Saturday, March 5, 2011

There and Back Again

Well, today we went to Raleigh to the Confederate Flag Raising.
It was a long way - but it was nice. We got to the Capital, and me, of course, just loved looking around at all the people. I'm like that. I'm strange. I enjoy going to cities - I don't get to go to them often, and when I do, I LOVE looking at the huge glass buildings and watching all those people buzzing around.
Anyway, there was a speech inside the building, AND...we were in the room where the secession was signed.
Actually, as soon as we had gotten out of the car, we were by this lady's house (a big, old house), and she was outside trimming the bushes. Mama said,
"I love your house!"
And the lady of course started chatting, then she spotted Nathan in his Confederate uniform.
"Oh, is he wearing a Confederate outfit?"
"Yes, he is."
She lit right up and came over;
"Well! Let me tell y'all, this house was built by my great granddad..."
And she went on. It so happens that her great granddad had a friend who was in the Union army, and told them that if he let them use the house, their goods would be better protected. So, he said yes, and in her very living room, Sherman and two other generals drank hot tea. WOW! That was just really neat. =D
       Sadly, there were only about 100 people there. Not enough by far. I think the best part for me was the story about that lady's house - I really enjoyed that. :)

Now it's raining. We got back at 6:45 and Nate and I had to immediately go feed the horses in the pouring rain and thick was actually kinda fun! I'm nice and try, in my Steel Standard gray t-shirt, gray lounge pants, and we're about to eat some Italy pizza!!! *dies* I simply love's always been my favorite food. Pizza and pepsi. =D Can't get ANY better!!!!!

Alright, enough of my rambling. I'll post some more later, chaps and chapesses! (Sorry, too much Redwall!)

Always Fighting,

Friday, March 4, 2011

For the Name of Christ

"If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you."
1 Peter 4:14

"Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!"
Luke 6:22

So very true, isn't it?
I was thinking about this today, and decided to SAY something....
       A lot of Christians leave the internet and blogging world because one time too many they find their names on some forum where people make fun of them because they are Christians and do fight for Christ.
Why do they leave? Well, if their lives are at stake, which, if you don't give out a lot of personal information, they won't be, then I can see the reasoning behind it...but 95% of the time, it's because they're scared. 
We can't be scared. We have to speak what we believe, no matter what they say about us. And on the other hand, we do NOT hate them and return evil for evil in speaking bad of them....we pray for them.  That's another problem. A lot call themselves Christians, and as soon as they find their reputations made fun of, they turn around (and in a very UN-Christian like manner) slander them! What good on this entire, vast, massive, HUGE planet does that do!?
Um...nothing. Actually, yes, it does - it throws fuel into the fire. That's what it does.
The Bible says that we are to be blameless, and having "no appearance of evil".
As Christians, we take the insult, go our way, forgive them, and pray for them.
That's what we do.
Let me tell y'all - Jesus didn't turn around and holler insults back at those mocking Him, and further, he didn't turn and run. He took it. What a God we have! He took it! In doing so, what happened? He heaped burning coals on their heads! What did He say on the cross?
"Father, forgive them; they know not what they do."

I pray for all of those who hate me...I know they're out there. I haven't met them, I don't know a thing about them, but I do know that they're out there. How?

"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."
John 15:18-19

So, whoever you are...I pray for you. I know you may hate may make fun of me and say bad things, but I pray for you anyway. I'm not angry at you....
Dear friends, please look to Christ - He is the way - the only way.

God bless you, and those of you who Blog for Him, don't be afraid....don't be hateful. Christ forgave......shouldn't we?

Always Fighting,

High, High Up In The Sky

....I wonder where that plane is going. 
I like watching planes. Sometimes, when I go to feed the horses in the morning, the sun is just piercing the horizon, setting fire to the clouds and outlining in hot colors the streams of a plane, glaring off of the steel surface. I crane my neck back, watching it high, high up in that huge sky. I think,
"Wow...wouldn't that be so amazing to be on a plane heading for Japan right now, this early in the morning?"
I'd love to...I really would. But sadly, lack of money, TSA scanners, and an entire ocean lay between me and it. I look at maps and think, "So far away, yet it seems so close." 
I want to go. I want to be high up in the sky on that plane...

It's so very, very high. 

Thing 1 and Thing 2

*puts on evil voice*
            Muwhahahaaaaaa! ...welcome to our show

Thursday, March 3, 2011

2011 Vision Forum Writing Contest Winners

Well, they were announced yesterday. I predicted...I didn't win, BUT, that's OK. I'm posting my story here! Actually, I'm going to make a page called "My Writings" - you can go there and read it. :) And naturally, if I write anything else, I'll stick it up there, too.

On a different note...boy have I had a morning! (And yesterday...) Yesterday, Nathan and Dad went out to the pasture to split it with electric rope so we could wean Max easier/give the pasture a break so it can grow grass. So they get it all up...metal poles and a couple of wooden ones. Let me back up...Silkie wasn't happy about this to start with. She tipped over the new water trough we got 'cause she didn't like it. Then she kept running around the pasture showing off because she didn't like what dad and Nate were doing. Finally, after they got the fence up and pulsing, Max decided to go check it out. He goes over, touches it with his nose, NATURALLY in between pulses, so he doesn't get shocked, decides he doesn't like it, and RUNS THROUGH IT. Oh, he saw it alright. He just decided he didn't like it there, so he tore right through it, BROKE a metal pole, KNOCKED a wooden one loose that was CEMENTED into the ground, and tore the ropes up. Needless to say, he about got his rear-end kicked past the barn.
On TOP of that, they got into dad's stuff in the truck, tore up his jacket, pulled stuff out, trampled it, and then ran away before they could do anything.
      Sooo....this morning.....
We go up to the barn to feed. The sun is just rising. I notice when I enter the barn and turn on the lights that Silkie's halter is lopsided over one ear - apparently she had rubbed it into that position on something. I walk past her stall, and notice that the feed bucket is on the floor inside. Going in, I pick it up....broke. This is a rubber feed bucket that hangs on the wall with a metal bent beyond repair. And finally, this morning, Marshall escapes from the pasture...for the second time. So I had to run outside barefooted and chase him down. I put him in the confinement of the barn...we'll see what happens.
Oh, did I mention that my chicken Day is missing an eye? ...I thought I did.


                        Life must go on.....

Always Fighting (though wanting to kick her animals),

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Sable Quean - Last in the Redwall Series

It came a few days ago - the last in the Redwall series. It was published in October of last year, and I've been wanting it since then. When my friend told me that Brian Jacques had died, we went to the Barns and Noble website and ordered it. :) (Too bad it takes a death to make you buy the book! 0.0)

Anyway, it's very good so far - I'm enjoying it!
I was sitting on my couch today, and it was storming outside; I had my window down, so I could hear the thunder and the rain and the wind, and see my curtains billowing inward. I snuggled down and picked up my book, smiling to had been a long time since I could sit down like that and just READ! =D I really enjoyed it. :)

Always Fighting,