Well, our family doesn't make a huge deal over our pets (I guess it's a farm-life thing :), but we do have a few who have been around awhile.
Our golden-retriever-turned-mutt Carmel :)
Some of our feathered friends which are always around.
Our most useful pet- Halle (hall-lay)
And our newest addition Sandy!
We also have two bunnies and neighborhood guinea hens that enjoy our pasture frequently. Every-now-and-then we also see the neighborhood peacock and his family, as well as our fair share of deer, pests, birds, and reptiles.
Today, my friends, marks the 2 year anniversary of this blog. Hard to believe how fast time flies! Just 2 years ago I was a 16 year old, finishing up my last years of high school, praying about my future, and penning my thoughts and convictions.
As I look back I can see how the Lord used this blog to sharpen and shape me for the future. Now I am learning to apply the things the Lord showed me in those fruitful years. The years of waiting are behind me (on certain issues) and the years of working/serving are ahead.
Excitement, nervousness, and wonder paint the horizon of my life. But I'm eager to see what the Lord will do and where He will lead.
Will you join with me for the next 2 years of this blog? It'll be exciting, it'll be challenging, it'll be humbling, but most of all it will be a glorious victory because Jesus is with me!
Wow this is hard! For generations we have enjoyed our family beach trip with my mom's side of the family. We've made so many memories and had so much fun on each of these vacations that I can't choose a favorite. Every year I'm sure I've had the best year ever but then the next one is even better.
One year we had an excitement on the beach. A giant whale had been washed ashore only a few houses down from us. We thought it was so neat until it started to rot and the stench, ugh...I can almost smell it thinking about it. It was in everything! No matter how much Lysol or air freshener we sprayed we could still smell it- yuck!
Another year we endured a hurricane and yet another year it rained the entire week! We got so bored that my cousins, sisters, and I started gathering all of the fake plants throughout the house and we stuffed them in my uncle's bathroom (he's a great uncle, by-the-way who played along with us the rest of the week!).
My cousin and some plants :)
This past year was one of the best. The Lord blessed us with beautiful weather, a gorgeous house, and a wonderful ocean. I loved it!
The whole fam!
I'm looking forward to the many beach vacations in the future!
This blog is operated by a young lady, under the guidance of her parents, who hopes to be an encouragement to other young ladies who love the Lord Jesus. It is also her desire to freely share the message of salvation to those who have not heard or do not know what Jesus has done for them. May you be blessed as you read!
A beautiful Tulip in our front yard
My Favorite Scripture Verses
I wish I could write the whole Bible right here! I guess I'll just have to put down some that have affected me the most:
"Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God." 1 Peter 3:3-4- this verse has been my life verse for several years. I desire to be more beautiful on the inside, where Jesus lives, than on the outside which is passing away.
"Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12- Just because I'm young does not mean the Lord lowers His standard. Rather I should be a better example as I have all my life to practice!
"...That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style;" Psalm 144:12b- I desire to bring honor and glory to both my earthly and heavenly Father!
"Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:3-4- Obviously I explained why I like this verse on my very first post since it is the name of this blog.
"That you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;" Colossians 1:10-I don't want to just walk through this life; I want to walk through it fully pleasing my Savior the whole way! May He find me fruitful right where I am!
My name is Hannah and I'm 19 years old. I started this blog with the intent to catalog my walk with the Lord and the things He showed me, as well as to encourage and inspire other young ladies! I currently live in VA with my family of 12 on a little farm with chickens, a dairy cow, cats, a dog, bunnies, and turkeys. I'm preparing to get married in April 2014 and will be moving to NE with my future husband. I hope to record the things the Lord continues to teach me along this pilgrimage journey called LIFE! Enjoy!