Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rebelution Conference...



 


        Here's us getting ready for the next speaker!  Abby, Maggie, Me.

Hello everyone! Yet again it has been a while since I have posted... :-)

My mom, sister's and I went to the Rebelution Conference here in GA! It was wonderful!!! The speakers were Alex and Brett Harris, who are twin brothers and their older brother Josh Harris. Here is a part of  the definition of rebelution from their website:

"The official definition of the 'rebelution' is "a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture." When you look around today, in terms of godly character and practical competence, our culture does not expect much of us young people. We are not only expected to do very little that is wise or good, but we're expected to do the opposite. Our media-saturated youth culture is constantly reinforcing lower and lower standards and expectations.
The word 'rebelution' is a combination of the words "rebellion" and "revolution." So it carries a sense of an uprising against social norms. But in this case, it's not a rebellion against God-established authority, but against the low expectations of our society. It's a refusal to be defined by our ungodly, rebellious culture. Actually, we like to think of it as rebelling against rebellion... "


It was a great conference about setting our teenage years to better use and not just doing what normal teenagers are expected to do. But having a purpose and a goal as we grow and Do Hard Things.
They have written a couple books that I have never read before. In fact I have never heard of the Rebelution until very recently. Here is a little more about the rebelution from their website:

"........The battle cry of The Rebelution is just three words, but it's an explosive concept: Do Hard Things. That's it. And "do hard things" is a mentality. It's a mentality that flies right in the face of our culture's low expectations. The world says, "You're young, have fun!" It tells us to "obey your thirst" and "just do it." Or it tells us, "You're great! You don't need to exert yourself." But those kinds of mindsets sabotage biblical character and competence.
"Do Hard Things" is just the opposite. It's how we build character and competence. It won't drop to meet the low expectations, it won't just do what comes easily, and it won't become complacent. It applies no matter who you are or what level you're on, because there's always something harder to do, something that will take you outside your comfort zone and cause you to grow..."


The conference was very enriching, inspiring, motivating, and over all mind changing. I am really glad we went. Here is the link to their website and I suggest if you don't go to the conference, to at least read their book Do Hard Things. I am on chapter 3. :-)

Have a good Wednesday!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Musings...

                                               Summer flowers...

                                                 Summer showers...

                                      Vivid colors...


                                           Beautiful berries...

                                            The butterfly bush blooms...


                                                 Crape myrtles...


Long time no post... :-)
 
Sorry for the delay and lack of posts on my blog. My family and I have been enjoying the July weather with fun with friends, catching up on spring cleaning, and many other exciting, summery fun!
I guess you could say I have been taking a blogging break. Although I have been reading all of your blogs, with out a doubt. All of you are so special, encouraging and inspiring to learn and read about. Thank you all for your blogs. They are a blessing to me. ;-)
Unforunately my whole family has been under the weather for the last couple days with a fever, sore throat and a little nausea. ( No throwing up yet.) It seems our family has been getting sick a lot lately. But I am thankful for how healthy we usually are. :-)

Any way, I really should get to bed... I hope to be posting more soon!

Summer blessings.. to you and yours'!

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness...

My heart is filled with thankfulness to him who bore my pain
Who plumbed the depths of my disgrace and gave me life again
Who crushed my curse of sinfulness and clothed me in his light
And wrote his law of righteousness with power upon my heart.

My heart is filled with thankfulness to him who walks beside
Who floods my weaknesses and strengths and causes fear to fly
Whose every promise is enough for every step I take
Sustaining me with arms of love and crowning me with grace.

My heart is filled with thankfulness to him who reigns above
Whose wisdom is my perfect peace, whose every thought is love
For every day I have on earth is given by the King
So I will give my life, my all, to love and follow him.

                 - Stuart Townend and Keith Getty




Are you thankful to God, the one who bore all our pain?

We have so much to be thankful for! What an awesome God we have.


             

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Homestead Blessings Review

 My mom assigned us three dvd's to review. Here is one of mine that I reviewed and my mom's comments of it below. :-)

 Art of Herbs

This video is both informative and fascinating. The enriching herbs which they show you how to, nurture, preserve, and use in vinegars, teas, and butters, are both interesting and helpful; not to mention easy. Although several of their descriptions and instructions were not as clear as I had hoped, they were still helpful to me in learning remedies and uses for common herbs. Their garden was helpful to see and learn from, and their joyful speech and smiles were enjoyable to watch and listen to.

Mom's comments: I was hoping for a more medicinal use for herbs, this was primarily the culinar use of herbs. They also had some herb planting information that I felt was rather elementary.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July is here...















A new month that really makes summer, summer. I always have images of July as the hottest month of the year, with watermelon, many pool trips, and of course the fourth of July, (which will be here quite soon.) :D

Lemonade, water balloons, pools, picnics, rose cheeks, thunderstorms and a time when I really appreciate summer skirts!




When do you enjoy most about Summer? :-)