Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dating Rules

I mentioned in my last post a few of my mom's dating rules and so I've decided to post the whole list (: Now this won't be word for word what our list of rules is because I'm doing it by memory not by copying the paper.
 Dating Rules:
#1. No dating before age 18
The "dating age" will not change just because you meet your special someone before you reach 18. You do need to go dating until you are closer or at an age where you are ready to be married
#2. No touching
To avoid accidental touching, keep a minimum of 6 inches between you and your special someone.
#3. Always have a chaperone
Never go off alone with your special someone. Temptation is far too easy to give in to. That's why God gave you siblings- instant chaperones!
#4. No sex before marriage
And after that only sex with your wife/husband. (duh)
#5. Be honest
with your special someone, with your family and your special someone's family. If you are truly interested in someone, then you should never lie to them.
#6. Do not date an unbeliever
"Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness and what communion has light with darkness? " 1 Corinthians 6:14 KJV. Also, find out what their beliefs are and if they vary with your own.
#7.Listen to your family
Your family can see any flaws in your special someone that there may be. Whereas you more than likely won't notice them because you are blinded by love/infatuation
#8. Forge a friendship with your special someone
Friendships are a wonderful base for a relationship and then,even if your relationship does not go far, at least you will now have a good friend
 Do your parents have rules regarding dating set up for you? If so, maybe do a blog post about them. I'm sure others would love to hear about them. I know I would!

God bless!

Monday, October 15, 2012

No K-i-s-s-i-n-g

"No kissing, you two" was heard today at the campfire. As we walked around looking for the 2 missing teens we called"no kissing". Added in was" no kissing, you know you aren't allowed to kiss before marriage". One boy looks at me" they can kiss before marriage, that's allowed, it's just the other stuff that's not allowed."
 Should kissing be allowed before marriage? I don't think so. Kissing can lead to impure thoughts and actions. As a Christian young person, you should be saving yourself for marriage - entirely...kissing and all.

My mom has rules about us dating.
 #1. No dating till your ready for marriage- it's not needed to go falling in love when you aren't ready to be a husband/wife.
#2. No kissing+hugging-it can lead to temptation and ruin your purity-intentional or otherwise
#3. No going out together alone- you must have another couple with you- temptation is far to easy when you're alone.

Do your parents have rules about you dating? They should. If they don't, ask them to set up some guidelines. Rules about dating and purity are a must have for every young person.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Old Rugged Cross

This song has been in my head all day (:

 "On a hill far away,
stood an old rugged cross.
the emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross
where the dearest and best
for a world of lost sinners was slain!

So I'll cherish
that old rugged cross
'till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
and exchange it someday for a crown

Oh, that old rugged cross
so despised by the world
Has a wondrous attraction for me.
For the dear Lamb of God
left His glory above
to bear it to dark Calvary

So I'll cherish
that old rugged cross
'till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
and exchange it someday for a crown

In the old rugged cross,
stained with blood so divine
A wondrous beauty I see
For 'twas on that old cross
Jesus suffered and died to pardon and sanctify me!

So I'll cherish
that old rugged cross
'till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
and exchange it someday for a crown

To the old rugged cross
I will ever be true,
Its shame and reproach gladly bear
Then He'll call me someday to my home far away
Where His glory forever I'll share

So I'll cherish
that old rugged cross
'till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to the old rugged cross
and exchange it someday for a crown"

What a wonderful old hymn! Yesterday, we were sitting at the table playing a game and Daniel starts singing this hymn Then our close friend Payshence starts singing it as well and then I start singing . It's so much fun singing hymns with those two.

Monday, October 1, 2012

It's October already! My goodness, where has the year flown? Only 2 months till Christmas! It's fall here in Nebraska,the leaves are changing and falling of the trees and instead of 100+ degree weather,we're having cool temps of 70+ degrees.
 So sorry for the long time since I last updated.Life has just been getting the way.
Anyways...since the last time I posted...I have started taking and teaching piano lessons, We have started school, we have been back in our town for more that a week at a time(hallelujah!), I had a surprise piano playing oppurtunity...3 times!,I've made a new friend,I've almost lost my best friend, Abigail has been in the Miss Amazing pageant(I'll post a pic of her farther down,ok), and my dad came to visit us. Oh and yeah..I turned 15!!

A little about R School Homeschool(as we kids named it some years back). Daniel and I are in 10th grade. We think we are geniuses and since we think that,we are doing our best to do 10th & 11th grade this year. If it works, that means I will graduate high school a few months before I turn 17 and Daniel will graduate a few months before he turns 18. Nathan is in 7th grade this year(15 months younger than me and 3 grades behind lol). Samuel is in 4th, and Abigail and Lydia are in 2nd. We are doing a little bit of "school" with Beka as well. My school subjects this year are- Science: Biology-The Study of Life, Literature: A Study Through the Pilgrim's Progress, History: Baptist History(Daniel's doing World History), Bible: Bible Doctrines- Dealing with Subjects such as The Trinity, How Do We know God Inspired the Bible and More,Math: Alegebra, English: Grammar and Composition 4 and Step by step French.

Anyway so here's some pictures...Enjoy!
Photo: Abigail at the Miss Amazing Pageant with Samuel Sam and Abigail at the 2012 Miss Amazing Pageant.PhotoThe Red Hat horse that Daniel made for my grandma's birthday. He can make these to sell...