Friday, April 29, 2011

Feeling Feminine Challenge

Hi everyone!

This weekend I am starting the Feeling Feminine challenge. It is where you only wear skirts or dresses for one whole week. You can post pictures (head to toe) of your outfits. One of the interesting parts of it is that you wear your hair differently every day. You can also wear different skirts, but if you don't have enough to last a whole week, that's fine. There are some rules.

1.Make sure your dresses or skirts come right below the knee (at least).

2. They ask of no sleeveless tops.

We get to do this the first week of every month! The goal of this challenge is to see if you feel different about the way you dress at the end of the week, and here are some questions to help.

How was the experience for you?

Any particular stories?

Did wearing skirts rather than pants affect the way you felt?

The way you acted?

The way you carried yourself?

Were you able to go about in activities as freely as pants?

How did people respond?

After the challenge, did you feel more like wearing skirts on a regular basis, or were you desperate to go back to pants?


I am really excited to start this challenge. It officially begins May 1st through the 7th.




In Christ,
Grace Elizabeth

The Royal Wedding



I don't know about you, but I got up around 4:00 this morning to watch the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William! I thought it was just gorgeous! Did any of you get up to watch? I loved Kate's dress. The ceremony was amazing too.

In Christ,
Grace

My First Award!


Thanks so much to Rebecca (www.imlivingforchrist.blogspot.com) for giving me this award! Her blog is such an encouragement, and I thank you(:



So, now, to get this award, I have to tell 8 things about myself, and pass the award on to 8 other bloggers.

1. I live in the deep south and love to kayak and go out in the boat on our river.

2. I have two sisters, wonderful parents, nine dogs and two cats!

3. I take ballet classes three times a week, and violin once a week.

4. I love to sew and knit (even though I am not very good at it!)

5. My favorite subject in school is Language Arts.

6. I have a wonderful youth group that I go to on Thursday Nights.

7. Right now, I play the violin, guitar, piano, and harp.

8. My family means everything to me!


Now, here are the eight bloggers that win the award!

Caelen from www.caelen12.blogspot.com! Your blog is so pretty!

Jamie from www.modestisoddest.blogspot.com- You give me so many good ideas on what to wear!

Claire form www.motherinthemaking.blogspot.com- I love your blog! I get a lot of inspiration from it!

Zoe from www.pianogirl4christ.blogspot.com- You have such beautiful pictures and touching posts!(:

Tammy from www.simplesouthernpleasures.blogspot.com- I love your blog, Momma! You have surely touched many lives.

Laura from www.peninthehand.blogspot.com- You have a beautiful family, and wonderful posts and pictures!

Kelsie-Ann from www.velvetnoses.blogspot.com- Your blog is such an inspiration, and I love all of the horse pictures!

Jenna from www.wheretheheartremains.blogspot.com- You take beautiful pictures! You have so many sweet blog posts, and your blog is such an inspiration!


Thank you again, to Rebecca for giving me this award!

In Christ,
Grace Elizabeth

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Purity

Purity is something that is near and dear to my heart. I (personally), have struggled with this, and I think everyone really has sometime or another. Just one of the many topics of purity is keeping you mind pure. My Mother has always told me that whatever enters you eyes enters your heart, which is the window to your soul. Our mind has a big impact on our heart. Usually, our mind wants to do something else then our heart and God want us to do. We really have to watch what enters our mind, because it can keep us from turning to God.

God gives us many verses in the Bible to put into our hearts about purity. Here is one that sticks out to me:

Psalms 86:11- "Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to Your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you."

God doesn't want us to keep our love inside. He wants us to show others that, because we love Him, we are trying to keep ourselves pure. Here is a verse:

2nd Corinthians 6:6- We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love.

Now, the writer here is saying that we prove ourselves to be Christians by the things above. That is pretty powerful.




I hope I have said something today that has inspired you to be more like Jesus.

In Christ,
Grace Elizabeth

A verse.....

To all the ladies and gentlemen that play the harp, here is a verse for you. My Mother was reading her Bible this morning, and she said "Grace! Listen to this verse!" It is Psalms 98:5. It says:

"Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and melodious song."

To me, that is so cool! I mean, it says right here (and in Psalms 150) to praise the Lord with music. If He has given us any ability, we should use it to praise Him. He DIED for us! This is the least we can do for Him.

In Christ,
Grace Elizabeth

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Background!

Now (thanks to Spice Muffin and her suggestions), I have a new heading and background. I hope everyone likes the change! Let me know on comments! Thank you Spice Muffin!!!!(:




In Christ,
Grace Elizabeth

Changes.....

As you can see, I have made a few changes to my blog, such as the NAME! haha(: I have been on Blogger since 2007, so I thought I might make some changes to refresh my blog! Tell me what you think, and I am open to any suggestions!

In Christ,
Grace Elizabeth

Monday, April 25, 2011

Father Daughter Retreat picture!

The other day, my Daddy got the photo CD from Vision Forum Ministres of the Father Daughter Retreat portrait. Here is is! It is (from left- Emma, Daddy, and me! It was right after High Tea.






Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter

The most important day............ EVER! Jesus really was raised from the dead. He really died for our sins so that we might be able to have a true relationship with the Father. Sometimes, we get caught up in the Easter Bunny, chocolate, and egg hunting, but I really encourage you to think about the TRUE meaning of Easter.

HE IS RISEN!

Grace

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Future Husband



I don't know about you, but I think about my future husband. I always wonder if what he is doing at this very instant, and even if I know him right now. One thing that I want to pray for my husband is that he stays pure, not just in his heart, but in his mind throughout his teenage years. It is so easy for someone to get caught up in this world's life, and not even think about God. I want my husband to stand out from the crowd, and to be different. To let people know that he is a follower of Jesus Christ, and be able to shout that from mountain tops. But, even though I don't like to think about this, I want my future husband to be able to die for Jesus, not even giving it a second thought. I want him to be so in love with God that he would do anything for Him.

Grace

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Harp!



This is my new harp that I got from Vision Forum! It is the Heather Harp and it has a beautiful sound. Now, I play the violin, so I know music and that sord of thing. I ordered knowing that I have to learn how to play it by myself. But, surprisingly, it is pretty easy! I defiantly recommend this harp.




Mermaid Maiden

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Father Daughter Retreat!

We had an absoulte wonderful time on the Father Daughter Retreat*!We got there a little bit late, so we only played one game. It was where Emma and I put blindfolds on and we had to go through an obstacle course just by following Daddy's voice. Then we had a wonderful dinner on picnic blankets. I had a cheese burger! It was so good. Then that night we heard Geoffrey Botkin. It was really good. The next day we got up around 6:00 and went to breakfast around 7:00. It was so good! I mean, most of the time, eggs at hotels and rest-rants aren't as good as the ones at home, but these tasted like my Mama made them! They were delicious. Bellies full, we headed over to the Magnolia Room, and heard Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin speak on "Adventurous Femininity". It was really good. Both of the sisters are such good role models. Then Scott Brown spoke on "Modesty". I learned a lot off of that sermon. After that, we had High Tea with Daddy. It was so nice. If you had a butterfly sticker underneath your teacup, you got the tussie mussie off of your table. A tussie mussie is a little bouquet of flowers that women (back in the old days) put on because the horse or mule that they were riding behind would leave little 'presents', and they wanted to smell good. Well, after everyone looked underneath they're teacups, no one got it. Everyone at our table was so nice, and they said that Emma could have it. We even got to keep our teacups! Later, I was looking in the back of our car, and just happen to turn the tea cups over, and Emma's tea cup actually had the butterfly sticker! She was so happy. After that, we had free-time to look at Callaway Gardens. Unfortunately, it was raining, so we only got to look a little bit. But, in our notebook that we got when we signed in there were questions for me to ask Daddy, like a Father-Daughter interview. It was so cool to learn about my Daddy! Later that day, we came back in, and Doug Phillips spoke. It was really good. The next day we slept in, and we had leftover KFC, and so we had left overs for breakfast. Then we went to the church service by Scott Brown. It was so good. We then had lunch at the hotel, and started our trek home. I learned so much and had a wonderful time with my Daddy and sister, Emma. We defiantly plan on going next year. Mermaid Maiden *If you would like to learn more about the Father-Daughter Retreat, go to www.visionforumministres.com/fatherdaughterretreat.*