Friday, November 14, 2008
Today Savannah tagged and awarded me! " Things I'm not afraid to admit" usually means people are trying to get you to admit things you are afraid to admit though :) So I guess I will need to be extra careful. 1. I am not afraid to admit that I have stayed up until 2 AM in the morning writing "books", yes, writing is a great passion of mine and something I can't go too long without! 2. I am not afraid to admit that I love Jesus and hope to continue in a deeper and deeper relationship with Him every year that I live! 3. I am not afraid to admit that I love to dress as "old fashioned" as possible. (Petticoats, laced up boots, wide floppy hats to tam 'O shanty's, gloves, floor length scarfs, cameos, cloth handkerchiefs...the whole nine yards) 4. I am not afraid to admit that I have been called a worrier, and that fear is one of my besetting sins. But Christ is so faithful to pick me up again when I fall, and to quiet my fears while giving me an ever new appreciation for His faithfulness. 5. I am not afraid to admit that I wish I was born in Scotland or Ireland, and am proud of my Irish roots. 6. I am not afraid to admit that though I have been given a car I have not yet learned to drive or even tried. (I'm not sure why this is, but I guess when it happens it'll happen :) 7. I am not afraid to admit that I have dyed my hair more than twice. And that like in Anne of Green Gables case, the results were not too good and ended up in many subsequent dying's. I hope to never do it again :) 8. I am not afraid to admit that though I never cut off my own hair as a child, (every mothers nightmare) I cut off all my friends and my little brothers in one afternoon of "barber shop". 9. I am not afraid to admit that I used to consider clover a delicacy :) 10. I am not afraid to admit that I am a sinner in need of Gods grace with every breath I take. 11. I am not afraid to admit that I am a creature of habit and need my cup of English or Irish breakfast tea at about 8:00 O'clock every morning. Something has gone from my day without it. 12. I am not afraid to admit that Joannes is one one of my favorite stores:) 13. I am not afraid to admit that this post is coming to an untimely end because I am running out of things to say. (uninteresting "safe" things that is) 14. I am not afraid to admit that this post has come to an end. Now I am going to tag Johanna!
Written By Lauren Sometime Around... 6:14:00 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Here is another Voice of the Martyrs story that I found inspiring...Enjoy! When the boy in the hotel finally spotted the visiting “businessman,” he ran to him and grabbed his hand. The startled visitor tried to pull away but soon realized that the boy was making the sign of the cross on his palm silently with his finger. The man, a missionary who had prayed to make contact with the church, looked down into the face of the rail-thin boy and immediately understood the message: “The church is alive in North Korea!” The next day, the missionary met secretly with the boy. He learned that his father was a Christian who had been imprisoned years before. The boy’s family had greatly suffered under the brutal government and had to beg for food just to survive. Now because of drought, people everywhere were dying from severe malnutrition. When the missionary asked what he could do, he thought surely the boy would request food for his family. But the boy asked him for only four things: to take his tithe that he had saved over many years, to baptize him, to give him Holy Communion, and to give him a better Bible. The man was moved to tears as he realized the boy’s wisdom. Physical help would only serve him for a day or two, and then he would be back in the same predicament. Spiritual help would prepare him for eternity. Wanting something and needing something are two entirely different things for most people. What they want is not what they need. Yet what they need most is not what they want. This is why so many people are frustrated. The child in this story teaches us what happens when all our wants are lined up with all our needs. He got it right. He wanted the very thing he needed most: Jesus Christ. When all you want is all you need, you will find great satisfaction. You may say you want money, but you’ll soon find that money meets only so many needs. You may say you need money, but soon you’ll want other things as well. Only Jesus can satisfy your wants and needs at the same time.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I have resisted putting music on my blog permanently for some time now. But I have decided to do this post in honor of veterans with some of my favorite patriotic songs. Enjoy! Music has been removed so I could put the permanent one up on the side....