My mom looks at this Back Woods Home magazine thing and they put this really cool picture on. I know this picture looks weird but you will see what I mean. First you look at the red dot on her nose for 30 seconds. Then look at a blank wall or ceiling really quick. Blink rapidly and repeatedly.
We went to a big garage sale at a church and they had some pretty neat stuff that was cheap. Well me and my mom were looking at the clothes when my mom found this beautiful skirt that was only 50 cents! I just had to have it.
Yesterday me and my mom were watching a show when my brother Ben ran in yelling. We were getting mad that he was yelling but he was trying to tell us that one of our miniature donkeys had a baby! When we understanded him we jumped off of our seats and ran to the barn. Sure enough there was a black little big eared baby girl donkey. It was our donkey Molly who had her. We named the baby Jemima after Jemima Boone.
Here is Jemima and our rooster. Don't they look like they are the same size?
These picture are backwards but whatever. Here is Jemima standing up for the first time!
I am participating in Faithful Fridays with my bible study Beautiful Girlhood. You can get the button on Joy's blog Doodle Bug. She will also have the rules too. Faithful Friday is a day to share christian songs, poems,their faith, sayings or just anything God has put on your heart.
"The only dreams that are worthwhile are those that can be, and are, worked out in practical, everyday life."
This week I learned about how a girl should dream for the future. I learned that they are to be pure and right, useful and of service. They are not to be wanting fame and riches. Also do not dream when you can be useful. When someone needs help, go and help them, stop day dreaming. Here are some ways to help your dreams come true.
Pray to God
Read the bible
And learn how to do the things see yourself doing in your dreams for the future
Do you have dreams? I do not mean dreams when you are asleep, but those glorious ones that come when you are awake, where you are accomplishing the things you like to do, always succeeding in all your undertakings, dreams in which you taste the sweets of love and praise and beauty, where your upward way is lined with achievements, and failures are never known. What a foolish question for me to ask a girl! I might as well ask if you eat or sleep. You would be just as natural a girl without doing either as to live without dreaming.
Dreams are as much a part of your youth as are your fair skin and sparkling eyes. It is impossible to think of a girl into whose life no bright dreams come. Such a life would be dark indeed. Dreams have a large place in character building. In them the dreamer works out many problems and comes to decisions as to what is right and wrong in many changing circumstances. If a girl will watch her dreams, she may know what kind of creature she is. If her dreams are of social conquests, fine clothes, and a life of gaiety, that is what she is in her heart, though her life may be ever so humdrum, she will never be happy till she gets these things she dreams of. She is fitting herself to be satisfied with nothing but that of which she dreams. Her nature is being shaped to fit that kind of life. And how little such a life brings in real happiness! After the best that it can give is all devoured, the heart is left as empty and hungry as before. Such dreams are so much wasted time.
Perhaps her dreams are of romance and love, and she builds great castles in the air around that time in her life when one shall come who looks upon her as the best and most to be desired of all earthly creatures. She clothes him in the richest of garments and calls him in fine carriages, and he carries her to riches and luxury. She is all outside the plain life as she finds it. Her eyes are large and dreamy as she looks into the magical future to which she is coming. Such dreams are foolish and silly, and never build up good, sound common sense. They unfit the girl for usefulness and make her unable to appreciate the good about her. She will pass by true love with a frown of disgust while she is waiting for her love dream to come true. Such dreaming is not only wasting time, but is making soft and mushy the character.
Again, the girl’s dreams are of the time when she shall have a true lover, a husband, a home, and children. She looks ahead in her dreams and sees how she wishes to be a true wife, a good mother, and to fill the place honorably. She, in her dreams, sees many of the very circumstances that have come up in the lives of men and women about her, and works out these problems, always with the thought of God and right. She never allows herself to dream of being other than a true woman, behaving in a womanly way. Such dreams, if not carried to excess, are true character builders. A girl should look ahead to what she expects in life, and endeavor to fit herself to fill the place as it should be filled.
Yet again, a girl may allow her dreams to dwell upon things that are not pure, and she may sip of forbidden pleasures through her imaginations. It is possible for her to become vile in her heart with a mind as foul as the lowest character on the street, and yet live apparently a pure life, just by unclean dreaming. Such a girl has all her guards down and will, when the temptation comes strong, fall into acts of sin as well as thoughts of sin. Such dreams are sinful in the extreme and cannot be found in the girlhood beautiful. Other girls dream of success in business undertakings, or in some other chosen field of work. They not only dream, but set to work to make those dreams come true. I will say that no girl has ever made a success at anything in which her dreams have not gone ahead to brighten the way before her. She has been able to dream dreams when the circumstances about her were all against their fulfillment. They have given her courage and strength by the way. Such dreams are always good.
And again, we find some girls who feel deep in their hearts a desire for usefulness in some special way in the world. They want to be nurses, or teachers, or missionaries, or gospel workers. Every dream of theirs is of the day when they may be at these things. And, true to their calling, they endeavor to make their lives bend toward those ends. Every glorious life lived unselfishly in toil on these chosen fields, is the fruit of these dreams. Without the dream the girl would never have undergone the work and hardship of preparation and service. Would that every girl had some such dream to beckon her on.
Mary Slessor, the “White Queen of Okoyong,” from childhood dreamed herself a missionary in Africa. It is my privilege to know personally women who have given a large portion of their lives to gospel and missionary work, and they tell me of their dreams, which became more than dreams. Why do girls dream? Because all life is before them, and they cannot but anticipate the future that awaits them. Youth is the time for making ready, and why should a girl not try to get some idea of the thing for which she is making ready? She is like a person standing upon the shore watching her ship come in. What goes on around her is of little account; all her riches lie out there in the deep in that slowly approaching ship. So the girl stands and looks forward. All that has been in her life, and all that is now, are only passing and of little weight; her riches and joys lie in the ship just ahead. Dream, my little friend, dream. But guide your dreams lest they wander off into forbidden paths. And do not let your dreams consume time that should be given to present service. The girl who sits and dreams of the good things she is going to do while she lets her mother overwork for lack of her help now, is making poor progress in the fulfillment of her dreams. The girl who dreams of the time when she, a woman, will be kind and gracious to all, one who is loved for her thoughtfulness and gentle ways, and yet who gives place now to sharp words and impatience, is wasting her time. The only dreams that are worthwhile are those that can be, and are, worked out in practical, everyday life.
A girl will dream; she cannot help it. She may let her mind wander on, wasting the strength and power that might come from proper musings as the power of the waterfall is wasted till it is harnessed and put to work. The true character builder harnesses her dreams and makes them work for her, building up pure ideals and a strong purpose to make those dreams come true. Dream, but let the dreams be of usefulness and service, of purity and truth. Look away to the mountain heights, and, after looking, climb, climb, climb. Make your dreams come true. You can do it, if they are the right kind. God bless the girl with dreams.
The other day me and my mom made some chokecherry jelly for my dad for Father's Day. He won't see this because he doesn't look at my blog. It was okay making it, I just don't like it because it is a very hot job.
Me and my family serve tea and dessert at the old folk's home as you know from my second post, so we went and served again on May 10th. Me and Jacob dressed up like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. All of the people just loved it. The newspaper guy was there too and took pictures of me and Jacob. Jacob got in the newspaper. I wish I could have made it in. Here is the picture of him.
My mom photo copied it that's why you can't really see it.
I am looking for more girl pen pals. If you are interested in writing go to my mom's blog Country Mom At Home she will have the rules and stuff on there. I would like having more pen pals because I love writing and making new friends.
Me and my mom are going through this book called Beautiful Girlhood written by Mable Hale. So I wanted to share what we are learning.
Today we were on chapter 13 and it was about what should our purpose be. Here are some verses from the bible that explain what your purpose should be.
Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The first verse says set your minds on things above that means set your minds to God and when it says not on earthly things that means don't work only to get rich and want only earthly pleasures. The second verse is telling us that we are to do what God wants us to do.
Luke 12:18,19 is the opposite of what are purpose should be.
(18) "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. (19) And I'll will say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy, eat, drink and be merry." '
So your purpose should be on God not on earthly stuff.
If you want to read this book you can read it for free on Timeless Truths. Or if you want to listen to it you can get it free on Books Books Should Be Free. They let you download it on mp3 and on a iPod.
This recipe my Grandma gave me from a magazine. My mom didn't want me to share it but she finally said yes I can. So here is my "secret" vanilla chocolate chip cookie recipe. Sorry I don't have a picture of them.
1 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup vanilla instant pudding mix 1 tbsp milk 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 cup chocolate chip
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside
In large bowl, mix together butter and brown and granulated sugars. Stir in pudding mix and milk; stir in eggs and vanilla.
In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda; stir into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping 1 tbsp (15 mL), about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, onto prepared pans. Bake in centre of 350f (180c) oven until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Makes 36 cookies.
I hope you enjoy them! I made first place at our county fair with them, even though I put in 2 tbsp of vanilla in.
I wanted to share some of my videos from a website called Animoto. That's a website you just put picture to music. This video is the pictures that I did on Picnik MyPics. This one is when I went to Michael Bubles Concert. You don't have to pay if you sign up on http://animoto.com/education but you only get 30 second videos. If you want big videos you will have to pay. I do the 30 second videos. Sorry, I don't think that anyone can go on the videos that I made, but please still try out Animoto anyway.
Yesterday my dad built stairs to the top of our chicken coop. (It doesn't have any chickens in it.) So me and my brothers are pretending that it is the Boone's house. I'm Rebecca Boone, Jacob is Daniel Boone, Ben is Mingo and my mom is Jemima Boone. Here are some pics of it.
Here are the stairs up to it. (We were going to put that kitchen in it put it didn't fit through the hole up there.)
And here is the inside of it, and there is Daniel.
Yesterday was my first drama performance! I have been practising since March. Last night went okay. We messed up on two songs and some scenes. But I don't think anyone really knew that. The play was called the Opreatunists. We have a play today and Thursday at the old folks home.
My mom was cleaning yesterday when she found cross stitching books. They had the most cutest pictures. I just had to do one. So I looked for a picture that I liked and was really easy. And I found one.
I want to share some of Jamie Graces songs from You Tube. The first song is how I got my name for this blog, it's called God Girl. The next one is one of my favourites! It's called 1945. And last of all is the main song that you would know if you listen to her is Hold Me. Jamie Grace is a christian singer. She is one of my favourite singers. My most favourite singer is Michael Buble. He is not a christian singer but he has awesome songs and voice. Here are some of my favourite songs from him. EverthingHomeHaven't Met You Yet.