A 6.1 aftershock hit Haiti this morning. We still haven't heard anything from our two sponsor sisters. Please pray for all those in Haiti who have been affected, and for those who are trying to provide relief. Please pray we hear from our girls soon, and that they're okay. There are orphans being allowed into the states to be adopted, please pray for these children! Please visit these sites for info, prayer requests, and what you can do to help: www.livesayhaiti.blogspot.com http://www.compassion.com www.hope-for-haiti.blogspot.com
I'm sure ya'll have heard about the terrible earthquake in Haiti. Well, we have two little, sponsor sisters, Shleida(Jane), and Shelove that live in Haiti. We haven't been able to get any information on them, whether they're safe, or in a shelter. We sponsor them through, Compassion. http://www.blogger.com/www.compassion.com
We found a map of the area that was affected the most, and we know about where each girl lives. Shelove lives north of Port-au-Prince. According to the map, they would have felt it at medium-light. But Shleida, she lives on an island close to Porta-au-Prince, and she would have felt it at Extreme. We also had another little girl last year, Sandara, who was somehow taken out of the Compassion program. She lived real close to the worst hit area. Please keep these little girls in prayer. As well as all the Haitians that have been affected by this horrible disaster. Pray that we get some answers or word of their whereabouts. " Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge. selah." Psalm 62:8
I came across some really good quotes from some of the church fathers, C.H. Spurgeon, John Wesley, Martin Luther, ect... the other day, and told my Momma about them. I said that I might start a new thing on my blog where I quote a great preacher, teacher, historian, ect... and then see who can guess who said it. She recommended that I call it, "Who Said What". So, as you can see, today is, " Who Said What Wednesday". Here's the mystery quote,
" Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can."
I'll give you until tomorrow afternoon at 12:00 to guess the right answer! Drop a comment with your guess. Have fun!
Oh! I threw in a few pictures from the gorgeous sunset we had last evening. Give all the glory to the Master Painter! :)
Also, here's a banjo cake I made for my grandpa's 74th birthday the other night. (Momma had to finnish the black squares on the side, and do the strings.:) )
Yep. It's still snowing. It's been snowing for three days! We usually have one good snow that falls over-night, then it goes away the next day. This time, it's just been keeping a steady sprinkle for three days. It hasn't built up a whole lot though. Right now, it's about 1/3 of an inch in certain places:) Even though it's pretty, and pleasant to watch, I long for the warm, sunny, green, sweet-smelling days of spring to arrive. But, I will try and post a video of the snow falling, here later. (My camera batteries died:))
I've recently got finished reading a great book by Emma Leslie called, Glaucia the Greek Slave. It's set in the time of Nero, when Christians where being persecuted in great numbers and in horrific ways. This girl, and her brother, Laon, are separated when they are sold, and they both, under different circumstances, become Christians. It would be a great read-aloud book for younger siblings, or, it's a great book for teenagers too.
Daddy had to go to the dentist the other day, and the appointment was at 9:00 a.m. We live 2 1/2 hours from the city we had to go to, soooo.... We got up at 5:20 a.m., and left by 6:30. 2 adults, 4 sleepy kids, 2 of them under the age of 7. Anyhoo, we're still alive, and the trip was a lot of fun, once we woke up. :) I got a new camera for Christmas (thanks Daddy and Momma!), so, here are some pictures with captions, If I can get them to load...
Well, I got a few to come up...:)
I couldn't get her to smile in any of my pictures:)... Love ya anyway Grace!
Early breakfast...Ava look like she's really enjoying that hashbrown...McDonalds special.
I'm a daughter of the King of Kings,
I've been covered by amazing grace, saved by Christ's amazing love, and am striving to serve Him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength; while I'm at home, preparing to be a wife and mother someday, Lord willing.
I love to play bluegrass!! I play, the guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, Clawhammer banjo and piano, I like to sew, read,and sing.I enjoy playing with my three yonger sisters, Grace,
Olivia, and Ava. I'm a HUGE history buff, but not so big on math...:)
"...our daughters, like corner pillars that are fashioned for a palace..." Psalm 144:12
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"Whatever you do, do it heartily unto the Lord and not for men..." Colossians 3:23
Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is comendable-if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise-dwell on these things." Philippians 4:8
with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest, and your feet sandaled with the readiness for the gospel of peace. In every situation ake the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is God's word..." Ephesians 6:14-17
While I'm Waiting...
"I charge you o daughters of Jerusalem, do not stir or awaken love until it so desires..." Song of Songs 8:4