Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Caption #8!

Here is the winner for the most recent picture I gave you to caption. This time, the winner is Jesseca Dawn—your caption was super cute!
You: I'm the trainer. Come on lets hurry up
Little sister: How fast does she think I can go? I'm not super horse!! In fact, I'm not even a horse!

A few other things. . .
  1. Please be praying for this upcoming winter camp. We leave this Friday. Pray that  God speaks to each of the kids going as well as the counselors.
  2. For those of you who have not yet seen the new blog look, check it out! I put on a new masthead as well as changing the rest of the blog. The silhouette is of Dream and myself on one of our hills in her pasture. I'm eager for your feedback! Thanks!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pray for Rain!

Well, I don't know about you all, but I do know that where I live, in California, we are in a pretty big drought. It's kinda crazy since all of you local blog readers know that this winter started out much better than most years (Some say that we already have gotten more rain than all last year.) but if we don't get more rain, then prices in everything will go up (like hay) and the grass won't keep growing but will stay stunted. Also, out here quite a few people here have wells that could go dry. Another thing if we don't get rain pretty quickly, and I know that this is pretty small, but I am going to winter camp at the end of next week and a lot of fun is with snow. At this rate, the only snow up there will be man-made. I thought that I might as well get some prayers going from all you faithful blog readers if you will. I just have to laugh that up where some of you are,  (Washington, etc.) there is plenty of rain and water but here. . . . So, if each of you could just say a prayer for some good, steady rain for our area whenever you think of me or my blog, that would be much appreciated! Even Jesus says how important water is when he declares that He is the Living Water. Thank you very much for your prayers!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Caption This #8!

Let's get you all going on another caption for this picture. I am the one holding the stick and my sister is the one running. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Caption #7!

Wow! There were some really cute ones this time! Thanks all for entering! "Bethany's Little Sister" won this time with Faith Potts, Jesseca Dawn, and "Mom" (Yes, my mom) as close second places. Wasn't the picture adorable??!! I'll try to soon post the next one.
Please don't shoot. Oh please, Oh please, Oh please don't shoot. My hands are up I did what you said, I gave the model horse back. Please, oh please, Oh please don't shoot.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Biography of Charlotte "Lottie" Diggs Moon.

Lately I haven't shared any of the Christian biographies that I had wanted to do. I was able to find this picture of Lottie.
Charlotte "Lottie" Diggs Moon.
Charlotte "Lottie" Diggs Moon was born in Virginia on December 12, 1840. She was the third of seven homeschooled children. (One reason why I like her!) Her mother was a strong Christian who taught her children of her faith but Lottie did not become in her early years. When in college she always avoided the chapel. Lottie was very smart but also a practical joker. Her "real" story begins when some of her friends invited her to a revival meeting about missions. She only went because she wanted to hang out with her friends. Little did Lottie know that this meeting would change her life forever. The Lord spoke so deeply to her that night, that she became a Christian and desired to spread the gospel. In preparation for this goal, she studied Greek, Latin, and three other languages so that she fluently spoke them. For a time she was a pastor's assistant to earn money to become a missionary. She also taught in a school for girls. Now, the question was, where did God want her to go? Lottie committed herself to God's leading and went to China to join her missionary sister. Lottie never expected that she would return to America. It took twenty-five days to travel by ship to Japan, and for most of that time she was seasick. After she finally reached China, she traveled 55 miles by land until she reached her destination in a very populated area. She hired someone to teach her Chinese and worked very hard until she had it mastered. She did her best to make contact with the Chinese people by baking cookies for the children and visiting with the people. Very slowly she began to gain their trust. Then her sister got sick so they both returned home. Her sister would eventually recover but would be incapable traveling back to China. Later, Lottie returned to China. Lottie set out right away by beginning a girls' school. Lottie was very bothered by the foot binding process and determined to stop it. Very slowly she accomplished this. Her next task was to travel inland to more remote places, despite the danger. She was able to build many missions thanks to donations from people and churches in the United States. Lottie did her best to live like the Chinese yet never had a family or married. Toward the end of her life, a large famine swept China. Lottie's mind began to deteriorate and she was sent home. Sadly, she never made it home. Charlotte Diggs Moon died at sea on December 24, 1912.

I personally found her story very moving. When doing research for this post I came across a few sites that I would recommend you read if you are interested in learning more about Lottie. I especially recommend the first site, it is rather short and written as though by Lottie herself.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Santa Horse!

Here is the promised post with a few pictures of Dream and myself as Santa's little helpers! ;-) So, although a little late, Christmas should always stay alive, right?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Caption This #7!

Sorry that I have been very inconsistent lately but I have been swamped with Christmas, my birthday, and a bunch of other stuff. Soon I will do a post with pictures of our horse and myself—Santa style! For now though, my sister snapped this picture this morning and I couldn't resist putting it up for you to caption. So, here you go! Enjoy! (By the way, the kitty is named Pinto.)