Saturday, May 23, 2009

Consider it all joy.....


Consider it all joy when you encounter various trials, know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Life is at times a bit overwhelming.


Especially in the hard times, the times when you are doing good just to survive. Oh, it’s easy to be joyful when everything is going your way, when you get a new outfit, or awesome hair day and your going shopping with your friends, of course, it’s it is easy to be joyful.


But what about those times, when God calls you to go through a valley or to do something you just don’t want to do. You, as a Christian are called to be joyful.


David rejoiced always, did that mean he didn’t feel sorrow or pain? No, of course not. Psalms 51 shows us that defiantly David suffered, and struggled, but he couldn’t stay in his sorrow, he came out rejoicing always.

A couple days ago, I miss out on going out with my friends, you don’t know how badly I wanted to go, but since my dad has his own business, and he needed me for that day, I had to go.


Now there’s two ways you can look at this, as an opportunity to show obedience, or complain until I get my way…which never really works…L Let me tell you, I was not happy!


You have two ask yourself what’s more important? Hanging out with friends or helping Dad? This is perfect timing to practice Joy!


So, I went to help my dad that day, with a smile on my face. And sometimes you just gotta fake it till ya make it.

Do you make it a point to practice joyfulness? Joyfulness vs. Self pity. Maintaining a GOOD ATTITUDE, even when faced with unpleasant conditions.

And whether our tomorrow’s be filled with good or ill, we will triumph through our sorrow and rise to bless you still. Joy is a battle of the will and a heart issue.

We are Christians, we are to be a joyful people.

Encourage joyfulness in your house by playing upbeat cheerful music.

Look for good in all things.

Smile for no reason other then the fact that you are a Christian, remain positive, never forgetting by whom we were made.

~Emma

That's MY Sister!!!





"A dog doesn't care for big houses or designer clothes...he doesn't care if you're rich or poor, clever or dumb. ... Give him your heart and he'll give you his. ... How many people can make you feel so....extraordinary?" - Marley and Me

Monday, May 4, 2009

2 months of pure insanity......hee-hee

Where do I begin...... no to long..... I'll sum up.... we got our tree cut down 5' wide. Our dog for 11 years died :0( My cat (Ore) had kittens the same day. And my other cat (Toby) had kittens the next day. 1 week later one of my perfectly healthy cats died out of no apparent reason. The vet said that it wasn't the swine flu. That's good news. We're thinkin' a car hit it.:( So and then......on top of that.... I had a week vacation, and then a pack week of school..... And a play I'm getting ready for... piano......voice.......life......work.......sleep... where do I find the time. Well I've got some pictures of the new kittens and some other cool stuff. I doubt why you even look at my blog anymore!?!
My deepest apologies....
This is one of six little kittens.
Mom and I think
it looks like my uncle. Hee hee
In a good way uncle Jimmy!;0)


Laura and I, before class.There it is, who would have thought that would be so troublesome. 70' tall 5' wide.
Jed cutting wood, or trying to anyway. Thank God we've got a splitter. Thanks Huie's!:)
Levi, my little baby's grown up:(
Once again!



In the back of the Johnny's truck.



Laura and Andy.(brother and sister from another mother)

Jed and Laura
Bedtimes Stories, couldn't wait to watch it, this was the day it came out.....very excited!!!six little kittens.....need I say more?
just absolutely precious...
our first fruits of our garden... green onions. So proud!
!
Okay I do respect the office, not the man. This is oBAMa, during breakfast yesterday, I could not help myself. TELEPROMPTER,(can't do anything without that!) Mouth that's always open....big ears, okay he can't help that, that's the way God made him, oh wait...... were not a christian nation he says, so maybe God didn't create him?!


All else be said, I had a wonderful time (hectic) but wonderful!
~Emma