12.31.2012

Contact Me

I would love to swap blog buttons with anyone. I do not charge, I would love to make friends. :) Here is my email if you would like to contact me about anything!



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12.25.2012

Caught Up in the Christmas Rush?

Caught up in the Christmas rush? Not really enjoying the season? Stressed about family, or money, and the big dinner? Well, I totally understand. But you see Christmas isn't all about the gifts and the money...that's nice and all, but that isn't the reason why we celebrate Christmas. Christmas is about Jesus Christ the Savoir who was born. Luke 2:11 "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." The savoir who came down from heaven to proclaim that he is the son of God. It is the time to rejoice and be glad that Christ was born. Without Jesus Christ being born on this night...he would not have been able to die on the cross for our sins. I am truly blessed to know the Lord. Without Him my life would have no purpose. I am truly grateful, and thankful that God sent his son to be born. So as we all look forward to this special Christmas day, remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. I wish you all a Merry Christmas!! <3



Christmas Symbols, that I thought were so neat!

1. Meaning behind the gifts: Matthew 2:1-11, John 3:16. Wise men brought gifts to baby Jesus to honor his birth.

2. Bells: John 10:16. Ring out to bring lost sheep back to the fold.

3. Star and Lights: Matthew 2:9-10. Star that told Christ is born.

4. Colors: Red = His blood. White = Purity. Green = Everlasting Life

5. Wreaths: Gods everlasting love.


 
 

12.09.2012

Early Christmas Gift

This weekend I had my Christmas celebration with my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and my two cousins. One of my special gifts I received was a lap top! My Uncle Ty bought it for me. The best part about this gift was, it was a total surprise! I have been dreaming of having my own lap top for a while now, but I had no idea that I would be able to have one so soon! I love it so much. I cannot even express my happiness, thankfulness, and excitement. Thank you so much Uncle Ty and Kelli for this amazing gift. I will treasure it always. Love you guys <3


12.04.2012

The Secret of Contentment

Do you struggle with having contentment? Do you find yourself not being content with your age or the things you have? Wishing you had bigger and better things not even realizing that what you do have Is more than you'll ever need? I know I find myself struggling with this alot. I tend to forget that so many people and children around the world don't even own a pair of shoes, or are so sick because they don't have the money to pay for health care, or having to worry about their safety. This bible study impacted me in so many ways. So I wanted to share It all with you! Proverbs 13:25 "The righteous eat to their hearts content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry." And Hebrews 13:5 states "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you, nor will I forsake you."Having more things does not make you happy. The secret of contentment is not what you have, but rather who you know. You can drive expensive cars, own a nice home, and be very well off. But without Jesus in your life how can you be content? You can't. All you'll ever need is Jesus Christ. I need to remind myself of this constantly, so I hope that you all will remember the secret of contentment the next time you are feeling a little discontent!

12.03.2012

Follow My New Blog

My good friend of mine Alex from "Beautiful In God's Eyes", we started a fashion blog together! We named it "Simply Enchanted." We will post hair styles, nail art, and our person style of random outfits. Please come and follow it, and remember we love comments :) Thanks. Simply Enchanted

12.02.2012

Concert In the Park

This happened a while ago, actually on Halloween! Well, anyways a Community Bible College was having a fall harvest celebration for Halloween. They had many rides, booths, candy, and food everywhere. They were also having a concert. Dominic Balli was playing. He is a Christian Reggae singer. He is so talented, he voice is awesome and he also plays the guitar. It was so cool being able to watch him perform. Here are some photos of him on stage, and here is a one of his songs, in case you don't know who he is! Ha-ha. Enjoy.







11.30.2012

The Winner is...

The winner for my photo editor contest is Natalie :) Congratulation's. Your photo was so pretty. I loved how the plant had ice/snow still left on the leafs! So I will have your button on my blog for one month, because the proze was a free one month ad space on my blog :) Thanks so entering.



11.26.2012

Not Enough Time?

Having a hard time getting into the word? Lately, I have been struggling with finding time to spend with the Lord. I am so busy, having to wake up early for school, having homework at night, doing chores, trying to have a social life, and wanting a few evenings to myself for down time. Even though these seem like really convincing reasons, I know that there are no good reasons why I can't make time for the Lord. Here I'm worrying about trying to fit God into my schedule, when instead I should be fitting my schedule around my alone time with Him. God should be my number one priority. Instead of us waking up to our phone sending text messages to our friends to say "good morning", we should be sending a prayer up to God. Talking with Him, starting our day off right. This sounds so easy to do, but we all seem to struggle with making time. I find myself doing this alot actually. But then I think of all the things Christ has done for me it's amazing. God has always been forgiving, loving, faithful, and he has never left my side, ever! God wants us to talk to him and praise him, and read his word. I want to encourage you all to spend time in the word. Talk with him, thank him, praise him, and most importantly love him and cherish the time your able to have with him. Because not everyone is able to have this opportunity!


11.24.2012

Hollywood

This week I had the opportunity to go to Hollywood with my youth group to help serve for this one ministry called Hope Again. Hope again is a Christian organization who helps the homeless and takes them in to provide food and shelter...until they can find a job. And the best part about this ministry is they share the gospel with anyone they can meet! Anyways, many churches including mine donated food and clothing. So when I was there we all helped with sorting and organizing food, clothes, and even cleaning. Everyone was so nice and so kind. It was such a blessing being able to go and help. Later that night we had dinner and my Pastor gave a little sermon for all the people who lived there (the homeless people). We had a time to share our testimonies or maybe something that God has put on our hearts. To hear these people's stories was so touching. They were so on fire for The Lord. Here they have lost everything, and yet they were so focused on God and his plan for them. This experience just really showed me how truly blessed I am for all that I have. And that serving for me was such a rewarding experience in so many ways.



 
 
 
i thought this was such a neat movie theatre!

Photo Contest

Hey everyone, so today I am going to host a photo contest! All you have to do is post a photo that you would like to enter on your blog...with a link to this post from my blog. The prize will be a one month free ad space on my blog! :) You can enter any kind of photo. Nature, town, animals, or people. Although the photo has to be taken by you!!! All entries are due November 30th! Please make sure you comment and let me know you entered and please include the link back to your blog so I can view your photo! Thanks so much....have fun.

Entering In A Photo Contest

Hey...here's my photo :). This photo was taken in Hume Lake. I love this photo because it shows the beautiful lake, and a view of the huge sequoia trees! If your interested in entering a photo contest you can check it out here: Alex thanks :)


 

11.22.2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Ah, I love this time of year. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. This year I have so much to be thankful for. My family, friends, being able to be home schooled, my home, & much more. The Lord is so good. During this season I have made a list of everything that I am thankful for, and I have needed more than one sheet of paper just to write it all down! There are things I never even imagined that I would be thankful for…and writing everything down showed me how blessed I truly am. I encourage you all to make a list of everything your thankful for, I know that thanksgiving is almost over but being able to see that list everyday is such a great reminder. I hope you all have a blessed thanksgiving with your family and friends! :)



11.19.2012

Homecoming

This weekend I went to my first homecoming! It was also my first dance. I went with a couple friends; Amy, & Liv. It was so much fun. They served dinner & had dessert. The theme for the night was fire and ice! The decorations were so gorgeous. White lights were all hung up all over the celling. Flowers were everywhere!! My favorite part was if course shopping for my dress and heels. Ha ha. The entire night was so much fun, & I'm so glad I was able to go and experience what homecoming was like. I can't wait until my Junior year for homecoming:) Very thankful for amazing friends!








 
 

11.17.2012

Day at the Beach

Today my mom, sister, and I spent the day at Ocean Side Beach and did some school work. I enjoy the beach so much...my favorite it hearing the waves crash along the shore, and the cold weather! The weather was gorgeous! There was a low tide...so we were able to see some tide pools. We saw pink and orange starfish, crabs, and tons of sea urchins. I had such an amazing day...it was so nice to get out and do something with just my mom and sister. Ah, the blessing of home schooling!


                                                             
                                                                          








 

 
 
 

11.16.2012

Having a Hard Time Commenting on my Blog?

Hello, hope you are all doing well! I know some people have tried to post a comment on my blog, but was having a hard time doing so. Well I think I found out why, so I changed a few setting on my blog. Hopefully for some of you it will be easier to comment. Thanks again to all of you who comment...I always love seeing your responses, It always makes my day. And thank you so much for following my blog, I really appreciate it :)

11.15.2012

The Green Eye Monster

Jealousy is so easy to have. And It's so easy to do. I hate it...because it in the long run it only makes things worse. Jealousy is an ugly trait to have. Jealousy says I want what you have so I'll do everything in my power to to find a way to get it for myself. But God talks alot about jealousy.  Genesis 37:4 states "When Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him." In this verse we see how jealousy can take over and control someones feelings and life. I think in today's society its so hard not be jealous over someone or something. In life we tend to be so caught up with what other people have or about the things they do. Like all of the sudden all we want to do is brag and show off what we own or how we look, sometimes hoping, and knowing that others will be jealous about you and your things. I know that there have been many times when I have felt this way, and it is an awful feeling. It becomes an obsession, always thinking about certain things you wished you had. It is not easy I know!  So my encouragement to you is that the next time you become jealous over something try to remember all the things God has already blessed you with. If you were to write a list of all that your thankful for, you will realize that whatever it is your jealous about is really very small compared to all of your blessings.

11.13.2012

Morning Dew

The other day I was so happy because it was Friday and it was raining! I was taking my dog out in the backyard and I saw all the flowers were wet. So I decided to take some photos of the roses in my backyard. They were still covered in rain drops and it was so gorgeous! So here are some photos of the beautiful wet roses.








11.11.2012

Quotes to Live by

I know I've shared with you all some of my favorite quotes before. But I have found some more that I just love. These quotes are so personal to me because I want these quotes to reflect who I really am. Along with these quotes/saying are also some Scripture that I hold very dear to my heart!