Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Psalm 119 Challenge (continuous)

Hello Reader!
I started copying down Psalm 119, and I want to invite you as well, in a challenge way.
What is the challenge about? Well, it's extremely simple, with only 4 steps.
I will also participate, but since I have already started, I will just re-read what I have copied and go from there.
By the way, this is doesn't have a deadline. It just applies to a week from today (when you read this) or whenever you start.


How to participate:

  1. Take one week, or less, and copy down by hand Psalm 119 in your journal, or wherever. Just make sure you hand write it.
  2. Before you start, I recommend you pray, though not required, and just ask the Lord to reveal what He wants to through this passage, and to help you understand what you are reading and copying.
  3. Write 3 sentences to a paragraph by hand in the same journal or wherever you are doing it, after you are done with the first step (copying); this is to be about what you read, what you learned, or anything really about it or the effects, etc.
  4. Type your sentence(s), paragraph below in the comments, or write a new version or something for it, if you want to keep your first one private. If you do write another one, hand write that one beside the other before you type it here. :)


This is going to be awesome!
Yet again, even though I will be doing it this week, this challenge is always open to you, and anyone else. And this is all only if you want to.

Have a wonderful day! Hope to hear from you in a week or less! Also, if you want me to not publicly publish your comment, please include that in your comment, otherwise it will be.

I hope this helps strengthen us, and build us up. God is amazing and works incredibly!
Blessings!

This Is A New Day

Hey, Reader!
This is a new day for me, and a lot has been changing. God is showing Himself awesome to us both everyday, and I am very glad about that. Sometimes, even when we don't feel near Him, and even when we seem to mess up all the time, He does things that just echo, "I'm still right here, I am still working, I still love you".
So, I have changed location, churches, etc., and have made other decisions etc. So lots of things have been changing, but God has given me peace about a lot of it, and is leading me in His awesome steps day by day, even if I don't always follow Him, which to be honest, happens a lot more than I would like.
I am here to talk about something else today, as well, and that is a challenge! I will be posting a challenge after I post this post, because I want to keep what I say here separate from the post. I hope you join!

-Amy

Monday, May 6, 2019

awesome blogger award

Hey! So, my awesome blogger friend Paige nominated me for this tag! Thank you, Paige, from Paige's Pages.
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

RULES:
Thank the person/blogger who nominated you.

Tag your post with #awesome blogger award

Answer all the questions given to you

Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nominations

Give them 10 new questions to answer


Okay! So, here are her questions for me, my answers, and I'll tag some people at the end!

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

-what is your passion?
my passion is farming, and sharing God's truths
-what are your talents?
art, music, and possibly dance
-where do you see yourself in 2 years?
in my first year of college for either my RN or BSN, possibly moved away from home
-what state would you most want to live in if you had a choice?
Mmmm...Right now, Missouri. But, since I live here, I might be biased. But, if it couldn't be the one I live in, and if we are not looking at the laws, etc., Colorado, or one of the states with mountains and beaches
-would you ever skydive?
YES!
-how tall are you?
5'3 & 3/4", or something like that
-do you perfer nail polish or no?
On my toes yes, but no on my hands
-how do you like your coffee, if you like coffee?
I don't know, I don't drink coffee normally
-fave snack food?
I am not sure, but I like ranch flavored corn nuts, veggie straws, m&ms, icecream, etc. (I guess icecream & m&ms are more like desserts, though
-what 5 words describe you??
multifaceted, passionate, different, loyal, & dreamer.

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

I nominate:

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

My questions:

-What is your passion?
-Do you like chai tea latte?
-What state do you live in?
-What are 7 countries you want to visit?
-What is one of your favorite Bible verses?
-What is one of your favorite flowers?
-Do you like outside or inside better?
-Do you like country or town better?
-Do you like icecream?
-What are 5 words that you think describe you?

Pics from the last 2 months...



One of my friends brought her hedgehog over, and we took turns holding it. :)


I loved my chickens, but some things are changing, so it will be too expensive to keep them. Therefore, I sold them to a sweet family with younger kids. But I had a great time myself with them, and am okay with the fact that I had to get rid of them, so I got my money's worth. :) However, I am pretty sure that someday I will get them again if I can. :)
By the way, I think that instead of Barred Rocks, I accidentally got Black Astralorpes, but it ended up being just fine.
























I hope to write some blog posts soon, on things such as how I built a chicken tractor, a compost pile update, possibly something about decluttering stuff, more pictures, mint plant propagation, etc.
What would you like me to post about? I am taking suggestions!

BTW, I took all these pictures, so please don't use any of them unless you have my permission. But always feel free to ask.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Little update.

Hey everyone! So I need to write a blog post again, other than this, but for now I want to let you know that it's probably still going to be a while until I blog again a lot, and we won't have Wi-Fi for a while unless we go somewhere. Just a little update, and I want to let everyone know I'm fine just in case anyone wondered. 😁 Blogging just hasn't been my top priority, etc.
Have a wonderful day in Christ!

Friday, April 12, 2019

March 2019

March...
snow
ice
flowers popping up, though that actually started in February
music
YLFTL get together
work
school
church
visited another church
GOT CHICKENS! 10 (6 Bard Rocks, 4 Cinnamon Queens)
got corn dogs and icecream with my friend, Lily
got some advice on a song I wrote from a songwriter, etc.
daylight savings
youth group
women's conference
a grad party
a birthday party
meeting new friends for coffee (well, I got cocoa) in the morning

Seasons

Guys! I've changed so much, and grown so much in the last year or two. I am so glad God is working, and though it's scary, I am glad for the season He is bringing, and the one that is ending. Without the one that's ending, I would never have been who I am today, but without the one that's coming, I will never be all God wants me to be.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Hey Again

Wow. I haven't posted in a long time.
Some things have changed in my life, but I won't go into it all right now. :D
For those who read my post(s) on having a compost pile and my dreams of having chickens again, I'd like you to know my compost pile is doing good I think, and I GOT 10 CHICKENS!!!!!!!! They are cute. I got 4 Cinnamon Queens, and 6 Bard Rocks. Also, I have everything I need planted until May planted. I am doing herbs, flowers, and as of vegetables, potatoes(planted), and jalapenos & cucumbers, but I haven't planted the last ones yet. Someone told me to plant both around the beginning of May.
I don't know if I will be posting much right now, for a heads up.
I'd like to ask for prayers for my family and I: peace, provision, joy, patience, and that we will just draw ever closer to God.
Also, please pray for my co-workers.
And, please pray for peace in our area, and comfort for families, and protection.

Thank you everyone!
God is so good, and working greatly! Even though seasons might be changing in my life, and I'm not always too excited, I am excited in ways, and glad for what God is doing. He is working in all of our lives, we just need to say, "Ok, God."

I was listening to a conversation today, and this is some stuff I got out of it, below.
If you have something against someone, forgive quickly, and don't dwell on it. :D Pray and talk to God. Letting bitterness, anger, and hurt have authority in your life is not worth it. We could be redeeming that time for Jesus & following His will. Don't let it steal your joy! Just do your part, and let God do the rest. And sometimes, when something happens and someone reacts wrongly, it has to do with other things they are going through; it's not an excuse, but an explanation of why sometimes people act the way they do—they are taking it out on someone. I know I do that sometimes, sadly, but moving on, what if we tried to make sure WE don't do that? We can't control others, but we can control ourselves, and by doing that, we can already improve a lot...but we can't do it alone, we need God.
I am not claiming to be great at this...I am not, but with God, I know it's possible. This stuff is true, and change starts with us. So what are we going to do?

I suggest looking up these verses:
MATTHEW 5:24
ROMANS 12:1

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 15, 2019

A Few Thoughts on Music

brown wooden framed piano

Music
It's incredible
God gave us the ability to take pieces
Random things of nature
To make
What we know as instruments
Machines we use to make sounds

Music
It's incredible
God gave us the ability to take pieces
Apply different things
And make
Sounds that blend together
And make music as we know it

Music
It's incredible
God gave us the knowledge to take pieces
And minister to the soul

So, the question is...in your music...
What will you minister?

Even outside of music,
Everyday, you are a testament to something.
What is it?
What will it be?

condenser microphone with black background

It's your choice, and it's a hard one, but choose carefully.

To clarify, I am not saying Christians shouldn't sing "secular" songs, I just think we need to be careful, and more intentional about what we let go into our lives all the time, and what comes out. It makes a difference.

Also, please consider the fact that music has an amazing ability to penetrate us and get into our heads. So yes, it matters what you let in. There is a quote I definitely agree to a high degree, and it is stated in this picture, below. But that is a whole other post. :P

lighted red text signage

Please don't take this as condemnation, because it is not. It's advice, thoughts, and warning, etc.
Love from your sister in Christ,
Amy

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Looking for some help....


Hey, reader!
Will you please partner with me?
Will you consider donating to my cause? Literally even $1 or more? Everything counts. I also need sponsors ($33/month).

What's my cause?
My cause is to help kids in third world countries get sponsored, thus providing them with essentials to a better life, including food, water, and education.
 Because of my partnership with ChildFund, they have assisted me in having the opportunity to produce a song that I co-wrote professionally with the band Consumed by Fire, back in June.

I eagerly committed to helping ChildFund provide for 30 kids in return, and want to deliever just that. This is a good cause, and I would love your support.

The organization is ChildFund International. Click the name to learn more.
[pic from childfund.org]
If you do want to donate, just comment below, and I can help you with that part. If you just go through the website, though, it won't help my cause, because I have to send in the money/sponsorships with the children they assigned me.
Blessings,
Amy