Saturday, March 26, 2011
I've been going through all of my 2011 pictures that I have and sort and edit them. Big job! Well, I saw this picture and wanted to share it with you, so I decided to enter it into Flowers on Saturday too.
I liked it enough that I made it be my header picture. :) How do you like it?? Do you think it matches the new springy look?
P.S. Don't leave without voting on the new poll that is on my sidebar!
Friday, March 25, 2011
If you haven't read this book - Chasing the Dragon - you don't know what you are missing. It's probably the best book I've ever read! So many miracles were performed throughout this book, just through the work of one woman and the prayers of thousands. This book is simply amazing! Jackie Pullinger started the St. Stephen Society. I'm going to type the description that is on the back of the book for you.
A Tough, Honest Account of One Woman's Dedication and Courage.
Inside the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong lies the infamous Walled City. Strangers are not welcome there. Police hesitate to enter. It is a haven of filth, crime, and sin. Prostitution, pornography, and drug addiction flourish. Thirty thousand people -- maybe twice that -- live in a few cramped dismal acres.
Jackie Pullinger had grown up believing that if she put her trust in God, he would lead her. When she was 20 years old God called her to the Walled City. She obeyed. And she spoke of Jesus Christ, brutal hoods were converted, prostitutes retired from there trade, and heroin junkies found a new power that freed them from the bondage of drug addiction. Hundreds discovered new life in Christ.
Chasing the Dragon tells the whole story -- exactly as it happened.
Jackie Pullinger said, "We must have hard feet and soft hearts."
Before you leave -- don't forget to vote on my poll on the sidebar. I want to know what my readers think and want!!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I don't think I ever mentioned that we had to get rid of our adorable, fun, friendly Tanzi. He chased chickens...but didn't eat then because he knew he was not aloud to. Weird, huh? It didn't bother me as much as my little sister, who is an animal person. She missed the dog so bad that my parents decided to get her a dog. We will keep him unless he bothers chickens. So now we welcome another dog, hoping that we get to keep this one! (Oh, and our cat ran away because he hated the dog, so we are hoping to get another one soon. That was the best cat we've had and everyone missed him)
My sis named him Tanner.
He doesn't let us touch him yet, but I'm sure that will go away soon with all the kids around. :)
Isn't he adorable?!
Monday, March 14, 2011
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
(I am entering the second photo into Allie's Happy Monday Challenge)
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
A couple days ago it was raining and I was thinking to myself, "When it quits raining, I'm going to got outside and take pictures." It got that far -- thinking about it. Then it rained again yesterday, and I told myself, "This time, I really am going to take some pictures today." It seems like it's been forever since I've actually gone out and taken pictures, just for fun. So I did, I went out after it rained and took some pictures. I had so much fun! It was nice just to get away from school and life, and have some fun being creative and artistic. :) Anyways, here is one of the pictures I took -- and be on the lookout for a post with a few more. Hopefully this weekend or early next week, I'll have some time to edit them and post them on here. It's been way to long since I've had a "Just for Fun" post. It seems like I'm always posting for photo contests and challenges.
I'm sure most of you have heard about the Japan earthquake/tsunami. Please say a prayer for all those in danger or who have been hurt.
Ok, enough rambling on about not taking pictures. :)
Monday, March 7, 2011
I've wanted to participate in I Heart Faces for a while now, but just never got around to it. When I noticed what the challenge for this week was, I knew I wanted to enter this photo. So there you have it; my favorite face of February. :)
Labels: I Heart Faces
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
I wrote this poem for a Creative Writing Contest at our local library, and thought I'd share it with you. :) Let me know what you think about it.
(Don't forget to vote on the TWO [Yes, the second one too:)] polls.)
The Enigmatic Stop
We had to stop
When we got
To the Casey County line
Because the road
Why did we stop?
Maybe a drop,
At the end of the road?
This whole thing,
Was simply weird!
A careening car
And smashed our rear.
We all had
Reasons to fear.
Then we saw it
On the ground,
A gigantic meteorite!
The enigma was solved,
And everyone cheered.
By: Me (Sveta D.)
Thursday, March 3, 2011
My Momma to the blog world! She started a blog today that she will be posting songs and poetry on...mostly one's written by her or my Dad. They are wonderful poets/songwriters. Why don't you HEAD ON OVER and take a look at it....and maybe even become a follower??!! :)
[our daffodils came out a couple days ago!]