Why the name "bLog in Your Own Eye"?
We should all endeavor to think rightly about ourselves and graciously about one another. We all have specks and logs in our eyes.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
I hope you like it!
Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tomorrow, we are having a Christmas brunch, for our neighbors. Most of our neighbors are retired folk, and are home at Christmas time, so we have hosted a Christmas Eve brunch for a few years now. There is nothing like some good old fashioned Christmas jollification!
Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, we must not forget the reason for Christmas; the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus. What an amazing story it is- in fact, go read it yourself.
I will try to post pictures of family or something like that over the holidays-but don't become mad if I don't. ;) So. May God bless you all this season, and have a very, merry Christmas!
On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen, on Comet, on Cupid, on Donder* and Blitzen!
*FYI his name is really Donder, not Donner. Go look at the book('Twas the Night Before Christmas).
Monday, December 21, 2009
FYI, the title is in Spanish. I do in fact, know how to spell.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Yippee, another tag. Enjoy!
Six Names you go By:Abby
Abba-dabba(thanks for this one Uncle Jack ) :)
Three things you are wearing today:
Pale green t-shirt, with an awesome neon orange sweatshirt.
pink fuzzy socks :)
Three things you want very badly Right now:
To have my homework assignments magicaly disapear
To catch up on lost sleep for a week or so then wake up on Christmas morning.
To have another brownie
Three things you did Last Night/Yesterday:Watched The Polar Express
Watched It's a Wonderful Life
Ate pizza :)
Two things you ate today:BBQ and brownies
Two People you last Talked to on the Phone:Dad and Mom.
Two Things you are going to do Today/Tomorrow:Finish that homework
set my brain a-spinning again tomorrow
Your Three Favorite Beverages:
Southern Sweet Tea
And, I don't think I will tag anyone, (yet again), but feel free to tag yourself. :)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
2) Do you like a LOT of lights on your Christmas tree, or just a few?
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Now this bell is a bell on the column at my Aunt's farm house, and it shows pure Southern taste. The bell, for calling everyone for dinner, and WELCOME on the top, where you know you are not going to be stared down by the barrel of a shotgun. :) You might though, at her farm, if you hope to shoot game on her property, she doesn't want any of that. :) I hope you all have a marvelous day!
Bulky, burly, capacious, chock-ful, whopper, walloping, immense, massive.
Big (adjective regarding importance)
Eminent, momentous, prime, paramount.
Well, not that many alternate words, but the few are commendable. Any word suggestions you have and would like me to do the research on just add it in your comment. ;) Next word will be 'delay'.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Amusing, boisterous, convivial, lively, merry, pleasant
Buffoonery, escapade, festivity, frolic, gaiety, jocularity, merriment, merrymaking, mirth, tomfoolery
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Monday, November 30, 2009
Last night, as my family and I were planning for a party, we were trying to think of some word to use instead of party, since it is a word that is used way too much. As I looked in the thesaurus, I came across this wonderful new word, jollification. Have you ever heard it used? Nope, probably not. At least I haven't. All the more reason to use it. Dictionary.com describes jollification as jolly merrymaking and jolly festivity. Now, I encourage you to use this word whenever you have a chance. There are so many wonderful words out there, so why just use a few boring ones?
Monday, November 23, 2009
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Friday, November 06, 2009
I also had my first Funnel Cake, and those things are delicious! I ate most of it, then my friend decided I had enough and took it from me (of course semi-jokingly, I still ate a few more bites after she took it). :) So yes, Funnel Cakes are great, but you need someone to share it since there so sweet and filling. So yep, that's about all we did. OH, and we did the House of Mirrors too, and my friend almost left me behind, but I still made my way out. :D
If you decide to go to the Fair this year, try (if possible) to go at night time, because it is sooo pretty at night.
Monday, November 02, 2009
I hope to see you there!
Note to Bloggers: If you know lots of people in the area, don't hesitate to invite them to the concert! ;)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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"For Thou hast commanded that an irregulated should be its own punishment." ~St. Augustine
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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And, in case you were wondering, this is not part of any religious ceremony (as far as you know).
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Well summer has started, and I'm already halfway through it with not much accomplished (common story, isn't it). I did have the privilege of doing a volleyball camp which was super fun, though my arms and legs hurt like crazy afterward. But as they say, "no pain, no gain". I tried to finish up the reading that needed finishing up, didn't get all of it done, but my wonderful mother gave me a break so now I'm thoroughly enjoying reading Dandelion Fire, the sequel to 100 Cupboards, and both are great books.
I also got the chance to go on a missions trip with my whole family and a group from church which was wonderful. We went to Cherokee, NC to an Indian reservation and we helped at a Senior Center, and a Youth Center, and both were great experiences. We also went to Lancaster, PA for a get together for the students of online classes, so I got to meet some of my classmates, and we had a lot of activities, which barely allowed for time to breath the whole weekend. But I met lots of nice people. :)
Here in SC though, I've just been "chill-axing" as one of my best friends calls it. I got to go to the beach with some friends, which was awesome, I've been playing some tennis in the scorching heat of SC, got to go see the movie Up, which I must say was a masterpiece film, especially when you look at what else is in theaters at the moment. I really want to see Night at the Museum 2, and the Harry Potter movie when it comes out. Yes, I'm a Harry Potter fan, and I find no shame in that. =D
I've been doing a lot of thinking about the goal for my education. There are so many things out there, it gets to be overwhelming! I've settled with being a janitor. KIDDING!
I really have no idea right now, but I don't plan on getting a cubicle job (a job at which I "live" in a cubicle). A lawyer is sounding interesting, but so is architecture, and maybe even some sort of clothing business. I don't know.....
Well, I need to get a shower. I know you were just asking yourself, 'I wonder if shes gonna take a shower....hm....'. Now you know.
I have a joke for you:
What has a bottom on its top?
While you're thinking, I'm gonna introduce you to a reformed Christian rapper, Shai Linne. He's amazing. Buy some of his stuff. And the answer to the joke is, your legs! I know, simply hilarious. :)
Well, I've wasted more than enough of your time, but I can truthfully admit that its not my fault you've been sitting at your computer reading some girls monotonous writing, you chose to do it. Anyway, I'll write later....maybe.....
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Been studying for exams, sleeping, eating, doing double dutch, studying more, reading a lot, being on the computer (more than i should be), not playing tennis as much as i would like, going on a missions trip next month, going to PA for a get-together, riding bikes, contra dancin', and more, but i really need to study, because i might flunk of i don't. :-/ and they're all 3 due on Wednesday, its monday, and i haven't done any yet. :( anyway, i'll post when my life calms down(if it does....)
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Let's see, today I went to the doctor (just a check-up) and they decided to stab me to get a blood sample (aka fingerprick, but i'm calling it by its true name). After we went to the doctors, we got breakfast at Chick-fil-A (at around 9:30am, which is waaaay past my breakfast time), then we went to Krispy-Kreme and bought 2 dozen donuts, and I at all but one bite of one chocolate cake donut, and then I felt sick because of it. So now I have decided to not eat anymore donuts(lets see how long i last =D).
I've also seen a video reminiscing the 60's, which I found very entertaining. :) I love the 60's, and the 70's, and the 50's, and the 40's.... But anyway, I like mainly music and fashion from those era's. I like the Monkees most of all, they're awesome(and i have their TV show!!!) but I also like other artists and bands. The Beatles are pretty good, and I'm a fan of their music-not them.As for fashion, the 50's are the best. :) Here are a few pictures of dresses that I have patterns to make(some I don't have patterns for, but like anyway), so tell me what you think: wrap dress - dress w/ belt - and i can't find any more at the moment...
That's pretty much it, I'm hoping on writing some more soon....but I need to be healed from my procrastination-itis before I can. :)
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
~Androgeos in The Aeneid
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Abortion is a hot topic among Christians and non-Christians today, but in an argument as to whether abortion is murder or not, it all comes down to this one question: is a fetus a human being? If you answer “yes”, you must be able to say why. There are three main categories of arguments why a fetus is a human being, Biblical proof, proof in science, and common sense.
Let us start with Biblical proof. The story of Mary and Elizabeth is a great one to use as an example, and it is found in Luke 1:39-45. “39In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in
There is also scientific evidence that a fetus is a human being. First, this “blob of cells”, has DNA. Now DNA is a “code” that each human has, and it is not the same for anyone else in the whole world. Since the fetus has its own DNA, it is not part of its mother, but a separate person, being carried and protected by the mother while it grows. As the baby grows, it has a heartbeat, and human characteristics. An example of this from the Bible, is in Genesis 25:22 which says, “The children struggled together within her…”. Rebekah was pregnant with Jacob and Esau, and they were already showing signs of being able to think (which means they had brains), and tell their bodies what to do. So even though they are still in the womb, they have the ability to think.
Common sense is knowledge that is not very common anymore, especially on the topic of abortion. If you do not know whether or not a fetus is a human, why would you even take the chance? It is not smart, and it is not logical. If you need a real life example to show you, listen to this one. You and your friend Bob went out for a hunt one day. You were in the woods and you stopped to tie your shoe. Bob kept walking and he went far enough away so that he could not see you, and he wasn’t aware of your absence. You happened to be behind a bush, and as you were getting up from tying your shoe, Bob think there is some wild game in the bush, so he gets ready to shoot. Pause the scene for a moment, should Bob shoot or not? Well, the answer for anyone would be “NO!”, but that is with your life on the line. If you were to reverse the story, it would still be “NO!” for an answer, because then Bob’s life would then be on the line. But if you put a tiny fetus, in its mother’s womb, and you have no idea whether it is a human or not, why should you take the chance!? If it turns out to be a human, you have just committed murder, and that is a chance that no one should take, yet people still do. They take the chance with the unborn, yet not with the adults. Now, let us take a moment to define common sense: “Common Sense: sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like”. Another definition is: “normal native intelligence”. So do you now think this is common sense to kill a fetus without knowing whether or not it is a human being?
Now we have evidence from the Bible, science, and practicality. The Bible has numerous places where it is shown that the babies, which people call fetuses, react to different surroundings. In science, we know that the baby has DNA, and will, as it develops, have a heartbeat, and brain. Then with practicality, we know that we should not take the chance of killing a human, if we aren’t sure what it is. No matter what non-Christians say, we can look unto Jesus, and the Bible, and conclude in saying, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28,ESV).
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
First, at about 7pm, we started at a pizza restaurant called "CiCi's", which was already crowded before the 20-something people from youth group got there.... We had an interesting assortment of pizza, e.g. barbecue-ish pizza, macaroni and cheese pizza, and some normal pizza. Plus, the manager there was really nice to give us all free sodas, which helped me to stay awake. After we spent about an hour-and-a-half there, we packed up, and headed across town to Frankie's Fun Park (like a Blackbeard's Cove, if you don't know what that is, oh well). There, we had little cards with $5 worth of arcade money, and a pass to do 5 activities. I spent all of my arcade money and got a cool orange click-pen. :) I also did mini-golf once, and the Go-Carts twice. The go-carts were AWESOME!!!!! :-D After that, around 11:30-ish, we headed back across town to Velocity Sports Performance, which is like a gym on steroids. :) It had about 40-yards of football field (indoors), a basketball/volleyball/dodgeball court a miniature track, and a little weight lifting place that was off-limits. PLUS, we had snack galore. I hit the volleyball for a little while, played a little football (if catching and throwing counts as football...) and then played an actual volleyball game which was awesome. At about 4am(Saturday), I personally was getting a little tired, but I stayed up, and played Taboo with some friends. Now, if you've never played Tabbo at 4 in the morning, you should try it, it's HILARIOUS!!!! Around 5:30-ish, we started Prince Caspian (the movie), which I was unfortunately reminded how much I disliked it. After too much of that, about 7am, my dad and I headed home, and once I arrived, took a shower, and hopped in bed, and slept till 2:30pm. :) That was my Friday/Saturday, then today, (Sunday), I went to a play of "To Kill A Mockingbird", which was really good. Now, I sit here typing away, when I should be in bed, but I'm not, and I just ate some Jalapeno/Chedar chips, which kinda made my stomach hurt, so, I guess I'll post later. :)
Monday, February 16, 2009
I wrote this for a different blog, but I thought it'd be put to good use here as well:
I went to see the movie Coraline Saturday. The movie has gotten very good ratings from the critics, but the movie itself is TERRIBLE, so don't waste your money to see it! The storyline seemed as if the person who wrote it took a nightmare they had as a child, and added an ending that seemed to be a good one. I saw that it was made from a children's Horror book. I don't know what kind of sane kid would want to read a book that scares his pants off, but oh well.... I just thought i'd let people know!
BTW, here's a complete review from a Christian movie review site that's pretty reliable: http://www.pluggedinonline.com/movies/movies/a0004491.cfm
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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I took a picture of Southern Commander at a birthday party once upon a time, and I decided to take it, edit, make it better, and it worked! The first pic is the original, the second, the wonderful masterpiece. :)
One noticeable difference that I'm very proud of, is that her right eye is squinty in the original, and in the edited one, i was able to stretch it, and then put a white dot to show the reflection, or "sparkle" :). Comment with opinions!!!
Friday, January 09, 2009
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Saturday, January 03, 2009
This row of tree's is in my Grandma's backyard, and this is a great picture of them!
This was at the place we were sledding at, and I think it is a really great picture!
This is the famed hill that we sledded on.
Me, before or after sledding, I can't remember....
Me, shoveling snow! Yeah, I thought the shovel was too small too.....
NOTE: None of my pictures are edited unless otherwise noted. :)
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