Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction: Yearning

     So this is my first time ever participating in Five Sentence Fiction.  I was informed about it by my super cool school teacher who sometimes participates in it on her blog, so I decided to give it a try........


     Their mouths are dry.  Their feet stained with blood from walking leagues upon the sharp rocky ground.  The sun beats waves of flames on their backs.  They have abandoned everything for this, this that had so abruptly diminished in their land.  They keep walking, walking with the desperate hope of finding that which has been lost, its memory forever implanted in their skulls. 

     ...Let me know what you think! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Greatest of These

1 Corinthians 13:

1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 
3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 
or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 
7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.  
For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  
10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 
11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.  
12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

     I absolutely adore this passage.  It's one of my favorites, and since Valentine's Day was this week and there was all this talk of love, I thought I would read it again. :)
     In this passage, Paul describes love.  When I reread verses 4 and 5 I really realized how strong love truly is.  It is a very powerful thing, and so often do I throw the word around carelessly, such as: "I love pizza", or "I love NCIS".
     True love is strong.  As verse 8 says, "Love never ends..."  Never is a powerful word.  Never ending means eternal.  Love is eternal.  Christ's love for us is eternal. Wow. :)  That leaves me speechless in wonderful amazement.
     Love lasts, even in those terrible times when everything else seems like it will crumble.  We can always count on God, because He loves us.  His is patient and kind, it isn't rude or resentful.  His love for us is true love.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Snow! I think...

Yesterday, immediately following church, I went on a trip with the girls of my youth group to "Snow Mountain" at Stone Mountain Park, and might I tell you, it was AMAZING!  I had never been to Stone Mountain for anything before, so I  had no idea what to expect.  I was not prepared for the extreme amount of happiness that was about to befall me.
We all arrived at Snow Mountain dressed in our heavy coats, gloves, and winter boots in the 60ish degree weather because we had absolutely no idea how cold it was going to be sliding on tubes in the "snow".  I hadn't the slightest thought as to what it was even going to look like.  Once we were checked in, and we came to the attraction, I was finally able to set eyes on it.  It was this huge slanted ramp type contraption that was covered in this icy substance.  While waiting in line, we all saw other people sliding down in their tubes, and a strong wave of excitement came over us.  
We grabbed our tubes, which are kind of like the ones you use to go tubing on a lake, and rode this escalator belt to the top of the "mountain".  The ride up was almost as fun as the slide down. =)  At the top, I waited in line until I reached the edge, and then I sat in my tube and was pushed off.  I really don't like heights, the feeling of falling, and people pushing me down heights so I will fall, but this was an exception.  I haven't had that much fun in a long time.  It made me feel so adventurous.
After everyone had had enough of the ice tubing, we all went to the bottom and played in this huge area that was covered in SNOW! At least, it looked like snow, and was cold like snow.  So, I'm just gonna say it was snow.. We all had this huge snowball fight, and by the end of it, we were all shivering and wet.  I haven't been that cold all winter =)

Well that was my wonderful, exciting, adventurous Sunday...  I hope everyone had a good weekend as well!          

Thursday, February 2, 2012

1st Post! =D

     Hello! I'm Mary Margaret... This is my official first time blogging, and I'm super duper excited! :D I love to write, but I've never done something like this before, so we'll see how it goes..
     I had thought about starting a blog for a while, but I wasn't sure about it.  Then my best friend got one and assured me of how epic it truly is, so I decided to start one. I don't really have any specific purpose for this blog.  I just plan for it to be about the happy random things and experiences in my life. But not in an overly optimistic perky way.  The name?  It doesn't have a deep, poetic, symbolic meaning to it. I chose the name because I plan to write about things that are encouraging to me.  Things that give me hope.  And might give someone else hope :D Who knows..
     Well, I'm a Christian.  I believe that Jesus died on the cross to save us all from our sins, and that believing and trusting in Him is the only way to heaven.   We don't deserve His perfect, merciful, graceful love, but He loves us anyway.  Isn't that amazing?!  I try to be a good "I.D. badge" for Him everyday, but unfortunately I'm continuously unsuccessful. 
     I'm homeschooled by my marrrvelous parents along with my two younger siblings.  To get my socialization time I attend a school for homeschoolers that meets three times a week and I have amazing friends there.  I also have a wonderful youth group that I am a part of, and I love it.
     I live in a wee little town in Georgia.  However, we just got a Dunkin' Donuts, so we are moving on up in society.
     Weeeelllllll that's it for now I suppose. I'll try to post as often as I can...