Friday, November 21, 2014

Are you a Patriot?

How many times have you passed by a veteran and never said thank you? How long has it been since you went out of your way to say thanks? When was the last time that you stood up against a tyrant? When was the last time that you stood up for freedom?

So many times we forget that someone paid the price and was willing to give his life for our freedom. 

Stand! the ground's your own, my braves!
Will ye give it up to slaves? 
Will ye look for greener graves?
 Hope ye mercy still?
 What's the mercy depots feel?
 Hear it in that battle peal!
 Read it on yon bristling steel!
 Ask it,- ye who will.

 Fear ye foes who kill for hire?
 Will ye to your homes retire?
 Look behind you! they're a-fire!
 And before you, see
 Who have done it!- From the vale
 On they come!-And will ye quail?- 
Leaden rain and iron hail
 Let their welcome be!

 In the God of battles trust!
 Die we may,-and die we must;
 But, O, where can dust to dust
 Be consigned so well,
 As where Heaven its dews shall shed
 On the martyred patriot's bed,
 And the rocks shall raise their head,
 Of his deeds to tell!
-- Warren's Address to the American Soldiers --

There are many times that people will make a statement like, "I'd die for my country without hesitation." But do they really mean it? Do they understand the price that they must pay? Can they look the barrel of the gun in the face, stand tall and say "Die we may and die we must"? Most people that make those statements probably wouldn't be able to do that.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I do understand one fact, freedom isn't free, it never will be. I also understand that when a nation stands by while their freedoms are being taken away the price will have to be payed again. 

So ask yourself this question, are you willing to give what it takes to keep this nation free? We take so many freedoms lightly. Most of the time we're so focused on the freedoms we're losing, and don't seem to recognize the freedoms we still have.

The freedom to teach our children
The freedom to say what we please
The freedom to carry a gun 
The freedom to wave our flag
The freedom to walk the streets 
The freedom to fight 
The freedom to worship 

One day we will be asked to make a stand. One day we will be asked to fight back. One day we will be asked what we cherish more, our secure jobs, or our freedom to serve God as he calls us to. One day we may have to say goodbye to more than one person.

The generation of WWII knew that as Americans it was their job to protect freedom. They excepted that responsibility and carried out their jobs to the best of their ability. 

Farm boys became marines, women became war corespondents and spies. All of them laid aside their own dreams to fight for a dream they all had in common. If our freedom was seriously threatened, how many people do you think would stand up for it?  

Are you willing to give what it takes? Are you willing to sacrifice your dream for a better, bigger dream? Have you truly pledged your life to America? When you take the pledge of allegiance, do you mean it?

"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

"...we will never surrender for it, not now nor ever. We are Americans."

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Destroying Prince Charming

Wow! That's a little mean isn't it? I mean totally, utterly, and with out mercy destroying Prince Charming? Mean? Yes. Needed? Diffidently.

When I say Prince Charming I'm talking about the perfect, romantic, handsome, genuine dream man...that doesn't exist. Yes ladies I'm sorry to brake it to you but the guy you've been waiting for and dreaming for your whole entire life (how ever long that is) doesn't exist.

Now I'm not saying that you'll never find the right man, I'm just saying you'll never find the perfect man. They just don't exist!

But how would I know? I'm just fifteen and none of my siblings have married so what should I know about topics like this?

Well first off I have four brothers and a dad, all of them are the most wonderful guys in the world (in my opinion) but...THEY'RE NOT PERFECT!

Secondly, God says so...
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Rom 3:23

"They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Rom 3:12

Well I think that pretty much makes it clear that no one is perfect. Through the blood of Jesus Christ we can grow to holiness but we will never be perfect.

Now I'd like to make a few points on the "knight and shining armor" thing.

First of all if he's an honorable knight, fighting for his king and LORD, his armor should not be dent free. The scars of a battle worn soldier are carried with him wherever he goes, whether to suet a princess of his Majesty or go for a ride alone in the country.

Secondly, as pointed out by my younger sister, it is the wife's job to clean a knight's armor, so if he is not married and he is busy expanding his King's domain, he does not have the time to clean it and therefore the only reason that it would be spot clean is if he's trying to woo you and has not fully given himself to his King.

But the saddest thing of all about this topic is that in a lot of ways, the Prince Charmings of today are created by the woman's imagination alone. And after speaking to my brother about it I know how high standards put a burden on men. Now because of the unrealistic, and unpractical expectations of daughters a suiter has to have enough money to live in a big house, pay for a nice car, afford new clothes, and be able to a have a huge wedding.

"Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, then a stalled ox and hatred therewith." Prov 15:17

I've heard story after story of marriages being torn apart due to debt. Wouldn't it be better to maybe not have a new car but instead be truly in love with a imperfect but the right husband?

So do prince Charmings exist today? Well you might be thinking, of course not! But you're wrong.

They do exist...everywhere you turn.

There are men out there that are depicted as the perfect man and even attempt to pass themselves off as well qualified for any good looking girl that comes along. We normally refer to them as Cads or Wolves but in a true since they are the Prince Charmings of today.

What is your definition of a perfect man? What are you looking for? Unfortunately there are a lot of women today that are easily taken by any good looking, "christian" "home schooled graduate" guy that comes along.

Whether they're animated or human Prince Charmings are everywhere.

A Prince Charming is any man who is deemed or made to look perfect.  And not only in our day, but in every centenary there has always been Prince Charmings. And I'm afraid that there always well be.

They are given every opportunity to show themselves, they're in the movies (even ones considered safe) they're on social media, in home school groups or at church, and they're on music albums.

But let me say this...whether they'll always exist or not, there's still hope.

When you are idle, temptation knocks loudly, but when your hands are busy, your ears will be too.

"Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: so shall they poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man." Prov 6:10-11

Esentially if you're busy with the LORD's work then it will be hard for a man after selfish gain to woo you or capture your heart.

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Ps 119:105

"For the word is quick, and powerful, sharper than any twoedged sword..." Heb 4:12

Keep his word near
And you have nothing to fear

One more note on being busy. The constant encouragement to "wait for Prince Charming" is in all forms...wrong. We as women were not meant to sit around all day and wait for a man to come for us. For most, that would mean over twenty wasted years! Each second is worth so much. "And what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." James 4:14.

Don't waist your life on dreams that have no eternal value. Although I am only fifteen I've learned the hard way how absolutely precious life is, and how priceless heavenly treasures are. "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven..." Matt 6:20  Selfish dreams of a man who will wait on you hand and foot have no place in the mind of a woman of God, they are wasteful and destructive. "And the world passeth away and the lust thereof..." 1 John 1:17

Even though historically the dominion mandate was given to a group of was meant for women too. We have our part to play and it's time we took our noses out of those romantic novels our heads out of those dreams and our life out of fairy world.

It's time we stopped waiting for prince Charming and instead started helping the knights of our king who are all around us. It's time we stopped seeing men around us as "candidates" and started treating them as soldiers of the Almighty king. They need our help and we have no excuses to keep it from them.

"...but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands and let her own works praise her in the gates." Prov 31:30-31

May we all bring glory to God in everything we say and do. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sneak Peak

Ok today marks a very special occasion. For the first time ever I am revealing two clips from my future book, G.S.I. in Danger, to the public... enjoy

                 “I wish the Christians back in America could see this, it might change their mind about how peaceful the Muslims can be,” Christopher said shaking his head as he leaned over the bodies of two Christian Syrians. “They sit back in there pews on Sunday and fold their hands satisfied that they have a place in heaven because they go to church. I’d say it’s almost blaspheme, claiming His name and then treating it like a game. I wonder if they’ll ever wake up,” he said his tone becoming sharper with every word.
“Well we can keep praying,” Jason said putting his hand on Christopher’s shoulder. “And Chris, as long as we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing, pleasing God and accomplishing his will, then I’d say that God is pleased with us and that’s the only opinion we should ever worry about,” Jason stopped as he saw a tear slide down the young man’s cheek.
“Brace yourselves,” Alice shouted. “Just like landing on an aircraft carrier, only there’s no line. I can do this. I can do this,” she told herself as she bit her lip and added, “God help me.” She let out the throttle, engaged her landing gear and braced herself for the shock. Time seemed to stand still as the small strip of rock got closer, perspiration stood out on Alice’s face as she gripped the yoke harder. For a second Alice closed her eyes, “It’s Yours, take control,” she whispered softly. She opened her eyes just in time to watch the plane hit rock, the nose hit but the wheels leveled it out. They sped straight for the other side of the strip Alice slammed on the brakes but it wasn’t enough, on the other side of the strip was a large bolder, the plane ran straight into it, Alice blacked out.

“Alice, Alice!” Frank called as he shook her. He got himself out of his straps and pulled her up. Her head had smashed the dashboard due to her belts snapping at the shock. Blood was streaming from a huge cut on the front of her head. Frank undid the rest of her straps and began to pull her out of the cockpit of the plane as Jason came to. He had banged his head on the window and had lost consciousness for a moment.

“How is she?” he asked as he got up to help Frank.

“Well she’s alive if that’s what you mean,” Frank replied.

“That’s not good.”

“It isn’t?” Frank asked in surprise. “I thought you liked each other.”

“No, not her, I mean that.”


“That bolder is lying right on the gas tank, too much pressure on gas could mean..”

“Boom, yea I know,  let’s get out of here,” Frank finished as he put Alice’s arm around his shoulder and started dragging her down the edge of the cliff while Jason grabbed the first aid kit. Frank reached the end of the cliff as Jason started heading towards him, just then there was a big explosion, Jason dove and went tumbling down the edge of the cliff while Frank shoved Alice behind a rock; as he went to jump behind it himself a piece of shrapnel hit him in the arm surprising him and causing him to lose his balance and topple over.  

G.S.I. in Danger

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Content at Home

Well if you're like me, high spirited, adventurousness, "let's go conquer the world," type, then you probably understand the title of this article. If not then let me explain...

Sometimes us "go conquer the world" type women, forget that the home needs to be conquered just as much as the rest of the world if not more. The home is a place where ambassadors, presidents, kings and your average day worker that changes the world one step at a time, were all born. The home is where habits are created, characters are developed and where children learn to shape the world.

 The home has, for the most part, been destroyed by social media, by the movie making industry and even by schools. Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, everyone is teaching a simple trend, go to school, graduate high-school, go to collage, get a job, drive a nice car and live in a big house, live a happy life and then retire when you reach the age of sixty. Where in that does it mention the home at all?

When you destroy the home you destroy the family, when you destroy the family you destroy the church, and when you destroy the church you destroy (according to men) God's rule on earth. The home is the foundation for the family, and when you have a strong God-centered family, you have a strong God-centered church and government (which by the way go hand in hand). 

As women adventurers, I'm almost positive that most girls my age and older find it hard to see life at home as an adventure. Now I'm not going to supe-up life at home and change it around to look awesome because that's not my goal. But I am going to tell you something very simple that I've been learning lately.

Life is an adventure created by God, your journey is like a puzzle being built by the mastermind. Each puzzle piece is a lesson learned, you can't skip one or leave it behind every piece is needed to complete the picture.

 God uses the home for that purpose. Although doing dishes or rocking a crying baby to sleep doesn't seem like much in the way of changing the world, it does in the end. 

But what if you never married? Or never had kids? How in the world could you effect the world by doing dishes? Well maybe I'm putting the wrong reason to this. 

Why should you do the dishes, wash the clothes, clean the house, or put the kids to sleep when you have a beautiful voice or some other talent you could be changing the world with? 

Ok, here's the answer nice and simple....but blunt:

You do it because God says so and therefore it's the right thing to do.

Now I know that's a really straight forward cruel way to say it but I really don't know any other way to. And this goes for unmarried women as well.

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he shall not depart from it." Prov 22:6

"And you shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Duet 11:19

God refers to the woman as a "help meet," (Gen 2) we were created to help the man, either our husbands our fathers our brothers or our brothers in Christ.

Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies...She seeketh wool and flax and worketh willingly with her hands...She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meet to her household and a portion to her maidens...She perceiveth that her merchandise is good...She layeth her hand to the spindle and her hands to the distaff...She is not afraid of the snow for her household...She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates...Strength and honor are her clothing...She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not of the bread of idleness...She maketh fine linen, and selleth it...She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and on her tongue is the law of kindness...Give her of the fruit of her hands and let her own works praise her in the gates........adapted from Prov 31: 10-31

Some women have been called in the past to be fighting women, but let me say, the women that have the courage to fight the battles of every day in the home, to persevere their way and pioneer in the world of making the perfect home, are truly the strongest women of all.

My prayer for every woman is, that she will live the life of a true christian woman, to fight the fights God has given to her and to glorify God in everything she does.

What I'd like to end in saying is, thank you to the mothers that have made the choice to stay home and raise their families.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vote- the Decision

Well if any of you wonderful people were watching the comments you might have already guessed the final verdict...the new pro-file will be.......


So for all of you who voted #2 you win! Thanks for your participation in this. I love you all!

Great Books

Well this is the beginning of my 'great books' series. The idea is that every time I get a good book that I'd like to suggest, I'll post it for all you all to see along with links on where to get it.

For my first book, one that I just received from my all knowing oldest brother...

"Save the Cat!"

Now you might be thinking, "What type of a book would be called that???" Well it's a screen-writing book. The book that has completely transformed my writing skills and gave me the ability to write my very first book (...coming soon!) which if I can say is a great accomplishment. 

All though I would warn that he is not a Christian, I do believe that there are many things we can learn from the pros, Christian or not.

This book has now been added to my shelf and I hope you writers out there will find time to add it to your's.