Archive for August, 2008

I’ll be back!

I won’t be around for a little bit, but I’ll be back! Sorry to those of you whose comments I haven’t replied to: our computer was killed in a recent storm.

Until next time!



When nature collides…

This is AWESOME! A volcano and a lightning storm in Chile collided and here are some pictures of the results!



(Click on photos to see a larger version)

Can life get any better?

   Hey, everyone! I just wanted to let ya’ll know some of the things that are going on. My life is absolutely crazy right now, but I’m enjoying it immensely. We are just finishing up our second week of school- I’m a junior in high school. SCARY! My cousin Anna is talking about college and I’m thinking, “No way! We are not getting that old!”

   Right now I’m doing: History, chemistry, math, total language plus, Jensen’s writing, and a BJU Bible course. On Monday I’m starting Spanish and piano! Yep… piano! I am so thrilled to finally have a teacher! I think that this year is probably going to be the best of my life!

   Bible quizzing is going well. I need to memorize 4 more chapters of Mark by the beginning of September. If I accomplish that, I’ll be able to go to Quiz Camp in Kentucky! (Or Indiana… it’s right on the border, so I’m not sure. :P) [Edit: You can read about it here.]

   I got my driver’s permit last month & will probably be learning how to drive soon. I’m not super excited about it… it’s just part of life. hehe

   I need to go memorize some stuff for a test and then get ready to go quiz at church! (We have Bible Quizzing on Fridays)


Drawing water

   I am a plant. [Figuratively, of course, but let’s just stay with the illusion.] Not only am I a plant, but I’m a plant that has been planted in good soil. The soil of God’s word, if you want to be specific. But there’s something to add to all of this. I have my own will. That’s where I differ from regular plants. See, plants grow without thinking about it, putting effort into it, or worrying. I, however, have to consciously decide that I am going to put my roots into God’s word and draw the water that He offers. God’s water is fit to my daily needs, too! Some days I need the water of patience, other days I need love. No matter what my needs are for the week, day, hour, or even minute, God has it there in His word.
   Something that I find extremely interesting is the fact that roots remain unseen. No one will see the time that you and I spend in God’s word, but it will evidence itself when people see us as healthy plants.

   Psalm 1: 1-3 
     Blessed is the man who walketh not in the counsels of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful, But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doesth shall prosper.

   Everyone knows that passage, but don’t skim over it. I found that when I read this the other day and PAID ATTENTION, it was SO rich! Go through it again!

Jeremiah 17: 7&8
  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful [anxious] in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yeilding fruit.

   I never saw that passage before (that I can remember) and I found it to be such a blessing to me!

Isaiah 58:11
  And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat they bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

   I hope that this has been a blessing to you. It’s what I’ve been learning. (Among other things.) If you like hearing my devotions, then I’ll bring more to the blog! Just tell me what your thoughts are! 

   All of these thoughts were inspired by my devotions as I’m going through A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George. This was from chapter two. I’ve really been enjoying this book and would highly recommend it. One thing to let ya’ll know is that she does not use the KJV, so I read my Bible alongside. It’s good to read another version, but I like the good ol’ KJV best.



Email forward

Thank you for your overwhelming response to my last post, everyone! (I’m kidding, of course.) I’ll be doing a post about my devotions soon! (That’s the one response I got) In the mean time, I don’t recall whether or not I ever posted this email forward, so here it is [again?]
After an exhaustive review of the research literature,   here’s the final word on nutrition and health:

1.  Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than  


2.  Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than 


3.  Chinese drink very little red wine and have fewer heart attacks than Americans


I should have known

Seth asked me a rather surprising question the other day: [he’s four, by the way] “Emily, what kind of bird is a chicken?”
HOW do you respond to something like that? A totally cute, out-of-the-blue thing like that? And I could tell that he just wanted to know if I could come up with an answer.
“Umm… I’m not sure that I can tell you.”
“Well, DUH! It’s…. a CHICKEN!”

I should have known.


So… how’s life treating ya’ll? I’ve been really busy, but things are semi-sorta-kinda getting into an almost routine, so I should be able to blog a little more frequently. 😀

Now I’m going to do something that I never did before: I’m going to let YOU choose the next topic I blog about! (We’ll see how many of you actually vote. ;)) Here are your choices:

  • School
  • Bible Quizzing/ Church
  • My Devotions
  • Lastest Reads
  • Something that I didn’t mention that you want to know about!

Well, please let me know what you want, and I’ll try try to post on Wednesday!