September 24, 2008

Twin4God's contest and mine

ALRiGHTY!
For my contest I have set a deadline to finishing up their work!

Your pictures and verses should be done and given to me on Oct. 28. That should give all of you participants enough time to work :D

ALSO, my friend Twin4God is having a contest, it's very easy too! She's in my blog and roll list so check it out!
It's probably the msot easiest one I've ever been in ;) lol

Check out my blog soon for more updates!!!

Bookie

September 15, 2008

Review of Enoch's Ghost


WOW! That's just one word of many that I have to say about this book. Amazing. Awesome. Cool. Great! I just loved this book. It's probably my favorite in the whole Oracles of Fire series. Not only do Ashley, Walter, AND Thigocia come back, but so does Karen, the never-ending outrageously funny computer-- Larry, Gabriel, Sapphira, and Elam! I was so amazed at how complex, yet simple this read was! I could understand the concept of when Hades and Earth combined, and usually I just have trouble with my math homework!
Super-genius Ashley and her sister Roxil are trying to find the love of God, while Gabriel, Karen, Sapphira, and Walter are trying to figure out what's happening between earth, heaven, and Hades!
In this exciting and adventurous book you'll find everything you want. A Christian Sci/Fi book that will entrance you in it all the way through.

Review of Last of the Nephilim


This new addition to the series Oracles of Fire was awesome! All of your favorite characters come back! Billy, Bonnie, Ashley, Walter... And your favorite dragons too! I was amzed at how this book turned out. Each one just gets better and better even when you think it's absolutely impossible!
In this spellbinding book you will find so much adventure! I laughed, I cried, I smiled. I felt like I was practically inside of this book! It's one of my top favorite books that I've ever read. It has mystery, a love for God, friendship, humor, and just baout everything else. You will never be disappointed with this book!
I recommend it to any Christian, whether you're young or old, it doesn't matter, you'll love it anyway!

September 6, 2008

It's Started! :)

The contest has officially started!
If you'd like to enter (even if it is a little late and after the deadline) you may :) Just post a comment or find someway to tell me =D

So far:

1)Princess S.
2)Zoe
3)Bryce
4)DoT
5)Paris
6)Allison
7)Santi
8)and possibly Annabella :)

Well gracias [:

The starting post (just in case you need to review) is this link.

Bookie

September 2, 2008

En Memoria De Jesus

Alright, so I've been back to my "thinking hard" lately =D And I'm going to post my thoughts again, like I usually do...

Info: The title in English (for those of you who don't know much Spanish--like me) is "In Memory of Jesus", though I'm sure you smart people figure that out already ;)

Topic: I've been thinking of people who act Christlike, and people who don't care, and so forth--you'll see.

Here we go: So yes, I've come back to my regular posting of "important to me" things. And so when today I was stuck on not knowing what to post to a sudden brainstorm of "I GOT IT!" I was really happy. It was really at a store I went to, and I guess this has nothing to do being Christlike or such, but it was really of being kind. I was leaving the store when I saw this little girl around 5 or 6 sticking a hand in her pocket, and she was walking next to her dad. I was curious as to what she was holding and so I sort of slowed down to watch her for a second. But I was leaving, and I wasn't about to tell my mom, "Hold on, I wanna see what this little girl has in her pocket." No, I just turned me head and I saw her take out the reciept and hand it to the man who was checking the receipts and items (that's what, at least, this store does). And then I had a flashback of me doing the exact same thing when I was her age. I would ask my mom (who usually is the one to grocery shop) for the receipt to hand to the "man with the highliter". And my mom would always give it to me, or my sister, or someone, and we would give it to the guy or lady (whoever it was that day). And you all are thinking, "Why in the world would she want to hand a receipt to some dude? Only because she feels grown up?" And that was it at first, but then the person would ALWAYS draw happy faces or something cool, but mostly happy faces, and that made US happy. Someone actually felt like doing some stupid thing that would make us happy. Stupid as in not important, not dumb.
SO can you now guess why I was looking back? Yeah, I was looking back to see if the guy was drawing a happy face, and I never did get to see, but usually they just make a slash on the receipt and hand it back, but he actually put the receipt on the wall and took some times, so i'm pretty sure he did do something like that. AND THAT MADE ME SMILE.
Okay, yeah it sounds strange, but I was actually amazed that someone wasn't actually bored with their job. I always see someone with a sour look on their face, or tired, or something and they never enjoyed what they were doing. What they were there for.
But what does the title "En Memoria De Jesus/In Memory of Jesus" have to do with this. WELL I've pointed out three things so far in someway, think about it.
1) Kindness/Thoughtfullness,
2) Wanting to do something right, and
3) Not wanting to do something right.
Now, yes, most people who don't care or don't have the right attitude aren't Christians, and the majority of this world aren't Christians either, but when you ARE Christian and you ARE eager to do work or something nice it shows, and it feels nice to not only any other person you'll affect, but yourself. Remember my post about Honduras? How I so want to go back and help, or I felt closer to God over there, I think it had to do something with all of the other people surrounding me.
There wasn't just the people and their poverty, but there were the people WITHOUT the poverty too. Yup, I did want to help because there were people who barely had homes, but it was also the effect other people had on me. Most ALL the people in the place that I was staying at, MEDA, were joyful to do work for the Lord. Maybe there was a kid or two who didn't feel like it, but the rest of them and all the adults, sweating, tired, and stressed, were still perfectly happy to be doing the work they had started. And so NOW, even here in the States, I've become joyful.
I used to be all upset at--
doing chores
practicing my violin,
and whatever every other kid here complains about.
BUT, since I've come back, I always think about the others that worked around me.
Who says nobody pays attention. Who thinks someone like me would pay attention to those around.
"Pff, that girl wouldn't care in the world that I've been helping out."
You've got it wrong. ANYTIME you think that, remember that there's a HUGE possibility that you've made a mistake.
Because I did. I payed attention. I listened to their songs, sang with them too. I really LOOKED at the attention spans of some people. I REALLY saw everyone there. And I really HEARD and SAW the joy that everyone had. It made me happy to do the Lord's work, and I wish so many other people would have that joy too. Believe me, see it, and know it for real. I know a lot of friends and other kids wouldn't look at that, because
1) they may not be Christian, and
2) they don't really have that kind of attitude.
It's not in memory of Jesus. It really isn't here. It's not msot everywhere, even in Honduras. No, but it is in somewhere.

Well, I hope that made sense. I hope my post was organized enough... Sometimes I feel weird doing this because maybe it does sound strange, or odd, or whatever. But it really feels good to actually share it and I'm glad I do post my "imprtant thoughts". I know some of you do enjoy them =D

ALSO, En Memoria De Jesus was engraved on a table in the church I went to for those two weeks I spent on my missions trip. I'm pretty sure those were the exact words. I should be at least... ;) Since I didn't really understand the spanish sermon, I was staring at those words forever :D

~Bookiella

September 1, 2008

YES! 3 more in a day!

ahha, so I'm excited, I got 2 more participants in one day =D
List of people:
1) Princess S. (would the other Princesses like to join? They can each do their own =D, but only if they want to)
2)Zoe (she's in my blog roll too)
3)Bryce --blog "Twin4God"
4)DoT --blog "A Girl of Many Colors"
5)Paris (in my blog roll)
6)Allsion
7)Santi (lol, my little bro =D)

so yayyy :D

I'm so happy =D lol

~Bookie

EDIT: Whoops, I just realized I had Zoe in there twice. My bad, I fixed it though.

5 Participees

lOl, so we have another participee in my contest so far. *Sadly just one more* I thought maybe a bunch of people loved photography and drawing-- oh well :P

So in all we have:
1) Princess S. (would the other Princesses like to join? They can each do their own =D, but only if they want to)
2)Zoe (tell me if you'd still like to do it :D)
3)Bryce --blog "Twin4God"
4)DoT --blog "A Girl of Many Colors"
5)Paris (in my blog roll)

Yay, it's still open to join anyone. This is gonna be really fun and i can't wait till it starts so i can see everyone's creativity in photography and/or drawing skills =D

For more information this is the post that has started it all: New Contest. And this one too: Participants and Participating.

Gracias!

Bookiella