June 25, 2017

Back To School

So, tomorrow is the first day that I start doing school for three weeks.
(I really start school in August)
My family and I are going on vacation in October,
but I get to start school a little earlier.
So that I don't have to worry about doing any on my vacation.
And believe me when I say
 that I didn't act like this when I found out I was doing school early...


Enjoy your season!

June 23, 2017

It's Okay To Be Prayed For


Often I forget that there are tons of people that pray for me.
And often I forget to pray for those people too.

I forget that they faithfully pray for my family everyday.

Some people out there don't want to be prayed for, isn't that sad?

I pray for a lot of people, 
I pray for each one of my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, 
my parents, my friends, missionaries, people I just met, and others.

Can you imagine a life without prayer?
The days when you feel like the world is against you 
and the only person you want to talk to is God, but you can't.

That would be absolutely miserable! 

And yet at times we still take talking to God for granted.
Why do we?
Because we are sinners, plain and simple.

Believe me, you are not the only one that takes prayer for granted.
 Sometimes I take talking to God for granted. (Though I wish I didn't)
Some days it feels more like an obligation than a gift.

Prayer is a gift. And don't forget it.
Be thankful, and let God know that you are thankful.

June 20, 2017

Duolingo


Duolingo is a free website that lets you learn a language for free.
It is very helpful for me.
I finished Spanish.
I am also learning Guarani, (One of Paraguay's national languages)
German and Portuguese.

But yeah, if you are interested in learning a different language.
I would like to recommend Duolingo.

13 Years In Paraguay!


Today my family and I are celebrating 13 years in Paraguay!
13 years ago my parents, with a two-year-old 
and a four-month-year-old, boarded a plane to Paraguay.

God called my family and I to live and serve in Paraguay.

Where in the world do you think God is calling you?

Well, wherever He's calling you, keep in mind that everyone needs Him.

I'm A Writer


So in Book Wars I wrote that I wanted to write a book.
Well... I finally did.
A small 108 paged book.
It still needs edited but the story is finished.
I don't know if it will ever get published.
But that's isn't why I wrote a book.
I wrote a book because I enjoy writing. 
I'm putting my book in God's hands.

And I haven't been writing almost everyday on my blog
 because I started writing book two.

Anyway, I will try to write more often in the future.

PS. The book is called "Joy In Meadow Brook"

June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers Day!


Today is Fathers Day!
I think today I am going to do 
something for my dad.

Why don't you join me?
Let's do at least one kind thing for our dads today?

Just to thank him for choosing one of the hardest occupations in the world.
Being a dad.

June 15, 2017

The Months Are Leaving!


It's already June! We are already half way through the year! 
It's so hard to believe! 
It feels like yesterday I could barely reach the kitchen counter.

Babies are now toddlers,
toddlers are now teens,
teens are now young adults, etc.

Time literately does fly by.
And as time passes people and things change.

Some people grow more in God's word, (Sadly) others do not.

Sometimes I get the feeling I'll blink and I'll be so much older.
But I won't.

Anyway, don"t wait to do something you really want to do.
If you want to be a missionary,  be a missionary.
If you want to be a builder be a builder.
If you want to be a singer be a singer.

You can use almost any occupation for God's glory.

June 13, 2017

The Truth


The truth is very important.
And lying doesn't solve anything anyway.
So no matter how strange the truth would sound if you told it,
tell it, because if you don't, you will regret it the rest of your life.

Last year my family and I went to a conference in Brazil.
We only knew a few people that were going, so I made a few new friends. 
OK, like 20 friends. (Most were older than me)

Anyway, we all had a blast, we played a game called Ninja, (Very fun)
talked, sang Christian songs together and played Uno. (A card game)
We talked in English and Portuguese. 

We were there for five days total, 
and on the last day three of my new friends, all three of them were guys. 
(That is what I get for having two brothers😃)
They asked me how old I was, I told them I was twelve, (which I was) 
they were like, "Oh, OK."

Then one of them said, "Wait, twelve?"

I nodded my head and said, "Yeah." with a grin.

Then they said, "We thought you were like seventeen!"

It was a good thing I set them straight and told the truth that I was only twelve.
But yeah, that was an amazing trip, and I am glad I told the truth.

And if you tell the truth you will be glad too.

June 11, 2017

The Time We Went To McDonalds


Today, I am going to tell you a story about the time we went to McDonald.

I think I'll skip a little into the story.

One day on furlough in the USA, 
my family and I went to a McDonald.
 (Which is strange because we really don't like McDonald)
And this time I opened the front door for some people.
When we walked up to the counter, 
an older man walked up to me and said, 
"I just want to thank you for opening that door for people."
Then he handed me a McDonald gift card.

I. Was. Shocked.
I didn't know that some people noticed. 
Sure, some people said, "Thank You." but they didn't do anything else.
(Not that I was expecting them too😀)

But that man, whether a Christian or not, will always be in my prayers.

So know that the little things matter just as much as the big ones. 

June 10, 2017

I'm In The Middle


So, I am the in the middle of two brothers.

The middle.

The worst/best place to be.

The middle.

OK, if you are in the middle you understand.
Each one of my family members is different, such as:

Mom: Could listen and sing to the same song over and over again. 

Dad: Could work on ten things at once. 

Michael: History genius. 

Kaleb: Can turn anything boring into something fun.

And me..... well, I'm in the middle.
But I really like being in the middle, 
sure sometimes it feels like the youngest gets all the attention, 
and the oldest is the most loved.

But I know, with my family, that we are all loved equally.
No matter who was born first or last.