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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from Grace!!


Wishing you......

A very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!! :)

May God's love fill you with peace this Christmas season~!



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Come what may-trailer

This is one of my favorite movies, and it is a great family movie night choice! :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Nursing!

Lately, my posts have been about letting our light shine, finding where you are gifted, etc... Well, what do I want to be? First of all, I want to be a stay-at-home mom, and homeschool my children! That's the best calling!! :) After highschool & college though, I would love to, Lord willing, become a hospital nurse(possibly ER), and help many people physically, while being a light in their life spiritually! I just LOVE science and math (minus the geometry :) haha). People need compassion, love, and encouragement--especially when they are suffering, as well as helping them with their medical issues (which I just LOVE that part of it :) ) I am hoping to apply for the VolunTEEN program ( a program where teenagers can volunteer and help out in a hospital) in January. I'm soo excited! Anyway, besides helping patients, nursing is a greatskill that I can Lord willing use with my family, friends, etc..., which will be very useful. I can't wait! :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ladies Missionary Conference!

Hi Everyone! Sorry, I know I haven't posted in a looong time. It's been really busy with school and everything....! Anyway, this past weekend was the 62nd annual Ladies Missionary Conference, and I had the blessing of attending. It was very encouraging! The theme this year was "We are the Vessels", the speakers did great presenting their work to everyone! In every presentation, they showed how from their love for others, many heard the Gospel. Even if you feel like you can't do much to be a blessing in others' lives, don't worry! God can use your life in many ways that you never imagined possible if you just ask Him! One way to start is, just see where you are gifted. What do others complement you for, and in what areas are you just naturally talented? You can use those gifts to really make a difference. You don't have to go all the way across the World to be a missionary--just look around...there are many needs in the US! For example, one of the speakers at the conference presented how she saw the many refugees moving into an apartment area, and she prayerfully moved in to one of the apartments herself. She started a Breakfast Club with the Girls there, where every Saturday they had a fun breakfast together, and afterwards studied the Bible. Through this, many girls' lives were touched by God's love! Besides, you never know the difference you can make on a person's life without you even knowing it!!! Along with great speakers, it was nice to see friends there that I haven't seen in a looooong time!! After the conference, there were jars filled with candy (yum! :) ) and had one magnet with a Bible verse.



My friend Ruthie & I

Friday, August 23, 2013

Let that light shine!

The Bible tells us to let our light shine, so that others will be drawn towards God through our everyday actions. Even if you don't have a chance to talk to a certain person often, you can still be a light to them. Actions speak louder than words...MUCH louder sometimes. Just because someone is quiet, or doesn't seem the most friendly, they are still watching and observing to see how you act. Just by living for God, and making wise decisions, or just being a difference, the one that stands out, is being a light!  It is hard sometimes, especially when you're the only one. But stand strong, and ask Jesus to help you be who HE wants you to be. You never know, you could be the only light in someone's path, the only person that they will ever have in their life to be a difference.

 So, let that light shine! :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Grace, Gold, & Glory

Just wanted to write a book review about Grace, Gold, & Glory, by Gabrielle Douglas which I have read recently. I just loved it!

Grace, Gold, & Glory, by Gabrielle Douglas is a great book to read! Gabrielle vividly takes the reader through her journey to the 2012 Olympics. First, I would like to give you a critique of what I enjoyed best from reading this amazing autobiography.

      After difficult beginning years, Gabrielle Douglas, ("Gabby"), first took gymnastics lessons at age 6. She kept on with gymnastics through the years in difficult, strenuous training, that leads to trying our for the Olympic team. Gabby's mom, Natalie Douglas, worked many hours in her double shifts as a banker to pay for her daughter's expensive training, which would, in the end pay off! After her 15th Winter birthday, Gabby trained especially hard with her new coach, Liang Chow, for the 2012 London Olympic Trials. Not everyone gets to be on Team USA. With God's help, Gabrielle made it to London as one of the 5 gymnasts chosen! Day after Olympic day, Team USA gymnasts performed on the beam, vault, bars, and floor, which the judges strictly judged. Even 1/2 a point could determine whether you would be the all-around champion or not. Through determination and perseverance, Gabrielle Douglas was the first African-American woman to be an all-around winner and a Team USA champion, taking home 2 gold medals!

So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to read Grace, Gold, & Glory to explore many more exciting details that I left out for you to discover! This book truly portrays that with perseverance, your dreams, with God's help, can come true.


Friday, August 16, 2013

Evolution Vs. God!

So you think it takes more faith to believe in God than Evolution? Just wait till you watch this video! It will definitely be an encouragement to you to know what you believe and why you believe it! Ray Comfort corners atheists in such a great way that brings them to think seriously about their eternity. When you think about it, and study the facts, there is really no proof for the big lie of Evolution. It takes much more faith to believe in a big bang that brought about the whole world from nothing at all! It makes much more sense to believe in a creator who intelligently designed the Universe....
 Can't wait to hear your comments about it after watching!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Shirley & Marcy


This is a funny story I love....pass it on! :)

Shirley & Marcy 

A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe.
So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her. She said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he knew. She did this for the whole week.

As the two kids walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy 's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week. Finally she said to Timmy, 'Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?'

Timmy nonchalantly replied, 'Yeah, I know who she is.'

The little girl said, 'Well, who is she?'

'That's just Shirley Goodnest, 'Timmy replied, 'and her daughter Marcy.'

'Shirley Goodnest? Who is she and why is she following us?

'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my Mum makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, ' Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!' 

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace.



May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always

I know you smiled!

I sure did.
Pass this on And brighten someone's day!
Please pray that Shirley Goodnest & Marcy go with everyone you love!!!



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Memorial Day Picnic Pictures


  
The Army Trucks were sooo fun to ride on!

Dan the Animal Man



There was a lot of pretty music!


There was also a pie contest, and there were ALOT of delicious pies!

Laura Litardo was the 1st place winner--congratualtions, Laura!




The Veterans shared their stories from World War II

      
Marcos & Sophia :)

Jeddidiah & Tobias :)
Peter and I :)


Happy Memorial Day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy 11th Birthday, Paul!

Today, Paul turns 11....! 

                                                                 
                                              
                                                        Good Big Brother! :)
Read to enlist.....
Paul loves animals!


Happy Birthday Paul! We love you!






Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!!

Happy new Year to everyone! May God give you a great 2013! Click the blue letters below for a new year card just for you!
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Blessings,  :)
Grace