" My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast!
I will sing and make a melody!"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The American Legacy Challenge

Did any of you know that September is National Constitution Month?

I believe that every American should:

#1 Memorize the first 10 amendments to the Constitution,
#2 Memorize the Preamble to the Constitution
#3 Read the Constitution at least once through
#4 Read “The Light and the Glory” by David Manuel and Peter Marshall
#5 Watch “The American Heritage Series” by David Barton

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So, in honor of this day, I propose a challenge. Do these 3 things,

*Memorize the first 10 amendments to the Constitution

*Memorize the Preamble to the Constitution
*Read the Constitution through once

By December 31, 2010.

Who's with me? Are their any His-Story buffs out there who want to take up the challenge? Leave me a comment with your name and blog address (It will NOT be published) and I'll follow your blog and put it on a list that I'll post occasionally of people who are taking up the challenge. I'll also put up the document I'll be working on so that you can do it too, or you can choose a different subject to work on. You don't have to do them in any particular order.

It is important that we as American citizens know why and how, our nation is free. If we know the facts, we can keep our nation, “One nation, under GOD...”

“ Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
~ 2 Corinthians 3:17

Soli Deo Gloria!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday!

My sister, Abbey Grace, is turning the big 1-3!

I can't believe how much you've grown!

Age: 6

Age 3-4

Such a little Munchkin!!

Age 3-4

Age 12

Is that a good slushy?

Age 6

Age 13

A Animated : Your always on the go, you have such a love for the outdoors. :

B Beautiful : You are gorgeous. Your dark hair and blue eyes remind me so much of Momma. But remember, true beauty is on the inside.

B Beloved : by any animal. You remind me of Ellie May Clampett!

E Endlessly imaginative : You come up with the some of the most creative and crazy things.(e.g. Billy Bobs, Crazy Cats, Gryphagons)

Y Youthful : " For it was You who created my inward part; You knit me together in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13

Love you Gracie!


Ahem. I uh...missed my blog anniversary. :(

I knew I started this blog around August or September, but I didn't know when. On my profile it says that I've been a member of Blogger since August, 2009. Oh well.

I do have a good excuse, or should I say, excuses?

Excuse #1: I've had a cold all week

Excuse #2 : We went 30-mile yard sailin' this weekend (Fri.-Sat.) (I'll explain that later)

Excuse #3: Yesterday was Labor Day and our Band practice/lesson which was 2 hours away

Excuse #4: Well,...I'm out of excuses. :)

So, Happy Anniversary HKMS!

I do believe I'll celebrate with a tag...

The rules are as follows:
Answer the questions, tag 3 people (or more if you wish).

#1 As far as books go, do you like historical-fiction, or fantasy best?

#2 What's your favorite color?

#3 What color is your tooth-brush?

#4 Do you like the country, or do you like the city?

#5 Do you like Summer, or Winter?

#6 Who do you think is the best character in, "The Chronicles of Narnia" series?

#7 Do you think these questions are random, or do you think they have a point?

#8 Do you have a phobia of any sorts? (you don't have to tell what it is)

#9 Do you like the library, or would you rather be shopping?

#10 Do you have a friend who's first name starts with either, E, F, J, O, Q, U, W, X, Y, Z?

I tag: Sarah Grace @ http://www.alwayslive4him.blogspot.com
Miriam @ www.girlsoffaith123.blogspot.com
Emily @ http://www.emilyscancerblog.blogspot.com


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

[Edited] Book Review!

Have any of you ever read this book? If so, drop me a comment and tell me how you liked it!

I recently read a wonderful book written by Eric and Leslie Ludy entitled,
“ When God Writes Your Love Story”. It usually takes me several days to complete a book, but I found this one so intriguing that I finished it in two sittings. One of my school assignments was to write a short review of this particular book.
The Ludys do an excellent job of encouraging and giving biblical guidance to single young men and women who are struggling with the questions of marriage, courtship, dating, and
guy/girl relationships. Their real life examples and reflective illustrations give a sort of yearning for a , “ Sweeter Song.” The book is written as a guide to single individuals who are wondering about their futures in regards to marriage.
I often wonder, “ Has God called me to single-hood? Will I have a family someday?” Statistics show that a majority of people do get married, but what about those few who do not? Do I really want to be in that minority? I found this book to be a considerable source of motivation to pursue, at all costs, physical, as well as spiritual and mental purity. I was even more encouraged to know that I'm not the only one out there who struggles with these issues. Just because I have chosen not to go the modern dating route, does not make these issues obsolete. It is true that you deal with them less, but you are not immune to the desires that seem to show up when you least want them. I constantly must remind myself of the verse in 2 Timothy, “ Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”
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Another aspect of this book that I found thoughtful was that they encompassed those who may have strayed from God's will regarding purity. They explain that you can still find comfort in knowing that you are not alone, and that you can receive a second chance to wait on God's perfect timing.
I believe this is a must read for any young person who is truly seeking the will of God when it comes to guy/girl relationships.