Awkward and Awesome Friday! 5-31-13

Awkward:

  • Thinking you turned off the hose when you really didn’t. K
  • Going around Wal-Mart with your older brother and little sister, and getting weird looks. O.o  AE
  • When your brother doesn’t notice the weird looks. AE
  • Flipping out every time you hear the words “Cockroach” and “Upstairs” in the same sentence. AE
  • Not being done with school when, like, all your other friends have finished already. AE
  • Having the most awkward things. o.o AE

Awesome:

  • A mom that listens when you tell her your problems. K
  • Youth bible study. M, AE
  • Reading and finishing “Growing Up Christian” by Karl Graustein in the aforementioned bible study. Such a great book! M, AE
  • Having a Memorial Day cookout with friends from church. 😀 AE, M, K
  • Melody’s stories. AE, K
  • Holding an adorable baby rabbit!! M

 

What was awkward and awesome about your week?

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Email Change

Hello, girls. 🙂

Just recently we changed our email from annaandkarensblog@gmail.com to themaidensblog@gmail.com

Please don’t send any emails to the old address, and don’t get confused when/if you get an email from the new address. 🙂

If you do send an email to the old address, we’ll still get it, so don’t worry about that, but please use the new one. 🙂

 

In Christ and for Christ,

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Awkward and Awesome: 5-10-13

Awkward:

  • Not actually doing A&A on a weekly basis… o.o AE, K, M
  • Going to Publix to buy a cake with your mother, and when she finishes, the lady behind the counter asks you what you want. Probably because you’re tall and have a child in each hand. M
  • Getting called “Sweetheart” and “Honey” by a lady at the dentist who didn’t look a day older than 28. M
  • Shoveling ground-up leaves from a pile and finding a giant King Snake….twice…. M
  • Gong to Target to buy  Mother’s Day presents, and getting asked by a random lady which watch to buy for her 7-year-old daughter for her birthday. You comply, but still at a loss as to why she asked you. AE, M
  • ALL your 15-year-old friends getting their driving permits before you do……… M

Awesome:

  • The strings concert on Tuesday went well. 🙂  K, M.
  • So many awesome concerts coming up! We can’t wait! =D K, M, AE
  • This blog being a year old. Wow….. K, AE
  • Being part of this blog for about 8 months! M
  • Journaling in my spare time to vent feelings. AE
  • Art class. 😀 AE

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Melody posted this a while back, and I though I’d post it here because the Fighter Verses are worth mentioning and people need to know about them.

Thanks, Melody. 🙂

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Mercy Song

I thought I’d share something tonight that has been a valuable tool for months now. Fighter Verses. (see their website below) {and this is not an advertisement}

At my house, we have a family Bible time every morning around eight, in which we pray, and memorize catechism and Bible verses. Although we have gone with Fighter Verses for years now, my dad informed us that there was a Fighter Verse app (he knows these things). It turns out that included with the app are Fighter Verse songs. (they are also on the website)

Songs. 🙂

If something is put to music, my whole family, even the three year old, can memorize it pretty easily. These songs have opened up a whole new world for me since January.  They have made Scripture memorization so much easier for me and my family. I can now recite or sing two whole Psalms!

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Awesome news!

Our very own Melody is now a bloggirl at Altogether Separate! 

We are so excited for her, and cannot wait to see what wonderful things God is doing in her life! 😀

Melody! (if you click this picture it will take you to her introduction on Altogether Separate. 🙂 )

Love you, Melody!

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Pictures…plus quotes

“Until you know that life is war, you cannot know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

 

“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, like will be Hard, risks will be High, and your JOY will be full.” ~John Piper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lyrics

I love hymns.

I really do.

I’m going to post some sections of some songs I love below.

“We read thee best in Him who came
To bear for us the cross of shame;
Sent by the Father from on high,
Our life to live, our death to die.

We read thy power to bless and save,
E’en in the darkness of the grave;
Still more in resurrection light,
We read the fullness of thy might.

O love of God, our shield and stay
Through all the perils of our way!
Eternal love, in thee we rest
Forever safe, forever blest.”

“Behold the Man upon a cross,

My sin upon His shoulders

Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished”

“Merciful God, O abounding in love,
Faithful to keep us from falling;
Guiding our ways with Your fatherly heart,
Growing our faith with each testing.
God speed the day struggles will end;
Faultless we’ll gaze on Your glory.
Then we will stand overwhelmed by the mercy of God.”

"No condemnation now I dread; 
	Jesus, and all in him, is mine; 
	alive in him, my living Head, 
	and clothed in righteousness divine, 
	bold I approach th' eternal throne, 
	and claim the crown, through Christ my own. 
	Bold I approach th' eternal throne, 
	and claim the crown, through Christ my own."

"Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all."

 

These sections are just a few of the many songs I love.

 

What are your favorite songs?

Anna Elizabeth

 

Awkward and Awesome: 2-7-13

Awkward:

  • Not being able to bite anything because you got your braces adjusted. AE
  • Waking up with your hair looking like you just got swept up by a tornado. AE
  • Watching Pride and Prejudiced. Sooooo many awkward moments. K, AE
  • Going grocery shopping in the rain… AE, M
  • Realizing that you haven’t done this in a looooooong time…. AE, K, M

Awesome: 

  • Kettle-cooked potato chips. 😀 AE
  • Coffee…… AE
  • Donuts. Yummy!!! K
  • The Avengers. Possibly the best movie ever. AE
  • Finally Doing this. 😀 AE, K, M

What was awkward and awesome about your week?

Anna Elizabeth, Melody, and Karen. 

Suggestions of the Verse of the Week

Hello, Girls.

I’ve been thinking, (that happens sometimes) and I thought that we should take suggestions for the Verse of the Week. The Bible is full of encouraging and helpful verses. We use a website called BibleGateway, (http://www.biblegateway.com/) to search for verses, and BG is very helpful when you don’t know a reference to a verse.  Feel free to suggest some of your favorites by using the form at the end of this post, or by commenting below. 🙂

In Christ,

Anna Elizabeth