Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year Resolutions

As 2010 is coming up, I have been thinking what I want to make for my resolutions. As I was making the list, I said "Why not start my New Year early?".

I was so excited about my idea, that I went and told my Mom. She reminded me to make resolutions and choices pleasing to Him.

I thought this would be great to share with you because we might make choices that He will not approve of. And we have to be careful with what we say, and what we do. We may not know it, but there are little children watching what we do. They will do the same exact things we do. We are supposed to be role models for those around us. We do not want them to do things or say things we regret.

Remember we can do all things in Christ, who strengthens us!

Young Maidens Daybook-12/28/2009

Today...Monday, December 28, 2009

Outside my window...Sunny

I am thinking...About what is going to happen in 2010, and the ups and downs that God has carried me through.

I am wearing...My black "A, B, C" VBS 2009 shirt, white pants.

I am reading...My Bible

I am creating...A story, and hopefully finish some poems.

One of my favorite things...Spending time with God. Because He knows what I am going through, and I know He will take care of these situations.

For education this week...My regular school schedule

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning...Learning to control my actions and words. Knowing that the words I say hurt others feelings.

A spiritual lesson I am learning...Praying without ceasing. That I should take all my worries, fears, and dreams to Him. And letting Him take control of my life.

A godly character trait I plan to work on...Witnessing to others.

Scripture I am memorizing...Proverbs 31:18-21

I am praying for...My future.

For the rest of the week...The regular stuff that goes on every week, and on Friday we'll wake up to 2010!

A picture I would like to share...I snapped a picture of my cat sitting in this position. I thought it was weird and funny.

If you would like to participate, click HERE.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Be a "Yes" girl!

As I was reading through my Bible about the Christmas story, I realized that Mary must of been shocked when an angel appeared and said that she will give birth to a son. And she asked "How will this be, since I am a virgin?".

Mary was a teenager just like us. But she didn't put her foot down and say "No. I am not going to give birth to a Son of God.". She said "I am the Lord's servant, may it be to me as you have said.".

"Saying 'yes' to God, like Mary did, often requires sacrifice. When God brings an opportunity into our lives, we might lose friends, give up our plans or just be plain misunderstood.

But just as Mary experienced, saying yes to God's plan is worth it. She was given the awesome privilege of being the mother of Jesus. Can you imagine how she would have felt if she'd say no?

When God gives you and opportunities to say yes to Him, remember the angel's final words to Mary: "Nothing is impossible with God.".

Above was taken from my Bible, I wanted to share it with you, as well. Because it spoke to me and changed who I want to be. I want to be a "Yes" kind of girl. Even, if it means giving up my computer, or giving up my friends, or giving up my life. I will do anything and/or give anything up for God.

I found this clip from the movie: "The Nativity Scene". It is when Mary was by herself and the angel appeared in front of her and gave her the news.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Young Maiden's Daybook

Today...Monday, December 21, 2009!!!

Outside my window...The snow is melting, it's VERY cold.

I am thinking about...What my New Year's resolutions are going to be.

I am thankful for...God sending down His Son, and having Him die for our sins.

I am wearing...A navy blue long-sleeved shirt, and pink pajama pants.

I am reading...My Bible, and my Nancy Drew books.

I am creating...Blog Updates, and later this week I'm going to make peanut butter cookies, and snicker doodles for our family gathering.

One of my favorite things...Spending time with God, and falling apart in His arms.

For education this week...No school this week. Christmas break!!!

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning...Keeping up with the crafts to do with my little brother.

A spiritual lesson I'm learning...Reaching out to someone at least once a month.

A godly character trait I plan to work on...Keeping a positive attitude in everything I do.

Scripture I'm memorizing...She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for servant girls. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. Proverbs 31:14-17

I am praying for...My future. God's guidance through my life, that I choose the right paths that make Him smile. And a quick recovery to get over this last bits of my cold.

For the rest of the week...All I know is that we are going over to my Mamaw's on Christmas Eve for dinner and gifts. Christmas morning we'll get up, have breakfast, and open the presents underneath the tree. Then later that day will be our family gathering.

A picture I would like to share...This was taken from my favorite movie for this time of year, "The Nativity Story".

If you would like to participate, click HERE!!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Craft Time

My parents got me this bag last Christmas, to organize all my craft stuff. I really couldn't figure out what to put in all those pockets.

So a couple of weeks ago, I piled all my craft supplies on my dresser, and started organizing them into this bag.

Above: This front pocket holds my glue, pom-pom balls, and paint.

Above: This is one of the side pockets that holds my paintbrush and markers.

Above: This is a handy drawer that holds my stickers, for when we decorate cards and such.

Below: Ever since I started doing crafts with Adam, 6, Mom made me this binder to keep track of the directions. Isn't the picture cute???

Above: This is one of my drawers of my chest-of-drawers, which holds my papers, paper bags, and binder.

Below: My Mom bought these books and gave them to me for ideas of different crafts to do with Adam.


Beautiful Junk (Creative Classroom Uses for Recyclable Materiels) by Karen Brakett and Rosie Manley

The Cooking Book (Mouthwatering meals and sensational snacks) by Jane Bull

The Rainy Day Book (Colorful and creative activities for rainy days) by Jane Bull