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If GFC really is leaving us Bloggers, be happy because now you can follow me via Bloglovin'!



I was wondering. If I created a link-up series, would any of you link up with me? I was thinking along the lines of something like "Your Top 5 Favorites" and each post would be on a different set of 5 favorites. Here are some ideas of what I mean:

My Top 5 Favorite Contemporary Christian Songs

My Top 5 Favorite Books

Get the idea? Would any of you be interested in doing something like this? Got any ideas for more top 5 topics?


A New Beginning

Some of my siblings call me "Vulcan"* because I don't express my emotions a lot, but recently, it's been hard for me. Why has it been so hard?
* A Vulcan is a humanoid alien from Star Trek, and they are known for suppressing their emotions. Yes, I'm somewhat a Trekkie.

A few weeks ago, the senior pastor at my church announced after the service that our associate pastor / youth leader and his family are leaving and moving away. This past Sunday was their last service together here, so we had a big goodbye fellowship after the evening service. They were only here for two and half years, but it felt like so much longer than that.

As a surprise, a few of us put our heads together and made a surprise gift for them: a photo book of the youth group and most of the members that have been in the group since he was here. Then, at the fellowship, we gave it to them, along with a Hallmark card. Most of us signed both items, and they really loved it all.

Last night was the youth group's first night with a new (temporary) youth leader. His short message was on Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. It encouraged me so much, and I look forward to what God will do through this situation.



Perhaps some of you have heard that all people are going to Heaven, even if they don't get saved. A few days ago, I came across 1 Timothy 4:10 - "For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe."

Some people seem to believe that this verse supports the belief of "universalism." Well, in the side note of my study Bible, the Greek word that is translated "specially" expressed the sense of "particularly." Jesus Christ is the Saviour for all - all who believe on Him.

The phrase "all men" pictures the trans-national scope of the Gospel. Thus, Christ is Saviour of people who believe on Him, no matter their skin color or nationality.


In which I answer questions about you

So, Brittney at Daughter of the King "stole" this from Storyteller, and I'm "stealing" it from her. I told her that I'd do this for her, and she did it for me. And if you'd like me to do this for you, just comment below!

1.  The first word to come to mind when I think about you:

2.  What Disney princess I think you are most like:

3.  What I love most about you:
          the fact that you're a Christian

4.  What I think best describes your personality:
          spontaneous and humorous

5.  If you were in a book of mine, what I would make that book about:
          a missionary family that is taken captive by the Japanese in the jungles of New Guinea during World War II

6.  What movie character you remind me of:
          Michelle Thomas from Matlock

7.  What my favorite thing about your blog is:
          your Christian perspective

8.  What I think you will be when you grow up:
          possibly a graphic designer

Thanks for doing this for me, Britt! Hope you enjoyed my answers.

Meanwhile, a few days ago, my younger sister let me wear one of her costumes so I could make a new cover for my novella Hafling Diaries. And the most difficult think about it was I needed to somehow get my ears pointed. I thought about pasting a picture of pointed ears, but that didn't work out. So, I decided to use a tool I never thought about using: Liquify. And it worked out beautifully! My ears were pointed, and it looked natural. If you look at the picture, you can see it for yourself.