Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I was volunteering at the zoo in the petting area today. In the morning there was some work to do, cleaning the goats indoor stalls, feeding them (it was the cutest thing ever to give them their bottles!), and pretty much sitting around the rest of the time.  Quite a few people came in to pet the goats with their children.  One man was petting the kids and talking to his little girls, he said, "These aren't lambs, what are they?"  I thought he was asking me a question so I quickly answered that they were goats, but within a few seconds I noticed that he was not talking to me, but his little girls!  Quite embarrassing!!  He didn't seem to mind, but just looked at me and said, "You're right!!"

Thursday, July 19, 2012


George Washington Carver

"The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the BIBLE,
"In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths"

The Defender

"Other books were given for our information, the BIBLE was given for our transformation"

William Jennings Bryan

"The BIBLE holds up before us ideals that are within sight of the weakest and the lowliest, and yet so high that the best and the noblest are kept with their faces turned ever upward. It carries the call of the Saviour to the remotest corners of the earth; on its pages are written the assurances of the present and our hopes for the future"

I am working on my Bible Bee studying and they gave me this website to read quotes about the Scriptures.  I have found amazing quotes that greatly inspire me to truly trust God and love His Word. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

The garden of Life

Think of Jesus as the flowers, you're the dirt in the garden. 

In a garden, you wouldn't set a flower out of the way in a corner.  Neither would you systematically place flowers three feet apart from each other.  No, in a beautiful garden you plant the flowers all over, mix the colors, add lots to make the garden full and lovely. 

That's how our lives need to be, a garden, full and flourishing with Jesus planted everywhere throughout it. He should be planted right where everyone can see Him. Cultivate, water the Flowers with God's Word. As your Flowers grow and multiply, you get to know Him more and more. Make your garden larger so it can hold more of Him. But, don't let it stop there, with so many Flowers be sure to share some with others. Tell them about His love and beauty, show them through your own garden, give them a handful of flowers and a palm-full of seeds. Next, pray that those seeds will take root.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Birthday pictures.


Yes, random, but so fun.  I love lions!
A walk through the woods with Grandma.

..Swimming at the beach..


Happy birthday Noela! I hope you had a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"The Land of the Free..."

     July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed.  This is a significant part of our Nation's history, it was the time when all ties with Britain were served and the thirteen colonies became The United States of America.  It took war, bravery, love for God, and love for our country, for these men to write, sign and fight for freedom.  Today is a day that gets lost in the excitement of family picnics, fireworks, and vacations.  We tend to forget what God did through these men, and many others for our freedom today.

     "This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis 

Be a brave witness for Christ, He is the best thing for our country! "There are several kinds of freedom.  The one that we usually think of first is political freedom.  But the most important kind is spiritual freedom-spiritual peace with God for eternity.  This freedom had the same price-blood.  But because the war was of a different nature and there was a different enemy, the blood required to pay our penalty was that of the Son of God Himself.  And He willingly gave His blood for us.  God placed Himself in a body that was able to die so that He might take our place and die for our sin.  We can now be saved from eternal death by honoring Jesus Christ, the one who paid the price.  Let it be true that "In God We Trust"! " (Taken from a gospel tract our family passes out at fireworks around the 4th. of July) 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

: : noela : :

I love my little sister, she is so adorable and extremely pretty! -- and I'm not biased, everyone else agrees...right?!  Happy 5 birthday Noela!