Saturday, December 22, 2012

Crocheted Blanket

I've had a lot of time to think this week. I've been sick. For a week. I'm finally starting to get better.
                                 Can you believe it's three days before Christmas?
                                                            Three days.

Last Sunday I still had to buy presents for my siblings. It's Saturday afternoon, the 22nd. And I still don't  have presents for my siblings...  Next. the power went out.

 I was sleeping out in the living room, on the couch. when it went out on Thursday night at 11:30pm. I moved back to my room, because I knew it was going to be warmer in the back of the house. Mom came and told be in the morning that 30,000 people where without power. She came in again at noon. 
                                                  80,000 people without power. 

   At this point I was getting pretty ungrateful. I wasn't able to go a see a movie with my friends,
 the fact that Christmas was only a few days away, and the present dilemma weighed on my mind. 
        Yet, something told me to open my eyes from my slumber. To look around my room. 
                                          It's orange and teal colors blinding me.

I looked around, and blew my nose for the 50 bazillionth time. I looked at the blanket on my bed.   Keeping me warm.

 I remembered the friend that gave it to me, as a gift. It's black and teal colors, beautifully crocheted. As I looked at the blanket. I remembered the girl that made it. I was reminded how her Grandpa is sick with Cancer. In that moment, my ungratefulness began to dwindle..  I didn't have it that bad.

I 'm not dreadfully sick, we had a generator, we where able to get back our electricity, water, and heat. Our power came back this afternoon.  I'm getting better, blowing my nose less and less..
So. My readers. Be thankful. think of someone else this season.
 Think of the family's who have a son or daughter in the military, or who have a loved one sick with cancer. 

Think of others.          


Monday, December 17, 2012


                                  So much pain, and suffering in this world... why is it?
                         From the shooting in Colorado, to the resent one in Connecticut.
                                                 With 20 Children murdered...
                                                 Parents left wondering why?
                                                           Why my child?

I have had a lot of suffering in my 17 years.. From my Mom having cancer (and surviving), to my Uncle dying from cancer.. Never meeting my Grandpa, due to him having cancer, and also dying from it..
                                            Cancer is one thing I know about very well.

During that time when my Mom was going through cancer, not only did relying on God help. But the people that sent us words of scripture, a hot meal, or a few words of encouragement.
It's still hard though.. I still have awful memorys, memorys I wish I could erase..

I read so many Facebook posts this weekend about that awful shooting.. some people wrote a prayer, others scripture, some took it as a chance to try to prove that guns are "evil", and others posted the most recent videos about it from the news.

But in reality what posts do you think helped? What posts, if the parents of the deceased children could read them would comfort them, would help them in there grief?

We need to comforting people in their suffering, to pray for them.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Senior Year

Yup, I'm a Senior, and I can't believe it!
After waiting so long to be done with school, it's finally coming to an end. All those days of counting the years, of when I will graduate....Honestly, wish I could get it all back. The days of freezing winter, sitting on the couch with Mom reading a book, sipping Hot Cocoa. Teresa and I sitting at the table singing our lungs out, after Mom leaves the room. Begging Teresa to be quiet so I can try to understand my math(it never did work..).

As I look forward to my life I can't be absolutely terrified and not want to leave my house ever. But some days I want to..
The stress of having a good score on my ACT/SAT.
Getting all my hours in so I can get my drivers license.
Being the lead female role in our oncoming Purity Ring play.
Having animals that need your attention and not just food thrown at them AM and PM...
Whether or not to get rid of an animal, because you know you won't have time for it anymore..

But, then I focus on all the good things going on in my life..
Being the lead role in the play, that I prayed hard for!
Having Horses, something I've always wanted ever since I was a lil tot!
A great loving Family, who always supports me.
Being healthy, and not sick with cancer like so many people I know...

I have it pretty good.
It's so easy to focus on the bad things in life, the things that stress you out and make you want to hide in a hole and never come out.
We watched the Lord of the Rings recently. Gollom, a once Hobbit like creature, became bad and literally insane all because of an evil ring. Gollom let the ring drive his life. A Ring that didn't have a speck of good in it!
 You see, If you let the bad things overrun your life in a sense your going to become a little bit like Gollom. A person that can no longer focus in on the good things.. Now don't get me wrong you're not going to run around half naked and saying"my Precious", but you will be a stressed, worried person. You will no longer be able to see the light of Good! The strength of God that will get you through anything.

So as I answer all those questions that  all seniors get..
1, Do you have plans after you graduate?
2, Are you going to college?
3, Are you ever planning on getting married?(that one was weird to answer..)
4, What college are you going to?
Yeah,I'm sure you can add your own.

I'm going to rely on God to help me get through the last year, and to help me answer a bunch of questions!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

My dream

Notice the new background??Yup, I have to admit it's pretty awesome!
I'm going to let you in on a little secret of mine..

 Do you have a dream? A dream to go walk on the moon, dance on Broadway, Sing at an Opera house, see a celebrity??

I, my readers have a dream. My dream is to see the world one place at a time.
I want to see..
~Paris, France
~ Poland
~Hagia Sophia
~The Great Sphinx
~The Great Pyramid
~ Italy
~Papua New Guinea
~ Hawaii
I could name sooooo many more!

 I want to see the world.

That is my dream.

 I was always told to have a dream. Now as I'm getting closer and closer to graduating, I feel as if I can begin to dream what I want to do with my life.
Don't settle for less in the world, imagine and DREAM about what you want to do with your life. I'm not talking to just teens and kids here.. You are never to old to dream, from being 8 yrs old to 98yrs!!
Don't just stay in one spot and become a hermit. DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE! God didn't give you life so you could just barely survive, He gave you life to honor and glorify Him.

I want to see His creation, His people.

 His gorgeous creation that He created for us to enjoy.


Monday, August 27, 2012

The one about Love

Love? Yup,you read the title right. 
I know what you're thinking."man,what can a 17 year old girl possibly have to say about love that any other girl her age has already said.."

Well I have something to say.  
No I'm not going to gush about  my boyfriend(not that I even have one), the new latest hits, my family, or my friends.
  I'm going to tell you about my heavenly Daddy, My teacher, Abba, My friend and my adoration for Him. You may think " oh great, this girl is know going to tell me all about how Jesus is her boyfriend,and she doesn't need anything else."
  No, you are absolutely wrong, you couldn't be more wrong.
I do not consider the God of all creation as my boyfriend.  I never have considered Him as that, and I never will.
 The fact that I don't need anything else is also wrong too. I need my friends, family, and church. There is no way someone can just not have communication with the outside world and be normal. I need my relationships with other people as much as I need God.

Know that I have that all clear and you (hopefully) understand now, lets begin.
I want to share with you the love that I know, the love from God almighty that holds me in His arms and cradles me there. I've felt this love numerous times,when my Mom went through stage 4 cancer, when my uncle died from cancer, when my sister went away to college. He is what got me through the hard times, Him and my relationships with family and friends.
He held my in His everlasting arms

Deuteronomy 33:27
27 The eternal God is your refuge, 
    and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out your enemies before you, 
    saying, ‘Destroy them!’

While we where at Gitche Gumme, the pastor shared this verse. I added various translations for you get a different view on it.

Luke 14:26

New International Version 
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple.
New Living Translation 
"If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison--your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.

English Standard Version
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

You may be thinking " Are you serious! I actually have to hate my father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and my own life to be a disciple of Jesus!"

Meaning~   We are to love one another greatly,but we are to love God so much that our love for one another looks like hate.

 Can you see it now? See the love? Feel the love of God that surrounds you like a blanket?
I can! I can't stop thinking about it!  I wish every person, orphan, widow in the whole world could feel this everlasting love.  Feel the awe of it. 

Your love for God should be unfathomable! God loves us with everlasting love, why shouldn't we love Him back with that everlasting  love the same way?

Imagine~ Dream with me for a second, if we loved each other with just a small amount of what God loves us, we would have a pretty awesome world...


Monday, August 20, 2012

Newest Edition

Please welcome Aslan!!
 Aslan is our new 8 week old kitten that we got from our friends. Isn't he cute?!

~More vacation/Gitche Gumme~

 An old Kodak film camera at  historical fort we went to.
Teresa and Hannah exploring the rocks
No,this wasn't our cabin(s), theses are actually the houses that the family's would live in at the fort'

(just a cool picture,nothing to say about this one)

~ Rachel ~

Friday, August 17, 2012

Gitche Gumme

Long time no see ya'll! =)
My family and I recently got back from Gitche Gumme Bible Camp! It was so awesome! I enjoyed every moment!
 We ended up going there instead of going out west(our original plan) because our Suburbans A/C broke and going out west without it ...that just isn't smart! We where able to book a cabin at Gitche a week before..that is unheard of,you usually have to book a cabin a year in advance!


Hannah on a rock

 I would love to upload more pictures,but our internet won't allow it..and I did take like 300 or they say a picture is worth a thousand words,and you have four pictures.  I'll try to add some more as soon as I have the time!

<3 Rachel

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Soft Pink

Oh,how I miss those precious Honduran faces!!
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about one of our translators,the Genesis boys,or one of the orphans. 

I wish I could see the orphans faces one more time,to lock them in my memory. I didn't get to know many of their names. But I do remember their faces,dark beautiful skin,long eyelashes.. I could go on and on.

I got to play jump rope with the Mujures girls. You should have seen them laugh when I lasted only two jumps!! I painted so many nails, some chipped and overgrown, and others perfect filed and clean. What was amazing to me was to see the differences between the girls. You could tell which girls where on the top (the boss). There where the girls in the middle,and the girls on the very bottom,that where usually new arrivals. One of the days that we where there,a beautiful girl was having a horrible time, because she was new and she didn't want to be there. She cried and sobbed. I prayed to God that He would provide and girl in Mujures that would become her friend. He answered my prayer,almost immediately! As I watched a girl, that was one of the top girls walk over and start to comfort her(I don't know what she said, seeing that I don't speak Spanish). It was like a chain reaction,that one small movement from the girl that was on the top of the pecking order, was all it took to get other girls to go over there and begin to comfort her too. I remember painting the new girls nails. I did her hands. She had such beautiful hands,with clean and shaped nails. I painted her nails a soft pink. It was so incrediblele tho to see God answer my prayer. When I went back the next day,it was amazing to see the difference in her face,from sorrow to glad!
Please pray for the new girls that they would find friendship,and God at Mujures!

<3  Raquel 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Honduras 2012

Long time no see! Sorry ya'll for not posting earlier!
Lets see if I can even figure out where to start on my Trip to Honduras!

June 19~ We drove down to Detroit,MI. Our flight went out at 5:30 in the morning the next day.

June 20~ We got up at 3:15am. By far the earliest I have ever had to get up! We had to be at the airport by 4:00am. Everybody got through security! Thank You Jesus! We had some turbulence flying into Miami,FL. Also the runway was wet, so we had to circle around the airport, until we had the "go" to land. We then had a 3 hour layover, to wait until we boarded to go to San Pedro Sula! We finally arrived at 12:30 in Honduras!! We where taken to our Apart-Hotel,and shown our rooms where we had an hour to rest and then we where off to see the Genesis Center!
We did have translators,which was a huge blessing. I got to know allot of them really well.
Our Translators ~L to R ~ Maria,Elena,Debora,Nicole,Karime

The Room that Teresa and I shared.
 Genesis Center~ Is a fenced in (with razor Wire). With about 5 huge cement buildings. They have started a new project where they take Boys from El Carmon( a Boys detention Center), after they have been released. They house them and give them a head start on life again. It really is incredible to see how these teenage boys have been transformed from Gang members,to God loving-God Fearing Young Men. These Boys are the Genesis Boys. I became friends with many of them,and I miss them all! Genesis has a lot of potential. They are going to be turning Some of the buildings into Class Rooms. They also will be able to start housing Missions Teams that come to help.

June 21-22~ We went to Mujures. Mujures is a place where girls come that are Orphaned, Abused,mentally disabled, and raped. Their where 76 girls there when we went.  We painted their nails, did crafts,sang songs, worshiped,jumped rope,played soccer,prayed, and heard heart breaking story's.

June 23~ We went to Genesis and painted! FUN! I actually do enjoy painting! I'm not being sarcastic!
Pablo,and Rosemarie Painting!

June 24~Sunday was our break, we got to go to a waterfall. Pulapunzak Falls. It's was absolutely beautiful! Most of the team zip lined, we actually got to zip line over the water fall! Then we where lead down to the base of the falls, where we got to actually go behind it! It was incredible and scary at the same time! This water fall is only a little smaller then Tahquamenon Falls.

June 25~ We where going to go to Eden( a place for orphaned 0-12 year olds) When INHFA went on strike. INHFA is the government of Honduras. Basically the government workers go on strike and won't let anybody in, that isn't a government worker. So we went back to the Genesis Center and began painting,again. The Government workers decided to let us into Eden for an hour and a half. I got to go see all the precious kids there. Eden was by far the hardest place to see. I never actually got to go into the baby room. But I did hear about a little girl named Scarlet. Scarlet is 6 Months old and weighs only 5 lbs. We don't know if she made it or not...

June 26~ We went to Mujures in the morning and handed out the dresses that we had sewn for the girls. I actually didn't get to help,because I wasn't feeling so good. That was our last day at Mujures. It 
was incredibly hard to say goodbye. Later in the after Part of the .team stayed to paint and the rest of the team went back to Eden to hand out more dresses to the little girls. I ended up staying at the Genesis main building still not feeling good.. 
Me with a daughter of one of the girls at Mujures

Girls at Eden in their dresses

June 27~ We got to go to a real market! It was absolutely HUGE! We then had to say goodbye to our new friends. It was incredibly hard saying goodbye,because you don't know if or when you are going to see the again. On the way into Miami we had to sit on the runway for 1/2 hour, and we almost didn't make our flight to Detroit,MI. Our flight landed in Detroit at midnight, and then Teresa and a two other team members bags didn't make it on to the Detroit flights so we waited until almost 1:00 and we found out that the missing luggage was in Miami still.
We made it Home safely the next day,and our missing luggage was mailed to us.

When people ask me would I want to go back. There is no hesitation in my mind. I wish I could say I'm counting the days until I get to go again. But I truly don't know when, Maybe next year,maybe in 3 years. I don't know. But I do know God changed me forever, He helped me see what really matters.

Our pastor asked us 3 questions to share in church.

1, What was one thing that impacted you?
The thing that impacted me is the humbleness of the people. They are so grateful for what they have! I never heard once any of the Staff complain. They saw through all the dangers and poverty in their country and they where grateful.

2, How did God change you?
 God changed me by helping me be more grateful, helping me realize I have it pretty good here in MI! I don't have Gangs making my Dad pay a weekly payment, so they won't shoot us. I don't have to hid under and bed to make sure I don't get shot while Gangs are fighting each other. I am truly blessed. I have a strong house to lives in, where as people there had to sheets of sheet metal supported by a trees for their house.

3,What is God saying to me know?
God has been showing me,and telling me different ways to encourage people. He's been showing me things that I've never really noticed before. He's helped me notice when people need and hug, a smile,or just someone to talk to.  Allot like the people of Honduras, who where always asking you how you where doing, always smiling, and always happy to see you! they taught me more, then I taught them. Although I may have impacted them for a week. The people of Honduras impacted me for a lifetime.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Psalm 113:3

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
~Psalm 113:3

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Long time no see..

Life has been uber busy! Which is why I haven't posted anything in 3 weeks!
I've been trying to think of something to write about..and for me that may take days! ;) So here comes a bunch of randomness! =)

*I've been working on getting ready to go to Honduras! I'm so stinkin excited! Only 23 more days! =)
Including getting a bazillion shots(okay,I only had to get two), getting all the nit picky things done, reading on the airline website what I can and cannot take, and also preparing myself spiritually for the trip.

*Can you believe that the year is almost half over!!! THAT IS CRAZY!!
Yesterday I went and saw my older sisters best friend get married! It was by far the best wedding ever! I took TONS on pictures! You can see the ones I posted on my Facebook Here. (you don't have to have a fb to look at them).

*Ticks I think are the grossest bug ever! We have found numerous on our dogs,and horses. Apparently, this year is going to be really bad for ticks in Michigan.  Thankfully the ones we have found aren't the ones that carry Lymes disease.
Anyway that its all I have to say as of the moment.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

End of it...

With a sad heart,I write this.. I have come to let you know that "Play Week" is over!! =( For those of you    who don't know what "Play Week" is..let me explain.
 It is a 6 day long on going rehearsal,where we get into costume and make-up and get our hair done for our character. We work on the lights and go over various spot in the play,that need going over. We sing the songs over,and over again,and drink LOTS of H2O. All while doing this we are missing our main lady that started it all Miss Julie(due to being sick). It was very hard to do the play without her,but we managed to pull through putting our trust and strength in the Lord!!  Our first performance was Friday night!!! We were scared,excited, nervous. and by the intermission,while we all ran down stairs in hope of getting some food before intermission ended,we were all more relaxed,and into the swing of things..(mind you this is only the 2nd time we have gotten through the whole play) Saturday rolls around and we have an another performance that night. We are all tired and not very energetic,and much to our dismay we find out that it's going to be recorded tonight!!!  I think that set everybody back and made everybody a little on edge knowing that it has to be the best it can be so we can show it to Miss Julie with pride. In my opinion last nights performance was better then Fridays!! =)

Quotes from this past week~

~LOUDER,PLEASE!!!~ Mrs, Mickey
~DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!!~ various moms
~DON'T TOUCH THE INDIANS!!! =)  ~  Make-up people
~IF AT FIRST YOU FRICASSEE,FRY,FRY A HEN! ~ One of the fav. lines in the play

These are just some of the silly things that were said this past week,I'm sure there are many,many more!
My Home for the past week

The sign on  our dressing room door! =)

~ Rachel  (Mrs,Hyman)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Home schooling

You might of already guessed this,but I am Home schooled. I enjoy watching Blimey Cow they are WAY better then Julian Smith!! ( No offense to all the people that like watching Julian Smith)
I came across this video last night,only somebody that is a homeschooler can truly understand it!!

I think my favorite one is ~ You might be a homeschooler if you are filled with dread and regret when you hear the word Saxon!!

I know this is random,but I decided to do it anyway!

I am Rachel Sue
I think about Heaven
I am happy a lot of the time
I have MY OWN ROOM!!!
I miss my uncle Steve
I fear Spiders,and snakes
I feel indifferent (at the moment)
I smell like my shampoo..?
I usually laugh. 
I search for the answers to my chemistry problems!
I wonder about the future. 
I love Garlic Bread!!!

I care about my family.
I worry about nothing really..

I am not tall!!
I remember when when I fell out of the car and broke my collar bone.
I believe in miracles!
I sing all the time. 
I don't always wake up when I'm supposed to..
I don't like screamo music/head banging music
I write to relieve stress 
I win card games against Teresa.
I dance when I'm happy!
I wish that I could of seen my uncle before he died.
I never stop believing that there is a God who loves me deeply. 
I listen to my little sister who talks non-stop.
I don't understand people that are rude.
I can usually be found out working with our horses.
I need to go study my lines for Caddie Woodlawn
I forget to set my alarm clock.

~ Rachel

Sunday, April 8, 2012


 Happy Easter y'all!!

I don't know about but I'm having a great Easter!! I love being with my family! Hannah was able to come down and be with us for it! Teresa and I sang in our churches Easter choir,and we had a blast doing.. maybe joining the worship team soon  ;)

         Dress~ Maurices, Cardigan~ Maurices
        (please excuse the background we are redoing are "kids bathroom")

 This is what the counter of my bathroom looks like rate now!! messy,I know. Teresa and I had to be at rehearsal today at 8 so that meant getting up at 6:30. Everybody else was sleeping and I basically grabbed all the stuff I needed and left it out that way I wouldn't be waking people up with the sqiucky drawers putting things away and grabbing stuff! Genius (?),yup I think so! ;) Don't ask why t.p. is there because I have NO IDEA!!

 I'm off to go lounge on the couch and be lazy for a little bit!! =)

John 10:17-18
"For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. "No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sick to my stomach

The reason I haven't posted in a while is because I'm trying to figure out the best way to write what I want write about..
Today's topic is Pepsi. Yup I said Pepsi.. and here is the reason why..
Pepsi has been using a company to test their product..but that company are using aborted babies taste buds to test Pepsi's products. I don't know about you but this makes me sick! "The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue."  I'm not going to go on what I think about our President,because plainly it wouldn't be very nice...You can read more about it HERE. This is no joke and Pepsi is not the only company that is doing it
* Kraft Mayonnaise
* Pepsi
* Nestle Chocolate Milk 
*Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks
 *Nestle Ice Cream products 
*Kraft Salad Dressings
(I got this list HERE.)

 I am no longer drinking Mountain Dew,although it was my favorite soda.I plan on not drinking or eating anything made by or distributed by the list above. I do realize that some of you may thing I'm being a little drastic,and I also realize that it's going to be hard to avoid some of these items,but I am going to try my best to avoid using them.( Some of it will be very easy for me to avoid like the Starbucks iced latte,I dislike coffee with a passion! )               PLEASE Think about this!!
~ Rachel

Sunday, March 25, 2012

No good reason

Man,I hate it when that  happens!! When I want to go and write a blog post,and get all signed into my blog and then realize that I'm on Mom's side of the computer and all my pictures are on the other side!!!  SO this post is going to be without pictures! :'(  *In the last post I told y'all that I'm going on a missions trip to HONDURAS!!!!!! We have been practicing our Spanish,let me tell you learning another language does not come easily to me! Okay, so I do know a little bit of sign language and pig Latin(okay..pig Latin doesn't count!). But that gives me no help what so ever in Spanish! I mean there are many different pretenses(is that the right word)for a words, and in my 16 year old head they just don't make sense!! I guess it's a good thing we are going to have a couple translators on the trip! 

*On a another note I've realized that I like sewing! I found my Grandma's old Kenmore sewing machine in one of our closets! My Dad told me how to use it and then I was on a roll!! I have redid a dress that was to short(in my opinion) and made it into a shirt. Tonight/sometime I hope to fix a pair of pajamas that Teresa has! The sewing machine I'm using weighs like 35 lbs!! 

And now I bid you good night!! (in other words I'm hungry and I want to snag some pizza in the fridge before someone else does!! =) )

~ Rachel

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

somewhere over the rainbow...

Okay yah the title of this post is weird,but hey who cares! =)
 I've been doing a lot of school over the past couple days that I haven't blogged... I did get on last night and changed my background and added some stuff! Well let me think what happened over those days that I didn't blog..
* My Daddy turned 50!!!! We had a big surprise party for him and got to see some of our friends that we don't see very often! =)
* it's been in the 70's here in March in MICHIGAN!!!!!
*I can now officially put my hair into a ponytail!! yah I know big deal ;)
*I'm officially going to HONDURAS on a missions trip!!!!!!  Mom,Teresa and I are going with our church and a couple of other people in June with Orphan Helpers. I'm soooooooo excited!!!
 That pretty much sums up what I've been doing! I'll try to get back into the blogging groove more frequently!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Through it all

Glamour girls

Hannah is the one withe flower shirt and jeans, I'm the shortest one wearing all white.

Hannah is in the right corner wearing a green dress,I'm in the front second on from the right

 Today is my sister Hannah's 20th Birthday! Hannah and I have been through so much as sisters...some of it I'll tell you
*dressing up in our Laura Ingalls dresses and naming ourselves Mary and Laura and Teresa as Carrie..
*playing in wonder world and hiding the treasure container from our older brother... =) He always found it again!
*searching for the eggs in the chicken coop and dog house.. and chasing the chickens away from the dog food!

Hannah I love you so much and I look forward to what the next few years hold!
♥ Rachel

Saturday, March 3, 2012

New favorite

If you have never heard of JJ Heller,you are missing out! ;) (I recently discovered her via FaceBook) haha!!
I think she  has a BEAUTIFUL voice and anyone who says differently...well your just CRAZY!! the Boat song is my favorite one so far..


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


1 Corinthians 13

 1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

That pretty much sum's up about what I think about today! 
I have turned to this chapter in the Bible many times.. and I've always gotten something out of it!
Today as I look and think about all the people saying how they don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend,and they are so depressed and there only teenagers.I think how lucky I am to not even have to worry about that! I know that God has the perfect man out there for me (and I've probably haven't even met him yet)! As a christian I know that God know my future and He will guide through it! I don't have to worry about looking for that guy rate now, because I know God will bring him into my life at the perfect time!

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Thursday, February 9, 2012


I've been doing a ton of memorizing! My brain is just about fried! For Caddie Woodlawn we have to have the whole 1st act memorized by the 20th of this month! And I have like all of my lines(as Rebekah Hyman a.k.a rude neighbor ) in that act so I've been reciting them like everyday for who nows how long.. ;)

~My memorizing techniques are 
1.) read a part then say it like three times and then read another part of it and add it together and then say it three time and eventually I have the whole thing! =)
2,) I read it over and over.(that's what I do for really long ones,such as monologues.)
3,) I have Teresa read the parts before mine,and we go through the whole scene that I'm in...

~During all this I also memorize the peoples lines that are before mine so that way we can help each other out if one of us messes up and we also know when to say our lines,and then we don't have that weird awkward silence in the middle of the play...

~I think one of my main thing that bugs be in a play where they mess up:when a person forgets their line and the other person tries to mouth it to them!! ughhh! it drives me nuts! =|
okay I'm done now... =)

Saturday, February 4, 2012



1 My son, if you accept my words 
   and store up my commands within you, 
2 turning your ear to wisdom 
   and applying your heart to understanding— 
3 indeed, if you call out for insight 
   and cry aloud for understanding, 
4 and if you look for it as for silver 
   and search for it as for hidden treasure, 
5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD 
   and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:1-5

I just read this verse this morning and I really,really like it!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Declares the Lord

Yes I know i haven't "posted" in 10 days.. how did you ever survive ;)
well to put it plainly I've been sick since this last Sunday with the stomach flu and then a cold. blahh. I haven't been doing much,but I did start a new thing (sort-of)
 Every day I go the the books of Psalms,Proverbs,Isaiah,or Jeremiah and I find a verse to go with that day.
Like today i did Jeremiah 2:3 The chapter is for the month as in February,and the verse is the day as in the 3rd of February. So all in all you have a verse for today! I thought it was pretty ingenious!(not trying to get a big head or anything!:}) 

This was today's verse:

    Israel was holy to the LORD, 
   the firstfruits of his harvest; 
all who devoured her were held guilty
   and disaster overtook them,’” 
            declares the LORD.
                Jeremiah 2:3

I've been trying to think about what this means... I think that what Jeremiah is saying is that the Israelite are God's chosen people and if anyone messes with them they will be held accountable. A website that I found explains it even better HERE.
 so that's plan and I'm sticken to it! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I did today

 oh I found out what p.s. stands for ...Post Script! You probably allready knew that though... =|

School work =\
I think I'm doing literature (my least favorite subject) by look of the picture,but I'm not and my younger sister are so different when we do school..Teresa can have her stuff spread out about halfway across the table,but I have to have  half of the table cleared off for me to do my school work..and all of my stuff is in a pile next to me or on the chair next to me..(this picture above doesn't show it)

I actually prefer crocheting to knitting,something about the clicking of the knitting needles drives me CRAZY!! and I feel as if I can get things done faster when I'm crocheting.. rate now I'm working on making a tell you the truth it isn't going so well.. =|

making cookies
Don't they look delicious? I made them from a old recipe..but they sure do taste good!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This and That

I'm totally having fun redoing my blog, Aren't the penguins cute!?! You can get gadgets for your blog here

I especially like the big picture of our horses,by the way if your wondering who they are ..The Appaloosa is Ollie (Oliver Twister is his full name), and the red dun is Sky our Quarter Horse.

 I took a couple pictures this morning,because there have been a huge amount of birds at are feeder this morning...

Male Cardinal 

Female Cardinal

A flock of Goldfinches

I just couldn't resist putting Oliver in. =)

Have a awesome day,and God Bless!!! =)
Here's an awesome song to leave you with