Thursday, March 31, 2011

I Am Sad... Do You Know Why?

I am sad. It's fun to have a giveaway and it's sort of disappointing when it's over. I'm ending it a day early because I just cannot wait.Well, I know you want to know who won. :) And the winner is...
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 ...Anna Faith! *crowd cheers and noisemakers go off* Please comment with your address (which will not be published) or if you'd rather e-mail it to me just let me know, and I'll get your prize to you ASAP.

Thanks so much to everyone that entered! :)

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

PS. I used random.org, but you're just going to have to trust me on that because I can't get the screen shot of it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

All right, you asked for it (literally)

Remember this post? Well, I finally took you up on your advice. I'm doing an outfit post.




































I blurred out just my face, because I have taken a solemn oath to never again show my face on this blog :), but I also wanted y'all to see my headband. Because it "goes" with the outfit.
Anyway, in the spirit of these outfit posts, I will now proceed to tell you where it all came from.

 Shirt(s): The top shirt is from Belk, the t-shirt underneath it is from Target
 Skirt: Where else? The thrift store :)
 Headband: I think from our cousin.
Earrings: Our grandma brought them back from vacation. They're hearts, in case you can't tell.
Shoes: I actually had these on when I was born. :) Just kidding. I wear bare feet most of the time.

 So how'd you like my first outfit post? I hope you enjoyed.

What did you wear today?

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

PS. Click here for an adorable giveaway! She is giving away a darling hat and scarf.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pretty, eh?

{Some of our beautiful mint}















{Peach tree leaves}

















 ~Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
                              Romans 13:14~ 


There sure has been some pretty greenery now that Spring is here! Nice flowers, too. It's been pretty rain-y and thunder-y over here, though. Today we went to see our cousin's play, Oliver!. They did a really good job on it. :)

What did you do today?
Grace be with you,


Abby :D

Friday, March 25, 2011

Horrifying, isn't it?

 I found this on Johanna's blog, and it horrified me. This sign, that is on car bumper stickers, billboards, TV, and even our clothing! is not a Christian symbol. In fact it is the opposite. Read on for her post (her words are in italics).




Today, as I was reading a new post on one of my favorite blogs From the Inside Out, I found something out -- something that sickened my soul. I pray that you will now take the time to read what I discovered --

Almost everywhere I go, I see this sign~


More often then not, we see it attached to the word "love"~


But I had no idea, that the peace sign itself was a sign of Satanism -- anything but related to love.

I have never, ever been 'into' the peace sign. I can't really say why, part of it was because I didn't like the attitude that always went with it. But I thank the Lord that I have never worn it before, because today, I found that behind the peace sign, there was something much more sickening, and terrible then a bad attitude.

"Known as the 'peace sign' throughout the 1960's and into the present day, this symbol is the Teutonic rune of death. 1950's peace advocate Gerald Holtom may have been commissioned by communist sympathiser Bertrand Russell to design a symbol to unite leftist peace marchers in 1958. It is clear that either Holtom or Russell deemed the Teutonic (Neronic) cross as the appropriate symbol for their cause.

"Throughout the last 2,000 years this symbol has designated hatred of Christians. Nero, who despised Christians, crucified the Apostle Peter on a cross head downward. This hideous event resembled the Teutonic cross and became a popular pagan insignia of the day. Thereafter, this sign became known as the 'Neronic cross.'
"The symbol's origin in history proves it to be the visual mystic character for 'Aum' (the split 'Y'). This is the sacred word to the Hindu. Chanting 'Aum' is supposed to help awaken 'the serpent power of Brahma' at the base of the human spine. Occultist Albert Pike also identifies this symbol as mystical in his book on Freemasonry Morals and Dogma.
The peace symbol (also called the "broken cross," "crow's foot," "witch's foot," "Nero Cross," "sign of the 'broken Jew,'" and the "symbol of the 'anti-Christ''') is actually a cross with the arms broken. It also signifies the "gesture of despair," and the "death of man.''

The above I read from this website. I want to say though, I did not read the entirety of the article, since I saw that it was getting more in depth then I really wanted to even ponder. So, if you visit the above link, beware, as I am not sure if the article contains more truths that wouldn't be necessary to dwell upon. But from the little I did read, I was thoroughly sickened.

Just look around you, this sign is EVERYWHERE you go! Think about that for a moment.... the sign of the "Antichrist" everywhere we go-- on posters, on clothing, on jewelry, car decals, etc. It is almost like a campaign for the Antichrist....
Before, I was so sick of everywhere I went, seeing the this symbol. It always reminded me of a hippie.... now, it turns my stomach because I now know who it really stands for.....

I feel a greater depth of sadness when I see Christians wearing it.
Up until now, I thought the sign was just a thing of my generation, the trend. But now, to see my brothers and sisters in Christ wearing it, not even knowing what symbol they are wearing.... it breaks my heart. I don't believe most people know the true meaning of the peace sign, and that is why everyone is OK with it. But they need to know.... They need to know that the supposed "peace" symbol is a cross with broken arms.

That is why I am writing this post. I pray that your eyes may be opened to the horrible meaning behind the "Peace" sign, and that you will have the strength to stop supporting it...

This sign is the devil's work. It is full of everything evil. I, too, will pray that this abominable corruption will be stopped. (not to mention the skull. More on that later)

Grace be with you,


Abby :D


                                                                                                                          

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Bubble-y Day

 Today was a beautiful day, though a bit chilly. So I decided I wanted to take a picture of a bubble, just a bubble, in the sky. :) Sounds purty, don't it? After lots of blowing, popping bubbles, cold arms, and several screaming fits disappointments, I enlisted the help of my sister and came out with these.

Here is the original, no editing.








And this is the edited one.




























Which one do you like better?

 By the way, my sister is having trouble with Blogger. She can't get it to upload any more photos. Anyone have the same problem? If so, what'd you do about it? Thanks.

Grace be with you,

Abby :D

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Green (a photo contest)
















Lauren is having a photo contest. The theme is green. :) These are some peach blossoms, and the leaves on the tree complement them perfectly, don't they? God's creation is marvelous!


 Grace be with you,


 Abby :D




















~Spinning Barefoot Photography 


PS. Just found out that the button doesn't work, so here's the link.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm a complain-y person...

There are some things in the blog world I just cannot stand. *pushes glasses up on nose and looks around the room* That is why I have compiled, after extensive research, a list of my blogging dislikes. (By the way, I've seen this on several blogs and do not mean to copy. I just love to see others dislikes so that I may hereafter make my blog more appealing)


 My Blogging Dislikes ~a highly researched list~
  1. Why postttttt?I hate hate hate it when someone writes a post like this: "Hiiiiiiii everyone just thought id say hi i dont haveeeeeee much to sayyyyyyyyy byeeeeeeeee!" For one thing, the extra letters make the post seem sort of stressed. And another thing is, why post if you don't have anything to say?
  2. Cluttered blog. When you have 450+ blog buttons on your sidebar, it makes things, well, a little distracting. Also, I'd go with a simple design, or at least one that matches your theme. If you have a writing blog, I wouldn't choose a design with pink and purple chihuahuas
  3. Annoying comments. Who hasn't gotten a comment like this: "Please come check out my blog at so-and-so. I'm trying to get 50 followers by December!" Very annoying. 
  4. Text talk. i dnt know about u, but i thnk ths is prtty aggrvting. LOL (of course, you might have noticed I'm not against the smiley face)
  5. Bad spelling + punctuation. Use spell check.  
So ends the list of my dislikes. I'm sorry I'm so complain-y, but I thought u mght b intrstd. :)


What are your dislikes?


Grace be with you,


Abby :D

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I'm sorry...

...if my blog has been sort of boring. I'm in what you could call a 'blogging rut'.

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!




 So I made this award! I award it to all of my followers. :)

 My aunt is getting married on Friday and I am really excited. I've only been to two weddings before. Also, my mother's due date is getting closer! I can't wait to meet our new baby girl. :)


 Grace be with you,

 Abby :D

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Insignificant Blogger
















 I have the worst time convincing myself that blogging is not about numbers. It's not about getting the most followers or the best blog design. It's not about being the number 1 most popular blogger of all time. It's about having your own place to talk about what you've been doing, your thoughts, and what it's like being you. Of course, comments and followers are great. They help you believe that someone likes you, your blog, and your thoughts. But that's not what it should be about. The only thing that matters is that God loves you. You could have no followers, or comments, and no one that likes you on this Earth, but if you have God's approval, everything else melts away.

On a different note, my aunt is getting married on Friday! :) I'm excited, weddings are always fun. Could you pray for God's blessings on them? Thanks!



Grace be with you,

Abby :D

{photo credit}

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My 200th post giveaway!

This is my 200th post. And you all know what that means.
I know lots of people are having spring giveaways. But it's my 200th post and I had to have some sort of giveaway. So here are the rules:

~The Rules~

Mandatory entry: Comment and tell me what your favorite season is and why. Make sure you leave your blog address. If you don't have a blog, make sure you leave some way of contacting me.
Extra entries (1 extra entry for each):
  • Follow my blog
  •  Post about it
  •  Put my button on your blog (I couldn't get the giveaway button to work, so just put my blog button on)
The deadline is April 1st. There will be only one winner. :) Happy entering!

Oh, yes, I almost forgot (sort of). Here are the prizes:



This beautiful notebook

This necklace

And these earrings























































So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and enter! Many will enter, but only one will win!


 Grace be with you,

Abby :D


    I'm singing in the rain, in the shower, etc....

    Who else loves singing in the shower? How about when you're vacuuming? I love it. :) I think someone should put together an album, and they could call it, "Songs for the Shower, To Vacuum To, Etc." :) Here is a list of my favorite places to sing:


    My Favorite Places To Sing ~a list~

    1. The shower
    2. While vacuuming
    3.  When nobody's listening (except God)
    4.  During family worship
    5.  After a miracle (even a small one, like a butterfly on a gloomy day)
    6. When I'm happy
    What are your favorite places to sing?

    Grace be with you,

     Abby :D