24 April, 2013

"Triple A" Memories

I was going through memories I found in my mum's iPhone files...... He are some wonderful pictures of me and my sibs! <33 them to death!

My fair lady...... :3

look at the wee builder there! <33

ermm...I'm not sure where this was taken...but I look sad... o.O

looks very....eerie....



Birthday gift from Uncle Bill & Aunt Becky....yup, vegan...could be something to look into, eh?

Princess Ella..... <33

Aric and I at the airport to go, see bio. pop... :-)

The artist gaze.......just like her daddy.... :3

My first art show!!! And my first bouquet of flowers...THANKS, GEMMA!!!
Ermm.... My face in this is quite.....strange?

In't dis lassie adorable?

Yup...the lil'un took me hat... lol! She's adorable! <3

awwwhhh look at me baby sister! <3

This one has got to be my favorite.... :3


My bro in camo!

Aric's first legal drink <33 Whit Russian!

awwwwhhh :3

16 April, 2013

Knocked Down? Then Get up!

“If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.”  
~Thomas J. Watson Jr.~

Whoa... I started this post in March! A lot has happened since then... what used to be telling you about cleaning my room, switching wattpad and facebook accounts has turned into MOVING TO ANOTHER HOUSE!!!! I am struggling to keep up with several projects at one time...packing, organizing, writing for 2 challenges(had to drop one though) and a novel to boot! I have a new Wattpad account that I named this blog after:



Also, I'm bringing my ministry back up! I have been scared, however.... What with my Gramma throwing up blood a couple of weeks ago... the Boston bombs.... and an irrational fear of Truth....I know I need to "put on my big-girl pants" (as a very firm friend has been constantly telling me) and do what's right because sitting on the fence is becoming too cowardly.... I have been falling away from the Word.... and I have been too scared to reach out for God.... I know of all things I could be doing....internet isn't the best thing for me.... but I don't want to get out.... Prayer would be much appreciated....


I'm at a standstill with my Scripture, homeschool,  and guitar, (the solutions I've come up with are getting back into the word homeschool co-ops, and getting back into guitar...) Writing's a great struggle...I'm beginning to wonder if I'm made for this at all.... Beads are just non-existent....but I am collecting bottles....how great, huh?
My loverly bottle collection...... xD


In Christ Alone,
Ari

P.S. How do you like my new template?

15 April, 2013

Is God Good? - Rejoicing Even in the Trials!



Is God good? Why do even His children suffer? Death always makes an unexpected visit...even before the grave. Forced to taste death even from our first cry. So, again...is our God good? How can He be good in all this suffering? Well, in  a small mini-series, I shall try to answer these questions starting with Rejoicing Even in the Trials!;

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. --James 1:2-3

God loves each of His children, but that doesn't mean He's gonna buckle down and take all our trials away. We need to be able to transform into the likeness of Christ, and we can only do that through the testing of our faith.

"It's not your situations that needs to change...you need to change!" --Mike Donehey

For all the trials that come to us goes through God's hands first... But fear not He knows what will mold you, and how to hold you... So, be enduring, learn the patience that God is teaching you in the classroom of LIFE! Allow Him to prepare your spiritual endurance and stamina through the flames of trials...soon you will be as refined gold!

[Side Note: I know the pain of the trials as much as the next person. I am not saying that I am all better because of this...on the contrary, I am speaking to myself as much as I am to you. I struggle daily with faith. Makes you wonder sometimes...if I truly know what I'm doing...and the truth of the matter is...I'M CLUELESS! Hallelujah that there is grace, right? And in the midst of these Words of Faith....I'm just allowing the Truth to wash over me... Because usually, I hide in the muddy-gloop of sin's lies instead. I've never been one to stand firm and be true on my own volition. Sometimes, I even wonder if I truly have God in my heart... But, the point in me saying this is...I know what it's like and by experience, I hope to learn to exercise what I know!]

In Christ Alone,
Ari

"I wanna scream like it's never been said But mean it like a black tattoo"

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