Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Have Fun!!

Dress Up a Regency Doll!!

You can change her hair, the dresses, the accessories...just something fun I found for the Austen lovers who read my blog :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fun Picture

Just something to post..I had the best time in Nebraska last Spring!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I've been Tagged....

and let everyone breathe a sigh of relief I will not be tagging anyone else. I've a very limited circle of friends and I don't want this tag bouncing around among us for the next six weeks!

Here's The Culprit- I believe that's what they are called:
I don't think she'll be doing any tagging for a while.....

Here are the rules:
: Link to the person that tagged you.:

: Post the rules on your blog.:

: Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.:

: Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.:

: Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

1. I secretly dream of directing/have a starring role in a play-a musical is the biggest dream, but I'm not THAT deceived about my voice quality :P

2. I'm nineteen and I still bite my nails (Hides)

3. I got a Valentine Present today and I didn't get the gift-giver ANYTHING!!! It's that aweful???

4. I've taken the NarniaWeb character quiz about 10 times and I Always get Lucy!! But we sisters take it for each other (susie takes it and answer how she thinks I am and I do the same for her - We get Aslan! ) We think highly of each other i guess :)

5. I think most of my heros/heroines are fictional or legendary

6. I have a Civil War calender

I tag...Sarah Beth!

In honor of Spring Training.....

Saturday, February 9, 2008

How Many Countries Can you Name in Five Minutes?


want to try it? WARNING: the time counting starts immediately and you have to know how to SPELL all of the's fun though!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Book of Remembrance

Yesterday I was reading a book and it mentioned 'The book of Remembrance that was written before the LORD'. I'd never ever heard of that before so I checked the reference it gave. It's an interesting verse:

Mal 3:14 -16 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God:
and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance,
and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
And now we call the proud happy;
yea, they that work wickedness are set up;
yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another:
and the LORD hearkened, and heard it,
and a
book of remembrance was written
before him for them that feared the LORD,
and that thought upon his name.

I'd always wondered about the Books that are mentioned in Revelation 20:11-12

Rev 20:11-12
And I saw a great white throne,
and him that sat on it,
from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away;
and there was found no place for them.

And I saw the dead, small and great,
stand before God; and the books were opened:
and another book was opened, which is the book of life:
and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books,
according to their works.

I've only known the name of one of those books, so I guess now I know another one :)
We were reading in 2nd Thessalonians and it said that it was "A righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you.' In all of the Thessalonican letters, Paul was talking to them about the tribulations that they were going through so I think it must not have been a very easy place to be a Christian, but God knew the trials and troubles that they endured and he was going to recompense the evil-doers according to their evil- and reward them for the faithfulness.
Just something I've discovered...another aspect of God's Character...

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Footsteps Die out Forever....

Charles Dickens.
There seem to be a only a few authors who are able to involve me in a story so much that I want to cry and laugh right along with the characters.
Dickens does that to me with his books, Nicholas Nickleby and A Tale of Two Cities.
I could give you big long passages taken from the Novel in hope that you would enjoy the story the same as I do, but I have come to realize that- without a doubt- the story builds upon itself so the simple words don't hold the same significane to you as they do to me -unless you have also read the whole story.
The last sentance is:
"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."
That's a famous quote.
You can probably also quote the beginining of the book, I'll give you a hint:
"It was the best of times...."
Can you finish the sentance?
you might even know the geist of what happens in between those two sentences.
I wish I could do the same things with my words,
make characters and places so clear to a person that they can remember them
with affection
or with tears.
But until I can do that I'll have to be content with Charles Dicken's world of characters