Zara is one of the best cats a girl could hope for. She is so cute almost every thing she does looks cute! She gets in these little moods where she just wants to play and she will bolt down the hall run and slide through the kitchen flip over when she tryies to get a toy, you walk up to her she will run down the stairs.
And it so funny to watch her pounce on something, she crouch down to the floor or peer over the edge of the steps, ear back her little but wiggling, and then she pounces
But she does get tiered and she can sleep almost for the whole day except the couple times she gets up to eat or stretch her legs. She will sleet on her bed on sweaters, suitcases, you! On the couch, the floor, dinning room chairs, she can pretty much sleep any where.
And her playing with toys is so funny! You will throw a toy and she will let out a little squeak and run after it (she doesn't really meow she squeaks)
But are cat is not your normal kind of cat, she is a Manx cat, she has a little stub of a tail and she can jump really high and she has little tufts of fur on the top of her ears, my dad sometimes calls her a little bob cat.
And her story of how she came to us is really a blessing from God. We had another cat that well... long story short he was mean we gave him back. We though we would never have another cat again, really it was my dad who didn't want to get another one. And then the weekend before Christmas mom and dad went out on some errands and then said they were coming home to pick us up and take us some where. And we went to the animal shelter! You have no idea how surprised I was, and in my head I was thinking ohgoodie only one more step to get dad to get me a cat. And we went in there and saw Zara (Yara at the time, we changed her name) and we though she was the cutes cat in the world, but the lady said she already had two people waiting to see if they could take her home, so of course when the lady asked us if we wanted to hold her, I didn't because I didn't want to get attached and I was wondering why she was letting us hold her if there was no chance we could have her. Then dad told us he was the second person waiting to see if we could have and i freaked out, I was so happy. And the next day they told us she was ares.
My whole family believes she is a blessing from God.
sorry no pictures i couldn't get them on to this computer. =(
I know I did this last year for Y but my youth group has changed. People coming in and people going out. My brother and a few of his friends are now technically in are youth group but they still act like they always did, crazy, and annoying. They go around the church matchmaking (annoying) and apparently me and the the boy I like are the hit target, so there always going around the church singing something like "Victoria and the boy I like (I'm not putting his name up on purpose) sitting in a tree K-i-s-s-", and by this time I have probable heard them and bee headed them, no I'm just kidding, but I have thought about it. But thankfully I have learned to ignore it. And my little brother respects me and does not join in, and makes his little friends shut up!
My friend Abby she has been in the youth group seance I came here five years ago, and now she is off to Collage in California! If your reading this Abby I will miss you! But it's not like I can't get a hold of her she will have Facbook, and texting, calling, I will have lot's of way to get in touch with her.
But the rest of my youth group is just as it always is , crazy, weird, and fun. I mean if you ever have read the other post I did on my youth group you heard about some of the crazy stunts that some of my friends have done. But there are a few new ones, one of my friends put ketchup in there coke! Or at least that's what I think happened(I wasn't there) And then last week, my friend Ryan climbed in to one of those big concert drainage pip things! And you want to know why? To get some rocks to throw in to the steam. See, I wisly avoide all these crazy stunts. OKAY! Not all the time, like yesterday I was at my friends house with couple other friends and me my brother and Ryan (yeah Ryan dose crazy stuff all the time. Like me!) we were out side in the cold rain and throwing water bottles until they busted, and then whoever got to the busted water bottle first, splashed the last bit of water left in it on someone else. Yeah that was fun! And cold (shiver)
I love my friend and all the wacky stuff we do together. I am going to miss them when I leave. Uh-oh, I wasn't suppose to say that! Well I guess you have to come back Wednesday to find out what I mean (;
God knows who you are on the inside, you can't hide who you really are from him. Your friends and your family see the out side you, the way you act when your around them. But God see's who you really are. So be who you really are Don't pretend to be someone else when your around your friends, and that may seem easy but it's a lot harder that you think trust me I know, I am a very care free crazy loud person. At home i am still like that sometimes, but I am more serious at home and not a every thing is funny kind of girl. Is this bad that my friend do not know this side of me? Maybe.
Some people act like Christians when there around other Christians but don't really believe in it themselves, but god can see you, so don't hide behind your cross because God can see right passed it what your really doing. So make your faith known alone and in public. =)
I'm sure at one point or another all of us girls have thought about are wedding a little bit. I Have, I didn't really though until I started watching "cake boss" and "say yes to the dress" I love those shows partly because I love designing things (cake boss) and
partly because I love fashion (say yes to the dress)
Weddings are so fun! I have been in quite a few, but that was when I was younger, I was the flower girl for pretty much all my aunts weddings, except for my dad's sister I was old enough then to be a brides made! I was only 8 or 9 at the time but I loved it! And I was old enough to see how much work and planing wen't in to that wedding. And it was a lot!
My favorite part was always the reception when I was younger. The last wedding I was to my grandma's brothers ( I was a spectator) wedding and this was his third wife so I wasn't a very big affair.
I love looking at dresses, when I was with a friend her whole family went to go watch her older sister try on wedding dresses, and I tagged along it was fun. And I love the cakes! And I just love planing for things, so wedding in my mind are fun joyous celebration of a two people (a man and a woman) joining together for the rest of there lives
Weddings are beautiful, marriage is beautiful. This God intended between one man and one woman. I love the part where they make the vows it makes my shiver with joy.
But it makes me sad when the vows are ignored, mistreated, and forgotten. In other words a divorce. It's sad but it happens a lot more than it should. Either didn't take the time to fine out weather or not they really wanted to spend the rest of there lives with that someone, or when they are married they fight and they think it's all over! It's sad.
But weddings a grate occasion a time for smiles congratulations, and a happiness for the new start.
Most teenagers (Me included) when they get in to a argument with there parents they always want to be right. "How can I be wrong? this makes perfect sense to me." This is how I am After you have been fighting with someone about something and weather your right or wrong it's not as easy as it sound to just stop. It's almost like surrendering in a war. Personally if I still believe I was right at the end of the fight I feel almost like I lost the battle. I have been in fights where I know I was wrong and in the back of my mind something is just telling to Apologize in this case, but for some reason I just can't, especially if this argument has been going on for a long time. Deuteronomy 20:4 For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’
The people I was fighting, with in this case my family, were not my enemies, and when I am fighting with my mom or dad about something I think is right, that's why I loose I am braking one of the commandments fighting with my parents so God was not on my side.
If there are any teenagers reading this, and it might be true for adults to, but I know how hard it is to give up the fight. But when you start to realize that your wrong say so don't keep fighting, it's not worth it. Your family are way important than any what you might have been fighting over.
I should start taking advice from myself, ha ha just kidding! I already do!
Lots f teenage girl stress before the mirror for more than a half and hours, (if they have time for it) making sure they look fine and every thins in order. And yes I do this two. But watching the commercials during are one month free of TV, I realized how many commercials were for beauty products. To get rid o wrinkles, lotions, make up for your face, it was endless! People are some times so scared of becoming ugly, that they plaster chemical after chemical on there face! But the truth is that if they haven't received Christ there already Ugly and there only one thing that could make you really beautiful, God. Some times I see all those models on magazine covers and they make me feel ugly, witch I think is what there suppose to do, they look so great because they had a bucket load of something dumped on them, you see them and instantly feel, what? Envy? Regret? And a need to look that way. It's sad. But heres my tip (that I am going to stat using to!)
No matter how beautiful they are or you are it's the beauty on the inside that counts.
proverbs 31:31 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
1 Corithians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Some girl just think they are ugly and wont believe any one who tries to tell them they are. One year at a summer camp there were some girls that well...I didn't get along with and well I said something that was sarcastic and kind of rude and one of the girls called me ugly. Yes it hurt. And just then I didn't know what to do I just turned and walked the other way, I think I went somewhere to cry but that was three years ago, and you know what thinking about it now, my mom and my dad and my family have told me I look beautiful and my friends have complemented what I have worn before and a certain boy has told me I look nice. So I know I am not ugly, and even if I was ugly on the outside I know I am I beautiful on the inside. And that's all that counts to God. Victoria
Telephones was something that only a few people had in the beginning. You had to talk to the operator and ask for your number! And there was no way you could play angry birds while texting! Texting wasn't even invented!
But now a day it's weird if someone doesn't have there own cell phone! One of my mom's friends doesn't have a cell phone and in my mind it's crazy to hear if someone doesn't, even I have a cell phone!
Texting is one of the most basic forms of communications in the US. Me and my friends used to sit in a line and text each other instead of talking. Yeah that was just a phase but it was funny. Most of my friends have texting on there iPod touches, I don't. =( the only way I have texting is on my real phone, and that is no fun because the colors are all black and wight no emoticons, and you can't send pictures! How dumb is that? But I am getting my new I touch soon and then I am going to get I messages on my phone!
Cell phones can be dangerous to there are thousands of car crashes are caused by texting while driving.
Texting and driving can be one of the most dangerous thing's you can do when your in your car.
Did you know there is even a law that says you can't text and drive? Your not even allowed to check your text massages while your in the drivers seat!
Some people go over board with texting and start using text abbreviations in there every day speech which is kind of weird. And I have to admit I do it some times two, it's kind of the thing teenagers do. There are so many abbreviations for texting:
LoL, TMI, FYI, TTYL, SYL ect. the list go's on and on!
But even with it's disadvantages Texting is fun! A good way to communicate, and a great design of technology.
Most teenager girls my age like shopping. Or at least I do! I love shopping for cloths and jewelry and stuff, and I just recently got my ears pierced, so soon I get to go earring shopping. SO fun! I like shopping with people, but I always feel like there trying to rush me. I can't really go shopping with my BFF because she doesn't like shopping, I found that out when I went on a shopping trip with her, another friend, my mom and me. Me and my Best friend were both sick, so my other friend did most of the talking. Plus neither of them had really any money. So I was shopping and trying things on and my best friend was sitting bored on the floor. Yeah not the best shopping experience I have ever had.
I enjoy shopping when it's just me and my mom, because she not really hurrying me (unless we have somewhere else to be) she gets me new sizes of cloths if they are to big or to small and she gives me her honest opinion. =)
But when I'm shopping it makes me sad to see all the terribly inappropriate stuff is out for my age, and just teenagers in general. There immodest and sometimes offensive. When walk by Victoria's secret (that store has has nothing to do with me!) my little brother always has to walk with his eyes closed because there is a fifty foot poster of a woman in her bra and underwear! I am so sick of it!
And I'm getting a little worried about where I am going to find a modest pair of shorts when I fit in to juniors! Because all the shorts teenagers wear these days cover what? Like a inch of your thy! Like I said
1 Timothy 2:9 Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire
But I love shopping for other people, and getting gifts for them. I love Christmas shopping! It's so fun! I start stashing money away in August.
Yes as you can see I love to shop! And I love to shop for other people better. Do you like shopping?
Romance is something most teenage girls encounter in there lives. Todays teenagers start dating at what 11 years old? It's ridiculous!
My parents have taught me that dating is to find someone you want to marry, or to get to better know someone you think you might want to marry.
Dating in my mind is not something you do for fun, and not something that should be doing in your early teenage years.
Lots of teenagers my age, are dating and lots of teenagers make out with a boy, and then dump them a week latter. They treat a kiss so causally like it's just a part of every day life. But it's not.
My mom has always tole me that when you a kiss a guy you give pice of your heart away. And the bible says that you are suppose to give your whole heart to your husband.
So how can you do that if lots of other guys have pieces of your heart?
But having a crush on a boy isn't something you can control. I myself have a turns out mutual crush on a boy in my church. And when I talk to my friends that aren't Christian and tell them that we both like each other they want to know why were not dating. My answer to them was were to young. And they disagree with that because he's fifteen and I'm thirteen. I wish I had told them I was because we are Christians. But I didn't.
And my best freind and i do talk to eachother about boys and exciting things that happened and things like that.
My only love at the moment is my God and my family, and that's fine with me.
1. what's your favorite color? ME: Purple 2. What do you want to be when you grow up? ME: A writer at the moment 3. what's your favorite season/ type of weather? ME: I love spiring and summer, fall is beautiful, and I only like winter when it snows. 4. Coke or Pepsi? Me: Pepsi
5. Do you like your name? ME: YES! 6. Where would you take your dream vacation and who would you take with you? ME: I would go to Hawaii, and with my husband. (when I have one) 7. What are you most looking forward to about high school? ME: Finally being in high school, and chemistry class. 8. If you could choose any mode of transportation (horse, boat, plane ect.) what would you choose and why? ME: I would choose a really nice car, because that is my style. 9. Do you want to learn to surf? ME: NO NO NO and NO! I hate surfing I tried that surfy thing at Grate wolf lodge (shiver) I am never touching a surf board ever again! 10. What do you do in your free time? ME: Oh lots of things, checking my blog stats, playing my touch, listen to music, swing on the tree swing I have in my back yard, write, hang out with friends, ect. 11. Do you prefer talking on the phone or texting? Me: I like both, I guess I gust depends if I have a lot to say or not. =) 12. Can't wait or can wait to get your drivers license? ME: Can't wait! 13. Do you like to school at your desk on your bed or out side? ME: On my bed. 14. Do you play an instrument? ME: Yes the piano 15.Do you want/ need braces and what do you think of them? ME: I don't need braces. I think they look cool but I don't want to go through the pain to get them. Plus theres all the stuff that you can eat like pop corn! 16. Do you think of yourself as a girly-girl or a tomboy or somewhere in between? ME: Somewhere in between. I like pink, and shopping and painting my nails, but I also like to climb trees, go camping, hiking, and getting dirty can be fun! 17. Do you like grocery shopping? ME: Most of the time yes. 18. Who's your favorite superhero? ME: Captain America. 19. Do you like lisening to music throgh your computer, iHome, or headphones? ME: Headphones. music seems so magical when i have headphones on. 20. Do you prefer a good book or a good movie? Me: Good movie. And when I feel like it a good book. 21. What do you most like about having a brother? ME: he's funny and when were not at each others throats we like to be together. 22.what's your favorite food? ME: pasta! 23. whats your favorite TV show? ME: I love Lucy 24.what's your favorite bible verse? ME: John 3:16, the first bible verse i ever memorized. 25. what's your favorite holiday? ME: Christmas thanks for the questions! hope you learned lot's of random things about me! Victoria
Prayer today in are community, is often misinterpreted is that the word? People who aren't Christians or are new Christains will say "I don't know how to pray." Prayer isn't somthing you learn it's somthing you do. It's not some big elaborate worship ceremony, it's you talking to God. Thats it, you talking to God.
I learned something new about prayer in my devotions the other day, God know every thing you are going through, every blessing you have been given, and every challenge you must over come. So instead of pouring out all your worries and doubts, ask him for peace and wisdom on what you should do.And thank him for his blessings.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
And prayer is something we should do all the time, good and bad.It's easy to remember to pray when you are having a bad time, you have a hard decision to make, your going through some bad times. But we need to pray in good times too. Trust me I know how hard it can be just to stop on a normal day when nothing is bad nothing is super grate, and pray.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Prayer is the best way to talk to God (unless you have his phone number, ha ha just kidding) you can confess your sins, ask for guidance, courage, faith, strength, wisdom, hope, and thank him for your blessing.
I am thankful for prayer, what are you thankful for?
Sometimes I wonder what I would be like, if my I was completely opposite from who I am now. If I wasn't a Christian, went to public schools, did the kind of stuff "normal" teenagers do, wear the kind of cloths "normal" teenagers do.
And well...I would have more so called "freedom" but the picture this suggestion paints, is not a pretty one.I can see myself making all the mistakes I avoided now because I talked to God and my family, doing lots of things that are wrong to me now but I don't know any better then.
I know that lots of things would be going very wrong in my life now because of serious problems that I have had lately, that only by God and my parents I made it through.
It's times like these when I really stop to appreciate God in my heart. Yes we worship him, praise Him and glorify Him, but if you stop to think about it God is in your heart! He has saved you from so many wrong turns, so many dead ends. how many times have you fallen down and God has picked you back up?
Last month I fell down so hard (figuratively) That I thought I could never get back up Aegean, but God picked me up, and i'm okay.
I think thinking about the opposite me has not been a wast of thought, but a mind opener. It showed me who I thought I would be with out God, and how amazing God is.
So what is your opposite you like? Dose your normal self not believe in God? If so that means that your opposite self dose believe in God, I think you should give your opposite you a call and ask him/her why he/she believes in God. You may want to be your opposite you! LOL
There are lots of people in the United States who are homeless. Don’t have jobs and live out of a shopping cart they swiped from Giant Eagle. They have nothing except the pitiful cloths they are wearing, and the stuff in there bags. They sleep on park benches.
Then there are a lot of people in the United States who have lots of money, they have there cherry red Ferrariand there lavish apartment, and there 24 hour maid serves.
There is a difference between these two, one is rich and one is poor, am I right? One has nothing and the other has every thing.
Let’s pretend that the Poor guy (let’s call him Fred) is a Christian. And the Rich guy (I think his name should be Dan) is not.
So in the bible God tell’s us that we will not have a single thing from this earth when we go to heaven, right?
And that mean’s that Fred even though he really has nothing on this earth he has every thing in heaven. And well...Dan has a lot of money. But there isn’t a price tag on heaven. So with out God Dan has nothing!
Value of earthly items = NOTHING
Value of trusting God = EVERYTHING!
What I am saying is that there is no price tag to heaven, you can get there by good deeds you get there by trusting the Lord, in wanting nothing in this earth and every thing in God.
“I don’t want to gain the whole world and loose my soul.” Is a line from a song I relay love, except I can't remember what it is. LOL!
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
God has told us in the bible to give to those who have nothing. And give them Gods word the thing with real value.
A good deal of teenagers don't have a grate relationship with there moms. Or don't like there mom.But not me, I love my mom! We have a great bond that I will always treasure.
Like a good amount of teenagers in the world I depend on my mom, I love her, and I tell her what's going on with my life.
I enjoy shopping with my mom, and talking to her about, boys, my worries, problems, and the hard ships of being a teenager.
When we go out to talk I sometimes talk to her about the boy I like, and how I should act towards him. Because it's hard not to get caught up in the "normal" teenage life. So she helps me in how to deal with my feelings in a Christian way.
She gives me advice when I need it, if I am having problems with friends or any thing like that. And I can talk to her about the whole growing up process when ever I need to. If I have any questions, she dose her best to answer.
She is always there when I need her. And no matter what she says I think she is the best mom ever.
But I am a teenager and I will admit, that I want more freedom, um I kind of want to do what I want...so that dose cause problems sometimes. We do get in fights when I argue about something.
But I know that in the end she will always love me no matter what, and I will always love her. And God blessed me with the best mom in the world!
Some teenagers....well don't have a great life, it's sad but true. And if they do know about God they might think that he is just some story. But teenagers do know about God and choose not to live there life in his footsteps, because well they might think it's just to hard. But when you do live by Christ it is hard to live by God all the time. When I am around other teenagers that don't believe in God, I sometimes don't act like I am a Christian. Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
I love to Laugh, and make other people laugh which I seem to be very good at doing. I think God gave me that personality to make other people laugh. I am a very bouncy person.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
I have a Deep Love for my family, and friends. It's not hard to love them beacuse they are so close to me. But we are also acspected to love are enimes
God died for all the people on this earth! The ones that nailed him to the cross, and the ones who refuse his glory, is that not love from are Lord?
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends
be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
1 peter 3:9
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
God makes it clear in the bible that we are to love are brethren,even if they do not love us back. We are to be Kind to one and other, to show the love of Christ to those who have not been saved.And just be kind to the people around you in general.
You know it is even one of the ten commandments!
But it can be hard fallow like all commandments. Even in church we tease each other a lot about who likes who.And I know I shouldn't do that if they don't want me to.But I'm working on that.
Being kind is a hard thing for me sometimes, my brother and I fight a lot and we both say some well...very unkind things to each other. Some times I pick on guys at church and co-op. And there is guy at my church, and we are like the worst of enemies, we were always saying mean stuff to each other. Calling each other losers, he called me ugly once, we threw stuff at each other (like grass)We were being every thing but Kind brotherly Christians. I look back at my behavior then and I am disappointed in myself. When he started a fight with a mean comment I should have just turned the other cheek.
But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
And the fights I started...I never should have. Now a days we don't talk to each other.
So trust me I know how hard it can be to be kind to someone that isn't kind to you. I always want to get even, I would always say "Pay back time," when really that isn't the love of Christ, or the love of Christ showing through me. Now if I am in a spot where I want to say or do something mean I will just pray, and ask God for his love and kindness to show through me.
For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.
I think we can all agree that Jealousy is something that haunts us all. I don't think any of us can say we have never been jealous before. Because if your reading this and you haven't "Hi God!"
what I am saying is, everybody has been jealous before. And I know I have been jealous. Lot's of teenage girls like myself are jealous of a lot of things.If your public schooled you might be jealous of some girls cloths, or the populars. You know what? I even went through that once without being in public schools! We were on a church camping trip, and my Bff was there and she had been fallowing the teenagers around a lot (this was when we were 11 I think)and not hanging out with me.I was getting kind of jealous. When they went to go play a game she fallowed, where ever they went she went.I found out that she was hanging out with them because they were popular and I wasn't. I was very hurt, but long story short we made up in the end. =)
Some times I am jealous at how good the teenagers look on TV,particularly when it comes to facial features there smooth not a thing on them. My face is covered in freckles. Okay, not covered but still. I have a zit right smack in the middle of my nose! A red and shiny dot that announces it's self to the world! I know being jealous of someones looks, fame, or fourteen is bad.but sometimes I can't help it. the definition of Jealousy: envy, covetousness; resentment,resentfulness, bitterness, spite; the green-eyed monster.
Yes we all have are own faults, and all of us are jealous of someone at one point of another.And I know I have to work on it so we can all work on it together! LOL. Victoria
High school even for a home schooler it's a big step. I get nervous and a little bit scared every time I think about it. YIKES! That's really what I think. But it is exciting too, the thought of taking one more step in too life. To finding out what I want to be "when I grow up" I have been thinking a lot about it and I really don't know.
I know I want to get married,
home school my children,
and be a writer.
Be the typical American.
But really what am I going to do before I get married? Or if God doesn't want me to get married? That would be sad, but it's really on weather God has a partner for me and if I can find him. any who, these are the jobs I thought about having:
2. Interior designing
6. Homeschooling mom
Really I don't think any of these would really happen except being a writer and a homeschooling mom. But that's only how I feel now. I'm only thirteen! I have a few more years to decide. My mom had lot's of different jobs she worked at a bakery, a garden store, she is a Doula now and she once was a security guard! My dad has driven trucks, for ToysRus, soda company and runs a crane!
Mom told me that her and my dad are just going to give as intense schooling as I can handle so I don't have decide when I'm so young. I know high school is going to be hard, I know I am going to be doing a lot more school than I'm used to I will probably spend the whole day doing school! Double YIKES! I'm just kidding a lot of day I do school most of the day.
I think for high school I'm going to be doing a lot of online classes I think, and classes away from home like Chemistry, my mom can't teach me that because we really need a lab. And well we don't have one!
For math I am going to be using Teaching Textbooks for Algebra. Algebra! Triple YIKES! But one problem is I am a grade behind in math and I want to be caught up by the time I'm in high school. So that means I have to finish math 7 like really soon and do pre Algebra, 2 lessons a day, until the end of June! I know it's crazy! I don't think I will be able to do it.