Apr 30, 2010
Well, I have just typed up my entries and am counting them right now. I shall announce the winner on May 2nd, so if you have not entered yet, please do!!! And do not worry if you do not win this one, I am close to fifty followers and am thinking of hosting another one soon:)
Apr 29, 2010
Okay, so here are some of the people I am going to list (it might take awhile so bear with me:)
Joanna has been my best friend, and I have known her for all of my life (except for the six months in China:). She has been the most loyal and greatest friend! She does not have a blog, so I cannot link to her:)
Okay now here are some of my blogging friends:
Bess,( yeah you know who you are) has been a great Gal Pal! She was one of the first girls I met when I first started blogging. She has been a great sister, and I have enjoyed and appreciated every single comment she has left on my blog!!!
Johanna, has been a sweet sister too. She and I have been corresponding through letters recently, and I enjoy every one of them (including her sweet comments). I admire her gentle-and loving spirit and am very grateful to have her as a blogging sister.
Miriam too, has been a joy to know. We have also been corresponding through letters, and she is quite a blessing to know. She has a kind, loving spirit, and heart for the Lord:) Glad to know you, dear friend!!!
Leah, who tagged me, has been a sweet sister. She has a heart for the Lord, and is a loving person! I am thankful that she is apart of my blogging family. :)
Jenna has also been such a wonderful sister to know. She always leaves the sweetest comments and has been a great Christ-filled sister!!!
Lindsay, too has been apart of my blogging family. She leaves sweet comments, has a heart for the Lord, and is a true blessing to know:)
And to all of my fellow blogging sisters in Christ! I cannot express how thankful I am to have a blogging family!!!
~Tag at least five 'sweet friends,' on Blogger
~Answer the Tag (below) in your post
~You may tag the person who gave you this award
~Don't forget to comment on the post that awarded you!!!
Let's Get Started
You are _______ in your family.
Well, youngest in my family counting my sister, but she does not live with us (nor has she ever lived with us), therefore I am really the only child.
Do you have your own camera?
Yep, well, my parents gave me their old camera (thank you by the way:) which is a Sony (in which all the pictures that I post on my blog is captured by this camera). It sometimes takes blurry pictures, so I hope that in the future I can afford a really good one:)
List three of your character qualities:
Outgoing, crafty, kind
What is your favorite thing to blog about?
Random things? Well, my favourite stuff to blog about are probably my crafts and recent sewing projects, and it is fun to see how many people comment on your giveaways!!!! :)
~How long have you had your blog?
I started Grace's Garden Walk, you know I really do not know. I accidentally erased my very first post, but I think I started around February this year. I know it has not been that long.
Okay, I am awarding this to...
All the girls that I mentioned above as well, as anyone of my followers that do not have this award already! You deserve it girls!
Yours in Christ,
Apr 27, 2010
Hello, dear Readers!!!! Hope that everyone has had a wonderful week so far. And special thanks to all of you who are praying and have left such sweet, encouraging comments on my last post. I shall let you know the results soon enough.
For the past maybe year and a half, I have had a great interest about courting and modesty in dress (soon I want to take the Feelin' Feminine challenge:) and femininity. More so acknowledging and being thankful to the Lord for making me a girl!!!! I always get so excited whenever I pick up this book from my shelf and start reading this incredible book:Who has read this??? I think other than the Bible this book is one of the top books that a girl should read! Sarah Malley has definitely inspired me to take the road less taken. And it is such an encouragement to meet so many girls while you are walking on the narrow road who have the same ideas about courtship and dating. This book is so encouraging (and it is even more amazing that the author is waiting for her Prince Charming too!!!) whenever I have some of those low days. Sometimes it is hard when you see all around you, that people are taking the other road and sometimes I do want to follow them; but then I think of Sarah Malley and her sister Grace Malley and my past violin teacher, Shawna (who has been the greatest role model by the way:) who have inspired me to follow an amazing journey. Yeah, girls in their teen years may be walking through a constant battlefield raging around them, but God protects them and leads them along the "back trails," where there beautiful waterfalls and wonderful treasures lay, that the people who go on the "main road,"miss.
When I look back, it is funny to me that when I was younger, I thought that someone dated and got married and that's the way you get to know someone. But how wonderful it was to find the alternative way!!!! I know that I am too young to think of marriage, but one is never too young to keep one's self pure in mind, physically, and in heart.
I love the one chapter in this book; the princess is depressed and thinks that her Prince Charming shall never come. She goes to her father (going to your parents is always the best thing to do; don't you agree?:) and he leads her out to the garden where a rose bush lays. There he askes her to open the rose so that he might see the flower, but she refuses saying that it is not ready to be opened. Her father askes again, but the princess says that if one opens the rose it shall not be as pretty as when it opens at its own pace. So do girls of this world also bloom before their rose has developed and matured
Your sister in Christ,
P.S. Further Books and Links:
And for more information of the book above click on these links below:
Apr 25, 2010
Apr 24, 2010
Leah from The Narrow Path
Apr 22, 2010
Apr 17, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
Apr 11, 2010
Apr 9, 2010
Apr 7, 2010
And here are some of my carrot sprouts!
Here are some other pictures from my garden:
And Lily of the Valley...
As you can see, this is not from my back yard (though I wish :). When my family and I visited my sister, she took us to this beautiful location.
It would be heavenly if you could go for a dip in the summer, but alas, since we live in California, it will be dried up by then.
The Joy of the Hills
I ride on the mountain tops, I ride;
I have found my life and am satisfied;
Onward I ride in the blowing oats,
Checking the field's lark's rippling notes-
Lightly I sweep
From steep to steep;
Over my head through the branches high
Come glimpses of the rushing sky;
The tall oats brush my hourse's flanks;
Wild poppies crowd on the sunny banks;
A bee booms out of the scented grass;
A jay laughs with me as I pass.
I ride on the hills, I forgive, I forget
Life's hoard of regret-
All the terror and pain
Of the chafing chain.
Grind on, O cities, grind,
I leave you a blur behind.
I am lifted elate - the skies expand:
Here the world's heaped with gold is a pile of sand.
Let them weary and work in their narrow walls.
I ride with the voices of waterfalls!
I swing as one in a dream-I swing
Down in the airy hollows, I shout, I sing!
The world is gone like an empty word!
My body's a bough in the wind, my heart a bird!
I love this poem!!!
Apr 4, 2010
by Robert Lowry
Low in the grave he lay-Jesus my Savior! Waiting the coming day-
Jesus, my Lord! Up from the grave he arose,
With a mighty triumph o'er His foes; He arose a Victor from the
dark domain, And He lives forever with His saints to reign:
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!!!!