Thursday, December 30, 2010

Daily Nutrition - Feeding on the Word

I found this on the internet and it really helped me, thought I'd share it with y'all!

A healthy baby has a healthy appetite. if you have truly been “born” of the spirit of god, you will have a healthy appetite. the bible says, "as new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby" (1 peter 2:2). feed yourself every day without fail. job said, "i have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food" (job 23:12). the more you eat, the quicker you will grow, and the less bruising you will have. speed up the process, and save yourself some pain—vow to read god's word every day, without fail. say to yourself, "no bible, no breakfast. no read, no feed." be like job, put your bible before your belly. if you do that, god promises that you will be like a fruitful, strong and healthy tree (see psalm 1). each day, find somewhere quiet, and thoroughly soak your soul in the word of god.

There may be times when you read through its pages with great enthusiasm, and there may be other times when it seems dry and even boring. but food profits your body whether you enjoy it or not. as a child, you no doubt ate desserts with great enthusiasm. perhaps vegetables weren't so exciting. if you were a normal child, you probably had to be encouraged to eat them at first. then, as you matured in life you were taught to discipline yourself to eat vegetables, because they would benefit you even though they may not at the time have seemed wet to your palate.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jane Austen Theme Post

Right now I am trying to read (for the first time ever) Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. Along with Sense & Sensibility, also by Austen. The writing style is very different and I am trying to finish one of them as soon as I can. I just loved the movies so I wanted to read the books!

Going with that Jane Austen theme, I decided to try reading Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman about teenage girls who love Pride & Prejudice. I am not through reading it yet, but it's a very good book! It's easier to read than Pride & Prejudice and I believe I will loan it to my sisters so they can read it also!

I am almost finished reading Oregon by Birdie Etchison, which I am having trouble reading. It's about Quakers and they are so very polite that they would outshine Nancy Reagan.....and that's saying a lot!
Well, I will sign off for now.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Writing & A Friend's Video

So I have completed my children's story and a poem. I hope to get them both published in the next year. I plan to share my poem very soon in the future when I am brave enough to share it. I also plan to share a song I wrote later on, but first I want to play it on a guitar or piano to see if I can get it to sound right.

Meanwhile, I am working on Deer Valley, getting it typed out on the computer and finishing the last chapters. Perhaps I will share a tiny piece of it before or after Christmas.

Well, I need to get back to my work, but here's a video that a friend of mine did. Enjoy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Look

I decided to change my theme again, wanted something more wintery. What do you think of it?

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A new review will be coming up after this weekend, I hope! Or possibly on Sunday. ;D

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hurray God!

About a year ago I submitted a short story into a website to see if it would be accepted in a collection of inspiring stories. Recently I got a call that it was accepted for publication! Anyways, I thought I'd let you know about the website as they are still accepting true inspiring stories.

Author Jeanette Sharp and her husband created this book collection and are currently working on its first release. There is also Hurray God! for Parents and for Kids. Hurray God! is a work in progress as I do not know the releasing date.

I cannot wait to get the contract in the mail, this is so exciting!
Pioneer Writer