Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Reformation Day // 500th Anniversary

Oh -- October 31st. Today a lot of kids -- big and small -- are running around in costumes, begging for candy, pulling pranks, or posting selfies of themselves in their clever cosplay on social media. 

But guess what? I found out recently that Halloween isn't the only holiday going on in the world on this day. Today is also Reformation Day, the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation! 

500 years ago today, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany. While this act that Luther did doesn't really seem like all that big of a deal to a lot of us now, it was in fact a very big deal during that time, and was a very important event in sparking the protestant reformation. And that, in turn, does indeed affect us as Christians today, because if this reformation had never happened, we most likely would not have the kind of freedom of religion that we have today, to worship God in the way we see fit, or even be able to own a Bible of our own. 

So, today is a great day to be thankful to God for this much easier time that we live in now where we can openly worship Him without fear of being arrested or even killed for going against a certain church's doctrine.

I also wanted to share with you this video down below that gives more information on Martin Luther and his life and what led to him writing down his famous 95 Theses. I'd definitely recommend taking a little time out of your day today to watch!

"[Martin Luther proved] that it's not [entirely] about technology or distribution -- but having something important to say." -Dave Stotts, Drive Thru History

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Happy Reformation Day, everyone!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thankful Thursdays // Week One

Hello again, all!

So, what did we find to be thankful for this past week? Some days, I actually wrote down more than one thing to be grateful for, because there's just so much! When you start intentionally looking for things to be thankful for, it seems that you begin finding more than you ever thought you could before!

So here's some things I found to be thankful for this past week. They're kind of random, some being general things while others more specific; but anyway, I think this helped me some though in being more aware of how many great things I have in my life and how good I really have it.

Friday - Our family's laptop that I get to blog/write on a lot.

Saturday - A comfortable bed - Running water

Sunday - Joy in my life - Great friends

Monday - A lighthearted family with whom I can have a good time and share inside jokes with.

Tuesday - Beautiful weather and a beautiful area to enjoy it in.

Wednesday - Baked potatoes (what can I say... I had baked potatoes for lunch that day, and I mean... they were SO GOOD -- how could you NOT be thankful for them??) - That music exists.

Thursday (Today) - An old computer game of ours still works on our Windows 7 computer - I'm able to have a blog

What about you? Write what you thought of this week to be thankful for in the comments below if you'd like! :)

So, that's all I have for today. Another Thursday I might write a more elaborate post digging deeper into a scripture about thankfulness or something like that... but unfortunately I didn't really have much time to do that this week, so today is not that day.

There is, however, one more thing I thought I'd share with you just for fun... This comedic, yet thought-provoking video on gratefulness by Blimey Cow down below. :) Enjoy! :D

Have a great rest of your week, everyone!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thankful Thursdays // Introduction

As a society, we complain a lot. Think about it -- when was the last time you complained about something? I can think of quite a few instances in just the past few days where I've complained... maybe not out loud all the time, but in my head to myself.

God's Word tells us in Philippians 2:14-16 to "do everything without complaining or disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life..."

Do everything with out complaining? That seems almost impossible to do. However, in Matthew 19:26 Jesus informs us that "with God all things are possible." So apparently, it must not be impossible to do all things without complaining or arguing. God can help change our attitudes. But He's not going to just come along and do it automatically for us. We've got to be willing to change and trust Him to help us change our mindset.

It's good to take time each day to look for the good in your life even when things seem to not be going so great. I've always found that it's easier to not complain when I'm thankful and am thinking about all the blessings God has given me in this life.

So... I had this idea. Since the Thanksgiving season is going to be rolling around here soon, I decided I'd challenge myself starting today till the end of November to write down at least one thing each day to be thankful for. And then each Thursday of what's left of October and November, I'll come back here and share what I wrote down and what I found to be grateful for each day that past week.

Also, YOU are definitely more than welcome to join me in this endeavor as well if you'd like to! I'd very much like that if you did! :) You can come back and write down what things you thought of to be thankful for the past week in the comments each Thursday if you'd like, or you can just write them down in a notebook or somewhere else for yourself. And then when you're bored someday, you can go back and read them and remember how good this life is that God has given you!

Sound like a plan? I hope that made sense. (I feel like I made the explanation above kind of confusing.....maybe not...) So, whether you join me in this Autumny/Thanksgiving project or not, please don't forget to make room for thankfulness in your everyday life and take time to thank God for all the wonderful blessings He's given you!

So, let's get started, shall we? Here's one thing I've thought of that I can be thankful for today:
Having a family who cares for me.

Well, that wasn't too hard. Now -- it's your turn! What's one thing you can be thankful for today?

Have yourselves a wonderful rest of the week and see you next Thursday! :)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Just for a laugh... 2.0

So, today I thought I'd do a second installment of Just for a laugh which I did a while back. "A merry heart does good, like medicine" (Prov. 17:22), so let's get pumped up and joyful and have a little fun, shall we? :D

Let's kick it off with this clever joke......

Resisting A REST

Ahahahaahahahahahahaha... :P


How Ninjas Make Pancakes --- FINALLY REVEALED!

Okay okay, so I get it. Some of us are worse at matching clothes and doing all that fashion stuff than others, but come on...

Innocent reaction...


Christian humor! Leviticus 13:40 (NKJV) “As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head, he is bald, but he is clean."
Leviticus 13:40 (NKJV) “As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head, he is bald, but he is clean." :P


Too true, too true...

NOOOOOOO, MOM PLEASE not my fidget spinner that probably no one will care anything about by this time next year! D:


I have a feeling Spain will have a lot to explain about this plain name they've gained from playing this game...



The best eclipse glasses

These just might be the best homemade eclipse glasses around! Man, I wish I had known about making these before the eclipse happened this past summer. Oh well, maybe next time...

I hope you liked that! I sure did. :D Which was your favorite picture?

Also, what do you think of the new fall look? And I've finally done a "face reveal" thingamajig... in other words, just putting a picture of myself on the side there. :P

I hope all of you have a wonderfully blessed and joyful day!