Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.
You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.
In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.
You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.
By Joanna Fuchs
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Read more about it at www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1622,151186-254192,00.html
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1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
5 tsp. warm water
3/4 c. confectioners' sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg and beat until blended. Stir in flour and salt, then the crushed candy. Add red food coloring to dough if desired. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake cookies 8 to 10 minutes until firm. Cool on sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
* White paper
* Optional: A protractor
* Optional: Glitter or glitter glue
* For a card: A piece of colored construction paper and glue
Real snowflakes all have six sides, so the first part of this project involves folding a piece of paper into sixths.
Fold a piece of paper in half.
Fold over one side, then the other, to make two 60 degree folds. You can do this by eye, or you can use a protractor. This is a good exercise in geometry and measuring angles.
Cut off the edges of the paper in an arc - this makes a circle (if you were to unfold the paper).
Cut a lot of the paper away.
Unfold your snowflake carefully.
Optional: Decorate your snowflake with glitter or glitter glue.
Glue your snowflake onto a folded piece of construction paper for a great winter card.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes per batch
2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, Ground
1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes with 5-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies as desired. Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.
|Don't these look good??|
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
2. Being able to have and read God's Word
3. My family
4. For all the things that I am blessed with that many people don't have, like a home, Christian parents, lots of siblings, clothes, food, a car, electricity and so on.
5. All the things I take for granted, like health, being able to run and play, eye sight, being able to hear, being able to speak, understand, and God's constant protection over those who are his.
Oh how abundant is your goodness , which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of mankind!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Save me from myself, Lord;Save me from my need To always run my life, Lord,To control my every deed.
Save me from my pride, Lord,My focus on just me;Help me learn to serve, Lord;Show me how to be.
Save me from the world, Lord,When tempting things entice;Remind me of eternity With You, in paradise.
I give my life to you, Lord My every need you fill;I’m resting in my faith, Lord;You saved me, and you always will.
By Joanna Fuchs
More like Jesus
Let us be more like Jesus In everything we do;Let’s live a life of service, A life that’s fresh and new.
Let’s relinquish worldly things,And not be slaves to fashion;Let’s fill our hearts with love,Forgiveness and compassion.
Yes, let’s be more like Jesus,Being always in God’s will,For if Jesus’ light shines through us,Our earthly purpose we’ll fulfill.
By Joanna Fuchs
I just really liked these and wanted to share them,
God bless, Peyton
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Afraid? Of what?To feel the spirit's glad release?To pass from pain to perfect peace,The strife and strain of life to cease?Afraid? Of that?
Afraid? Of what?Afraid to see the Saviour's face,To hear His welcome, and to trace,The glory gleam from wounds of grace,Afraid? Of that?
Afraid? Of what?A flash - a crash - a pierced heart;Brief darkness - Light - O Heaven's art!A wound of His a counterpart!Afraid? Of that?
Afraid? Of what?To enter into Heaven's rest,And yet to serve the Master blessed?From service good to service best?Afraid? Of that?
Afraid? Of what?To do by death what life could not -Baptize with blood a stony plot,Till souls shall blossom from the spot?Afraid? Of that?
This poem was written by E.H. Hamiliton,after hearing of the death of his missionary colleague Jack Vinson.Vinson was martyred in 1931 and showed no fear of death to his Chinese captors, telling them,"Kill me, if you wish. I will go straight to God".
Their story is really amazing please read it.
However, the Communists caught up to the Stams and when the soldiers did, they demanded all the money the Stams had; and it was handed over. The Communists then arrested John and took him to their headquarters. They left Betty, their baby, Helen, the maid and the cook in the Stams' house. The soldiers later came back an took Betty and Helen. The maid and cook begged to go along, but they were threatened to be shot if they did. Betty and Helen were taken to be with John.
That night, John Stam wrote a letter to CIM authorities, but it was never delivered. The letter was found later bundled up in some of Helen's clothes. It stated that the Stams were being held by the Communists for a ransom of $20,000. John Stam also wrote to the mission authorities of how he and his wife had been captured, then wrote, "Philippians 1:20: 'May Christ be glorified whether by life or death.'"
John, Betty and Helen were then taken to the local prison where some of the prisoners were released to make room for the Stams. In the midst of hustle and bustle, Helen started crying, and a soldier suggested that they kill her, since she was only "in their way". Then one of the prisoners who had just been released asked why they should kill the innocent baby. The soldiers turned to him and asked if he was willing to die for the foreign baby. The man was hacked to pieces for Helen in front of the Stams' eyes. Thus, Helen was allowed to live.
Martyrdom at Miaosheo
The next morning, the Stams were forced to march 12 miles with the soldiers, to the town of Miaosheo. The group stopped for a night, and Betty was allowed to tend to Helen; but in fact, Betty instead hid her daughter in the room inside a sleeping bag. The very next morning, John and Betty were being marched down the streets of Miaosheo to meet their deaths. Curious onlookers lined both sides of the streets. A Chinese shopkeeper stepped out of the crowd and talked to the Communists, trying to persuade them not to kill the Stams. The soldiers ordered the man back into the crowd, but he wouldn't step back. The soldiers then invaded his house where they found a Chinese copy of the Holy bible and a hymnbook. He was then led alongside the Stams to be killed as well, for being a Christian. After marching for a short while longer, John was ordered to kneel, and he was beheaded. Betty and the shopkeeper were killed moments later.
Rescue and aftermath
The baby, Helen, was found two days later by a Chinese pastor who took her home and took care of her. Reverend Lo Ke-chou and his wife then took the baby girl to her maternal grandparents, Reverend Charles Ernest Scott and his wife, Clara, who were also missionaries in China. The Stams' daughter later came to the United States and was raised by her aunt and uncle, George and Helen Mahy. As for Helen's parents, a small group of Christians found their bodies and buried them on a hillside. The Stams' gravestones read:
John Cornelius Stam, January 18, 1907, "That Christ may be glorified whether by life or by death." Philippians 1:20
Elisabeth Scott Stam, February 22, 1906, "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21
December 8, 1934, Miaosheo, Anhui, "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life." Revelation 2:10
The story of their martyrdom was much publicized and inspired many to become missionaries.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
#1. He is soooo kind!
#2. He always will stop and listen to you even for such small maters.
#3. He loves mama and us kids sooo much.
#4. He love Jesus first of every thing.
#5. He teaches us children about God and disciplines us.
#6. When he is here every one can't help but be happy!
#7. He keeps his promises.
# 8. He gives the BEST hugs and kisses.
# 9. He brings home treats to make us happy ( mom to, like flowers)
# 10. He is always playing with us!
Oh and I would also like to say I also have the best mama, but since it was fathers day I wrote about daddy.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
#1-What song are you currently listening to a lot? Oh how he loves us by David Crowder.
#2- What books are you currently reading? The Elsie Dinsmore books.
#3-Do you sing a lot? Yes!
#4-Sweet or salty?Sweet.
#5-What is your favorite hobby? writing and reading pretty much the same!
#6-What books have you read at least 3 times? Elsie Dinsmore, Janie's freedom, The Bible!
#7-What sites do you always visit when you get on the Internet? My Blogger, ummm.... and my Gmail.
#8-What was the last things you bought? A bag of food for my rabbits.
#9-Which fictional character do you think you are most like? I don't know.
#10-Favorite earliest memory? When I went on a date with my dad when I was 4.
#11-What do you do to change your mood? Play with my pets!
#12-What was the last meal you ate? peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.
#13-Do you want to learn another language? Spanish and Latin.
#14-Five things you can’t live without?1. My bible, 2. my books,3. my family, 4. animals, 5. sweets!
#15- Find the closest book to you, and flip to page 54.what is the first sentence in the 2nd paragraph? A bible " When anyone offers a grain offering to the Lord, his offering shall be of fine flour," that's if coloring books don't count:)
#16-What is something you would like to say right now? God is Good!!
# 17- What are your five favorite animals? #1. horses, deer, rabbits, dogs and all birds!
# 18- Whats your favorite color? lavender.
#19- If you could live in a book which one would you live in? Any of the Millie Keith or Mandie mystery books!
# 20- What is your favorite sport? Basket ball.
And now I tag 5 people~ my Aunt Farah, my Blogger freind Grace, my Blogger freind Nanna, and my blogger freind Jo March
Saturday, May 15, 2010
PS. please tell me if you like John Deer or Bamby best.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
My daddy: He never ever gets tired of giving big bear hugs and playing with us kids, even when he is tired. He loves each and every one of us. He loves momma VERY much and I am just so glad that I have such wonderful parents who love each other and us but love Jesus most of all. I can not imagine having a better father than he, in all the world!!
Momma: My momma is one of my best friend after Jesus. She is so loving towards all of her children and cares for them so much that she is willing to stay home with them. She is so amazing and home schools 5 children, Hunter 9th grade, me 6th, Noah and Isaac 3rd, Anna Grace 1st and Treasure kinder garden! That is not mention my other 3 siblings, Farah Beth age 3, Josiah age 1 and Eden joy who is 2 months old! I can't imagine what life would be like if there are better parents out there!!
Hunter : Hunter is my wonderful 15 year old brother and one of my best friends. Hunter loves Jesus more than any thing and loves the word of God. He is a brother who you can talk to and who I hardly ever get tired of talking to. He is very smart and is hard working. Hunter, though he is not shy, is mostly quiet but is not afraid to share the Gospel with people. He an amazing brother! Click (here) to go to Hunter's blog
Noah : Noah is the third in our family and is 10 years old. He is a very compassionate and bold boy with a very sweet heart. He loves Jesus and my dad calls him our little "Evangelist". We often lose him in stores and find him sharing the Gospel with some one. He is very creative and We all love him so much.
Isaac : Isaac is my funniest brother who is very sweet. He is 9 years old and is different from all of my other brothers. Hunter and Noah would rather be out in the woods running wild (along with me) where as Isaac likes to stay inside or ride his bike. He is a very smart little boy and we all love him too.
Anna Grace : Anna Grace is such a sweet little girl and was my first little sister. 7 years ago when I was 5 years old I had only 3 brothers and wanted a sister very, very bad. So any way I prayed every night for one and got the very best! Anna is so very sweet and is another one of my best friends. Everyone says we look just alike and I thank God every day for her.
Treasure : God really decided to answer my prayers for after Anna came 3 more sisters!! =Treasure came next and is probably the sweetest person in our family. She is so beautiful and is SOOOO meek and gentle. She is very quiet and is a little shy. She is a precious 5 year old girl who truly is a Treasure!
Farah Beth : Farah Beth is a VERY spunky 3 year old who is such a hoot. We are always laughing around here because of her and some times, well, pulling our hair out, he he. She really is my girl ,but can be bribed away by any thing sweet;) I just guess that's 3 year old! I am so thankful for her little self even when she gets into trouble!
Josiah Courage : Josiah is a very sweet little boy who is 1 year old. I have a feeling Josiah is going to be praying for a little brother as I did, being surrounded by 3 sisters! He loves to dance and is lately a sissy's boy. He is infatuated with any thing in the sky, mostly birds and the stars. He Loves to give kisses, or "dog, dogs" as he calls them because he loves to kiss our dogs on the back and so we would say " oh, you kissed the dog, dog" and he got mixed up. He loves his baby sister and we all adore our adorable little buddy.
Eden Joy : Eden Joy is the last Hardwick in our family. She is SO adorable. She has BIG blue eyes and brown hair. She is sweet but also very rotten and loves to be held. But what can you expect when there are 10 people here to hold her!! So that is my family!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
By Peyton Hardwick
Goellky (Go-el-kee) Saverbar ran wildly across his little hut that his family owned, Africa 1852. The 10 year olds father grabbed his 5-year-old son Tahokay (Tu-hok-a-y) off of his cot, his mother grabbed their 1-year-old daughter Punweea (Pun-we-u) up, and they rushed out of the hut. Slave traders ran every which way grabbing people and chaining them together. Anger surged through Goellky as he saw one man push his cousin into the human line, why? Because they were greedy, spoiled, self-centered brats! He thought clenching his fist. I mean come on, they were there distant relatives, Africans just like them! Goellky then as they were making a dash for the woods and no one seemed to notice the boy saw his only cousin, 6 year old Tea ( Tee-u) just standing there crying as the men shoved her parents into the carts. Goellky suddenly rushed over to the little girl grabbing her arm and pulling away. Goellky had a stab of bitter pane run through him as he saw that his parents had not waited on him, he knew they did not really care much for him at all, mainly because he was not very handsome and was scrawny and small. His father doted over their plump 5 year old and his mother put Punweea over all her children. He was dashing for the woods when suddenly a pair of hands seized his thin shoulders and Tea’s too. They both screamed out in fright, well Tea did, Goellky screamed out in bitter anger. Goellky punched and kicked with all his might and just as the man almost lost his grip on him the man called for a another man that came over with a big whip and CRACK, the big whip wiped across Goellky's bare leg's causing him to sit still so that the man could hand cuff his wrists.
Part 2 coming soon!
Friday, March 19, 2010
If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two
If he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you’d do.
Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room to such an honored Guest,
And all the food you’d serve to Him would be the very best,
And you keep assuring Him you’re glad to have Him there
That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare.
But when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they’d been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn’t heard?
And wish you hadn’t uttered that last, loud, hasty word?
Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder if the Savior spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?
Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read,
And let him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you’d planned to go?
Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?
Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they’d stay away until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things that you would do?
If Jesus Christ in person came to spend some time with you.
Read more at http://www.turnbacktogod.com/poem-if-jesus-came-to-your-house/#ixzz0j1h3J3xw
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
You Forgot My Soul
You lived next door to me for years;
We shared our dreams, our joys and tears.
A friend to me you were indeed,
A friend who helped me when in need.
My faith in you was strong and sure.
We had such trust as should endure.
No “words” between us could impose;
Our friends were like – and so, our foes.
What sadness, then, my friend, to find
That, after all, you weren’t so kind;
The day my life on earth did end,
I found you weren’t a faithful friend.
For all those years we spent on earth,
You never talked of second birth.
You never spoke of my lost soul
And of the Christ Who’d make me whole.
I’m lost today eternally
And tell you now my earnest plea.
You cannot do a thing for me –
No words today my bonds will free.
But – do not err, my friend, again –
Do all you can for souls of men.
Plead now with them quite earnestly,
Lest they be cast in hell with me.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
1. Jesus Christ!
2. The Bible
3. banana bread!!
4. taking pictures
5. receiving a letter
6. listening to live music
8. having guests, or being the guest:-)
9. having a basket ball game
11. Being out doors!!
13. Doug nuts
14. doing something with my whole family
15. camping up in the mountains
18. going to the beach
Monday, February 15, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
My Aunt did a post of some things she likes and I thought I would do the same, here are some things I love.
1. My wonderful family
2. Holding a new baby brother or sister for the first time
3. Birth day cakes
4. Having family devotions at night
5. Sitting around a worm camp fire
6. Taking pictures
7. watching the sun set
8. curling up on the sofa and reading a new book
9. The beginning of a school year
10. fall and spring
Monday, February 8, 2010
1. She is adorable!!
2. she is sweet
3. she is sharing( even with her Candie)
4. She is totally my girl!
5.She is really smart
6.She loves to make people laugh
7. She does not complain much
8. She is out going( at home at least at home)
9. She loves to help people out
10. She loves to give Hugs!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
1. He is kind
2. He is forgiving
3. He loves Jesus
4. He loves to talk and listen (but listen more than talk.)
5. He is sharing
6. He loves to play whith you
7. He is not bossy, as you think he may be being older than 7 younger siblings
8. He is very intellegent
9. He is protective of his sisters
10. He is the best big brother in the world