Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gods law

     There are many different beliefs and theories of what law is and who is subject to those laws. Each one is radically different, and causes dispute.
     Some believe in Natural Law. This is the belief that there are laws that are imbedded in nature or inside our hearts, that tells us what is wrong and what is right. This, however, causes controversy, because everyone has their own feelings and morals.  Right and wrong will vary from person to person. This type of thinking has a hard time holding up in court.
     Some believe that each person or country can set down its own laws and do not have to submit to the law of others. This, too, causes controversy. It means that we should not have punished Nazi Germany for persecuting the Jews, or taking over other countries. According to German law it was perfectly legal. So we had no right. But because we have International law we were able to stop Germany and try to make so they could never do it again.
     Some believe that God created the world, but then left it to run on its own. They believe he is impersonal and does not care what we do. Therefore we must make up our own laws based on our experience, feelings, and reason. And again controversy arises, for obvious reasons.
     As Christians, we believe that God is creator of all things. He is a personal God and cares for us deeply. In the Bible he laid down laws of right and wrong for us to follow. With the Bible as our standard, there is no room for controversy. The important laws are in black and white. Do not kill, do not steal, ect. We do not have to make our own laws. We can simply follow Gods law and have perfect harmony.
 
   Corum Deo,
Kimberly Elizabeth

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ten Things...

   ...About myself.
1. I love, love, love to sing! I can't even stop myself from humming at the grocery store.
2. I can't keep myself from smiling and giggling when I'm happy. So if I'm ever grinning and giggling at you, its probably because I'm happy, and not because you shirt is buttoned wrong. But then again, maybe your shirt is buttoned wrong... better check ;)
3. I'm very easy to entertain. Books and movies I find interesting others consider, and I quote, "Boring". 
4. I'm forever laughing at things that other people don't even think are funny.
5. I'm a little bit of a daredevil. I like heights, and climbing vertical hills.
6. I'm petrified of snakes, spiders and bears.
7. I like to see peoples faces when I talk to them. 
8. I like riding in airplanes.
9. I love babies! oh, I just love them!
10. I hate it when I don't know something that someone else does, but I like smart people:).      

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Is This our Fate?

   English romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, wrote the following:“I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appeared:
‘My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look at my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remain. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
  Every town, every city, and every country must reach, at some time, their end. Some faster then others.
   Some times a city can get so big and powerful, they begin to think themselves indestructible. The leaders in the city begin to think, “We are so powerful, no one can possibly over take us.” And the people reply, “Yes, look at these huge walls that we have built. The buildings we have made. This huge army of men we have to protect us.” And they get proud. “We have created this.” They think. Then the next thing they know, some how or other, their huge walls are torn down. The place begins to decay. And nothing is left but a few relics sticking up from the sand. People traveling by stop to look. They laugh and point. “This is the city,” they say, “that thought it could not be torn down.”
   Why? Why is this so? When people look around and take credit for what they’ve done, they are not giving God credit. If they think they have created all this by themselves, then they are saying that they don’t need God. They turn their backs on God. And soon they are on the fast track toward destruction.
   No one, no town, no city, NO COUNTRY, can survive without God. I think of the Aztec, The Mayans, and the Incas. These were huge nations. But they turned their back on God. And where are they now? Gone, dead, wiped out. Some were taken over by people of the outside. Some were self destructive. Killing themselves from the inside out.
   We in the United states of America have a problem that we have to face. Do we not think ourselves the greatest nation?  I praise the Lord daily for the Godly founding fathers who laid down the plans for this country. But we have pushed the self-destruct button.  We are killing ourselves. Thousands of babies are murdered daily. We are exchanging our rights for ’comfort’, ’safety’, and ’insurance’. The men in this country have let their man-hood slip through their fingers. They no longer know how to stand up for themselves, let alone their family.
   Oh, that we would kneel before God and beg forgiveness. Turn away from our evil ways. Love the Lord and hate evil. Oh, that our leaders would see their wrongs, and turn to the right. This is my prayer.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

"My" Baby!

I absolutely love my littlest sis', Emmeline! I've taken to calling her, "My baby". She's such a sweet heart. Hates taking naps, and loves being held. If she's not tired (like I said, she doesn't like naps) she will play on the floor for a long time with her baby toys. She 'talks' a lot, hums along when you sing, and is trying to learn how to crawl. She can say Mama, Dada, and Yay! Ohhhh, I just love her!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Some Thoughts

   Elk season ended yesterday. Dad and I both had tags. It was wonderful to spend time with him while searching down those giant, kingly creatures. I spent the whole season (Wednesday thru Saturday) without taking a shower. I was waking up at 5AM and getting home at 6PM tired and sore, so I simply didn't have the time. I wore pants that had a hole in one knee and and shirts that I wouldn't wear to town. Appropriate elk gutting clothes. Believe you me, it felt good to take a shower and change.
   Anyway, this got me thinking of that Bible verse. The one that says there's a place for everything, and a time for every season under heaven. Or, something like that. I should look it up but its late and I need to go to bed soon, so I'm writing this fast.
   I have shirts, skirts and a dress that are saved special for Sundays. I have clothes that are saved special for 'Going to town'. I have everyday clothes, and clothes that are worn only when I'm cleaning the bathroom. What if I was to say to myself, "You know, those Sunday clothes are really nice. I should wear them more often."and then I wore them on a Monday. See, Mondays are my day to make supper. I could make fried chicken. And I could accidentally spill cooking oil on my nice blue ruffled dress. Now what? Well, I certainly couldn't wear that dress to church anymore.
   What I'm getting at is that we have to remember there is a time and place for everything. When you're planning a menu, choosing books at a library, doing the laundry, going hunting, attending a funeral, going for a walk, sewing a quilt for a friend, sewing a quilt for a stranger, you have to decide which time and place you are in and do accordingly.
   I don't know. Maybe this is a very lame post. I'm tired and I feel like I'm blabbing about nothing. Maybe I should come back later. Good Night! 
Kimberly Elizabeth    

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cooked In The Shell

   Maybe y'all  already know all this... but awhile ago I didn't! So this is for all those who don't :)! 
   The subject is boiled eggs. They always confused me. How do you tell if they're done if they are stuck in the shell? How do you keep them from cracking when you take them from the cold fridge and put them into hot water? How do you remove the shells without tearing the eggs apart? 
   Well, you can find all this wonderful information in "Betty Crocker's picture Cook Book". Or, you can continue reading this post. :)
   First off, if you are starting with boiling water, you need to take the eggs out of the fridge before hand and let them warm to room temperature. This will stop them from cracking. Trust me, you want to do this. If you don't you'll end up throwing away a lot of cracked eggs that have filled your nice boiling water with egg whites. But of course, you can start with cold water, but I usually don't, so I can't give any advice on that. So anyway, warm the eggs.
   Once the water is boiling, carefully lower the eggs into it with a slotted spoon. I mean, you don't have to use a slotted spoon, but that's what works for me. Make sure the water completely covers the eggs. And don't pile the eggs up. They must be in one layer in the bottom of the pot/pan. 
   Lower the temperature. The eggs want to barely simmer while they cook. If you want soft-cooked eggs, cook them for only 3-5 minutes. For hard-cooked it's 18-20 minutes. Stir them several times to keep the yolks in the center. And be sure to time accurately. Overcooking causes the yolks to darken.
   When the timer beeps, immediately remove from the burners. Pour out the hot water, place the pot under the faucet and run cold water on them. Let the water run for a long time. You want to completely cool the eggs. This is extremely important. Cooling the eggs makes removing the shells very easy.
   Now that the eggs are cooked, you can make what ever you want with them. Stuffed eggs, Deviled eggs, Egg Salad Sandwiches, or you can slice them and use them for a garnish (be sure to use a really thin, sharp knife), or, of course, you can sprinkle them with salt and pepper and eat them as they are. It's your choice! And now you can do it with ease and grace, because you know how to make boiled eggs.
   Have an eggy day!
                    Kimberly Elizabeth     
   

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Place of Wonder

   My brothers and I wanted very much to go on a backpacking trip with our grandpa. We worked hard for the neighbor, I babysat and the boys did yard work, to earn enough money to go. We needed to buy all our own gear and food.
   We left for the mountains on August 23rd. Our team consisted of seven people. Our grandpa, step-grandma, two aunts, my two brothers, and I.
   At first we walked along a dirt road, but then it narrowed down into a dusty path. We came across a log that ants were living in. They were digging out the cracks in the log and throwing out the sawdust. The sawdust was piled beneath the log. Inspired, we made up a little rhyme. It went, "If those little ants can make such a pile, our little steps can make up a mile." I repeated the rhyme to myself when ever I felt tired of my pack and wished to complain.
   Everything was beautiful! We crossed little streams and brooks. We saw wild flowers and big bunches of Elderberries. A doe, and even some elk!
   We camped that night beside a pretty creak. Supper was delicious! And breakfast even better! Refreshed from the nights sleep we heaved on our packs and headed off again. 
   We passed through so much beautiful country. When we came upon a good view we would stop and rest awhile, soaking it all in.
   The second night we camped on a saddle of the mountain. Since we weren't by a stream or anything, we didn't dare use the rest of our water for breakfast. So we went without. The little stream we found later surely looked good!
   We spent four glorious days in that place of wonder. And I thank God for every second!
Corum Deo,
   Kimberly Elizabeth
   

Saturday, August 17, 2013

It Saddens Me

   "It's so boring!"
   "It's just a bunch of faces and dates." 
   "They're all dead anyway!"
   This is what I've heard many, many kids (especially teenagers) say when we discuss history. It makes me so sad! Not only is history interesting, exciting, and even (gasp!) fun, but it is also very important. 
   "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~ George Santayana (1863-1952)
   "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."
 ~ Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
   "Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
- Winston Churchill  

   I understand why history would be a bore if it was just a bunch of names and dates. But it's NOT!!! To me history is much more exciting then any old fiction book. I mean, this is stuff that really happened! Think about the Titanic. Or the Indian Massacres. Or the American Civil War. Brother fighting against brother... a country divided against itself! Oh, and nothing beats studying The Revolutionary War! And how about Hiram Bingham III and the Incas. Now how's that for an Indiana Jones story! And Hiram Bingham The First was a fascinating man. Sure, memorizing the dates is important, but that's not the best part!
   History is very important, too! We can learn from the our ancestors and great men and woman of the past. Learn from their mistakes and failures. And also follow their good examples. God's word says, " A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsel." Proverbs 1:5
This verse has a lot of meaning to it, but for this post I think it works well. A wise person can learn from most anything, you just have to be paying attention.
  Corum Deo,
    Kimberly Elizabeth

Monday, August 12, 2013

One Thousand Words





These are all my favorite pictures that I've taken in the last few weeks. Hope you enjoyed!
~Kimberly

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

We had a blast!

   James and Ramona and their children stayed Sunday night with us. It was really fun and I praise God that we got to see these fine people!

 Alexa
 Chauntel
 Kylie and Camille

 Dad and James
 Camille, Trent, Kylie and Mikayla
 Blayne and Lando
 Chauntel, Me and Alexa
 My attempts to get a picture of the boys. 
Lando, Zachary, Cody and Blayne

Lando, Cody and Blayne

Corum Deo,
       Kimberly

It's a responsibility

   'Govern' is from the Latin word 'Gubernare' meaning: To steer.
   OK, lets put this into perspective. You and some friends are going out to eat. You are going to drive. When you get into the drivers seat do you say "I'm driving so I get to steer this car how ever I please!"? No, of course not. Since you're the driver you have a responsibility. You have to make right choices to keep your passengers safe. You don't run red lights, speed, and skid corners. Or, at least, you shouldn't. Also, you don't make all the decisions. You don't say, "We are going to this restaurant because I'm 'steering'." Out of love and consideration you ask your friends which place they would like to go. And you may even put it to a vote.
   Now, lets consider this: Does our Government have the responsibility to care for our country? Protect us? Keep us safe?
   OR, do they have the right to steer us any way or any where they please? It seems, to me anyway, that the Government thinks they have the right. Especially in recent years. 
   I believe, according to the Bible and 'Gubernare', that the Government has a responsibility. And they have been using their so called 'powers' way to excessively. 
   We the people need to stand our ground. We need to take back the rights that our leaders have taken. The rights aren't theirs. They are ours!
Corum Deo,
         Kimberly Elizabeth          

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dressed all in white

   On June 16th, I stood before a small congregation and confirmed my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, and God, our creator, and the Holy Ghost, our comforter. I felt so amazingly blessed and yes, even shed a few tears. I enjoyed the classes very much!

My parents and I

 
 My classmates were the best!

Corum Deo,
        Kimberly Elizabeth
   

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What should I do for fun?

   Looks a little stormy outside... House feels cozy and warm... Schoolwork done, bedroom clean...What should I do for fun? 
   I'm want to knit a baby dress, but I don't have enough yarn. I wanted to do a post on my confirmation, but the pictures aren't downloaded yet. Its fairly warm out, maybe I'll go for a bike ride.
Hmmm... What should I do for fun?
   I've already finished my chores... The lunch dishes are done... The porch has been swept... I probably should vacuum the living room... But, what should I do for fun?
   I could go for a walk... I could stand on my head... I could spin in a circle or two... I could do my sisters hair... I could watch a movie... I could read my bible... Hmmm... What should I do for fun?
   I checked my E-mails... I washed my sheets... that window needs to be washed... Hmmm... what should I do for fun??? 

Kimberly    

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Brothers to the rescue

     I ran into the living room screaming. "There's a yellow jacket in my room! It's a huge one! Someone come kill it before it stings someone!"
   Cody jumped up and led the way back to my bedroom. Swaggering up to the window he examined the insect that was causing me so much alarm. "Oh, its not that big."
   "Yes it is!" I insisted, quaking in the corner, "Kill it!"
   He grabbed a wad of paper and smashed the yellow jacket against the window. But when he lifted the paper it wasn't dead. It began to buzz around on the window sill, unable to fly. 
   "Kill it! Kill it!" I was jumping up and down and squealing. 
   Cody gave me an annoyed look, scooped up the yellow creature with the paper and disappeared with it. I sat down on my bed with a sigh of relief. Praise God for brothers! 
   I love my brothers. They're always the first to save me from 'dire peril'. The first to help me lift a heavy object. The first to help me when the chain falls off my bike. The first to jump to my aid always. Oh yes, the first to tease me as well. But I don't mind. Not really.         

Monday, May 13, 2013

Our Joy For Ashes

   After such a hard beginning to the year 2013, we have finally received an eighth member to the family.
  Emmeline Martha is heartily welcomed by parents, Mike and Melissa(Missy), and Siblings, Kimberly(me), Lando, Cody, Kylie and Mikayla. She was born May First, 5:52 pm, 6 lb.s 1oz, 19 in. long. We love you little girl!!!  
    
   A beautiful Spring to you all,
                          Kimberly   

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pain and pleasure

   It's hard to exlpain to someone the terrible loss of a loved one. My dear Grandpa was gathered into the arms of Jesus, April 8th, 2013. He lost the battle with brain cancer.
   He was the best of Grandpas. Always loving, always caring. Everyone describes him as quiet. That was certainly him. He only spoke when there was something important to say. I miss him so much.... I miss his quiet self sitting in the corner, holding one of his grandbabys. Every once in a while he would chuckle at something we'd said. I can't wait for the day in heaven when I will see him again.
   

 Grandpa


   On a happier note, my Mama is expecting her 6th child any day now and I simply can't wait to hold that precious little bundle in my arms.
Gods peace and Blessing be upon you,
Kimberly    

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Navy Hymn and Marine Corps Hymn

The Navy Hymn
Eternal father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave'
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
for those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And shushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermoreshall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. 

The Marine Corps Hymn
From the halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country's battles
In air, on land, and Sea.

First to fight for right and freedom,
And keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Our flags unfurl'd to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun.

In the snow of far-off northern lands
and in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job-
The United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've foight for life
And never lost our nerve.

If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines
                     
 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The beginning

Welcome to my blog!
   I'm real excited about this. I love to write, and what better place to write then a blog? I decided to call it, "My Scribbling" because that's what most of my writing is, me scribbling down thoughts. 
   Hopefully I can get a post on here soon!
Corum Deo,
         Kimberly