Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby shower cake, (and a sleepover at church!!)

This was the Baby shower cake from Saturday... A butter-pecan cake with butter cream icing and flowers. I put edible pearls in between each space on the borders, and in the center of each flower.
The mommy enjoyed it very much! (She said she was "hooked." lol!) And the guests enjoyed, as well...

But I was very tired on Saturday morning because I stayed up 'til 4:00 in the morning!
A good friend of mine had her 17th birthday slumber-party at church. We all stir-fried our own Chinese food, (YUMMY!!) We also played "Hide-and-seek" in the dark, played "dress-up," and watched The Princess Diaries 2.
We had a great time scaring one another in the dark, (I got a few people really good! lol!) And getting to know one another even better than before.

Well, had a pretty good weekend! Hope you did too! :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wisdom and Discernment: (Devo. #1)

Wisdomnoun-The quality or state of being wiseknowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action;sagacity, discernment, or insightScholarly knowledge or learning.

Discernmentnoun-The faculty of discerningdiscrimination; acuteness of judgment and understanding.

There are pages and pages of the Bible dedicated to these two ideas. But probably the most well-known is the book of Proverbs. (Which was written by the wisest man in the world, king Solomon.) And if you think about it, a little of the wisdom from the wisest man who ever lived, is a lot of wisdom to use! 
As you read through this book, Solomon tells us over and over again, to strive for wisdom and hold to discernment
Prov. 3:21- My son, do not lose sight of these— keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.
Prov. 8:12- “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion..."

As Christians, we should strive for godly wisdom and discernment. This comes through prayer and study. But it also comes from our authorities. (Solomon also repeatedly tells us to hear what our mothers and fathers have to say.)
Prov. 5:1-2 My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,
that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.

Prov. 6:1-2 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. 

This is some of what God has shown me of late. (At youth camp, this stuff hit me like a ton of bricks! That's when I got really stuck on these two ideas.)

Wisdom and discernment are two things we should not be without. But it is two of the things that have been somewhat lacking in this generation. 
I am praying for wisdom and discernment on my part, so I can be an example to others. I hope you pray the same.  

Your sister in Christ,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bored to death!!

Day two of my siblings week at camp... Can you say, "Bored?!" Yeah, brothers and sister can be a pain at times, but you always get over it later.
I can't think of much to say, because not much has happened. (And I am NOT about to write about the weather! I did not start this blog for weather-reporting.)
The only thing that I can look forward to this week, is a baby shower cake for a good friend. She is having a little girl at the end of August, and I wanted to make her cake.
It's going to be a butter-pecan cake with vanilla butter-cream. I have a neat design, but not going to give it away yet. (Maybe I'll put up pictures, later...?)
Wednesday night, church is having choir try-outs. I'm planning on trying out, but don't know how it's going to go. (Hopefully well?)

Well, nothing more to report.

I'll update, soon.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Hi, everyone! :)

Well, the summer is almost over, and school is near to beginning. And this year will be sort of special for me... My first year of High School!
This year I will be taking Drivers Ed, (super excited about that!) As well as Algebra, (not so excited about that...)
Even though I am a home-schooled student, I participate in outside activities. We attend By His Blessings Home-school Co-op, at our church. I also help to teach Pre-K children on Wednesday nights at church.
Other things that keep me busy: I run a small, at-home business baking and decorating cakes. ("Angelcake Creations," find my page on Facebook!) I have been making a photo-journal of my newest little sister, of her first year. I have been attempting to write a book, but it is yet to be finished. Other than that, I enjoy reading and playing my guitar.

There. I think that was a good introduction... My blog will be just random things that are going on in my everyday life. (Like the fact I am getting braces next week... Eeeek! lol!)
I hope to eventually do a few devotionals, too.

Thank you for taking the time to read my silly stories...

Your sister in Christ,