Monday, February 20, 2017

My Obbsession Over Stuffed Animals

low quality picture of a strawberry lol :P

okay so I don't know if this is weird (comment below if it is) but I have a obsession over stuffed animals. lol I have them all together on my bed, they're named, and we're all just a little happy family. and if you're laughing at me right now, IT'S OKAY. Honestly, I am too.

So seriously I have 18 stuffed animals (Ellie (the elephant), Brownie and Brownie Jr. (both bears) Wolfie (a wolf duh), Piggy (a pig), Ellis (another elephant), Steph (a bear), Peyton Pako (a panda), Spaghetti (a monkey), Rudo (a dog), Jesus Loves Me Bear (a dog. he has a really interesting story behind him), Kevin (he's a minion), Jesus Love Purple (a weird bear I guessss?), Tiki (I don't even know what animal she is), Fatball (he's a hamster), Lamby (a lamb), Timber (a dog), Ralph (a mouse), and finally (my new edition) Pigella Smith.

Literally I'm laughing right now. Well not literally but in my mind I'm dying in laughter.

Okay so Jesus Loves Me Bear (even though he's a dog) has been abused by our dog Rudo. Lol it sounds horrible but sometimes Rudo (our REAL dog, NOT stuffed animal) likes to chew on him. And he chewed both of his ears off. So really Jesus Love Me Bear is Sarah's, but he has to go on my top bunk now so he won't get abused by Rudo anymore. Oh and also, his name is Jesus Loves Me Bear because his paws say Jesus Loves Me on it.

And my new edition like *a bajillion heart faces* I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. My friends and I did a swap where I gave them some of my clothes that they liked and they did so to me too. They also added that little cute pig in the gift to me too :D and I love him so much.

I love ALL my animals a lot, but my favorite animal has to be Ellie the Elephant. I've had her for the longest time. And you press one of his paws and you can say something and then press his other paw and she'll say WHAT YOU SAID *mind blown*. Everyone of us siblings got one, but mine is the one that's microphone has last the longest. Yeah I take care of my stuffed animals.

Okay enough about stuffed animals.

ME AND SARAH MADE SMOOTHIES TODAY. Like, it was homemade. Oh my goodness it was sooooo gooooodddddd *I'm like drooling right now* so yeah. :P

I hope you enjoyed my crazy randomness and didn't die of boredom.
bouncing in to say bye,

How many stuffed animals do you have?
Have you made a smoothie before?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

God Uses Evil To...

*All credit for these words and verses from my Pastor*
A few weeks ago at church our Pastor talked about the word compatibilism.

Compatibilism, sometimes called soft determinism, is a theological term that deals with the topics of free will and predestination.
Another way to describe this definition is: everything is determined and ordained by God.

A verse that shows God's great plan for our lives is Genesis 50:19-20. After being sold into slavery by his brothers and then put into prison Joseph told his brothers,

19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

God uses evil to...
I. To chasten God's people
So that his Spirit may be saved but his flesh destroyed.
1st Corinthians 5:1-5 says,
For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,[a][b] so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.

II. To fashion God's people
For my power is made perfect in weakness.
2nd Corinthians 12:7 say,
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

III. To glorify God
He did this to make known the riches of his glory.
Romans 9:22-23 says,
22 What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? 23 What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory

III. The end of evil
The last enemy that he shall abolish is death.
1st Corinthians 15:24-26 says,
24Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Why this meant so much to me was because I knew it was true. That everything really is according to God's good plan for you. And even though it looks like the evilest of evil, it's God's plan for you. It's all to prosper you too. Isn't that awesome?!

So much this week I've been  reminded of how great God is. Last year I went through a tough thing, changing churches after being at my original church for all I can remember. I felt like we were doing everything wrong changing churches. Even that very hard time for me, he had a plan. Over the year we've been going to my new church, it's been so awesome. My walk with God has grown so much over the time that we started going here. I've done so much with my church. And I'm so thankful that God's got my life in his hands. Because if he didn't I would've stayed at my old church and I maybe wouldn't be the person I am now.

What I'm saying guys is, let God have your life. Like the song Take my Life and Let it Be. Give your  life to God. He's in control. He's got a plan. Trust in him and know that's he's got it all in his hands. Because he does.

I apologize AGAIN for not posting a lot. It's been busy around here (still not an excuse) and I just don't have a lot of inspiration. So even though this post might be a little rough, I hope you understand it.

Thanks for reading.
bouncing in to say bye,

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello February

 it was his birthday on the 24th yayyyyyy

 I did a photoshoot with Sarah :D
WHEW HAS IT BEEN LONG GUYS. I'm so sorry, but I had like NO, ZILCH, NOTTA inspiration. but...I'M BACK. January was a long month, but I very much enjoyed it. So here are some of my highlights.


New Years Day
I really enjoyed going outside and clanging the pans with my family. It was really cool to start the new year with going to church. I mean, who doesn't want to start there year off with studying God's word with my friends and family.

The Power Going Out
Lol You're gonna think I'm weird but I very much enjoyed when the power went out (for about 3 hours) because of a ice storm. It was cool to relax with my fam and actually do stuff together. Sometimes I get so lost in my iPod and what I want to do that I don't always do productive things with my family. So besides having to bring a candle everywhere I go, I enjoyed the power outage. We played guitar and sang together and then worked out. It was nice :)

 Hanging Out with Our Youth Group
It was fun going with our youth group to a Can you Escape the Room game. Basically, we were stuck in a room and had to unlock boxes all leading to you finding the key to get out of the room. Even though our team WAS BAD, it was so much fun. HEY..we got a REALLY good excuse for being bad.
1. We were the youngest people in the youth group.
2. We had no parents with us contrary to the other groups.
3. All of us had never done it before.
But really, it was hard.

So guys, I know, in the past I said I'm doing gymnastics lesson but really I haven't. I've been doing tumbling lessons. It isn't the same thing. Gymnastics is the four events floor, beam, vaults, and bars. Tumbling is only floor. Anywho, this month I changed classes and went to gymnastics. AND I LOVE IT. My favorite event is bars.  AHH IM SO EXCITED.

Dad's Birthday 
It was fun to plan our dad's big celebration. I feel like parents don't get as much as celebration for their birthdays as kids so I try to make it as festive as I can. On his birthday we went to Applebee's after biology class. Then we went to history class, so it was a busy school day. Friday we had a nice party for him. We made a homemade carrot cake, a banner, and I gave him my frame that says "I love my dad." Then we went bowling. Btw, man I was baaaad, I thought I was going to be wayyyy better. I'm getting too much confidence on Wii bowling I guess. 

February Goals
Earn a superior in my piano festival. 
Drink more water. 
Condition more. 
Do another photoshoot with Sarah. Teach her some tips on photography so she can start doing picture of me :P
And finally do my roundoff right. 

Lol I know this post is already long but I just gotta say one more thing about that last goal. 

Every single coach who sees me do a roundoff always says "We need to work on that. You have a weird roundoff." Dude, I know I do and I'm not making fun of them for saying I need help, but so many people have said it. And every time someone says it, I laugh and say, "Yeah I know." 
SO. I want to do my roundoff right. I want to learn. I'm going to do it💪🏼 

Anywho, I'm super excited about February. We got some REALLY exciting things happening. WOO HOO. 

bouncing in to say bye,
P.S. I just realized two of my pictures I featured in my last post. *slaps myself in the face* sorrryyyyy