Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Looking for Thanksgiving Songs? No? Well Watch These Anyway!

These videos are awesome.
And this is an halarious song that Matthew West made up for KLove I think last year or something. It is called the Klove Thanskgiving Song.

Note to my mom and sister: Please don't do anything about Christmas (except get gifts) until The Day After Thanksgiving.
Brandon Heath

Please leave a comment. How did you react? I was laughing hard on the first one, and I totally agreed with the second.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Food Posts Someday

So I have been trying to make a sort of muffin/cake thing in the microwave, in a cup. I have been perfecting it, but it's not like I can give you the recipe--because its all in my head.

The cool thing is, I found out I am not weird! I never knew that others shared my interest in figuring out how to cook stuff in a microwave mug! I just looked on Pinterest, and found out I am not alone. Now there are actual recipes I could try, and I am happy!
Therefore, when I get my camera, I want to make more food posts on this blog. I have not had any in a loooong time...too long. If you have not been reading my blog for more than a year you might be wondering, "What? She writes about food?"
Yup! Occasionally. But not very great posts...I am going to perfect that though!
The fact is, I love cooking, baking and creating. And I want to share my interests, discoveries, and recipes with you. Sound good? That is my plan!
Have a wonderful day, friends!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Verse of the Week #40

Romans 8:39 (NIV)
"-Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Photography from Pixabay.com

Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Warmth Inside Her

I was talking to my mom, and I was telling her how the Little House books are literally a part of me. I may not have read them all by myself yet, but they still are. You see, when I was littler, my dad read them aloud to all of us so many times. The stories in them, (mainly in the first book) are just like more memories even though they are not stories in my real life, but those of a girl around two hundred years ago. In example, the story of Pa mistaking the tree stump as a bear. The time where the black cat chased Grandpa through the woods, and when Ma slapped the bear. And how the mothers just lined up their babies at the barn dance. And Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Ah! I love just thinking about this. You see, since my dad read the books so much, they became a part of my memories and of me. Yes, I want to read them all again. My mom said that when I do, we can go to her house in Missouri when I finish them. I hope to do that someday. One of the reasons that I have not read them is because big series can really intimidate me!
One interesting thing is, is that I have also grown up with the TV series of the books, yet they are like two different stories to me. But also one. It is confusing. The way my mind works normally is that when I see a movie of a book, the characters normally look like they did in the movie when I read the book again. But not with this book, among a few others.
Have a wonderful day, friends.
Free photography from Pixabay.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dedication at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863

This was my very first speech ever, which I gave for 4-H Public Speaking this last 4-H year. I got second place. I wanted to share it with you all.
The people needed reassurance. They had been losing family members left and right, and now a battle had been fought around and in their no longer safe town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The soldiers who fought and died there littered the battleground in untidy shallow graves. Because of the lack of proper burials, the stench of blood and death still hung in the air. Though only one civilian died in the Battle of Gettysburg, it left many of them frightened or uneasy.

Four months after this battle, the reassurance they longed for came. On November 19, 1863, two different men came to Gettysburg to speak to the people. The main guest speaker, Edward Everett, talked for two long hours before a tall and thin man took the podium. This was the man they all had been waiting to hear. Abraham Lincoln, who was fully aware of the constant loss of the American people, came to dedicate a portion of land on Cemetery Hill to bury the dead. He wanted his words to kindle new hope in the hearts and minds of the citizens. So when he spoke, he spoke calmly and with confidence.

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. 
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to bed dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."**
Most people admired Lincoln and took his words to heart, while others were just surprised on how short his speech had been. Lincoln was wrong about one thing though—we do long note, and we do remember what was said on that day as well as what was done on the battlefield in Gettysburg. One question remains. How will history affect your life now? Will you learn from past mistakes or will you forget about the lessons of the past? We all serve a God who gives second chances just as much as he did one hundred and fifty-three years ago.

* Amy enhanced a photo of President Lincoln, source, with a photo she took.
**The Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November: The Rainy Season

Ahh...what should I blog about?
Well, I think I should follow the title, for that makes sense, right? Yeah, it does! So, November. The rainy season.
Last night I enjoyed a 4-H thanksgiving dinner, without turkey. It was quite funny really, because last year there were almost 4 turkeys. Now, there were no plain turkeys. I heard there was a little dish of some, but I never saw it. I am guessing they were out by the time I got through the line. Then last night, I was awaken by a loud, annoying noise which I found to be rain slamming against the garage door, which is behind the wall that my bed is on. And it was loud! I don't get waken up like that a lot. But both my sister and I were aroused. But it is so beautiful to wake up (in the morning!) to rain. Ahh.....Can't beat it.
I finally found out what I will be doing in 4-H this year! Archery, Arts & Crafts, Foods, Crochet, and Photography.

If you are like me, you might already be thinking about Christmas, but taking your time to enjoy the autumn season. If so, jump over to my Mom's blog. She is having a giveaway...well several giveaways...but the one I am talking of is the new Mercy Me Christmas album! I have listened to it, and I enjoyed listening to it. Click the picture!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day

I want to thank all of the veterans and current servicemen for serving. We appreciate you more than you think.
Remember to always thank our veterans and servicemen; for they have sacrificed more for this country than we give them credit for. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Free photography from Pixabay, text added by me!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Verse of the Week #38 God Wants to Bless YOU!

"Now let the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."-2 Thessalonians 3:1(NIV)
I agree with what this verse says—and this gives me hope. I want you to know that God loves you and really does want to bless you. It is not a show. This is the hard-to-swallow truth for many Christians: God does not show favoritism. He doesn't bless the big guys like Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis more than He is willing to bless you.
He is not saying, "Oh! He's my favorite!" No, he wants to bless us all immeasurably. If only we receive it with faith that it will happen.... Just to prove my point, this is what God says:
"'Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,' says the LORD Almighty, 'and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.'"*
*Malachi 3:10
Free collage photography from PicMonkey

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Welcome to November!

Hello! It's November! Do you know what that means? Well, a lot of things really.

November to me means:
Finally getting my dream camera I have been saving for for a long time
Getting together with friends
Seeing the beauty of colored leaves
Making crafts
Making gifts for Christmas
Poetry--or at least more hopfully
My moms Pumpkin Dumpcake
Finishing up some stories and editing my last one
I want to write more blog posts about food and fun stuff including maybe a few DIYs.
Crunchy leaves
Wishing we will have some sort of Harvest get together
Orange and Spice
Good smelling candles
Probably cleaning our gutters, which I like and don't at the same time
Cleaning our chimney and getting it going
Baking yummy stuff
Being cold, which I don't always like
My dad's birthday is the 20th
Setting my clock back
Getting up and it being dark
Getting my winter wardrobe switched out with my summer one
And more...

I know one of my readers, Bethany, shared hers on her blog. I actually agreed with some of what she wrote and added it to my list. Go check hers out, click this link.
What is your November?
Please comment!

Verse of the Week #37

Todays verse was randomly selected, so it was not planned. Good verse though. Have a great week!
“I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You."

Psalm 2:7

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