Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Fingerprints Of God (otherwise entitled, one of my favorite songs)

















I can see the tears filling your eyes
And I know where they're coming from
They're coming from a heart that's broken in two
By what you don't see
The person in the mirror
Doesn't look like a magazine
Oh but when I look at you
It's clear to me

That I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece that all creation
Quietly applauds
And you're covered with
The fingerprints of God

Never has there been and never again
Will there be another you
Fashioned by God's hand and perfectly planned
To be just who you are
And what He's been creating
Since the first beat of your heart
Is a living, breathing
Priceless work of art

And I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece that all creation
Quietly applauds
And you're covered with
The fingerprints of God

Just look at you
You're a wonder in the making
And God's not through
In fact, He's just getting started!



Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jesus Painting (isn't it neat?)




I love this video! It is such a neat painting.

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Friday, February 25, 2011

Something to Chew On (with your mind, of course)

stew·ard

[stoo-erd, styoo-] 
–noun
1.
a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others.


How do you think we're doing on stewardship? I know I could be more careful with my things. It makes me sort of sad to see construction sites tearing down forests and animals habitats to build seemingly pointless buildings. Or stories about animals being cruelly treated or killed. I often wonder what God thinks of our stewardship of the earth.

 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Genesis 1:28

 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
 Matthew 24:45-51 



Grace be with you,


Abby :D

Thursday, February 24, 2011

All Generalizations Are False.

I am back! And this will be my 194th post... look out for a giveaway soon. :) These came from a hand-out at church. I thought they were funny. :)

Why is "abbreviation" such a long word?

Always remember that you are unique, just like everyone else.

I can handle pain until it hurts.

This statement is false.

There are three kinds of people: those who can count and those who can't.

It's bad luck to be superstitious.

If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

All generalizations are false.

A day without sunshine is like night.

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

I used to have an open mind mind but my brains kept falling out.

I didn't use to finish sentences, but now I

I've had amnesia as long as I can remember.

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

What's another word for "thesaurus"?

Energizer Bunny arrested; charged with battery.

Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges.

Honk if you like peace and quiet.

It's been Monday all week.

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how it remains so popular?

Also, I heard on the news that someone in Egypt named their child 'Facebook'! How weird can you get?



Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Va-CA-tion! (well, sort of)

I'm going to be taking a blogging break. I'm feeling like I'm neglecting my blog and I might need to take a break; hence, this post. So good-bye for now!



Grace be with you,

Abby :D

PS. My 200th post is coming up pretty soon! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Music tag + other things

 I was tagged by Marelle. Thanks!


1. If you had to pick one favorite genre, what would it be?
I like country/bluegrass. It has a nice beat. :)

2. What is your all-time favorite song? (This may be hard, but try your best to pick only one!)
 Oh! So, so hard! Hmm... I love all the Peasall sisters' songs.(they are a country/bluegrass group) I also like the song Indescribable.♥




3. What's the best concert you ever went to and why?
I've never been to a concert. :O The closest thing I've been to was the Rebelution Conference. It had some pretty loud music.




4. In your opinion, who are the 5 best singers in the world? (In no particular order.)
Well, I don't listen to that much music. So I'm not sure.




5. What's your favorite song that you've heard a million times, but you still can't get enough of?
Hmm... I like a lot of hymns. But there's a lot of songs I've heard that I can't get enough of. :)




6.What singer would you describe yourself to be and sound most like?
 Uh... like I said, I don't listen to much music. :( So I'm really not sure.


I will tag:

Lulu 
Shelley
Skylar
Christa Moriah


Hopefully you've listened to more music than I. :)


So, I'm sorry I haven't been posting lately. I could say that I was busy (which is true). But that's an old excuse, don't you think? I had a good Valentine's Day. :) I didn't get any flowers or even any valentines. But I didn't mind at all. :) Did you get any?


Today it was a balmy 60 degrees -- it really was balmy, especially for this time of year! It was so pretty out. :)

We've been taking lots of science classes, mostly Biology or genetics. It's been pretty fun, although I seriously doubt I'll be a scientist. :D
 
How was your week?

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

P.S. My 200th post is coming up. :) And y'all know what that means. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Go Vote For Leah!

My sister Leah is one of the finalists in Lydia's photo contest. So please go vote for her!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Yes, another photo contest. But what can I say? I love 'em.






















This is my entry for Bethany's photo contest. I know it seems a bit weird, but once you read the rules, you'll see why I took a picture of shoes. :)





Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lydia's Photo Contest
















Here is my entry for Lydia's photo contest. The theme is Winter. I know this picture's not beautiful, but it really reminds of Winter! Hurry, click here to enter! It ends on the 9th.

Oops. Well, I can't get the button to work, so I'll just put her blog button on.










Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Is your faith a fad?

Whatever happened to the fad of Pet Rocks?














What happened to the fad of Crocs?

What about Hannah Montana?













What about Webkinz?










Or even Silly Bandz?














All of these fads died out very quickly (actually, I'm not certain that Silly Bandz are dead), yet they were very, very popular. This puts me in mind of a parable Jesus told.


That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.” Matthew 3:1-9

And then the explanation:


“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”


The verses in bold are what reminds me of a fad. Some people recieve Jesus, perhaps as a fad. But since they have no root, they fall away when persecution comes. Or when their passion for the "fad" of Jesus dies. Is your faith sown in good soil? Or is it just a "fad", falling away when there's trouble?

May your faith produce the highest kind of crop!

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

{All photo credits go to Wikipedia}