Thursday, December 31, 2009

Food For Thought As We Enter 2010

What will be on people's minds this new year? What thoughts will be considered? What challenges shall be made for the individual?

As we enter the new year of 2010, we need to look back and thank God for all he has brought us through, and will, in the upcoming year. Think of all the things that seemed to go so wrong, that turned out for the good. God's almighty hand was the constant stronghold and guide. I pray that you trust him and know that his will is perfect and, although we make so many mistakes, he still loves us and forgives us time and time again.

When I think of the new year and years gone by, I think of how much that has changed in our world. We are in an “advanced age” but have we really gotten smarter, or has man begun to depend on himself instead of on God?

There are many people who are strongly against the Bible, the constitution, and everything we should be standing for as a nation. Despite what the world believes around us, we need to trust God and rest in him and his all perfect plan for our lives. He knew what was going on then, and He knows what’s going on now. We need to draw closer to God and learn his word now more than ever, so we are prepared for any trials to come. I am ready to praise him in the joyful times, and I am ready to praise him in the hardship as well. What about you?

God Bless you all, and may you continue to grow stronger in Him this coming new Year.

Resting In Christ ,


Psalm 9

"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.
For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.
O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is
perished with them.
But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.
When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up
from the gates of death:
That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.
The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.
Higgaion. Selah.
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be
forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.
Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah."

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our Newest Movie!

Here is a link for a movie we made recently. My brother, Josh, posted it on his movie blog.

The one He's posted is one we entered into a contest that has to be a minute long. This was extremely hard to do and we had to cut out a lot of what we filmed to make the minute.

If you would like to see some pictures of  costuming, just go to my post HERE.

Here is the slightly longer version of the movie. Hope you enjoy. Please let my brother or I what you think. We love getting comments and feedback!

Thank-you! Enjoy.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pictures From Our Newest Movie

Hello! I thought you all would enjoy some pictures from our newest movie: "Of Men and Angels" I'll be posting it soon so for now, enjoy these "behind the scenes" pictures! :)

Mom helped us transform Jeremiah to a street tramp.

It's safe to say he didn't care for the makeup!

There you have it! Jeremiah the tramp!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Good Bible Verse and Some Christmas Pictures

Lamentations 3:22-26

It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Hello to all my readers! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We sure did! I thought you might enjoy browsing through some pictures that I took Christmas day. Unfortunately, the camera's batteries needed charging before I got a whole lot. I we also had a small "snow day" and I took some pictures. The snow was fun while it lasted! :)


Overlooking our side/back yard and the neighbors yard.

The front courtyard

Mom set the table the night before and did a beautiful job! For breakfast we had hard boiled eggs, waffles, some Danish given to us by some of our neighbors,  sausage, and grapefruit.

A couple years ago, we found some large stockings a the dollar store. We used them, but just didn't fill them all the way. :) (For those of you who don't know, we don't make Santa a part of our Christmas, we just draw names and buy for that person.)

Mom, Mykaela, and Dad enjoy watching the little ones go through their stocking stuffers. They were pretty fun to watch!

Jeremiah helped the younger ones.

 I had Josiah as my stocking stuffer/ornament exchange person. He was so much fun to buy for, as well as watch him pull out his stockings!

My two favorite (and only) sisters, Mykaela and Keturah.

Mykaela and Jonathan

Dad having fun with someone's toy. (It transformed what you were looking at into many little pictures.)Everyone had fun trying this toy out...

Jeremiah and Keturah

Three of my five brothers, Josh, Micah, and Jonathan

Mom and Josiah


                                               Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year!
God Bless,

In Christ Alone,

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Thoughts, and Ramblings...

The days are seem to be going by fast! (Or for some, extremely slow) Here are some things to ponder as we get caught up in the activity and joy of the holiday.

(*picture taken from the internet*)

. Christmas should be a time of peace on earth. Not a busy, hectic time that we forget the One we should be celebrating.

. Don't worry and fret about all the things that need to or aren't getting done. If the gifts are late, and the cookies are not yet made, the house is a mess and it seems we have a whole load of presents still to wrap, don't fret and waste time worrying about it.
The gifts will come eventually, and no matter when the cookies are done, the memory of it is there. A messy house, though not always preferred is a sign of a living, healthy, and happy home.

. We shouldn't be worried about sharing our joy and hospitality with others, or be pulled back from the true Christmas spirit on account of busyness.

. Take time to sit back, enjoy the snowfall, smiling children, and all the festivities that the holiday brings. Most of all, thank the One who blesses you with it all, and for His coming to earth; Jesus Christ. He's all that should really matter in the hustle bustle of this Christmas season.

. Read the Christmas story together as a family. Make sure the focus is on Jesus Christ.

. A great way to explain to little ones who have trouble understanding why Christmas is not about presents but about Jesus is, tell them that we are celebrating Jesus' birthday. Maybe even make a cake that says "Happy Birthday Jesus!" It will certainly create a lasting memory.

. Adopt into your family, some fun traditions that honor each other and God. Traditions that can be passed on for generations.

Our family has an ornament exchange. We pick two names. One name is the person we have for gifts, and the other for the person we will buy stocking stuffers and ornaments for. We must have a reason that we picked that certain ornament for our person. Also, we like to be "secret angel" and do small kind things or give little gifts leading up to Christmas in secret, to our person who we will buy gifts for. If you already have some of your own, I'd love to hear them!

What are some of your traditions?

What are the hardest things for you to remember in this season?

Most of all, are you ready to give an effort and make Christ our ultimate focus not just on Christmas, but throughout the whole year?

I dearly hope, to all my readers, that you have a wonderful, blessed, and Christ honoring Christmas.

God Bless.

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My 100th Post and Some Really Fun Pictures

Hello to all my blog readers! I hope you are having a wonderful stress-free week so far. It's easy to get busy and into the hustle and bustle of the season, but it's important to sit back and thank the Lord for all he has done in our lives, and for sending his Son down to earth to save us from our sins. We serve a wonderful God, don't we?

Well, it seems I have already reached my 100th post! I really have enjoyed the time of blogging that I've had and am very grateful for all the many like minded Christians I have "met" through the blogging world. If I have any readers that have never commented, please feel free to do so! I love hearing from you, and of course my other readers as well. :)

For my 100th post, I thought I'd post some random pictures. They are mostly of my two youngest siblings, Josiah and Keturah. As Mom said, as she was looking at the pictures with me, "You find out who the biggest hams of the family are!" I hope you enjoy these pictures.


Josiah and Keturah Dancing in Mykaela and Keturah's room

Smiles of the best kind!

Tiki's Favorite Place! :)

Mykaela and Tommy

Jeremiah and Zinc

Micah and Joshua laughing about something Mom read in our advent book, "Bartholomew's Passage"

God Bless and have a Merry Christmas!