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My Little Princesses

{Sorry, the bottom pictures is messed up}

Prayer

Prayer is a very important part of the Christian life. Yet we sadly do not pray as much as we ought to. Here are some passages and questions for you to think about.

Matthew 7:7-11
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who is evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him.

Luke 18:1-8
"And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, 'In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, "Give me justice against my adversary." For a wh…

Gingerbread House and Train

Daily Life

Reading, studying, mediating and memorizing the Word of God
Journaling a lot

Doing a LOT of school (I'm trying to graduate early...we'll see how that goes with Bible Bee :D)

Playing Electronic Snap Circuits with siblings...you build different things such as radios, kazoos, alarms, etc...

Playing UNO ATTACK with siblings 

Working on lots of projects...one of which is this paint by number

Playing lots of piano...right now I am working on learning "On the Meadow" by Heinrich 
What have you all been up to recently?

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

*1 1/2 cup butter softened
*2 cups white sugar
*4 eggs
*1 tsp vanilla extract
*5 cups all-purpose flour
*2 tsp baking powder
*1 tsp salt

Directions

*In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
*Cover and chill dough for at least one hour.
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out dough and use cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
*Bake for 6 minutes. Cool completely. Decorate your cookies.

Book Reviews : : A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens has written many books but of all the books I have read my favorite is still "A Tale of Two Cities".

A Tale of Two Cities : : Charles Dickens "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness." Thus Charles Dickens opened his gripping book of one of the most frightening times in all history...The French Revelation. He weaves together the stories of many people into one story... Lucie Manette, who shows devotion to her father she had not seen in 18 years and has come back completely changed. Charles Darnay, a young Frenchman who flees to England. Monsieur and Madame Defrage, who own a wine shop in France and becomes a leader in the revolution. Sydney Carton who drinks way to much but reforms in the end in the act of courage and sacrifice. 

This book was VERY interesting! It has a very involving plot line and was very suspenseful. I did not like that Sydney Carton drank so much. This book sho…

There Is A Fountain : : William Cowper

There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins; And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains. Lose all their guilty stains, lose all their guilty stains; And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day; And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away. Washed all my sins away, washed all my sins away; And there have I, though vile as he, washed all my sins away.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood shall never lose its power Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more. Be saved, to sin no more, be saved, to sin no more; Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.

E’er since, by faith, I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply, Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die. And shall be till I die, and shall be till I die; Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.

When this poor lisping, stam…

Devotionals : : January 4

"Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." - 2 Peter 3:18
"Grow in grace" - not in one grace only, but in all grace. grow in that root-grace, faith. Believe the promises more firmly than you have done. Let faith increase in fulness, constancy, simplicity. Grow also in love. Ask that your love may become extended, more intense, more practical, influencing every thought, word, and deed. Grow likewise in humility. Seek to lie very low, and know more of your own nothingness. As you grow downward in humility, seek also to grow upward - having nearer approaches to God in prayer and more intimate fellow-ship with Jesus. May God the Holy Spirit enable you to "grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour." He who grows not in the knowledge of Him is to increase in happiness. He who does not long to know more of Christ, knows nothing of Him yet. Whoever hath sipped this wine will thirst for more, for although Christ doth satisfy, …

Devotionals : : January 3

"I will give thee for a covenant of the people." - Isaiah 49:8
Jesus Christ is Himself the sum and substance of the covenant, and as one of its gifts He is the property of every believer. Believer, canst thou estimate what thou hast gotten in Christ? "In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." Consider that word "God" and its infinity, and then meditate upon "perfect man " and all his beauty; for all that Christ, as God and man, ever had, or can have is thine - out of pure free favour, passed over to thee to be thine entailed property for ever  Our blessed Jesus, as god, is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent. Will it not console you to know that all these great and glorious attributes are altogether yours? Has he power? That power is yours to support and strengthen you to overcome your enemies, and to preserve you even to the end. Has He love? Well, there is not a drop of love in His heart which is not yours; you may dive into the…

Verse of the Week : : Psalm 119:105

Your Word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path ~ Psalm 119:105

Snow

Devotionals : : January 2

"Continue in prayer." - Colossians 4:2
It is insteresting to remark how large a portion of Sacred Writ is occupied with the subject of prayer, either in furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing promises. We scareccely open the Bible before we read, "Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord;" and just as we are about to close the volume, the "Amen" of an earnest supplication meets our ear. Instances are plentiful. Here we find a wrestling Jacob - there a Daniel who prayed three times a day - and a David who with all his heart called upon his God. On the mountain we see Elias; in the dungeon Paul and Silas. We have multitudes of commands, and myriads of promises. What does this teach us, but the sacred importance and necessity of prayer? We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives. If He has said much about prayer, it is because He knows we have muc need of it. So dde…

Devotional : : January 1

"They did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year." Joshua 5:12
Israel's weary wanderings were all over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce amalekites , and howling wildernesses: they came to the land which flowed with milk and honey, and they ate the old corn of the land. Perhaps this year, beloved Christian reader, this may be thy case or mine. Joyful is the prospect, and if faith be in active exercise  it will yield unalloyed delight. To be with Jesus in the rest which remaineth for the people of God, is a cheering hope indeed, and to expect this glory so soon is a double bliss. Unbelief shudders at the Jordan which still rolls between us and the goodly land, but let us rest assured that we have already experienced more ills than death at its worst can cause us. Let us banish every fearful though, and rejoice with exceeding great joy, in the prospect that this year we shall begin to be "for ever with the Lor…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

It is January 1, 2013. The beginning of a new year! 
At the beginning of a new year I always write down some goals for the coming year. Here are some of my Bible goals:
*Encourage someone daily (Hebrews 13:3) *Read the Bible for at least 30 minutes every day *Pray for at least 20 minutes every day *Memorize 3 verses of Matthew every day until BB starts *Review 2011 and 2012 Bible Bee verses, and review Matthew 
What are some of your goals?