After toying around with several ideas for a button, I finally came up with something I liked for my friend Bailey. I mentioned her before in my post “The Blog Around the Corner.”
If you want the button, let me know and I’ll give you the code. Unfortunately, I lost my code for putting a code box in my post…
I have had several people from facebook, blogs, and forums ask me about my book, so here is a little bit about it! Today I reached 20,000 words, so that leaves 30,000 words to get in the next… 17 days? Oh, boy! I’d better go write there instead of here!!!
Title: The Looking Glass
Summary: (Subject to change! LOL)”Things are not always as they seem.” Holly and Jared’s grandfather had said to them before his death. Puzzled by his meaning, Holly and Jared go on to discover the secret behind two ordinary-looking mirrors. Finding themselves transported to another world, the pair must fight a force that seeks to destroy an entire universe – and search for a way back home.
Excerpt: ‘He was lost in the woods, and stopped at this cottage to see if anyone could help him. The old woman who opened the door was ancient looking, but beautiful. He asked if she could help him and she said, ‘Come in and have something warm to drink. I’ll see you right.’ So he went into the house. On one wall was a painting of one of the most beautiful women he had ever seen. Her hair was blacker than a starless night, and her skin was as fair and white as clean snow. He commented to the old woman about the painting and she replied, ‘Ah, yes. It is a painting of one of my ancestors. Perhaps you are familiar with her story?’ He cleared his throat and said, ‘If you’ll tell me her name, I would be better able to tell you whether or not I’m familiar with her.’ The old woman smiled and said, ‘She was called Snow White. The looking glass on the wall is the one which was once owned by the evil queen.’ He looked at her incredulously. ‘How is that possible?’ he asked. ‘There are many worlds,’ the old woman replied, ‘And the world which I come from is called Aeroth. It is the land where most of your fairy tales come from, because it is the land where every girl finds her prince charming and every lad finds his princess bride. For many, it is the land of happily ever after.’
I just saw this about 30 seconds ago, but I really wanted to share it… thus a YouTube Thursday!
A fellow Rebelutionary, Buttercup, just tagged me with this, so I wanted to do it before I forget!
a Christian? Yes!
a good listener? Depends who’s talking
a good friend? I try. You’ll have to ask my friends about my success
funny? ALL the time! (As I am reminded daily by various people)
good conversation starter? Most of the time
crazy? Just a little
random? You have no idea…
communicative? Most of the time
loving? Of course!
clumsy? I have my moments…
athletic? Not really
excellent in school? Nope, just certain subjects
an animal lover? Nah
brother? *ahem* That would be awkward, considering my last answer!
caring? I think so. Maybe not so much as some people, though.
technology challenged? Not usually
respectful? Inside or outside? =P Usually both, but sometimes just on the outside.
a movie lover? Yes
book worm? Oh, yeah!!!
attentive? Um… no.
responsible? Yes. (mostly)
honest? What’s honest? LOL I’m kidding… I’m honest most of the time. Even when a polite lie would be better.
It’s National Novel Writing Month! (Or NaNoWriMo) There are a couple of websites where you can attempt to write a novel in just 30 days… or, seeing that I’m so tardy in telling you about this, in 24 days. I’m going to http://ywp.nanowrimo.org to write my story & you can find my profile and some information on my book by looking up ramblinrose506 on that site. Please drop by if you care to and maybe even give it a go yourself! I have two buddies so far, and I’d love to have more!
Towards the end of August, there was a post on The Rebelution titled “35 Reasons Not to Sin.” I ended up taking enough of those reasons off so that they’d all fit on a single piece of paper, which I posted on my bulletin board. I find that sometimes I want to ignore this little piece of paper. I’m sure my readers are all smart enough to figure out why. Here’s the complete list, which I took from the Rebelution website, which they took from someone else’s blog…. I’ll go see if I can find the link. [Edit: I found the link, and I posted it ’cause I believe in giving credit where credit is due, but it appears that this person isn’t the original author, either. LOL]
35 REASONS NOT TO SIN
- Because a little sin leads to more sin.
- Because my sin invites the discipline of God.
- Because the time spent in sin is forever wasted.
- Because my sin never pleases but always grieves God who loves me.
- Because my sin places a greater burden on my spiritual leaders.
- Because in time my sin always brings heaviness to my heart.
- Because I am doing what I do not have to do.
- Because my sin always makes me less than what I could be.
- Because others, including my family, suffer consequences due to my sin.
- Because my sin saddens the godly.
- Because my sin makes the enemies of God rejoice.
- Because sin deceives me into believing I have gained when in reality I have lost.
- Because sin may keep me from qualifying for spiritual leadership.
- Because the supposed benefits of my sin will never outweigh the consequences of disobedience.
- Because repenting of my sin is such a painful process, yet I must repent.
- Because sin is a very brief pleasure for an eternal loss.
- Because my sin may influence others to sin.
- Because my sin may keep others from knowing Christ.
- Because sin makes light of the cross, upon which Christ died for the very purpose of taking away my sin.
- Because it is impossible to sin and follow the Spirit at the same time.
- Because God chooses not to respect the prayers of those who cherish their sin.
- Because sin steals my reputation and robs me of my testimony.
- Because others once more earnest than I have been destroyed by just such sins.
- Because the inhabitants of heaven and hell would all testify to the foolishness of this sin.
- Because sin and guilt may harm both mind and body.
- Because sins mixed with service make the things of God tasteless.
- Because suffering for sin has no joy or reward, though suffering for righteousness has both.
- Because my sin is adultery with the world.
- Because, though forgiven, I will review this very sin at the Judgment Seat where loss and gain of eternal rewards are applied.
- Because I can never really know ahead of time just how severe the discipline for my sin might be.
- Because my sin may be an indication of a lost condition.
- Because to sin is not to love Christ.
- Because my unwillingness to reject this sin now grants it an authority over me greater than I wish to believe.
- Because sin glorifies God only in His judgment of it and His turning of it to good use, never because it is worth anything on it’s own.
- Because I promised God he would be Lord of my life.
Here is a favorite youtube video of mine made from two very similar scenes in Little Women and Anne of Avonlea. Enjoy!