Saturday, December 24, 2016

"Who is He in Yonder Stall?" - BYU Men's Chorus

A few of my favorite Christmas songs

"Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace,
Hail the Son of righteousness,
Light and life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings;
Mild He lays His glory by,
Born that man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth;
Hark! The herald angels sing,
Glory to the newborn King!"
-Charles Wesley
"Angels from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth,
Ye who sang creation's story
Now proclaim Messiah's birth!
Sinners wrung with true repentance
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence!
Mercy calls you, break your chains!
Come and worship!
Come and worship!
Worship Christ, the newborn King!"

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas, everyone from the Kellum family.
Hope this season finds you blessed and resting in the
Lord's faithfulness as we celebrate our Savior's
humble spirit. For those of you who are going
through difficult times, loss of a job, loss of
a friend, or just rough times and you don't
feel like thinking happily about the Lord,
just remember that He is faithful! Even
if your troubles are not going away, the
Lord knows what is going on and you can
cry out to Him, even if you're angry right now!

Hope your day is filled with peace and hope!

Love, The Kellums


Its A Wonderful Life - Final Scenes - Christmas Classic

A true classic!

O come, O come, Emmanuel - (Piano/Cello) - The Piano Guys

Carol of the Bells (for 12 cellos) - The Piano Guys

The Bells of St Mary's

This scene is so cute!

Friday, December 23, 2016

A Little Review

Some spring/summer pictures from earlier
this year.

Ryan enjoys McDonald's.
At the park
Enjoying the swings. He loves to be barefoot.
Looking forward-Lordwilling-to Toy Story4 in a few years!

A Fan

Ryan likes The Piano Guys!

Playing outside
Our new Christmas star

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the FBI team!

Sue Sings and Signs "Silent Night" - Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye

She may be deaf, but Sue can play piano and sing. This is the ending scene after she and her mom reconciled in their relationship.

For Mother's Day: Sue and Her Mother Reconcile - Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye

This is the Christmas episode, Silent Night

VeggieTales: Precious Child

It's good to be reminded, even from this little cartoon adaption of It's a Wonderful Life.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Come On, Ring Those Bells

One of my favorite lighthearted Christmas songs! Thank you, Wissmann family, for introducing it to me!

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Waltons - I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

In this episode of the Waltons, everyone was planning to spend Christmas Eve together at the house, but foul weather moved in and it couldn't be so, including John-Boy having to help save a friend's life! But Christmas morning finds them together and rejoicing in the spirit of Christmas.

The Waltons-Join Hearts

A Song that Jason Walton (Jon Walmsley) wrote for this episode during World War II when two refugee children were brought to the Waltons' to are for. Jason was struggling with wanting to fight for his country, but also trying to be true to who he was. It's a dramatic episode, but the end is very joyful. And it's so true: the Christmas Child, that Child is with us still!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

From This to This

Still can't believe the GED is over! Most of it was doable,
and science was fun. Math? Ugh. That was the hardest thing
of all and most of the time it felt like the end was never in
sight! I had learned algebra before, but it was years ago
so I was very rusty, plus math has never, EVER been
my strongest subject. The basic math I had down, but
every time new, advanced information was introduced,
my mind became all scrambled.

After getting the results from my first math test. Didn't even make the score.
So that means, work, work, work. Practice, practice, practice. Extra, extra homework
wasn't the answer, that wasn't what I needed.
After I would do all of the required math homework and
the results were disastrous.
More math to do? More? And...more...
I prayed so hard, I had two tutors-at different times-, I tried and
tried and tried, but it was as if I couldn't retain what they showed me.
The above picture shows what my mindset was and how I felt:
Can't think! Can't think! I cannot think! They would ask me
a question regarding integers, and my brain would freeze. I actually did
get tension headaches quite a bit this summer. I'd have to answer, "I don't know,"
and they would say, "Yes, you do." I'd be like, "I can't do this!" Everyone told me,
"Yes, you can. You can do this." And I'd be: "No, I can't. It's not like I don't
want to, and it's not like I haven't tried, I CAN'T!!" There were days my mind
was saying, "Lord, I CANNOT do this! I just can't do it! I just can't!" It seemed
like no matter how hard I tried, I could not succeed. But my family told me
not to quit. I wanted to throw in the towel, but I knew that I'd regret it for
not seeing this through. When I finally started watching the PreAlgebra
videos Dad got for me, it made a tremendous difference!

My test last week. Before test time...
After test time.

And now?

God did help me through it, everyone supported me, and now it's over!


Saturday, December 10, 2016


God helped me, people prayed for and encouraged me, and I passed
my science test! HISET is finished! I passed my GED! So relieved,
and excited.

Can't believe it!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!!

Guess what good news I got this morning?

I PASSED my math GED test!!! God helped me, Dad
got me the right math video, lots of people prayed and
I took my test yesterday. Just looked at the results a
few minutes ago: God helped me, I DID IT!!! I feel
so exhilarated right now! Yes, thank, You Lord!

Only one more test to go: science. And that's this afternoon!
Please pray.

But....YYYYESSS!!!!! Sorry, but the math GED test felt like a
never ending road for me and I can't believe I don't have to worry
about it anymore.


I feel like I could dance right now!
These describe how I feel right now.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bing Crosby - White Christmas

Can you believe it's that time of year already?! This is one of my favorite
Christmas songs and movies. I really like the montage that was put together
in this video! Have you ever read the story behind Irving Berlin's song,
White Christmas? It's very touching.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

It's Gonna Be Okay - This Is Exactly What You Need to Hear Today! - The Piano Guys

It's Gonna Be Okay - This Is Exactly What You Need to Hear Today! - The Piano Guys: Comments comments

I agree with the heading! Tired of hearing all bad news in the
media? Looking for something positive to think of?
Tired and discouraged from hearing doom and gloom? Then click
on the link!

It's a Good Life

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. I
have so much to be thankful for that a
simple thank you to God feels too simple. May
we be good stewards of all He has given us and
done for us.

I'm thankful for my family and friends

I'm thankful for our home

I'm thankful for Jesus going to the cross and
saving my family and me

I'm thankful for our freedom in this country. It is very precious,
people!! Don't take it for granted!

I'm thankful for God's Word in our own language...I can go on
and on. And I'm thankful for you blog readers.

And, I...I'm thankful for the time we had with Chloe. I still miss
her very much, but I'm thankful for how God has been trying to
heal the hurt.

Good-night! Love, Rebecca

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thought for the Day

This is from an article that I have. My Bible has incepts from
I think sermons by a guy who's heart went out to women and
he tries to point them toward Jesus. Or was this written by
a woman? I'm not sure. Anyway, these articles have spoken
to my heart many times and I thought I'd share this one with
you today. These thoughts on paper have often convicted me,
inspired, and sometimes brought me to tears. Personally,
I struggle with certain kinds of changes in life, especially
sudden change unless it's something I'm really excited about. 
And right now, we're having to do rearranging in different
parts of our home so Ryan will have his own room. Ahem,
rearranging is not my thing! I tend to like a lot of things
to stay the same, so at times and depending on the change,
it's a real struggle for me! So if you could please pray for us
to work together peacefully through this, and for me to trust
God and pitch in.

Oh, yes. Please, please pray that I complete my GED before
January!! I've been enjoying the science, but still fighting
through the math. I do have extra help for that but it feels
like such an long, long road.

Anyway, I hope this article can speak to someone who needs
it as much as I do right now.


Missing You

Today would've been her birthday. Still miss our
sweet dog. We have adjusted, but it's still so hard
to believe how fast she went! Love you, Chloe!


Tuesday, November 8, 2016


AMEN!!!! But I'm still voting. Our TRUE
citizenship is in heaven, BUT while here on
earth, I am a citizen of the United States and
I am going to let my voice be heard by saying through
my vote who I feel is best qualified to lead this country!
That person may not be a Christian, but don't forget what
God can do!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Miracles From Heaven Official Trailer #1 (2016) Jennifer Garner, Queen L...

If you have not seen this movie, it's a good one! Dad took Annah and me
to see it when it was in the theatre, and it really moved us. We cried and
cried, but it's based on a true story and how the Lord carried the Beam
family through a painful trial that seemed like it would never end. You
should watch it. it encouraged us in many ways and praise God that He
is using it to bring glory to His name.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sue Thomas FBEye-The Showoff

Here's a clip from Sue Thomas FBEye episode, "The Girl Who Signed Wolf".
Nora Albright, a promising best-selling authoress has chosen Myles of all people,
to be the role agent model for her new novel regarding the FBI! But when Myles hears
about it, even from his supervisor, he thinks his coworkers are just cooking up
another brilliant prank on him-this takes place after the media liaison joke they
pulled-, so when it's time to meet Nora Albright in person, Myles decides to
redeem himself...with hilarious results! Enjoy!

Future Love Brought Back

As I look forward to Toy Story4-which has been delayed
again!-and try to come up with the content for a future
fanfic, "If You Keep On Believing", here are a few
drawings I've done of Woody and Bo Peep's reunion.


Childhood Treasure

 Last month Annah and I were browsing through
the books in a resale shop when I spotted this! I
was so excited when I saw it that I my heart
jumped. I gasped and startled Annah.

I used to read these books over and over from the library
when I was a kid and it only grew in my teenage years.
I look for them every time I go to a resale shop but
it's rare to find them. So far, I have the one that comes
before this one, and now this little gem!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hopefully a Change!

The main reason in the lack of blog posts is because
when I post something, I like to give detailed stories
and explanations. I'm a very detailed person. But I guess
I don't have to, huh? Okay!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Taking Steps, but still Crying

 Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts. They've been a
blessing. The Lord's helping us, helping me, but it still hurts and I still
really miss Chloe. I wake up in the morning and realize she's not here.

I don't cry every morning, but the late afternoons into night are harder.
I'm so used to seeing Chloe laying around or trotting around the house.
Annah and I don't even want to walk around the block, it's too familiar.
And it just makes us feel sad, especially at sunset. Right now I really
don't want to even gaze at the back yard because I can feel the real
absence of Chloe's presence.
She slept in my room, and night is hard because I'm used to seeing her sleep
in her spot, I'm used to petting and talking to her before I go to sleep.  I'm
used to hearing and seeing her move around during the night and lying
next to my bed. Nights are harder. The Lord is helping, but I still cannot
believe she's actually gone! She was here a few days ago, and now she's
not here anymore? Forever?
The above pictures from Little House on the Prairie Season4 episode
the Castoffs has been on my mind a lot lately. This scene has almost always
brought tears to my eyes anyway. But how come of all my pins on Pinterest,
how come these ones have been pinned by people a lot lately? Why? They
keep showing up on my pin notifications and I'm like, "Why?"
I can't believe this is the moment we've actually had now! I'm so glad the
moment, the dreaded moment is over for us,  but this is a picture of how
I still feel. Just the little, daily things we're used to seeing at with Chloe
especially in the evening makes Annah and me sad. I don't cry every time,
but it does raise a lump in my throat.
A friend of ours who also had to put her dog down last month sent this
to us and just brought me to tears as I read it.
Chloe's vet, Dr. Falls, has been so kind and understanding. He felt just
awful that he couldn't help her and I'm so glad he sat with us through the
whole thing. He's been a real blessing. And he's very good with animals.