Sunday, December 27, 2009

My Birthday....

Yesterday was my birthday! I had a great day and a very relaxing birthday.

I love birthdays and I think having mine so close to the holidays really controls how prideful I am about my special day. It humbles me to know that mine is so close to Christ's. Jesus' birth is so much more important and so much more special than my own. My father and I talked about this and I really think that this is why He made mine the 26th.

Anyway, my birthday was great! Sometimes my birthday is remembered more easily by people and other times people are still celebrating Christmas that day. I got some sweet phone calls from my family and friends, including my violin teacher. She's so sweet! :-) (Thank you Mrs. Anderson!)

One of my favorite hobbies is doll making. Which most of you may not know. I get craft books from the library all the time and I love this one woman's technique for doll making. She has made four doll making related books. I got two of them for my birthday!! Yeah! I have been working on a doll yesterday and today. I am going really slowly with it, because I made some home made Christmas presents this year that took up a lot of time and had to be done quickly. I want this project to be very laid back and stress free.( Maybe I'll post some pictures of my new doll after she is done.)

Hmm.. what else did I do. Well I played apples to apples. Which is a really fun card game! We got it for Christmas. I've been wanting it for a while, and we got it!

At the end of the day we went to the Golden Corral and then watched the Emma movie. (One of Jane Austen's books turned into a movie.) This is the second time I've watched this version. I understood it more this time because I have been reading the book as well. It's a really great movie. We watched the one with Gwynth Paltrow playing Emma. It only had one kiss in the whole movie!


I am so happy to be alive and 15 years old! God has blessed me so much this year and I am looking forward to another year to be a daughter of my Heavenly father and Earthly Father.

I am waiting to get my driver's license and soon I will be.......( Did I get ya? :D) Retake! I am waiting to get my learner's permit and hopefully be learning to and trying to drive a bit.I am a little nervous but excited at the same time. :)


This turned out to be a longer post than I thought of writing! Well, I told you. I love birthdays!
Others' and my own.

How do you like to celebrate your birthday? Any let down's on your birthday? What about exciting birthday's from the past?


Blessings from a new and maybe not too improved 15 year old, me!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Greetings...



I hope you had a very joyous, peaceful, and lovely Christmas!!

I know I had having a very blissful one!

Praise God for the wonderful gift of Christ and a time to celebrate our awesome God..

May your days be merry and your new year be a wonderful, blessed one~!!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Birthday To Maggie....

Maggie: My wonderful younger sister. She is now 12 years old and a very sweet young lady. I am very happy to have a Maggie in our family. Life in our home would not be half as joyous with out her! Here are twelve things I love about my sister that I would like to share:

1. Her calm, sweet, temper. She can control her temper in most every situation.

2. She is a very personable girl. She has different ways of putting things that I would not even be able to describe as she says it.

3. She is a wonderful artist. I learn a lot from how she draws and paints things.

4. She is eager to learn and loves to show people new things that she has learned.

5. Her cheerfulness is contagious.

6. When we get sick she usually gets it the worst of us all, but doesn't complain.

7. She is very creative and has an idea for almost every project we tackle.

8. She is good at describing details that happen if we go on vacation or a if she remembers a childhood moment.

9. She is good at accomplishing tasks thoroughly and quickly.

10. She cares about people's feelings and gets very upset if she makes some one sad.

11. She is a Christian and loves the Lord.

12. She is the best Maggie I have ever known, and I know quite a few!


I am so thankful for 12 wonderful years of Maggie!

Have a wonderful, blessed, cheerful, happy, exciting, enthralling, joyous, birthday Maggie!!!
May God bless you and keep you on His perfect plan for your life!




And may you all have a blessed day!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bed and Breakfast

My mother, baby brother, and I spent Friday evening through Saturday morning at a cozy bed and breakfast, and a quaint town square where Lumpkin court house was built. We had a very enjoyable Lady's night out, shopping and relaxing with only one baby to take care instead of three little ones. :) We were able to tour the whole house. I took some pictures of the other bedrooms, too.

We shopped around the square and ate dinner in the Smith house restaurant, which is an all you can eat place where you sit at a huge table with strangers. I didn't think I would enjoy it at all but, it was a very unique experience. We learned a thing or two about the people at our table and I'd like to go again some time. You never know who you'll sit by!

I took 168 photos the whole trip! I'll pick out a several of my favorites. ( Oh! This is going to be hard!) 


 The Parlor...

Eating area...



Our room...
Outside...



Beautiful bedrooms...



The Square










My mother and brother waiting for me to stop taking pictures. ;)



                                     

The Smith house

 



What a fun trip!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Abby's give away

My sister Abby is having her first give away for a lovely set of hand made stationary and cards. Click here for the details.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Two Awards!!

I got awarded by Miss Taylor at Proverbs 31 in training!
Thank you Miss Taylor!
I would like to award this to
Abby
Miss Jen
Miss Meggan
Miss Erin
Miss Rachel


And another award from my sister Abby!!! Thank you dear sister!



I want to award:

Abby

Miss Mattie


Miss Rachel

Miss Jen


Have a blessed day!







Monday, December 7, 2009

A Tag

Here is a tag that was on a blog and any one can do it! I have never been tag before and I wanted to do one because they look fun. :)


1. Six names you go by:


Hmm...

Leah

Leah

Leah

Leah

Leah

Leah

:) That's what I go by!




2. 3 things you are wearing right now:

1. Blue winter shirt

2. Blue Mary Jane slipper socks

3. Khaki skirt





3. 3 things you want very badly right now:

1. A new craft project

2. Snow

3. A nap :) I am really tired right now!




4. Three things that you did last night/yesterday:

1. Baked brownies

2. Drew a picture of a reindeer

3. Went to a Christmas piano recital. (Along with my two sisters.)





5. Two things that you ate today:

1. Pizza bagels

2. pretzels





6. Two people you last talked to on the phone:

1. My Father

2. My friend




7. Two things that you are going to do today/tomorrow:

1. Wrap Christmas presents

2. Play my violin





8. Your three favorite beverages:

1. Water

2. Hot Chocolate

3. Lemonade





This tag is for any one and the following people:

Abby

Mattie

Mother


If you know anything about tagging please comment. Do you know if you can make up tags or if they are just made some how? ( That might not be the right way to phrase it but, if you do know please comment!) Thank you!


Have a blessed day!!



Saturday, December 5, 2009

Feminism and the role of Women

Feminism might seem quite harmless. When you are a feminist you want equal rights and the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. It might seem harmless. I think people today take our rights for men and woman too seriously. They think women can do every thing men can do, but is this what women should be doing? We might wonder why God made a man and a woman. Why not just make one? The bible tells us that men and women have different roles.


The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Titus 2: 3-5

The bible tells us that we the women should be the keepers of the home. We should love our husbands and children. We should be obedient to our own husbands. Should we go and get a job and be independent with nothing in our way? 1 Corinthians 11:8-11 Explains that neither man nor woman should be independent from each other and we should be dependent on God. We should not go and do our own thing. We should follow God's plan for our life and the scripture.




Ephesian 5:22-24

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.




Ephesians 5:25-28
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.


In these two verses it shows how we have a different way of living from men and that we have a different role. Although our roles are different they are both equal in their significance.

Proverbs 31: 10- 31

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

This verse shows us what kind of woman God wants us to be.

I am sure you could prove how a woman can do any thing a man can do. But, is that what we should do? Should we be exactly like men? I think we should try our very best to be a woman of God. Through scripture we see that the roles of women are different. The question is, should we follow what scripture (God's word.) says? Should we ignore and go on with our life as if we are the boss and we can make what ever decision we want? If we want to please God and stay on the narrow path then yes, we should follow this scripture and keep our life tuned with Christ's word.



What are yours thoughts on Woman's role, and feminism?


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Give Aways Galore

I will be having a give-away when I reach 100 posts on my blog I am not quite sure when that will be, but I hope soon!!! While you wait for my 100th post to come. Here are some give-aways for you to enter. ;)



Kayla is having a give away!


and....


Maggie is having a give-away!


and.....


Joyfully home will be hosting a give-away soon, with details tomorrow.



Have a blessed, joyous day!!!!