Yikes, I’m sorry my dear readers! I have been so busy lately trying to get ready for graduation, and house cleaning, and other projects, I almost feel like a chicken with its head cut off (pardon the gruesome expression!).
I haven’t been too interesting, have I? Short posts, not very many photos, and so on… Although, I have been enjoying The Love Series…
I promise I will try as hard as I can to get some really good material for you to look at and read. Whenever I get the time.
Sometimes, my life gets so busy that I not only neglect some duties and people, but also the Lord. I always feel awful afterward, and I never want to do it again, and I shouldn’t do it again, but you know what? The Lord knows what we are going through. And He knows how hectic and chaotic life can be. He wants you to tell Him all about it. The best part is, that Jesus has grace toward us.
The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, to “Pray without ceasing.” I don’t believe that the apostle Paul meant to kneel down and pray at every minute of the day and never eat or sleep and stuff like that, but he meant that whatever you do, talk to the Lord about it. You can do that by praying out loud or in your heart, singing a song, or serving the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, body, strength, and all that you are and have. He sticks closer to us than a brother, and He is our Heavenly Father and Dearest Friend.
Here is a hymn that some of you have probably heard, written by Elisha A. Hoffman:
“I Must Tell Jesus”
Verse 1: I must tell Jesus all of my trials, I cannot bear these burdens alone; In my distress He kindly will help me, He ever loves and cares for His own.
Chorus: I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! I cannot bear my burdens alone; I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.
Verse 2: I must tell Jesus all of my troubles, He is a kind, compassionate Friend; If I but ask Him He will deliver, Make of my troubles quickly an end.
Verse 3: Tempted and tried I need a great Savior, One who can help my burdens to bear; I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus: He all my cares and sorrows will share.
Verse 4: What must I do when worldliness calls me? What must I do when tempted to sin? I must tell Jesus, and He will help me Over the world the vict’ry to win.
This sweet hymn gives us insight on how to pray without ceasing, and why it is so important. I love how in the last verse, it says that when we tell Jesus, we have victory over the world, because Jesus already conquered it! *Sermons our pastor has been preaching on!!!*
Moving on, I’ll tell you what’s been goin’ on around here. Wednesday night, our pastor preached another part on More Than Conquerors. I’m really enjoying it!
Thursday we cleaned somewhat, and I had a violin lesson. I was the only pupil that day, and my violin is still being worked on, so unfortunately, I still have to use my teacher’s. But hey, good things come to those who wait, right? Here is a good opportunity for me to put “Love is patient” into action.
Also on Thursday, my uncle came over, and we played a little basketball. Then we set up a chintzy little volleyball/badminton net. Then we played a few games.
Friday, my dad was so wonderful to put a ceiling fan in my room! I’ve never had a ceiling fan in my room before!
Then we went to a bonfire at our pastor’s son’s home. We stayed there until midnight or so. Here are a few pics!
Today, I watched a movie called Gifted Hands. If you’ve never seen it, it’s about Dr. Ben Carson and the story of how he went from poverty to becoming a world-renowned physician. I skipped the surgery parts… I don’t like seeing that stuff too much.
Also there is a kissing scene when he is at college, and I don’t like that either. I don’t think actors and actresses should kiss in movies, especially if they aren’t married both in real life and in the movie. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but that’s my convictions on it. But other than that, it was an interesting movie.
I also babysat a group of four sisters, ages 3-11 today. We played a couple games and colored pictures, made paper airplanes, and they enjoyed the kittens. We also watched some Winnie the Pooh, and Adventures in Odyssey’s Electric Christmas.
Do you have a favorite hymn that you’d like to share? How about a movie that really affected you? What is an entertaining babysitting story you’d like to tell?