Sunday, October 25, 2015

Verse of the Week #36...So Glad

Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Hello!
I am really busy, explaining the reason for hardly any posts!
I am actually at my friends house for several days. I wrote this ahead of time so I wouldn't miss it again. I am really excited about all of your interests about my WWII story I am writing. Maybe that will convince me to post it...someday? I don't know.
I want to take this time and tell you that I am so glad I have readers. You all, even though I have never met you and even if you just started reading, are very precious to me. I am grateful that people are reading my words. I try my best to address subjects God talks to me about.
This is how my "faith" posts work normally:
I think of one sentence...
one more...
then I can't stop writing because it just comes to my head in a huge flow!
Sounds weird? I believe it is the Holy Spirit guiding me most of the time.
I hope you gain inspiration of your own from reading my blog.
Have a great week everyone! Thanks so much for all your support! And I love all the comments!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Beyond our Masks: Inspired by "Beyond the Mask"

Watch the great movie that inspired this post! If you do, it will also help you understand what I am saying. The trailer is at the bottom of the post. But you still can READ ON!

We all have so many sorts of masks.
Yes. All of us. Yes, even you.
A mask for church, a mask for certain people, a "good christian" mask, and depending on who you are, you have others accordingly. Some people, sometimes me too, have a mask they "put on" while writing their blog. I try not to put this mask on.
The biggest mask that we find it hard fitting is the mask of who we want to be. At least for me, I have so many things I want to be. Some contradictory.
Think about your masks.
Now that we have uncovered this information, what do we do with the knowledge? First ask yourself two questions.

  • Who are you? 
  • Are you going to let all your masks shape you?
The first one only you can answer. The second one should receive an answer of no. So what do we do with our masks? It really is simple, if thought out. Take out all the masks you don't think are shaping your character into the ultimate person you want to be. Observe yourself to make sure you root them all out. Take out the ones that contradict, even if you don't want to, because all they will do is mess you up.

Then take off all your masks and wear your own mask that really isn't a mask at all. When you go to church, let your characteristics show. Let your true person come out. If you don't like yourself, you might need to take all of your masks out and find who you are in Christ. Around those "certain people", don't hide other things about you. You have to do what you have to do: and YOU HAVE TO DO THIS! You can't avoid it. Even if it makes you feel awkward or something. And the list of fixing who you are goes on. But don't stress, rush, or worry about what I am saying because it all takes a process. It's a glorious process in Christ Jesus, because you need to have Him helping you.
CAUTION: DON'T TRY THIS WITHOUT HELP FROM GOD. IT CAN PROVE TO BE DANGEROUS.
I have been trying my best to do this and the results make me feel good. Now that I have been taking off these masks and letting myself be myself, I have felt a lot better. At first I didn't, and it is really hard because I have a lot more masks to sift through and take off. Beyond our masks is the person God made.

Let yourself be yourself. Don't hide behind your masks. Also, be who you want to be—because you really can! One more helpful hint, and I will be off. Don't get so caught up in stuff that you forget to grateful for who God made you and what he has done for you. BE YOURSELF!

THE TRAILER for Beyond the Mask!


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Mom's the Word - Good Morning Monday

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Verse of the Week #34 and #35

Yes! I accidentally forgot about the #34th verse!
But I am going to make up for it.

Ecclesiastes 3:6-8.

“He sets the time for finding and the time for losing, the time for saving and the time for throwing away, the time for tearing and the time for mending, the time for silence and the time for talk. He sets the time for love and the time for hate, the time for war and the time for peace”.

Psalm 20:6-8
"Now this I know:
The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm."

Okay, some of you were asking when I posted the WWII song if I was going to share the story I am writing, that was inspired by that song. Well, I don't really know yet! I am still writing it, and I don't want to share it yet. When I finish it, I will keep your question in mind. So, the only thing I will tell you about it is that I use both of these bible verses in the story! Please don't get too excited for I may never share it. I hope you understand! Thank you girls.
You have a great week!
Your friend, Amy.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Beyond the Mask movie (My Review)

I just watched Beyond the Mask.
AND I LOVED IT!!!!!!
This is an amazing christian movie that I would recommend for everyone, 12 and up.
Just like Alone Yet Not Alone, it is a great historical movie. It is a great movie that inspires and really makes you think. You may have to watch it twice though, as it can be a little confusing the first time, but at least the second time you will know exactly what is going on, and it will be just as exciting as the first time around. Burns Family Films created this awesome movie along with the help of a whole bunch of volunteers (most homeschooled). I really thought it great that 90% of the people that did this movie were homeschooled.
The actors are amazing also, and the cinematography is excellent. It is a really really well made movie. Want to know more? Check out their website!
Rated: PG, for action, violence, and some thematic elements.
My note: I originally thought it was PG-13. Not all because of the violence, but the intensity and seriousness of the movie. I recommend this movie for people 12 and up.
Sponsered by: Apologia, and the Dove Foundation.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Letters From War (WWII)

I really like this song and video. It is about a mother and her son in World War II. Really touching. I actually decided to start a WWII short story after watching this over and over again.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Verse of the Week #33

27 "And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:27-28

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