If ya gots one, if ya expectin one, or if ya wants one...


Behold! I was checking out my friend Brittney's blog, and stole this list that she stole apparently from somewhere on the Internet :) I thought it inspirational in my attempts at wifely preparation for the future.




BUT before I get into that, I must state an interesting thing that the LORD has showed me recently. You know those times when you are a tad off in your spiritual walk, and you need to jerk yourself back, get right with Him, and ask Him for His guiding hand? In those off-kilter times, I am also off-kilter in my relationship with my man.


Why?


God gave my the love that I have in my heart for Efum. When I am not loving my heavenly God like I should, how can I expect to be able to love my earthly man like I should?




Just a thought in the middle of a post that wasn't supposed to be about that. Just another reason that I shall never be a popular blogger.



ANYWAY. The list...




Eighteen Ways to be a Blessing to your Husband




1. Ask your Husband, "What are your goals for this week?"
2. Ask your Husband, "How can I help you accomplish your goals?"
3. Ask, "Is there anything that I can do to make it easier for you?"
4. Be organized with your housekeeping. Then your husband will be free to do his work.
5. Save energy for him everyday.
6. Put him first over children, parents, friends, jobs, ladies Bible studies, etc.
7. Willingly and cheerfully rearrange your schedule for him when necessary.
8. Talk to him in a positive light to others. Don't slander him at all, even if what you are saying is true.
9. Do whatever you can to help him succeed and accomplish his goals (Ex: run errands for him, pray for him, organize your day to be available to help him w/projects).
10. Consider his work (job, goals, hobbies, etc.) as more important than your own.
11. Think of specific ways that you can help his accomplish his goals (Ex: keep careful record of money spent in budget, take care in recording telephone messages, etc).
12. Consider things that you are involved in. How do they bless your husband? Ask him.
13. Be warm and gracious towards his family.
14. Do and say things that build him up.
15. Dress and apply your makeup in an attractive manner that is pleasing to your husband.
16. When your husband sins, reprove him gently, always give him hope and pointing him to the Lord.
17. Encourage him to use his spiritual gifts.
18. Submit to your husband's leading.





This gives me some ideas for new goals for this new week! Also, these steps would be fun to make prayer cards with--finding corresponding verses and fun stuff like that. Maybe it should be a project, cuz I like projects. Speaking of, check out this give-away by my big sis Bekah! She made a set of prayer cards that are cool beans and they could be all yours! Or all mine! Or somebody else's! Get in on it, hurry up!



I should blog more, because I never think I have anything to blog about until I actually get down to it--then suddenly there's a lot! :P But for now, I will leave you all with a picture of a couple of my favoritest fellas.

Aren't they delicious?

Happy Easter my friends. Chew on this song for a year or two.



Wonderful, merciful Savior

Precious Redeemer and Friend.

Who would've thought that a lamb could

Rescue the souls of men?

Oh, You rescue the souls of men.




Counselor, Comforter, Keeper

Spirit we long to embrace,

You offer hope when our hearts have

Hopelessly lost the way.

Oh, we've hopelessly lost the way.


You are the One that we praise.

You are the One we adore.

You give the healing and grace our

Hearts always hunger for.

Oh, our hearts always hunger for.





Almighty Infinite Father.

Faithfully loving your own,

Here in our weakness you find us

Falling before Your throne.

Oh, we're falling before Your throne.




You are the One that we praise.

You are the One we adore.

You give the healing and grace our

Hearts always hunger for.

Oh, our hearts always hunger for.

A first anniversary...

With the LORD, college, and a man this year I learned more than I ever would have guessed. Not more as in quantity of the usual. Not more of what I'm used to, like being accustomed to cheerios and then getting more in the bowl to swallow than the usual. I mean more as in instead of getting cheerios, I got some fruit loops, some frosted mini wheats, AND some lucky charms--a plethora of various material all in one shabang that I never really even considered learning. This year was the first year of my WHOLE LIFE to not be a homeschool student. This was my first year to drive myself places. This was my first year to be "older" than people. This was my first year to be working and talking to people who aren't in my homeschool group or church every single day. This was my first year for a lot of outreach ministry. And this was my first year to be courted by a dashing fella. It's this dashing fella I'm here to talk about. Basically, if you don't already know, he is my knight--everything I ever dreamed about. He's got the most beautiful smile. He's got a big imagination. He's a very hard worker. Oh, and his hands can do everything--he can do taekwondo, he can cook, he can clean, he can hack firewood, he can CNA people, he can play piano, and harmonica, and what can he NOT do? He's always out wanting to use them and I'm glad he's in a field where he can make money by working with them someday soon. He dresses pretty well and he likes looking good, so he takes my fashion advice ;P He's got strong defense mechanisms. For the most part, he's a very healthy eater (and is trying to help me out with my not-so-stellar habits in that area...I'm working on it). He's naturally good at what I have to work at. He calls me names--in a good way :) He brings me presents. He helps me with school. He reads to me at night. He teaches me martial arts. He teaches me songs. He teaches me to listen to Jesus. He teaches me about being a light. Of course though, that's not just him--he and the LORD team up and teach me things together for the most part :) Of course he's a human. He's got sins, he's got habits, he's got the same problems everyone else has in this world. He's not perfect. But he's perfect for me.
I love you sweetie! Happy first anniversary. I love you again!

Lovely day

Why a lovely day?

  • Wonderful church in the morning
  • Miami victory at lunch
  • Youth night at church in the afternoon
  • Went out with my Efum and my Laner and my Caesarbrother to Goodson's
  • Nix Goodson's. It's closed on Sundays.
  • Went out with my Efum and my Laner and my Caesarbrother to Taco Mayo
  • Nix Taco Mayo. It's scary and gross. We went out :P
  • Went out with my Efum and my Laner and my Caesarbrother to Arbys :)
  • Rented hoodwinked at watched it with many loved ones in pajamis.
  • Lovely Bible study
  • "The Power of Success"... GREAT book so far.
  • And now? Sketching some sea turtles for homework and watching the highly anticipated and heavily recorded Manning Bowl.
Thank you Jesus for Sundays!!!

It's Already Over Now...

Yup! The Christmas Program at church is over! After a long while of working on it, tonight was the night. We showed up early to practice, puttered around for a little, then a horrid burst of static and fearful noise eng-swmf-SPLODED out of the speakers. Turns out it was Dad's electric drums acting up (who knows what the problem is, but I'll be praying about this one!). Tonight of all nights? Nothing could be done and Dad would just have to sit in the audience and watch and not play drums. Suddenly I got veeeerrrrrrrry nervous. I still don't know why... I play the keyboard at church every week! Maybe it was because we had worked on this so much and put so much thought into this one AND Dad wasn't gonna be up there. I think everyone else was a bit nervous too, but it turned out well and for the most part, everything functioned. The videos were great, and so were the cookies. God was there the whole time. Pam took a picture of the artful matching worship team minus Dad that maybe I'll post up here. Now I can let out a breath... wait - nix that. Wedding to shoot tomorrow! It's back to work!:P


If I don't post till Christmas.....


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!!!!!!

Ya know what I love?

No, not the smell of that rubber handle on the putter that you know like a thousand other people have touched. THIS is a list of what I love in no particular order!


  • The Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. They each do such wonderful things and I see them working in different ways.

  • My family. Immediate and extended. I love the funny dads (or daD), goofy brothers, giggly sisters, cocky cousins, crazy uncles, and all and everything in between!

  • My church. AHBC. Everyone there is like family - you can talk theology one minute, argue song lyrics and football teams the next. Start out with Bible study, and end on the time when a mouse ran out from under the dresser. Laugh or cry as needed. Great people, great pastor, and I love every part of it there!

  • My friends. They call me on the phone if I don't live near them. We can laugh and cry together. We can talk about everything!

  • Books. God gave me approximately... (quick count) 7 unread books to read at once. It has been so much fun being swamped with books after a dry spell!!!

  • The Colts. And so does God. Love the Colts, that is:)

  • Christmas food. It's good stuff.

  • Time to run on the treadmill and burn off all the Christmas food. Which... I have not had in about a week and definitely will not have tomorrow... dear, dear.

It's fun to love! And Christmas brings love to the very top of you! Love, you people! LOVE!!!!

Blessed be the Name of the LORD

Everybody please pray for Toria and her family. God took their baby to heaven with him. I'm praying for you girl, and I know how you feel. Can't wait to meet these babies in heaven!

Lovely traces
I can sense you in everything
The way that you move me
Takes me far away
I seek no escape
I’m dreaming through your eyes
I am wandering through your mind
I’m overtaken by the way that you deliver me
I’m transcended
There’s no place I’d rather be
Than here in heaven
Without you I’m incomplete
It’s hopeless
You consume me, you consume me
Like a burning flame running through my veins
You consume me
moving through me
Anytime, anyplace you invade my space
You consume me, you consume me
Wholly devoted
I immerse myself in you
Baptize me in your love
Cause drowning in the thought of you
Floods my soul
I’m taken by the things you do
God, you know
It doesn’t matter what I lose
I’m yours
You consume me, you consume me
Like a burning flame running through my veins
You consume me
moving through me
Anytime, anyplace you invade my space
You consume me, you consume me
I am in your hands
Under your command
Like a puppet on a string
I am willing to
Put my faith in you
So before the world I sing
You consume me, you consume me
Burning flame, through my veins
You consume me moving through me
Anytime, anyplace you invade my space
You consume me
I am consumed, I’m consumed with you
There’s no other way I can fly
It’s you and I, you and I
There’s no other way I can fly
It’s you and I, you and I

LET THE PRAISES RING!!!!!!!!!

VERSE OF THE DAY: Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your instructions are my delight. Psalm 119:77
On the National Day of Prayer, Dad took us gals to see.... *drumroll.... crash cymbal!* LINCOLN BREWSTER!!!!!!!!!!! If you don't know who that is, you may wanna fix that and get this album! He sang a couple great songs, then we all prayed for a couple of the "7 points of illumination" which were... the government, business, the media, the church, education, the military, and the family. Then he played a couple more songs, then we prayed some more, and so on. About 100 (that's one hundred) people prayed to accept Christ that night. It was amazing, worshipful, and a fun time!!!!
I got a good seat right beside the stage on top of the amp. Bouncy and fun with a great view till I got in trouble!:P Before the concert started, the band members were just walking around and Dad said, "Hey, that guy plays the bass guitar in the band!" That guy heard and said, "Hi guys!":D Lincoln Brewster was all spiky-haired, good voiced awesome. The drummer just graduated high school last year and was drumming amazingly!!!!!! The keyboard guy could play with one hand and jump up to where his feet were over that hand. I was watching him rock at one point and he looked straight at me. I gave him a good whoop-n-cheer and he gave me a little nod and kept on rockin. It was WAAAY fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sticking an open can of mayo in somebody's ventilation would be the BEST thing EVER!!!!

Getting around to this....

8 Things I'm Passionate About:
1. My perfect God Jesus, the Mind behind the universe. He's loving, merciful, dangerous, and works everything out just the way it's supposed to be.
2. My awesome family! They're so funny, abnormal, just to my taste, many, and more than less than unhelpful!:P
3. My friends! They still keep in touch with me and do things for me even though I can't hang out with them anymore.
4. Reading!
5. Writing. I hate and love it, as I hate and love myself.
6. Hanging out with fun company. Could be shopping with Mom, telling jokes that make no sense with the girls, catering to Bird's every whim, Adumadapia (not many will get past that one!), nerf gun fighting with boys, or watching TV with Dad!
7. Thinking about how different things compare with other things in the Bible.
8. Jesus Christ - wait, used it. televisiaphonernetting

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die:
1. Complete that book I'm writing. Lord only knows what will happen to it after that, and I'm not making any plans as of right now.
2. Going whale-watching would be really cool.
3. Get married
4. Graduate high school (preferably in AR) and college (preferably at CCU)
5. Direct a full-length movie
6. See my brothers play in an MLS soccer team and score goals.
7. See THE HOBBIT as directed by Peter Jackson and as scored by Howard Shore
8. Seconds before I die, I guess I would want to just dramatically save somebody from getting runned over by the LAKEWOOD TRANSPORTATION bus or something.

8 Things I Say Often:
1. What?
2. Dude!
3. Bird, just wait a minute!
4. Cool!
5. Show them no mercy for you shall receive none! (Algebra is SINISTER!)
6. That would rock the boat!
7. Awesome!
8. Heeheeheehee!

8 Books I've Read Recently:
1. I'm reading INKHEART
2. ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
3. MEET MOLLY out loud to Louie
4. TWO TOWERs by JRR Tolkien
5. An ELSIE DINSMORE book, don't member which...
6. THE NEW REBELLION by... I don't member right now and it's dark in my room
7. Psalms, yup the whole awesome thing!:P
8. Listening to PRIDE and PREJUDICE audiobook, does that count?

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over:
1. LET THAT BE ENOUGH by Switchfoot
2. MIND'S EYE by DC talk
3. NO ORDINARY LOVE by TobyMac
4. ATMOSPHERE by DC talk
5. ALREADY OVER pt. 2 by RED
6. PIECES by RED
7. ONE WORLD by Tobymac
8. EVERYTHING by Lifehouse

8 Albums I Love:
1. PORTABLE SOUNDS by Tobymac
2. END OF SILENCE by Red
3. JESUS FREAK by dc Talk
4. THE RETURN OF THE KING by Howard Shore
5. NO NAME FACE by Lifehous
6. THE ART OF BREAKING by TFK
7. THE NEW WAY TO BE HUMAN by Switchfoot
8. THE BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN by Switchfoot I guess

8 Things That Attract Me to My Best Friends:
1. They are VERY beautiful! ;)
2. They are funny
3. They have amazing personalities (Uh, yeah that's a good thing:P)
4. They pray for me
5. They shove me around
6. They like the same things I like
7. They think up... things. At least one of my friends has gotta be famous someday, I mean, I know this many brilliant people and none of them end up famous? I don't think so!
8. They besides INSANE, they have pretty good psychiatrist skills:P!

8 Things I've Learned This Past Year:
1. You don't get ANYTHING until God's ready, no matter how ready you suppose you are
2. Living almost a year without a dad in the house in UNCOOL. I wouldn't recommend it, if you're thinking of trying it out folks!
3. If your friends are really friends, they stick it through with you
4. God knows what he's doing and is not concerned of what we think of his plan
5. I am under Bird's finger. She can (and does) tell me to "do __ now!" and I mechanically move
6. Tagg kids can do anything inevitable or inescapable with realtive comfort and make it fun. We all amazed ourselves this year!:P
7. When your sister says she doesn't have a crush on anybody, you shouldn't say, "Yeah sure." Ok, ok, ok, I'm kidding!!!!!! What I meant was Five little brothers are better than four!!!
8. God's mercies are literally new every morning!

8 People I'm Tagging:
Everybody reading this!!!!!! Especially Mom. I'd like to see her copy and paste! Heehee! Kidding! Mom is getting more computer smart!

Happy, Happy, joy, joy, JOY!!!!!!!!!!!

VERSE OF THE DAY: Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words! 2 Corinthians 9:15 (again, I don't pick these!)

This shall be quite a long post. Hang with me. Hope yall had the Christmas of the century!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually woke up before Bird (whoa) and woke her up (accidently) and we read Luke 2 together. Looked out the window at six inches of new snow and more coming down. What a beautiful white Christmas! Then we get the: "Ok! Ready!" Then everybody comes out of their rooms and we see a bunch of new sleds and crossbows!!!!!!!!!! Cool!!!!!!!! Good thing it snowed!!!!! Dad read.... Luke 2 :) and then we ripped into the ones under the tree. I got an iTunes card, cool shoes, a necklace, a Star Wars book, and we all got a treadmill and exercise bike a bit earlier!!!! Funfunfun!!!!! But the awesomest part was giving Dad his iPod Classic (baby)!!!!

Then we all didn't eat and headed out to use the new sleds on Mt. Caradrass. Fun it was!!! Then we all went to hang out to do random fun things all day until the day was over.

I'm usually oober-sad the day after Christmas. But this time I'm looking forward to Wingycuzins coming over 2morrow! Then after that it's New Years! Then after that it's my birthday! Then shortly after it's Valentine's Day and Lane's birthday then Joshua's birthday then the Superbowl! Such were the thoughts going through my head as I woke up this morning. (Oh, forgot to mention, I got a SUPACOOL computer deskythingy for my early b-day. Just keep that in mind) Then later Dad says he's gonna build my SUPACOOL computer deskythingy today! "Whoa!" thinks I. "Sooner than I woulda thought!" he did put it together... and it was SOOOOOOOOOO awesome! We moved my whole room around for it, and hung stuff on the walls and I got a new room!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough to get me giggly!!!! Yes, I will post a picture. But first right after I got my new room (RIGHT after) Lucy pulls me to the living room and says something about a birthday present. "My birthday's not in like ten days!" says I, but she leaves unexplaining. I finally get the point that this present that Sticks has been cahooting with Nana about and drooling over since November is going to be given to me early! Coolio! Thinks I. They pull out this long box. Oooo! I love boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!! So then I opens it. Yeah, I think that's what I musta looked like. It is GLAMDRING the FOEHAMMER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In English, Gandalf the Grey's sword!!!!! SCREEBEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!! THEN..... there's another thing to open! No way! Thinks I. But there IS and it is...... A cool knight's shield that I have (as of right now) named King Richard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am completely freakin out!



Then we hung em up in my room!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and on that subject....


I know, I know, my bed's a mess. I still need to actually CLEAN the room!

My SUPACOOL computer desky thingy!

Close-up of Glamdring's hilt.

So now, my friends, my room is a direst result of Multi-personality-disorder. Purple Bed, Manning desktop, LOTR screen saver and a sword&shield. To top it all off, a long-lost and bemoaned box returned to me for incorrect zip code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a beautiful day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you God for a beautiful day and your Beauftiful Son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!