Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Ophelia – Marie at Opinions, Thoughts, and General Ramblings. Thank you so much Ophelia for  awarding me!

For this award I have to:

*Link back to the blogger who tagged me.

*Answer the ten questions she gives me.

*Nominate ten others (or as many as I do) and ask them ten questions.

*Let those nominees know they were tagged.

The questions from Ophelia to me:
1) What is your favorite thing you’ve ever written?
Probably a short story I wrote about a year ago… it never got a good title, but you can read it at It’s About Story. And after you read it give me some title ideas!
2) What blog post on your blog has the most views?
3) If you could meet any currently living author, who would it be?
I’d say Chris Fabry, but I already have met him and get the chance to talk with him about every month… Probably Dr. Harry Kraus because he’s a doctor in Kenya! Oh, and I love his writing 😉
4) What is approx. the most words you’ve written in a day?
5,000. I did it twice during Nanowrimo.
5) What is the last book you read?
Shades of Mercy by Anita Lustrea and Caryn Rivadeneira (which was given to me by Chris Fabry )
6) If you could demand a rewritten ending to any book, which one would it be? 
Probably Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry! (Boy is he popular today!)
7) Do you have any books/blogs on writing that you’d recommend? 
I love Opinions, Thoughts and General Ramblings by Ophelia not a specific how-to writing blog, but I definitely learn a lot from her 😉
Go Teen Writers is also very helpful and I love Rachel Coker’s blog. Look around and find her videos, she’s very good at them 🙂
8) What book to movie adaptation do you find the most annoying? 😉 
 I’m annoyed by the changes they made on the last two Narnia movies 😕 I also didn’t like that the book Courageous that was written after the movie Courageous was way better then the movie.
9) What genre are you least likely to read? 
10) If you could write a book based off of one song, what song would it be? Why?

Oh this one is too hard!! I’ve already written one based off of Letters from War by Mark Schultz but I’m not sure I could pick just one song for a whole book… Can I get back to you on this one? Maybe?

Now here are my 10 questions:

1) What is your family’s strangest tradition?

2) Where is the farthest you’ve traveled?

3) At what age were your parents married (and/or Grandparents if that’s more exciting ;))?

4) What is your favorite book in the Bible?

5) Ice Cream or Cake?

6) What language do you wish you could speak?

7) How old is your blog? How many posts have you written? What year did you write the most? (Is it okay that I asked three (now four) questions in one?)

8) What is the last movie you watched?

9) What is your favorite music video?

10) What song do you feel was written just for you?

Now I nominate …


Sam, Mari, and Risa

Calista Beth

Can’t wait to see what your answers are!


Musical Bootcamp Performance – 6/8/13 {Flashback Friday}

Along with VBS, Musical Bootcamp is something that can’t be missed. It’s pretty much a fine arts camp for Middle and High Schoolers. For a more lengthy explanation Click Here. This year I got to teach a modern dance class! I was so excited and even more proud after the performance 😀 The girls in my class did a terrific job. The class was a lot more fun than work as we learned the moves to “Crazy Love” by Hawk Nelson.

My AMAZING girls ;)

My AMAZING girls 😉

Silly girls... see the "Crazy" and "Love" written on our socks? Yeah, our groups was just that cool B)

Silly girls… see the “Crazy” and “Love” written on our socks? Yeah, our group was just that cool 😎


See the "crazy" on her sock?

See the “crazy” on her sock?




Teachers being recognized :)

Teachers being recognized 🙂

Cousins are always the BEST fans! :D

Cousins are always the BEST fans! 😀

Check out the video of our Sign Language song at the link below:

CCC Musical Boot Camp 2013 – You are More from gnuhaus on GodTube.

100 for 100



Wish I had thought to post about this sooner! Tomorrow I start the 100 for 100 challenge; to write 100 words everyday for 100 days! Think you might be interested? Click the button below, but you only have tonight to sign up!

Happy New Year!!

Even though we rang in the new year a month ago I’m finally here and ready to ring in the new year for my blog! I was able to pull some thoughts together in January so I have a lot planned for the coming months…


The next several Fridays will be featuring something I’m going to call Flashback Friday. I’ll be blogging about events from the past 5-6 months that I never got around to blogging about! Look forward to lots of pictures 😉


The past week God led me to the word PASSION. I hope to blog about what God is teaching me about Passion and what it means for me in my life.


February brought on a whole new venture for our family: the GAPS diet. My older sister will be blogging about this journey HERE. Although the beginning will be rough I know God will use this to heal and draw us closer to Him.


And of course some random ramblings!

I hope you’re as excited as I am!

The Past 4 Months in Pictures – part 1

The set up for the Set-Apart Girl conference

The Set-Apart Girls!

Our Set-Apart Lunch 😉

Jordan’s Birthday Dinner

My VBS group of 2nd graders!

Skyping with Aunt Becki on the projector just because we could 😉 This is where the topic of me coming to visit came up… and then came true!

The beautiful flowers Mema and Papa (my mom’s parents) gave us after our Musical Bootcamp performance

Three of our chickens trying to lay eggs… Sausage in the way back, squeak on the side, and Pot Pie in the front who we no longer get eggs from since her death 2 weeks ago 😦

The pretty eggs!


I hope you enjoyed and got caught up a bit on my busy Summer! More to come 😀

Leaving for New Jersey

That’s right! I’m leaving for New Jersey early tomorrow morning to visit my Aunt and family. I can’t wait! I hope to blog while I’m there… at least a few photos here and there.

First time traveling all by myself. Eek! Your prayers would be much appreciated 😉 I have to run along now and finish packing… Enjoy the rest of your Summer!


For those of you who were sorry to hear about me having no coffee in the last post, might care to know that I ended up getting some iced coffee after my mom commented on my blog telling me to do so 😀

My Coffee!

Jordan holding my coffee so I could take pictures. I trust this sister so much! (the fact that she hates coffee helps 😉 )

The coolness that surrounded me

Ok, If I’m truthful it wasn’t very “cool” more hot 🙄 but very neat 😉

My mom was so kind to read my blog so fast that she commented a few minutes later telling me to get coffee. Don’t you think? I’m so grateful for my caring, kind, loving mother, so I want to wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!