Friday, April 23, 2010

Oh! The Happenings of Late...

Goodness me! Has it really been THREE days since I last posted? *Dies* =)

...Today, being Friday, has been a sort of "laid-back" day--as laid back as it can be with Liv and I trying to juggle our "student" (it's his day to come) here, school, etc. But today was a "Bug Finders" day, and we all had fun seraching for, drawing, writing, and reading about bugs (as well as playing various games about them). But it is good to be finished for the day! *Happy sigh*

In about an hour, our sweet friend Miss Shelbe is coming over to spend some time with us, and watch:


..YES, the *five hour* version! *Blissfulness* Can you believe it? I have NEVER watched the real Pride and Prejudice at all! I am soo excited. =) We have really been in an "old-England" movie-watching state latley. Shelbe came over last Saturday, and we watched "Wives and Daughters..." alas, only the first part! We didn't borrow the second part, and so are left still hanging as the poor Molly sobs over her dear friend's engagement to the one she loves. =( But soon, we will watch the rest! =)

..Then, Liv and I watched "Cranford," "Emma," and "Persuasion." I cannot wait to watch "Return to Cranford," as well! "Cranford" is really such a cute and funny movie...highly reccomended!

Anyways, I must be off and running. Just another boring update (you are doubtless tired of hearing my latest watched movies and so forth, hehe...)--the books I am reading currently are "Holiness" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss (which I won in a giveaway over at Raquel's 'God's Daughter'), and "A Song for Your Honor," by Kay Evans (a book lent to me by Raquel, and recommended *highly* by some dear friends of mine). I am thouroughly enjoying both!

Oh--one more note: Miss Emily Hahner is having a *lovely* giveaway over at her blog, "Emily's Ponderings!" It really is a wonderful prize (or, shall I say, prizeS), and I urge you to check it out! All you have to do is follow, and comment HERE.

Blessings!
~Miss Lucia~

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A REAL Woman...

A real woman . . .


…is glad she’s a woman and rejoices in her femininity, expressing it through her attitude, appearance and bearing. (1 Timothy 2:9-10)

…does not compete for equality with men or chafe at God’s design for male and female, but delights in and understands the importance of her calling to complement man’s role. (1 Timothy 2:11-12, Ephesians 5:22-24)

…values the cultivation of her mind and diligently seeks after wisdom and knowledge. (Proverbs 22:17-21, 2:2-6)

…realizes her imperative need to allow the Holy Spirit to control her emotions and expressions of them. (James 1:19-20)

…does not wallow in self-pity or make a habit of voicing complaints, but radiates cheerfulness and joy. (Proverbs 15:15, Proverbs 17:22)

…appreciates her father’s protection, and respects and submits to his authority. In so doing, she is preparing herself to exercise the Biblical role in her relationship with a possible future husband. (Ephesians 5:33-6:3, 1 Peter 3:1-2)

…is trustworthy and gains the respect of those around her. (Proverbs 31:11)

…restrains herself from listening to, or participating in gossip, but instead speaks with wisdom and discretion. (Proverbs 11:12-13, 22, 20:19, 3:11)

…encourages and builds up those around her instead of criticizing and tearing them down. (1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ephesians 4:29)

…does not have a nagging, contentious or manipulative manner in which she deals with others. (Judges 16:16, Proverbs 21:9, 19, 26:21)

…is not boisterous or loud in her speech or actions but is characterized by a gentle and quiet spirit. (Proverbs 9:13, 1 Peter 3:4)

…portrays chastity, modesty and reverence in her manner, and wears the ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is her true beauty. (1 Peter 3:3-4, Titus 2:4-5)

…is not offended by respect shown her through gentlemanly courtesies (opening doors, etc.) but cultivates the differences between the genders that make her worthy of this deference. (1 Peter 3:7, Mark 10:6)

…seeks to make God her number one desire and the Lover of her soul, knowing that only He can fully satisfy. (Psalm 73:25, Psalm 63:1)

…uses her years of singleness to seek and serve God without distraction, and is content to leave the details of her future to Him. (Psalm 73:25, Philippians 4:11)

…does not relate to members of the opposite gender in a flirtatious or forward manner, but instead saves all herself for her future husband. (Thessalonians 4:3-8, Proverbs 6:25, 1 Corinthians 7:1)



~"A Real Woman" found at www.alabasterbox.com~

Saturday, April 17, 2010

~There is a Friend that Sticketh Closer than a Brother...

'They sang, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, saying, "For He is good, for His lovingkindness is upon Israel forever." And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid...."
 ~Ezra 3:11~

"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly:

and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."
~Proverbs 18:24~



"A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
~Proverbs 17:17~


"Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."
~Proverbs 27:6~


"Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."

~Proverbs 27:17~


...Thank you, LORD, for the blessing of my loving friends, who's names and faces may not be included in these pictures, but are most certainly included in my heart.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Snowy Memories...


A wonderful day of family skiing last week...



…left several cold, tired, but happy faces in the crowded back seats.




Praise the LORD for the snow, and fun memories such as these!


Blessings,

*~Miss Lucia~*




Friday, April 9, 2010

Teaching Days...

My days as a teacher are going well. We are now in our second week of tutoring little Matthew; we have not started with the other boy yet. It has been a fun and educational (of course) experience for all so far, and we have engaged him in several activities. I thought I would fill you in on some of the things we have come up with!


Matthew (or Vincie) is very interested in the “Titanic” and her sinking in 1912, so last week we checked out several books on the ship and wrote a short story about a little boy Matthew’s age who is saved from the sinking. This was Matthew’s *first* story, and so it was dictated to us as we wrote it down. It turned out very well! He also worked on a drawing to illustrate the tale, and we put together a little book for him to take home.

Today was bird day. We played a fact game about birds, and then set off on a nature hike to see if we could spot 10 different kinds. We did, and even saw a Blue Heron and Golden Eagle! Despite these great finds, Matthew dubbed the American Robin as his favorite. To celebrate this, he wrote a story by himself about the Robin, and how he felt when he saw it. After forming "The Bird Finders Club," we took a photo of him with the Robin we spotted behind him, and will be pasting that in another book, shaped like a birdie. :)


All in all, the day turned out fine, and we are looking forward to having our student back with us next week!

~Miss Lucia~*



Thursday, April 8, 2010

what do i believe?


Beliefs are the center of the World.

Of life.
They are the center of mine, at least.

I believe in..

The LORD our God.
Christ's saving work on the Cross is the only way to salvation. 
Modesty.
Life for the Unborn.
Man + Woman = Marriage.
Good food.
Prayer.
Friendship.
Modest fashion.
Love.
Laughter.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Resurrection Sunday...


I apologies that this is late! As you may have guessed, we were *quite* busy yesterday!




~Happy Resurrection Sunday!~

HE AROSE

Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
He arose a victor from the dark domain,
And he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior,
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!

 Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!


And a few *fun* pictures I would like to share:



~"Easter Egg Hunt,"by Norman Rockwell~



~"Springtime," by Norman Rockwell~


...Hoping you all had a blessed Easter! Hallelujah, He lives!

~Miss Lucia~



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