Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The people where so happy to get the bag, and they where so happy to see us. Their joy was infectious! It wasn't hard to smile brightly when they opened up the door.
Friday, December 17, 2010
San Lucia is an island in the Caribbean, so your probably thinking. "Oh that's a great mission post. Lets go to a paradise!"
Yes, it will be a sort of paradise, God makes many beautiful places. But that's not why we are being called there. We are being called to re-evangelise catholics. Did you know 70% of children are born out of wedlock! That's a lot. And what better a witness than to come with our 10 kids. :)
P.S I will post more later!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Here is a great prayer for Christ the King! Which is today.
Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before you. We are yours, and yours we wish to be; but to be more surely united with you, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to your Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known you; many, too, despising your precepts, have rejected you. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to your Sacred Heart. Be King, O Lord, not only of the faithful who have never forsaken you, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned you; grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger. Be King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one Shepherd. Grant, O Lord, to your Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquility of order to all nations; make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor for ever. Amen.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
1.The people here are so amazing, today we wet on home visits and I met an amazing lady.
2. I promise you that if you come to the mission house you will get fat. Marta, the cook for Intake is amazing! The food is so good.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
What do you write your stories on?
Usually on a Word Doc, but I keep a notebook on hand all the time.
What is your favorite kind of character?
One that I can relate to. Someone kind, but not afraid to go and kill some bad guys!
When you're asked what your story is about, what is your usual reaction?
Um...Don't you know your not supposed to ask a writer that? Either you will get to much information or none at all. Sorry. I freak out, unless its a writing friend who asks. Then I know just what to say.
What is your biggest writing pet peeve?
Writer's Block. I hate those things. I have fought many a battle with that foe.
What is the biggest turn-off for you when reading a book?
Bad language, or questionable scenes. And a boring story. If it doesn't interest me I stop.
Your favorite era in history?
WW2, no question about that!
How many words on average do you punch out in one sitting?
If I am really interested in it, 100 to 200.
Are you a fast typist?
What do you do for inspiration?
Anything! Music, read or just force myself to write something.
The truest writing quote you've ever heard
This one: One ought only to write when one leaves a piece of one's own flesh in the inkpot, each time one dips one's pen. ~Leo Tolstoy
Or this one: A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author. ~G.K. Chesterton
What's your favorite genre to write?
Fantasy or Historical Fiction.
Favorite font to write with?
Least-favorite writing prompt you've ever recieved?
I can't answer this one. It brings back to many horrible memories. :P
What do you like better: Pens or Pencils?
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Reason why I'm crazy:
1. I forgot how to tell time. My mom asked me what time it was, so I walked over to the clock and stared. And stared, and stared. Then I said, "Uh mom, give me a sec." And I stared some more. Finally I came up with this answer, "Its almost 9." It was 8:45, close enough.
2. I forgot that I'm still 14. Today I remembered that I am still 14! Not 15, like I had been saying for almost a month.
3. I forgot that it was summer still. At the end of July I started to prepare for Nano. And I got so into that November mindset that I forgot about summer! I don't know what month I thought it was, but it wasn't August.
Yes, this is why I am certain that I am crazy.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
It wasn't until last year that I realized this. All of the sudden I was hopelessly lost. All of my faith had finally left me, and I was scared and angry. There were many nights that I cried myself to sleep because I felt so alone. It's hard to explain what happened in side of my mind. For all of my angry and sadness I crept hidden deep inside, I was afraid that if my parents knew about my struggle I would be forced to learn more about my faith. It wasn't that I didn't want to, I did desperately, but I wanted to do it myself. So in my pride I struggled.
The ability to discern if my actions where right or wrong got harder and harder. Yet still I wanted help myself, God (if he was out there) didn't need to help me, I didn't need him. Finally I gave up. I gave up caring whether I was a good person or not. I just didn't care. Thankfully I didn't see that as a reason to sin more, I just didn't do anything. Good or bad.
Around the same time that I had started to struggle my parents felt the call to missions. I was the only one in the family who was against leaving. But I kept it to myself. In May we moved down to Louisiana, where the mission base is. Still unhappy I started to wonder if I could really help myself. Something started to change in me then, but I didn't do anything.
Why I didn't do anything confuses me, so it will probably sound confusing to you too.
On my top 10 hate list, I absolutely hate hypocrites. So even though I wanted to believe in God, I did not want to be a hypocrite. So I stayed in my land of confused darkness. What finaly made me take that flying leap of faith was not the actual camp but the staff retreat. For Faith Camp I was a part of staff, and a month before all the staff got together.
I was standing in the semi-darkness, it was Praise and Worship time. All the songs seemed to be centered around forgiveness and God's love (imagine that.) All of the sudden I felt pulled to my knees. Down there I finally said it, I said "Jesus I don't care about me any more. I give myself to you. Me, worthless, dirty and sinful. I give you my life, my body and soul."
I said that over and over again, then this wonderful peace came over me. And I was so happy!
It wasn't really Faith Camp that changed me, although Faith Camp has built me up greatly. But if I had not been on staff, I would not be sharing this story with you.
Pics are coming soon!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Today during our family prayer time I felt the Lord put on my heart the desire to go on the August mission trip. After thinking about it and talking to my Mom about it I realized that this was going to harder than I thought. You see it would be during my birthday, and I would be away from my family for about a month and a half! So please pray that if this is God's will that he would help and my mom and family to reach this step with peace.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
As I look at our schedule I see that it is going to be a very busy month! *Sigh*
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Gavriel:Keisha Castle-Hughes. She played Mary in The Nativity Story, I think she did a wonderful job. She also look a lot like Gavriel. But she is older than Gavriel would be.
Irin is the next in the Tao family, and she has an attitude problem. I have seen two movies with Abigail Breslin and she was amazing! I think she could play my bad-temped, hurt little girl perfectly. She would have to dye her hair and have contacts, but I can think of no one better.
Francesco Gasparini is an Italian boy Gavriel meets on the boat to America. He later saves her life. Fabrizio Bucci plays in three Italian movie that I have seen.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
These three were entered by Monica!
6. Haldir: *Awed tone* See? My corravette?!! See how is sparkles in the sunlight?
10.Aragorn: *stage whisper* Not Twister AGAIN!!
Ruthie Stella entered this one!
#8 Gandalf: Elrond! You're supposed to take away the chair and leave the circle when you lose in musical chairs!
And Sabryna entered three!
4.EEEEWWWW, What the heck is that?
10.Elf: Oh my gosh! what is that thing?!?Aragorn: Um, Gandalf? Do I have to sit by this guy? He scares me!
Is that.... Yes it is!!!! I see Gandalf, off the starboard bow! He's flying on something.... It's an ork!!! With wings!! AAAAAHHHHH!!!!! (This has got to be my favorite!)
I'm not sure if I did this right, but there next time to get it! I had fun, I hope you did.
P.S. Oh my gosh now I have to get ready for my 200th post! (lol not quite yet)
Monday, May 31, 2010
Hope you all are better then I am at the moment,
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Dear Ace Students,
Oh how our family journey has been! Our way has been long, but very blessed. On April 18 we welcomed baby Isaac into our family. He was 10 lbs 9.5 ozs. He is now a month old, and doing great. So far we have been down to Abbeville, Louisiana once, to see what it was like and meet every one down there. It was a lot of fun, and it confirmed our feeling that we were called to missions. We spent time in prayer and community with the many missionaries that were with us.
We got back on May 11th to get ready for our grandparents who were traveling from Oregon. The Sunday after they arrived we celebrated little Isaac’s baptism and Rachel’s first communion. As of now we are waiting for when we feel its time to back to Louisiana. So as we wait we spend time working and living as a family.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Also I would like to post about something I am going to try and do.
Check this out! Cool huh, a writing challenge!!!! Please join if you like to write!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
P.S. Thanks to my cousin for reminding me.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone."
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
1. choose a picture (you can choose more than one)
2. stick a caption with it
3. no swearing, cursing, using the LORD's name in vain (those are BIG no-no's on my blog)
4. put your caption in a comment
5. put the number of the picture with your caption, so I know which one you're talkin' 'bout (:P)
6. most importantly, have fun
This ends May 17th because thats when I'll be back!