Wednesday, January 20, 2010


"A friend loveth at all times...." Proverbs 17:17

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Thursday, January 14, 2010


It was probably 2-3 months ago that it happened. I started to doubt God, and was wondering if I really was a Believer. I am really attached to my laptop. So at that time I didn't care about anything. Television, reading, music, food, family, life, and my laptop. That is a list of stuff that I enjoy. All I wanted to do was to sit on my bed in the morning and cry until night. I cried to the point my eyes started hurting.

I was so mad at myself that I wanted to punish myself and God so I threw my Bible in the trash. Later that day, my brother went to take the trash out, and the bag was unusually heavy. So Mom went through the trash, and found my Bible but she didn't tell me.

On a Wednesday, Mom decided that I needed to get out of the house. So she and I took the family van to a restaurant. Pulling off our road, Mom turned on a Christian radio station. I started crying because I was hearing about God. While we were eating I asked Mom if I could go to youth group that night so I could talk to my youth pastor. I got to talk to him after the service. He said he had a similar problem. And he prayed for me. That night, while I laid in bed with tears in my eyes, I thought about the journey of the day. I realized that I felt a lot better. I asked God for forgiveness, and told Him He can have complete control of my life. And asked Him to use me to glorify Him.

The next day, I counted my money. I had enough to get a new Bible. So after lunch, I wrote a note to Mom saying that I wanted to get a new Bible. That night I stuck the note on her bedside table.

The next morning she never spoke of the note. So, I was worried that the note might of got knocked off her table. So, I asked about the note. She went to her room, and grabbed my Bible and came to the living room where I was waiting. She said that she was waiting for the right time to give it back to me. She gave it to me. I thanked her and hugged her.

Now thinking back to that main struggle of my life, I know it was test of my faith. I know that my faith in Him is stronger than I could ever imagine.

"...Stop doubting and believe." John 20:27 (NIV)

"Your word, o LORD, is eternal: it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 119:89, 90 (NIV)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Young Maiden's Daybook-1/4/2010

Today...January 4th, 2010

Outside my window...Very cold, and sunny.

I am thinking...Of what dinner I want to make this week.

I am wearing...A brown long-sleeved shirt, and blue jeans

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

I am creating...Nothing at the moment. But I will make chocolate chip cookies this Tuesday.

One of my favorite things...Learning to play my piano

For education this week...My regular school schedule, and I plan to continue to learn how to play my piano.

A keeper at home-skill I am using/learning...How to make different items out of the food we grow out of our backyard.

A spiritual lesson I am learning...Patience, controlling my actions and words, and praying without ceasing.

A godly character trait I plan to work on...Being content in each situation that God places me in.

Scripture I am memorizing..."She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31:22-26

I am praying for...Guidance through my life and choosing the right path to walk on, that He will make my dream come true, and unspoken prayer requests.

For the rest of the week...My parents have Bible study Tuesday evening, My brothers and I have our Bible study on Wednesday evening, and whatever the Lord seems to fit in.

A picture I would like to share...This is picture of a lily pad flower I took some time last year.

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