Happy Father’s Day

In honor of Father’s Day, I’m going to share ten things about my daddy.

1. He loves the Lord.
2. He is willing to let me stay up late to watch movies. Even though this doesn’t always work out (mom eventually wins), he’s still willing to let me.
3. He is supportive of my writing career.
4. He always wants to provide for our family.
5. His laugh makes any film better.
6. He is willing to spend hours helping edit my school projects (and yes, my teachers let me get help from others).
7. He listens to me.
8. He likes to do fun things with our family.
9. He is willing to read my stories.
10. He loves our family.
I’m so fortunate to have such an amazing daddy!! I love you.

Update

Hey everyone! After nine months of sporadic posting, I have decided to post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (Lord willing). A few bonus posts may appear here and there, but overall, my solid days are the ones listed above.

What Shakespeare Made Me Realize

At my co-op, my friend said something about the Google tribute to Shakespeare, and how she was thinking about me or something. Another time, another friend was thinking about me when we were reading a book that had a Shakespearian aspect (it actually has multiple aspects) to it. Another person shared a link about Shakespeare’s first folio for me. Another friend once sent me a link to something Shakespeare related and said that when she saw it, she thought I needed to see it. Another special adult tagged me in a comment for a thing about Shakespeare. One of my closest friends even told me that she needed my help writing a Shakespearian love letter.

Yesterday, I was stopped by two moms I know about Shakespeare. The first one was mentioning his birthday a few days ago. I told her it was also the 400th anniversary of his death, and she said she remembered me mentioning that. I think she remembers my (around) ten minute speech from two years ago about Shakespeare. Then, as I was walking, another sweet lady (my brother’s music teacher) stopped me to give me a Shakespeare in music cd. I obviously have a reputation for Shakespeare, and what’s crazy about some of these people doing these things is that some of them I barely know. Now I’m starting to think, and I realize a common thing. Almost everyone I know has a common belief, that I love Shakespeare. And it’s true, I basically yell it out to the world. Even people I barely know seem to know it. And it’s really cool. But it makes me think, ‘What if I advertised my love of God in this same way? What if I talked about Him like I talk about Shakespeare?’ I mean, my reputation is one of a Shakespeare fanatic, and everybody knows it. But if I talked about God in the way I talk about Shakespeare, think about how many lives I could impact for Christ! Wouldn’t it be cool to be known as the girl who is obsessed with Jesus? Sure, my Shakespeare rep is cool, but in the end, what really counts is what I did about Jesus. If I listened to the command, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matthew 28:19, ESV), then think about all that I could accomplish! I already have experience evangelizing to people; I just went on a mission trip where we evangelized to people on the beach! Why am I wasting my time talking about Shakespeare when I could be telling everybody how much God loves them, and how God offers a new life to anyone who will accept Jesus, repent, and follow Him? Wouldn’t that be a great accomplishment?

Absence

I apologize for my absence. I caught a cold early in September, and then school started up. Although I could have blogged during these times, for some reason I did not post anything and did not get myself to be active on this blog…I am so lazy sometimes. Anyways, I am going to be sitting down and hopefully getting through a lot of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain today, so I should have a new book to add onto this blog soon. I have so many novels I have not yet finished, and some of them, such as Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, will take me quite awhile to get through. Hopefully I will start posting more.