Tuesday, 29 September 2009

On Rage And Inner Strength

"As to answering, though," said Sara, trying to console herself, "I don't answer very often. I never answer when I can help it. When people are insulting you, there is nothing so good for them as not to say a word - just to look at them and [b]think[/b]. Miss Minchin turns pale with rage when I do it, Miss Amelia looks frightened, and so do the girls. When you willl not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn't said afterward. There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in - that's stronger. It's a good thing not to answer your enemies. I scarcely ever do. Perhaps Emily is more like me than I am like myself. Perhaps she would rather not answer her friends, even. She keeps it all in her heart."

Sara Crewe, "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Quick Update

For those who, even though I don't check blogs anymore, are still here with me and my blog, commenting and even awarding! Yes, thank you Gwyniver and Lib! :D
My life has been pretty busy till today, and it's getting busier by the minute. Just at this moment I'm writing an update for you, I should be studying Catalan, re-looking the Chemistry paper and doing a couple of Biology things! So appreciate it. :P
The big news, and I mean, BIG NEWS, is that I finally have my camera! My new camera. The camera my parents promised me for my birthday. It's a Canon EOS 1000D. I got it on Friday night, and I already think it's the best camera in the whole world! I've been experimenting and studying and looking and stuff, you know, and I'm having such a great time with it.
Plus, there are second bin news, which are big news too! A smashing new computer came along with the smashing new camera! And I just couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it for the first time!! I was so astounded, believe me.
As for school, the first week hadn't finished we already had our first exam lined up. Nice. :) Math exam, at that. But I like Maths, so I'm not worrying a lot.
Another big wow in my life lately has been Black Jack's appearance! Yes, yes, that cute little kitten Nuba had. He's home! He's ours! He's cute and sweet! I have such a grand time playing with him, though Scotty is terribly jealous of him. Oh well, he'll get over it.
So I'm hoping to post some more pictures now that I have this smashing new computer (I didn't do it that often before because the old laptop was soooo slow), and well, that's about it! I think about you all a lot and I often wonder what my bloggie friend are doing, so even though I don't post that much, I haven't forgotten you!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Madrinistic Experiences Part Three

Wednesday was lazy and slow (by the way, I forgot to mention that I saw Tío D. on Thursday! I was so happy to see him, he is such a cool guy!), and in the afternoon I went to see how my little brother was doing at Mr. and Mrs. H.'s. We had a good time with the kids and their new kitten, but other than that, Wednesday wasn't a very busy day. I was thankful for the rest, though. Going to bed late and waking up early isn't something I like to do - much, and it does tire a body down, I admit. And I needed it, because next day...
Oh, Thursday was an awesome day that I did really and truly enjoy. We went to the Madrid Amusement Park, and it was a blast! I was able to ride on all the attractions I hadn't been able to ride two years ago because no one wanted to go with me.
Meaning, of course, the really wow attractions.
I rode the Tornado, the Lanzadera, the Abismo, the Tarantula, the Top Spin, the Fiords, the Rapidos, the Vertigo, the Skybacks, and two others; no, three others, I don't remember their names. And we repeated twice or three times each of them, so it was really A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

This is the Tornado. It was painted black and if you look closely - click on the image if necessary - you can see that in the big curve on the left the people are upside down!

Andy and I on the Tornado, where the attraction came pretty close to the public walks and the boys were able to take the picture. We are on the second couple of seats from the right.

We stayed there the whole day, and I got soaked in a couple of water attractions. But, oh, it was worth it! Dennis won a plush-toy bee in a game and later gave it to me as a souvenir from them all. His name is Taxi.
I can't believe it yet, though, that the boys convinced Andy and I to go with them to "La Casa del Terror", or, literally translated, Terror's House! We screamed so much in there! It was very scary! Andy and I hadn't voice afterwards. It was truly scary, you never knew when a skeleton armed with an ax would sprang up from behind you screaming! I really felt scared in there.
Thursday was with no doubt my favourite day of the week.
Friday was a day of packing because we left for home that same afternoon. I bought myself some white high heels when we went to a mall for some last-minute shopping, and Mrs. M. bought (again!) Andy and I the same pair of shoes. Little red slipper-like shoes, very elegant and comfortable. She had done the same two years ago, but then they were small blue ballerina shoes.
We both wore the red shoes on our trip back home. Andy came with me to stay for a week too, so I didn't have the usual post-vacation "depression".
All in all, my week in Madrid was smashing, awesome and altogether unforgettable. I hope the story didn't bore you too much! :P

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Madrinistic Experiences Part Two

I do remember what we did after the Sunday meeting the next day. The service had been very inspiring, based on Psalm 119:105, and I enjoyed the meeting. It ended quite late, though, and we went to lunch directly after that, and did the same thing that we did two years ago... another family tradition: we had lunch in the Chinese restaurant in M40! I hadn't eaten Chinese food for such a long time, and I enjoyed the fun time with my friends at the end of the table. We even scribbled on the paper mats, shared drinks and teased each other. Such fun!
Then I left for the C.'s house, another family living two hours away from Madrid. Marylinn is another friend I have living around there, and I wanted to see her and her brother Joel now that I was there. I spent Sunday afternoon, night and Monday with them. We spent most of our time outside walking. Marylinn introduced me to her friends too, and we had good fun. One thing I do remember with a laugh is that Marylinn was addicted to ice-lollies and we continually were going to a shop to buy one, and the generous girl bought one for me too each time she bought one for herself! I ended up having a dozen lollies in one day!
There was a disturbing fact, though, and that was that her friends smoked - a lot, and kept inviting me to a cigar. I, of course, refused, but it bothered me because I was tempted to accept once because I don't like to refuse
offerings. Thank God, though, He gave me strength to fight the temptation and I didn't smoke at all.
When I was there I was able to visit Sigüenza's castle again. Such a beautiful, huge, majestic castle! It's a marvel it's still on foot, but there it is, proud and strong. I wonder how many sieges it survived.
Actually, I toured the whole little village again, (again because I'd been there almost two years ago), and it was fun because there were lots of people because of the local celebrations.

This is a view of the castle. Of a part of the castle. It's not a very good picture, but when I get around to post the good pictures on my photo blog, then you'll be able to see it properly.

Marylinn took lots of pictures of us together, too, and would have taken plenty more if I wouldn't have left on Monday evening to return to Andy's house. The time spent in Sigüenza with Mary and Joel was precious, but I had, after all, gone to Madrid to see Andy.
So I was back at Andy's house and the first thing she tells me is "We have to do something special tomorrow with you because Jhona leaves for Valencia on Wednesday." I was kind of stunned at first, but grasped the situation in no time. It was soon agreed that we five teens would spend the day in the swimming pool. Then we would be joined by Dennis and would go out to supper and then to the cinema. And that's what we did!
That day was great. First, at the swimming pool we played at diving and finding a small orange stone, but we soon lost it and spent a lot of time looking for it. We didn't find it and finally gave up, but Jhona decided to use his huge, masculine ring to dice for and we lost it too. [chuckles] The situation was so funny! In the end I ended finding both things! Hahaha.
I got really tanned that day, and it was very funny too because I ended paying only 0'35 € for the entrance ticket instead of the 4'50€ price. What a wonderful idea a large family is. Oh, and to be "Just like a man", as Miss Cordelia from Anne's House of Dreams would put it, I must add that that day my sandwich was delicious (lettuce, tomato, egg...)
The film we watched that night was hilarious, too. Plus I was invited to Pringles, which are of my favourite crisps, but way too expensive to my income. Therefore, I hardly ever eat them, and so that night I got to eat Pringles and Lay's Vinaigrette crisps. My favourite!
That day was great. And that's it. End of Madrinistic Experiences Part Two!

Monday, 14 September 2009

First Day Of College

Wow, it was sure special.
So yeah, some of you may be wondering, she's in college? And I'll answer, yep, I am. Note that college here isn't considered the same as University in USA. It's something post-obligatory, you do it if you choose to, and they are two years of studying before University. It's like they prepare you for your career, sort of like.
Anyway, today was my first day in my first year of college, and it was great. I have wonderful teachers; some of them I had last year or already knew them, and I'm sure I'm going to enjoy this year, though all the teachers made it clear it's nothing like High School, and absolutely not like its relaxed study. I'm somewhat intimidated by the hard study and I have in front of me, but I'm sure I'll adapt quickly and I'll be able to put up with it. My teachers are great teachers and I'm sure I'll learn a lot with them.
So, I woke up at 6.30 a.m., and read my Bible and prayer till 7.00 a.m., when I started getting ready, dressing, washing my hair, having breakfast, etc.
At about eight o'clock we left for school, and school started at 8.30. It was fun to see all of my school friends ten minutes before the bell rang, locating my class and, hey, for the first time in my life, in in Class B instead of A! *Freaks out* Oh well. I have plenty of new friends; well, people I've met. We're not friends yet, but I'm sure we will, in time. During the first three hours we had the usual getting to know the schedule, the teachers, the classrooms, etc. Then we had morning break, and after that we had like three speeches from the school director, the village's mayor, etc., and then we had free time 'till three p.m., when we college students leave.
So more or less, my schedule this year will be, getting up at 6.30, starting school at 8.30, morning break at 11.30, continue lessons at 12.00 and finishing at 15.00. Whew!
And I was also able to witness to a friend today! I was so happy to be able to share God with him, it felt like a blessing. On my first day of college, too!
How are you people doing with your own school work?

Sunday, 13 September 2009

My Finished School Bag!

It is such a wonder that I am able to post this before starting school! I had my school bag on the to-do list during summer, but I kept putting it off telling myself that I had so much time ahead because I didn't need it till the 14th of September. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I didn't need it till the 14th of September, but I repeat, it's a wonder I am able to post these pictures before the said day! Because I've finished re-decorating it just today. It's a lesson against procrastinating, people!
Anyway, without further delay...

The school bag! I really like how it turned out.

A closer look to the upper part. In case you were wondering, I like hearts and dots and dribbly bits, as I call them.

A closer look to the bottom part. In case you haven't noticed, this bag is totally mine, you can't mistake it. It has so many things to do with me...

For instance, the nicknames painted on them: Nitah and Anjie on the purple side, and C.A., Finis Mens and Bonnie Lass on the golden side. As well as the tinkerbell (or jingle bell, as some other people know it), and many other things. See how many of the ones I've mentioned you find! :D
Oh, and in case you were wondering, it has copyright. See if you find that one too!
How do you like it?

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Madrinistic Experiences Part One

Wow, finally! I'm able to write down a little about my experiences as a girl who travelled to Madrid alone. Hehehehe. I will write them in parts, so a couple of posts will be scheduled.^^
Let me start from the beginning.


I arrived at Madrid - Puerta de Atocha on Thursday the 13th at a quarter past seven p.m., five minutes ahead of schedule. Andy was nowhere to be seen, but there were Heinz & Co. May I add that I served as a companion to my little brother on the trip. I had to leave him safely with one of his young friend's family and then continue on my own.
Well, his friends were there, but Andy and her family weren't. Oh well, I just had to wait for a while, because after some minutes they did appear, and Andy and I ran to each other and hugged like two little girls. In the middle of the station. In front of everybody. Oh well.
And so, I arrived at Madrid safely and went directly home. Well, at Andy's house, anyway. A delicious supper was ready and we had only to was our hands and sit down at the table. That is exactly what we did, and after finishing a delicious soup (but without bread... *sniff*) Andy's father, Mr. G., suggested we all went to the park outside, and so we did. It was a huge park, full of small hills, paths, a play park, a lake, and lots of space with grass. It's the perfect place to dream. A place with scope for imagination. I actually stood by the lake, opened my arms and started singing "My Heart Will Go On". It was dark, and a couple of stars were shining, and the lights of the city far away were reflected on the lake's surface. It was lovely.
But there is where the true me appeared. I lost my cell phone! Andy and I started playing on the grass, jumping and summer-salting and running and all these kind of grass games, and suddenly I didn't have my cell phone in my pocket. I started to despair, because on top of everything, it was on vibration mode, so it wouldn't sound if we called it. We even went back home to get lanterns.
Andy found it in the end, but only after about a half an hour or more of searching for it. Yikes! Welcome to Madrid, girl.
On Friday I met Andy's school friends! We had a great time together at Diana's apartment. We stayed outside on the garden, lying down on towels and playing at cards. We played so many different games with just one kind of card. I met Tatiana, who's Russian, Diana, Leo and Irene, and Patricia. We also ate ice lollies, and walked and took pictures of each other. We spent fun time together!

Tatiana with her cool-looking sun-glasses. Hahahaha.

Of course, sometimes it was awkward because they aren't Christian people, and their language was appalling, but besides that, we really had a lot of fun.
And I repeat, we had lots of ice-lollies.
Saturday was a full, busy day. We went to bed very late on Friday, and had to get up at 7 a.m. on Saturday, so for the first couple of hours I was kind of zombie-like, much like a ghost. We had to go to the sports-centre. Actually, it was a long tradition in Andy's family. Every Saturday they go early to the sports-centre to play football and basketball, and later they spend the rest of the day in the swimming-pool before leaving for prayer meeting. They had done that the last time I went, two years ago, and it seemed like we would do it again!
So at seven a.m., a very hated alarm clock went off. At least it was a melody that was soothing, and I didn't throw the cell phone out of the window. I quickly arranged myself because Andy had told me that her uncle didn't like to wait, and was ready after about half an hour, shower, breakfast and all. Wow. I didn't know I could do that!
In the end it turned out we had to wait for him for something I don't remember, and after more than half an hour's delay, Mrs. M., Andy's mother, ended up taking us to the place. We arrived there at about 8.30 a.m., and it was lovely. The sun shone but it was fresh, as if it had rained before. We didn't suffer much heat for a couple of hours, and we were all very thankful for that.
I got to meet Santi that morning! He is Tío G. and Tía O.'s first son! (I call all of Andy's uncles and aunties as if they were mine. They all like it). The baby was barely eight months old, and was already walking. He is the sweetest baby, and he had such chubby cheeks! He wasn't scared of me - wow! -, actually he is a very loving baby. I was able to take many pictures of him playing with his ball and crawling around, and when I picked him up because he asked for it hugging my legs, he grabbed at my half-heart necklace my best friend gave to me. He liked it a lot.
Let's just say that I didn't play football and just messed around with the basketball ball. I'm not a very sporty girl. In fact I only enjoy playing volleyball - though I'm no good at it - and swimming. And of course, messing around and laughing at each other's attempts at playing basketball. Ahem.

{Most of} The Saturday Gang. Man, did we have fun!

At about half past eleven we all left to get ready for the swimming pool. Andy, Christian, Sergio and I went to Jhona's house, and I was able to see Tía S. there. Oh, I like them all so much! And we did finally go to the swimming pool! All in all, we were eighteen people there. And what fun did we have! We even had lunch there, and it was delish.
At first, we were in the normal swimming pool, where there was a place for the kids. It had a half-moon shape. But then we teens went to the olympic swimming pool and played games and raced and were silly. I won the competition of who swam farthest without breathing! I actually swam three quarters of the olympic pool, and the boys wouldn't admit it, but Andy was so proud of me. Hahaha.
When it was time to get ready for prayer meeting, I was sure thankful for the showers! I was able to make myself respectable and ready for the meeting.
I don't remember clearly what we did after the meeting. We went home and had supper, I suppose.
And this, my friends, is the end of my Madrinistic Experiences Part One! Hopefully, Part Two will come along soon enough! Just enjoy this one as long as you can [wink].

Friday, 11 September 2009

Those Two Reviews

I mentioned before two reviews I had written on some books I had read, and said that I would post them here. So here you go!

The Stonwycke Trilogy by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella (The Heather Hills of Stonewycke, Flight From Stonwycke and The Lady of Stonewycke)
As a started, I must say that it's a good thing that I had the whole trilogy to read instead of only one book, or even two. The three books are so attached it would be near to impossible to read only one of them. Except for the last book (obviously), all books finish abruptly, leaving you in a terribly intriguing way with the ended book in your hands.
On the other hand, you wouldn't even have to finish the book to be intrigued. Chapters would often finish leaving you to wonder what was going to happen, and when you continued with the next chapter, this one would start with a totally different subject that kept you reading till the end to know what happened after the last chapter.
Let's say that these books were written to be read from start to end.
I have enjoyed reading these books, but I noticed a couple of things that weren't to my taste: one was that the author made the hero/heroine go through every trouble, disgrace and problem that could be dreamed up. It wasn't like that something happened and the he/she had to face and solve it. No, everything bad happened; it was even exaggerated, and it drove me up the wall the way all the nasty things piled on them.
Truth be said, though, that I really live books and spent half the time crying, so maybe it's just my way of seeing things.
Another thing I didn't altogether like was the speed with which everything gets solved. Meaning, there have been all these problems and disgraces that are actually the whole content of the three books, and then in the third and last one everything gets solved in just a few pages. No development of what happens when they actually solve everything. Only one scene is properly described to my taste on this subject.
There are many things in the books that I did enjoy, though. One thing that really caught my attention was the way forgiveness was pictured in the Trilogy. In all three books there is a part where one main character turns to God for forgiveness, and after some time learns to forgive those who have caused his/her grief, and even has to learn to forgive himself. It really made me ponder about the play forgiveness took on these books, and I did finally see that once we are forgiven, we are saved, but if we also learn to forgive we find His peace. With hate and bitterness against someone in our hearts we aren't capable to enjoy His love in its full measure.
A beautiful lesson can be learnt from these books.
And of course... I couldn't miss it... I find that I must mention the love story that takes part in the plot... a story of unconditional love, a patient love, a love that waits for ever. A love that protects and believes. (Spoiler) Even after nearly thirty years of believing each other dead, they still cling to their love for each other, and when they finally find out that both are alive, they have their reward for their patience and trust in God.
I can say nothing more that wouldn't spoil the story for those who want to read it... but all in all, I recommend the read of these books. Out of five starts, I'd give three and a half.

Dana's Valley by Janette Oke
This book was extremely emotional. My parents gave me permission to stay up late one night, and I settled down with the book at about half past ten p.m. At about half past one or quarter to two a.m. I had finished reading it, and had cried all through the book. Really, it was a very challenging book to keep on reading, and heart-breaking.
Dana was a young teenager who was suddenly diagnosed with leukaemia (I say suddenly because they had told her first that she had lupus, a common yet dangerous illness in teenage girls). She was one of four in a Christian family, but even in a book, it was ripping to read about the kids' struggles and pains as the family battles along with Dana during her illness.
Dana's patience and growing faith was astonishing, but also a big contrast to Erin (the main character) and her wavering and weakening faith as her world and dreams crumple around her because of her sister's illness, and to Brett's own situation as he struggles along his late teen years without his parents' attention; consequently, both turn away from God's ways and refuse to believe Him in control of the situation.
Corey was the only one who somewhat kept everyone going on with his childlike view of the situation and six-year-old faith, diligently praying every day.
Janette Oke's writing really is to my pleasing. I really like the way in which this book finished, and the way she developed the end. How Erin talked to her Mother and Father, how she thought about her relationship with her Christian friends, especially Graham's, the pastor's son, and how Dana served to her as an example to turn again to God for help and comfort and starts praying again; how Brett considered his situation and his friends (he had gotten into skateboarding and had not very good friends from the skate-park), how he had gone to live on his own after leaving High School, how he thought about his role as the older brother of a dying girl; the end of this book really pleased me, though I cried all the more when it ended because of Dana's death.
When I closed the book after finishing it, I couldn't help but close my eyes and pray. This book was a challenge, but yet it was beautiful to read. The way God mends souls! He is far so much greater than what we can imagine Him to be.
I also recommend this book!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Thanks To Eruanna... :P

Because 80% of these tags are from her. Thanks! :D

From Eruanna (hehe)
I have to think of ten book names that have never been thought of before!
1. Duct Tape That Fixes Broken Hearts (To Libby!)
2. Because You Told Me To Write
3. A Night Under Water
4. Running Like A Sloth
5. Red Crystal Forest
6. The Mended Patchwork Quilt
7. Yay At Crawling
8. Silver Scribbles on Snow
9. Just Like A Man
10. Unike Brunette
I really liked doing this one! And all titles are under copyright, I may use them in the future. So beware. ¬¬

From Eruanna! (Mwahaha)
I love: cranberry and apple crumble.
I loathe: being first while climbing up the stairs of a tall building.

From Eruanna, Marissa and Gwyniver.
In all of these questions say which book each character is in!
Who is you favorite male fictional character and what book is he in? (Only One)
I think I like Kip Parvati best, from Las Aventuras de Kip Parvati i La Sombra del Cazador.

Who is you favorite female fictional character and what book is she in? (Only One)
She would be Lucy Pevensie, from the Narnia books. She is so sweet!

Who is you favorite author and what is your favorite book/series by him?
I think he would be Simon Scarrow and his books about Macro and Cato.

If you are writing a book, answer this question: Who is your favorite character in the book/series you are writing?
Raelene of the Many Names.

If you are not writing a book answer this question: Who is you favorite character in a book you know someone else is writing?
Sorry, I am writing a book.

Any other favorites you want to mention?
Maggie Duncan from The Stonewycke Triology.
Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings.
William Brown from the William Books.
(and many more)

Least favorite character from a book you read?
I don't remember her name, but she's a teacher in the book VIRUS, written by I don't-know-who.

Tag from Eruanna and Marissa.
I have to write thirty facts about me. So here we go!
1. Although half English, I am (physically) totally Spanish: dark hair and eyes and very tanned skin.
2. I don't consider myself shy at all, even when talking in person with a stranger.
3. The only sports I enjoy are swimming, volleyball and tennis.
4. I don't mind spiders nor mice. In fact, we've had pet mice twice.
5. I am a person with a lot of interests and very varied opinions. I hardly ever disagree with a person when discussing normal topics.
6. I love climbing trees barefoot.
7. One of my most wanted dreams is to see the Northern Lights.
8. I have seen the whole Spanish Royal Family in person!
9. I've never been a bride's maid nor a flower girl. Sniff.
10. I am a chocolate addict. Seriously. I didn't have chocolate today and I got an awful headache. Actually, I didn't know chocolate could be addictive. :S
11. I have friends from all over the world, and my best friend is living in Holland at the moment.
12. I don't think I will ever tire from writing or reading. I've done it so many times, yet I always want to do it more and more.
13. I know how to play the piano, the flute, the recorder and the Irish tin whistle.
14. I have been to five different countries, though never to the nearest one.
15. I like to have long hair. I usually have it from below halfway down my back or down to my waist, depending on how long was it that I cut my hair last.^^
16. I have always wanted to be tall, but I am quite short.
17. I am good at listening but not at counselling. But I try. =)
18. I've only used make-up three times in my life, and yet I always get asked if I use eye-liner. LOL.
19. When I was little I had the straightest hair, and now I couldn't have it curlier.
20. This is very weird, but I am having no trouble at all in finding facts about me this time. It used to take me a lot of time.
21. I have been called a very independent girl. I travelled alone to Madrid for my first time when I was fourteen. This summer I've gone again, and I'm planning on visiting my best friend for Christmas this year. Still praying about it, though.
22. I'm not afraid of the sea, even when it's violent. I usually swim till it's quite deep.
23. I sing all the time. I even sing in front of people at school. Hahaha!
24. I can move my ears, together and separately. It's lots of fun!
25. My favourite wild animals are the killer whale and the eagle. Beautiful animals, really.
26. I would have rather been born in the 1880's. Ever since I read the Laura Ingalls Wilder collection, that is.
27. I have been only once on a play, and I was Tinkerbell in Peter Pan. Didn't talk, hahaha! But it was cute.^^
28. I have a very unusual, old-fashioned handwriting.
29. I have had a variety of pets over the years... hamsters, fish, mice, canaries, parakeets/budgies, cats, lizards...
30. I enjoy studying. My Little Corner, as I call my study, is very cosy and warm and homey. It makes it very agreeable.

So that's it, once again, folks! Hope I didn't bore you too much!!

Friday, 4 September 2009

Deep Breath

Am I really over? I've finished looking at all your blogs! It has taken me such a looong while; I actually started on Friday night, and have finished now. Wow.
But not all is over. I have several tags to do. I have to update my award page (thank you, friends!). I have to post Madrid pictures and write a little about it. I have two book reviews to post that I wrote down on my Diary Scrapbook. I have to update my photo blog. I have to post about yesterday's evening out. I have to do so many things! I'm stressed.
I will, though, tell you that most of the pictures I took in Madrid are fancy ones, so they will be posted on Through the Eyes of His Creation. Whatever.
Plus, this announcement should have been posted loooong ago, but I always do that, start something and wait forever to say so. I don't know why I do it. Oh well.
Anyway, a couple of friends and I decided to join and form a group of writers. Because we all liked to write. And we have a blog where we share our writings, but it's private. So, if any of you dear bloggie friends is interested in reading our stories, please write an e-mail to rainofideasblog@gmail.com, and we will send you the invitation to it!
I also am meeting with some school friends tomorrow before we start school, and hopefully with my lovely pianist next week. I have to finish decorating my school bag, and write at least two letters. I would also like to have a cross-stitch thing I started before school starts.
Plus, I'm thinking about starting a Spanish blog for my Spanish readers (esp. for LocaChica!) but I'm not sure yet about it. And I'm wondering why on earth am I telling you all this if you're all English. Oh well.
So yeah, I'm busy.
I think this is all for now, folks! Toodles!^^

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

First Things First

Before starting to get updated on your blogs and start commenting, I would like to share with you all some verses I read this morning in our family Bible Study on Proverbs. Thinking too about Lauren Ann...

"My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If though seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding."
Proverbs 2:1-6

This passage helped me in two ways: one way was in the upcoming start of school. I know it is not meant for worldly wisdom, it says so in the passage, "Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.", but it helped me all the same because it proved to me that God can help me and give me strength in my struggles to understand Physics and Chemistry, and furthermore, that He will help me.
The second way was that it gave me hunger to know more of this awesome God I follow. It encouraged me to read more my Bible, to study more intently His word, to pray more and talk to Him continually. It gives me peace. HE gives me peace. And in this peace I pray for Him to bless you all daily. Your welcome warmed my heart and I am so thankful to all of you for making blogging worth it!