December 27, 2009

God - He loves and exists

I was driving to my grandma's house tonight. And I was listening to this Christian radio with my mom. It was this lady, who's a Christian author (Lisa Harp? the radio just said she wrote the book "A Perfect Mess" or something rather), and she was talking about the book of Psalms. How the book is almost like a diary of David.
Complaining to praising, he just let all of his emotions out. But what she was also stating was that God loves us no matter what. That was pretty cool to hear.
He wants to hear it all.


So what about being a goody-two shoes, or TRYING to be perfect? No one is perfect, but it's nice to be Christlike. No matter what, though, God still shows His love. He doesn't want you working on yourself and not being dependent on Him. He wants to HOLD you-- tightly, and He won't ever let go of you. That's awesome.
Without His love, you wouldn't have hope to live. <-- That's even more awesome knowing He's always loved you.

--Which brings me back to tonight. My mom, after the radio ended there, asked if we wanted to hear anything (my sibs were in the car too). She'll let us listen to our music during carrides, which is pretty nice of her. :) And I think she was happy when I suggested a Chris Tomlin CD (I'm a huge fan of Christian artists and I think I've gotten her hooked on the guy's CD :P). Anywho, as we got on the freeway, the music started and I noticed a ton of car were lined up at a streetlight. We passed them and sped up and more cars we passed, but this time, on the freeway with us. And each and every person's face was focused on something. Yeah, it was their driving, but I couldn't help but think "There is no possibilty that God doesn't exist."
THINK ABOUT IT FOR A JUST A MOMENT.

What if God didn't exist and there was no heaven or hell?
What if there was no God that didn't show us His amazing love? <--[Through Jesus Christ, our Savior, Creation, and the Bible.]

We would be dead. -- But I don't feel dead because I accepted Jesus as my Savior.
But looking at all those people... There's just no possible way that you can just die and stay dead. Never go anywhere. The realization has to hit everyone.
It's IMPOSSIBLE. You've worked so har for -what?- nothing, and then just die? I don't think so. Baseball players to ballerinas to preachers to people who don't do anything. We all will be equal someday. I'll be equal with everyone in heaven, but I'm GOING somewhere. God sent Jesus Christ, His son, to earth to save us all. That's in history.
And that's absolutely cool.

I love the fact that I'm going to live forever, and spend the rest of my life (after death on earth) with Him.

Blessings,
MOE

(BTW, the song by Chris Tomlin was "Sing, Sing, Sing"... Or something liek that. Anywho, it added great affect. :D)

December 18, 2009

Historically Modest

A friend of mine's sister has a blog called "Historically Modest", and it's a blog of her sewing pieces. She's made skirts and dresses that are all modest and perfect for girls. Though I'm not sure what she does with them, the blog is fun to read. :)
Today is the end of her give-away she was having, but the things she makes are really cute.

Check her blog out: Historically Modest

***POSTING MORE SOON!***

Blessings,
MOE

December 7, 2009

An answer to prayers gives encouragement to my prayers.

It's been a really long time since I've posted some of my thoughts. And not that any of you would like to hear/read them, I think I'll still post this one. It's really important to me. :)

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


So mof you have read that post of mine-- and that was last year, when I wrote terribly-- so some of you also beared with me there. I wrote more awful than I do now, it's kind of sad. But this isn't what that post OR this post is about.

The second part of that post, there's a story about a girl (Yali) and her boyfriend (whose name is Robert, actually). I was saying how Robert was not a Christian, and that it would be really nice if he became saved. But it's hard to have a reltionship when you're a Christian and someone else isn't. No I have never experienced that, but my parents have told me that. Some adults, who've experienced it, have told me that, too. So we did have a LITTLE hope. There was the fact that his girlfriend's family is a Christian, and that they would lead him to Christ.
But I also remember a remark from someone (I don't think I was dreaming, I think it was actually from my friend Prism) about how that would be really tough and most people don't recommend it. I respect that comment a lot. It's true. Just like I said up there, since it is hard, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either.

But want to hear something really awesome?
Robert is now saved.

Oh yes, the young man is now walking with Jesus. And it's really exciting and encouraging to hear that. It happened about a few months ago, I believe, and he still hasn't gotten baptized-- but he's following God.

So prayer works most definitely.
No matter what, God listens.

And that encourages me a lot.

I told my friend, who will remain as Lu for now, about a guy that wheeled me down in a hospital the other day.
--> I got another endoscopy done for my stomach (some of you have kept up with my blog for over a year and know exactly what I'm talking about), and when it was finished and I was ready to go to my car, they told me that I needed to be wheeled down, because I wouldn't make it walking (which is such a lovely thought :P).
Now, if some of you remember, I posted about last year-- and the young man who wheeled me then.
Hospital Visit

All in all, the guy bascially didn't even give me a second thought of how I'd appreciate if he talked to me instead of texting a foot away directly across from me. :P And honestly, that's okay-- but this time the guy that wheeled me down really wanted to chat.

And I got a chance to talk to him a little about God and our religions. Now HIS fiance (yes, in a total of five to fiteen minutes, I can find out about when a person wants to get married, what's his religion, and what he wants to be without imposing :P) is a Catholic. And I was asking some questions, and in the end of our conversation he was like "We'll see how complicated it gets." (I did make a remark about that before).
Right now, even though I am most likely never ever going to meet him again, I'm praying for Felix. It'd be awesome if everything-- all of his plans he told me about for his future and stuff would work out, but it'd be even more awesome if he became saved. He's not anything. :P He just "respects [his] girlfriend's religion" but that's it.
For him to become a Christian would be awesome. And though I probably will never know, it doesn't hurt to pray for him.

Blessings,
~MOE

November 18, 2009

Are bees really this busy?

UPDATE: Guys, if you're very observant, you'll se that I have actually figured out how to put links under my profile picture!!

I'll be cleaning this blog up pretty soon. ;)


Anyway, for those of you who have been following my NaNo blog, sorry that I have not posted in a few days. NaNo, stomach, school, and... well yeah-- has actually gotten me stressed.
MOE? STRESSED? Nahhhhh. :P

Well, November has been pretty busy. But it's easing up-- and I'm getting my own laptop pretty soon. So school will be done faster and easier and yeah... Hahah. :D

I've been meaning to do an important post, but I've been so busy lately... I now know the literal meaning of "busy bee". :P

Anywho, I'll blog a little later. :)

VISIT MY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG up there! It's just a click away, guys. :P
I'm not the best, but I'd love comments. :)

God bless,
~MaidenOfEmmanuel

November 1, 2009

What in the "NaNoWriMo"?!

*breathes a heavy sigh of.... exasperation(?)* I don't even knowwhat that sigh was. :P I have officially decided that I'm going to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).
WOOHOOO

And I'm solemnly serious with all of those O's. :P I just don't know if I'll be capable of doing it.
BUT, I will for surely give it a try!
(If you don't know what NaNoWriMo is, here's a link of my old "about NaNo": "NaNoWriMo".)
My NaNo blog: Bookie's NaNoWriMo. YES, my NaNo blog is NOT updated from last year. It still has Bookworm4God as it's logo, so oh well... But yeah. :)

I already have a title and plot.
Title: The Petals of Rose
Plot: "A foster-girl named Roseis visited by a "counselor", from a certain organization consisting of scientists who want to analyze the student body. Apparently, the sixteen year old girl has a perfect personality to attend this picky school, for she's one of the few hundred chosen. While she's trying to get used to the fact she's not alone always anymore, she's trying to discover herself, but the only way to do that is to follow God and His purpose for her in life.
Pretty soon, she makes a couple new friends, one being her "guidance counselor", and the other being her counselor's nephew. She falls into a habit of journaling her thoughts every day, and expressing herself around her new friends-- but most definitely not around her abusive uncle, who's been hiding crates in her room from who-knows. This mystery has got her curious and she'll do anything to make sure that hatever she's become "involved" with, isn't illegal.
Rose's interesting life is turning upside-down one place, and right-side-up in another. But with the helping hand of God, it'll be perfect in the end.


I hope it sounded interesting. You guys tell me what you think. :) i already started it about a month ago, but the reason I do NaNo is for motivation. I haven't gotten past eight pages. I kind of need a goal for this month to actually work through it. I was capable of finished Cured, I can be capable of finishing this book too.

On another note, I've added a couple more pictures to my photography blog, so check it out, por favor. :)
MaidenOfEmmanuel's Photography: Capturing Creation (URL addres: http://maidenofemmanuel.wordpress.com/)

God bless,
MaidenOfEmmanuel

October 29, 2009

MaidenOfEmmanuel's Photography

I HAVE REDONE MY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG. REPEAT. I HAVE REDONE MY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG.

Hehhehh.

Okay, yes, I had one called "Crazy Bookiekins" but let's ditch that one. I will be deleting that one.
My new and improved on is called MaidenOfEmmanuel's Photograhy, and the link is:
http://maidenofemmanuel.wordpress.com/ .

The shortcut:
MaidenOfEmmanuel's Photography


I'd love it if you visited. :)
And yes, you'll figure something about me that I haven't posted absolutely publicly around here.
;)

Posting more soon and God bless,
~MaidenOfEmmanuel

September 29, 2009

My Comfort Zone

OVER a month guys. Can you believe that? It's been a little over a month since I've last posted.
I know most of you are fine with tha-- but I'm sure not.
Sooooo... I'm sorry. Hah, I will make sure you update WAY more than I have lately.
I haven't even been on the forums at all, for those of you who are a part of it

School has gotten in the way, and I spend a lot of my free time doing something else.... Or yeah. I haven't spent as much time on the computer in the past month as I used to. But I'll make sure you keep in touch here again often like I used to. :)
Anyway, I've officially decided I don't need to do another "I'm Not Alright" post. There's not much more to talk about.
Buuuuuuut, I do have some little things I'd like to say.


So lately I've been a little more.... sensitive about things. And, in a certain sense, it's helping a lot. I've been convicted about some stuff, and I sooo want to be closer to God than what I am now. I want to follow Him better.
Something I realized, though, was that in order to get closer to Him, I needed to figure out some stuff and get rid of some other stuff.
Well, it just so happens that a very close friend of mine sent me a package RIGHT when I needed it about a few weeks to a month ago.

I had received this package earlier on in the day and it had letters, pictures, Christian CDs (T.A.N & other worship), and this humongous card. I was extremely happy about it, and then after went on to do other stuff. But later I wasn't having such a hot day, and I wasn't in a very good mood... I had frustrated and feeling entirely out of it with myself. So I decided I needed to do something about it. It was later on in the evening and I most definitely did not want to go to sleep feeling this way.
I went over to my bed, sat down for a moment and realized what I was really craving was a worship time. Well wait-- maybe craving isn't such a right word. I NEEDED something that would help me. Who or what could help me at such a time when I really just didn't know what I was searching for? Certainly a friend or family member wouldn't understand the inside feelings I didn't even know HOW to explain.
Who? Who?? WHO?
Oh yeah. God. That's Who. ;)
I sat down, remembered that in the package, on that very large card, were verses my friend found. She said that they were verses on peace. She also claimed that they made her feel really good, so they'd make me feel good.
A lot of verses could make me feel good.

But whatever. I decided to get a CD and look up the verses.
Crying and highlighting, I looked every single one up. And I've decided to share some with you. (By the way, I'm feeling way better. Just for everyone's curiosity sake)

[[From the NIV]]
"For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
John 6:40
"For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;"
Psalm 91:11
"But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one."
2 Thessalonians 3:3
"And again, 'Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples.'"
Romans 15:11
"Many nations will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths. The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem."
Micah 4:2
"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him."
Jeremiah 17:7
"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."
2 Thessalonians 3:16
"The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion."
Psalm 116:5
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28
"Sing to the LORD! Give praise to the LORD! He rescues the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked."
Jeremiah 20:13
"A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished."
Proverbs 28:20
""
John 14:6
"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Psalm 144:2
"Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. (23) They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Lamentations 3:22-23
"'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(4)Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
(5)Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
(6)Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
(7)Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
(8)Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
(9)Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
(10)Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 5:3-10
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize."
1 Corinthians 9:24
"O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago."
Isaiah 25:1
"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
Proverbs 16:3
"(2)He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart
(3)and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman,
(4)who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts,
(5)who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
"

Psalm 15:2-5



They may not have the same effect on you guys, but I'm sure you'll enjoy reading them. :)

God bless,
~MaidenOfEmmanuel

September 16, 2009

Your Time

Yesterday was very tragic.
Why?

A girl in a school somewhere here in my city (I believe), got stabbed to death.
&&&&
Someone got shot, thirteen rounds put in him, and was put to death.



This reminds me of a very old post of mine, when I wasn't very good at writing. It was called Me or You?

The person who stabbed that girl to death yesterday-- he or she hasn't been found out, I don't think.
I'm pretty sure, though, that whoever shot that boy, he was arrested.
--I'm not exact on these though, because I hate reading or wtchings the news, so I just listen to everyone else telling their stories--

The point about this, though, doesn't have to do with how they were killed. It's that they died. And by some of the stories, I'm doubting they were saved. I'm not completely sure, but there was a police officer I know that saw the boy who was shot to death, the night before, assuming he was robbing a house, but didn't have proof. He just lectured him.

This is sad. Really sad.
Do you realize that neither the boy or girl knew they were going to die?
That they didn't know they only had several hours to decide where to go (heaven or hell) left?

Because I think a lot during car rides, my car ride back home last night, when I was out, was spent thinking about this.
Everyone, no matter how much someone might supposedly "hate" life, have dreams and something they're hoping for. Whether its for the end of the week, the month after, a year later, a decade later, etc.

They didn't know that they only had so much time to decide a very important life choice.

A friend of mine and I had been discussing the new school year a few months ago. We were excited, and we had worries that are small compared to the new one we both have now.
Suddenly we find out her dad has a tumor in his head, probably placed in the worst spot. And it MUST be treated right away. Must.

Yes, they're all Christians, and that's absolutely AWESOME, and if her father DOES die, he'll be heading to spend forever with Jesus. YAY!! :D
But the less yay is, what if he wasn't? He is, but if he wasn't, he now only has so much time left.

I honestly don't know what's going to happen tomorrow to me. But I do know for a fact that I'll be in heaven if I die on the spot. I DO believe in Jesus, and I've repented, and I've made a commitment to spend an eternity with Him.
But what about you? Or the people around you? It's so sad to see people you know for a fact that haven't made that positive decision I've made.
I keep thinking about it, and the only thing I CAN do is pray.

Pray for the people around you to be saved.
It CAN make a difference, even if it doesn't seem like it at first.

God bless,
~MaidenOfEmmanuel

September 14, 2009

I'm still alive!!

ALRIGHT, so it's been like... forever since I've posted, and even longer, a post of my thoughts lately.
I've just been so busy with school and such!

------But, a friend *coughs and winks*, asked me to at least inform you guys that you haven't gotten rid of me yet. I know, I know, I can hear all the groans. *sighs* But nah, I'm just busy with school and the baby and church--that's all. ;)

This is NOT an "I'm Not Alirhgt" post, but my next one will be!!

Some of you actually offered nicknames for me. I think that'll be my next poll!! :D

I just decided to tell you guys that I'm still alive!! Muhahahahaha.

~MaidenOfEmmanuel

August 27, 2009

IMPORTANT: MUST READ ~MaidenOfEmmanuel

WHY THIS POST IS SO IMPORTANT? I realized that I've been using the name "Bookie" for a while, and though it's been fun and all using it... I've decided to change "bookworm4god".
Guys, my new name is now MaidenOfEmmanuel.

The fun part about this? I know it's so confusing, but to lessen that up, I'm letting you guys pick nicknames. I've already thought of a couple, but I'd love to see how creative you guys are with that.
I know I've had old blogger friends (such as Prism, Ian, Araken, Sapphirra, Paris, Camden, Bryce, etc...), so this'll be a little confusing, but unless you've read this post, you'll understand. :)

Sorry for the confusion.

The baby is gettng cuter every day, and I LOVE holding her. She's so sweet!
Also, school's starting up, and I'm wondering how frequent my blog posts will be, but if you guys need prayer for that, I most definitely will pray for you! Or any other specific or non-specific prayer requests, I'd LOVE to help. :) Some of you have already asked, and I so appreciate the honor of praying for you. :)

Please do pray for me in school wise. I'd appreciate that.

I can't believe this summer is leaving already!! It's like flown by... Insane. :P

Which brings me to...........*sound effects "dun-dun-dunnnnn"*:

I FINISHED MY BOOK!!!! *happy-dances* It's called Cured, and it was for my NaNoWriMo. It took me FOREVER to write (almost a year), but I did it! And it shouldn't have taken me so long, but I got kinda lazy. *blinks*
Anywho, it's 138 pages long, and 83 or 84 thousand words long. :D I'm thrilled about it, and I've already started another book called "The Petals of Rose".
I think it'll be better than Cured actually... :P

Well, later gators! (And I'm serious about the prayer guys. :P :))

God bless,
~MaidenOfEmmanuel

August 6, 2009

The other day I officially became the oldest of six...

GUESS WHAT?!
My mom had her baby, and I now have another little sister. She's SO cute.
And for the nickname that I will be referring to her as, it will be AJ (that's an official nickname around here so far...). :)
One of the reasons why I haven't posted for a little while is because of her. I'll continue the "I'm Not Alright" posts soon, but I have to get underway with helping taking care of AJ.

Want to see a picture of me and AJ?



She's ADORABLE. Like... The cutest baby I've ever seen. :D And I can't wait till she comes home (tomorrow)! *squeals*

But yeah. Just thought I'd let you guys know what's been going on a little 'round here. ;)

Have a great week(end)!
God bless,
~Bookie

July 25, 2009

"I'm broken inside, And all I go through, it leads me to you..." I'm Not Alright - Part Two

The second part of "I'm Not Alright"! *cheers* Hahh, okay, you guys might not be cheering, but yeah. :D
I would've posted sooner, but I've been suffering from laryngitis and fevers. :P JOY.
Anywho, my last post was about the issue of giving in, giving up, and being "cool". This one's a little different.

If weakness is a wound that no one wants to speak of
Then "cool" is just how far we have to fall
I am not immuned, I only want to be loved
But I feel safe behind the firewall

Can I lose my need to impress?
If You want the truth I need to confess


I'm not alright, I'm broken inside
And all I go through, it leads me to You

Burn away the pride
Bring me to my weakness
Until everything I hide behind is gone
And when I'm open wide with nothing left to cling to
Only You are there to lead me on.

'Cause honestly, I'm not that strong.

I'm not alright, I'm broken inside
Broken inside
And all I go through, it leads me to You
Leads me to You
Closer to You
Closer to You
Closer to You

I'm not alright I'm broken inside
Broken inside
I'm broken inside, Broken inside
And all I go through leads me to You
Leads me to You

I'm not alright, I'm not alright
I'm not alright ... that's why I need You.

Vs.(part of)2 and chorus:

(...If you want the truth I need to confess

I'm not alright, I'm broken inside
And all I go through, it leads me to you)


Have you ever had a problem with at least two family members or friends, and the more you talked to one of them aabout it, you actually become better friends/closer with that person? It's happened to me before. I'm trying to work out a problem, and I end up becoming better friends with a person involved.
--I think that can relate to "I'm broken inside, And all I go through, it leads me to You."
*FOR EXAMPLE* There's being "...broken inside...", and that can count as "one person", there's also "...You...", and we know that's the second person, then there's "...I...", and that's you, as the third person.
In the song, You, refers to God, and I'm referring it to God too. --As the second person.
~Everytime there's an issue that involves being broken, me, and God, I always end up "discussing" it with God, and I feel closer to Him.
Look at the first verse for a moment. The last line mentions a firewall.
"But I feel safe behind the firewall."


+++Christians feel safe behind our/the Firewall. And there is absolutely no turning back.+++

When you become closer with Him, He becomes your Firewall, your Shelter, etc. Who wants to run out in the middle of a thunderstorm instead of being safe? Some crazy person.
>Well, even when it becomes stupid stuff, or just being broken inside... God will help in so many ways.<
___________

This post wasn't very long, but I didn't intend it to be. I hope you guys liked it though. :)

God bless,
~Bookie

July 11, 2009

"Can I lose my need to impress? ...I'm not alright..." I'm Not Alright - Part One

Part One: The Issue of Giving In, Giving Up, and Being "Cool".

I wonder if you guys have heard the song "I'm Not Alright" by Sanctus Real. I know there's at least a couple of you that have listened to Sanctus Real. They're a reallllly good Christian band-- but that's not the point.

Read the title, por favor.


The actual song goes like this:

If weakness is a wound that no one wants to speak of
Then "cool" is just how far we have to fall
I am not immuned, I only want to be loved
But I feel safe behind the firewall

Can I lose my need to impress?
If you want the truth I need to confess


I'm not alright, I'm broken inside
And all I go through, it leads me to you

Burn away the pride
Bring me to my weakness
Until everything I hide behind is gone
And when I'm open wide with nothing left to cling to
Only you are there to lead me on.

'Cause honestly, I'm not that strong.

I'm not alright, I'm broken inside
Broken inside
And all I go through, it leads me to you
Leads me to you
Closer to you
Closer to you
Closer to you

I'm not alright I'm broken inside
Broken inside
I'm broken inside, Broken inside
And all I go through leads me to you
Leads me to you

I'm not alright, I'm not alright
I'm not alright ... that's why I need you.



The first verse really kinda... well made me think. I mean, that sounds normal compared to usual, because we all think deeply a lot. But I'm referring to the fact that most kids/teens(/even adults) we're all wounded with a weakness. And it DOES have to do with being "cool".
--I did a bunch of blog posts on creating ourselves (1, 2, && 3). They weren't written very well, but they got my point out.--
There's a lot of things haveing to do with peer pressure. And you may not think you're dealing with it a lot, and you might not, but usually in the back of your mind there's always the little "What will ____ think of me then?" or "Maybe I SHOULD do this...".
The issue is whether it's the right thing to do or not.

Yeah, I deal with that a lot. Of course, I can't think of any THING that would give someone pressure, but I know people do.

~Sometimes those people don't even realize what they're doing to you.
~Andthen, unfortunately, sometimes they do.

But it doesn't really matter if they do or not, does it? It only matters about what your decision is...
I'm not going to give some huge lecture about what you should and shouldn't do, no worries. I know you guys already have the sense of "wrong and right". It's your choice; but I am going to tell you my feelings for it.

Vs.1: It's sad to see a lot of people having their weakness like that, and "cool" IS where they fall. They DO feel safe not being criticized, and the only reason why they feel safe like that is because feeling loved is what we want most.
I know for a fact that if I don't feel loved I feel awful. It makes me want to cry that I'm not good enough for some people--that I'm NOT behind the firewall. But then, when you think about it... Well, I'm still loved by the One who's MOST important:
God

...In the end, everything will be fine. We all need encouragement sometime rather. We all face tests, whether its pressure or something else. Please, it's a lot of things.
But I finally figured out WHY there are so many tests in life.
I thought it was just how far we'd be able to get... And it is, in a sense. But it's also preperation. If I can't even last very long in one trial, I won't be able to last in the future with whatever had to do with that.
That made me realllly determined.

God won't ever give you something you can't handle-- but people give up sometimes. They think they can't make it or aren't strong enough handling something, when that's not the truth. But the only way you CAN get past whatever pressure it is or trial (or whatever you'd like to call it), you must seek God.
"Cool", I've figured out, is just a way of saying that people think you're...well, neat or fascinating. At least that's what I've noticed so far.
**But I've also noticed that not giving in to a lot of things, or not giving up, has made me still "cool"--especially to God.

And it's a pretty great feeling.


End of part one.
God bless,
~Bookie

P.S. Sorry it was ended abruptly! Gotta run. :)

July 8, 2009

"...Mountains bow down and the seas will roar, at the sound of Your name. I sing for joy..."

I'm sure at least some of you guys recognize that song. I would have used ten billion others, but I already have in other posts, and this one seemed to work.

...Well, what's the main point of that title? Specifically those lines that are part of the lyrics to "Shout to the Lord".

~"Mountains bow down and the seas will roar, at the sound of Your name." --WHOA. Hey, I don't know what you think, but that's kinda intense. Even creation praises God! That's awesome.

Yesterday I went ice-skating with my youth group... And there's always been a reason why I like staying home more than going out to places. I always thought it was because, at least where I live, people can be really rude. I also don't like being in huge public places where there are TONS of people. But why? That makes almost no sense. It sounds like I'm crazy. I'm acting like a hermit... for no apparent reason.
I got off the ice pretty soon (compared to everyone else who stayed on) after, and I found my cousin and asked for money to get something to drink. She hands me some cash and I stand in line by myself. --But there was this weird looking dude in front of me. I mean, his mohawk only added to the odd look. He was just strange.
--I was trying to be polite and look around, even though I knew exactly what I was going to say to the lady when she was done with him, but he started mumbling and stuff! There was obviously something wrong with him... And though I wouldn't wanna be in a back alley with him, it was... really sad to see. His wife didn't look much better than he did. And I didn't know if those were his kids or not. All I could automatically tell was
this guy needed Jesus.

So did his "wife".
So did his "children".
It was awful. And ofcourse... as a girl and as a "teen who knows nothing", I couldn't say anything about God or Jesus, or how much his life could be so much better.

Same goes for the next guy I saw. And the other people that were there... My heart was suddenly burdened. How come mountains show more glory and praise to God than we do?!
I'm looking at these people, and though I'm not fully sure they're saved or not... I can hear cursing, and I see people doing wrong stuff, and it's just... absolutely not right.

"Shout to the Lord, all the earth let us sing. Forever I'll love You, forever I'll stand. Nothing compares to the promise I have-- in You."

I'm so burdened with the knowledge of this suddenly--that I would rather stay home and be "safe" than out there. Though we should ALL go out there. We're here to spread the Word, not keep it locked up.

I hope you guys liked this post. It wasn't the happiest, but it had really knocked me around last night...

God bless,
~Bookie

July 5, 2009

A hot Independence Day...

I hope everyone had an awesome fourth of July!! It's usually always fun for us. Parade, chill, then fireworks. =) I LOVE the fireworks, and I actually got a ton of pictures and a video of the grand finale! I think I shall post it sometime later... for I'm not feeling very great.
Which brings me to the title of this post. Yeah, where I live it gets really hot, but this time it was hotter than usual. Yesterday my sister and I started up on a cold, and then we got a fever. I hardly had any sleep last night (only like, three hours), and then I thought I was all better this morning.
So I went to church. :P My sister stayed home because she still had a major fever, but I didn't have it that bad. Well when I got to church I was REALLY sore (I think from the fever), I felt EXTREMELY weak, and I looked pale. I stayed like that (in pain) for the whole time and finally got home. My twin was still feeling bad, and I was just ridiculously tired.
--Resting like a bum, I wake up and my fever is 102.-something-. JOY.
I'd really like some prayer for my family. This isn't fun at all. I DO think I'm getting better, but I sitll have to go through this process of fighting it. *sighs*

So yesss. :)

God bless,
~Bookie

June 19, 2009

Praise in our prayer

It's been a LONG time since I've posted my "Important Thoughts", so I decided to do so. I was going through my comments on my first few ones, and you guys were amazing enough to take in my posts! :D Such nice things said, I'm shocked now. But anywhooo, here's another one you can choose to endure or not. ;)

Praise in our prayer

--What a topic! :P

I pray ALL the time. Do you? Or... Maybe it's one of those "every time I eat, I ask God to bless the food" or a "Lord, let me sleep well. Thanks." Is it?
I just finished a conversation with a friend today about prayer... And how you sometimes just forget about God. You may not mean to... And He may be in the back of your mind, too..... BUT, prayer is extremely important.
And if it's just repeated prayer, it suddenly becomes unimportant. Not only do you ask for the blessing of your food or a goodnight's rest, but also requests about other things, asking for forgiveness of your sins--and PRAISE.
Praise?

Oh yesssss. A very important thing. Why do you believe in God anyway? Why do you trust in Him? Hmmm?
I know, for a fact, that God is almighty and powerful. I've been taught that forever, and I completely believe it.
-I also believe that He's awesome. In everything He does, it's for better not worse.
--So... Wouldn't you want to PRAISE Him? Your joyful for even having Him in your heart! He makes you happy and different from all the others that don't believe in the One.
Another thing I mentioned already about was asking for forgiveness. We're all still sinners. No matter who we are, no matter what we do, no matter where or what time it is, we're still sinners. On this earth, we're just here to witness. Jesus' dying on the cross for us... yeah, that was amazing. Tell Him that! He sent Jesus to DIE for all of us. PRAISE.
I don't do enough of it. It's sad how a lot of us just take it for advantage.
There are way more things we could praise Him for... This could be way longer.

*What are the other things you can think of?
*I'm pretty sure we can praise Him in more ways than prayer-- so suggest! :)

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Thanks for reading!

God bless,
Bookie

June 18, 2009

Boggle!


Yes, the name of this game is called Boggle. You may or may not have heard of it, for I'm pretty sure it became popular, and then maybe unpopular. :P
BUT, I've been playing it lately. Especially with my dad. It's a word game.
It's almost like Scrabble, but it's not.
--[[You need to have a pen/pencil and paper in hand.]] You have a bunch of cubes with letters on it (like dice, though you just replace the numbers) in a box. You shake up the boxand they all scramble around until you stop mixing the cubes. They then fall into little squares that can hold them (there's sixteen in all to hold the sixteen cubes). Once that's over--while NO ONE is peeking, you have a sand-timer (or any timer, for that matter) that times three minutes. Flip it over the moment everybody is ready. You take off the lid of the box, then, and VOILA! In those three minutes you will have a bunch of jumbled letters to make words from!

But there's a trick!


All those letters that form words MUST connect. Either next to each other by being right across or diagnolly--they need to be connected.
Two or more players then write down each and every word they find. When the timer stops, signaling for the end of those three minutes, everyone needs to compare the words. If someone got the SAME word as you did, whether its a word with one letter even, you can't count it. It must be a word in the dictionary--it cannot be an abbreviation.
If you've crossed an E, and it's the only E out of all the cubes, and you need another E to fulfill that word--you can't cross over it again. No repetion.

Whoever has the most words in the end of that game wins. Obviously no one found that word and it's real.
My dad and I go on till who ever reaches 100 or beyond first, wins. It's a TON of fun, especially if you love spelling like I do or reading/writing. :)

Hope you guys try it!

God bless,
~Bookie

June 15, 2009

More Beautiful You

GUESS WHAT?! This is crazy! I had my Crazy Bookie-kins blog (my photography blog) comment settings on automatic! So all the comments were just set to publish automatically, and I didn't know people were commenting--telling me that the pictures weren't working! BUT, I gots the comment thing fixed AND I also gots the pictures fixed! There are several new ones, and the other ones are working now too. :D ENJOY!

That wasn't the point of this post though. :P


Okay, so Prism/AGoMC introduced me to Jonny Diaz--the guy she's posted about on her blog.... And I absolutely fell in love with his songs... So I decided to post about one in particular. Or post it, actually.

It's called:

More Beautiful You

Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine
Says she wants to look that way
But her hair isn’t straight her body isn’t fake
And she’s always felt overweight

Well little girl fourteen I wish that you could see
That beauty is within your heart
And you were made with such care your skin your body and your hair
Are perfect just the way they are

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don’t buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you

Little girl twenty-one the things that you’ve already done
Anything to get ahead
And you say you’ve got a man but he’s got another plan
Only wants what you will do instead

Well little girl twenty-one you never thought that this would come
You starve yourself to play the part
But I can promise you there’s a man whose love is true
And he’ll treat you like the jewel you are

So turn around you’re not too far
To back away be who you are
To change your path go another way
It’s not too late you can be saved
If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget
Can disappear they can all be washed away
By the one who’s strong can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears dry all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world
He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light He will show you truth
And again you’ll see through the eyes of a little girl

Jonny Diaz



Here's the link to the video too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXSkd8apbWM

But I would recommend just LISTENING to it before you actually see it. That's how I did it, and read the words, but it worked. :D

Have a great week!
Posting moer soon, too.

God bless,
~Bookie

June 7, 2009

I appreciate living a little more...

Okay, well... WOW. I wonder if my title brought curious visitors to those who have me in there blogroll/update thingy. ;) Hahh.
YESTERDAY was just full of excitement--and pain. I really do mean that I appreciate living a little more.
June 06, 2009, I was going to a baby-shower and I was in bascially my church clothes (except for my jeans), and all happy-go-lucky. It had just finished POURING and my mom parked the car across the house from where the part was being held, and along the street (parallel, on the grass). I hopped out of the car with my twin and while my mom started crossing the street, we were faced with a pretty long-- and kind of wide-- puddle right on the street. We basically couldn't go around it, and I didn't want to get wet, but I didn't have my sneakers on. But my sister did. She held my hand and we were about to jump, but then I hesitated and didn't. She made it across, but I was still standing on the street before this puddle.

Alright, news-fact for the people who didn't know: I'm not only scared of heights, but I'm scared of jumping things. Those kids that jump off those high stairs, making it to the ground all excited and not hurt--oh man, I could never do that. BACK to my story...


-----So then, my sister looked back at me and started laughing. And I was not happy with that, it made me look like I was just really scared or delicate--so I jumped. Here's where everyone rolls their eyes and calls me stupid, idiotic, etc.
The moment my church shoes (which DO have line 1-inch heels) hit the ground, they went flying up in the air.

[[Okay, remember in those cartoons how when a character would fall, their feet would REALLY fly up from underneath them, just making it look even more fake? Yeah, IT CAN BE REAL. Because it literally happened to me.]]


Nahh, my back didn't hit the street first. --My head did. Oh man, oh man, was it painful. All I remember is jumping and then my head exploding on me. My sister came running over to me, because while she and mom were walking away, my collision with the ground made a pretty great sound.
The first thought that came to my head was
"Oh, Lord, I love you."

-I was so thankful. Why? Not only did it not SO MUCH sense INTO me, but I hadn't died. Just a little worse and I probably would have lost consciousness.-
I had a SEVERE headache for two hours. None of the two "*starts quoting in commercial voice* Extra-Strength Tylenol" worked. I was at the baby-shower for an hourand a half, starting to feel nauscious-- I ended up at our Children's hospital, and FOUR HOURS of being there, the CAT Scan said I was clear, all I have is a mild-concussion.
Guess what I FEEL LIKE doing (because I'm not permitted to doing so) right now?
Happy-dancing. =D

I cried at how many times people called to check up on me. My sister left her Facebook status that I was in the ER, and so many people responded to it. Everyone that said they were praying/hoping I felt better and asking for updates either called or e-mailed. --And it made me feel so much better. I didn't realize that even adults cared about whether I was feeling alright or not. I also realized that life was a little more precious to me than I thought.
You know how there are some people that say they really couldn't care whether they were alive or not. How they absolutely hate life? Most people call them emo or something, but there are people that aren't even stereo-typed and they act like they couldn't care what life is. I started JOKING around with people who were like that, I would always pretend that maybe it wasn't so important as I thought--as some people would say it was.
I probably wasn't close to dying, but my head got hit pretty ridiculously hard. When I had left I had rushed out the door, but this morning I just sat with my youngest sister because I was making up for the time I hadn't said goodbye to her yesterday.

God IS awesome, amazing, powerful, merciful, great, all-mighty, and everything else great you could ask for. He's BIG and He can carry you anywhere, anytime.



*~*~*~*~*~*
So there's my story. :P It's okay if you didn't even read the whole thing, it was pretty long... I'm stuck here at home while everyone's at church, so I had the time. ;)
Though if you did, I hope you got my meaning in the whole thing. It's pretty clear. I used to love life. I just love it even more now.

God bless,
~Bookie

June 5, 2009

Cured

GUESSSSSSSSS WHATTTTTTTTTT?!?!
I'm practically finished with my book Cured! I'm super excited. A few more scenes, and I'll be done. I see the ending coming near, and that has me extremely excited. =D
So far I have 116 pages. In book format, it'd probably be 210 pages. (I'm using Micrsoft, and I clicked the "Read" button)
I have, so far, 70,741 words. :) That's the FARTHEST I've eveer been, and it feels pretty great.

Anywho, I know, short post... but yeah. I'll post soon some more!

Later gators!

God bless,
~Bookie

May 28, 2009

"Creation's revealing Your majesty..."

I decided that I'd share a quick post on a picture I edited.

Remember that song I REALLY loved called Indescribable, by Chris Tomlin? WELL, I decided to touch up a picture I took some time I was in Honduras and added a quote from that song into it.

I hope you like it. Other than writing, photography and photo-editing is one of my hobbies. :) I love 'em all. =D

CLICK HERE RIGHT NOW. ;)

God bless,
~Bookie

May 23, 2009

Not ANOTHER stereotype-- just people. :)

Alright, I finally decided to write another serious(ish) blog post. :)
Yessiree, either stop reading now or continue with a warning. ;)
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Today we had a work day--with my church. Or at least some of my church. And everytime we have a work day, I find it SO much fun. Otherwise I'd just find a way to stay with my mom or something. But I love helping people. And if you [guys] have been reading my blog for a while, I'm sure you have noticed my Honduras posts. I love the whole fact that I'm not being lazy and I'm actually doing something worth while. =D
Anywhooooo, we were working at a Child Ministry building that an "elderly" (they honestly aren't that old...) couple owns. They do a Bible school during the summer and a ton other stuff. But they go to my church, and that's one of the reasons why we were helping. :)
--The building is pretty big, but we were just doing the front lawn (since there's really no other lawn), and it was on VERY busy street. There were not only adults, but kids and teenagers working! It was fun, and we no one is ever excluded from any type of work unless it's children with dangerous tools. :P
Some of the young-adults and kids were out on the sidewalk trimming and raking a hedge. I had a pair of clippers and I noticed there were people looking at us from the bus stop that we had to pass in order to get to the hedge on the outer side.
I wasn't proud of them staring, but I was happy.
Wanna know why?

After our work we had a devotion. And usually at every event/gathering (whatever) we have we have a devotion. It's really nice.
Well this one was about missionary work-- and how we seperate people, even if we're Christians. There are the missionaries. And what's so different about them? Well people just seperate them by saying they go out to a foreign country and start preaching the gospel. This might be missionary work--but... it's not about leaving the country. The work is about preaching/witnessing (because ladies should not be preachers, thats why I added the slash) EVERYWHERE we go.
Some of the greatest work of telling people about Jesus could be inside your neighbors house! It does NOT have to be somewhere special. It's already special enough that you witnessed.
The people watching us... Some us were asked what we thought about the devotion. And everyone's answers were great. I also found that we were doing missionary work ourselves. See, what I saw was people standing by a building that ministers to children about the gospel--with a huge sign saying "Children Evangelistic Ministries", which was INCREDIBLY obvious to others-- looking at Christian kids to adults working and helping another person.
It was a great feeling. And I loved it. And I learned that we don't need to do something extremely important in order to tell people about Christ. :)
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God bless!
~Bookie

(P.S. I saw on the poll that most people wanted a new layout--and I couldn't agree more. It wasn't the best, even if I did like it some. So I hope you guys like this one better!! :))

May 10, 2009

It's MOTHER'S DAY! *nudges a reminder*

It's Mother's Day today!! And guess what? I almost forgot. *smacks forehead* My mistake. :P BUT, we did do stuff with my mom and it was fun. Church was great, we handed out small journal-type notebooks to all the mothers we have. It's been nice. =]

AND HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the mothers out there reading this blog, too. :) I hope it's been a God-blessed day, and will continue to last.

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OKAY, so guess what? My blogoversary came and went! THREE DAYS AGO. I've been so buys with my school, I just totally did NOT notice.
Anywhoo-IT"S BEEN A YEAR!! A very great year! I've created new friends, just by posting on a dinky little blog I have. I'm happy that the friends I have on here, penpals or not, you guys have stuck with me. :P And the new ones.... Let's just hope you have just as much of ednurance as they do--'cause you're gonna need it with me. ;)

I need some prayer, I'm going back tot he doctor's for a chek-up with my stomach. I just ran out of my medicine that I've been taking for about I-forget-how-many months now. But yeah.. I can tell my gastritis is better, but I'm not fully sure it's gone away. I went with it for quite a WHILE not knowing and not treating it... so yeah.
I had my test, thanks for the prayers about that! I truly appreciate that. :) I think I did pretty well, but I'll have to get my resuts before I get my hopes up WAY to high. :P
My mother is due in July with another SISTER. I'm going to be the oldest of six, and part of five girls plus a boy. What FUN! :D

OH, I reached the 65,000 word mark of my book! I'm so happy!!!! =D

Thanks for reading.
God bless,
~bookworm4god [AKA: Bookie]

May 7, 2009

Test TOMORROW!

This is going to be a short post. Sorry, guys...

I'm asking for prayer for tomorrow. I'll be taking my final test, and as a homeschooler I'm taking the IOWA test, but it's just like the FCAT.

Please pray I do well. :)


I'll post some more sometime soon!

Thanks guys.
--God bless,
~Bookie

May 1, 2009

Some AWESOME posts by fellow YCFers &&&&&&& A question asked by YOURS truly. ;)

So there have been some really great posts from some fellow YCFers! And I've enjoyed reading them lots, because mine could never get that good, I'm linking to the ones I've especially liked. ^_^

One that helped me think a lot was Ian's post, Challenged Faith I've actually had that same phase, even though my dad's a pastor. It's just a super sudden thought that comes, and the thing is, I STILL believe, I just want to find more proof that way I can witness better. Gracias, Ian! :)

Another one I really enjoyed reading was Sapphira's post, Loneliness The verse is COMPLETELY true (there's probably more in the Bible like that), and it shows that there will always be Someone there for you, no matter the circumstances. *grins* Thanks, Sapphira!

And part of a little series he's been doing, Camden (who was originally Elliot Reed) has been posting about love. :)

Love: Part 1: What Is Love?
Love: Part 2: Kinds of Love
Love: Part 3: When Love Fails .


Thankies, Camden! ^_^

Check 'em out! AND I picked the blog posts concerning faith in Jesus and love. The other recent blog posts that others have been doing, it's not to offend, I'm just picking a certain theme. =] I'm moved by a couple of them!

God always loves us.
He'll never forsake us.
And He is there.


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On another note:
I have a test this next Friday. The 8th. I'd love prayers. It's the final test of the school year for me, whether I pass this grade or not. I REALLLLLY need to. :P

I've finished the WHOLE entire O'Malley Chronicles(by Dee Henderson)!(WELL, I'm in the prequel right now...) If you don't get this, then read The O'Malley Chronicles .

I've been keeping up with the polls, and I noticed that there are votes on changing my layout. Prism/aGoMC has asked me to change the font color because she had a hard time reading it--which I did! BUT, if that's not the only thing you feel like my changing, then TELL me. I'd love to know exactly what. There's always room for more improvements, no need to be shy. I love HONESTY. *grins and winks*

I'll be doing more important posts. Lately it's just been lyrics or about me, and I liked doing my "Important Thoughts" that are there in the sidebar.

My blogoversary is COMIN' UP! 6 more days, thanks to a reminder! (I hadn't been keeping up with it, but WOW. I can't wait!) :D

Again, tell me if you want something different going on for the blog. Especially the kind of stuff I should do to express my Christian faith and things. This blog is to honor Jesus.

God bless,
~Bookie

April 29, 2009

Even When =]

Hey!! So I had some time to post right now, and I decided to post about this song I have come to love by a band called Seven Places. The lyrics are great, and it's the 4th song on my playlist. :)

"Even When"

This week, I prayed, one time
My phone, it rang, I put You on the other line
And now my thoughts they drift around
My knees remain unacquainted with the ground
Unless my faith is put to the test and I am forced to bow
Although I'm in this flesh it doesn't mean You shouldn't have the best
from me, from me

[Chorus:]
Even when my eyes are dry
even when my soul is tired
even when my hands are heavy, I will lift them up to Yu
It's not about how I feel, oh Lord I am here for Yu
I exist for you

I close my eyes but all I see
Is a background of black, bouncy squiggly lines
And this week's mistakes coming back to mind but
I will lift my voice and make a joyful sound
Forget about me, I only get me down
Although I cannot see it doesn't mean I shouldn't sing to You, to You

[Chorus]

You've given me Your life and have held mine together yet I find
Excuses to slouch in my pew
But when glory divine
Is sitting in my very presence, the least that I can do
Is give my all to You, give my all to You

[Chorus]




ANYWAY, hope you enjoy!
~Bookie

April 22, 2009

The best weather, plus MORE! =]

It's the end of April, right guys? NORMALLY we'd be getting rainstorms--well, at least where I live. And it'll be super-duper hot too.
AND IT HAS.

But last night, we just got a "cold" [AKA: cool] front, AND it's been sunny all day.
Though I still love the rain. Thudnerstorms and cold fronts AND sunny days are the best kind of weather. :D

I was writing in my journal the other day while it was pouring outside, and I found PART of it worthy enough to type ot in this entry:

April 20, 2009--*<3:)
It's raining right now- and I love it. It's like the sky's opening up, drenching the world and making it clean. Brand-new. It makes me eager to go outside when its sunny and just enjoy the life and colors, that are now more vivid than before. The song, 'Indescribable' comes to mind. 'From the highest of heights, to the depth of the sea-- creation revealing Your majesty... You placed the stars in the sky, and You know them by name. You are amazing, God." <3


Now, I know I'm not the best writer--AND I added lines from a song just to help myself out, but it says basically everything. God IS amazing. He IS awesome. And I'm tired of hearing and making complaints. The slightest things tick all of us off, and there's no point.
I find myself praying way more than ever before, and it helps. God's SO powerful. He can HELP you. He MADE you. He LOVES you. He loves you so very much, that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for you. Now what does that say? Surely someone who hated you wouldn't do such a thing. He's full of passion. Kind, merciful, loving are all words that describe Him--but are way too much of an understatement. He deserves better than the complaints, whining, grumbling, etc--that we make. The weather we have now is just great towards us. I'm pretty sure that we should praise and thank God with great attitudes toward Him.
=]
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On another note: GUESS WHO IS COMING TO SPEND FRIDAY NIGHT [yes, a sleepover!] WITH ME?!
Miss Brycie-kins/Twin4God!!

:D I'm so uberly excited. WE're gonna have a blast [no worries! ;)]! :D
I'm already going to start clearing my camera so I have more memory on it than I do now. :P Preparing for an evening full of FUN and craziness. xD

I hope you guys have a tremendous weekend!
God bless,
~Bookie

April 17, 2009

My writinggg =D

I NOTICED...that I have not posted about the story I've been writing--since November 1st (remember guys? NaNoWriMo...:D).
There's been part of a reason called "writer's block". :P Hah, I've been experiencing it on and off, and it's been extremely annoying. <_<

AND,
I'm experiencing it now.

lol. But, it'll leave soon. I've been inspired by Miss AGoMC/Prism (AKA: DoTella to me) with some parts. :D I'm now very excited to start my writing gain, and I officially have 101 pages && 61k words. :D That's exciting. I'll at least have 70k, I believe... Probably more.

So prayers are needed. This is not only for my enjoyment, but I'm dong this to praise God and His awesomeness. =D

Thanksss for reading! =]

Have a great weekend,
~Bookie

April 15, 2009

UPDATES! *cues the DUN. DUN. DUN. DUNNNNNN.*

BLOG UPDATES:
There have been things updated--and I'm sure that some of yo have noticed the new layout. BUT, now that I think about it, I probably have blogged about that one. =D

So, besides the 1) template, what else??
WELL, I just made a 2) new poll, that I'd LOVE for you to to check out. ;) Suggestions are always wanted. =]

I ALSO added a playlist. And what is that?? Well for those of you who are completely unaware of what that is, scroll all the way down to the bottom of this blog and you'll figure it out. Just a box full of songs that'll play unless you pause the music, OR get out of my blog site...:P

BOOKIE UPDATES:
I apologize for not posting as much as I used to. School has been all over the place that I just forgot for a week, and then when I have posted--the posts aren't very meaningful. I'll try harder on that. Though, in May I do have a test. And I've been prepping for that lately. Not fun at all. :P

My pal, Stomach, has had some "words" with me lately. :P My gastritis has been getting better. I haven't gotten extremely nauscious like used to, which is SUCH a relief. Those were the hardest of nights and days for me for about a year. BUT, I haven't felt like my total self at some points. I need some prayer for that. I've been too stupid at times, and have forgotten to take my medicine in the morning. And I'm supposed to take it half-an-hour before I eat breakfast, so when I'm spooning cereal into my mouth I cry, "Oh snap!" And then yeah... :P

I HAVE POSTED IN MY NEW PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG:
Crazy Bookie-kins

My friend Phoebe and I have created a photography blog, for she wanted one of her own and decided she'd like to share a little with me:
Sporadic Moments


That's pretty much it, I believe. =]

Dun, dun, GOD BLESS!
~Bookie

April 12, 2009

Happy Resurrection Day! =]

IT'S EASTER, guys!!! Woo-hoo! =D
The day we remember Jesus died and then rose up again on the third day.

I love listening to the story of the Resurrection. It's an amazing story.



Like I said, to remember this special event in our lives, on Good Friday we watched "The Gospel of John". Which was an awesome movie.
And today was church, which is always a beautiful day. =]

It's so cool to think about too....

ANYWAY, that was my contribution to today's holiday. :)

I was listening to one of my favorite songs too... And I thought it was beautiful for today too. The song's called "Legacy".

Legacy
What will they say when I'm gone,
In words that are written in stone?
Under my name, what will they claim about me?

Oh, I want to leave a legacy to be remembered.
More than just a memory that fades away
Because we only, we only get one life

Free me, my hands are tied
I'm so tired of wasting time
These endless inventions
Steal my attention from real life
And when its done, when its over

Oh, I want to leave a legacy to be remembered
More than just a memory that fades away
Because we only, we only get one life

And will the world see Christ
When they look at my life?
Oh, will the world see?

Mmm, come on, give me, give me, give me real life
And no more, no more, no more wasting time
Because we only, we only get one life (Just one Life)

Oh, I want to leave a legacy to be remembered
More than just a memory that fades away
Because we only, (Get one shot, at this one life) We only (One moment in time)
Because we only, we only get one life


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BY THE WAY, I've started a photography blog (I knwo I've already posted about this)--ANYWHO, the url: http://crazybookworm4god.blogspot.com/
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Have a great Easter!
~Bookie

April 10, 2009

Good Friday

WELL, today is Good Friday, or the last part of it at least... And I decided I'd share wth you what I did to remember it!

Tonight my church held a movie night. We watched "The Gospel of John", and it was a pretty good movie. I recommend anyone that is capable of handling a smidge of vivid violence (the crucifixion), to watch it. =]

It was basically the whole book of John. And though we watched the two-hour version, there is a three-hour version that's WORD for WORD in the whole book. It was pretty easy to understand too.

IT IS rated PG13. And I myself had to close my eyes... Even though I'm past that part. It just depends if you're mature enough to handle it--or if your kids are. But my whole family watched t. =]

ANYWAY, yeah. It was great to actually remember the day Jesus died for us that way. =D

Have a blessed rest of Good Friday, and Easter!
~Bookie

April 6, 2009

The O'Malley Chronicles

WOWEE. I've been reading and reading, and I'm going to now post about one of my new favorite series. :D

The O'Malley Chronicles
Introducing the O'Malleys, an inspirational group of seven, all abandoned or orphaned as teens, who have made the choice to become a loyal and committed family. They have chosen their own surname, O'Malley, and have stood by each other through moments of joy and heartache. Their stories are told in CBA best-selling, inspirational romantic suspense novels that rock your heart and restore strength and hope to your spirit.



Dee Henderson is truly an amazing author. She writes extremely well. And the stuff she puts about faith is great! =]
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I think I've gotten Bryce/Twin4God also into them, SO, it's not just me that thinks this. ;)

The O'Malley Chronicles has seven books in it, including the prequel. So far I'm on the fifth one. :) (BUT, I have yet to read the preqeul!) Each time I finish each book I'm truly charmed and I'm dying to read the next book!

I'm giving two summaries of the first book and the prequel (that way there are no spoilers. =D)

The prequel is called Danger in the Shadows.
Reclusive author Sara Walsh hides from the public for a reason. As a child, she was kidnapped (with her twin sister, Kim) and locked in a root cellar for nine days. Their father, a diplomat, balked at paying the ransom, and Kim died on the eighth day. Twenty-five years later, one of the kidnappers, who remains frustratingly elusive, regularly torments Sara by sending momentos of their time together. Sara is locked in a gilded cage, and the potential key, retired football player Adam Black, may be too explosive for a life lived in shadow, but he is convinced Sara is the answer to his prayers.


The first book is called The Negotiator. --And it's the one that had me truly getting obsessed with these books. (*rolls eyes* Alright, not obsessed, but REALLY into them. :D)
Veteran hostage negotiator Kate O'Malley has seen humankind at its worst. In fact, she has become something of a legend for her ability to parlay a successful outcome from even the most desperate situations. FBI special agent Dave Richman, introduced in Henderson's Danger in the Shadows, has every reason to have lost faith. But he hasn't and Kate has. From their first encounter during a bank holdup, these two very disparate people are inexplicably drawn to each other. But can they overcome the obstacles? Dave's Christianity is as much a part of him as his desire for Kate, while Kate claims no particular belief in God. And can Dave relinquish his need to protect Kate when it is her job to place herself in danger? But Dave may not have a choice when a secret from Kate's past returns to haunt her--or kill her. Full of surprises, Dee Henderson's The Negotiator is a walk on the wild side and readers will love every thrilling minute!


The second is called The Gaurdian.
One of the many siblings, Marcus O'Malley, a U.S. Marshal.

The third: The Truth Seeker
One of the many siblings, Lisa O'Malley, a forensic pathologist.

The fourth is named The Protector.
Another one of the seven, Jack O'Malley, a fire-fighter.

Fifth is The Healer. --I'm currently on this one right now.
Rachel O'Malley, one of the four sisters, a trauma psychologist.

SIXTH- The Rescuer.
The fourth brother, Stephen O'Malley, a paramedic.

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I have read another book she's written, called True Courage, but I think I'll wait on that one for another post. :D

Have a blessed week and a great spring break, guys!
~Bookie

April 1, 2009

"By Your Side"

I was searching for some new Christian bands/singers, and I came across this band called Tenth Avenue North. And I always listen to at least a couple of songs by whatever, just in case.

WELL--I loved this song called "By Your Side" by them. The lyrics were beautiful, and I liked the music. So I decided I'd share them with you guys. =]

"By Your Side", by Tenth Avenue North



NOTE: MAKE SURE THAT YOU PAUSE THE "INDESRIBABLE" SONG AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, in order to play it.

God bless,
~Bookie

March 21, 2009

Books and life! :D

WOW, so I've been going on this crazy reading streak, like I always am. :D ANYWAY, so I've had ten billion books on my hand, when, just last month, I had none!!! :P So, I'm gonna make a list of the "Have Read" AND "Is Reading".

Have Read

1) True Courage, by Dee Henderson
2) The Negotiator, by Dee Henderson

Is Reading

1) Thr3e, by Ted Dekker
2) The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
3) The Protector, by Dee Henderson

Sometime when I have time, I'll give you the list of my ten ABOUT TO READ's.
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Sorry that it's been so long since I've posted. I've gotten really busy with school--and I have to do a test prep for my IOWA test in May, which is gonna drive me nuts. :P
BUT--GUESS WHAT?! Mom's going to find out if she's pregnant with a boy or girl tomorrow!! I'm so excited!! :D

Talk soon, pray for me,
~Bookie

March 8, 2009

Material Possession Addiction - M.P.A

I know I haven't posted in a while since my 100 post/100 facts-about-me entry--BUT I wanted people to actually know that I wrote something like that. I know people who scim through, and it's fine... But my own mother is shocked I got to 100, just because I was having trouble at number 20. :P

ANYWAY, I've finally come up with something to post! And what is that?? WELL, I recently started thinking about how people are....obsessed, addicted, so involved, ETC--in material things.

So yeah-- the other day I was noticing how easily people get offended. And I was really wondering why. And the answer that came to me was: We try so hard to be liked. AND HOW do we try? We try dressing super nice, [for a female] most of us tend to fix up ourselves with make-up, we show people we have money, we try to act like the people we want to please--you get the point.
If someone that I was trying to please said "I hate you" to me, yeah, I think I'd be pretty upset. WHY? Because I worked pretty hard to make that person like me, and here my "friend" is telling me that they don't like me.

Last night I went out with my uncle, and little did we know that there was a carnival going on RIGHT where we went to. And that was fine--it was busy, but fine. And we looked at some art pieces and such, and we noticed that there were more than a few paintings (by different people), that had someone smoking a cigar. And then MORE THAN A FEW TIMES, in that crowded place, someone blew a puff of smoke from their cigar, and ungaurded, we walked right through the smoke. Yes, it was gross. And that brought up the discussion of a couple reasons why people smoked those stupid things.

Have you ever noticed that in some movie, when someone's having a problem, they pull out a packet of cigar(ette)s and they start smoking--and then they offer the packet to their friend? And etc. The whole point. They had a problem (and it's mostly men who do this in the movies), they start smoking. The world's a better place.
Or is it?

Are they really problem free?
Did they just FIX the problem by smoking?
Haha NO.

They just caused an extra problem called LUNG CANCER. --BUT, they think it's fine and that it looks manly and whatever.
Some material object they love for no reason. NICE.

Remember that cathedral I visited? The one really nice, and I had a post all about it? That there was a man kissing these pictures of whatever those people/saints were? POINT AGAIN. It's SOME other MATERIAL possession. --NO WAIT, some IDOL. It's one thing to like whatever object--the other is to WORSHIP it.

Girls and clothing/hair/jewelry/etc.
Boys and video games/movies/hair-product(oh yes)/etc.
You get the point.
In the Bible (somewhere, though I forget right at this moment), it says not to make objects idols.
What people have done these days. It's SO easy to hurt someone's feelings now these days because we spend all of our time working on ourselves for other people, but never for God.
Most people wouldn't care if God told us in person whether he liked this or not about us.
But as Christians we should. If He told me, "Bookie, I hate what you're doing and how you look." I think I'd be on my knees sobbing and repenting.
--Though some people wouldn't care. I hate how the world's turning. It's sick and wrong. Material possesions addiction is only the beginning of it.

*sighs*
Oh well.

Anyway, since I have a little sister begging to use the computer, I'll leave it like that!
:D lol

STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS!
~Bookie

P.S. SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO POST THIS ONE! (For some reason, I didn't realize that I hadn't pressed PUBLISH. *smacks forehead*)

March 2, 2009

100th post!

WHAT'S SO AWESOME ABOUT TODAY?

WELL, it's my one hundredth post! lol. ANd though it's nothing special, I planned it out to do it along with ~Prism~/aGoMC/DoTella to do it on the same day. And it turns out that Twin4God/Bryce's 100th post is today too! :D

HOW COOL. haha

So yeah, I'm linking to them....

1) ~Prism~
2) Twin4God

:D SO yeah... YAY.

ANYWAY, ~Prism~ and I decided to do a hundred things about ourselves, so this is mine. =]

1) I love to write
2) I'm homeschooled
3) I play the violin
4) I love math
5) I can play my own songs (I've created) on piano
6) I'm addicted to M&M's. Their my drugs, basically. :P
7) I'm a Christian through and through
8) I can't draw anything very well
9) I doodle a ton
10) 2009 is the best year so far =]
11) Princess Aurora (AKA: Sleeping Beauty) is my favorite Disney princess
12) I ran out of books a couple months ago, and now I have ten that are awaiting my eyes
13) I'm writing a book
14) I don't know Spanish, and I should
15) I love photography
16) I love to talk
17) My favorite type of movies are sappy, historical, and mystery ones. =]
18) I'm into drama
19) I love music
20) I only have a few best friends, but they're all pretty amazing
21) My favorite food is lasagna
22) I love Italian food
23) My favorite colors are brown, gray, and blue.
24) I'm half American/Cuban
25) I can get pretty crazy, but some people like it... :P (They're crazy)
26) I like wearing jewelry
27) I really like Sprite and Coke
28) I love DISNEY WORLD :D
29) I have a 100 paged book right now
30) I'm usually a loner....
31) I love friendship bracelets, though I dislike making them
32) I love roses
33) My favorite movies are Amazing Grace, National Treasure, Pride and Prejudice, and Meet the Robinsons
34) I used to play basketball
35) I like nailpolish
36) I used to act like a tomboy, but now I embrace my girlness a LOT
37) I'm pretty blunt
38) I'm nice
39) I've gotten closer to God in 08 and 09 then ever before
40) I got baptized on Easter
41) I almost died twice
42) I am so forgetful, I call it short-term memory loss. I can literally forget a day later what you say
43) I like The Beatles and U2
44) I wish I could learn how to ride a horse
45) Even more, I wish I could ballroom dance--even though that sounds so strange. I REALLY do.
46) I'm extremely unflexible
47) I had people sign their names on my sneakers I have currently
48) I have a digestion problem
49) I'm pretty random
50) I don't think I'm interesting enough to have 100 things about me
51) My favorite season is winter
52) I hate being cold, but I get cold way easier than most people. It's weird. O.O
53) I hate tomatos
54) I journal a LOT
55) I love giraffes and monkeys
56) Snakes scare me
57) I'm terrified of the dark and some PG movies
58) I love how my brother likes being with me
59) I like Valentine's Day a lot because people alwaysgive me chocolate sometime rather =]
60) I'm pretty good in school
61) I correct some people's grammar
62) I want to see Dark Knight, but I heard it'd scare me
63) I have a secret chocolate stash that know one knows where it is
64) My dad and I are pretty close
65) I used to think police were Christians when I was little
66) I've dissected a worm and a crayfish without getting sick
67) I love dressing up
68) I like photo-editing
69) My favorite president is Abraham Lincoln
70) I wish I was the child that sat in Jesus' lap
71) I want to live to one-hundred
72) I love challenges
73) I honestly think you should do Bryce's Scavenger Hunt (Look it up in my sidebar)
74) I keep my emotions locked up a lot
75) I used to be able to do the ABC's in sign-language, but no I'm not so sure
76) I wish I owned some library books... (maybe I should just steal some!)
77) I love to smile and laugh, but I honestly think I look weird laughing
78) I can get pretty serious at times
79) I wish I could fly sometimes
80) I love posting on my blog
81) I love meeting new people
82) I have an amazing Christian family <3
83) I like to chew gum
84) My dad wants me to learn Hebrew, but I don't
85) I have four siblings, and about to have a fifth
86) I have a twin sister
87) I don't look like her as much as I used to
88) I love winning :P
89) I like caffiene, but I try not to drink coffee much
90) I love the O'Malley Chronicles, and I've been trying to convince Miss Brycie-kins to read 'em for a while
91) I love mysteries
92) I doodle while note-taking
93) I don't think I see the world like most people do
94) I'm a tree-hugger
95) I like art
96) I don't watch movies very much...Only the ones that are my favorite
97) I volunteer in my church's nursery
98) I'd rather read then watch TV
99) I love spending time with my WHOLE family. Cousins and aunts and such
100) I love holidays


:D

Happy Monday!
~Bookie

February 28, 2009

My favorite Christian songs currently =]

So I decided to make a post of my most current favorite Christian songs. :D
(These are not in order. =D)
--AND, DoTella, this is my 99th post, so tell me when you wanna do the 100th one!! :P

Indescribable - Chris Tomlin
By Your Side - Tenth North Avenue
Belly of a Whale - Newsboys
Learning to Fall - This Beautiful Republic
Awesome God - Rich Mullins
Unaware - MercyMe
Hold My Heart - Tenth Nort Avenue
Shout to the Lord - Darlene Zsech
Beautifully Broken - This Beautiful Republic :D
Reborn - Rebecca St. James
Unfailing Love - Chris Tomlin
Joy - Newsboys
Take Me - Hawk Nelson
Love Is Here - Tenth North Avenue
Crazy - MercyMe
Fingerprints - Steven Curtis Chapman
Fallen Man - Relient K
Whatever - Steven Curtis Chapman
Beloved - Tenth North Avenue
The Surface - This Beautiful Republic
Let It Go - Tenth North Avenue
He Is Exalted - Twila Paris
Amazing Grace - ?
I Could Sing of Your Love Forever - Delirious? (that is the name)
Thy Word - Amy Grant

There's probably tons more, but those are the ones I have for now. :D

Hope you enjoyed. :)

Have a great day,
~Bookie

February 25, 2009

IMPORTANT NOTE: Following me blog--arg! *holds up pirate hook...or whatever that is*

GUESS WHAT?!?!?!?!?!
A couple people told me that they tried following my blog, but they said it didn't work. *sniffs*
SO, I went on a Following Gadget Hunt (FGH, guys ;))--AND I figured out how to make my following gadget work!

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HENCE, I am telling you, if you'd LIKE TO FOLLOW MY BLOG (which is preferred, of course. :D), then the link is there in my sidebar. =]

CLICK HERECLICK HERECLICK HERECLICK HERE

WHICH MEANS YOU! *looks up evilly, clasping hands together* MUAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!

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Have a nice day, :)
~Bookie


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February 24, 2009

Ooh, oh! *raises hand* I have a prayer request!

Hi guys! :D Look at me posting almost everyday, I'm proud of myself. :D Just kid...But yeah, to the point.
I have a prayer request I'm asking of you guys. Some of you guys know me in person and know that I've been kind of struggling with a stomach/digestion problem. And even those that don't know me in person, if you've kept up with my blog since way before, you should know what I'm talking about. ;)
Well, it takes away a LOT of my appetite. If I get sick I won't want to eat more than I can survive on basically. But I've been on medication and just recently (last Friday maybe), I had this sudden urge to eat everything I saw in my sights. And, yes, to some people that's a very bad thing, but for everyone that saw me and KNEW how weird this is--it was great. I had my entire appetite I had more than a year ago before my gastritis started happening. I've been actually losing weight through this, and it's gotten a little scary at times, but prayer helps a lot. I've been constantly reminded how great God is when he answers my prayers. =]
ANYWAY, Sunday I wasn't feeling so hot, and I didn't eat much, but yesterday was a little better. And I'm asking for prayer that I get my appetite back again. It was a great feeling that I could eat till my stomach was full and I didn't have to freak about getting sick. =D

BY THE WAY, I've only noticed that a couple of you have visted T4G's/Bryce's blog. Her Scavenger Hunt his gonna start soo nand hse needs a couple more participants! You don't even need to have a blog in order to do it. She's provided her e-mail, go ahead and just ask to join. Stranger or no stranger she'll welcome you anyway! :D
(Besides, I need a little competetion and ~Prism~/DoT/aGoMC is the only one that knows how competetive I can get. ;) :D)

Have a great week,
~Bookie

P.S. Now I have to go get ready to dissect a Crayfish!! BLECH. We have Biology today....*sighs*

February 22, 2009

My experience....At a Greek festival and a cathedral. :P

TODAY is Sunday. And not only did I go to church--but I was also taken to a Greek festival.... :D And it was interesting--but different.

The moment I get inside the building/church/cathedral, still in my church attire, I find that it's CROWDED with people. I was starving, but there were so many people, and so this lady, my sister, and I looked some jewelry (while my cousin did some other stuff). And I'm not going to go on about how unigue and pretty some of the rings, necklaces, and bracelets were...But Im going to tell you something EXTREMELY interesting (and I guess not good to Chirstians, like me--but I was just learning. *HOMESCHOOL MOMENT*):
There was SO much jewelry, but most of them had a specific design like each other. And that design was a solid color, and then a dot in the middle of it.
And so this lady (my friend), P, asked about it with some lady there at the table, and the lady said "Oh, that's an eye! If you wear a bracelet with that, it just shows that it's protecting you."
WHA?!?!

WELL, then everywhere I went besides that, I kept seeing tons of beautiful jewelry, and then amidst the many bracelets and necklaces, I would see some specifically with that design, just in different colors. A while later it started freaking me out. :P The superstition people used to have and have now....

The second thing I noticed was how colorful everything was! It was beautiful... I'd love to visit there Greece someday, but I don't think I'll ever get that chance. Oh well!

THIRD thing, that was also itneresting/not good...Was I went inside the cathedral next to it (that was also part of the festival), and this was my first time.
I was pretty stunned.

It was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I had never been in one before, and I was like "WHOA".
So we sat in there for a while, just looking at the colors and whatever. The ceiling was so high, there were pillars everwhere. It was COOL. And then I noticed tons of candles...I mean TONS. And when we finally started leaving, I asked why there were candles, because I didn't know what they were all about. I've seen them in movies, but I neevr thought to ask about them. No one explained it to me. But P did. She told me that they were for worshipping idols and such....I was like, "Oh?" And then she told me to walk with her to the foyer to leave, but when we were, she walked slowly and deliberately and told me to watch the man.
I had seen all the picture of people/angels/saints/whatever, and I was like why are those in here?? But when P told me to watch the man, I finally realized what was going on. They'd light a candle, set it down in some sandy part, and then he'd go up to this picture that was angraved or just there on some little stand/set and he'd do that cross motion Catholics do, and then kids the picture.
I just stood there.

I hadn't ever realized....I mean, I knew idolotry was still going on--I just never....thought I'd SEE it.

Ex 20:3-4 (NIV) "You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below."


Goodness gracious...I mean, I couldn't do anything about it, but I was like "WHA?"
The first time I saw him do it, it shocked me. Second time, right before I left, I wanted to smack him. The church was beautiful, but what went ON in that church... Stupid stuff.
God is the only one you should worship. Period. There's nothing more to say.

But other than that, I had a great day. :) Just thought I'd share with you my experience. :D

ACK. Tomorrow's MONDAY! *grimaces* Have a great week--do well in school kids! (*looks at self*)
~Bookie

February 19, 2009

Mhmm

Mhmm, you DID come to the right blog!
I just changed my template and picture, that's all. :D
I had three options, and when this one's finally gotten tiresome to me...I'll change it. The black and white one was really nice (thank you, Bryce), but I needed a new one for now. :D

I sincerely hope you like it--and if you do, TELL ME! Mucho appreciation :D

I also added words...because I have no idea if anyone ever reads my About Me...so yeah. :D

Prism/aGoMC, I'll get closer to #100..this is what? My 95th post?? :D

Have a great day,
~Bookie

February 17, 2009

Indescribable

I have a NEW favorite song/Christian-song! :D lol. So I know this is my second post of the day, but I was jsut reminded the name of the song, and I jsut listened to the song, and now I'm going to find more by him....
But at my church's Missions Conference, we kept sining a bunch of songs/hymns. And one of them stood out a lot. Maybe not to the other people, but I LOVED the lyrics. Except, the thing was, this was my first time hearing it, and I didn't know if I'd forget the name, the lyrics, AND the song. You have to remember, even if I've said this before, that I have a TERRIBLE memory. And I mean, no lie, I can forget five minutes after you tell me whatever....I have forgotten tons of things, and this was what made me kind of upset while I Was singing the song. Would I remember ANY part of this song? So when I realized that this part was the last verse to the song, I sang it over and over in my mind even when the congregation was singing it slower and only once.
GUESS WHAT?! I remembered that last part!!! :D lol. I later on found out the name, and I listened to it again. But yeah, you may have heard it before, so you'll probably agree with me how amazing this song is. =]



From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God



WELL, I loved it!
~Bookie :D

My crazily wonderfultasticallishicouslyness week!

Hip-hip-hooray! I had an amazing week last week. :) Why, is your question?? :D
1)I had no school for five days.
(Why did I have no school for five days?)

2)Thursday was my birthday!

And I'm such a girl, I asked for jewelry, nailpolish, and sunglasses. And I got them! :D haha--oh well


3)Friday was PACE, my co-op. But it was also a terrific day because that was the beginning of our Missions Conference!!!

Which was amazingful, we had a certain pastor there. And he was great!--(Except I didn't get to hear Friday night's wonderful sermon...because something happened. ~EMBARRASSING MOMENT~ *sighs*)


4)Saturday was VALENTINE'S DAY!

And oh gosh, even months before February, I was dreading that day. BUT I still had fun. I didn't dread it as much because it was still the Missions Conference!! :D Which was still amazingful.


5)Sunday, my good friends, was church!
I love Sundays :)

6) PRESIDENTS DAY!!!!

I found out some people weren't doing school on that day (other homeschoolers), and my siblings and I were able to convince my mom that one more day without school wouldn't make much of a difference! :D So my friend, who I'll nickname Shlee, came over. =]



So yes, awesome week. And now I just finished my school.....So I'm in for a not so fantastic, but still fantastic (because God made it) week. haha
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On another note--WHO IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD HAS NOT VISITED BRYCE/Twin4God's BLOG?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
And--WHO IN THE UNIVERSE HAS NOT DECIDED TO PARTICIPATE IN HER SCANGER HUNT?!?! I think I'm gonna change my poll to vote on her Scavenger Hunt... Guys, she asked for fifteen people, only a few (including me) have decided to participate in it (including GoMC for sure, and I'm not sure about some of you others).... But this isn't just to get people to visit her blog--trust me, she has people--but it's a way to have fun. All of us just sit around on our stupid chairs reading posts and writing them. It's time to have some MORE fun! It won't last forever. She changed some of the rules around, so I'm giving you guys the link to her updated version. And trust me, you may think these rules are great, but I kinda liked the older version. It was more challenging. :D
LINKS:
MY post about the Scavenger Hunt
Bryce's post about HER most totally awesome Scavenger Hunt
People, there is a reason why I have the icon in my sidebar! Do you see that adorable little boy and the spyglass? Yeah, click that button. Get to advertising her Hunt on your blog, and JOIN it yourself! It's gonna be super fun! :)
(and no, I'm not asking for points on this one, Bryce. It's super okay...:D)

Have a great week,
~Bookie

February 12, 2009

YCF and other

I have added a link to the YCF picture, guys! The question is: Where does it lead to? WELL it leads to the YCF blog! WOO!
We have so far 25 active and non-active members of the YCF. And I'm thrilled to have been in it for almost hte beginning (I believe--maybe not :P).

BUT there's a matter Araken brought up and if you haven't visted the YCf blog recently OR his blog, you should go! He's in my blog roll.
He's brought up the matter of having a leader or council. And I think it's a very good idea to have a YCF council. *nods*

BUT it's up to the other YCF members to vote on it...So we'll see.

ALSO, we have 2 NEW members! YAY. They'll be announced over the blog.

Have a great day...!
~Bookie

P.S. TODAY is my BIRTHDAY! :D