I’m Doing a Media Fast!

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Screen Shot 2019-03-17 at 6.31.23 PMHey everyone! Happy Resurrection Day! He is Risen, indeed. 😀 I had planned on singing a song (Behold the Lamb-Communion Hymn) and posting it here. But, God had other plans, since I was too sick to sing it… XD Oh well! 🙂

So…. I’m going to be gone for the next couple weeks. But, I’ve decided to warn you, so that you won’t think I died or something else tragic like that. 😉

Anyway, I am doing doing a media fast. I’m completely signing out of my Gmail and WordPress accounts, and just taking a break from everything. It’s not that I don’t like blogging or emailing y’all or anything like that. I LOVE doing those things! But it can be stressful sometimes…  if you know what I mean. I think I just need to give my brain a rest, you know?

It’s gonna be a challenge, but I’m actually looking forward to it. I’ll miss you all! But, I will be back here in two weeks. So, Monday, May 6th.

So, goodbye! See you soon! 😀

Until… later!

Rosy

P.S. This was funny. XD How many of these things have you done? (I’ve done them all! 😂)

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A few hours after writing above words: One of my friends just offered to do the media fast with me!! (Thanks Kyra!! 😀 ❤ ) It’s going to be much funner knowing I’m not doing it alone, lol! After we’re done two weeks from now, we’re planning to do a collab post on my blog to tell about what we learned, and why we did a media fast in the first place! 🙂 See you then! Bye! 😀 

 

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The Joy of the Resurrection- Guest Post by Clay

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The Joy of the Resurrection- Guest Post by Clay

When I wake up on Easter Sunday, we have a special breakfast. Then we go on a scavenger hunt for our Bibles, or devotionals, or any faith strengthening literature. We go to church, and have a meal. In the hustle and the bustle it is very easy to forget the reason for the day. I always try to take the time to read the story of Jesus death and resurrection on Easter to help remind me of the Joy of the Resurrection.

I am writing this at the very beginning of April. I won’t have to get it done for about 2 more weeks. I even have written several other posts. You might ask, why am I doing this? Because this year I have the Joy of the Resurrection early. In the last week of March, I just got to the end of Mark in my daily Bible time. As I read the story Holy Week, it came upon me. Christ gave his life, that I might enter heaven! It was really strange. Ever since then, I have this excitement. The last time I felt it was when I first got saved. I am just so in awe of his sacrifice. I believe that this should be our whole lives.

When we don’t lose sight of his sacrifice, we are willing to make sacrifices ourselves for the betterment of the world. We feel like little things like helping set up for a church event or cooking for a fellowship meal are the least that we could do. And though God doesn’t require these things, they are what he wants us to do. The Joy also drives us to tell others. What we are excited about we talk about. I am into photography. When I am hanging out with my friends, I usually talk about my pictures. One is into playing musical instruments. I like music, and know quite a bit about it. Listening to it is great, and I do it nearly all day. I took about 4 years of piano. I can play pretty well. But it isn’t my very favorite thing. You will often see me steer the conversation around to photography, but then my friend will steer It back to music. We both like to talk about what we are excited about. I don’t mind music, and he doesn’t mind photos. But back to my point, I find a way to bring photography into pretty much every conversation. With people who I just met , with friends, with family. It is a big part of my life. I have found that when I am overjoyed with the Sacrifice, it makes its way into every conversation, and I get chances to share the gospel with a lot of people.

Now you might be thinking, “Isn’t this about the resurrection? Why are you bringing in the sacrifice?” Well, without one you don’t have the other. But let me get back on point. Why would we have hope that we will live forever if God himself was unable to defeat death? But he did, he rose from the dead on Resurrection Sunday. We celebrate that death no longer has a grip on Him, but it also doesn’t have a grip on us. We will live eternally! We are saved from eternal Hell.

That is the Joy of the Resurrection.

Clay Black

https://songsthatshapeme.wordpress.com/

 

 

Life Update!!

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It’s time for another update on our lives! 😀 I would normally wait until the end of April, but since I’m not gonna be here then… Well, I’ll explain in a later post! 😉

Anyway, here are some of the recent event at our house. 🙂

A visit from our Grandparents

Last week my Dad’s parent’s, from Colorado, came over to our house for a few days. It was a very good time, and it was great to see them again. 🙂

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On a walk wit Grandpa and Grandma. ❤

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We walked down to a lake about a mile from our house, where we ran around a skipped (Or tried to skip in my case!) rocks across it.

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Quotes from siblings

Philip (5): In 100 billion years, will I be dead?

Susy (4): I’m on a diet. I can only eat the things mom and dad serve me!


We also had friends over last week from Canada, the Friesons. We had a really amazing few hours with them! It was awesome to speak with kids my own age in English for a change…! XD 😀 ;P (There is a girl named Rosy, and whenever someone calls her or my name, we both turn around. It’s awesome!!! 😀 ❤ )

We had a great time time of fellowship with them, singing hymns and reading the Word together. All the kids went outside and played Nazis and Jews. It was awesome! 😀

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Other than that, the only thing that has happened since last Sunday especially, is that we have all gotten sick… like, sick. 🤒🤧 Like, miserable in bed sick… Like, I-felt-like-my-head-was-about-to-explode sick… 😭 Anyway, we are recovering now, thankfully! At least I can sing now. Well, kinda. I won’t mention that I probably sound like a chocking goose…  Singing was one of the things I missed most, being sink. I couldn’t even talk clearly… XD I can now though, so. 🙂

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This was today. No, I was not taking pictures of my skirt…

Ending on a better note, here are pictures from our church a few Sundays ago. 🙂

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In Christ,

Rosy

p.s. This video! I’ve watched this over and over again, AND I HAVE TO LEARN IT ON MY ACCORDION!!! Somehow… Someday… 😉

Life is Hard, But God is Good

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Life is Hard, But God is Good

Life is Hard, But God is God.

~Anne Beiler

When I first saw this quote, I really, really liked it. I wrote it down in my journal, and it has been an encouragement to me the last few months. It reminds me that even when life seems too hard to bear, and when circumstance are difficult, God is still with me, and He cares. Because He’s still God! He always has been, and always will be. He’s the Alpha and the Omega- the Beginning and the End. And everything in between.

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He has all power, and we can trust Him with our lives. He knows what is best for us, even more than we, or any one else, could ever know! So, when things are in life are not going as we plan, or we’re going to tough trials, we can always depend on Him, because guys… He seriously knows what He’s doing!

~Rosy

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Another Quiz for You!

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First off, I just wanted to mention that our committee story is officially named Code Name Pizza Box! (Sorry Parker!!!)

There is a new page on my blog called Committee Stories, where you can go to find all the committee stories we do. And hopefully we can do another soon! 😀 😉

Anyway, I made another quiz for you today! 😀 This one is about Hymns. How well do you really know them? 😉 Some of these questions might be easy, and some of them might be… Really hard! 😉

 

I hope you enjoy! 😀

Rosy Joy

p.s. Here is a quote I found recently that I really like!

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Tour of Our Yard!

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Tour of Our Yard!

A few days ago, I thought it’d be lots of fun to give y’all a video tour of our yard! 😀 And, here it is! 😀 I hope you enjoy!

And, I was also thinking it would be really fun to make a “Day in my Life” video someday! 😀

And before I leave, and so that this won’t be the shortest post in the history of Rosy’s Writings… 😉

Random Piece of Randomness

So, a few days ago, my friends and I were discussing (through chatting) where nowhere is. (A very deep and serious conversation indeed.) But, we couldn’t figure it out. So, I did what any desperate curious person would do. I googled it. “Where is nowhere?” Aaaaand… I found it! It’s crazy, but there really is a city in Oklahoma, called Nowhere!!!!!!! 😀 😮 XD

Seriously, I’d love to go to nowhere….. So I could tell my friends that I packed up, and drove to Nowhere… XD!!!!! That’s so awesome!!! 😀 😉

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The Committee Story is Finally Finished!

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The Committee Story is Finally Finished!

Ok guys, I grimace when I think of how long that took me. XD Sorry! I had so much going and this week and maybe I was procrastinating a little? Or a lot…. 

Anyways, today I decided I was just going to sit down and do it, and I finished it in one sitting. XD It’s not perfect, since it’d be impossible to make it all make total sense without rewriting whole big parts of the story… But that can be expected with a committee story. And I think it turned out really good! Quite different than I expected, but totally awesome!! 😀 🙂 

One thing I failed to do is come up with a name… If any of you think of something, I’d love to hear it!!

And, without farther ado….. Here it is!!


Written by Rosy, Parker, Amie, Liberty, Rosalyn, Elle, Clay, Kyra and Pearl!

Maybe I shouldn’t have ever tried coming home this way, Nick thought, peering around another alleyway. He prodded on, unaware of the real danger he was in. As his eyes took in the dark, foreboding neighborhood, he wished he was back on his normal route towards home. At the beginning it had just seemed like another adventure to him,  but now it was nearing sunset, and, even though he wouldn’t admit it to himself, he was lost.

Suddenly, an earsplitting scream pierced the air. Nick whipped around, but was not prepared for what he saw.

Instead of a person as he had expected, a large metal robot stood behind him, its huge metal claws lunging for him. Lunging for his throat.

Not knowing exactly what to do, Nick dropped to the ground, and the robot flew over him. He jumped to his feet and started running the other direction. Why would a robot be after him? Who had sent it?

A horrendous metallic sound from not far behind made Nick turn around in a hurry. To his surprise and initial relief, the robot lay on the ground in three pieces, smoke rising from the wreckage. The cruel claw lay a few feet away by itself, where it had been hurled in the unexpected crash. But all Nick could notice was the small, green slip of paper now exposed by the cracked open machine.

Slowly, Nick walked over, grasped the paper and pulled it close so he could see the small, messy handwriting written on it.

“Come and save me! Please! I’m in trouble.”

There was no name at the end. He was confused. Who needed rescued? Why would the note be in a … robot? And he still didn’t know where that robot came from.

Before he could do anything else, a scrawny guy came around the corner. He wore a huge grin on his face and before Nick could react, the stranger had bear-hugged him.

It took a while for Nick to process who this scrawny man in question was, but when the reality hit him, it hit him hard. This wiry, short man was his brother, who was six years older than Nick, at age 26. It had been a long time since Nick, and Dave, his brother, had seen each other, mostly because of their rocky childhood and the different paths the two had taken.

David, a small boy with a genius brain, had always been ostracized and eventually abused in their family of four. It wasn’t long before he had moved on to university when Nick, a tall, popular football player, was twelve. These eight years of separation had really taken their toll, and the brothers’ reunion was slightly awkward, but mostly wonderful.

But it didn’t take too long for this reunion to grind to a halt, when another ear-splitting scream rang out in the alley.

“Help, save me!” the young girl yelled before a robot that was holding her put its ugly claw up to her mouth.

Dave could sense that the past would have to be temporarily forgotten in light of this larger problem. The brothers shared a wordless glance–they knew they had to save this girl.

The two young men sprinted toward this metallic beast, and Nick utilized the best of his football techniques to tackle the robot and grab the girl. David rushed in and disarmed the robot, while Nick held it down, and the girl hid.

Now it was up to the three of them to find the robot’s operator, the girl’s home, and the police.

“Where do you live?” Nick asked, taking charge without a moment’s hesitation.

The girl’s green eyes bulged in fear and she made a coughing noise as she pointed to her mouth and shook her head vigorously.

“What is it?” Dave asked, tapping his boot on the ground. He’d never had patience for small children, as Nick well remembered. “Robot got your tongue?”

The girl nodded emphatically, pointed and shook her head even more vigorously, topping the act off with a strangled, choking noise as if prevented from speaking.

Why couldn’t she speak? Nick didn’t like the sick feeling he was getting in his stomach.

Can you speak?” He watched her closely, studying the way she kept choking, as if she was trying to talk.

“Wait,” Dave touched Nick’s arm. “I think she’s dumb.”

“Seriously, that’s not very nice to- oh!” Nick looked at the girl, sympathy rising quickly as tears started sliding down her cheeks. “Hey. Hey, don’t go crying like that. Everything’s going to be alright,” He bent down next to her and patted her shoulder. “Let’s get you out of here, okay?”

But something told him things weren’t going to be okay. At least, not until things got sorted out.

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As they started on the way to the police station to get help, Dave and his brother talked over why they thought that the girl couldn’t talk. At each try, she shook her head “no”. As they tried to think of something, anything, she began to frantically gesture, trying to communicate something to them.

In desperation, the girl tore Nick’s phone out of it’s holster and pointed urgently at him to unlock it.

She pressed the Notes app and hastily began typing.

They made an interesting sight standing on the cracked sidewalk, not far from the forbidding alley in which so much had just happened.

The two bewildered men, slightly on edge, anxiously hovered over the small girl with blond pig tails that were streaked with dirt and bits of debris. She was frantically moved her thumbs over Nick’s iPhone as if her life depended on it. The girl couldn’t type fast enough for the worried brothers.

Nick had a knot growing in his stomach as he watched the message take shape, but when he read the entire thing and finally began to understand, a cold shudder passed over him as he grimaced at his brother.

“The robots were just a ploy,” she typed. “They were intended to divert attention from the real problem, the big crime.”

As the girl had discovered, completely on accident, there was a mastermind at this very moment plotting, perhaps even implementing, a mass destruction of all written knowledge in the city. His specific target was Bibles and anything containing reference to Jesus.

“Well, we certainly aren’t going to let him do that!” Dave folded his arms tightly over his chest and glared at the ground.

“But how can we-” he motioned at the three of them “-do anything? We could get the police, but more than likely they’d want to do their thing on their own. They wouldn’t want us tagging along to ‘help’.”

Silence reigned.

A moment later, they heard gun shot and shouts. Curiosity getting the best of him, Dave rushed forward, going to investigate.

“No!” Nick tackled him to the ground. He pushed his brother’s shoulder firmly to the ground while Dave wiggled under his weight. “You can’t just go check things out, you could be killed!

The girl pulled the phone back out, gestured at it, and after having it unlocked again, wrote that # 1 Nick was right. The man didn’t care about who he hurt in the distraction, and # 2, she had already been to the police. They didn’t care one bit about the book scheme, they just wanted to get rid of the robots.The distraction was working.

She stopped, seemed to think for a moment, then typed that she had only after the attack not been able to speak. She pointed to her mouth and indicated that she thought that some type of restrictive device had been put there. She thought again and then said that the robot had been waiting outside the police station, and had followed her, and that it seem that the police had been ignoring it. Could they be in on the crime, or were the robots invisible to them?

David reached into his pocket to get the keychain flashlight that he always kept there, in hopes of finding what was preventing her from speaking. As he did, he felt a piece of paper. In a flash, he remembered. Someone was in trouble. He pulled it out and handed it to Nick.
Nick turned to him and said, “Things are just too dangerous. We just can’t do anything about any of this.”

“Are you saying that we will leave the police to save the city, even though it seems like the problems are invisible to them?” David replied.

“That’s right, a few books, even a few people aren’t worth getting killed over. The Bible says that every life was worth it to Jesus to die for. Life is precious. But how about a compromise, let’s go back to the house and we’ll bring out some technology of our own!”

When they arrived back at the house, Nick instantly felt something was amiss. Not wanting to frighten the young girl anymore than she already was, he left David to escort her to the kitchen and he poked his head in the living room.

He didn’t know what he was expecting, but it wasn’t this.

Trying unsuccessfully to keep from sounding frantic or worried, he called for David. Because David was already nervous, he spun around, arms flailing. One made solid contact with the girl’s back. A small electric device came flying out of her mouth and clattered to the floor. Catching her before she fell to the hard tile, he sat down on the kitchen chair that was nearest him and pulled the girl onto his lap, asking if he had knocked the breath out of her. She weakly answered “yes” out loud!

Nick quickly went to the sink to get her a drink, while David tried to talk to her. After Nick gave the water to the girl, he picked up the device to investigate it. But as he was investigating it, a rock with a note attached came flying through the window! David quickly set the girl down on a chair, and ran to pick up the rock. Then, all of the sudden, he gasped!

“Nick, come here, you have to see this!” He exclaimed breathlessly. Nick came running, sat down next to the girl and impatiently exclaimed, “Well, what does it say?”

David read the note out loud, it said…

“94723” followed by a long string of squiggles.

“Code…” Nick breathed, reaching for it. He smoothed the grimy strip of paper, a can label, obviously hastily torn for the message.

“Can you make any sense of it?”

For several long seconds, there was no reply, then Nick looked up. The worry etched in his eyes slowly lit with hope.

“94723!” He exclaimed with delight. “Those are the first 5 numbers of the address for the library! That must be where they plan to attack next!”

“If that’s true” said David, “ Then we need to get there fast! But how? The library is like, four miles away!

“We can’t go there, it wouldn’t be safe. We have seen that this man is ruthless. For all we know, this message is a trap. We can’t get into a dangerous position, or nobody will save the books. Now, do you know what this is?” David asked.

“Why of course, it’s a remote control quadcopter. How is that going to help?” Nick replied.

“Well, this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill drone. I have installed a fully rotational arm and live video feed. I will fly it in there through an upper window and lock the door from inside. That will give us time to get some of the slower equipment there. This is going to be a tough flight, and I haven’t even tested the arm yet.”

“Let’s do it!” Nick said.

Meanwhile, in another part of the city, a evil looking young man was sitting in a private office at the top story of a skyscraper. Three of the four walls were completely covered with computer monitors, and with graphs and charts giving him the information on how his programs were running. He sat back in his chair and spun around and around, taking in the view before he rolled the chair over to a desk and started typing.

“Let’s see here, everything is going fine, except for those two pesky flies, so to speak, that keep destroying my robots. I only have 5 left! And the library is locked. What will I do? Wait, do I catch a small hint of a remote control signal? Computer, enable spectrum analysis!”

“Enabled.”

A new graph filed on of the few previously vacant screens.

“Looks like my “flies” are flying some equipment. Well computer, override signal.


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“Ah, just what we wanted!” David said.

“You wanted to crash your drone ?” Nick replied.

“No, but our book-destroyer has given us his address. Computer! Active geometrical radio signal trace.”

The mission had started: mission save the books: code name Pizza Box. Well, that might have been a temporary code name. The plan? Stop the bad guys. But other than that, they had no idea.

David took out a small device from the drawer, about the same size as a drinking glass. “We need to get this into his building, as close to his floor as possible.” He said.

“What is it?” Nick asked.

“It is sort of an electronic bomb. It won’t explode, rather it will destroy all electronic equipment within about a thousand foot radius. It removes all programming from them, rendering them useless.”

“Wow, that must be complicated to make.”

“Actually, it is the simplest thing in this room. Now, what we need to do is get it in there. I can’t use any remote controlled things because he would pick up on the signal I will go in myself. Once I have it detonated, you get the then-to-be undistracted policemen in to arrest him.”

“David, why are you willing to put your life in danger? You have been warning me about how dangerous this is for a long time, and yet you are intentionally putting yourself in harms way? Why?”

“Jesus died for me, so I am not afraid of death. I know that he died for all people, why should I not die to save so many lives? Besides, I believe that God will protect me.”

“Well then,” replied Nick. “Let’s go!”

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Half an hour later they were at the bottom of the skyscraper. They rushed inside, and found themselves in a very large room, where they soon located the elevator.

David looked at Nick, “Here’s the plan. I’ll go upstairs to place the device, and you stay down here in case anything happens.”

“Sounds good,” Nick replied.

“Oh, and if I’m not back in 5 minutes, get the police!” David added.

Nick gave David a nervous thumbs up, and David strode into the elevator, pushed #12 and was soon just one floor under the young man’s office.

“So, all I have to do is set the device anywhere on this floor, and it should disable his equipment,” David said quietly to himself.

“Aha!” He thought, “That’s perfect!” He put it behind a fake tree, and was heading back towards the elevator, when all of a sudden he heard someone shout, “No!”. The man had found out what he had done sooner then planned, and now he needed to get out… fast!

He ran towards the elevator, got in, pushed #1, and waited. But nothing happened! It was stuck!

He pushed the button again. Nothing. The man came closer and closer, and he mad mad. Really mad. David tried desperately to make the elevator work, but to no avail. The evil man ran into the elevator, pulled out a gun, and-

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“Beep, Beep, Beep”

12 year old Nick moved and turned over in bed, and for a second, wondered where he was. It finally dawned on him. Had all this been a dream? It had seemed so real!

As he got up and got ready for the day, he knew one thing. He was going home from school through his normal route today!


 

Okay, so I hope you guys aren’t too mad at me for the ending….

But, THANK YOU to everyone who participated! I had sooo much fun doing this!!!

In Christ,

Rosy

Can you think of a name for the story? Do you think I should host another committee story sometime? Are you mad at me for writing that ending??? XD

March is Over… It’s April

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What? How is this even possible? I mean, it was just Christmas… And New Years…. And now we’re 1/3 of the way through the yer! 😮 Well, I’m not complaining. YAY FOR SPRING!!!! 😀

Here is an overview of the month of March at the Marr house. 🙂

Ummm….

*Mind goes blank*

Uhh… I know something must have happened last month.

Just give me… a second…

Ok! 😉

Mom, Susy and Ruthie each had a birthday this month. 🙂 Susy turned 4 on the 3rd, and Ruthie turned 7.

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Ruthie is the one no the left. This was taken on her birthday. 🙂


Philip, after eating one of the mangoes Dad bought: “Wow Dad, you make good mangoes!”


I read…

Arby Jenkins out loud to my siblings…

Guns of Thunder by Douglas Bond. (It’s really good!)

The Hidden Hand. (My friend gave this to me, and it’s REALLY good!!!!!! It’s the first lamplighter book Iv’e actually read, though I have listened to a lot of them. Seriously, I want to get more!!! But they’re expensive… Sadness! 😉 😛 XD )

The Bible. I read in Leviticus, Job, Acts and Romans. (No, I didn’t read all of each of those books… 😉 )

I learned…

Not to leave a pot of soup on the stove for more than half an hour without stirring it…

When I take pictures of dogs, I just might get my lens licked… XD

That I am older than gmail… (Gmail’s 15 birthday was yesterday! XD )

That math is hard. (I’m learning that all the time though… 😛 )

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I listened to…

God of Wonders

Lift High the Name of Jesus

Is he Worthy? 

And more… 😉

Wrote…

Letters and emails to friends…

My journal…

Blog posts…

Stuff for school…

Played…

Egyptian Rapture with the kids.

Ticket to Ride.

Capture the Fag.

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Googled…

Communion Hymn lyrics

Friendship Quotes

Adjectives that start with n

Healthy homemade marshmallows recipe

How many specious of ants are there?

How to sell pictures online

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And I’m sure a lot more happened in March, I’m jut not thinking of it right now. But yeah, there was at least an idea! And I’m really looking forward to April, and the coming months! 🙂

~Rosy

Do any of you have birthdays in March? Have you read or listened to any lamplighter books? If so, which is your favorite? 

My first A Cappella!

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I’ve been wanting to make an a cappella video for quite a while, but have never gotten around to it. Until Saturday! 😀 Last Saturday I finally decided I was going to make an a cappella video that day. Fist though, I had to figure out what song to sing… I flipped through the hymnal for a while and finally came across the song Freely, Freely, and decided that it would sound pretty good in a cappella. No matter that I didn’t hardly even know the sing… I mean, I’d heard it, and even sung it before, but by no means did I have the words memorized! xD

So, I spent Saturday morning learning the words, and had it pretty much learned by that afternoon. (It’s not a hard song to learn.) I went over to our guest house so that I (probably!) wouldn’t have kids talking to me or asking me questions every few minutes, lol! XD

After maybe… an hour and a half maybe, I had all the recordings recorded. 😀 After that, I came back into the house, and put them all together on the computer. It turned out a lot better than I expected! 😀 Like, I was actually really (pleasantly) surprised!

Oh, and sorry for the horrible lighting… It was dork outside, and all there was in the building was a little bare lightbulb. I was able to up the brightness a bit, but still… XD


Freely, Freely

God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name.
I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share his love as he told me to.
He said ‘Freely, freely you have received;, freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe others will know that I live.
All pow’r is giv’n in Jesus’ name
in earth and heav’n in Jesus name
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share his pow’r as he told me to.
He said ‘Freely, freely you have received;, freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe others will know that I live.

In Christ,

Rosy 

P.S. Oh, and a piece of good news… It’s finally starting to feel like Spring here!!!!! 😀

 

Do you know this song? Should I try to do more a cappella videos? Is it starting to feel like spring at your house? 

Ants

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Ants. Ants? Ants!? 😳 That’s what I’m blogging about today? Yes. Ants. 🐜

You are probably wondering, “My dear Rosy, I’m sure you are still in your normal state of mind, well, at least I hope so, but Rosy… why ants???” 🤔

Well, I’m glad you asked then! Ants are really quite wonderful creatures! Why? Because God made them! But, that aside, what is so fascinating about ants? Aren’t they just teensy, little black things? That BITE? Well yeah, maybe, but that’s most certainly not all they are good for! (Though biting is probably not one of their very best features, I dare say…) But seriously. Ants are really neat! 😀 😄

Here are some interesting facts I have learned about ants. 🙂 😉

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  1. Ants are incredibly strong!

Most ants can carry 10 to 50 times their own weight! However, Asian Weaver ants can lift 100 times it’s own weight! Wow!

2. Ants don’t have ears.

What? That’s strange! But. That doesn’t mean ants are deaf. Huh? (If I had no ears, I think I would be deaf!) You see, ants can “hear” though vibrations in the ground. (Also, believe it or not, some ants don’t even have eyes!) All this makes me glad God made me a human.

3. There are a lot of ants in the world.

Of course. You knew this! But do you know exactly how many there are? Good, cuz I don’t either… And I’m equally certain no one does! (Except for God!) But it has been estimated that for every one person in the world, there are 1 million ants! 😮 WHAT??? That’s a lot guys. And there are more than 12,000 thousand different species of ants all over the earth. Yikes!

4. Ants are the longest living insects.

That’s right! Although some bugs only live for weeks, or days, sometimes even hours, ants have the ability to live to be 30 years old! Which means, the next ant you see just might be older than you!

5. The largest ant ever found was 2.4 inches long!

Eew. Imagine having that thing crawling up your leg? It sounds really cool to see, but… I wonder how hard it bites!? 😮 I’d rather not find out…


Wow, ants are even cooler than I thought! And that’s not even half of how amazing ants are. And guess what. Ants are even mentioned several times in the Bible! Perhaps the most popular passage in the Bible with ants is Proverbs 6: 6 – 11.

Go to the ant, you sluggard!

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Consider her ways and be wise,
 Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
 Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.

How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
When will you rise from your sleep?
 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep.

So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.

Proverbs 6: 6-11

 

 

Wow, it looks like we can really learn a lot from the simple little ant! Who knew? If the tiny ant can be so diligent with so many things against her, how can we not? 😀 What can you do, to be like the ant? 😀 😊🙃😉💜🐜