Saturday, October 30, 2010

Family Outing

Whew! 2 nights, 2 days! We went camping for the weekend and about FROZE! 0.0 It was so cold! The temperature at night dropped at it's lowest to about 25 degrees (maybe less!). And trust was NOT fun to have to get up and walk to the bathroom at 1:30 in the morning! We had a good time, but it would have been better if it weren't so cold. I took a lot of pictures and videos, so I'll put those up for you. Yesterday we hiked almost 3 miles, and then that night came back and cooked sweet potatoes. They were GREAT! I've never had sweet potatoes outside before, and they were well done, too. (Food always tastes better when you're camping!) Yesterday morning, dad fixed what he calls "frambled eggs"....something between fried and scrambled. They were actually VERY good!
Other than the cold, it was fun; we haven't been camping in almost a year, so we had a good time. Now for the pictures and videos!
 *me neither...* 
*screams* Hey! I'm ME!
The Faceless Master!

                                                                                                                                       Sweet potatoes!!!

 Aaaaaaaand.....VIDEOS! You might have to turn it up loud because the audio is bad. :(

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Psalm 103

This is an excellent psalm! It's one of my favorites, because, (well of COURSE!) like the rest of the Bible, it's so true.

  1.  Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
  2. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benifits;
  3. Who pardons all you iniquities, who heals all your diseases;
  4. Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
  5. Who satisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
  6. The Lord performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed.
  7. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. 
  8. The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
  9. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.
  10. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
  11. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness towards those who fear Him.
  12. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
  13. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
  14. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. 
  15. As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 
  16. When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, and its place acknowledges it no longer.
  17. But the lovingkindess of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and Hiss righteousness to children's children,
  18. To those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts to do them.
  19. The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all.
  20. Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word! 
  21. Bless the Lord, all you HIs hosts, you who serve Him, doing HIs will.
  22. Bless the Lord, all you works of His, in all places of His dominion; bless the Lord, O my soul!

Monday, October 25, 2010

October Nights

The moon has been absolutely GORGEOUS for the past few nights! I've been going outside, sitting in the middle of the drive way in the dark, watching the moon through the swaying branches, hearing the sound of falling leaves in the dark, beautiful pieces of music playing through my head. So lovely. Ah. :) This morning it was very rainy and dark, and I had left my window open all night, so during the night I'd wake up to the sound of pounding rain and howling wind. I'd roll over sleepily, glancing down from my loft bed into the dark room. I'd smile a little when I saw my floor-length curtains billowing in the breeze, and I'd snuggle in deeper to my covers, pulling the hood on my hoodie over my head, and then be back asleep and in the realm of dreams before I knew it.
I've been wearing this new hoodie mom got me all morning, as it's been so damp and cold! I feel good today. Working out helps. I was lazy last week and didn't do it, so this morning, I got up and DID IT! It really does make you feel better, even if you'd rather die before doing it.
Right now I'm listening to Rising Empire by Immediate Music, and it matches the view out the window; rain is pounding against the house, the wind is howling, leaves are flying from their branches. The perfect piece of music. My favorite. :)
   Yesterday's sermon at church was EXCELLENT. I'm hoping to do a post on it later. If you'd like to listen to it, go to my side-bar and there should be a link to it. Completely worth your time, so if you can, listen!
Alright...I'm done for now. :) Enjoy the pictures! (They look kinda spooky, don't they? Matches perfectly with the billowing curtains!;)