Posted in Give-aways, Spiritual beliefs, Videos

A giveaway, and a video – two separate things in one post

Hello again – so soon ;)

I want to share with you a give-away that is occurring here:

Simple Modest Fashion (by Bekah) is having a give-away in celebration of her anniversary of the blog! It’s pretty exciting, so head on over :)

And two:

Yesterday, during church, they showed another video, and it just really overwhelmed me with how much Jesus loves. i was crying during it, as were some of my family members.

I cannot imagine what it would’ve been like to be alive when Jesus was. Wow. The music is beautiful, and the video is moving. :)

Posted in Spiritual beliefs

Can it really altar my attitude/mood?

I’m currently reading this:

“Love Finds You in Sunset Beach Hawaii” By Robin Jones Gunn

Now, first let me say that I stopped reading romances about a year or two ago. Why? Convictions mostly.
I also loved the “Love Finds You” series, and owned tons of them (which was included in the “book purge” led by God in 2010 I think it was). But after I stopped reading romances, I pretty much lost interest in them. However, when I saw that this certain Love Finds You book, was a continuing story of Sierra Jensen, one of my favourite characters in Robin Jones Gunn’s Christy Miller series, as well as the Sierra Jensen series, I ordered it from the library.
I just started it today, and I’ll probably finish it – depending on…well things.
It’s not a bad book (at least it isn’t so far, and I doubt it will be, from all R.J.G’s past works). But it’s a romance. When I read romances I didn’t notice the effect they had. Only when I stopped did I know the effect they hold over a person. And it is now evident as I read a romance.
It affects my mood. And soon enough the attitude. I can’t exactly explain it, but I feel…down. Like I’m just kind of sad. Why? Can a book really alter my mood?? Yes. And I’m not saying that it is just romance books. All types of books are capable of such. That is why it is vital to watch what is put in front of our eyes, because it doesn’t just end there; no, it effects our person. So yes, I may not finish this book. Which I admit would be a tough one for me, because now that I’ve started, I want to know what happens. Although I can pretty much guess the outcome. But still.
What does God say about this? Go find out. Line everything up with Scripture, because that is the only Truth.

“I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.” – Psalm 101:3

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” -Matthew 10:28
If something – anything – can hold “power” over our minds, we need to seek God about it, because it is important that we do not defile ourselves by wickedness. We need to seek Him for and on everything, to be kept holy as He is holy.

You know that song…”Be careful little eyes what you see”? (which is part of “Slow Fade” by Casting Crowns) It’s true. We need to guard not only our hearts, but our very beings, to be the blameless and spotless bride that Jesus desires and requires.

Take some time to listen, and think about the lyrics. What we do now, makes a difference of where we’ll be later. My heart aches for those who don’t care, who have the potential to fall away. My prayers are with you.

Slow fade – Casting crowns

Be careful little eyes what you see
It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you’re thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh be careful little eyes what you see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see

Posted in Spiritual beliefs

Hid in my heart

A friend (penpal) and I are memorizing Bible verses; she’s doing as a part of “Bible Bee” – Have any of you heard of that? They have one semi near me, but after praying about it, I decided not to join in the actual program, but am memorizing the same verses as my friend. I have really been enjoying this, as whenever my mind wanders, or I am trying to fall asleep, I can replay the verses I’m working on.
Admittedly, I am behind. But I know that the point is not to do it as fast as you can, but that you have them in your heart and mind forever, because they are God’s Words. And isn’t that reason enough? I want to have His word hid in my heart. It is a comforting thing, especially in times of trouble.
I know it can be hard, and we don’t think we have the time for it, but we need to make the time for it, and study His Word, engraving it on the tablet of our hearts, so as not to forget His promises. Find some verses you really like, and then set to work memorizing them – maybe do two a week, and if you think you can manage more, than do! You really won’t regret it. Follow after the Lord’s desire that we keep Him in our hearts “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” (I’m not sure where that is exactly…Psalms isn’t it? That’s not yet one of the ones I memorized, so I’m not sure!)
Don’t do it as a chore, but as a wish; a desire to please Him, because we love Him.

Posted in Questions/answers

I was tagged!

I was tagged by Chantelle, over at:

Rules are you have to share seven random things about yourself and tag five other bloggers.

I love Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon
I can usually have a quote in mind for just about any word
I love my book characters. Especially Brynn and Ezra.
I love watching our three ducks
I love Duluth
I can now shoot a bow and arrow.
I have an awesome family
And something not so random is that I love my Lord – I hope that is obvious!
This tag says to tag five other bloggers, but I don’t know that I can think of that many…so, if any of you want to do this tag, feel free, and let me know so I can come read it!

God bless!