November 28, 2010

Clinging to the Cross



This is one of my favorite songs at the moment. Tim Hughes rocks.

~MaidenOfEmmanuel

November 26, 2010

No, I have not fallen off the edge.

I lost a follower. It made me sad, but I realized why.

Would you like to know why, or do you already know?

I realized that I don't have very many fun things on my blog, and that is about to change. Truly, I know that I tell you I'll do a lot of fun stuff on my blog, but it never beats actual fun.
Another eason of my losing a follower is that I don't blog as much as I used to, but I will try to change my posting frequency as well. I plan to blog more, I just have so much school, plus NaNo. I've had this post saved as a draft forever, but I hope to post it soon. It's on fearing God :).

Anyway, I'm putting a new poll up, I also have this really great idea to do a book giveaway on the book that I'm reading currently, but that's an if, I'm completely unsure.

Otherwise, I'll be posting more fun stuff, as well as I hope to keep up my important thoughts posted as well, and to blog more frequently.
Unfortunately, I have no fallen off the edge of the earth. Or is it the face of the earth?

God bless,
MOE/MaidenOfEmmanuel

November 18, 2010

PAKISTAN: ASIA BIBI—DEATH SENTENCE


"On Nov. 8, Asia Bibi was sentenced to death by a judge in Pakistan, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts. The judge also fined Asia $1,190 (U.S.) and told her she had seven days to appeal the decision. VOM contacts reported that her attorney will appeal the sentence.

Asia was arrested by police on June 19, 2009, and charged with blasphemy after she engaged in a religious discussion with co-workers. Many of the local women, including Asia, worked on the farm of Muslim landowner Muhammad Idrees. During their work, many of the Muslim women had pressured Asia to renounce Christianity and accept Islam. Her family is one of only three Christian families in a village of more than 1,500 families.

On June 19, there was an intense discussion among the women about their faith. The Muslim women told Asia about Islam, and, according to VOM sources, Asia responded by telling the Muslim women that Christ died on the cross for our sins. She told them Jesus is alive. “Our Christ is the true prophet of God,” she reportedly told them.

Upon hearing this response, the Muslim women became angry and began to beat Asia. Then some men took her and locked her in a room. They announced from mosque loudspeakers that she would be punished by having her face blackened and being paraded through the village on a donkey.

Local Christians informed the police, who took Asia into custody before the Muslims could carry out their plan. She is currently being held at the police station in Nankana city. Christians there had urged the police not to file blasphemy charges, but police claimed that they had to go forward because of pressure from local Muslim leaders.

VOM is assisting Asia’s family and urges you to continue praying for Asia and her family during this difficult time. Pray that her appeal will be successful and that God will act on her behalf. Pray that Christians in Pakistan will continue to stand for Christ" (Stacy L. Harp "Christian Persecution").

If you'd like to see the actual article (though I copied the whole article here) then click this link: http://www.persecutionblog.com/2010/11/pakistan-asia-bibideath-sentence.html .

Pray for this lady to have courage in dying in Pakistan for her faith in Christ Jesus, the true Savior,
MaidenOfEmmanuel

November 9, 2010

Beyond the NaNoLand

There's a title of a novel called Beyond the Summerland, so I kinda mixed NaNo into that title and see up there how it just worked and...eh, I'm lame.

I just woke up from a nap about half an hour ago and I'm just thankful that I didn't sleep longer than an hour. I have those moments where I feel tired and fall asleep and then suddenly I'm up three hours later, completely lost in time.

NaNo is still going but extremely hard with the time I have. A blog I'm following actually posted a really funny (at least in my mind/opinion) post about her struggle with NaNo. If you want to read it, click this link: NaNo Land VS The Looney Bin.

Blessings,
MaidenOfEmmanuel

November 1, 2010

1667 words seem a lot harder now.

I've officially started NaNoWriMo and I'm already stumped. Can you believe that?

I added the NaNo word count widgets but they don't seem to be working quite well - unless my problem is my computer and you can see my word count perfectly.

Why am I stumped already, you ask? (I really should stop assuming you [guys] are asking these questions)
Well, this is the beginning of my second "fantasy" novel. Technically it's not really fantasy, but more "Biblical" times (when I say "Biblical" I'm referring to the fact that people are using swords, there is a prince, and I use town or village instead of city... oh and mules, and horses, and carriages.) I've attempted fantasy before but I never got past it, which I could have written that novel, but it wasn't my favorite novel-- and I'm just typing away.

*little interruption* Here I have my Microsoft/I Stand at the Door document minimized on my laptop screen, stumped and having the hardest time for hours trying to write my NaNo novel, and then I pull up my blog and start typing away a long and lengthy ramble about why I'm stumped that is aready currently 197 words long in a matter of five-ten minutes. 197 by the time I finished writing the word currently. *finishes/quits the interruption*

Anywho, I know I can write fast, but this story's genre is way out of my comfort zone. If you have read before my synopsis's of my last two novels, I'm sure you realize that I'm not used to writing in a darker and older way before.

Maybe if I blog this much everyday, I can count it as a warm-up and it'll warm my brain to write - bogging I mean.

Are you tired of me?

Blessings,
MOE

Word count: 300.