My favorite time of the year! Christmas is finally here! We set up our Christmas tree Saturday, and I spent about an hour and a half making sure we had all our ornaments from every year. A few are broken or missing, but nearly all were accounted for. We have an awesome family tradition for decorating the tree. It is one I will continue with my family one day. I think we are going to decorate tonight. Yeah!
Lace top: $.50
Shoes: given to me
(All at the same garage sale!)
Tank top: $.50
Jewelery from my Grandma
Photography by my sister Amy. Visit her blog here.
Monday night I saw "Pirates of Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" for the first time. (I know, I know; and it came out how long ago?) Still, I enjoyed the dialogue; all the various tidbits of comedy sprinkled throughout it just made me giggle! And of course my favorite character was Jack Sparrow... excuse me! That's Captain Jack Sparrow!
We had to wait until our mom got home from the grocery store, because she wanted to see one scene near the beginning. So by the time we started the movie, it was about 10:30 p.m. Suffice it to say we had a late night. But now I know why she wanted to see it.
If you're a fan of the Princess Bride, then you were probably giggling some when Jack Sparrow and Will Turner had their little sword fight in the blacksmith's shop.
Now if you haven't seen the Princess Bride, then you have been deprived and should proceed to watch it in the very near future. In the mean time, here a a couple snippets from both movies.
That is why my mom made us wait for her!
My favorite sword fight ever!
Ear rings (free)
Scarf (garage sale): $1.00
Shirt (given to me)
Tank top: $5.00
Jeans (garage sale): $1.00
Boots (garage sale): $1.00
I wrote this a couple of weeks ago. It was supposed to get posted, but it didn't. I just didn't want to go back and figure all the particulars out. ~~guilty grin~~
About a little over a week ago a lady in our church died. She was a
beautiful, loving kind and caring woman of God. My dad worked with her
and my mom was rather close to her. We went to her memorial on Saturday.
Despite the fact it was a sad reason to get together, it was a good
time. We had worship and we ( the church body ) came together and
supported each other, helping with food, clean up, and loving one
another. God has promised us in His word He will turn things out for our
good. Charity's passing has awakened some of us to the fact that we are
a family, and we need to act and love like it. We are a family because
we have to support each other. After all, WWJD? ~~smile~~
For me, it has made me wonder what people would say about me if I were
to die or suddenly leave. Would they say I was a servant, loved God and
people? Or would they be glad that I was gone? So I guess it has made
me want to love completely, without expecting anything from others.
It's good. God is working on me, and honestly, I'm glad. Sometimes it's
hard for me to continue to fight and conquer. Unfortunately, He usually
has to give me orders for me to do things. I do a lot on my own.
But, there is grace in abundance. I was reminded of that this weekend.
In the sermon Sunday, my Pastor talked about the verse that says "a
righteous man may fall seven times but he will get up again."
(Proverbs 24:16) I needed that. A righteous man fights. He doesn't give up when he falls. He grabs the Commander's hand that is stretched out to pick him up and KEEPS ON FIGHTING!
Also we are fighting from victory. Christ has conquered everything.
Period. So if you are with Him you already have the victory and you just
have to defend it. It's like defending a position in a battle. You have
the victory, but every once in a while the enemy thinks, " I want that
position ", and you'll have to fight him off. Eventually he'll get tired
of being beaten and leave you alone. Get the picture?
In Christ you have the victory! So fight like it!Don't give up! You are a conqueror and coheir with Christ! Live like it!
God bless you my brother's and sister's.
"May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." (2 Corinthians 13:14) Amen! Teen for the Lord
After the memorial we kids had a little photo shoot.
Michael is sooo photogenic. But don't tell him I said so.
Hi! My name is Emily. I'm 16 and I am a born again believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. I have two brothers and a sister, my mom and dad, a cat, and two chickens. I enjoy singing, dancing, reading, writing, acting, and singing show tunes with my siblings. In short, I'm a drama queen. I love Jesus and want to serve him for the rest of my life and I hope you do too. So join me as I go about being a Teen for the Lord. Emily