Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 24

32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."
Luke 1:32-33

Monday, 23 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 23

And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child,  His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
Luke 2:21

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 22

17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
Luke 2:17-20

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 21

15 So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
Luke 2:15-16

Friday, 20 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Coundown~Day 20

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 19

And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Matthew 2:11

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Christmas Jokes

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays is that you have to follow me and comment to say that you are doing it.
 
Q. Where do snowmen keep there money?
A. In a snow bank.
 
Q. What is the best Christmas present in the world?
A. A broken drum - you can't beat it!
 
Q. What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa when she looked outside the window?
A. "Looks like rain, dear."
 
 
 

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 18

When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

Matthew 2:9-10 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 17

1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."

Matthew 2:1-2

Monday, 16 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 16

12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
 
Luke 2:12-14

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 15

Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:8-11

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 14

And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:7

Friday, 13 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 13

1 The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.
For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters.

Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the Lord,
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him,
Who seek Your face.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory.
 
Psalms 24

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 12

Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.

Luke 2:4-6 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Mr. Clean

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays is that you have to follow me and comment to say that you are doing it.
 
Literally lol'd on this! Look it up!
“As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head, he is bald, but he is clean.
Lev. 13:40
 
Found this on Pinterest like usual, but I laughed so hard when I found it that I had to put it on my blog!


Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 11

1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. 3 So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

Luke 2:1-3

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 10

Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife.

Matthew 1:24

Monday, 9 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 9

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Matthew 1:22-23

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 8

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:19-21

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 7

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:18

Friday, 6 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 6

30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.

Luke 1:30-31

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 5

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Punny!

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays is that you have to follow me and comment to say that you are doing it.
Haha
 
A Taco: Why don't you wanna taco 'bout it?
A Nacho: 'Cause I'm nacho friend anymore!
 

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 4

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
Luke 1:26-28

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 3

1 “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!”
Says your God.
“Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her,
That her warfare is ended,
That her iniquity is pardoned;
For she has received from the Lord’s hand
Double for all her sins.”

The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make straight in the desert
A highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted
And every mountain and hill brought low;
The crooked places shall be made straight
And the rough places smooth;
Isaiah 40:1-4

Monday, 2 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 2

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.”


Micah 5:2

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 1

I am a Pinterest lover and I search stuff on it all the time. I found this thing on Pinterest with 24 Bible verses counting down to Christmas and I thought what a great idea to do the countdown on my blog. So here it goes, day 1!

 
14 ‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will perform that good thing which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah:
15 ‘In those days and at that time
I will cause to grow up to David
A Branch of righteousness;
He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth.
Jeremiah 33:14-15

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Amy Carmichael

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  • She was born on December 16, 1867 in Millisle, County Down, Ireland.
  • She was the founder of the Welcome Evangelical Church in Belfast which started in mid-1880's
  • She suffered neuralgia, a disease of the nerves that made her whole body weak and achy and often put her in bed for weeks on end.
  • She was ready to sail for Asia at one point, when it was determined that her health made her unfit for the work. She postponed her missionary career with the CIM and decided later to join the Church Missionary Society.
  • She traveled to Japan for fifteen months, but after a brief period of service in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), she found her lifelong vocation in India.
  • In 1932, she was badly injured in a fall, which left her bedridden much of the time until her death.
  • She died on January 18, 1951 in Dohnavur, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • She never married.
  • One of her quotes in her biography says "One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving."

Friday, 29 November 2013

Faithful Fridays~Don't Be Conformed

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
 
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2
 
It is very easy to love the evil or to-be-cool things in this world. Like clothes, songs, shows, outings, etc., but we as Christians are not supposed to like or do those things as this verse is talking about. The word conform means to be similar or the same as something, and to behave in a way that is accepted by most people. The verse is telling us not to behave like the world, not to fit in this world. Imagine a bunch of fish swimming together going the easy way down stream and you are a Christian in amongst them. You should turn around and swim the opposite way going up stream.
But you can't do it alone. When you are not sure if something is right or wrong ask God to help you figure it out. Or look in His word and it could have the answer in it too!
God bless you guys!
 

 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Manitoba

 
  • It became a province of Canada on July 15, 1870.
  • The area is 649,947sq km or 250,946sq mi.
  • The population is 1,208,268 in 2011.
  • The capital is Winnipeg. It was established in 1738 as Fort Rouge, it was renamed in 1822 as Fort Garry, then renamed again and made into a city in 1873 as Winnipeg. The first mayor was Francis Evans and the present one is Sam Katz.
  • The biggest city is Winnipeg.
  • The flower is the Prairie Crocus.
  • The tree is the White Spruce.
  • The bird is the Great Grey Owl.
  • The highest point is Baldy Mountain.
  • The first premier was Alfred Boyd and the present one is Greg Selinger.
  • The motto is "Glorious And Free".

Friday, 1 November 2013

Faithful Fridays~Living Sacrifice

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Romans 12:1
Did you know that appeal means beg? So what this verse is telling us is that we must keep our bodies clean for God, give our bodies to Him, which is the most practical way to worship him. God owns our bodies, once you become a christian He lives in us and He doesn't want bad stuff going into Him. What I mean is that He doesn't want you listening to something you shouldn't listen too, watching something you shouldn't watch, eating or drinking something you shouldn't, walking to places you shouldn't be going, using your hands for something you shouldn't do and so on. We are to be a living sacrifice for God. We mostly hear about sacrifices in the Old Testament. Sacrifices were killing animals to cover sins until Jesus came to save us, take away all of our sins.
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
Hebrews 10:4
If Jesus can sacrifice Himself for us we should try harder to be a living sacrifice for Him.
 
O be careful little eyes what you see
O be careful little eyes what you see
There's a Father up above
And He's looking down in love
So, be careful little eyes what you see

O be careful little ears what you hear
O be careful little ears what you hear
There's a Father up above
And He's looking down in love
So, be careful little ears what you hear

O be careful little hands what you do
O be careful little hands what you do
There's a Father up above
And He's looking down in love
So, be careful little hands what you do
 
O be careful little feet where you go
O be careful little feet where you go
There's a Father up above
And He's looking down in love
So, be careful little feet where you go
 
O be careful little mouth what you say
O be careful little mouth what you say
There's a Father up above
And He's looking down in love
So, be careful little mouth what you say

This song most people think is for little kids but it is so important to remember it for our everyday life's to do what pleases and glorifies God.
God bless you,

 
 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Harriet Tubman

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  • She was born in 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland to Ben and Harriet Ross. Her real name was Araminta Ross.
  • As a child she was a slave for James Cook and she had to check the muskrat traps.
  • As she got older and stronger, she was assigned to field and forest work, driving oxen, plowing and hauling logs.
  • She married John Tubman in 1844-1851, he died then she married Nelson Davies 1869-1888, he died.
  • They (Nelson) adopted one child, Gertie in 1874.
  • She and her brothers escaped from slavery on September 17, 1849.
  • For 11 years she returned repeatedly to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, rescuing some 300 slaves in about 19 expeditions. She also provided specific instructions for about 50 to 60 other fugitives who escaped to the north
  • She was a Union Spy in the Civil War.
  • She died on March 10, 1913 in Auburn, New York.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Saskatchewan

 
  • It became a province of Canada on September 1, 1905.
  • The area is 651,036 km or 251,366 sq mi.
  • The population is 1,089,807
  • The capital is Regina. It was established in 1882. The first mayor was David Lynch and the present one is Michael Fougere.
  • The biggest city is Saskatoon.
  • The flower is the Western Red Lily.
  • The tree is the Paper Birch.
  • The bird is the Sharp-tailed Grouse.
  • The highest point is Cypress Hills which is 1,468 m or 4,816 ft.
  • The first premier was Thomas Scott and the present is Brad Wall.
  • The motto is "From Many Peoples, Strength".
God bless you,


Friday, 25 October 2013

Faithful Fridays~Spiritaul Gifts

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
All Christians have Spiritual Gifts given to them by God. But so many Christians don't know what their gift is, or if they do know what it is, some don't use it, or they may know what it is and use it in the wrong way. We all should strive to know our Spiritual Gift and to use it correctly.  Here are some ways to help us.
  • If you don't you what it is.
It is very important to find out what your Spiritual gift is. You need to know your gift because you can help your church so much by knowing what it is and helping in that area of your gift. And if you can't figure out what it is pray about and ask God to help you find it, and ask other Christians that you know because it is easier to pick out someone else's gift than your own.  Here is a great link to take a Spiritual Gift test.
  • If you know what it is, but don't want to use it
 You can help so many people if you use your gift. Like if your gift is teaching and your church is looking for a teacher for something you can sign up. Not only will you be using your gift for God's glory, but all the people you teach will learn about God. Or if your gift is encouragement and you know someone that is going through a tough time you can go and see them and encourage them. God will be happy and so will that person. If you don't know where your gift is needed, ask God what you should do, or ask the church to see if they need help in your gift area.
  • If you know what it is and using it, but in the wrong way
Believe it or not you can use your gift in the wrong way. Like if your gift is teaching and your church needs help teaching the 5 year old Sunday School and you sign up. But after the first day of teaching you feel like you didn't do any good and the kids tired you out in 2 minutes. Well apparently that is not the way God intended you to use it. Some one else with the gift of teaching will come along and sign up and have no problem doing it. So then you sign up to teach the 10 year old Sunday School and after the first day you feel like you have done what God has wanted you to do then that is the way you should use your gift. Everyone is different in the way they should use their gift and it will be all the same to God. If you are trying to figure out how to use it ask God to show you how and where to use it.
Spiritual Gifts are straight from God and He wants you to know what it is, use it, and use it in the right way.
God bless you,

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Elephants

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays is that you have to follow me and comment to say that you are doing it.
Here is some jokes about elephants.

Q. Why should a elephant carry a key?
A. To unlock it's trunk.

Q. What did the elephant do when it broke it's toe?
A. It called a toe truck.

Q. When an elephant comes to visit, how do you know it is going to stay?
A. It brings it's trunk.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

George Custer

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  • He was born on December 5, 1839 in New Rumly, Ohio to Emanuel and Marie Custer.
  • He attended the Hopedale Normal College in Hopedale, Ohio. After Hopedale he attended the United States Military Academy.
  • He taught a school in Cadiz, Ohio.
  • He married Elizabeth Bacon on February 9, 1864.
  • His service/branch was the United States Army and the Union Army.
  • His rank was a Major General.
  • His years of service was from 1861-76.
  • His commands he held was 3rd Cavalry Division, 2nd Cavalry Division, and 7th U.S. Cavalry.
  • His last and well known war was the Battle at Little Bighorn.
  • He died on June 25, 1876 in Little Bighorn, Montana.

Monday, 21 October 2013

British Columbia

 
  • It became a province of Canada on July 20, 1871.
  • The area is 944,735 sq km or 364,764 sq mi.
  • The population is 4.4 million in 2011.
  • The capital is Victoria. It was founded on August 2, 1862. The first mayor was Thomas Harris and the present one is Dean Fortin.
  • The biggest city is Vancouver.
  • The flower is the Pacific Dogwood.
  • The tree is the Western Red Cedar.
  • The bird is the Steller's Jay.
  • The highest point is Mount Fairweather which is 4,663 m or 15,299 ft.
  • The first premier was John McCreight and the present one is Christy Clark.
  • The motto is "Splendour Without Diminishment".

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Clara Barton

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  • She was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts to Capt. Stephen and Sarah Barton.
  • She became a teacher in 1838.
  • When the Civil War broke out she wanted to go to the front lines to help the wounded. In August of 1862, she was given permission to go to the front lines.
  • In 1864 she was appointed by Union General Benjamin Butler as the "lady in charge" of the hospitals at the front of the Army of the James.
  • She ran the Office of Missing Soldiers after the war in Northwest, Washington, D.C.
  • She was introduced to the Red Cross in Switzerland while she was there and wanted to bring it to America. And she did on August 22, 1882. She was the first president of the American Red Cross.
  • She never got married.
  • She died on April 12, 1912 in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Occupations

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays is that you have to follow me and comment to say that you are doing it.
I found some jokes about occupations and I would like to share them with you guys.
 
Q. Why does a golfer wear two pairs of pants?
A. In case he or she makes a hole in one.
 
Q. Why are baseball players so rich?
A. Because they play on diamonds.
Q. Why are movie stars such cool people?
A. They have many fans.
 
Q. Why do carpenters believe there is no such thing as stone?
A. Because they never saw it.
 

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Alberta

I love to learn about places or look at maps. Maps can keep me entertained forever. So I decided to do a post once a week about a province or territory in Canada. The first place will be Alberta, well, because I live here.

  • It became a province of Canada on September 1, 1905.
  • The area is 661,848 km. or 255,500 sq. mi.
  • The population is 3,645,257 in 2011.
  • The capital city is Edmonton. It was established in 1795, made into a town on January 9, 1892, and made into a city on October 8, 1904. It's population is 817,498 in 2012. The first mayor was Matthew McCauley and the present mayor is Stephan Mandel.
  • The biggest city is Calgary.
  •  The flower is the Wild Rose.
  • The tree is the Lodgepole Pine.
  • The bird is the Great Horned Owl.
  • The highest point is Mount Columbia which is 3,747 metres or 12,293 feet.
  • The first premier was Alexander Rutherford and the present is Allison Redford.
  • The motto is "Strong and Free".
God bless you,

Monday, 14 October 2013

Thanksgiving

So today is the Canadian Thanksgiving. On January 31, 1957 the Parliament of Canada proclaimed that...
"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest which with Canada has been blessed - to be observed on the 2nd Monday of October."

It is annoying when people say they are thankful for stuff but not who they are thankful too. I mean you can't just say thank you to no one because it just doesn't make any sense. So instead of saying I am thankful for try saying I am thankful to God for because then God gets the glory and it makes much more sense to be thankful to someone.
I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Your marvelous works.

Psalm 9:1
The verse is saying that we are to tell all about what God has done for us and given us.
Here is a list of what I am thankful to God for.

  • That God loves all of us and promises to never leave us
  • That my brothers and I can be homeschooled by our awesome teacher our mom
  • For my family and how crazy and fun we are
  • For my babies aka my donkeys
  • For the awesome youth group at our church
  • For our church
  • For my books that I don't think I could live without including my Bibles
  • For my music that I don't think I could live without either
  • For all my friends 
  • For my violin, I have so fun with it!
  • For our town
  • For our house and acreage
  •  For Christmas because it is the most wonderful time of the year.
  • For food, especially rice!
  • For my followers because I wouldn't write on my blog if it wasn't for you guys
  • For country things like music, the style, clothes, etc.
  • Old TV shows, I just love them!
God bless you,

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Mary Slessor

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  • She was born on December 2, 1848 in Aberdeen, Scotland to Robert and Mary Slessor
  • She had to start working at the age of 11 at a mill part time. The mill company provided school for the children workers so she spent half of her day at school and the other half working. At the age of 14 her father died so she had to work even harder from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • When she heard the news that David Livingstone had died she wanted to follow in his footsteps to Africa.
  • In September of 1876 she arrived to West Africa.
  • She stayed in Africa for 3 years but when she got malaria she was forced to go back to Scotland to recover. She stayed in Scotland for 16 months then went back to Africa.
  • Her religion was Presbyterian.
  • She died on January 13, 1915.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Faithful Fridays~Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
Last night at youth we learnt about loving others as yourself. The main verse we looked at was...
 
"....You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
Matthew 22:39
 
I have always wondered what it meant by saying "as yourself". Because I don't love myself, so I thought until last night at youth where I learnt what it means to love yourself. It means to care for yourself. Like when you get money who is the first person you think of spending it on? Who dresses you? Who does your hair or brushes your teeth? Who gets the most effort in your day? I bet most of them are ourselves. You don't have to care for other people like the questions above, but put the same amount of time and effort into others as you do for yourself. 

 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.   Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3-4

So it is saying sacrifice what you want to do or what you are doing to make others happy. Don't always think about yourself.
 

 
 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Fall Time

My mom LOVES to decorate for every season and most holidays. And because fall is almost over in Alberta I thought I should show you guys what our house looks like all decorated up for fall.
Our dining room

 
Above the living room window. My favourite part of the fall decorations is the crows, they look so real.
 
Under the window in the living room.
 
Next to the same living room window as in last two pictures. My mom loves using the McDonald's little fall dolls for decoration.
 
Above the office desk.
 
In the dining room. My mom just bought this from her favourite store. Isn't it so pretty?
 
The dining room.
That was all of our fall decorations. Christmas decorations will be coming anytime soon now that it is almost November 1st.
God bless you,


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Fish Jokes

Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays is that you have to follow me and comment to say that you are doing it.
I found some jokes about fish and I would like to share them with you guys.

Q. What fish are the richest?
A. Goldfish

Q. What animals are weight watchers?
A. Fish, because they carry their scales with them.

Q. When is a wall like a fish?
A. When it's scaled.


Friday, 4 October 2013

Faithful Fridays~Love God With Everything

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.

 
Last night at youth we learnt about loving God with everything you got. The verse we were looking at was...
  And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Mark 12:30
We learnt about each one (heart, soul, mind, and strength) and what it means.
  • Heart
It means to show/prove your love for God and loving Him above EVERYTHING else. It means that you can't just say you love Him and then not read your Bible and pray but go to some party doing stuff that is just plain wrong. But you have to show that you love Him by the way you act and speak and do stuff pleasing to Him.
Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always.
Deuteronomy 11:1
  • Soul
It means to show love with emotion. You know how some people just start crying when singing a worship song or lifting their hands, that is showing you love God with emotion. But you don't have to do it that way because there is other ways to do it.
 
My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Psalm 84:2
 
  • Mind
It means you have to think about God and learn about Him. You have to believe everything He says. Because if you think  and learn about things not pleasing to Him then how can you learn about God and see how awesome He is.
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3
  • Strength
It means to use physical energy to show that you love God. Showing Him that you will do anything even if it hurts you to show that you love Him.
I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.
Psalm 71:16
 
 
Jesus went all in for us by dying on the cross so that we can go to Heaven. He showed more love than possible. So we should try more to go all in for Him and show Him that we love Him.
 
God bless you,

 
 
 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Moms

 
Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays that you have to follow me and comment saying that you are doing it.
This picture is so true! My mom is exactly like this and I am sure that a bunch of others are too. I am also pretty sure that I will be like this too when I am a mom.
How mothers see it...

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

George Muller

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  • Born on September 27, 1805 in Kroppenstaedt, Germany to Johann and Sophie Muller
  • As a boy he was a thief, a liar and a gambler. At the age of 10 he was stealing government money from his dad, and while his mom was dying, at the age of 14, was playing cards and drinking with friends.
  • He went to the University of Halle to studied Divinity
  • He started going to these prayer meetings and after a while was convinced that he needed salvation. So when he went home from a meeting one night, got down on his knees and asked God to forgive him. 
  • He married Mary Groves on October 7, 1830-1870 she died, then he married Susannah Sanger in 1871
  • They (Mary and him) had 2 children, Lydia, born on September 17, 1832 and Elijah, born on March 19, 1834. They also had 2 still-born children.
  • His first orphanage was built in 1849 at Ashley Down, Bristol.
  • On March 26, 1875 he and his wife Susannah started a 17 year period of missionary travel to 16 different places.
  • He died on March 10, 1898 in Bristol, England.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Isaac Brock

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  • Born on October 6, 1769 in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey to John and Elizabeth Brock
  • He never got married
  • He served in the British Army from 1785-1812
  • His rank in the army was a major-general
  • He fought in the French Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
  • He was also a Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (Ontario) from 1811-1812
  • He died on  October 13, 1812 in Queenston, Upper Canada
  • He was voted #28 on the television show The Greatest Canadian
  • Brockville and Brock in Ontario, Brock in Saskatchewan, General Isaac Brock Parkway on Highway 405 and Brock University in St. Catharines in Ontario are named after him. Schools named after him are in Winnipeg (Manitoba), Toronto, London, Windsor, Hamilton, and Guelph Ontario.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Faithful Fridays~Obedience

Faithful Fridays is a day where christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.

Last night at youth, the youth pastor was talking about how to obey God.

You have commanded your precepts
    to be kept diligently.

Psalm 119:4

The word precept means rule - instruction - regulation - law - lesson and the word diligently means constantly. So the verse means God has commanded His rules and we are to keep them all the time. We are also suppose to obey Him....
  • Not Partially, But Fully
Which means choosing some rules to obey and not others. But we are to obey everything God says and not choose what we want to obey. Because God didn't say that we could just choose, He said obey everything I say.
  • Not Doubtfully, But Confidently
Which means being not sure if you should do what God says. It is like when you are going to go swimming and you put your toes in water to see if it is cold. And if it is you are not sure if you should go in or not. But you have to trust God that He knows what is best for you and go all in.
  • Not Reluctantly, But Readily
Which means being like I really don't want to do it, well not right now. But being just so excited to do it and jump up and do it right away.

  • Not Carelessly, But Carefully
It is when you are not sure if something is right or wrong so you don't know what to do. The best thing to do is just not do it and be safe than do it and disobey God.
  • Not Coldly, But Earnestly
You can't obey grumpily and not willing to do it but you have to obey happy and with a pure heart.
  • Not Sporadically, But Regularly
You can't obey now and then. You have to obey God 24/7. You have to obey God of whatever He says to do, when He says it, however He says it has to be done.

I know that no one can obey God like this but we have to strive to obey God everyday just like the things above.


 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Wacky Wednesdays~Things You Find In Your Fridge

 
Wacky Wednesdays is a day for bloggers to share something funny like a song, a joke, something that someone said, a story or just whatever is funny. The rules are if you want to do Wacky Wednesdays that you have to follow me and comment saying that you are doing it.
The other morning I was going into are fridge to get butter for my toast. Well I opened it and reached for the butter when I saw a TV controler in there with peanut butter on it! I didn't know where it came from at first but then I remembered that Ben accidently dropped his toast on it the night before and we put it in the fridge so that the peanut butter would get hard so that we could just peel it off. But I was tired so I didn't remember right then.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Yadkin

Now this was a long time ago but it is still very interesting.  On July 15 in the morning I just woke and I was just going to start getting dressed when it sounded like wind was blowing on my door. But then I heard someone say Becky. I was like what on earth then I said "What is it" then I heard my dad say "There is a baby donkey"! I ran out of there like a lightning bolt I SO EXCITED! It was raining all night and still raining that morning so the baby was all wet. When I got out there, there he was with his tongue sticking out I thought but then I dad said something was wrong with his lip.
 

After a while of trying to figure it out what was wrong with his mouth my mom e-mailed that picture above to our friend that has lots of horses to see if she knew. She thought it might have been a PROLAPSED lip.  Meaning, some kind of trauma during birth caused the lip to swell up. Then her and her husband came that evening to see if she was right and sure enough she was. She had seen this when cows give birth and prolapse.  She had also seen an old farmer treat this condition by rubbing the prolapsed area with sugar to get the swelling down, then putting the body back in the right places.
So we got her some sugar and warm water (The water was needed because his lip was dry) and she rubbed it on and put his lip back into place and it was almost all healed. His swelling still needed to go down a little more but it would happen soon enough.
In this picture you can see that it is still kind of swelled but....
 
His lip is fine now!
 
Our donkay Molly who had him was pregnant with him for 13 1/2 mounths! We knew she was pregnant but we weren't sure when she was going to have the baby, so we were very happy she finally had him!
It took a long time to name him but my brothers and me decided to name him Yadkin after the river in North Carolina that Daniel Boone lived near for a little while.
Yadkin was our first just gray donkey. All of the others were different colours so it was cool to finally have a just gray baby donkey! I am trying to teach him tricks but I don't think he knows any yet.


Monday, 26 August 2013

Lawrence Sullivan Ross


Lawrence Sullivan Ross "Sul"
 
  • Born on September 27, 1838 in Bentonsport, Iowa to Shapley and Catherine Ross. He was the 4th child.
  • He married Elizabeth Tinsley on May 28, 1861
  • They had 8 children Mervin 1866, Lawrence JR. 1868, Florine 1870, Harvey 1873, Frank 1875, Elizabeth 1878, James 1880, and Neville 1882
  • He was a sheriff from 1873-1875 in McLennan County, Texas
  • He joined the Texas Rangers in 1860, first serving as a lieutenant and later a captain
  • Him and his company of rangers rescued Cynthia Ann Parker from the Comanches 24 years after she was captured
  • He was the Governor of Texas from 1887-1891. His lieutenant was Thomas Wheeler. He was preceded by John Ireland and succeeded by Jim Hogg
  • He died on January 3, 1898 in Brazos County, Texas