The Numbers

You are not defined by the numbers.

You are not defined by the numbers on your report card.

You are not defined by the numbers on your jeans.

You are not defined by the numbers in your bank account.

You are not defined by the numbers on social media.

You are not defined by the number of years you’ve lived.

You cannot be defined… except by God.

 

 

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Big News, Y’all (Texas-Sized)

Here’s my big news of the week, guys! 😀

The World Of The Writer

*deep calming breath*

It may be hard for me to get through this post with using too many exclamation points/italics/all caps, but I’ll try to tone it down.

First off, the least exciting of the two pieces of news… I finished the first draft of my WIP… which is not a work in progress anymore. 🙂 I’m so glad to have finished it. My reaction was a combination of relief and…

Tom Hiddleston excited

That pretty much sums it up. Thank you, Tom Hiddleston.

Now for the second piece of super exciting news… the really, really big one.

I am officially a published author.

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She lost everything she’d ever dreamed of.

Fourteen-year-old Pam Wilson’s life is going perfectly. She and her best friend, Lauren, are becoming an amazing volleyball duo, and her dreams of playing in the Olympics are coming along wonderfully. Then a car accident paralyzes Pam from the waist down, and…

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Miscellaneous Mondays ~ I Wonder

That they would feel empty… and be filled by Him.

A Glimpse of Starlight

I wonder what it’s like to look out over the vast sea of a crowd and know that they are cheering for you.  I wonder what it’s like to know that there are thousands of viewers all over the world, with their eyes trained on your face, hanging onto your every move. I wonder what it’s like to win big.

superbowlI wondered those things last night, as I watched the Superbowl.  Sometimes it’s hard to remember that those are real people out there, people with quirks and hobbies and interests, people who hate spinach and fall for mint-chocolate-chip ice cream. I wonder what’s it like to know who you are and also who people think you are.

They all say the same thing, that this is the game they want to win more than anything.  It’s the moment they dreamed of since they were kids.  It’s a dream come…

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Bible Trivia: 1-31-15 Answers

Who ran from the tent door to meet an appearance of the Lord in the plains of Mamre?

2. Abraham

Who ran into a congregation carrying incense to stop a plague?

2. Aaron

Which of these were Israelites permitted to eat?

4. Cow

Who opened a bottle of milk giving an enemy soldier a drink, and then killed him?

2. Jael

Brought to you by our Bible Trivia Challenge Calender.

Shoutout Saturday!

mandiesworld

So this was an interesting on, because nobody commented on what it was….yeah.

Tonight

The answer to it was Toy Story 3, when Mr. Potato head meets up with the others again…remember? Anyway hopefully this next one will be easier for you guys! I’ll give you a hint, it is an oldie but a goodie, but they still haven’t come out with a second one. I don’t want to give away to much information, so I hope that helps! Good luck everyone!Drains

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Bible Trivia: 1-31-15

I realized I have a huge stack of the Bible Trivia Calender sheets… and we’ve got a new one for this year, too! Guess that means I should get back into this…

Who ran from the tent door to meet an appearance of the Lord in the plains of Mamre?

  1. Jacob
  2. Abraham
  3. Hosea
  4. Adam

Who ran into a congregation carrying incense to stop a plague?

  1. Moses
  2. Aaron
  3. Izhar
  4. Anak

Which of these were Israelites permitted to eat?

  1. Camel
  2. Hare
  3. Swine
  4. Cow

Who opened a bottle of milk giving an enemy soldier a drink, and then killed him?

  1. Barak
  2. Jael
  3. Esther
  4. Anna

Brought to you by our Bible Trivia Challenge Calender. Answers will be revealed tomorrow.

Steal My Show

I may have posted this song a while back, but I think it’s worth posting again. After all, we all need God to steal our show!

And here are some related memes to get you laughing…

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Note: Last quote does not necessarily apply to me. 😉

The Silent War Against Death

It’s so sad that this is ignored. Remind you of anything? Maybe… MLK Jr?

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So this week, on Thursday, January 22nd, I participated at the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.

If you don’t know what the March for Life is, please continue reading.

The March for Life is when people, usually Americans—although people from out of the country are also present—, come together in peaceful protest against the legal right to abort unborn children.  It is a huge gathering.  This year, there were over 650,000 people in Washington D.C., all present to defend unborn babies.  There was no rioting, no jeering, no wrath from the protesters; only praying, chanting, and marching.  We went right up to the Supreme Court Building, where all of this started in the controversial trial of Roe. Vs. Wade.  The marching started at 1:00 and didn’t end for hours.

Does all of this surprise you?  Do you think I’m lying?

The thing is, it wouldn’t surprise me if you…

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To All The Squirrels…

Before my day gets too busy, here’s a post for all of the squirrels that follow my blog.

May your day be filled with nuts and warmth,

And all your family close around.

May you not be chased or eaten by my dog…

Have a Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

 

Shout-out Saturdays @ Mandie’s World

Hey, everyone! Go check out the new series my sister’s starting, Shout-out Saturday! A new quote to guess every week! (And pictures made by yours truly. 😉 ) Go check it out!