Proverbs 7

  1. My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
  2. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
  3. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
  4. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
  5. That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
  6. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
  7. And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
  8. Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
  9. In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
  10. And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
  11. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
  12. Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
  13. So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
  14. I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
  15. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
  16. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
  17. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
  18. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
  19. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
  20. He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
  21. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
  22. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
  23. Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
  24. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
  25. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
  26. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
  27. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

This was the text for a session at a youth conference I went to this past Saturday. I took notes during the session. Here they are:
  • A Life without Temptation's Sorrow
    • Attentiveness to Hear
    • Affection of our Hearts
    • Admitting we need Help
  • A Look at Temptation's Story
    • A description of the sinful person
      • Dress
      • Demeanor
      • Deception
    • Details of the sinful proposal
    • Dismissal of the sinful purpose
  • A Lesson on Temptation's Strategy
    • Powerful Influence
    • Poignant Illustrations
      • Ox
      • Fool
      • Bird
  • Some of the greatest people in history fell to sexual temptation.
    • David – the most God-loving man
    • Solomon – the wisest man
    • Samson – the strongest man

  1. Value the Bible
  2. Be Vigilant

I am very opinionated on a few subjects, one of which is the Bible. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and there's nothing anybody can do to dissuade me of that.


There is yet one

So, yesterday, I was up north at a youth conference with some people in my youth group. The theme this year was Impact 2013. The speaker was AMAZING!!! The text he used was 1 Kings 22. The first session was about standing up for Jesus Christ in this world. So, here are the notes I took.

If you decide to be the one that stands for Jesus:
  • Some people will hate you.
Don't compromise your beliefs!
  • Some people will try to talk you out of it.
  1. They will use the argument of logic - "You won't make it; it'll never work."
  2. They will use the argument of loneliness - "You'll be the only one doing it."
1 Kings 22:14
  • Crazy people will call you crazy.

I decided that I will be one that will stand up for Christ, no matter what people think of me or say about me. "So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."



For the past four hours, I have been stranded at a car dealership with some people from my youth group. We were on our way up to a college when my youth pastor needed to stop because something was acting up. When we stopped at the dealership, the people told us that the alternator needed to be replaced. The part is replaced, and they're adding a small little part. We should be back on our way in a few minutes!!!! (Hopefully)

Update February 24:
We ended up being stranded for a total of six hours! The alternator was not the problem; it was the EMC unit, the thing that controls the alternator. They said it would only be about a 20-minute replacement, but it turned out to be an hour and a half! AND, a three-year-old boy who was traveling with us was getting cranky because it was his nap time. We finally got to where we were heading to around 6:30 PM when we were supposed to be there in time for lunch.


Love of a Lifetime: Writing contest!

Love of a Lifetime: Writing contest!: I've decided to host a little something different! I've decided to host a short story writing contest. I hope you can enter!...

Love of a Lifetime: Writing contest!

Love of a Lifetime: Writing contest!: I've decided to host a little something different! I've decided to host a short story writing contest. I hope you can enter!...

Writing contest!

I've decided to host a little something different! I've decided to host a short story writing contest. I hope you can enter!

1. You MUST follow this blog.
2. The story MUST be written entirely by you. Co-authoring is allowed; just make sure you let me know!
3. You MUST choose one of the genres listed. If you choose romance, keep it clean!
4. Whichever genre you choose, you MUST post the appropriate button on your blog. If you don't have a blog and you just want to enter, that's okay.
5. The story MUST be at least 500 words long and at most 5,000 words long.
6. HAVE FUN!!!
extra note: If you can't determine which genre you've written, just put it under general and post the image from this post onto your sidebar.


This ends when I have five entries, whenever that may be.


1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

What do one hour, two bows, three years, four books, and five days a week have in common?

It's the anniversary of my taking violin lessons! I practice an hour each day, I've used two different bows, I've been playing for three years, I'm finishing up Volume 4 of the Suzuki Violin Method series, and I practice five days a week.
I've also been in need of a better violin for several months. I've outgrown my first violin, which cost only $150. My mom, my teacher, and I went to a music shop some months ago to look at the selection of step-up violins and better student violins. My teacher's two favorites were a gently-used Roth student violin that was made in West Germany in 1969 ($699) and another one that I don't remember the details of ($1575).
Well, I finally got one last Saturday! After the YBAC, since I needed to stop at the same music shop to get some stuff for my guitar, instead of getting guitar strings and a strap, my dad bought me the Roth student violin! I played until suppertime on Saturday night, and I made sure that I put my old violin in a different (and much older) violin case.
I've been interested with the violin ever since my older brother received a ~100-year-old violin from a friend of my dad about five or six years ago. One of my best friends at church usually brought her violin to church early on Sunday nights, and once she even let me play a little bit. It wasn't until three years ago that I got my first violin and started violin lessons with the violin "expert" at my church.
My teacher has been playing the violin since she was four. Instead of giving her age, I'll just say that she's 4 1/2 years older than me.
Well, that's it for now.


What is it?

What is the real reason we celebrate today, Valentine's Day? Chocolate? Candy? Quaint little cards with pencils attached? Flowers from secret (or not-so-secret) admirers? Or is it...
Appreciating the ones we love. And thanking God for His love and His only Son so we might spend eternity with Him. Jesus didn't have to rise from the dead. He didn't have to die. He didn't have to influence so many people's lives by His works of love. He didn't have to be born of a virgin. He didn't have to live on this earth.
But, He did anyway. He did it because He loves us so much. He wants to spend eternity with each of us personally. He wants to have a relationship with you today.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting live. ~John 3:16



So, here's my entry for a book cover design challenge over at Designed to Inspire. You can probably tell that I like to enter design challenges. =)

Hope you all like it!



Hi, and welcome to my blog! I have two others that I have started, and I contribute to several others. Love of a Lifetime is the one that started it all, and The Flight of Music came afterwards. I contribute to Designed to Inspire and Kitty Katlyn. In the sidebar, you will find buttons to different pages on this blog; most of them contain my writings. I hope you take the time to read them, and I hope you enjoy reading my writing!


O Precious Love

This is an original poem I wrote today. Please tell me what you think about it because it's going in my next novel "The Fairy Princess."

I sat one lonely day,
     As if by the sea;
And my precious love
     Did I finally see.

Her countenance was bright,
     'Twas shining as could be.
O precious love,
     Won't you please look at me?

Her hair was as honey,
     Her eyes like the sea.
O precious love,
     Won't you please come to me?

I saw her only once,
     And I knew it was she:
O precious love!
     Won't you please love me?

Now, in the novel, a man is writing this poem to the heroine's best friend. Please tell me if you like it, if you think I need to change it a bit, or anything else you can think of.

Keep Growing Beautiful: ~Every Girl Should Read This~

Keep Growing Beautiful: ~Every Girl Should Read This~: ”THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLEA SE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.)  Reblog thi s !   It seems that a lot of attackers use...

The Flight of Music: YBAC results

The Flight of Music: YBAC results: Yesterday afternoon, we received the results of the contest via email. First place and $600 went to one of the last cellists. Second place a...

YBAC results

Yesterday afternoon, we received the results of the contest via email. First place and $600 went to one of the last cellists. Second place and $400 went to the vocal soloist. The remaining $300 was split evenly between three contestants who received Honorable Mentions.  The first person on the list was the only other pianist besides me. The third person on the list was another cellist.The second person on the list was . . . . .

ME! The five of us who placed get to perform in a concert on April 21. I'm a little sad that it's a Sunday, because that means I'm most likely going to miss out on a service at church; but at least I placed!

Oh, and after the competition on Saturday, my parents and I had to stop at a music shop before picking up my sister at church. Our original reason for going in was to get some new guitar strings and a guitar strap for me, but we ended up walking out with a brand-new (at least for me) violin! I've been needing a new one for several months now, and we finally got one. It's a gently-used Roth student violin, and it was made in West Germany in 1969. It's also a reproduction of a Stradivarius violin (which is the best kind you can ever get). It sounds so much better now.


YBAC is today!

Well, if you've read my previous post YBAC, then you know what this is about. Today, I'll be competing against six other competitors. My heart has been pumping with adrenaline since I woke up yesterday morning. Please pray that I perform to my best ability.
ps: Being nervous before and during a performance is actually good. It helps get the adrenaline pumping, and you actually perform better. So, don't be afraid to be nervous.


A funeral and Red Lobster

So, earlier this week, my youth pastor's wife asked me if I would play the piano/organ for a funeral she was singing at on Thursday (today). I was also asked to play for the people. The funeral home only had an organ, which I'm not as skillful on, but I can still play. The funeral went well. After the burial service, one of the older men offered to take all of us to Red Lobster.
At Red Lobster, I decided to just order an appetizer, since I don't usually eat that much. Since I haven't had that much seafood in my life so far, I decided to get something that didn't sound ordinary. So, I decided to order some calimari without knowing what it really was. :-/ I had no idea at the time what it was, except that it was some kind of seafood. The taste kinda reminded me of fried clams, which I really like. When my pastor decided to try it a piece, he bit down and immediately knew that it was not regular fish; it's actually squid! I actually liked it surprisingly.
So, even though it may not sound too good when you find out what it is, the taste may really surprise you!


Hello Kitty!

No, this is not a post about the adorable little kitten. Even though I myself am not a big Hello Kitty fan, I have one friend who likes her quite a bit.

Well, I guess I better get on to what this post is really about: my newest pet! My parents got a parakeet after the morning church service, and we named it Kitty. We don't know if it's a girl or boy yet; it's only a few months old. My sister Heidi took several pictures of it with my camera.