Sunday, July 26, 2009


If any of you have tried to visit, I'm very sorry... A message would have shown up saying "this blog has been removed". By some accident, that blog got deleted. I do not think that there will be a family blog in the future, but if there is, I will be sure to let you know via this blog.

Thank you... and sorry. :(

Pride and Anxiety

Pride is a weakness that everyone struggles with. Benjamin Franklin said in his autobiography that no matter how hard you stamp it down, there's always some left that comes back up.... And when you think it's gone - well that's when you know it isn't.

What about anxiety? I am always anxious....about everything. But Philippians says - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, make your requests known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

We are commanded to place implicit trust in Christ. After all, God is in control of all things, and everything is under his will, and so it would be foolish not to place our trust in him.

But so many times we disregard that.... we choose rather to be anxious.

A few weeks ago Mother read an article to us on this subject... it is from the after thoughts of that article that I have gathered my thoughts for this post. The point was that pride and anxiety are combined. For, if we will not place our trust in Christ, but rather are stubbornly anxious, is that not pride? We worry so often about what will happen... we get upset because things aren't going the way we planned for them to go, and then we become anxious about what will happen, because our plans were thwarted. But instead of flying to God and placing our trust in him, we just sit there, and remain in a state of anxiety, hoping that things will turn out okay.

But O! How much better off we would be if we humbled ourselves in the sight of the Lord, instead of remaining in pride...

This is so hard for me personally. Around here things have the tendency to... happen. And many times, I stress out about it all... way too much. The result is, I become emotionally/physically exhausted and drained. At least I think that's why, because when I don't worry, I am perfectly fine.

This entire post I have been trying to think of how I can end it decently. And the rather sad thing is, I can't think of a way to end it decently.

My parents are out of town at present, but as soon as they get home, I want to ask my Mother where she found that article, and then I'll post the link on here, so that you can read what I am trying to say by someone who articulates much better. :-)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Post With No Name

Hey y'all!

It's been awhile since I posted... Sorry 'bout that. At any events, I've found some things to post about....

On July fourth a lot of families met at the Clarkes to have a time of fellowship with each other. Even though the knights in shining armor decided that the damsels needed to be in distress, thereby "helping" them into the cold pond, the damsels were quite forgiving as they readily saw that the knights in shining armor were under-aged and yet in training. :D

Peter agreed to "bounce" the kids on the trampoline. Or, using his weight to bounce them with force high into the air...

This picture was the best yet of the activity... Click on it to see Rachel's expression. :D

Daddy and Mommy found this little baby bunny on a walk. Actually, they were on a walk and Asher the dog "found" it, and they rescued it from his jaws.... It was a cute little thing, although awfully shaken up. She liked sleeping in the pocket of my hoodie, though. The Connor family took her home to care for her. As for as I know she's still alive, and named Miss BunBun. :)

Well... What can I say! Chloe and I were terribly hungry late one night... And would you imagine it? The only thing to eat was ice cream. Unfortunately, the ice cream was unopened.... Problem easily solved: open the ice cream. We at it not be taking scoops, but by shaving off thin layers. Then we carved on the surface: "Chloe and Ruby were here" so that Gabriel, the ice cream police, would not have to go searching through the house finding the culprits. :D

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Boyhood Days

The only thing that excuses this picture is that the youngster portrayed here is only two...