Tuesday, November 24, 2009

13. Ok so I haven't written what i am thankful for in a few days. Well today I am thankful for prayer-our avenue to God. I am thankful that I have a God who listens and who I can go to.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

11. I am so thankful for good friends. They are defiantly few and far between.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

I heard this today and thought it was interesting.......

Anyone can achieve their fullest potential
Who we are might be predetermined
The path we follow is always of our own choosing
We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny
Your destiny can't be changed but it can be challenged
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one
9. Gods love

8. nice weather:-)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

7. Laughter..........what a dull world it would be without it.
6. I am thankful for missionaries who are winning the world for Christ.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

5. I am thankful for days not filled with ringing alarm clocks :-)
4. I am thankful for my 3 jobs......even if I don't always feel that way...... :-)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

2. Today I am thankful for Gods gift of music. Not only did he give us a beautiful thing, He gave us something to learn, something that can never quite be mastered, something that we can strive to better at our entire lives.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thankfulness


November is a month for thankfulness so for the rest of the month I am going to write what I am am most thankful to God for each day.

1. New Days - New Beginnings

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Walt Disney Quote

There are three types of people in the world today. There are "well-poisoners," who discourage you and stomp on your creativity and tell you what you can't do.

There are "lawn-mowers," people who are well-intentioned but self-absorbed; they tend to their own needs, mow their own lawns, and never leave their yards to help another person.

Finally, there are "life-enhancers," people who reach out to enrich the lives of others, to lift them up and inspire them.

We need to be life-enhancers and we need to surround ourselves with life-enhancers.

~ Walt Disney

Sunday, October 18, 2009

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time

This chapter has really meant a lot to me this week. The fact that God has a time for everything in our lives. Whether we are on the mission field serving him , at home or at work, raising a family or pursuing a career, it is all in his time. He may have us serving at one point in our lives and not at another point. Its a hard thing to understand sometimes. I was pondering these thoughts when I came across this chapter the other day and was really encouraged by it. My hope is that it might be encouraging to you also.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? 10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. 14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. 15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pies


I have been in the pie baking mood lately....In the last few weeks I have made a few peach and a few apple pies. There is something about fall that makes you crave pies.....This year so far I have managed to be quite the safety model in the kitchen. I have not dumped any unbaked item into the bottom of the oven as I was putting it in, which has happened a few times,and I have not burned anything at all! Most of all I have not set the oven on fire one time this year!!!!!!Yay!!!Somehow I have managed to do that quite often in years past. Oh wait I did set my bread on fire new years day but that doesn't really count right? Well I am pretty sure I should be come a firefighter because of my large set of skills regarding the distinguishing of oven fires!! I know....I am absolutely a dangerous asset to the kitchen:-) Anyway,I thought I would post some pictures of my latest pie baking adventures.










Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Christmas will be here before we know it!

Well I have been in the Christmas mood lately. I know really early. I love Christmas time though-Its defiantly my favorite time of year. Billy Gilman sings beautifully so I thought I 'd post one of his Christmas songs"Warm and Fuzzy."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Written in frustration

Have you ever heard the distinguished voice of mezzo -soprano ringing in your ears and cringed at the thought that this was talent? That the high pitched vibrating volume piercing your eardrums was a result of years of concentrated effort? Now imagine that resonance again throbbing through your eardrums only this time in a pitch slightly off. A pitch that makes a once beautiful intonation (if that is what you can consider it) the most awful torturous reverberation that has ever resounded through your sensitive ears. Does this harmonious thought make you squirm with disgust?

They say that the violin is the closest thing to the human voice. Now imagine once again with me the soaring notes of the soprano, only this time it’s heard on the flying notes of a bowed instrument. The melody though squeaky high as the sopranos ringing notes yet sweet as dove flying through the heavens. Swiftly let our imaginations take us to the torturous reverberation of the off key noise, only this time it’s worse. Instead of the voice it’s a violin flying through a high key with intonation so off all you can do is cover your ears never quite able to block out the cringing tone.

This is the most explicit explanation of my fingers fumbling along the neck of my violin. My inability to perform in tune has led me to the point of great frustration. Sometimes in order to vent such feelings, I will play and loudly as possible in hope that that the roar may become a sweet missive to ones ears. Yes, I know that is not the answer but I have managed to make poor Charles Dancla’s Air that he imagined sweetly dolce sound like a mad elephant. All the while piercing the eardrums of every member of my household including the neighbors.

While I strive to come to a perfect pitch I sometimes feel like quitting in the middle. Venting my frustrations on paper instead of on that beautiful instrument I feel I might have saved some unfortunates from going deaf all the while hopefully providing some amusement for my readers. At this time I believe I shall take my leave and greet once again the dirty looks my violin is sending me. Thank you for reading this and just for the record I like soprano singers in case my earlier mention of them did not leave a good strain of thought.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Virginia

I recently took a trip to Virginia. Its a beautiful state with a lot of historical and scenic areas. I thought I would post a few pictures.


The Peaks of Otter

This deer came right up to me. It was so cute!




The octagonal outhouse at Poplar Forest.

Poplar Forest. Thomas Jefferson's summer home.

Red Hill. Patrick Henry's plantation.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Trinidad Trip

I took an awesome trip to Trinidad for 10 days and thought I'd post some pictures. I went with a group from my church to Work with the Hoffmiester family who are missionaries their. One of my highlights of the trip was getting to know the girls from the church in Trinidad. While we were there we went to hospitals, schools, and witnessed on the streets and door to door, and held a crusade on the weekend. It was a great trip and we were all blessed.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter


Happy Resurrection Sunday everyone. Here are a few neat quotes I thought I share.

The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances. ~Robert Flatt

Where man sees but withered leaves, God sees sweet flowers growing. ~Albert Laighton

“The highest act of love is the giving of the best gift, and, if necessary, at the greatest cost, to the least deserving. That’s what God did. At the loss of His Son’s life to the totally undeserving, God gave the best gift – the display of the glory of Christ who is the image of God.” [John Piper]

"Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right;
Faith and Hope triumphant say
Christ will rise on Easter Day."
Phillips Brooks, An Easter Carol


Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. ~Martin Luther

Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to Thy cross I cling" [Augustus M. Toplady, Hymn: Rock of Ages]


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

NECKLACE GIVEAWAY

Check out this giveaway for a beautiful handmade necklace on my friend Arianna's Blog. http://arianna-elizabeth.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Paris

So with all this snow and winter weather I was thinking of vacations to far away places. A place I would love to visit someday is Paris. Here are some cool pictures I found and some random facts.
Random Facts about Paris
1. Approximately 60 tons of paint is required to paint the Eiffel Tower
2. It is painted every seven years in 3 shades of brown using brushes
3. The top tourist attraction is Disneyland Paris.........go figure
4.Paris is the world capital city of shopping and fashion
5.The McDonald's big m in Paris is the only one in the world that is white
6. It is 3630 miles from New York
7. It's average January temp. is 39 degrees F........warmer than here for sure!
8. It's population is 2,153,600
9. The Eiffel Tower contains two restaurants,a snack bar, and a post office
10.Feel like going don't worry your airfare will only cost about $2,800...... :-)




Thursday, January 15, 2009

I changed my blog name to City Girl so if you follow me you can change the name..........

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hi! My name is Kelly McNamara and I am 21 years old. I thought it would be fun to start a blogg so.........here it is......
So I have question for everybody.
Do you prefer hot coffee/ cappuccino or iced cappuccinos?