November 28, 2008

11:30 P.M--I'm still thankful, 12:00 A.M--Guess what? I'm still thankful!

Well, I would've postedyesterday, but it was Thanksgiving. Typing up some of these posts turn out to be long and tedious and sometimes they turn out long....and yeah. =D lOl, I'm sure you guys are stunned, just like me, when you see posts longer than your hand--'cause I sure am. I'm constantly typing what I want to say, and then it turns out I'm either rambling, didn't get my point across, or I did, but it's SUPER long, and maybe needs editing?
But I'm thankful for that. I'm thankful for the opportunity of sharing my thoughts and belief(s) with other people. I'm thankful that I get to have fun with people that have become such great friends--just through bloggin. I may not know you guys in person, but every comment on my blog, I'm really thankful for. I feel like the more you post your thoughts and the more you talk to me, I am getting to know you, and we are becoming friends. And I'm extremely thanful for that. :)

Did you notice how many thankful's I put?
*Just wondering*

You know, yesterday was Thanksgiving (well, duh, you guys know that!), and the day before we had this pre-Thanksgiving Day with my church.
That was a lot of fun!
But that's not what I'm really going to talk about.

The day before yesterday, Wednesday, at our gathering, we were all talking about what we were thankful for. Well, at last some who were wanting to talk about what they were thankful for.
I felt that my thoughts were not needed, as I was a kid, and I would have said something if it was Double-Edge, my youth group, but I decided to give all the adults a try. ;)
ANYWAY, this young lady, Yali (Yaw-lee), who's in her twenties I think, started to speak up. SHe started to say how thankful she was for prayer. And for her aunt actually having terminal cancer.
Yes. Her aunt's going to die and she was thankful for the disease?!
Her aunt wasn't a Christian for a very long time, and Yali wasn't thankful for the pain and suffering her aunt was going through. NO, she was thankfu that through all of this, her aunt became a Christian! Saved, and when asked again if she believed, she said it again. She was a Christian. They asked twice, because when they had witnessed to her, she was going through lots of stuff, and they wanted to know if she meant it. BUT SHE DID. :D Isn't that great?!
Yali had her boyfriend behind her. And though her parents are usually at these meetings, they were with her aunt, and I know they would have been proud.
See, Yali's boyfriend isn't a Christian, and Yali was thanking God for so many things that day, that he actually listened. And that's really awesome.
We hope that Yali will be able to help him become saved too.
NEXT, Yali said she was thankful for prayer. She was telling all of us that usually everyone uses prayer as a last resort, or tells someone in the end that they'll pray for that person.
And you know what?
I think she's right.
Have you ever noticed that when someone says that he or she will pray for you, isn't it at the end of their sentence?
Jeez, when she said that I was like, "WHOA!" She was so right. That everyone tries even their own best, by themselves, hoping that God would give them strength, when usually they just want to be able to tell someone "I did it!"
Does God want that?
Nope.
Guys, it's more like, "God did through me!", "With God's help, I can do it!", etc.
Now that I've got that point across, I'm going onto a new subject. (Wow, I already went into three, and TRUST ME, I had the hardest time resisting to actually just break this post into three of them. I could talk about them forever.
But no, it's the day after Thanksgiving. I think i'll give you guys a break.
~~~ --Topic 3 (my title, too)
Have you ever noticed that on Thanksgiving, EVERYONE is aways like "I'm so thankful for..." But on other days, everyone's mostly saying, "Oh I wish I had that!" or "Yeah, I love _____."
Isn't it sad that no one really says "I'm thankful" EVERY DAY? It shouldn't be just one day out of the year! It should be 365 days out of each year!
It's so disappointing to know lots of people who just take advantage of everything they have.
They aren't fully realizing how precious their life is.
I mean, even kids or adults or teens just say "I'm thankful" on Thanksgiving Day to everyone really quickly, just to get it over with so they can eat or relax.
Um, no.
I don't think so.
I'm sure God isn't very happy with you, but does that matter in your heart?
I sure hope so!
I'm thankful for Jesus.
I'm thankful for salvation.
I'm thankful for my family.
I'm thankful for my friends.
I'm thankful for food I get to eat.
I'm thankful for life.
Yeah, no one really realizes that GOd made each and every one of us.
We don't even need to be here.
God could snap his fingers and we're gone.
How would you like that?
Be thankful for life, and be thankful for EVERY SINGLE THING OUT THERE. Because you actually are a person. You're real, you have fingers and toes, eyes and ears, a nose, a mouth. Yeah, you're for real.

Thankful all the time,
~Bookie

November 26, 2008

Never Mind & Hospital Visit

Alright!
As of right now, I'm not fully sure I want to change my layout. I changed it mostly back, but I forgot some of the colors I had in my original one, so it does look a little different, but not too bad.
Honestly, I liked those layouts, but I need to think of something more creative and more ME. I liked the smiley flower and the swirly one, but I don't think they went with what I want. SO hopefully, pretty soon, I'll be able to think of something.

I made a new blog, but there's no need to visit it regularly, unless you want to be kept posted about my expiriments with my blog.
It's called Crazy Bookie-kins. ;)
The link is http://bookworm4godcrazy.blogspot.com/.
I have the smiley flower template on that one, and I'll probably use my swirls one on my NaNo blog.
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On other things:
My ultra-sound (for my kidneys, liver, and other organs) went fairly well. It was going great in the beginning, except they mistook my name for a guys twice.
Since I won't really post my name here, I'll just give you an example.
You know how Taylor can be both a girl's and guy's name? Well my name is the female version of a guys name. WAY different right? Well, I was born in California, so therefore everyone knew the girl's name for that specific name, and the boy's name. Which everyone thinks IS totally different. Here, everyone's hispanic, and my name is actually spanish for the guy's name. SO TWICE they put me in the files as a guy. Which made the whole process longer, having to change my name and my gender.
It was okay doing the whole process of their checking me. I mean it can't be FUN can it?
Well after a certain amount of time and checking up on some things, they asked if I could drink 32 oz. of liquid. But my WHOLE PROBLEM is that I can't eat very much with this stomach issue, and if I do, I get sick. So I was extremely worried. So with the mix of food (because the doctors asked me not to eat anything that morning--I was starving), almost 16 oz. of liquid, and my anxiety, I got SICK. Like almost throwing-up sick.
And that lasted a while, and then, still reallllly sick, I had to drink some more water in order to finish this whole visit (WHICH I WANTED IT TO END, SO BADLY). Which didn't make me happy at all. But I was so upset that I had to stay longer the more I didn't drink. So I gulped down about 8 more oz. of water, and then we did it, and I went home.
So nevertheless, it was not a good visit at the end, but all's well that end's well.
I won't get the results yet till later, and NOW I HAVE a gastro-something- appointment to do on the 1st of December. Which I think will probably be better, but I'm not fully sure.
They're tsting for celiac this time, and they'll have to be sticking a camera down my throat. I will be knocked out of course, but this part is going to be a little weird.

PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!
~Bookie

November 19, 2008

Tests and Layouts

Okay! So I ask that you guys pray for me!!!
Tomorrow is a test at the local Children's Hospital, and I'm going to get an ultra-sound on a lot of organs and whatever. It's not for celiac or chrone's--it's just to see how things are inside of me...But I've been feeling strange today, and I just...I dunno, kinda worried. I've been feeling weird, but it's okay.
PRAY PLEASE!! :)

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GUESS WHAT?
I'm going to change my backround again, I think.
So out of ten, me and DoT (aGoMC in my blogroll), went through TEN (jeez) layouts, and now I have only two that I'm not that sure of.
SO, help me out, guys!
Here's one:

And the other one wasn't working, so here's the link: http://www.pyzam.com/bloggertemplates/details/vibrant-swirls

Okay, so tell me which one you liked better!
~Bookie

PRAY PRAY PRAY!

November 16, 2008

BELIEVE! *cries* Just believe....

Oh, my gosh.
Gee wiz.
I'm so ashamed of what I have just read. This article was posted in the forums, just to show how shameful our world is becoming. And I knew it before but I always thought it was more in different countries.
Have you seen this article????
It's so terrible! This article is proclaiming that this stupid humanist group want no god in the holidays. I'll quote, "'Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of nontheists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion.'"
Um, excuse me?!
Did I get that right?
How about President's Day? Does that have any religion in it?
What about Valentine's Day? I was told that it was the day of love, guys.
And wait--You know, July 4th? Independence Day? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought we were celebrating our independence.
And one just came up last week.
I thought it was Veteran's Day. The day we REALLY show our appreciation for VETERANS...
OH, OH! And I just remembered. Halloween? *coughs and laughs* Oh yes, the day that I soooooo celbrate. *rolls eyes* No. I don't think so. I don't celebrate that holiday, and you know what, if athiests think the Christmas and the other holidays coming up exclude them, and they want to protest--I'M GOING TO PROTEST AGAINST THAT ONE! Really guys, come on. Think about it. There are Jewish holidays, (I think maybe Catholic ones), there are holidays that don't support any religion, and there are Christian ones.
Ho-hum, *whistles and looks away*. Sorry for bursting your bubble, but I think there are more than enough holidays NOT celebrating our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving is also praising and thanking Him, but I know there are a bunch of athiests that celebrate Thanksgiving too.
Isn't Easter and Christmas the only ones us Christians really get into? (Tell me if there are more, I forget right now).
This is really unfair. I encourage you to read this article too.

You know, in public schools and so forth, there was a Homosexual (Gay) Day.
Psh. Do I celebrate that since I'm Christian? NOPE. But I sure betcha that atheists do (especially the homosexual ones).
Dude, my parents haven't read this article YET, but even on my own accord, I KNOW ENOUGH to think that this is so stupid.
What a coincedence--Everyone tends to go against our religion. My relationship with God, but I need to break it to ya--you're not going to ruin my relationship with God, that's for sure.
Don't go with this, people. I don't care what you are. If you're Jewish, if you're Catholic, if you're Christian, if you're atheist. Um, don't you think this is unfair?
I hope you do, because in your right mind, you should be agreeing with me. If you're not--well, sorry. There are no means to offend you guys, but I have no comment to you.

Pray for this country, it needs your prayers,
~Bookie

P.S. --FOR MY NEW LAYOUT-- I kinda agree with Ian (he commented on my last post). I don't really like my layout either, SO, I might change it soon. If you see a new layout, or MY OLD ONE, back up. Then yeah, I changed it, don't freak out.

November 15, 2008

*gasps* For Fun?!

So all of these serious talks and posts and discussions and SO FORTH, have gotten me all tired out.
Lately I haven't been feeling my whole entire self, and just last night I started to feel a tad dizzy. I have no idea if it was from my lrecently lack of sleep, but I do think it was part of it. I stayed up really lte, and everything that's been going on is either SCHOOL, POLITICS, OR NANOWRIMO.
So!
I've been reading for fun! I just fiished the second book in a series, and it's called "THe Penderwicks on Gardam Street". It's true, it could be a book for some kids a tad younger than me, but it fit my mood everytime I read it. It was just what I needed whn I was bored, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I enjoyed the first one, called "The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy". And I'm currently reading a book called "So Yesterday". It's by the same author who wrote Uglies (in my last post, I believe). I enjoy hi books because they're fiction, fantasy, and sometimes they really make you think about stuff.
Both authors (Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks. And Scott Westerfeld, Uglies--and many others in that series-- and So Yesterday) aren't Christian, but I do enjoy reading them.
Do you know how hard it is to find good boks these days?
One without indecent things (innapropriate stuff no kid wants to read), cussing like there's no tomorrow, and etc? It's VERY hard. I can barely find one. Much less, one that's Christian too!
So, when I tell you I like these books, I think you might like them too. But I'm a girl, so some of you might be like, "WHAT is she talking about? I wouldn't want to read those." And it's true, you might not. But at least I've been able to find those.
Now if you have any book recommendations, LET ME KNOw, NOW (or later, or soon), okay? And I'm for real! If it's your first time visiting this blog, go ahead and post a comment on which book was your favorite (or still is), or if you've never commented, comment now! Or if you have, and you always comment, what's keeping you from doing it now?

:D I need new books!
~Bookie

November 9, 2008

Uglies and New Layout

So I've been watching the polls, and I noticed that a lot have voted for new layout/backround, so I'm trying this one out for now, though I'm not sure I'll keep it, I'm satisfied now... :P
YOU HAVE TO COMMENT IF YOU LIKE IT!!! (or if you don't)
But that's all I have to say about that, I'll update my blog more and more to improve it! =]
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WHY, AM I SHOWING YOU THIS BOOK? Well, I'm comparing it right now with some of the things our government wants to change. [AKA: Wants to take control over]. I'll give you my own summary of this book, for those who don't know anything about it.
Uglies [by Scott Westerfeld] is a book I just finished reading recently about a girl named, Tally. Tally is almost sixteen years old, and what does that mean? She's turning from ugly to pretty.
On the day of your sixteenth birthday all uglies from Uglyville must have an operation (basically like plastic surgery) in order to turn pretty and live in New Pretty Town.
This is one of Tally's dreams. To turn pretty and finally reunite with her friends, because she was the youngest. As a trickster, she decides to play a prank and meets a girl named Shay along the way. They become great friends, until Shay communicates her feelings that she does not want to turn pretty and be like all the other pretties and not unique. Tally doesn't understand this, so she and Shay quarrel. But then they make up.
*BASICALLY the whole book is how Tally and Shay rebel against the Specials (which is the government), and decide not to make everyone equal.*
I find this very coincdental now with our lives this moment. After the presidential candidates were voted in and out we finally have a president. Some people are happy and some people are sad.
What I've been hearing is making me sad. As a Christian homeschooler, I've been listening to people go on and on about forcing all kids into school. If my parents needed to send me to school, then I would go. Or if they gave me the option, I'd think about it more. But if someone forces me to go, it'll just make me want to rebel.
I've also heard that there are groups that want to take religion away from families. Or at least have parents stop teaching about Christianity.
Um, what is the point of all this?
Well, it's our goverment taking control--trying to make us al equal PHYSICALLY. Going to school, no religion [Christianity], and so forth. Yep, we'll be pretty equal.
It reminds me of that book I told you about up there. I was talking to a friend of mine, and she thought of it the same way. The government in that book wants to make everyone equal. You go from normal and no one looking alike--they're called uglies-- to this teen looking like an absolute model living in luxury just like everyone ese after sixteen.
It's insane. And I don't want to sit waiting for this to happen.
In the book, there are certain gadgets that everyone has to wear. Those gadgets actually speak to you and tell you where you can and cannot go. They report to the government where you've been and where you're gonna go.
I already see something like that in Cuba, ok?
I'm definitely not gonna be happy if that happens here.
But all we can do is pray, and TRUST ME, I'll be praying.

~Bookie

November 5, 2008

When life brings you down, remember, you're in the perfect position to pray...

I've seen an icon that says my post title so many times. I have that icon on some sites, I LOVE those words.
Wanna know why?
BECAUSE it's so TRUE. SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO TRUE.

Ho-hum, guess who one?
Obama.

I was singing "My God is so Big" yesterday, and I'm not done singing it today.
But guess my new song right now?
Since it's all in God's plan I'm singing, "My God is an Awesome God" and "The King is Exalted" (or maybe it's "He is Exalted"?).
Anyway, I'm sad that Obama won, it's very unfortunate that McCain lost.
But what we really need to do for our nation is PRAY.
PRAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
Can you read my billions of y's in my PRAY?!
It's cause I really mean it.

I stayed up really late last night. And I did think maybe McCain was going to win, but that's ok. I'm going to continue to pray for my nation. I'm going to continue to pray for Mr. Barrack Obama. I'm going to continue to pray for the rest of the leaders of this country.
Most of them are Democrats, did you know? --PRAY--
And this is absolutely not to offend anyone, but this is my blog. Guys, you know I'm Christian, you know I post my thoughts. I am a little lunt about it, but for real.

SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO?
Sing "He is Exalted" and "My God is an Awesome God". OVER AND OVER AGAIN. And...
PRAY.

When life brings you down, remember, you're in the perfect position to pray.
Goodness gracious.
Usually I would have put up links to my friends' awesome blog posts, but I advise you to go to all of them in the blogroll. Not just because they might be about elections (but I know for sure Twin4God and A Girl of Many Colors' is about our president), but they're really great. Better than mine, I can tell you that.

JUST 'CAUSE OBAMA's president right now, doesn't mean he wil be forever. It's best not to "flee the country", like my friend's mom wants to do (though, it's really funny how she's acting about it).
So we're going to have a hard time for these first 4 years. But what if it turns out kind of bad, and EVERYBODY decides for McCain?
That'll be real good.
But for now God has a plan for him, our country, and the whole world.
We're not sure yet, but I'm sure we'll see. :)

Praying,
~Bookie

November 4, 2008

What Song Are You Singing?

Have I ever told you guys that I love to sing? Maybe not in public, because I'll get insanely nervous and shy, but I do. I've heard I have a nice voice, but the songs I'm singing is what means something.
I share a room with three other siblings. I'm part of five, and there's only one boy. He has his own room--blessed child. :P Well, I share it with my twin sister, and two other little sisters. The moment I woke up was when my mom knocked on the door, trying to get me up, and so we did. WE got up and the moment my twin sis sat up, she said, "I have song stuck in my head right now. And I've been barely up for a two minutes. Though, I only have the tune, I forgot the title and the words."
So we asked her to hum it to us, and right after that, I knew the song.
So I started singing it, very groggily.
"My God is so BIG, so STRONG and so MIGHTY, there's nothing my God cannot do!"
Coincedence?-- I think NOT!
I've had the song stuck in my head all day since this morning, and it's already one. I don't plan on it leaving, and right now I feel like singing it.

HAS ANYONE THOUGHT ABOUT, NOT JUST THE VOICE OF THE SINGER, BUT THE WORDS HE/SHE IS SINGING? Or MAYBE the what the song is ABOUT?

I find my self listening more and more and MORE to people say, "WE WANT CHANGE!" or "NOT TOO MUCH CHANGE!"
The first time I really got into this whole Obama and McCain thing--this whole election thing, I heard that there was just the MORE EVIL and the LESSER EVIL. I quoted it. Yes, I really did. I quoted it a few times. But now I've stopped.
ISN'T EVIL just PLAIN EVIL?
Why say that. Mine as well not vote at all if that's what you're thinking.

This post isn't to offend you. I'm a McCain supporter and so is the rest of my family. Maybe I can't vote, but I do tell people I'm for McCain.
Supposedly he's the lesser evil. And I guess that's okay, but come on guys...
We keep saying, "I hope ____ is gonna win!" (For me, that blank spot is McCain.) But how about we also say/sing, "My God is so Big!"? (It's fun too!-lalalaa)

I'm praying now for God to just pick the right person, and of course He's gonna do that. Which one is that one? We have no clue, but it's all in His plan. :)
What Song Are You Singing???

Myyyyyyyyyyyyy GOD is so BIG!....
~Bookie

November 3, 2008

You and I, I and You--US!!!

OH. MY. GOODNESS. DID you SEE the title of my blog? Okay, that's a line from Pirates of the Carribean, and you might already have seen that movie and have known that line from anywhere, and you're like "My gosh, who cares?" BUT what a coincdedence!!!! <---I'll tell you why...

My post is about the elctions and what we did last night. What is really cool, is that I randomly just wanted to put "You and I, I and You, US" from Pirates of the Carribean, because You and I represents all of us in this country, but what I didn't realize till right after I put it in my title was that if you put periods right after 'U' and 'S' it makes--get ready for it-- U.S.!!!
Random I know, but I'm one of those people that get really excited over the stupid coincedence. :P
I just had to tell you guys that.
Ok, back to my topic.

Yesterday I was typing away with my NaNoWriMo story after church, and I found out that my dad was holding a prayer meeting here at my house at 6:00 pm. What NO ONE (but T4G and my twin sister) knew, was that I was kinda behind in my writing. --Check out my NaNoWriMo blog "Bookie's Nano" in my blogroll--
And so I was trying to rush, but take my time and whatsoever, but I also had to clean the house with my mom and sibs PLUS other stuff. I had no idea how many people were coming, but my mom bought a lot of food for a lot of people.
How did it go, you ask? Well, it went:
AMAZING.
A PRAY-ER MEET-ING. Those kinds of meetings are fun and nice, but sometimes they get really tiresome. We hadn't had one in a while, so doing this one was cool. But what was amazing was that we were all crammed into my living room and dining room. Why is that amazing? Was that there was that many people. PRAISE GOD!
We were all sitting there and praying for our nation. No, the women did not pray out loud (that's not our jobs when there are men there), but we were praying along. The age range was at least from 50 yrs old to 16 yrs old men.
That was cool.
We were all either sitting tightly on a couch or shoving chairs right next to each others.
WE prayed and prayed for about an hour at least for our country to do the right thing. For the right president to be voted in. For our nation to be saved.
The Pledge of Allegiance says "In God We Trust", guys. NOT "In Man We Trust". NO.... It's not that.
Do you know how off we are? How a LOT of the U.S.A. is unsaved? In God We TRUST, In GOD we MUST, IN GOD--HE'S JUST.
Merciful.
Kind.
Loving.
All-Powerful.
Amazing.
He's better than all of our presidents. Whether it be Obama, McCain, or our current one, Bush.
Whether it might have been Romney, Clinton, or Huckabee.
He's better. God's better than any of them.
And all we have to say and do is "In God We Trust".

Pray for our nation either now, tonight, tomorrow, or everyday. It doesn't just have to be for Election Day on Tuesday, even though that's what we did pray for.

You and I, I and You, U.S.

In God We Trust,
~Bookie