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Finding Courage to Face the Lions’ Den

Sometimes it’s hard to find the courage to stand up for what is right and face the lions’ den but here is a true story of a man who was able to find the courage to literally face the lions’ den. It all starts in the book of Daniel……

There was a man named Daniel whom King Darius loved and appointed a leader over some men who also worked for King Darius. Now, these men were jealous and they wished to do away with Daniel so they waited for an opportunity to find fault with Daniel so that the King would have no choice but to punish Daniel.

The men tried and tried to find fault with Daniel but they could not. Now, the men knew that Daniel would go into his house every day, open the windows and pray to God. The men had an idea. They went to the King and suggested a new law in which no one could pray or worship anyone or anything but King Darius otherwise there would be a severe punishment. King Darius agreed and sealed the law with his royal seal.

When Daniel heard the law he went into his house, opened his windows, and prayed to God. The men discovered Daniel praying and immediately told the King. The King loved Daniel and did not want to punish him but he had to. Daniel was thrown into a lions’ den. The King did not want to hurt Daniel but he sealed the den with his royal seal.

Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den and he prayed. God sent an angel to protect Daniel and God shut the lions’ mouths.

The next morning the King went to the lions’ den and was overjoyed at what he discovered; Daniel was alive and unharmed in the lions’ den! Then King Darius knew that the God that Daniel had spoken of was real and he believed!

THE END

There will be those times when people will try to get you to do something that you know is wrong (like when the King tried to make people worship him and only him when Daniel knew that it was wrong). Listen to this story and remember to do what’s right even when there seems to be nothing wrong with doing something wrong. Do what’s right.

I hope that you liked this story and I encourage you to do what’s right.

Faith

 

 

 

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High Note Soprano

Do you like to sing? I absolutely love to sing!!! ❤ If you are familiar with singing then you will probably know that there are several voice groups and there are really 3 main voice groups, Sopranos, Altos, and Baritones. Baritones are low, altos are kind of in between, and Sopranos are high. I am a Soprano. I can sing higher than most soprano voices. My older sister, Grace, is a high soprano too. I love to sing and so does Grace. My sisters and I are all in a chorus with our friends. We are going to be in a musical called “The Jungle Book”. We are going to audition for some lead roles in the musical. Here are the characters from “The Jungle Book”:

(We are not doing the original Jungle Book, instead, we are doing the one from the Disney movie.)

  • Mowgli (The main character, a human boy)
  • Baloo (Mowgli’s friend, Baloo is a bear)
  • Bagheera (The panther, Mowgli’s other friend)
  • King Louie (The monkey king)
  • Shere Khan (The tiger who wants to kill Mowgli)
  • Kaa (The snake who tries to make trouble)
  • Colonel Hathi (The lead elephant)
  • Shanti (The  girl from the village who is a human)

These are the characters that there are.

Grace is trying out for Bagheera and Shanti, Joy is not trying out, and I am trying out for, Bagheera, Shanti, and Mowgli.

The auditions are in 3 days so I will keep you updated. 🙂

Faith † ❤

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Verse of the Day

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” † ❤

John 14:6

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Rainy Day Bucket

You know those rainy days when you’re stuck at home in one of those moods and you’re absolutely bored out of your mind? I’ve definitely had that happen a lot. You know what’s a great idea for that though?

Make a Rainy Day Bucket

Supplies:

  1.  Index cards
  2. Markers
  3. Tape
  4. Scissors
  5. A big bowl

What to do:

  1. Get the supplies and settle down at the table.
  2. Think, think, think.
  3. Be creative!
  4. Take an index card and write, “Rainy Day Bucket”, on it.
  5. Tape the index card to the bowl.
  6. Take some more index cards (you’ll want enough to fill the bucket) and cut them into small strips big enough to write on.
  7. The next thing you’ll want to do is make up a list of ideas for what you can do when it is rainy. (Such as board games, movie-time, baking, etc.)
  8. Take the strips and write an idea on each one.
  9. Put the strips in the bowl and mix them around.
  10. Whenever you have any ideas on what to do on a rainy day then just write them on a strip of paper and put it in the bucket.
  11. You should have markers and strips of paper always near the rainy day bucket in case you want to add to it.
  12. Whenever it is a rainy day and you are absolutely bored out of your mind then take 2 strips out of the rainy day bucket and read them. Choose between the 2 and put the other one back.

Have fun with your rainy day bucket! I hope your rainy days will be a lot more fun! 🙂

Faith ❤ †

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Driet

Do you like milk, gluten or corn products? I can’t have any of those. I have a case of dry skin and it is called eczema. 😦 This case of eczema started on my eyelids and above my lip. It disappeared from there and spread to other spots on my face and my arms and neck. It also is on the back of my neck and on my head. If you ignore it and don’t put stuff (such as cortisone and Eucerin) on it then it will just get worse and spread to other parts of your skin. If you have eczema then you should probably treat it right away by getting stuff to put on it and putting it on at least twice a day. My eczema got so bad that I had to go on a diet without all those things I listed and more. 😦 The thing that is the hardest for me to not have would be the dairy (or casein) because I like it so much. It is very hard for me to stay away from the corn because it is in everything as high fructose corn syrup or corn starch or something like that and gluten is in everything I like. So they are all hard to avoid. I call this diet a driet because it is for my dry skin. My whole family is on the diet. So far it has not worked but I will keep you updated.

Faith ❤ †

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CHRISTmas

Hi, this is Faith!!!

I know it’s a little late but I’m going to tell you a story, a story about Jesus. I’m sure you’re probably wondering who Jesus is. Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. If you want to read about it right from the book then here are some links: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1%3A26-38&version=NIVhttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+1%3A18-25&version=NIV , https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+2%3A1-12&version=NIVhttps://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+2%3A1-20&version=NIV.

But otherwise I will tell it.

A long time ago in Nazareth there was a young woman named Mary and a man named Joseph. Now Mary and Joseph were engaged to be married. One day an angel of the Lord appeared to Mary and his name was Gabriel. The angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Greetings you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you!” Now Mary was deeply troubled but the angel Gabriel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end. ”

“How can this be? Since I am a virgin?” Mary asked Gabriel.

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will bear a Son. So he will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” Gabriel answered.

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel Gabriel left her.

When Joseph found out that Mary was expecting a child he was upset because he had not yet married her and he thought she loved another man so he made up his mind to end their engagement. But one night an angel of the Lord came to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” When Joseph awoke he remembered what the angel had told him and he took her to be his wife.

Now, in those days there was a man ruling them named Caesar Augustus and he wanted to be able to make sure that everyone in the Roman world was paying their taxes. To do this Caesar had everyone go to their hometowns to be counted. Since Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph she went with Joseph to his hometown which was Bethlehem. When they arrived there they looked everywhere but they could not find a place to stay because Caesar had sent everyone to their hometowns. Joseph knocked on the door of an inn looking for a place to stay and the innkeeper said that there was no more room but they did have a stable where they could sleep with the animals. Since they had no other place to go and they were tired from their long journey on foot they accepted the innkeeper’s offer. A little while later Mary gave birth to a Son and they named Him Jesus and they wrapped Him in swaddling-clothes and lay Him in a manger.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in Bethlehem a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. (Luke 2:8 -20)

Far away in the East, Wise Men saw a star shining high in the sky and they knew this was a very special star. The Wise Men knew that the birth of Jesus had been prophesied and so they knew that this must be the star that was prophesied about so they decided to follow the star. They went to Jerusalem to see King Herod. They asked to see the child that would be the King of the Jews. King Herod didn’t want anyone to take away his throne so he said, “I do not know where this child is, but go and find Him so that I too may worship Him.” King Herod wasn’t really planning to worship Him, what King Herod was really planning to do was to kill Jesus because he did not want Jesus to take away his throne. When the Wise Men (or kings as they were also called) found Jesus they gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. But when the Kings went to go back an angel of God warned them not to go back because King Herod wanted to kill Jesus. So the Wise Men went a different route in order to avoid going back to King Herod. Later in, a dream an angel came to Joseph and told him to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt because King Herod had ordered that Jesus be killed. So Joseph took Mary and Jesus to Egypt and after King Herod had died they went back. That is why we celebrate Christmas; because that was the day our Savior, Christ, was born. And that is what puts the Christ in Christmas.

I hoped you enjoyed learning about Christmas!

Faith ❤ ☺†

 

 

 

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Read the Bible and it may change your life.  ☺ † ♥

Faith ❤ 🙂

 

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Christian Homeschooled Girl

Hi, Faith here!

I am a Christian and I am homeschooled so a lot of people probably think I would be strange, and they’re right! I’m not insane though, I am just different as are you. In Alice in Wonderland they say, ” You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret, all the best people are.” 🙂 This is an awesome quote that describes everyone. Me being a Christian homeschooler doesn’t mean I’m not like you at all, sure I’m a little different, but, “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” (Dr. Seuss) I know I’m adding a lot of quotes but there are so many about being unique and that is just how I am. I know I am unique, but what are you?  Do you always try to fit in? Don’t try to fit in, be yourself, be different. 🙂 I would like you to know that I was once in public school, but my parents and I decided that I should be homeschooled. Maybe homeschooling isn’t for you and, that’s okay, but I think that it’s just right for me. ❤ I am a Christian and I would be lost without God. I love God with all my heart and I know that when times are rough I can just pray and trust in Him. That is the awesome thing about God, He loves us sooo much that He will take care of us when we are lost and don’t know what to do. Also, He sent His son to die on a cross because He loves us so much and we have sinned so many times that without Him we would have no hope and we would go to hell when we die. Instead, when we accept Him, He will give us eternal life in Heaven with Him. That is only if we pray this prayer and mean it though. If you feel like you should pray this prayer then here it is, it is the same prayer I once prayed, praying is easy, you just have to fold your hands, close your eyes, and say these words:  I acknowledge that Jesus Christ is God; that He came to earth as a man in order to live the sinless life that I cannot live; that He died in my place, so that I would not have to pay the penalty I deserve. I confess my past life of sin — living for myself and not obeying God.I admit I am ready to trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord.I ask Jesus to come into my heart, take up residence there, and begin living through me. Amen.

That wasn’t hard at all and if you have accepted Him and asked Him to come take care of you then you will be forever changed in an awesome way! Now all you have to do is keep studying His word! I am soooo happy if you have accepted Jesus into your heart! ❤ Now you need to keep this relationship with God up! Here is a link so that you can do that, it is called the Bible; https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+1%3A1&version=NIV. I hope your relationship with God will be a successful and prosperous one and I think you should read a little from the Bible everyday.

Faith ❤

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My Poetry Thing

Hi!

This is Faith. 🙂 In my last post, I wrote that I loved to write poetry. I have a love for writing and poetry comes easily to me. I am going to share my very first poem with you…

Winter’s Here!

Snowflakes drifting down to stay, so that we can play all day. In we go out of the snow, snow pants dripping from the wet, “Wait outside, don’t come in yet! Or your boots will make a mess! Then hot chocolate is a yes.” Snow stuff hanging up to dry, snow forts, snowmen, making shadows as the sun sets from the sky. Then Dad comes home from work to say, “Tell me a little about your day.” Excited shouts and pushing through, to tell him what we love to do!   

I hope you liked my very first poem. 🙂 I will also share one about Life in the Middle with you…

Life in the Middle

Middle child, middle school, not too cute, and not too cool. (Some just take me for a fool.) Pre-teen, tween? Not a kid, not a teen. You’re too old to make a scene. You’re too young to make the team. You are just an in-between. But, it isn’t all that bad to be, someone who is just like me. You are not the guinea pig child. And you are not too very wild. Now that I think about this matter, I wouldn’t rather have the latter, in fact, I think I like it now, the way God made me anyhow. 🙂 

I hope you liked my poems. Any questions?

Faith ❤

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Faith’s Life in the Middle

Hi!

I’m Faith and I’m going to tell you about my life in the middle. Do you want to know the reason I chose Life in the Middle to be my blog name? I’m a middle child with one older sister and one younger sister. My older sister is Grace and my younger sister is Joy. I’m also a pre-teen or tween and I am in middle school, so, that is the reason I chose “Life in the Middle” for my blog name. Now that I’ve told you about my blog name I’ll tell you about my life…

I am twelve years old and I’m in 6th grade and I am homeschooled. I have been homeschooling since I was six and I couldn’t ask for a better teacher (for those of you that don’t know this, since I am homeschooled my mom would be my teacher). Grace is 13 and will be 14 in December, and Joy is 8 years old. I have a cat, 6 fish, and 12 chickens. I have a lot of hobbies and to let you know more about me I will list them.

  1. I love to play soccer and I have been playing it since I was 6.
  2. I love to sing.
  3. I love to read. (My favorite genres are fantasy and mystery. What are your favorite genres?)
  4. I love to write. Stories, poems, parodies on songs, everything!
  5. I love to act. I have lots of friends who like to act also, so, that’s kind of awesome.

I am a Christian and proud to be one. I hope to grow more in God every day. So far that’s all I’ve got. Thanks for reading my blog. 🙂 Any questions?

Faith †

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