The Kings Blooming Rose November GiveThanks challenge!

October 30, 2013
In my last post I mentioned a challenge for Christian girls! The Kings Blooming Rose magazine is a magazine written and published by Sarah Bryant. Sarah is doing a contest for November that encourages you to count your blessings! Here are the contest rules!

Begins: November 1, 2013
Ends: November 30, 2013

Rules: Record at least 7 things each day that you are grateful for either in your personal journal, this ready-made chart, or on our private group where we can keep one another accountable throughout the month. [If you miss a day, please make it up the next day.]

Reward: Send us a letter by December 4, 2013, letting us know that you completed the 2013 GiveThanks! challenge. (Letters received after this date cannot be rewarded.) Include your name, age, parent's signature, and mailing address (or fill this form out and mail it to us). We will send you a small gift.
I am going to start doing this on November 1st as well. I understand that it is going to be a challenge, but I think it will be a good learning challenge for me! I hope you will do it along with me! If you decide to do it as well, I'd love to know! Then as the days go by we will be able to encourage and uplift each other.♥
Love in Christ,
 Julia Ryan♥

The Nativity story

October 29, 2013
Yesterday I told you that I was picking up "I am David" (the book) at my library. Well, after the library we stopped at our 5&10 to get some Christmas presents and candy. Who doesn't go into their 5&10 and walk out with a small bag of candy? Anyway, after the surprises were hidden away from the receiver of the gift, we drove to our local thrift shop. My mom, younger sister and I went in. I love going in there! I looked at the clothes, shoes, old books, jewelry, and then over to the books again! While doing my third swipe of the book shelves, I saw sitting down in the bottom corner "The Nativity story", the book! I quickly grabbed it and opened it up. (Now I will be looking at those shelves a bit more carefully next time.) If you have ever watched "The Nativity story" you will understand why I was so excited!
♥The movie♥
The book was written after the movie was made. So on the inside of the book there are pictures from behind the scenes. It is so cool! On one of the pictures, they showed that they actually had to bring down a washer and dryer so that they could dry Mary and Joseph's clothes for each different take! The washer and dryer were sitting on the beach. It was hilarious.
So, I decided to buy the book which was only $0.99! I was amazed at the low price. I have been wanting to build up my own little library with good wholesome books for myself, my younger siblings (for when they get older), and I pray someday for my own children. My little library consists of the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, Anne of Green Gables series, a couple of the Chronicles of Narnia series and now the Nativity story. I am excited to add to my little library!

♥The book♥

So, now I am reading "I am David" (I started last night and am already almost half way through! Told you I loved it.). "The Swiss Family Robinson" (which is SO long!), "The nativity story" (I also started it last night and am like 4 chapters into it) and "God came near" for school. My mind is full of adventures. I love it though! Have you ever read any of the books that I mentioned? Or, watched the Nativity story?

Now to return to my reading,
  Julia Ryan♥

P.s. I'm sure that you are thinking that I am only doing blog posts about books..hehe. But don't worry, my next blog post is going to be about a Challenge for Christian girls! 

Books, books and more books!!

October 28, 2013
Hi again!
 Today while I was cleaning around the house or playing with a sibling I keep on thinking about the book I was reading at the moment and how I can't wait to open it up again this evening! The smell of the old book, the fabric feeling of the paper and the thickness of the book are my favorite things. But, wait! I didn't tell you the best part! Words! Precious words that just flow on the paper. I was thinking today that there really are not that many good books now-a-days. I often struggle with finding good wholesome books. Because of that I usually read really old books, and more often then not the books are really good! I've tried many newer books and sometimes they are pretty good, but often they had no story line or they were not as enjoyable as The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne or the Laura Ingalls Wilder series!

Books! ♥
Actually today we are going to the library! I am going to pick up the book "I am David' today.  Have you ever read or watched the movie "I am David?' If so, let me know what you thought. I am going to do a book review on it after I read it, for those who have never read or watched it before. Oh my! I am so excited to get new books and to slip into the exciting world of READING!
 Reading with you,
  Julia Ryan♥

Welcome to Writing for His glory!

October 27, 2013
Hello Everyone,
  I have been thinking about getting a blog for a very long time and recently I finally decided that I would start one! So, let me first introduce myself. My name is Julia and I am a home schooled country girl! I love writing books, learning new things, baking, playing outside, reading, making up stories for my younger siblings, writing emails to my precious pen pals and reading/learning about God's Word! I have written one "novel" which is only 14 pages long. I have also had a article published for The Kings Blooming Rose magazine just last month! This blog is going to be full of exciting things like, short stories, encouraging bible verses, book ideas, things I have learned, pictures, things I have done in a day, jokes, blogs I like, fun quizs, books I like and things just to make you smile. I pray that this blog will be an encouragement for you!
"The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you." 1 Corinthians 16:23
In Christ,
 Julia Ryan♥