Awesome Photo Friday (3)


Niagara Falls

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Tell me, why did they stop counting at seven..oh well.

People have tried crazy stunts..like crossing the Falls by walking on a rope..or going over in a barrel (people actually lived after doing that!), and kayaking down it. 

The water keeps on flowing..because God lets it. 

Niagara Falls...one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. 


Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? Or any other Natural Wonders of the world? If not..which would you pick to visit?


*Photo credit : Google images*

Amazon jungle of stuff




I need your help. For Christmas I got a gift card to Amazon and if you've ever shopped on Amazon, you know my problem. There are so many things! I also can't bring myself to spend so much money on something I could possibly find at a thrift shop! Yup..this is my problem...what would you do?! 




These two things are what I am going between..and there were so many things I had to rule out! But, now I come to you..my fellow bloggers and dear friends. I have been wanting a cute purse for a long time, but haven't found any at our local thrift shops. I also wanted some boots like above. Then this Fall I found some that were very alike, but they had two inch wedges which I really didn't feel comfortable wearing..so, my older sister uses them often. ;) I also thought I could purchase a set of books with my gift card but couldn't think of any series I really wanted at the moment...do you have any book recommendations?



Which do you prefer and for what reasons? Have you ever bought anything off of Amazon and then walked into your Goodwill to find it for a fraction of the price? 




*photos from Amazon*

Awesome Photo Friday (2)


Just a forest.

Just some trees.

Just some snow.

Just the sun.

Just amazing.


How do you feel about hikes in the snow? 
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January Christmas




 Sorry for the blurry photo..

I know..Christmas was almost a month ago..but I just found this pictures in my computer and had to share! Enjoying the Christmas Eve snow..the tree before fully decorated, some of my favorite Christmas tree ornaments..all a little part of Christmas. 

So..Merry Christmas! in January. ;)

Does is feel like Christmas was a month ago? Or longer?
Do you think we should have a holiday in January?
If so, what should it be?




Interview with Micaiah!

Micaiah from Adventures over the Horizon  asked me to do a blog interview for her, and I quickly agreed! After talking with her a bit, I asked if she would like to do one for me as well...so if you would like to read my blog review for her click on this link- yup..right here ;). 
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Hello Micaiah! Welcome to Writing For His Glory!
 
Hi, Julia! Thank you so much for having me!

Could you tell us some of your favorite hobbies?
 
Of course! I love to read and write, and I really enjoy singing and music. I like taking hikes, photography, rock climbing, spending time with my family and playing games, baking, and blogging!
 
Do you tend to get tired of a book series quickly, or do you wish for them to never end?

Hmm... good question! It really depends on the series. Such as: I’ve read the whole A Life of Faith series by Martha Finley, and that has 24 books (though it’s really three separate series about related people), and I actually never got bored with it until the last two books, and I ended up reading those a few months ago! 
 
When you were younger, can you remember something that you really wanted to do? (i.e. ride a horse, go to Disney World, etc?)
 
Well, at one point I actually wanted to start a band with my church friends! It never happened though. ;) And I was like eight. It was more of a passing thing!
 
If you could play one board game for the one whole evening, what would it be? (i.e. scrabble, monopoly, chess, checkers, etc?)
 
I’m not sure! There is a game that I’ve enjoyed playing called Cranium – it’s a mix of pictionary, charades, brainiac questions, and word games, plus other things! :) And it’s rather fun!
 
What subject do you start your school day with? Your favorite, or least favorite?
 
Normally the first class I do is either reading or Bible. And I typically end the day with science and math, which isn’t the best idea! ;)
 

You are making dinner for your family, but burn the main part! What do you do? Remake it (only to have dinner late), serve the burnt food, or throw it out and forget about it?
 
I guess if I had enough of the ingredients to make it again I’d throw out what I burnt and remake it (if it wasn’t a really complicated meal)! Or maybe make something else... :P
 
Are you a messy person or a total organized one?
 
I am definitely more on the organized side! My room will occasionally get messy, and then I’ll clean it up really thoroughly. I like to be organized, for sure.
 
Fruit or nuts?
 
Fruit!
 
Would you rather go sledding or have a snow ball fight?
 
I suppose I’d like to try sledding again (I’ve only gone once!), but if there were snow-barricades set up and my whole family played, I think I’d choose to have a snow ball fight!
 
What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
 
Oh, definitely The Storymonger. It’s run by Braden Russell, and he intertwines humor and great advice into basically every post, and also writes about writing! Also, Word Painters. My favorite author writes occasionally on Word Painters, and there is some good advice and tips for writers!


 
What is your favorite TV series right now?

 Another good question! :) I’m going to say Terra Nova – it’s really exciting!

What made you want to start a blog?
 
I wanted to talk about the books I love, and I had the idea of writing reviews in mind. So, basically, I wanted to talk about the books I enjoy to people other than my family (who probably get just slightly bored by it all)! :D And it’s just progressed from there!
 
Thank you so much, Micaiah, for telling us a bit about yourself!
 
Thank you so much for having me!





 

Mysterious footprints

 

Do you ever remember finding a pair of footprints in the snow that puzzled you as a young child? You just can't seem recognize the size or pattern. You put your boot in the shape..no, that's not right. Suddenly you think that it could have possibly been one of your sibling's boots. What a mystery, you think! 

gasp!

Maybe it was a stranger?!
You run inside and tell the tale to your parents in your most scared/excited tone. "Oh, I went out to the garage this morning." your Dad says. Mystery solved. 

But those sure were some exciting few minutes! 

Do you sometimes like to think back on your childhood adventures?
What size boot do you wear? That way, if you ever come sneaking around, I'll know who it is. ;)

Learning life lessons...on Christmas break?

With the Christmas and New Year holiday fun gone, it's time to get back to school! How has that been for you? I started on Monday, so I've been slowly getting back into it. I was surprised by how much I actually missed it during the Christmas break. I was longing to something other than the Christmas break norm of reading, chatting with friends, and looking at blogs. Seriously, my poor friends and I were running out of things to talk about! I was counting down the days to start my history course, get back to my ASL, and Algebra. I couldn't wait to learn
 But, then it hit me. 
  I felt empty. School had taken over my life. It was my goal. It was my every thought. What do I have to do next? What should I study for? Oh dear! I should do more Algebra. Look at the time...I still haven't done my American Sign Language yet. 

I would get soooooo stressed out about it. 

Because I forced myself into thinking school was everything. 

I forgot something really important.

Reading my Bible.

Talking to God.

Praying.

And, most importantly, being like Jesus.

I became grumpy and stressed. Making my needs important. My grades. How much school I got done. I seriously forgot that Jesus loved me even if I was behind in algebra a bit. I didn't have time to read the Bible...but Jesus had time to speak those words for us to read. 

It isn't about me. It is about Him!

I learned more than I thought I did over Christmas break. A lesson worth learning! Thank you Lord for teaching me. I wonder what my next lesson will be? :) 

What about you? What has God been teaching you? Do you get caught up in life and forget about after this life sometimes? 



Awesome Photo Friday


This is seriously real. 

Paris, France, people. 

gorgeous!

Would you go to Paris?
What are your thoughts on 2015 so far?




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