Thursday, November 22, 2012

Nationals ~ Part 1

Tuesday, November 13, we got up bright and early and headed out for Sevierville, TN. We left about 7:40 AM. We spent the trip in studying Cross References, Greek Words, Memory Verses, etc... in preparation for Thursday's tests...a 200 question test and 10 minute oral round. It took about 10 hours including stops. One major blessing was that the two little girls were very good car riders :D In Louisville we met up with two other Bible Bee families from our local bee and we had supper together. We had an AMAZING time together. We had lots of fun getting to know each other more since previously all we ever talked about was the Bible Bee. We also talked about what we were looking forward to most at Nationals. We had LOTS of fun. After supper we headed back to our hotel room on the campus of Southern Seminary. Where one of the Bible Bee families was also staying. We had a very nice family suite...not like your usual hotel. The first room had a queen sized bed and the second room had a Bunk bed with a full bed underneath, two more beds and two gigantic bean bag chairs...which Faith slept on :D

Wednesday, November 14, we walked around the campus of Southern Seminary for a couple hours and we had lots of fun seeing all the different builders. The builders looked REALLY nice. Then we piled into our van for the last few hours of travelling. There were about 5 more hours to go before we would reach Sevierville and so we spent that time studying some more. (Several times on our trip we passed big full sized vans with lots of children in the back from different states in the US and then while in TN for Nationals we talked to people and realized they were some of the people we saw on the road. :D) We arrived in Sevierville around 3:00. Daddy and Mommy went in to check in to the hotel and so we children sat in the van and waited. We were getting more and more excited and jumping around in the van while another van pulled in. We finally had our rooms and so we unpacked our vans and lugged all our luggage into our room. Our room was on the third floor so we went to the elevator and since we couldn't all fit in with all our luggage some of us got on and pushed the button for the 3rd floor. A minute later the doors opened up and they were still on the elevator. So they tried again but it still didn't work. We finally realized that we were already on the third floor! We put all our luggage in our room and went to register and get our family pictures taken. While in the registration room we got to see lots of other contestants that we knew. Once registration was over we went up to our room and studied until 5:00 when we went and had supper with the C family. After supper we headed back to our room, reviewed our hard passages and went to bed early. Eagerly awaiting tomorrow's preliminaries :D


: : The Chapel : :


: : Beautiful red trees by pretty buildings : :


: : A leafy, green archway : :


: : Another view of the chapel : :


: : David : :


: : The Dormitories : :


: : The Library : :


: : JJ, David and Everett : :


: : Us and the C Family...minus Daddy who was taking the picture and Daniel who was not there yet: :

Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Friends!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!!

I am thankful:
That my 3rd cousin was able to come over for thanksgiving day
For a delicious feast
For being able to play Monopoly with my little brother, David
Piano and music
God's long suffering

What are you all thankful for?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Two Years??!!

Can it really be two years since I started blogging? I have really enjoyed blogging even though I don't blog as much as I would like. Your comments always brighten my day :D

So, I would like you to tell me your name, how you found my blog and what are two things you want to learn how to do.

My name is Carissa. I started this blog by asking my dad if I could have a blog. He said yes and Amy, my older sister, helped me start it. Two things that I want to learn are, Cake decorating and Html code.

Now it's your turn :D

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We're back

We are back from nationals! I will posting about our trip soon.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hymns

I thought that I would post some hymns that I really like. I have LOTS of favorite hymns but these are just a few. There are so many wonderful hymns.

When I survey the Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.


Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.


See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?


Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

He Leadeth Me

He leadeth me, O blessèd thought!
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be
Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.


Refrain
He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.


Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By waters still, over troubled sea,
Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.

Refrain

Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine;
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.

Refrain

And when my task on earth is done,
When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.

Refrain

Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, for our use Thy folds prepare.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.


We are Thine, Thou dost befriend us, be the guardian of our way;
Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us, seek us when we go astray.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Hear, O hear us when we pray.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Hear, O hear us when we pray.


Thou hast promised to receive us, poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, grace to cleanse and power to free.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! We will early turn to Thee.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! We will early turn to Thee.


Early let us seek Thy favor, early let us do Thy will;
Blessèd Lord and only Savior, with Thy love our bosoms fill.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.

Holy, Holy, Holy

       Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy!  Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

        Holy, holy, holy!  All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy!  Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy!  Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

When We See Christ

Oft times the day seems long, our trials hard to bear,
We're tempted to complain, to murmur and despair;
But Christ will soon appear to catch His Bride away,
All tears forever over in God's eternal day.


It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.


We're tossed and driven on , no human help in sight;
But there is one in heav'n who knows our deepest care,
Let Jesus solve your problem - just go to Him in pray'r.


It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.


We'll cross the great divide, to glory, safe at last;
We'll share the joys of heav'n - a harp, a home, a crown,
The tempter will be banished, we'll lay our burden down.


It will be worth it all when we see Jesus,
Life's trials will seem so small when we see Christ;
One glimpse of His dear face all sorrow will erase,
So bravely run the race till we see Christ.



Friday, November 2, 2012

Give Thanks!

This year I am doing the KBR Give Thanks Challenge! Each day you have to write down 7 things you are thankful for. I thought that today I would post 7 things I am thankful for on here.

My mom
The delicious breakfast my mom made
Great Bible Bee Friends
An evening of studying with Bible Bee Friends
Clean Water
My Church
A Practice Written Test

What are you all thankful for today? "Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments." ~ Psalm 119:164