Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Reflections of the Heart

OK, I don't know whether or not I've talked about this or not, but I've made another blog called Reflections of the Heart for girls. I will be posting funny or cool Christian news, favorite Bible verses, inspiring quotes and more. Feel free to check it out! :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

My Very First K4N Video!

You would not believe how hard it was not to say "Um," repeatedly and not to stutter while making this video. :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I am so Blessed

I am so thankful to God for all the many blessings he has given me. Here is a small example of how he has blessed me in the month of February.
Well, the story really began in December; my grandma's church was trying to raise money for an orphanage they are building in Nigeria (the Master's Home). I really wanted to help, so for the month of December (and some of January), I put all of the money I made into a little bitty old jelly jar. I wanted to raise $300, but I thought I was being a little too... ambitious so I tried not to get my hopes raised up too high.
We started in December and we finished in the beginning of February; I was kind of disappointed because we had only raised $107.51, but I tried to comfort myself in the knowledge that I tried.
A week or two after I gave the money jar to my good friend, Mr. Ubi (he is helping with the orphanage), my mom went and got me some bunny food (for my bunny, of course!) and some yarn. I went to get some money out of my wallet to pay her back and all I found was $15 (I put a good bit of my money in that jar). I was like, "Oh, no..." I owed my mom $32.
Yesterday morning while I was laying in bed, I was trying to think of a way to get some money so I could pay my mom. I was stressing out about it, let me tell you! When I went downstairs to make my breakfast, mom said, "Elisabeth, you have another order for a polar bear hat." Good, I thought as I sat down to eat. That takes care of 1/3 of the money I owe.
Later that night, I was finishing the book Prophet by Frank Perretti and the phone rang. Mom answered it, smiled and handed it to me. I was crossing my fingers hoping it was another order. It was an order for not just 1 hat, but over 10! I was laughing with tears in my eyes because I knew: this is God providing for me. I know it sounds a little silly, I mean really, I only owed my mom $32, but it was God. What more can I say? He not only gave me enough money to pay for it all, but 5 times over! Although I have decided to give 50% of it to the Master's Home, sort of as a thank you to God.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday's Minute Challenge (2/10/14)


Hi, guys! Here is this week's entry to Tessa Hall's Monday Minute Challenge. I'm going to try to make this one more cheerful than the last one. :D

I always knew my brother was up to no good. Ever since that fateful night several months ago, he has acted stranger and stranger as time goes on. Now he hardly talks to anyone and Mom is getting really worried, as am I. Nobody knows what he's up to except for Paul and he won't tell us anything. That's why tonight I'm following him when he sneaks out; I only hope he won't notice me. Sometimes he flies into a rage over the simplest of mistakes and he seems to be quite mad at other times. 
I squirm uncomfortably as the position I'm in behind this tiny bush is very cramped. It's too bad this is the only spot that you can see the back door while staying hidden. Just as I decide to give up for the night, I hear the slight creak of our back door. My ears prick up attentively because I don't dare to raise my eyes to look over the bush. I hear Kristian mutter under his breath as he stoops over to pick up something; I can't tell what it is. He casts a furtive glance around and then sets out. Excitement coursing through my veins, I stalk him as quietly as I can with my big feet and clumsy, awkward movements. Thankfully, he seems to be fully preoccupied with his own thoughts and I sigh a tiny sigh of relief. After several minutes, he unwittingly leads me into deep into a forest; looking around in amazement, I realize that I have never seen these woods before. They must be very close to the house because it hardly took any time at all to get here. I gasp in wonder as he heads right into a camouflaged cave that was right in front of us all along. Trembling with cold (or was it fear?) I take tiny uncertain steps into a place that I'm not sure I will come back out of. At first I wasn't very worried, but now I'm very unsure of what will happen. These foreboding, unforgiving and cruel woods are making me fearful for myself and for my lost and wandering brother.

P.S. I forgot to add that from now on I'm going to be posting my Monday's Minute entries on my other blog, Reflections of the Heart. :)