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