But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility... Eph. 2:13-14

Friday, March 30

It's raining, it's pouring... but now it's not.

Today we went to the zoo, expecting it to rain... well around now. Instead, it started pouring on us as soon as we entered. Oh well. It was a lot of fun, but by the time we got to the insectarium I was soaked to the skin. I'm still slightly damp - but only slightly. We saw gi-antic spiders and millions of little gross bugs and beautiful butterflies. Then we ran off to the Living World part of the zoo so that I could try to figure out what I'm doing for the Evolution paper thingie that I'm working on. Just so you know, the St. Louis Zoo is awesome, but don't believe anything you read in the Living World. They've got evolution stuff in there that the evolutionists agree isn't true. They even have something that says that the sound that a mourning dove makes is the sound that the great horned owl makes! It's so sad. But I still love our zoo. Sorry, I'm kind of distracted right now, because Slyder (my cat) is attacking my sister's foot. Now he has to go back outside. Bandit will be happy. He hates that cat. Slyder's always attacking him. Oh well. Great. Now I'm way off the subject. OKAY. After we went to the Living World, my sister wanted to go to the Red Rocks (or something like that) part, which is where they keep all of the Girraffes and Okapis and kangaroos and animals like that. She's always loved that part. Then we ran to the other side of the zoo to see the penguins for my brother. I was glad that he picked the Penguin Puffin House, because I wanted to see them really bad, but my exibit was the Living World - the only reason we got to go today. I love the zoo.

Well, you probably didn't think that was interesting. Sorry. I'm on here because our internet is freaking out and I'm trying to make use of it while it's on. I've already done my chores, so I'm done for the day. I am so tired, though.

There's something that I want to tell (well, I'd like to tell ANYONE at this point) but I'm scared my mom reads my blog... well... I don't think that she'll get a chance to, but I can't take that chance. Well here: I'm getting her an Easter gift. Isn't that exciting? Now she'll know, so I hope that she doesn't read this before Easter. Well, if she does, then I could always get her something lame for Easter and save the present I have in mind for Mother's Day. The problem is that I'm impatient. I don't like waiting to give things to people. That's why I'm waiting so long to get it. The sooner I get it, the longer I have to wait until I get to talk about it. I never realize how much I talk until I can't.

Well, I'm going to see about ordering it now.

I'll write later... maybe there'll be something of more interest then!

Hey, it's raining again!


Thursday, March 22

I passed!!!

Boy, this is a great time for my blogging, first 2nd place in poetry, now my Intro. to Psych. Test! I passed! Praise the Lord! I didn't know almost all of the questions, so I prayed really hard and begged God to pass this test for me... and HE DID!!! Thank You, Lord! My practice thing that helps you study really didn't help me. But I still passed!!! Praise God!!!

Thursday, March 8

I won!

I can't believe it! I won a poetry contest!!! YAY!!! I can't believe it! YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!

Wednesday, March 7

Baby Sitting Kids that aren't Babies

Right now I'm "Baby Sitting". That's a really bad name for it because none of them are babies and the only one sitting besides me is my sister (the oldest one being 'sat') - and she's playing the piano. Everyone else is running around with this game that we play every time I watch them. I print up all of these little clip art pictures and each picture is a clue. Then they run around the house looking for all of the pieces of a puzzle and eventu - well, I had to go and then the parents returned and now all is quiet. And I'm exhausted. I don't know why; the kids are great. The most work I did was with this game. Oh yeah, the game. - and eventually they've got the puzzle finished and the picture in the puzzle is a clue and if they find what's in the picture (or something like that) then they've found the prize. I've really got to start thinking ahead regarding the prize, because I had to run around the house like a crazy person to find something.

Oh yeah, I never finished telling you about my dog. He was going crazy. It was weird how bad he was. (sorry if my sentences don't flow well - I'm tired) He was running away (he does that on nice days, runs around the neighborhood and visits the other dogs) getting on table, hating visitors more than usual eating our fortune cookies and dark chocolate and pulling the muscles in my mom's neck. After the neck incident we had a really nice day and so Mom put him on the chain and let him jump up and down all day. And now he's back to normal! Weird dog.

I finally read the Red Badge of Courage. Wow. That book is SO boring through... well I guess about the first half of the book. It got better after I started reading out loud, though. Actually it flowed very well. Maybe it was meant to be read aloud and not silently. I think my dog was bored, though.

So the house is destroyed, but it'll clean up fast (I guess it's my fault, I'm the one that came up with this game), everyone's tired and happy and I've said goodnight to Dad. God is good. Of course, He's good when things don't seem so great for me, but for some reason we say that He's good when good things happen to us. But if something "bad" happens, it's hard to say that He is good, not because He's not, but because either 1) it's really hard to concentrate on how great God is when you're suffering or 2) because (most common for me) you don't want to sound fake, or like you're just trying to look holy or something. And people would think you were stupid or something to believe that your God is good even when you say that He is Sovereign and something bad has happened to you. But if you don't believe, then it wouldn't make sense. Oh may I glorify God when I suffer, and may He open the eyes of those around me and allow them to understand why I praise Him.

God is so Awesome. He's the only One who is truly awesome. Thank Him for being Him!

Good night!