Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nationals...Here We Come!

On Wednesday evening we all gathered around the computer eagerly awaiting our scores and National Placements! Amidst much excitement and screaming we found out that Bethany, David, and I all qualified for nationals! Sadly though, Ellia did not advance :( I came in 39th place with a total score of 771. ALL GLORY TO GOD!!!

I now have to memorize 750 more verses and study the book of Ephesians before Nationals...which is November 20-23, 2013.

Praise the LORD for His goodness!!!!!!

Because of HIM!
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Monday, August 26, 2013


It's hard to believe that locals is all over! It sped by so fast!! We all had a great was SO much fun!

Early in the morning we got up and prepared for our big day...we made sure that we had everything, grabbed a quick bite to eat and then headed out. We went through the registration line and registered then we headed into the sanctuary to wait for the opening ceremony. After instructions, a song, and prayer the juniors and seniors headed downstairs to take the written test, while the primaries went for their oral rounds. After finishing the written test all the juniors and seniors headed back up for their oral rounds. After all tests were completed everyone headed back downstairs for lunch. We had a great time fellowshipping with others! With lunch finished we all went back to the sanctuary where each family went up on stage and shared a little bit about their Bible Bee experience. When each family had shared the top five finalists in each division were announced. Our host announced the primaries first and we were greatly delighted to hear "3rd place in the primary division...Ellia"!!!!!!! Ellia did very well considering that she had just recently learned to read and having to take the written test! Then the juniors were announced and the 1st place winner was....David!!!!!! Then the Seniors were announced! She announced 5th place and then 4th place and then 3rd place as Bethany!!!!!! Then they announced 2nd place and then "And 1st place in the senior division...Carissa"!! I was in total shock! ALL GLORY TO GOD!!!

We had a very wonderful and special day! Scores are posted on Wednesday and I can't wait!!!!!

Sorry I don't have any pictures...contestants weren't allowed cameras :)

Because of HIM!
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Only 1 Day?!

Just thought I'd pop in to say "ONLY 1 DAY TILL LOCALS!" It's so hard to believe that Bible Bee Locals is already almost here! I've had a great summer studying 1 John and memorizing different passages from the Bible! I'm so excited for locals!!!

Just thought I'd let y'all are some test taking tips for Saturday!! Click HERE to see them!

Because of HIM!
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

25 Years Ago!

On August 6, 1988 two people were joined together in parents. They have now been married 25 years!!

On August 8 we had a surprise party to honor them on their 25 years of marriage! It was a very special evening to think back over my parents marriage. They are a wonderful example of Christian marriage!!

The beautiful cake that Amy made

A close-up :)

The Refreshments

Pretty flowers

Their look when they walked in and we all shouted "surprise"

Bethany serving the punch

A cute little 25 heart that David made for them


Another picture of the refreshments :)


Daddy and Mommy

Daniel Speaking

David reading Ephesians 5 about wives and husbands

Cutting the cake

Feeding each other

Drinking with linked arms

Our Family

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Live for Eternity ~ A Sermon Jam by Paul Washer

This is a great sermon jam by Paul Washer. It is taken from his sermon "10 indictments against the modern church in America".

Keep Smiling!!
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