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.