Sunday, December 29, 2013

Verse of the Week 29/12

Psalm 19
 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
 5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
 6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
 7 ¶ The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
 12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
(KJV)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Verse of the Week 22/12

Psalm 18
 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
 2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
 4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
 5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
 6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
 7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
 8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
 9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
 10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
 11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
 12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
 13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
 14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
 15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
 16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
 17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
 18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
 19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
 20 ¶ The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
 21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
 22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
 23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
 24 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
 25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
 26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
 27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
 28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
 29 ¶ For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
 30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
 31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
 32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
 33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
 34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
 35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
 36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
 37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
 38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
 39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
 40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
 41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
 42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
 43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
 44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
 45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
 46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
 47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
 48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
 49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
 50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.
(KJV)

WOW That was long! :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Fun Day 21/12

Time for the last part of "Kaya and the Missing Horse Mystory"!

Up and down, up and down Kaya went in the water, up and down gasping for air each time she came up.

"I’m not going to make it!” she thought as she went under again. As she came up she hit her head on something hard that was suspended above the water. One more time back under and a hand grabbed hers and pulled her up.

Kaya found herself lying on a bridge, with the rain pouring down and the water rushing under her, looking into the face of a strange girl.

"Are you OK?” she asked in a voice so sweet that the water didn’t sound so loud. Kaya nodded. “You must be cold. Come with me to my house and we will get you in some fresh clothes.” said the new girl as she helped Kaya to her feet.

Kaya shivered as they walked along with the rain pouring down on them.

"You know, I don’t think I told you my name!” the new girl said as they rounded a corner. “My name is Jasmine Keller. I live just up the road. What’s your name?”

"I’m Kaya Royer. I live over on the hill.” Jasmine smiled and just for a second the moon peeked out from behind a cloud and shown on her black hair and lit up her face. Kaya smiled back.

As they went up the drive way Jasmine said “I’ll let you borrow one of my dresses. You’re about my size.”

After Kaya and Jasmine had changed into dry clothes and had hung their wet ones by the fire, they sat down on the living room rug to talk.

"I can’t thank you enough!” Kaya said “How did you hear my cry from why up here?”

"Oh I wasn’t up here when I heard your cry. I didn’t even hear you!” Jasmine said grinning.

"You didn’t?” .

"No. I was at my fort in the woods and was heading home when I was crossing the bridge I saw you. What were you doing out here?”

"I was looking for my horses. Have you seen them?”

"Well, what do they look like?”

"Well one is black with a white strip on her nose and the other one is brown.”

"Yep. I’ve seen them.”

"Where?!?”

"In my barn.”

"Really!”

"Yes!”

"OH I was so worried about them!”

"Well you had a right to be with the humans and all.”

"Can we go see them?”

"I think we can. The rain has stopped”

"Kaya changed back into her clothes and then when with Jasmine to the barn.

"Thank you so much for taking care of the horses.” Kaya said.

"You’re welcome! Come back soon!” Jasmine called as Kaya rode off on Steps High into the night. Kaya covered ground much more quickly on horseback. After they arrived home Kaya washed the horses down, put them in the closet and shut the door. TIGHT.

Two weeks later it was time for Shantel to return Mocha to the Hawbaker’s. It would be good to hear about Rebecca’s vacation. Kaya climbed into the car and Rebecca gave her a big hug and said. “I had so much fun on our trip! I think I am finely beginning to understand my sister.”

Kaya giggled. “Are you sure? Sisters are complicated people.”

Rebecca nodded. “Yes I think I am. I will have to tell you all about it. But first you tell me what happened while I was gone.” And Kaya just grinned!

*The End*

We hope you enjoyed this story! Come back next week for the Next story in the Series!

  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ask Abbie 17/12

Dear Abbie,
Teh girl who sits next to me in class cheats off my paper! Our teacher told her to stop, but the girl said she didn't cheat. I can't move so what can I do?
Not Fair

Talk to your teacher again. This time, ask if you can use a blank cover sheet. As you take the test slide the cover sheet over your test so no one can see the answers. If your teacher won't let you do that, try writing smaller and folding the top part of your paper over as you work. Witha little luck, your neighbor will find it easier to do her ownwork than to copy yours. From the american girl magazine.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Verse of the Week 15/12

Psalm 17
 1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
 4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
 7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
 8 ¶ Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
 9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
 10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
 11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
 13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
 14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
(KJV)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Fun Day 14/12

IT's time for Part 2 of "Kaya and the Missing Horse Mystory"!

Kaya spun around and looked up at Shantel who was sleeping soundly. Kaya slowly closed the closet door then ran out of the room. She ran into the playroom and saw that the door leading outside was standing wide open.

"OH! NO!” Kaya gasped. “That’s not supposed to be open.” Kaya ran over to shut it when suddenly she stopped. An eerie silence followed. Even the birds had stopped singing. Then Kaya had a thought, “I think the horses went outside and now they are lost!” Kaya sighed and looked at the sky. Big storm clouds were rolling in. “What do I do now?”

Kaya stared out the window as the rain began to fall. “Oh why did the horses have to go and get themselves lost? Shantel must not know about this. I must go find them!” she said to herself.

But that rescue was a long time in coming. At least it felt like that to Kaya. From the time Shantel woke up to the time she went to bed Kaya was kept on her toes trying to keep Shantel away from the closet. When Shantel went to the closet to get her clothes, Kaya was so scared that she fell off the dresser! Thank goodness Shantel didn’t look over where the horses had been.

Later Shantel was going to play with the horses when suddenly Shantel’s little sister Kaitlyn barged into the room and said something. Shantel followed her out of the room. By the end of the day Kaya was so tired that she fell right to sleep.

The next day passed quickly and that night Kaya when out to search for the horses. She left the house shutting the door tightly behind her. Then she crossed the yard and headed down the hill behind the house. She glanced up at the sky when suddenly she realized that there were no stars in the sky! Kaya shivered

"I hope it doesn’t rain” she said to herself as a breeze began to blow. Ten minutes later she reached the stream behind the house, (For you see, Dolls take a lot longer to go places than humans do.) The wind was blowing strong and cold. Kaya shivered and began to crawl down the edge of the bank. “The water was a lot lower the last time I was down here,” Kaya thought. “I must be careful” Just then it began to rain. Kaya ducked into hole to keep from getting wet.

Soon the rain began to fall faster and it was coming down almost like a waterfall. Suddenly she heard a rumbling sound. It grew louder and louder. Kaya stuck her head out of the hole just in time to see a wave of water, crashing down the stream. And in less time than it takes me to tell this she was swept up in the water, Round and round she went, over and under in the water, gasping for air each time she came up. “Help!” she called “Help please Help!” The roar of the water drowned out her voice sucking it into a whisper. “Help! Me!” She cried as she went under.

WIll Kaya survive? Find out next week! One more part!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Photo of the Week 12/12

Autumn was taking Honey for a walk and he wanted to chase the rats! Autumn just wanted to get out of there.......


 
Enjoy!
 
 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Farming Report 11/12

Howdy! This week we will be looking at Horses!

 
Its it majestic?! I love the way horse look when they run! So free and wild! (Unlike Layla, who hurt her ankle and is on crutches...) Well enough of my rambling! Lets get to the facts!
 
Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
  • Horses can run shortly after birth.
  • Domestic horses have a lifespan of around 25 years.
  • A male horse is called a stallion.
  • A female horse is called a mare.
  • A young male horse is called a colt.
  • A young female horse is called a filly.
  • Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).
  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.
  • Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.
  • Horses gallop at around 44 kph (27 mph).
  • A horse's teeth take up more space in their head then their brain.

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    Hope you enjoyed!
     
    Update: Guess what this is my 200th post!! Yeah! ;)
     
     

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    Ask Abbie 10/12

    Dear Abbie,
    I worry a lot. In fact, I worry that i worry to much. How do I stop worrying?
    Worrywart

    Let your feelings out. Write down a few problems that worry you the most, and try to think of solutions. Also, talk to parents or friends about what is bothering you. Even if they don't have any solutions, getting your worrys off your chest will be a big relief. When you start to worry about something, keep busy with a fun project, listen to a upbeat CD, or play witha pet. if you really try to stop worry, but can't, or your worrying is causing you to miss out on things, its time to talk about it with your parents, and probably with your doctor, too. From the American girl magazine. 
    Editors Note: Praying is one of the Best ways to stop worrying. Isaiah 41:13 says "For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." (KJV)

    Monday, December 9, 2013

    The Weekly News 9/12

    Hello! Are you ready for the next stop on our trip?
     
     
    Well sadly I am and I have nothing to tell. You see Josie must have caught a BAD bug at music camp and she got Really sick! :( By the time she got better the Paddle boat trip was done. Oh well maybe we can go next year. I Hope these pictures from the mountains with suffice!
     
     









     
     

    Sunday, December 8, 2013

    Verse of the Week 8/12

    Psalm 16
    Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
     2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
     3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
     4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
     5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
     6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
     7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
     8 ¶ I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
     9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
     10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
     11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
    (KJV)
     

    Saturday, December 7, 2013

    Fun Day 7/12

    HI! Today we go back to the F.R.I.E.N.D.S series! AND we get to start a new story! TODAY part 1 of...................
    "Kaya and The Missing Horse Mystory"
     
    Kaya Royer sat quietly on the dresser listening to Shantel talk on the phone. She needed some excitement. All of her friends were going on trips. Just then she heard Shantel say,
    “I would love to keep Mocha while you are gone on the cruise. How in the world could we convince our parents to let me keep your toy horse?” Kaya’s eyebrows rose when she realized that her best friend Rebecca was going on a trip to.
    "OK, that should work.” Shantel said “I’ll ask. Bye.” She hung up the phone and hurried out of the room. Kaya was about to climb done from the dresser when Shantel came running back into the room, picked her up and ran back out.
    "We’re going to play house! Won’t that be fun?”
    "No,” thought Kaya. “You’ll probably dress me up like a boy and make me marry Savannah and that does NOT sound fun!”
    Several days later Shantel came home with Mocha tucked under her arm. She tossed the horse into her closet alongside Steps High her horse and closed the door.
    That night after Shantel was asleep Kaya slipped off the dresser and went over to the closet. She carefully slid open the door and took Mocha and Steps High by their harnesses and stepped out into the room. Mocha nickered. Shantel stirred and rolled over. Kaya froze. After a minute or so, though it felt like forever, Kaya continued across the room and out the door. The horses pranced gaily, ready to be free. Kaya slowly opened the door that lead outside and lead the horses out. She took off their saddles and bridles and let them run. The horses took off across the yard jumping, prancing and tossing their heads. After Kaya had let them run a bit, and was tired of watching the stars, she whistled for them to come. Saddles and bridles in place again, she climbed onto Steps High’s back and rode to the house with Mocha following. Kaya put the horses into the closet and shut the door, climbed up onto the dresser, closed her eyes and went to sleep.
    The next morning Kaya woke up early. The birds were singing and the sun was just coming up. She climbed off the dresser and went over to the closet. The door was just slightly open.
    "That’s strange” said Kaya “I thought I shut that last night!”
    She looked in. She gasped. The Horses where gone!
     
    What do you think happened to them? Find out next week!
     

    Thursday, December 5, 2013

    Crafts and How-To's 6/12

    HI! Today I am going to show you how to do a Double Twist'n'Flip! Beth volunteered to be our model today!
     
     
    Here is a look at the back.
     
     
    The side.
     
     
    And the front.
     
     
    Ok. Lets look at what you will need:
    Brush
    water
    hair tie
    hair claw clips
     
     
    First brush through hair.
     
     
    Mist hair and brush again.
     
     
    Make sure you mist the front but don't get it in her eyes!
     
     
    Now take a section of hair from the top and front. like this.
     
     
    and twist.
     
     
    pull around the head so it lays flat.
     
     
    and stick a claw clip in.
     
     
    Now twist the Bottom up.
     
     
    stick to more clips in to make it pretty!
     
     
    Repeat on the other side
     
     
    The last step is to pull all the hair into a pony tail and stick two moe clips in to finish the look.
     
     
    Isn't she Pretty!
     
     
     

    Photo Of The Week 5/12

    Check this picture out of one of the BEAUTIFUL sunsets over Dollville.

     
    What did you think?
     
     

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

    The Farming Report 4/12

    Howdy! Today's Fun fact is on SUNFLOWERS!


    *The scientific name of sunflowers is Helianthus, Helia for sun and Anthus for flower.
     
    *Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants. They can grow 8 to 12 feet tall in rich soil within six months.
     
    *It require only 90 to 100 days from planting to maturity.
     
    *Wild sunflower is highly branched with small heads and small seeds, in contrast to the single-stem and large seed head of domesticated sunflower.
     
    *A well-known sunflower characteristic is that the flowering heads track the sun's movement, a phenomenon known as heliotropism.
     
    *Sunflowers follow the sun even when it is cloudy.
     
    *One sunflower can have up to 2000 seeds.
     
    I hope you enjoyed learning a little about the sunflower! Do you have a plant or animal you would like to know more about? Ask below!


    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

    Ask Abbie 3/12

    Dear Abbie,
    I Love to sing, but my whole faily gets annoyed because I do it so often. What should I do?
    A Worried Nightingale

    Even the most beautiful song is nothing but noise if it sung at the wrong time. Singing in the shower is O.K. but singing when someone is talking on the phone is not. So stick to singiing when your by yourself. Also, why not join a school or church singing group? You'll be able to flock with other songbirds who'll want you to sing your heart out! From the American girl magizine


    Do you have a question for Abbie? Ask below or on the Ask Abbie Page!

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    Weekly News 2/12

    Hello! I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend! School has slowed down a little bit so I guess its time to post again! The next place on mine and Josie's trip was to a music camp.
     
     
    We learned lots of cool things and Josie played a song on a GIANT piano! Check it out!
     
    video
     
     
     

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

    Verse of the Week 1/12

    Psalm 15

     1 LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
     2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
     3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
     4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
     5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.