Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Eleven Things....

So I have been awarded the Liebester blog award by dear Gabrielle, over at The Ink Stained Parchment.
Now I  have to state eleven facts about myself. (which isn't easy)

1. I'm a bookworm
2. I'm a passionate music-lover
3. I'm saved by the Blood of the Lamb
4. I prefer hot drinks over cold ones
5. I'm an aunt three times
6. I thoroughly enjoy writing even though most of the stuff I write isn't necessarily good...
7. My favorite book in the Bible is Jeremiah
8. I love the color purple
9. I'm saving my first kiss for my wedding day
10. I'm fascinated by WWII history
11. I'm memorizing the Sermon on the Mount with my family

So now I am supposed to answer 11 questions that Gabrielle asked...

1.  How do you outline?  Can you share with us how you do it?
   I usually 'create' my characters, fill out their 'profiles', figure out what this and that character's objective in the story is. Then I use the One Year Adventure Novel worksheets to figure out what my main character wants to achieve, what the villain's main goal is and basically figure out the roles of key characters. After that is all written out I write out the chapter skeleton. When  that's finished I start writing the first rough draft.

2. Twilight or Harry Potter or neither?
3. Author(s) that has inspired/influenced your writing the most
     Joel C. Rosenberg, my pseudo older brother Josh
4. What is your ideal place to write?
     In a quiet cozy place
5. If you could hop on a plane and go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
      Europe, but just for a visit.
6.  If you had a time machine, which author would you love to be able to talk with?
      I would love to talk to talk to Joel C. Rosenberg, but I wouldn't need a time machine for that.
7. If you were given the chance of having your book turned into a movie, would you say yes or no?  If no, why?  If yes, did you agree to it with certain conditions in mind?
     I might, but with certain conditions in mind.
8. Tea or coffee?
      Coffee definitely!
9. What time of day do you write the most?
     The morning
10. Do you listen to music while you write?  If so what genre?
        Yes, I do. Genre: Classical
11. Have you ever gotten inspiration for a novel while watching one of your favorite TV shows/movies?

Now I've got to come up with 11 questions to ask the 5 people I tag.

1. How often do you write?
2. Do you prefer being indoors or out?
3. What is your favorite drink?
4. Are you shy or out-going?
5. Favorite book genre?
6. Do you have pen pals?
7. Bookworm or not?
8. What do you enjoy writing the most?
9. If you could, which person(s) from history would you want to talk to?
10. What legacy do you want to leave?
11. Early bird or night owl?

The people I've tagged:


Have a good evening!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It Is Better to Trust in the Lord

"Obama wins two presidential elections."

The very words pierced my heart to the very core. And my heart sank with dread.

I had the privilege to watch some of the presidential election progress last night. The Republican ballot was doing well then. I was excited to see who would be the president this morning.

I woke up at 4:30 and prepared to read my Bible. But first, I seriously had to know who had won the election. I knew it would be close, and I was hoping the Republicans had taken the cake.
When I looked it up I was devastated. We had to endure another four years under the reign of a democrat again?! Why?!
As I was thinking about this a couple of scripture verses popped in my head.

"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The Lord is on my side, what can man do unto me?" Psalm 118:8, 6

"The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water, he turns it whithersoever he will." Proverbs 21:1

I was instantly reminded that God is still on the throne. Yes, the battle in America for a better President may have been lost, but God still reigns. This encouraged me greatly.

Another few verses that crossed my mind were,

"Let every soul be subject unto the governing authorities. For there is no authority but of God; the powers that be are appointed by God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resists the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themselves judgment.
For he is the minister of God to thee for good." Romans 13:1, 2, and 4a

Clearly the Lord is saying that our new President has been placed in office by Him. And since that is the case we must respect and submit to that.

I don't want to endure another four years like the previous ones, but God has allowed this to happen for our good. Romans 8:28.

The last thing the Lord showed me about this election is that even though Barak Obama may not be the President I would have preferred in the White House, I still need to pray for him.
(that hit me between the eyes)

So as you go about your daily lives remember, it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

Oh, and pray for your President, after all, he is the minister of God.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Twas the Day Before the Election

T'was the Day Before the Election 

It was the day before election,
And all thru’ town,
Tempers were flaring
Emotions ran up and down.
I was drinking coffee with my cat in my lap,
Had shut off the T.V,
Tired of the scrap
When all of a sudden,
There arose such a noise,
I peered out my window,
Saw Obama and his boys
They had come for my wallet,
They had wanted my pay
To hand out to others
Who had not worked a day !!
He snatched up my money,
And quick as a wink,
Jumped back on his bandwagon
As I gagged from the stink.
He then rallied his henchmen
Who were pulling his cart.
I could tell they were out
To tear my country apart !!!
On Fannie, on Freddie,
On Biden and Ayers !!

On ACORN, on Pelosi
He screamed at the pairs !!
They took off for his cause,
And as they flew out of sight
I heard Obama laugh at a nation
Who wouldn’t stand up and fight.
So I leave you to think on this final note,
If you don’t won’t Socialism or Communism,