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Biographies Jim Elliot- this man was a man who was called by God to be a missionary in Ecuador. This book tells about his senior year in high school up to the time of his last breath. It really puts in perspective how dangerous missions can be, but that didn't stop Jim and his friends. Will Jim and his friends see their loved ones again? Will they reach the lives of the people in Ecuador? This is an awesome biography (I'm not one who is all about biographies). I highly recommend this book for all ages.Christian readings Do Hard Things - Alex and Brett tell you that just because you are called a teenager, you are expected to basically stun the world and meet even higher expectations. This is a must read, I highly recommend this book. What does the world expect from us teenagers? Are we really expected to do much less than the pioneer children were? This book tells us what the world expects out of kids our age. And what God expects out of kids our age. This book is very appropriat…

December 27, 2005 is a night I will never forget

Eight years ago, I made the most important decision any nine year old could ever make...saving my self physically and emotionally - for the one God has for me.  Looking back now, I am so glad that I made the decision!  My parents have been a tremendous help with helping me through the tough times life throws at me.  Daddy has read the book: Before You Meet Prince Charmingby Sarah Mally with me. In her book Miss Sarah explains the dangers about dating and having a boyfriend. This book is the perfect book for all the girls who want to remain pure. It gives advice when you find yourself daydreaming about a boy that has caught your attention. It has encouraged me in the choice I have made in purity.

In case you all are wondering here is my purity story:

My parents were never raised in a home that uplifted purity or salvation.  They were encouraged to leave home at 18, get a boyfriend right away, etc.  That's all they ever knew, until December 27, 2005 when I was about nine years old.  …

Is dating dangerous?

Everyday we are overcome by friends, family, books, media, etc about dating or boyfriend/girlfriend relationships. After a while it, honestly to tell the truth, gets quite annoying! So I ask, is dating biblical? Actually lets go a step further, are we putting ourselves in danger?

Lets start with - is dating biblical? No it isn't, no where in scripture does it say, "Be pure in all you do, but go ahead and say yes to the first guy who asks you out." Instead it tells us in Song of Songs 2:7, "Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires." In 1 Corinthians 5:1-2 it tells us to treat others with absolute purity.

Now lets go to - are we putting ourselves in danger? Well yeah we are, in the book called "Before You Meet Prince Charming" the author Sarah Mally tells young girls that dating and the relationships that come along with the dating are practice for divorce. Our society is basically teaching us how to divorce. This is what she means by this:
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Yummy banana bread

I thought I'd share this recipe with y'all, it is so yummy! I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as we do :)

Cream together:

1/2 cup butter or margarine1 cup sugarAdd: 2 beaten eggs3 well mashed ripe bananas2 cups flour1 tsp. soda Beat well. Bake in small square cake pan at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or loaf pan for 1 hour. Or you can cook it for 30 minutes for a 9 x 12 pan. Again I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe :D

ttyl,
Alisha

You come up with a caption :D

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What do you think she was saying when I took this picture?  You all come up with a caption for this picture of my lil' sister!

ttyl,
Alisha

I'm blessed to call her friend

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Recently I've been thinking about how blessed I am to have the friends that I do. But really I thinking about one very, VERY special friend... my little sister.

She will be a friend that will always be there for me. My friendship with her will last a lifetime, and I recently been so worried about the choices in the friends I've made now, when I actually have a best friend by my side everyday. Siblings are such a blessing and we need to take the time and enjoy the time we have with them. Instead of being worried about the next time we get to hang out with our friends from church or from school. It's okay to have good friends to hang out with, but those friends we meet at church or at school won't always be there for us when we're older. My mom has told my sister and I this many times in the past few years, and it's so true, there are friends that I used to ALWAYS play with when I was younger, and I don't even see them anymore. The only true friend you will e…

Gateway to Heaven

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"It is none other than the House of God - the gateway to Heaven!" Genesis 28 :17

ttyl, Alisha

A goal worth living for

What exactly is purity? I have been asked this question so many times. The answer is this: purity isn’t just saving all of the important firsts for your wedding day. It’s also being pure in body, heart, and mind. Being pure isn’t a set of rules some Christian set up for a better world. Being pure is how God orchestrated the single and married life. To me my heart is a precious gift, that I will one day be able to give to my Prince Charming. Miss Sarah Mally explains it like this:
Pretend you’re a princess and the King calls you to His throne and tells you, "My daughter in this bag are 100 (a candy of your choice). I want you to go into town and give the candy to a special person. Now you may go." Suppose you ask Him, "But Father, who is this special person?" But He won’t tell you. So you go into town, and along the way you see your friend. So you think to your-self, He has to be that special person, I’ll just give him one piece of candy just in case. Soon your walki…

Soft Sugar Cookies

This the yummiest sugar cookie recipe EVER!

What you'll need:
1 1/2 c. sugar
1c. butter
1/2 c. sourcream
2 eggs
2 tsp. baking soda
4 c. flour

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Roll out in powdered sugar, cut and bake for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Hope y'all enjoy this recipe!

ttyl,
Alisha

What is the TRUE meaning behind Halloween?

I know that October 31st is coming up soon, so I thought that I would just write about it. 

My family and I used to celebrate Halloween and thought it was all fine and dandy.  After some research we decided to stop celebrating this holiday and do something else. I was not very happy with this decision, but I need to obey my parents like the Bible says. Instead of dressing up and trick or treating, we decided to rent a movie, have treats, and just stay at home. I really liked that I idea so I went on with my life without complaining to the Lord. After some years past they did more research and found out it is a Pagan Holiday. About 600 years ago the Pagans used to worship their god’s. Remember the first two commandments in the Bible Thou shalt not have no other god’s before me and Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Remember from the Halloween movies, the black cats, well cats in general are considered "holy." The Pagans used to sacrifice cats, sad huh? You know on…

What would YOU like?

Okay, so I want to write posts that my reader are wanting to read.  So I am asking you all to do me a favor...please tell me what you would like me to write.  Even if it's something I've never posted about...tell me!  However, I will not post anything inappropriate, rude, or that will be pleasing to the Devil...that's just who I am.
Should I add interviews with young ladies?Would you like more posts containing Scripture?Would you like posts that involve more topics on purity, modesty, etc?Would you like reading about me and my family have been up to?Would you like more stories or poems that I've written?Would you like scrap-booking/card-making tutorials?I would really like your opinion, so feel free to leave a comment!  I want this blog to appeal to my readers - which means that what I write has to be what you want!
ttyl, Alisha

What is a true young man?

Lately I have had the question "What is a true young man?" run through my head. This question made me stop and think, because honestly to tell you the truth I have never really thought about this before until now. So below are my answers to this question:

A true young man loves the Lord with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength. He is not scared to tell everyone about his Savior. He puts others before him-self. He loves being part of God's army. He is willing to lay down his life for the Lord, his wife, and his family. He saves his whole heart for the young lady the Lord has for him. He loves to make his wife laugh. He takes his role as the provider of his family seriously. He comforts his wife when she is sad and lonely. He helps out around the house. He cooks dinner for his wife when she's sick or when the baby is born.  He is soft spoken and gentle spirited, he isn't afraid of what others think of him.I'm sure I'll come up with other answers to th…

Give Thanks! Challenge at KBR

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There is a wonderful challenge over at KBR that would be worth taking part in.  With all the discontent in our society, we almost need to take a 30 day challenge to remember how blessed we are.
The 30 challenge starts: November 1, 2012  and ends: November 30, 2012

You can find the rules at the website that I have linked at the website!

ttyl,
Alisha

Cafeteria Monster

Inman Primary School...most second graders will tell you that this particular school makes learning fun, but four of them (who are now Sophomores) will tell you that this school made lunch time a horror story! Me (8), Wyatt (8), Drew (8), and William (8) dreaded lunch time! Most kids find the cafeteria a place of refuge during the school week, but these four second graders thought the classroom as refuge. Why you ask? Well there was one lady that made our lunch time a horror story. Wyatt, Drew, and William gave this lady a name...the Cafeteria Monster. If you cannot fathom how awful their lunch time was, then allow me to give you about four examples:
 When the school would serve green beans and carrots, I would avoid them with my whole life (I hated carrots and green beans with a passion). However this is how the conversation between them: “Hi there, can you not give me carrots and green beans please?” “What's the matter you don't like them?” “Well no it's not that it…

Saturday photos

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My hardworking Daddy - he's cleaning out a gorilla glue bottle :D
 Sydney running across our driveway
Our basketball hoop...sadly we don't have one at the new house :(

Like my hair?

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I decided to get my hair cut...it went from this:


to this:

8" was taken off...
...what do you think?
ttyl, Alisha

Parents know what they're talking about

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18...the age every sixteen year old girl wishes they could be...why?  Perhaps the "freedom" they will get.  Driver's License, graduating from High School, living on their own, perhaps the age their parents would allow them to have a "boyfriend", the age where they couldpossibly get married, etc.
Turning 18 will bring me all of the opposite: getting my Driver's License, being a Senior in High School, staying at home, trusting in the Lord to bring the right man along, going to Daddy about a certain somebody that has caught my eye, watching everyone around me get married, dreaming about the day my knight in shining armor will sweep me off my feet, learning how to cook, etc.
When I turned 17, my parents told me that life (as I knew it) wouldn't be the same!  On the outside I made it look like I believed them, but on the inside, I chuckled thinking:
yeah but you weren't raised the same way I'm being raised!  Let me tell you...parents know what they&#…

A giveaway worth peeking at

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Hey everyone, Just thought I'd post about this awesome giveaway over at King's Blooming Rose.  Don't miss this opportunity to miss this giveaway.  Deadline is: October 13, 2012




ttyl, Alisha