Sunday, July 29, 2012

How Amazing God Has Blessed Us

  • We have had a wonderful yet busy couple weeks. Saturday and Sunday everyone but Daddy (because he was in Washington/Oregon) went to D.C. and it was a blast! We were all over the place. On the first day we came in at Union Station (the history of that place is amazing, and there is even gold on the roof inside!). Then we took a metro to the National Zoo and that was awesome! I loved seeing the panda's they are such an amazing animal. After staying there a little while, we then went back and saw the Washington Monument and walked to the World War 2 Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. We then returned to Union Station and walked in a circle looking for our hotel (which after asking a taxi driver the hotel we were looking at was straight in front of us!) We had been in such a hurry to not be out after dark that I had forgotten about supper! (we had been snacking almost the whole time here and there) We went to the resturant inside our hotel, and I got alligator sausage! It was delicious and tasted like any other sausage I've had. After supper we went to our room and got ready for the next day. (We even massaged eachothers feet because they were tired). The next morning we got up and went to the capitol. (You could see it from the outside of the hotel) after the capitol we went to the Air and Space musuem (but we stopped for a second at the Botanic garden) after that we went to other musuems such as:Natural History museum, American History museum, and National Archives building, We couldn't stay very long in them bacause we didn't have enough time. My favorit was probably the American History Museum. I wasn't a big fan of the Natural History museum. The only thing I liked there was a few of their dinosaur skelotons. In Air and Space musuem I was able to touch a moon rock! That was fun, and it was very interesting. Later that night we went home and although I wouldn't have minded staying longer I was very glad to get home. A few days later Daddy came home and that was so fun! Today is his birthday and we are going to take him out to eat. On Thursday as his present though we took him and the volunteers of UMA repelling (so they will be comfortable when they take the kids) That was soooooo very fun and I got to go two or three times (I can't remeber which), and everyone got to see the sun set. We were repelling at Ravens Roost in the Blue Ridge Mountians, and you could see a beautiful view there! Tomorrow I have to run 22 minutes straight! I have never in my life run that much without a break. The most I have run is 10 minutes (and I ran a mile in that amount of time). I may have to repeat that over, but I pray to God everytime it gets hard because I know I can't do it without Him!
  • Everyone have a wonderful day and God bless! 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pray for the Persecuted Church

  • Amazing how everything is. In America alot of people who have everything they need will think that everyone is just like them. I thought like that for a while until I realized that other countries are not. Sometimes its hard to grasp the truth. We aren't always affected if something happened to the church in India which was bombed and pastor and his family died. That doesn't happen on a normal base here so we can't always think how that must of effected others. People are having churches hidden all over because if they are found they could be put in jail or worse. In America we usually don't even think of someone coming in our home by force and then shooting you because of your faith. Now that sometimes might happen, but not everyday. I just ask that you would do one thing today. That you would pray for the persecuted church. That they would be filled with the Holy Spirit, and they would be strengthened in Christ. They need encouragement! Write them a letter at persecution.com or be-a-voice.net  
  • God bless!

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Secret of Being Content

  • Well I am trying to write a bucket list (100 things I want to do before I die) and I am not doing to well. It is fun, but it is harder now that I am on number 33. I have taken some ideas from http://girlzofgod.com because they are really good ones and I want to do them :).
  • Daddy made it safely off of Mt. Rainer! But, two of his partners got sick. One before the climb and one after. So please pray!
  • Today we are doing something that you aren't suppose to do until your 16... but, I am going to tell you... Savvy and I are going to drive! (in an empty parking lot of course) I am really excited about that!
  • Does anybody know if the National American History Museum in D.C. has anything from Star Wars? I sure hope they do 'cause that would be cool.
  • Below is a section from my devotion today.
  • Anna was put in an asylum because she wouldn't leave Christ and the judge thought that was crazy.

  •   “I greet you all with love in our Lord Jesus Christ,” Anna wrote from inside the asylum. “I pray to God that he will make us beautiful and perfect in Christ and that he will take charge of all our affairs. I firmly believe that God who created everybody’s heart and who examines all the affairs of mortal men will judge my dispute with the idolatry of atheism and will execute his judgment and justice.”

  • Christians may sometimes find themselves in crazy situations that try their patience and test their character. A difficult living arrangement. Confounding office politics. A rebellious child. Can we remain confident in God, no matter our circumstances? We can if we know the secret of contentment. The Bible teaches us that our inner sense of contentment must rule when facing outward circumstances. Our attitude takes its cues from God, not our situation. Otherwise, we risk becoming as confused as our circumstances. Take a lesson from Anna. Instead, ask God to teach you the secret of being content despite your circumstances.
  • Isn't that amazing? I hope we can all learn the secret of being content.
  • God bless!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

God Is So Good!!!

  • These girls that used to live next door to us moved, and Savvy and I where always on the lookout for them for two years, and finally Mamma found them (With the help of God) and they came to our house! I missed them so much and when they moved I asked God to let us see them again and He did! (I don't care about the wait 'cause if He answered right away it wouldn't have been as memorable). We also brought them on a camping trip with UMA (http://www.urbanmountainadventures.org/) We all had so much fun! We learned lessons like God being our power source, and we need to plug into Him, and a lesson of God being like our life jackets, and holding us up. (because we were using life jackets while we swam in a lake, and we had lost our power for a few days in June) They were awesome lessons! When we went to the lake some of the girls were a bit scared of jumping off the dock, but they all did it! 
  • Daddy is climbing Mount Rainer at this moment (July 17th) and I believe he is already at the top. (not 100% on that, but I think he his) He was doing a fund raiser for UMA and he went with 4 other people. They're trying to raise $1 for each foot.  Each of the climbers paid their way so all the money goes to the ministry.  
  • My foster sister is starting to teethe. You can feel her 2 bottom teeth coming in. We thought she was teething for a long time, and finally near the end of June we finally felt them. She is now 8months and 9days. Her hair is SUPER DUPER curly! When her hair is growing one side will be really long curly hair, and on the other side will be smaller curly hair. She grabs eveything she can, and that involves things like paper (but we don't let her have it for long!).
  • We are going to D.C. this weekend and I am really excited! I can hardly wait. We are going to see as much as possible and that is nearly all I have been thinking about! We are going to see the panda's at the National Zoo as well. I am going to take a lot of pictures, as soon as I have time I will make a page of them for you. And just so you know I finally got the baby horse pictures of a foal and its mother I saw on my page "Pictures".
  • God bless!!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Help People With the Gift Of A Blanket

  • Well everything has been great lately!I can't stop thinking about the the persicuted chuch ever since I have finished "Jesus Freaks" by DC Talk and VOM. I never have forgotten them, but I seem to think of them a lot of the time now. I found out that you (as in anyone) can help as well. Below I have posted what I found out...
  • Taking Part in VOM's Blanket and a Bible Outreach is as Easy as 1-2-3

    Sudan Boy

    1. 1. Collect good quality, new or used blanket(s)
    2. 2. Add $2 per blanket for handling, shipping into Sudan (VOM will add a He Lived Among Us illustrated Bible storybook.)
    3. 3. Send blankets and collected funds to:
    "Sudan: Blanket and a Bible"
    The Voice of the Martyrs
    1815 SE Bison
    Bartlesville, OK 74006

  • (just so you know I copied the pictures and the directions from their website( http://www.persecution.com/
  • Have a great day and God bless!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

God and You. Together Forever. In His Creation.

  • It has been really cool the past few days. I was able to go kayaking on a UMA trip (http://www.urbanmountainadventures.org/), and it was amazing looking at all of God's creation! Everyone got to see a bald eagle, three otters, a deer and more creatures! It wasn't too hot, and everyone went off jump rock ( to see a few of older river pictures go to the website and click on "Pics") While everyone was jumping off the rock I was rock climbing underneath. It was soooo cool! Thankfully if I fell it was not on the rock, but into the water! Yesterday me and my sister rode horses bare-back for the first time! We wanted to before, but never got the chance. It was really fun (even when you are falling off :) or holding your horse back from a canter)
  • I feel like I should share this devotion I got today.
  • "Together Forever"
   'O God, Your are my God; early will I seek You."
-Psalm 63:1 (NKJV)'
    When you first wake up in the morning, think of Me. Remember My promise to be with you always. In fact, I have been watching over you all night long, I know it is hard to think clearly first think thing in the morning; your mind is still half-asleep. But I am wide-awake and waiting for you.

   Those first few thoughts in the morning can be anxious ones. Did you finish you homework? Are you ready for the test? ARe you ready to face your parents, that teacher, that vully at school? What if this happens? Or that?

   Don't start your day with all those questions. They only make you more anxious and worried. Start with Me. Whisper My Name and invite Me into your thoughts. Suddenly your day will be brighter as you realize you don't have to face it alone. We will deal with things together. This you-and-I-together promise helps you face the day cheerfully- with confidence.

  Read on your own
      Psalm 5:3; Philippians 4:13"(devotion from "Jesus Calling for kids", page 188, date June 29)
  • P.S. I have added some new pictures onto the "Picture" page. :)