Florence Nightingale - Ladies in History

April 29, 2014
This is the first of my new series - ladies in History -

Florence Nightingale was born May 12, 1820. 

She was always more interested in making cures for her dolls sicknesses, then playing outside with her sister. 

She never cared for such things as dresses and being rich. But, she got those things anyways because her family was very wealthy. 

One day, while out riding, she came upon an elderly shepherd man. He was very sad because his beloved and loyal dog was hurt. 

This was Florence Nightingale's first thing she cured.  
In her home, she constantly thought of becoming a nurse. Though, if she mentioned it to her family, especially her mother, she knew they would have a fit. For nursing was not something a respectable young lady does.
Florence's family was so wealthy that she even publicly meet Queen Victoria. 
After many, many years, she finally persuaded her parents to allow her to go to a respectable school for nursing. Florence loved it! 

During the Crimean war in 1854, she and the staff of 38 women volunteer nurses that she trained, were sent to the Ottoman Empire.

The hospital conditions were horrible, but Florence Nightingale changed that quickly.

Because of her changes in the hospitals, so many lives were saved. She quickly became loved by all the soldiers. 
When she fell ill with Crimean fever, everyone feared for her life. But, Florence would not give up. 

When she was well again, she once again meet with Queen Victoria. When Florence told the Queen about the horrible hospital conditions, Queen Victoria promised to make them better.

To me, Florence Nightingale was an amazing woman. She made a way for other young ladies that are interested in medicine. She didn't give up and because of that she saved so many lives! 

God has a plan for you.

He has given you gifts. Don't throw them away. 

Your history gal,
  Julia Ryan♥


April 22, 2014
What have you been doing lately?

I have been riding my wonderful bike! I love the wind in my face, the peace of the dirt under my tires, the freedom of outside and it is a really fun way to exercise. Hehe! The next time I go on a bike ride, I will grab my sister's camera, and snap photos for you.

Do love riding your bike? If so, what color is your bike?

In my Lord's joy!
 Julia Ryan♥

Happy Easter!!

April 20, 2014

 "Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.  But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.  Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,  saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again." Luke 24:1-7

♥ I pray you all have a beautiful and blessed Easter! ♥
Love in Jesus,
  Julia Ryan♥

Warmer weather = Hail...

April 13, 2014
Yesterday some strange, dark clouds rolled in...

They blew and even threw hail at us, but with the Lord, and family by my side, all was well!
Even though branches came down, power went out for a few seconds and our big swing got stuck in the tree, all was safe and dry inside.

It started hailing and kept on doing so for about 5 minutes!

Our swing was blown up onto another tree. 
But my brother got it down with a big PVC pipe!

The size of the hail.

Have you had any nasty weather lately?

In Christ,
  Julia Ryan♥

Ask me answers!!

April 4, 2014

I want to thank you all for all of your wonderful questions!
You all made this post really wonderful and exciting. 

Now, onto the questions and answers!!


Sarah’s questions:

1. What are some future plans that you have for your blog?
♥ To honor God in what I post, and I also have a surprise up my sleeve that will be coming soon!  ♥

2. What is your utmost favorite post on your blog?
I think my utmost favorite would be, my Corrie ten Boom post. 

3. What is your favorite part about getting comments?
I love how they make me smile! My readers are my friends and they make this blog fun! ♥

4. Would you rather have a tornado, or flood? (I know...Weird!)
Uh....I think I would rather have a flood. But, I would be much happier with a beautiful sunny day!

5. How many posts do you have on your blog so far?
Including this post, 31! 
Maiya’s questions:

1. What are your 2 favourite books of all time? I know I couldn't pick just one so this makes things a bit easier for you.
Oh my! I cannot even pick out two... The Bible and "The Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom.

2. Would you consider yourself to be brave?
I think it would depend on what I was doing. Like if someone fell off their bike and had a bloody knee, it wouldn't bother me. But, if  I saw someone with a broken leg then..not so much. Hehe!

3. Who is your favorite fictional character?
I think Anne of Green Gables! ♥

4. Would you rather be permanently sparkly (I'm talking REALLY sparkly!) or have permanent pink polka dots on your nose? Very random I know, but I'm trying to be original ;)
Haha! When I read this, I actually laughed out loud. I think I would rather be sparkly. It would be really annoying to have pink polka dots on my nose! 

5. What is your dream outfit?
Hm... I guess I really haven't thought about that... I am pretty happy with my own clothes. Hehe!

Noemie’s questions:

1. If you could be of any nationality, which one would it be?
Canadian all the way! Haha! ♥

2. Is there a book that you regret reading lately?
I am very glad to say, no! I have been reading "Life lessons from the Hiding Place" and it is very encouraging!

3. How would be your perfect birthday? 
A beautiful Summer's day, with a gentle breeze, on the lake.

4. What would your name be if you could change it?
I like my name. Hehe! 

5. What is your favourite verse (or chapter) from the Old Testament?
Proverbs 31 all the way! ♥


Clare’s questions:

1. What colour are your eyes?
Sea green/blue

2. What is your favourite flower?
I love roses! 

Hadassah Grace questions:

1. What is your favorite thing to eat?
I love anything with potatoes!

2. What would your dream house look like?
A beautiful little cottage ♥

3. What is your favorite verse in the Bible?
Proverbs 3:5-6 

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths."


So, what do you think? 

Do you think you know me better now? 

Love in our Lord,
  Julia Ryan♥