting it, so please come back and remember all the fun times we have had!
God bless you beautiful people!
(oh, and I will still be regularly checking in to Nancy Rue's blog, RL girls! Don't worry...)


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Followers! :)

More new followers!

The wonderful Victoria (or VicVic!)! Come and see her blog here.
And... Jessica! Come and read her own blog here.
And... Ms. Sarah! Her blog is here.
And, lastly for now... ShannonDBR! Click here for her blog.
Thank-you lovely ladies for following! Pray that you are all blessed here!

God bless you, my bloggy friends!


Tagged by Emii...

This is really cool... Emii made up her own tag post, and has tagged all girls! So here goes!

random thing's bout me
1. Who are your two favourite singers? Michael W. Smith and QuadPod, which is my youth group's band (and I might be joining!) :)

2. Your second favourite outfit? Jeans... Red/White striped jumper... Boots!

3. Your FAVOURITE outfit? Skirt, t-shirt, ballerina-ribbon sandals...

4. The Bible verse you think about the most? Hmm. That's a pretty hard question.. especially
considering I made it up! I think that the one I think about the most is Psalm 4:8, " I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, o Lord, make me dwell in safety." Because I don't think that it applies only to when you're going to sleep.

Cuz God is always with us, keeping us safe. Of course, another reason I probably said this one is because I memorized it. There is one at the back of my mind, about God always being with us.. that's the one I think about the most, except I don't even know where that is :S

5. What's your favourite series of books? The Elsie Dinsmore series, by Martha Finley.

6. What's your favourite type of Bible? I mostly use the NIV, buy sometimes I like to use the NKJV.

7. What are you going to do after you finish this tag? English... Shakespeare!

8. What was the last thing you did? English... Shakespeare!

9. Would you rather be rich or famous? Rich. cause I could give it all away and use it for good and God - being famous isn't really worth much in the long run...

10. The last movie you watched? High School Musical... lol, it was on TV this morning!

I tag... anyone who has a little brother!
God bless!


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Linking up!

Hey girls and guys!
I was reading over at Lynnette Kraft's blog (click here) about an awesome idea she had to connect and encourage Christian ladies (sorry guys!) through blogs. So, without further ado, here is my contribution!

10 Charming, Wonderful and Interesting things about ME!

1. I love books - any type of books. Short, fat, long, big, pictures, lots of words, hundreds of pages, or chunky board books. I love 'em!

2. If I am sad, I will cry. If I am happy, I will cry. If I am really confused and don't know if I am happy or sad, I will cry.

3. My favourite time of year is spring time - my birthday season and MANGO season! (I <3 mango...)

4. My all time favourite movie is... The Sound of Music.

5. If I could do only one thing with my life, it would be LOVE OTHERS. I wanna be a mum and just love on people and show them how much God loves them.

6. I can't remember the last full-priced, brand-new item of clothing that I bought... it might have been some underwear... (I'm a op-shopper!)

7. If there is one thing that I really don't like - it would have to be butcher's shops. They smell REALLY bad, and there are like bits of dead animal everwhere... ewwww....

8. I have only ever left my home country once. (FYI, I live in Australia, and went to Fiji, for a missions trip, last year.)

9. I would love to marry someone with an accent... one day! Probably not soon, as 16 is a little young in my parent's books, but hey! Soon...

10. I love love love love love love love love love love love love love love GOD! :)

SOO!! Please remember to check out Lynnette's blog (here) and join in the linky, get-to-know-you fun!
God bless you beautiful people!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This whole button thing...

Hey all!

Well, as some of you would know, I made myself a button (scroll down... it's in the sidebar) and THEN I realized that it was too BIG! So I made another one which is smaller :) and will fit into your sidebar!
SOOOO, apologies go out to Emii, Libby and Miss Raquel who had already put up the button... you'll need to change it!

And, if you would like to know how to make a button, here is the link to the tutorial I followed.

God bless you all!


To the lovely Miss Raquel...

Miss Raquel...

:) Heya! My blog email is...
Feel free to email at any time... I'd love to hear from you! (anyone, that is, not just Raquel!)




Hey-lo Lovely Bloggy people!

Guess what? I made myself a button! Oh! It is is awesome and very exciting! *gasp*
And you can grab it in my side bar! *yay! clap! cheer!*
Hope you like it! Let me know if you put it on your blog!

God bless you all!


Another one!

Please make welcome - the ever fabulous
Drop by Bekah's blog and leave her a comment... or follow, if you love it as much as I do!
God bless you awesome people!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I like to talk about random things in life...

Today's random topic is...
Okay, I guess it's not so random. (though my friends often are... gotta love 'em!)
This post is going to have 3 parts - Part 1 - Things I love about my girl friends.
Part 2 - Things I love about my guy friends.
Part 3 - Things I love about being a friend.
So, without further ado...
1. They are good for laughing with.
2. They are good for crying with.
3. They are good for talking to, yelling at, and dishing out dark secrets to.
4. I can call them, and they will talk - even if they have only 5 minutes, they will focus on chatting for that five and then go on with whatever else they have to do.
5. They can fix things with a hug and a smile.
6. Who else would I turn to for fashion advice?!?!
7. I'm SO not going to trust my hair and make-up to a guy... :) but my gals are welcome to make me over.
8. Sleepovers - it would be creepy with guys, so :) yay for us girls!
9. Giggling together while swinging at the park... good times!
10. They love me for who I am right now.
11. They love God first - over everything.
1. They are FUN-NY as anything.
2. They play sports with me - even though I suck at anything even remotely like exercise.
3. They don't really care if my sock colour doesn't match my underwear. (or outerwear, for that matter.)
4. They can get away with doing totally gross stuff - all we girls do is GIGGLE!
5. I know that if I ever need a big brother to cry on, they will just sit there and let me cry, not try to fix my whole world with big long fancy words.
6. They are passionate about life.
7. Did I mention they are REALLY funny?
8. They love God.
9. And they are just super fabulous and awesome and cool.
1. I get to have fun.
2. I can be myself.
3. I can show someone else how much God loves them and how awesome they are just being themselves!
4. There is always someone to talk to or listen to.
5. There is always someone to eat chocolate with.
6. I can grow when I listen to their inspiring stories.
7. We are so close that they can tell me that my breath stinks and I won't be offended.
8. If I need something - they are there for me, and if they need something - I am there for them, no matter what.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and tell a friend how awesome they are!
God bless you all!