I'm Edmond...but there is hope

Thursday, June 22, 2017

     Hi followers,

I'm back from church camp!!  It was a lot of fun but it went by really fast.   Almost every night they played a movie.  I got to watch Big Hero 6 for the first time...it was a lot better then I thought it would be!!  (I also cried.)  But what leads me to the title of this post is that I watched The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  I had seen it once before but it was quite a long time ago.  My mom had read aloud the book as well.   The thing is...I forgot how wonderful the movie was and what the allegory represents.  (I cried at this movie too.)  I ended up realizing that I am Edmond.  I have rebelled against the King...and there is a price to be paid.



What was the Lion's promise??  He promised to take the punishment for Edmond.  Aslan defeated death just like Jesus did


Isn't this wonderful news?  We don't have t o be a slave to the devil (the Witch) any longer.  We are all Edmond...we've befriended the Witch, listened to her lies and have rebelled against the King.  But the Lion of Judah has taken our punishment and freed us from our slavery. 

So...except Jesus's beautiful gift of life and freedom.  And now obey, love and serve the savior.

Revelation 5:5 - And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”



So...do you love the Narnia books?  Have you given your life to the Lion and excepted His salvation?

Books for Me to Read this Summer

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 
    Hey followers,

I am at church camp right now so I have asked my mom to publish this post, which I have recently written.

I am super excited about my summer reading this summer!!  I most likely won't read all the books on my list (I have even more books on my list than below) but I thought it would be fun to tell you about some that I'm excited about.

The Heart of Arcrea by Nicole Sager
I just got this one the mail yesterday!!  I am aching to start this!  I've heard so many good things about these and these are medieval fantasy (which is one of my favorite genres.)  I'm kind of scared to start it...maybe because I'm afraid it won't be as good as I want it to be or maybe because it will be crazy awesome. :) 
 
One the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
I read part of this quite a while ago but I know I need to push through and read this whole series.   Hopefully, soon I will make my way to the library and recheck out this beautiful book.
 
Before We Kill and Eat You by H.B. Garlock
Cool title, right?  I'm thrilled to hear this man's amazing story.  My dad actually pulled this off the shelf for me (he has a lot of books...more than you can possibly count) and gave this to me.  He's really good at picking good books out for me.
  
Also...I wanted to mention a book that I am currently reading...
 

Chasing the Dragon by Jackie Pullinger
Who said true stories are boring?  This book is so powerful and compelling!!  It's the story of a 20 year old girl who goes to the walled city of Hong Kong and tells people about Jesus.  The walled city is full drugs, prostitution, killing, etc.  Definitely a read for ages 13+. (I'm trying to be careful about what books I recommend that I haven't finished...but my parents' have read this and said it was very good.) 
 
 
So...have you read any of these books?  What book has inspired you the most?
 

Workout Wrap Up + Recomended Summer Reading List

Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Hi followers,

    Before I give you some book recommendations, I want to ask you how the Beginner's Workout Challenge turned out.  How did it go?  How does the first workout day compare to the last workout day?  Also, please let me know if next week you would like me to post another workout challenge but up a level. 

Now for my recommended summer reading list.  I thought it would be fun to do it in a vlog form...



So...have you read any of those books?  What are you reading this summer?

Braces and Glasses Off!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017



     Hi followers,

     Yesterday I got my braces off!!  It was really nice to get them off but I hated the feeling when I got the glue scraped off my teeth.  I get my retainer today...I am NOT going to lose it.  :) 

After getting my braces off I went and got my eyes checked.  Thankfully, the stigmatism hasn't gotten that much worse.  :)  I did get contacts but I haven't been wearing them very much because I think they got one eye's prescription wrong.  The thing is, I have a different prescription for each eye.  But I think the lady gave me contacts with the same prescription...so my right eye's vision doesn't seem right. :(

Later yesterday afternoon my dad took me and my siblings to the pool for an hour.  We had a lot of fun and it felt awesome in this summer heat. 

So...do you wear contacts or glasses?  What about braces?  Do you like the warm weather?

#RebelliousWriting

Friday, June 9, 2017

    Hi followers,

A lot of writers are now rebelling against what really should have been rebelled against quite a long time ago.  This kind of rebelling isn't the kind we usually think of, like rebelling against our parents and what is good.

Let's be rebellious teenagers!!  You heard me right.  But let's rebel against something different.  Let's rebel against what the world says is ok.  Let's say no to what author's all over the world are sticking in their books: lust, drugs, horror, swearing, etc.  Let there be a change...only we can make happen.  The world needs to hear from us...

So...my challenge to you is this...post on your blog why this change is important.   Start putting things in your books that will change lives and point them to the Creator. 

The Lord calls us to be holy and most of the author's of this world have completely ignored that.  The Lord calls us to stand for what is true, noble, of good report and what is lovely. 

Let's start the movement. 

Who's with me?

Beginner's Workout Challenge

Monday, June 5, 2017

     Hi followers,

    Today I want to challenge you with a short workout which includes: running, jumping jacks, sit ups and push ups.  It's very simple and shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.  This challenge will go from this Wednesday (the 7th) to next Wednesday (the 14th).  During that week, you will do this workout every other day. 

Here's the video explaining:



Here's the chart to keep track of your progress:


Please comment if you're going to do the challenge.  Also let me know if you have any questions! 

This is going to be fun!!

Writing Contest // Snow White

Friday, June 2, 2017
    Hey followers,

I have something really really exciting to share with you!! 

Five Poisoned Apples is the fourth (and final) Rooglewood fairytale retelling contest, in which hundreds of writers will be writing like crazy to get their tale in this gorgeous book. You're given seven months to write your retelling of Snow White.  The contest started yesterday and your novella must be sent in by the last day of December (though your form has to be sent in earlier) to Rooglewood Press publishing house.  Finally, on April 2, 2018, the five stories that won will be announced and published into the Five Poisoned Apples!! 



For all the details click HERE

So...what do you think of the gorgeous cover?  Are you going to enter the contest??

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