Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bible verse, Saying, & Song

Hello again, everyone!

Romans 8:38-39 is the Bible verse of the week.
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

This week's saying is:

And the song of the week is going to be the last verse of "O To Be Like Thee."
 O to be like Thee! While I am pleading
Pour out Thy Spirit, fill with Thy love.
Make me a temple meet for Thy dwelling,
Fit for a life which Thou wouldst approve.

 O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee!
Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
  Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

Have a good and godly week!!!!
With love in Jesus Christ,

A Weekend Trip

Hello Everyone!

Well, last weekend, (Feb. 6th-8th) was quite exciting and amazing! I'm going to tell ya'll all about it in this extremely long post. I'm going to just write about the main highlights, because this would turn into a book if I wrote about all the details that took place on this adventure!
Friday afternoon our family packed up the car and headed out for Deland, Fl. Our friends had invited us to come visit them and we could go camping with them. So, we took our tent and made it to our friend's house, probably around 4:30-5 pm.  (This is a picture of a pretty tree I took when we stopped at the store. )
 When everything was ready, our friend's led the way to a pathway off the road. They took half of our family back into the woods where we were going to camp, and then came back to get the other half of our family, and all our things. The other half of our family, except mommy, rode on the back of the car, hanging on as we bumped our way farther and farther into the woods. Finally we arrived at "Gator Lake", so our family pitched the tent. Oh, I forgot to mention that it was dark and cold out, so yeah, we had to put up the tent in the dark. Well, we had flashlights, but still... Anyway, after our tent was all set up, our friends pulled out their tiny gas stove and heated up the taco soup mommy had made. This fire was a welcome sight to the ones who were freezing. :)
                      This isn't the best picture, but it shows the full moon that was shining.
So, around 10:30, we retired to our tent after singing some hymns and talking. Well, we had packed sleeping bag and enough blankets to keep us warm that night. So we thought. It was freezing! Even with sweatshirts and sweaters and blankets and more blankets piled on top of us, we were all shivering! I woke up somewhere around 4 in the morning, and mommy and daddy woke up too.  I had blankets piled on top of my head so I wouldn't breathe in the cold air, but it didn't help that much. But mommy, daddy, and I did manage to fall asleep again and we slept for a couple more hours. In the morning, daddy started a fire and he and my older sister went for a canoe ride, hoping to catch some fish.  
The lake was right across from where our tent was set up. In the morning, a fog had fallen over it, and the scene was very beautiful. 
                                                           The fog is slowly disappearing...
                                           and the sun is peaking through the trees.
Here are some more pictures of the lake after the fog cleared. 
                                               This panoramic photo came out nicely!
                                 The water was very clear and had a beautiful reflection.
After breakfast of cinnamon apple pancakes, our tent was packed up and place in our friend's trailer, along with the rest of our belongings. Us girls all squished in there, and bumpity bumpity bumpity we went, all the way out of the woods. Sometimes it felt like we were going to tip over, and it really did feel like a roller coaster. 
Our friends went to borrow a pontoon boat from their friends, and this cow was standing in the driveway. 
                                     This is another panoramic photo of a beautiful lake.

 We then drove to lake George and prepared for the pontoon boat ride.
 There were a bunch of pelicans hanging out at the boat landing, waiting for people to carry in their fish
And yet another panoramic picture. This was a huge tree that was growing out of the water. 
Now, for some pictures of Lake George. 

This manatee was swimming around when we got closer to the springs. The water in the springs was super clear!!! It was a little cold when I first got in, but after you got all wet, it warmed up. It really started getting cold when you got out of the water!
                                    This manatee was near the spring, eating the seaweed.
                                                   It was very neat to see him up close.

                                I took this picture (below) as we were leaving the springs.
                                        And we saw this Bald Eagle sitting up in a tree.
We had such a long ride ahead of us when we left the Springs. The picture(below) was taken as we left Silver Glen Springs. You can't even see the land, it was so far away.
The next morning we went to a church with our friends. After that, we toured a farmer's market, and then drove home that afternoon. Overall, it was an extremely fun trip, and lots of memories were made. :) 

Have you ever been camping? Did you enjoy it? Have you ever ridden on a pontoon boat or visited any springs? Leave a comment below! I would love to hear your answers! :) 
Thanks to our friends for the pictures of the manatee.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Saying of the week...

Hello! Sorry this post is so late. We went on a weekend trip, and I am working on a post about it. It's so long, so I thought I'd put the saying of the week and the Bible verse in a different post.

Saying of the week:

Bible verse of the week: Romans 8:35-37
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." 
I really like those verses. It's such a comforting thought to know that none of the things Paul mentions can ever separate us from God's love. 

Song of the week: 4th verse of "O To Be Like Thee"
O to be like Thee! Lord, I am coming,
Now to receive th’ anointing divine;
All that I am and have I am bringing;
Lord, from this moment all shall be Thine.

 O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee,
 Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.

Have a wonderful, godly week everyone!! 
Keep trusting the Lord in everything and for everything!


Sunday, February 1, 2015


Sarah, from Trusting in the Lord day by day gave me a blogger award. She actually awarded me 2 awards:  

    I have to answer the questions she asked, so here I go.
Sarah's questions are in bold, my answers are in regular print.

1. Do you ever run out to get the mail?
Yes, I love running out to get the mail.
2. Do you like cold or warm?
I like the cold best.
3. Do you like playing around doing different dos with your hair, or are you the kind of person to keep it the same?
I like to keep it the same way. Once in a while I will try a different hairstyle. 
4. Have you ever wondered how many times you have said the same word in your life?  I don't think I have. 
5. Do you write? 
Yes!! I love writing so much!
6. What is your favorite thing to cook?
Um, well, I like cooking spaghetti, but I like making desserts, too. 
7. If you were snow bound all winter, what would you do for activities/keeping warm? I would write a book, blog,  and play games with my family. I would have a big fireplace to keep us warm.
8. Are you a changing person, or a person who like things to stay the same?
I like things to stay the same, most of the time.
9. Do you like drawing your own drawings, or would you rather use a coloring page? I like drawing faces, but I'm not the best artist,  so I guess I would do better using a coloring page.

Thank you, Sarah, for awarding me! I am going to award some people the two blogging awards shown above, and the questions for both of them are: 
1. What is your favorite place to shop?
2. What's your favorite thing to eat?
3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
4. Do you like writing letters or emailing best?
5. Do you have a favorite game? If so, what is it?
6. What's your favorite activity to do with your family?
7. Are you musical? If so, what instrument(s) do you play?
8. What was the last thing you memorized?
9. What's your favorite book of the Bible and why?
10. What do you want to be when you grow up? 
11. What are some of your hobbies?
12. Do you like doing different hairdos on your hair?

I award...
Anna at Prepare Me To Be A Sanctuary
Catherine at I Have Been So Blessed
Ruth at Ruth's Random Ramblings
Heidi at The J-Crew
Bethany at Liberty Or Death
Eden at Eden's Evaluations
Sarah at An Account of an Awkward Flower
Rebekah at Rebekah Elisabeth's Blog
Maddy at Digital Diaries
Lord's Girls at Lord's Girls
Clare at Clare's Spot

 This afternoon, our church had a picnic at Jonathan Dickinson State Park. It was a very breezy afternoon; not too hot, not too cold. :) Anyway, a few people went on a walk on the trails. I saw many varieties of flowers, and I tried to take a picture of all of them. 
And then there was this pretty river. It was a very nice walk, and everyone had a lovely time at the picnic. At 3:00, everyone joined their voices together and we all sang some songs, and then our pastor preached a short message.

Here's the saying of the week: (Just a note: I think this is an awesomely cool saying. :)
And here's the Bible verse of the week: Romans 8:32-34
"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how show he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth: Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercessions for us." 

                    Song of the week: O To Be Like Thee. (This is the third verse of the song.)
                                                      O to be like Thee! lowly in spirit,
                                                 Holy and harmless, patient and brave;
                                                   Meekly enduring cruel reproaches,
                                                      Willing to suffer, others to save.

                                                     O to be like Thee! O to be like Thee!
                                                    Blessed Redeemer, pure as Thou art;
                                           Come in Thy sweetness, come in Thy fullness;
                                             Stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.             

Well, farewell for now!!
Walk with the King this week! :)