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A Farewell

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Sorry guys! I still haven't written in a long while. Wow, I truly can't believe how fast this summer has gone by and that we've already entered the month of August!

So far this summer has been one of big trial, change and growth. At the moment I don't want to write about the trial our family has been facing these few past months, but I'd just ask for your prayers if you felt lead. It is heavy andhard. I am so thankful for the Lord Jesus and His comfort to me during this time. He will carry ALL my burdens and emotions. I hope through this, He will draw me nearer to Him!

I have to say that, due to this unexpected circumstance in my life at the moment, I probably won't be blogging much, if at all, this next fall/year. I do enjoy it a lot (especially the writing part), but I've reached a point where it is something that I need to let go of for now.

So yeah, just please pray for me, my family and especially my dear mother. There may be a time later on where I wi…

Photos

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A couple days ago I got back home from an awesome adventure to Grand Rapids, Michigan! I'll be posting the details of this trip soon, but for now here are a few pictures taken on the way there (most of these I plan to enter into our local county fair this summer)...



Michigan Trip

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Realizing that I am running short on time this week, I have decided that I will do a quick post on my "exciting news" so that you don't have to wait any longer! I will do a more detailed post later ;)....
     As you know, at the end of April I traveled down to Iowa with my mom for the AACT Region Five festival. Community theaters from Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and our fellow Minnesotans performed over the three days that we were there. We performed on Friday evening and it was our absolute best performance yet (which was awesome, because that was when it really counted)! Time has been a big thing for us. Each theater has an hour to present their production and if you happened to go over, you'd be disqualified. Well, during several practice sessions we performed just barely over an hour. Thankful for the real thing, the competition, we were just under that time!
     Saturday morning, after attending church, my mom and I headed to the awards cer…

Graduation

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Hi there readers! No, I didn't fall off of the face of the earth, but I'm back again ;). Upon looking at my blog stats tonight, I was thrilled to find out that someone from Sweden has visited my blog! I love the Scandinavian countries and am hoping that I can tour them someday (particularly Norway).      Life got busy with finishing up school, graduation stuff, my summer job and a play. Thus, no time for blogging. But now I'm back and I'd like to write about my graduation ceremony and the events leading up to it!

     Just a day shy from a month ago, I graduated from high school!! After changing my mind several times, I finally decided to go through ceremony with the homeschool organization we're involved in. It was an amazing, God-centered ceremony and I am so happy I got to be part of it!

    Prior to our ceremony, we had several planning meetings with the group. It was a great way to get to know our fellow graduates and their families better. I met many new fr…

Lunar Eclipse

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On April 4th, 2015 some of my family and I were able to witness a lunar eclipse. Also called a blood moon (as talked about in the Bible), this eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_eclipse). Here in Minnesota, we were only able to see a partial eclipse because of the rising sun, but in September we will be able to witness a total red moon, the last lunar eclipse of the tetrad (four blood moons). You might already be aware of this, but did you know that "lunar" is Latin for "moon"? I love finding Latin words in our English language :)!

   Here's a time-lapsed photo of the eclipse (at least my first attempt...). Each picture was taken individually, but then I used picmonkey.com (an awesome, free photo editor!) to turn it into one. 



    After playing around with my camera …

Exciting News Coming Soon!!

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Sorry to hold you in suspense like this, but I will be posting all details hopefully soon. So do check back again. (hint, hint: this news has to do with the production I've been involved in....) :D

Until then,

Good Friday

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From Mark 15:21-39 (NIV):      21A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross. 22They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 23Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. 24And they crucified him. Dividing up his clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.      25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left. [28]29Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30come down from the cross and save yourself!”  31In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save hi…

Stand Up For Jesus

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So sad, yet so true.....

     I encourage you to stand up for the LORD today and everyday. Stay faithful to Him no matter how difficult the situation! Trust Him. He will give you all the strength you need!
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross; Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, stand in His strength alone; The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the Gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer;
Where duty calls or danger, be never wanting there.

Twenty-Five Things That Make Me Happy

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1. Sunny, breezy days. 2. Fluffy, white clouds in a blue sky. 3. Finding a good book to read. 4. When I understand chemistry concepts. 5. God's mercy, grace & love to me. 6. My friends. 7. Playing music~ especially on my violin. 8. Getting a task accomplished ahead of time. 9. My rabbits. 10. Holding a sweet, little baby in my arms. 11. Looking up on a clear, beautiful evening and seeing God's handiwork in the heavens. Spectacular! 12. Getting good grades on review tests. 13. Dates with my mom or dad. 14. Seeing the Lord grow me as a Christian. 15. Finding "treasure" verses in the Bible 16. People who make me laugh :). 17. Trying foreign food. 18. Adventures. 19. Watching the Olympics. 20. Snowflakes. 21. The sound of chirping birds after a long winter.  22. Being involved in a pit orchestra. 23. The smell of roses. 24. Taking pictures or "capturing" those precious moments in life. 25. Dreaming about traveling the world someday.
**Thanks to Beth over at The Adventures of an El…

Favorite Movie Soundtracks

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I am currently taking a break from my chemistry test as I've already spent several hours studying for it today and my head's about to burst from all the math equations! Just have to take a break to clear my mind before I continue on with more problems... In the meantime, I thought I would post some of my favorite movie soundtracks (in no particular order)....

The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey (Apparently this is just the music from disc 1)


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader  (Couldn't find the full soundtrack anywhere, but you can listen to samples here. For now here's the official movie trailer...)


Les Misérables 2012 
The Sound of Music
Mary Poppins 
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
LOTR: The Two Towers
LOTR: Return of the King
Annie (Sorry~ couldn't find the full soundtrack, but this song is one of …

Happenings

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Hello everyone!
   First of all it snowed again! A lot. And I'm so happy about it because I'm such a winter-loving person. Sorry if my snow reports have gotten a little repetitive :P. Sometimes it's the only thing I have to blog about.... :). But yes, we got a couple inches this time and it has actually stuck around for a few days!


   Second, my rabbit Éowyn started to construct a nest last night! Most likely she'll be having a litter within these next few days. I'm excited to have little bunnies around again. They're so much fun!


   Lastly, I have some exciting news to share with you all, which I'll be writing about in my next post (there's a lot to say). So.... stay tuned!

Snow

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It's currently snowing as I write this. Big, fluffy, beautiful, wet snowflakes! If you stand outside too long you'll probably get soaked (like I did, only I got slightly wet J). I am so happy that it's snowing! Just this morning I was looking outside my bedroom window at the bare, brown grass thinking that it would be nice to have just one more snowfall. In my opinion, this snowfall is a good end to the last few days of winter....