Monday, November 30, 2009

Copy Cat

Actually I'm not truly a copy cat. Shannon and I came up with the idea to have a give away at the same time without consulting each other.

But this give away is for this 8X10 print from my etsy shop Focus This.

To enter, just leave a comment. How simple is that! I'll draw the winning name on Saturday, Dec. 5th.

Blessed providence to you all!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

I won!

This year I decided to take the National Novel Writing Month challenge. The challenge is to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Well, 30 minutes ago, I won and got this really neat poster.

Yay! Now for a month or more of editing! :-/

Now to celebrate winning!

Check back tomorrow to find a chance for you to win something. :-)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day!

Thank You, Lord, for this wonderful land that You have given us. Thank You for the Pilgrim Fathers who stood up for their faith and chased down a Land for them to worship You freely. Thank You for all Your guiding of the meetings in the New Land that allowed the Pilgrims to survive. Thank You for directing all those who have risen up in our history to give us a place where we do have freedom to worship You. Thank You for surrounding us with those who love You and encourage our love for You.

Thank You!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday

Yay for thankfulness!
I'm thankful for
~my Parents
~my Sister
~my books :-)
~a school where I can work and be under my father's protection
~the opportunity to use drama for others

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm Thankful for.....

I was reading through my posts from last year and saw the posts about things I was thankful for for the week of Thanksgiving. Obviously I'm a little late, but I will be posting on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

I'm going to challenge all of you to do the same! I'm going to limit myself to writing 5 things I'm thankful for each day. Will you join me? If you do, please add a link to your post! It would be wonderful to see all the things we're thankful for.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Teach a Child

Psalm 8:1-9

"Oh, Lord our Lord, how excellent in Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!
Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the starts, which You have ordained,
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?
For You ahve made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
You have made him to have dominion over thew orks of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet,
All sheep and oxen --- even the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, and the fist of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!"

One of the things I love most about teaching 4 year olds is teaching Bible. I don't get to teach all the stories (they have those in another class), but I get to teach the Scripture memory passage. I mentioned our Scripture Memory passage.

It has been such a blessing to see all of the students learn the Scripture passage. One of the most wonderful things I do each month is listening to these little people recite God's Word.

If you have never seen a young person recite Scripture, find the nearest one and teach them one (Psalm 8 is a good because it starts and ends the the same way. Psalm 1 is also good because it flows easily.), then have the recite it for you. If you want to bless those around you, let them hear as well. To make it even more enjoyable, teach them motions with it.

I have been so encouraged to hear the students (K4-12) reciting God's Word together during morning meeting. I really think this is missing in a lot of "Christian circles".

I'm so thankful for school who not only teaches the students' minds, but their hearts as well.


Monday, November 9, 2009

The Art Fair

I was so excited to go the the local Arts Fair on Saturday. Mom and Shann had told me about this amazing photographer, Scanlan Photography, who did landscape pictures from all over the world. The Ball was Saturday evening, but we had a little time to spare before we started the dressing frenzy.

So headed off to the fair. My jaw dropped as I walked into the Scanland Photography tent. I could have stayed there forever and just admired all those pictures. We stayed there as long as we could, but eventually had to move on.
We went to the historic arts section and there was a tent with all kind of herbs and teas in it. They had a really neat bottle with vanilla beans in it to make vanilla extract. That was where I spent my money:

The jar of tea came with a diffuser and a stick of rock candy. I also bought a stick of licorice root to knaw on. It was surprisingly good! It tasted just like the candy that you buy.

After wandering around a little more, we went home to get ready for the ball.