Thursday, November 27, 2014

Two Songs

These are two songs that I like so much.
They encourage me and fire me up in determination.
I'm thankful that God brought them into my life.
I like these songs so much because instead making
me feel like I'm in a box and there's nothing I
can do at all, these songs let me know that
being used by God, I CAN make a difference!!!!!!!!!

Stand for Truth

There's a war within our land,
A battle for the right,
The lies of the enemy are clouding out the light.
But God has placed His banner high,
He calls for no retreat;
As faithful soldiers let us stand,
Claim His victory!

Stand for truth! Though you're standing all alone,
Stand for truth! God will help to make you strong,
Run with courage in the fight, 
Walk in faith and not by sight,
Stand for truth, stand for truth!

And so the battle rages with choices everyday,
Will we search the Word of God, or toss the truth away?
Let us hold onto His promises and seek a higher call,
Listening for the victory cry, giving Him our all.

Repeat chorus

In God We Trust

A great and faithful heritage has been our legacy,
As men of honor sacrificed to make our country free;
But through the journey of the years, we've somehow gone astray,
When did we leave our sacred Guide to follow our own way?

If righteousness exalts a land and sin is our disgrace,
How can we gaze so carelessly while evil is embraced?
It's time again to raise a stand, to light the dying flame,
To stand for truth and holiness, to valiantly proclaim:


Let's go back to the founding of America,
Remembering Who made this nation blessed.
And as the men who fought at night
Who claim the Bible as their guide,
That once again this freedom cry 
Would ring throughout the land:
In God we trust! In God we trust!

America, America, God shed His grace on thee!
And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!
In God we trust, in God we trust,

-Rachel Wissmann Busenitz

Thanksgiving 2014

I know I have some posts to catch up on because
I need to upload photos. Anyway, here's my
list of some things I'm thankful for.
I have so much to be thankful for, it's
impossible to mention each an every one of them.
I have something to say though first.
So many people say they don't mention often
enough how much they have to be thankful
for, that they should do more than just on
Thanksgiving Day. Well, when I hear things
like that, it makes me want to make sure that
doesn't happen to me. Well, it does, but it
makes me more determined to make
efforts that that doesn't happen. I can't say
that I always do, but I try to make an effort
to express my gratitude to God everyday
for something I have to be thankful for,
or at least look around and realize how
much I've been blessed with.
Something else. I don't have a problem with
people trying to be humble. That's wonderful!
People need to! What does bug me is when
people seem to uh...what's the word...belittle
the blessings they've been given. It's
wonderful to realize that God has been gracious,
and that our blessings are gifts from Him, but
instead of hearing how blessed they feel and
how much of a blessing their blessings are to
them, I feel like I more often than not hear
people constantly say," I don't deserve this.
I don't deserve this. I don't deserve this."
Be humble by all means! Acknowledge God's
graciousness, yes! But hey, I have something
to say (I guess I usually do, don't I?): ENJOY
what God's given you!! Focus on what you do
have! Focus on the good that is in your life!!
I don't deny that there is evil and darkness in
this fallen world, but hey, how are we as
Christians supposed to be a light to the world
if we only focus on all the bad things out there,
and that's all we seem to talk about???!!!!
There are times where I feel like that's all I
hear. Come on! There are some good things in the world!
 Like beautiful sunsets, people who do demonstrate
kindness and care (don't take that for granted!!!),
friendly pets, there's many things in this life that
are worth noting and enjoying. And God's given
them to us because He loves us.

Things I'm thankful for:
-Jesus Christ, my Savior who went to the cross when
He could've not
-A Bible to own and read in our own language
-My family, immediate and extended
-Our home, all of its appliances and accessories,
Oh yes! I'm thankful to live in the Midwest!
-Dad's steady, well-paying job
-America  I'm thankful to live in this country!
I'm thankful for freedom and liberty! I'm thankful
for soldiers who risk their lives to protect others!
-Good working cars with CD players,
also to mention our new van! Yay!
-My own bedroom
-Books, I love books!
-Movies Yes, I'm thankful for movies! Decent, wholesome ones, that is.
-Dogs  I love, love, love dogs! I don't just like them,
I LOVE them!
-Winter  This is my favorite time of year!
-Christmas holiday and celebrations
-Sue Thomas FBEye show
This is just to name a few...

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Branson 3#

Okay, this won't be a very detailed post, partly 'cause I
don't remember everything, but our third day in Branson
we went to Silver Dollar City again. I remember I had
a shake at the Ice Cream Parlor, and while my family
sat in there, I went next door to the Celebrate America
store. It was full of red, white, blue, stars and stripes-
right up my alley! I got a satin red scarf with white stars.
Annah and Dad rode the Thunderation roller coaster.
I'm sorry, but roller coasters are not for me!
Annah and I rode the log flume. That was fun! But
the drop, the impact took my breath away so I
wasn't able to scream all the way. That's what I remember
We decided to go home a day early, but as I started to rise
from bed that morning, I did not feel good. Instead of trying
to help pack up and load, I sat around alot feeling queasy.
We stopped at McDonald's in Springfield, and I ate very
slowly-that's not like me!
For the next few days I was sick with a stomach bug.
I was so happy to see Chloe. That sums up our first trip
to Branson.