Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Education and the computer



With the rise of the computer age has come with the rise of the argument of whether or not they are a good thing as far as education goes. I shall only give five pros and five cons to it.

Pros


  1. You don't have to have a huge library to be able to learn about multiple topics. 
  2. It doesn't take as long to look things up on the computer as it does the library. 
  3. There are a ton of online game sites where you can find a large selection of educational games for younger students. 
  4. Even if you live in the middle of nowhare you can have a large class to chat with. 
  5. Youtube!!! My favorite resorse for learning about just about everything and anything 
Cons 

  1. Spam. 
  2. Incorrect data is easy to get to. 
  3. You cannot monitor everything the student is doing, so it is really easy to think they are doing their work and come to find out they are playing solitaire or pinball. 
  4. Price of computers. 
  5. It is far too easy to get stuck paying a lot of money for something that you had no idea cost anything. 
Honesty I like my computer. I have a far easier time working on it while doing my work than anywhere else. I have poor handwriting so the computer speeds up my writing and makes it easier for others to read what I  wrote. 

Also I am a Visual learner and since I cannot go to all the factories in the world to discover how things are done I can just look it up on Youtube and the answers are right there at my finger tips. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

James 3 Tongue Verses


Alright my next goal in this unit is to go through James chapter three and write down everything it says about the tongue. OK here we go.

Ok this isn't as easy as I thought it would be, this chapter you could highlight the entire thing for it is non stop about the tongue! KISH!

Verse two:  says he that controls the tongue controls his entire body.

Verse three: is the paralal between the tongue and the bit in the horses mouth.

Verse four: The rudder of a ship.

Verse five and six: Tongue is like a spark of fire. It may be small but it sure does get in trouble fast.

Verse Seven and eight: Beast and all creatures can be tamed but the tongue no man can tame.

Verse Nine -Twelve : With the same mouth comes out both cursing and blessing and this should not be.

Verse thirteen to end of chapter: Learn to control thy tongue while you are young.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Turn the other Cheek



Have you ever heard the term turn the other cheek? How about Love your Enemy? These terms comes from (at least on of the places) the book of 1 Peter in chapter three verses nine and ten.
Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise Blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he will love life and see good days let him refrain his tongue from evil and his lips that speak no guile: 

This month or so I will be studying what God says about controlling your tongue in my Polished Cornerstones Class. (Bible for girls.) In Part G of this segment it says to list ideas of how to "bless those who curse you"

For me I have a lot of enemies, I don't easily trust people and when you get over to my bad side it is hard for me to trust you again. So for me this is one of the most difficult concepts in the Bible.

In my family we have a tradition of sorts. If we have an enemy we will bake a loaf of banana bread. Dad started it, I am not sure when but he has encouraged me to do the same to my own enemies.

Another thing we do is invite them to family parties. Now believe me if there is a child in the family that doesn't like them either this typically has a negative effect.

Pray for them.

If there be a need, meet it.

Be kind to their relatives.

Don't snub them.

I am sure there are things I am not thinking of but as I said this isn't a strong point for me.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Proverbs 31 for singles



Proverbs 31 YouVersion KJV Bible


10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11She is trustworthy and does whatever she says she will do. 
12She will do them good and not evil all the days of her life.
13She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands.
14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15She rises also while it is yet night, and does the cooking while it is cool and then helps feed everyone in the house. 
16She considers a field, and buys it: with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17She girds her loins with strength, and strengthens her arms.
18She works hard to make sure her work is done well and her lamp is always lit in case of emergancy. 
19 She can spin her own thread and make her own cloths
20 She is willing to let something go so it will bless someone else. And if she sees a need she tries to make sure it is met. 
21She saves her money and buys warm clothing so that when the snows comes they are prepared.  
22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23She is trustworty and nobody has to tell her twice what needs to be done. 
24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28Her friends arise up, and call her blessed; her parents also, and he praiseth her.
29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Life Lesson



Today I was confronted with the hardest choice of my life. A friend of the family died recently and his funeral is on the same day I volunteer at the local Equestrian center.

I hate funerals, (who does like them) and I do not really want to go but I felt as though I would be... rejecting... hurting... rebelling against... unfaithful to. (I don't know the exact word) my old friends if I ran of to do my favorite thing in the word instead of doing my God given job of being there for them.

I had the choice of going and working with horses, and being faithful to the new friends that I have only known for a little while, or going and helping with the after funeral dinner and being there for those I have grown up and some of them my best friends since I was tiny.

So what Have I chosen to do? Though I will not go to the funeral, it is to close to the last one I went to that was for a distant relative of mine. My church does need people to help set up for the dinner afterwords so I will be there for them in that way. I am a very soft-hearted person and personally I would not be capable of helping with the dinner if I went to the funeral.

I give my condolences to the family. I know our ex-pastor is much happier where is now, though we will all truly miss him, He is in a lot better of a place now R.I.P.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Goals while single



One of my Polished cornerstone Goals is to write down a list of things I want to accomplish while I am single. (not that I plan on getting married) so here I go.


  1. Finish High school 
  2. Decide if I want to go to college and if I do finish it. 
  3. Study at the Therapeutic Equestrian center and become an Instructor 
  4. Learn to write down my thoughts so that others understand me. 
  5. Get a job
  6. Learn to drive
  7. Go on a missions trip 
  8. Run the house for a year 
  9. Create Christian Habits 
  10. Research starting my own business 

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Supportive Daughter


A supportive daughter? I have to be a supportive daughter?

OK, so I am having a bit of fun with you, But yes as daughters of God we are called to be supportive women to whomever has the authority over us, and that especially includes while we are children.

A childhood is for learning. It is during this time we establish habits and learn how we are supposed to live. So it is no wonder that God tells children to be subject to their parents to honor them, and wives to support their husbands. So naturally we are to support our parents as practice for supporting our husbands. (if that makes since)

But how? How do we support our parents? If you were to support somebody who had trouble walking and help them go somewhere how would you do it? Well you would get your arm under their shoulders so you took most of their weight and would help them go where they needed to go. You would gently point out problems and the two of you together would overcome them so you would be able to get to your destination.

If your family was a car then you would be a wheel. The More wheels there are the lighter the load and the easier it is to travel, but for a normal truck or small car it takes all four wheels to go where it needs to go if even one is flat then the car cannot go anywhere.

So your Father is the head of the family it is his job to make sure everyone is taken care of. The Mother's job is to nurture and support the father nurture the children. the children's job is to obey the Father and the Mother. It is our job to do whatever they say (as long as it does not contradict God's law.) If you feel like the job you are doing contradicts one of God's then, with the Bible and verse in hand go to a parent and talk to them about it. (I doubt they will give you such a command if they are Godly parents.)

In a home there are many things to do. Sweeping, dusting, cleaning up the toys, cooking, tending the garden, feeding the pets, you name it, and who better to do  these tasks than YOU ! To support a family people must be fed and have a clean habitat so we can be strong and healthy. A supportive daughter will simply DO the tasks, she will not ask why, she will not have to be told to do it, and she will not need to be reminded.

Nobody is perfect, we are human and we will fail. But we are to do our best. Your parents is God's representative on Earth, If you cannot go above and beyond for them, How do you think you will be willing to go above and beyond for your husband, boss, governmental leader, or for God. If we cannot even respect our parents then how can we possibly respect anybody else? Being respectful is the basis of being supportive. If we respect someone we will support them. If you support them then together you will be able to make it to the finish line.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Disrespect



Polished Cornerstones:Page 416-T Make a list of specific actions that demonstrate disrespect think about gestures  postures, words, facial expressions, ect.

I don't care if it is you little sister, your big brother, a parent, grandparent, someone you just met, or a teacher everyone deserves to be respected. Disrespecting people does not make them look bad but you.

When somebody is talking to you, you should look them in the eye and not slouch nor glare. Show that you are interested and if you are not and it is unimportant (the story of them loosing their fist tooth or something like that) find a way to gracefully get out of the conversation. And when you are talking look your audience in the eye so you can tell when they are getting bored or uninterested and so you can include your audience.

When writing a poster do not put on it anything that others would find offensives  (Think POSITIVE) Think if this was my belief would I like it if others said this about me.

Use Mr. and Ms. when talking to your elders, and remember to use Please, Thank-you and your-welcome It makes you look more formal.

NEVER ASK A LADY HER AGE!!! This is one I just seem to love to break. I am just to curious.

When you want to get someone's attention either lay a hand on their arm. (example: they are on the phone) Or say excuse me do not throw a snake at them, or whack them in the face with a clip board, SCREAM AT THEM... let's just say. If you wouldn't like it, don't do it.

Rolling the eyes. Think what does that tell people? It says esentually "I think that was very stupid." I see more teens, young adults and even older adults rolling there eyes at everything. It is so sad.

 On the computer, if you are not YELLING do not use caps lock.




Monday, January 7, 2013

How Can I respect My Grandparents?


Going to a Tea party with Grandma 


Today's Polished Cornerstone goal is-

"Make a list of specific ways in which you can show special honor and respect to your grandparents or other elderly people in your life."

I am going to put ten different ways.


  1. When at their house pitch in with doing odd jobs. (wash dishes, sweep floor, pick up trash) 
  2. Do not complain about your parent that is their child. This makes them feel bad. 
  3. Be gentle. They are getting OLD and they don't bounce back as well as your or your parents do. 
  4. Don't mention the fact that they are getting old. (they don't like to be reminded) 
  5. Don't wine, Nobody likes that. 
  6. Don't beg for EVERYTHING Grandparents LOVE to spoil you just don't take it too far. 
  7. Make stuff for them. I think my Grandparent's favorite gift from me was a Poem I wrote. 
  8. Be respectful, They are your elders, and they deserve respect. Use your magic words. (Please and Thank-you)
  9. Call/mail/Email them often. Grandparents like hearing from you if you don't live nearby even if you see each other once a week you should send them things often they LOVE it. 
  10. Ask to hear stories. Most grandparents (not all) love to tell stories and they have a lot to tell because they have lived a LONG time. 
I broke some of my own rules in there didn't I. Well if you know of more feel free to comment. 



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Goals


Last year I did awful and if this year is anything like today I doubt I will do very well. So personally I am unsure whether I should do resolutions or not.

2013
Family First
Pro_17:17  A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. 

  1. I will read the Bible to my Sibs every night and attempt to get through it in a year. 
  2. I will work on my stamina and attempt to be able to run a mile by the end of the year. 
  3. I will think before I yell at others for not doing something correctly. 
  4. I want to be able to have one of my songs written down in the correct manner so that others can sing my songs. 
  5. I want to at least have made headway in my school work. I doubt I will be caught up since this year is already promising to be hectic but I want to be no further than five months behind. (I am eight now) 
  6. I want to read one historical biography a month. 
  7. I am hoping to have at least one of my books published but it does not matter which. My imagination works when it wants to. 
  8. I am going to work on my listening skills.... some more.  
Action is the proper fruit of knowledge. 

V. Volunteer 
K: Kitchen skills (I can't cook) 
A: Always there 
T: Thorough 
H: Helpful 
I: Include
E: Enduring 




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