Saturday, March 29, 2014

The 8WC starts TOMORROW!!!

I don't know about you, but I'm freaking out about tomorrow. The 8WC BEGINS!!! It's so awesome... I'm just kind of nervous, like I've butterflies or bumblebees or leeches in my stomach (eating away my insides... OK, just kidding! ;D). :P
Somebody else comment and say you are excited, OK? Just to give me some reassurance here. :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Candles

Whenever I see a candle, I think of You. I don't quite know why. Maybe it's because candles remind me of times from long ago with its soft glow. Times of joy and peace and laughter, when there was always a song in the air.

I think of funky house-shoes and journals and gluten-free cookie crumbs. I think of mission trips and children running around and laughing. I think of the difficult trees to climb and the triumph we eventually feel when we reach the top. The wind blowing through my hair and gently brushing against my face; the seemingly eternal quiet that is only broken by the shrilly trilling of the birds; the love that fills my heart that will never be extinguished; your face, which is a blank imprint now will be revealed and be cherished forever.

This is what I think of and reflect on when I see a candle. It makes me think of You.

Things I Have Learned

When I was little, I thought that only the angels were prettier than my mom. Now I know that Mom is every bit as pretty as an angel.
When I was little, I thought my dad might be the smartest man in Indiana. Now I know that he is the smartest man in my world.
I used to believe that the word 'fair' meant 'pretty'. You can understand my shock and confusion when I read the Hobbit and it said (and this I quote), 'the fair Elf-King." (Oh, I was 6 when I first read the Hobbit, so you can see why I thought that. LOL, the 'pretty' Elf-King)
I used to believe that the worst 'bad' words there were were: stupid, hate, and fart (we weren't allowed to say those words when we were little, and for good reason)
The world seemed like a wonderful place when I was a little girl; my world was so small and sheltered and secure, I knew nothing of the horrors of the outside.
The people who have surrounded me since I was tiny are the ones who really care and love me the most, not the ones who come and call me BFF for a day and then disappear from my life. 
I have discovered that the people I look up to do make mistakes, but that they accept the consequences with grace and humility. They regret the wrong they have done and they apologize and try to make it right again.
I have discovered that when people are Christians, you can tell whether they are true or not by their works.
When a person says something you don't like, you don't have to get offended. Let it go. Does it really matter in light of eternity?
When a person does something amazing, you don't have to be jealous. Jealousy is sin, and all sins have the same rank. Murder is not higher up than lying and stealing is not above being jealous.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The 8WC was mentioned on 2 of my Favorite Blogs!

The 8WC was mentioned on two different blogs! So exciting! :D
So the first one was on the TIO (Teens Interceding for Orphans) blog, which was created by Leah Good. Click HERE to see it! :) 
Next it was shared by my friend, Abrielle Lindsay over at Lay Me Down (she also has the blog Indonesia Around Me). Click HERE to go to that one! :)
THIS IS REALLY JUST SO COOL, I'M FREAKING OUT!!!!!! :D

I freak out pretty easy. Anyway, just wanted to tell y'all (cause I just HAD to tell somebody!) and give you the links. :)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Current Projects

Sorry I have not posted anything on here recently, I've been messing with my other blog (ROTH) a lot. :)
I am currently working on another polar bear hat and I just finished working on a bunch of frog hats. I will be posting pictures of them soon. they are really cute. :)