Monday, December 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is a lovely, encouraging blog, but I just don't have the time to keep up on it. I know that I only made around two posts, but I loved the encouraging comments and post on this blog in general.
I will keep following this blog, and maybe I will find the time to join again, but for now, with school, writing, NaNoWriMo and life in general, I am only JUST keeping up with my own blog.
Thank you so much and God Bless you!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
But I'm very sorry about leaving. :( It's a wonderful blog: I will continue to follow it, read it, etc...but just cannot be a part of it any longer, due to this infernal business. Perhaps when November ends, I'll be able to participate in it once more. Who knows?
Anyways, thank you all...this is an amazing blog. I'm so glad I got to be a part of it.
Friday, October 16, 2009
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
On Saturday my mom bought me a copy of 'Teen Vogue' magazine.
Now, wait, it's not what it seems. First, my mom bought it because she was extremely surprised to find that there was such a thing as a 'Vogue' magazine for teens and, after paging through it herself, she thought that it would be a good teaching experience for me to look though it and see what the world is expecting and selling the teen girls of today.
I sat down on the couch with my wonderful father and for a good forty-five minutes we looked at and discussed *almost* every page. It was so distressing to see the pictures and read the articles. Every other page had some mention of having a boyfriend or a "fling" or "crush" and there was a entire article discussing why "good girls" fall for "bad boys".
The girls posing for most of the pictures and adds were between the ages of 14 and 18, the majority looked to be about 16 years old. They were mostly wearing immodest dress, sensual makeup and many were posing inappropriately with male models.
The world is selling sex to its readers through this magazine. And it was horrible to realize that this is what teenage girls today are reading. Let's just say I did NOT regret throwing the magazine in the recycling when my dad and I were through with it!
During these valuable years of entering adulthood, those young women are focusing on boyfriends, dating, modern fashion and frivolous things of this world instead of working and striving towards the goal Christ has set for us and preparing for their future lives.
Let us purpose to become girls who are different from what the world tells us we should be.
Let us strive to remain pure until the day we marry the man God has chosen for us.
If you agree and share the goals, you may put this award/icon/badge that I made, up on you blog and feel free to pass it on to whomever feels the same way.
If you do take this, I'd love to know so I know that it's being passed along, so, if you could leave a comment, I would greatly appreciate it!
I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts on this post.
爱和祝福，- Love and Blessings,
Originally posted on Inside My Mind on July 6, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
What is faith? Since the name of this blog is 'faith around the world,' I thought it might be good if I did a study on it. Below, I've listed several verses that talk about faith.
But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
2 Corinthians 1:24
Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
2 Corinthians 5:7
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Faith is mentioned many times in the Bible. In all instances, faith is conveyed as something important, something that is needed for all believers. In Matthew 9:22, a woman was healed simply because she had faith that it would happen.
Acts 15:9, Romans 3:25, Romans 4:9 and Romans 5:1-2 all talk of faith being counted as righteousness, faith justifying us, or our hearts being purified by faith- talking of salvation. 1 Corinthians 4:2 says that faith is required to hold a position in the church. And the last two verses (The ones we will principally be dealing with) show that faith is all we have, truly.
Faith is variously defined as "complete confidence in a person or plan," "loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person," and "religion: a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny."
Faith in the Bible would be something closer to "A complete, total surrendering of oneself to the reality and power of God."
But how does faith apply to a young woman who has already trusted in God? Does faith have a practical application after salvation? Yes, it does, and this application is contained in the last two verses.
"By faith you stand..." 'Standing' in the Bible is commonly defined as standing on the Word, on principles, on morals, or on God's grace. Without faith in God, we can't do any of those things properly- and without it, we definitely can't stand on God's grace.
Ephesians 3:17-19 "That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God."
From this verse, I gather that without love, or charity, we cannot have faith- and love is, of course, given by the correct spirit and- you guessed it- faith! We have three interdependent attributes that are given to God's people- and only his people.
((This post is taken originally from my personal blog. All links go to there, and this post is part of a series, so to get some background on this post, you can go there. ;) ))
Monday, August 24, 2009
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
I love that verse...just thought I'd share it with you :)
Monday, July 27, 2009
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Thursday, July 9, 2009
and a light for my path.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thanks tons. :)
愛于耶穌 - (Love in Jesus)
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I just want to request prayer for my neighbor, Cory. He went through a divorce recently, and lives alone in this huge house. He's never home, and I can just feel his hurt whenever I'm around him. I would really appreciate prayer for him. Plus he's not a Christian, so imagine the pain he must be feeling right now!
Also, please pray for my aunt, Carrie. She also just went through a divorce (her second one), and she's struggling to raise three kids, as her ex-husband ran off with all her money. Of course, all my relatives are helping her, but how much fun is it to receive charity from your family? Definitely not as satisfying as earning it for yourself. When you pray for Carrie, I would really appreciate it if you slipped in one for my oldest cousin (Carrie's son from a previous marriage), Dakotah. My grandma was talking to me about how he is so pressured all the time: as he goes to a public school, and hangs with non-Christians. My grandma told me proudly that he refused drugs and worse so far, but he can always use prayer. And please pray for Jeff (Carrie's ex-husband) and Jeff's daughter, Tiffany. Both of them aren't Christians.
I know I have a lot of prayer requests, but here's another: my other uncle John, who, also, went through a divorce. He lives alone, and I'm seriously worried about him. I accidently overheard my grandpa talking to my dad, about how John way overworks himself, and how he was really worried. Also, my aunt (John's ex-wife) Julie fled to New York after the divorce, working for a jeweler or something; prayer for her would really be appreciated.
One last prayer request: one for my friend named Krista's mom. Michelle just gave birth to her...seventh (? or eighth...) child and I'm sure she's experiencing some up-and-down's (what with a one year old, a three year old, and a five year old, along with a whole bunch of other kids). And even more amazing is that: they're all homeschooled!
Lot of praying, huh? :D
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
September 12, there is going to be a 'tea party' in Washington DC. We'll be going to protest the government on the capitol lawn, and will- of course- go see some sights while we're there.
The only problem to this otherwise peachy-keen plan is two things- money, and time. Money is...well, pretty straightforward. It'll probably take quite a bit of money- several hundred, at least- to pay for just gas from here- Texas panhandle- to DC.
Time is also an issue, since my dad owns his own business, and he has to be able to take a couple weeks off.
So please just pray that, if it's the Lord's will, we will be able to take this trip. I'd really like to, as I think the Tea Party is important, and it would be a wonderful historical trip for our entire family to take.
愛于耶穌 - (Love in Jesus)
Friday, May 22, 2009
I just recieved an email that the mother gave birth early last night, and the baby was tiny, non-living, too small to tell the gender.
Please keep this family (especially the mother) in your prayers, from what I know, she has lost two or three babies.