Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 19

Well, the school I go to has a snow day! Of course, though, I showed up at 6:15 along with a lot of other people because of Dutch Dance. At first it was only a 2 hour delay, so we just hung around at school for a while waiting for school to start. And then, it was a snow day, and we were all pretty happy about that.
Anyway, I thought that since it's a snow day I would spend some time in the Bible, so here are a couple verses that I like.

Psalm 73:23-26: "Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."

Zephaniah 3:17: "The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." 

John 14:1: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me." 
I know this verse is short and simple but it has a lot of meaning behind it.

Hebrews 12:2: "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and st down at the right hand fo the throne of God."

Isaiah 31:21: "Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'" 

Psalm 145:18-21: "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy. My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord, let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever." 

Monday, February 11, 2013


Saturday night was semiformal for the school that I go to, and it was a lot of fun! Here are some pictures of the night.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Some poems

We're doing this poem writing unit in English, and I'm really enjoying it!
Here are a couple poems that I've written in class. I realize that some of them aren't the best but that's because we only had 15 minutes to write them.

This is called a "Found Poem." A Found poem is a poem where you take another poem or  Bible verse, or something like that, and just take out the key parts of the writing and make your own poem out of it.
So, I made a poem out of Psalm 13. Psalm 13 originally is this:

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?

    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
    How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, Lord my God.

    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,
    and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;

    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.

Here's my poem about it: 

Day after day I feel forgotten
I feel like like God’s love has left
I’ve been defeated, I have fallen
I’ve been overtaken by death
Lord, help me trust in you
I need your love to help me rise
I’m longing to see you now
help me open up my eyes

We had to mess around with different poem types, so here is a poem that I wrote. It's a "Cinquain" poem.

Nature never fails to amaze me
it takes my breath away everyday
No matter what season
there is always a reason
to let nature tell me that it will be okay.

Music plays a big role in my life
it defines who I will be
Music will never fade away
it is here to stay
Music brings comfort to me.

What makes me the person I am
is simply my passion for the Lord
I know that he’s always there
anytime and anywhere
and I know that from him, I will never be ignored.

And finally, here is my "I am" poem. 

Everyday is a struggle
Everyday is the same
I wipe a smile on my face
that covers up all my pain
People think that I’m doing okay
they think that I am staying strong
I just wish sometimes
that this pain wouldn’t last so long
I miss her so much
this pain doesn’t even seem real
I don’t understand God
when will this pain begin to heal?
Starting life over without her
is the hardest thing I’ve ever done
I need a mom here
to help me when troubles come
Music is my foundation
it rescues me everyday
When I’m lost and when I feel alone
I play the piano and sing away
I hope that someday soon
my fake smile will go away
I hope that a real smile can appear on my face
and this time, I hope it will stay.