Appreciate The Little Things in Life

So, just like any other day, I got up, I need to pray; ate breakfast; and watched TV for a little bit before I checked my E-mails; read a blog(Rae* Shining in the Darkness); and decided to write a blog before I start today’s work. As I was commenting on Rae’s blog, I received an E-mail(a dot had appeared on my E-mail window). I decided to check and see who it was from. It was from WordPress.

The E-mail was notifying me that I have a new follower, FearlessinJesusChrist. I read her profile fearlessinjesuschrist. I was excited. She is an elderly woman. I amazed me that at this old, she would still spend the time to tell others about the one true king, Christ Jesus our Lord. I know that something special is with her, I just know it. Something that keeps her going like that, something that only the Lord could do.

I wanted people to know about her, encourage people to follow her, bless her. She truly is someone really after the Love of God. I wanted you to take the time to realize something extraordinary. God uses people to tell His word. That no matter how old, or how young, You CAN do something in God’s plan. You CAN tell others, You CAN be saved. I want you to realize you are special. God wants you to be a part of His family, and he wants to be a part of Your life.

I also want you to appreciate the little things in life. Just saying hi to someone, or waving at them, or even smiling at them, can put a smile on their face, and brighten them up. They could wonder why you are so happy all the time. They could want to know about you and becoming a christian. So next time someone doesn’t look happy, or looks like they could be happier, just give them a smile, or wave, or say hi. You will really be surprised by how much you can change someone’s life. Even creating a free blog and/or website with WordPress could change a readers life.

The first time a posted a blog, I didn’t know what would happen, I was a little nervous. But now I’ve posted over twenty blogs, and it’s not so bad. In fact not all of my blogs are about the Bible and what God can do. I have some blogs about animal jam; Valentine’s day; some stories from my life; and tons of other fun things for kids and adults alike. But the main purpose of this blog is to realize that something small, can be amazing.

FearlessinJesusChrist is someone, only one person in this world out of thousands of millions, maybe even more. Hearing her story makes me remember that just because you may have a hard life, doesn’t mean you can’t worship Jesus while you are having troubles and pains. She also wrote a book called Fearless, and I’m hoping to read it soon.

I will be praying for everyone today and for FearlessinJesusChrist. I would like to give a shout-out for her                                                                                                             I’m pretty sure she has played some big roles in people’s lives.

Thank you all so so much for reading and I hope you learned something amazing today and learn to appreciate anything that comes your way, good or bad. I love you all so so much and I hope you are living a good life. You can always contact me and I will give the best advice I can, I mean, I’m only 12(twelve).

And as always, I’ll be blogging with you next time on, Christianforkids!

Makenzy A. Carter                                                                                                                                 A verse a day keeps Satin away 

A few blogs by me

Have You Ever Wondered…

Easter Story Part 1

Jesus is Risen Part 2

Being Thankful- Psalms 100:1

 

Sick- A Story From My Life

I won’t get too detailed into this blog. I will try to make it as least gross as possible. I don’t suggest reading this right before or after eating, just for your inconvenience. If you get grossed out, I don’t suggest reading this blog at all.

This actually happened just yesterday, Monday.

I woke up around 6:30. My stomach hurt a little bit. I tried laying on my back and side, because I’m a stomach sleeper, laying on it wouldn’t be the best option. After a while, I realized that it wasn’t helping. I decided to head to the restroom, just in case. So I was heading to the restroom. My dad, whom was getting ready for work, told me hi. I think he was a little surprised to see me.

I made it just in time to the restroom. (Like I said, I won’t get too detailed into this blog. I hope you don’t feel sick afterword or anything like that. I just want to entertain you, and tell things from my life, that I’m comfortable with sharing to strangers). I threw up just as made it in front of the toilet. None of it got on the floor or walls, thank goodness. My dad made sure I was okay. Now all of you have probably been sick at least once in their life, s you’ve been through this.

It was gross, and I hated it, and that’s all I’m going to say about that. My mom checked on me, she was also getting ready for work. My baby sister woke up, and I’m pretty sure it was because of me. I told my dad, that I was going to take a shower then try to go back to sleep. So I took my shower. The shower was refreshing. While I was in my shower, I threw up, again. I flew to the ground like a soldier being gave a command. At least, it could go down the drain. I finished.

I got dried off, then went into my room, with my towel, and my pajamas. I put them on and sat in front of the heater for a little while. It felt nice. My grandma had come like she always does, to make sure my brother gets ready for school. My dad had told my grandma that I was sick, when she got there. I had to go to the restroom, and I threw up, AGAIN.  I climbed up my bed and layed down, to go back to sleep. Apparently I took a 5(five) to 20(twenty) minute nap. Some time after my mom had came home from work, I woke up. I didn’t know I had fell asleep.

I got out of bed after trying to go back to sleep for a while. My sister had already gone back to sleep. I stayed on the couch for quite a while. I sat with my knees up in the air, and my head laying on the side of the couch. I didn’t fall back asleep. But after day dreaming and thinking about fun memories from the past, my mom was up with my sister before I knew it. My sister was really happy and silly when she woke up, and it was after lunch. I didn’t have to do school work for the day, yeah!

I only ate crackers and soup that afternoon.

“I’m sad that I had to miss the last day of co-op and can’t go to the closing program,” I lay down with my eyes drooping, and wanting to cry.

“I know. I’m sorry too. I wish you could have got sick tomorrow, when we don’t have anything to do, not that I want you to be sick.” Mom says.

*As the day goes on, I wonder why God lets his children suffer. Mom tells me that I can watch TV if I want to. I turn it on and watch 7th Heaven, my favorite TV show. I haven’t seen any of the episodes that they showed, that I can remember. I turned it on during the middle of an episode, as they are an hour long. After they switched the show, I decided to watch something else. I changed it over to Disney channel, when they were showing Jessie. Off and on through out watching TV, my stomach was hurting.

After I turned the TV off, I figured out that I watched three and a half hours of TV. I started to get a little headache. We have a bunch of Highlights kids magazines on a chair, so I began to read them. I liked reading the Ask Arizona two-page stories, where a kid sends her a letter with a problem in his/her life, and she tells a story similar and gives advice from what she learned. They are full of information and interesting things that could help you in school. I was still reading them when my grandma came to watch my baby sister.

Everything food-wise disgusted me, besides soup, crackers, and Cheerios. I wished that wasn’t sick and was disappointed  that I had to miss the last day of co-op, and wouldn’t get to see one of my friends until May, then have to wait until next semester to see her again. Two of my friends moms are best friends with mine and they are all best friends, so we can all hang some time before next school year. And by the end of the day, I was feeling better, and even ate some chips and salsa.

That’s basically all of the story and I hope you enjoyed learning a little about my life. I enjoyed sharing this with you guys. But before I officially say the blog is over, I would like to represent a verse that goes along with this problem. Please refer to paragraph 11(eleven) It has a star by it)

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 English Standard Version (ESV)

A Time for Everything

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.

English Standard Version (ESV)The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

these verses just remind us that there is a time for everything and God has everything set up for us. He is telling us that he will always put a time in for what needs to be. verse three is what I was experiencing. A time to break down, and a time to build up. I was down, because I was sick, then God brought me back up to feel better.

Thank you so much for joining me in today’s blog. It means the world to me. I have an announcement to share, but I don’t think now is an appropriate time considering what the blog was about. I hope you stuck around until the end, and if you did, God bless you! God bless you anyways, but if you did today, I find that extra special, because you listened to what I had to say and that there is a meaning to this blog.

And as always, I’ll be blogging with you next time on, Christianforkids!

Makenzy A. Carter                                                                                                                                  A verse a day keeps satin away

Ezekiel 7:23 & Matthew 7:1-2

This blog will be as short as possible. I wanted to let you know that I may be taking a break from blogging time. I don’t know yet, but it is highly possible.

Ezekiel 7:23-27 New International Version (NIV)

23 “‘Prepare chains!
    For the land is full of bloodshed,
    and the city is full of violence.
24 I will bring the most wicked of nations
    to take possession of their houses.
I will put an end to the pride of the mighty,
    and their sanctuaries will be desecrated.
25 When terror comes,
    they will seek peace in vain.
26 Calamity upon calamity will come,
    and rumor upon rumor.
They will go searching for a vision from the prophet,
    priestly instruction in the law will cease,
    the counsel of the elders will come to an end.
27 The king will mourn,
    the prince will be clothed with despair,
    and the hands of the people of the land will tremble.
I will deal with them according to their conduct,
    and by their own standards I will judge them.

“‘Then they will know that I am the Lord.’”

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  1. Where’s the similarity in what you just read to Matthew 7:1-2?  (hint: verse 27)

Matthew 7:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Judging Others

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Please share your thoughts in the comments down below. Thank you for reading my blog. The questions are provided by Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool.

And as always, I’ll be blogging with you next time on, Christianforkids!

Makenzy A. Carter

A verse a day keeps Satin away

Ezekiel 6

I will at least be posting two blogs today, because I haven’t been posting my Ezekiel blogs lately. I want to catch up on them and doing that, I have to at least post two blogs for two days. Like I said in yesterday’s blog, I have a lot going on, so I haven’t been able to post them like usual. I hope you understand.

Ezekiel 6 New International Version (NIV)

Doom for the Mountains of Israel

The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your faceagainst the mountains of Israel; prophesy against them and say: ‘You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: I am about to bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places. Your altars will be demolished and your incense altars will be smashed; and I will slay your people in front of your idols. I will lay the dead bodies of the Israelites in front of their idols, and I will scatter your bones around your altars. Wherever you live, the towns will be laid waste and the high places demolished, so that your altars will be laid waste and devastated, your idols smashed and ruined, your incense altars broken down, and what you have made wiped out. Your people will fall slain among you, and you will know that I am the Lord.

“‘But I will spare some, for some of you will escape the sword when you are scattered among the lands and nations. Then in the nations where they have been carried captive, those who escape will rememberme—how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts, which have turned away from me, and by their eyes, which have lusted after their idols. They will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their detestable practices. 10 And they will know that I am the Lord; I did not threaten in vain to bring this calamity on them.

11 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Strike your hands together and stamp your feet and cry out “Alas!” because of all the wicked and detestable practices of the people of Israel, for they will fall by the sword, famine and plague. 12 One who is far away will die of the plague, and one who is near will fall by the sword, and anyone who survives and is spared will die of famine. So will I pour out my wrath on them. 13 And they will know that I am the Lord, when their people lie slain among their idols around their altars, on every high hill and on all the mountaintops, under every spreading tree and every leafy oak—places where they offered fragrant incense to all their idols. 14 And I will stretch out my hand against them and make the land a desolate waste from the desert to Diblaha]”>[a]—wherever they live. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’”

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 6:14Most Hebrew manuscripts; a few Hebrew manuscripts Riblah

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Questions:

  1. Do you think WWII seems like another time the Lord was punishing Israel’s unfaithfulness and trying to get them to repent and turn back?

Tell me your thoughts in the comments down below. I also have a birthday party I’m going to tonight, so I will tell you all about it soon. I will tell you the basics. It is at Puzzle Plex, we are doing the room, Dr.Ian’s Office, which is funny, because we have a friend named Ian. He’ll get a crack out of that one. Also, one of my friend’s did some information, and the percentage of people to escape that room is 40%. That means it will be a little harder, but it will be fun!

And as always, I’ll be blogging with you next time on, Christianforkids!

Makenzy A. Carter

A verse a day keeps Satin away

There is a lot Going on Here

Okay, recently there has been a lot going on in my life.  Things like school; talking about vacation, might be going to Disney; birthday parties, going to Royals game, and Puzzle Plex; challenges, designing a robot to decorate eggs; Thin Mint Sprint, for Girl scouts; and probably some stuff I’m forgetting. I’ve been as busy as a bee, and tired as a koala. I need rest! I mean I’ve probably been sitting here at least five minutes trying to remember the whole purpose of this blog, because honestly, I forgot.

Wait, I just remembered. I need to type before I forget again. My mom just ordered me a new book called Endangered. The cover has a picture of a bonobo. I have never heard of them until today. At first, I thought it was a chimpanzee.  

Image resultThis is a photo of what the cover looks like.

From National Book Award Finalist Eliot Schrefer comes the compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos — and herself — from a violent coup. Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good. When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature. But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. When an armed revolution breaks out in the country, the sanctuary is attacked, and the two of them must escape unprepared into the jungle. Caught in the crosshairs of a lethal conflict, they must struggle to keep safe, to eat, and to live. In ENDANGERED, Eliot Schrefer plunges us into a heart-stopping exploration of the things we do to survive, the sacrifices we make to help others, and the tangled geography that ties us all, human and animal, together.

This is the caption of the book. The book has been National Book Award Finalist. If you have read the book, please don’t tell me about it yet, because I haven’t read it. It could take up to eight weeks to get here. If you haven’t read the book, I will share chapter by chapter with you. I haven’t done the other books like I said I would, but hint’s the title of this blog. So read the title and you will see why.

I have posted other blogs, but I haven’t had time to read a chapter of a book, then type it. I haven’t looked into to see if there is a free online version Black Beauty and/or Fast Friends. I read the blog of Black Beauty for school, so I could use that, I guess. The first book that I actually read for EP(Easy Peasy) was Penrod. It wasn’t one of my favorites, but full of humor and drama, I guess you could say. I just started reading Jack and Jill today. It is a good book so far, for I have only read the first chapter.

So see, look at the title and see what I mean? I have a lot going on that I can’t even keep up with myself. I’m talking about random things. I have gone from one thing to next, throughout this whole blog. I don’t know what I’m doing. Just… take… deep… breaths… I think I can control myself about what I’m typing now. 

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

I just thought these verses could help me and help you with all of the things in your life. You should give him all of your problems, (or in my I’m busy) and he will help you through them, good or bad.

I have another shout-out today, My third follower. Crazy Love Parents thank you so much for following me, you make me happy that I’m making a difference in your life!

 

This is her profile picture.

 

That’s all I really have to say about today’s really random, crazy, and bible lesson blog. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and be a follower of my blog and become a believer today and be a part of God’s big family.
You can always learn more at biblegateway.com.
And as always, I’ll be blogging with you next time on, Christianforkids!
 
Makenzy A. Carter
A verse a day keeps Satin away
 
 

Have You Ever Wondered…

Have you ever wondered about what will or could happen in the future? Near or far future? What about the past? About something you wish you could change? And what about the present? What you do could effect your’s or someone else’s life forever. Have you ever wondered what will become f you…? If you have, you’re not alone. I will tell you what you should do about each one, past, present, and future.

First comes the past.

You’ve probably thought at some point of your past. What you did or something you said. Or maybe you’ve thought of something someone did or said to you. You may want to change your mistakes, but it’s impossible. Nothing will ever change the fact that you or someone else did something wrong. That’s just life. You shouldn’t worry about what has happened. After all, God has a plan and it’s all part of his journey for you. And everyone sins if they like it or not.

I have two verses for this section.

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

(not part of verse) You will never do God’s will when you are living in the past.

Looking back will distract you from what is in front of you. The devil will try to remind us of our past mistakes, sins, failures, etc.

He will say, “you messed up now you messed up God’s plan for you.” Satan is a liar. You are where God wants you to be. Don’t dwell on the past, keep moving forward.

I got the first verse and caption from a sight called bible reasons.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listento you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Next is the present

The present is what’s happening right now. So for instance in the present you are reading this blog, or you are at school, or you are eating lunch. Things like that. But you shouldn’t worry if you will do right or wrong. If you need help, deciding what to do, you can push the “pause button” for you to decide. Remember, you can always stop and think about what you’re going to do, but you can never change or take back something that you wish you didn’t do. If you pray to God, he will guide you and help you make the right decisions.

I have two verses for this section

Psalm 31:3 New International Version (NIV)

Since you are my rock and my fortress,
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

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Psalm 143:8 New International Version (NIV)

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.

New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Last is the future
The future is so interesting. I’ve always wondered what will happen. Like if what me and one of my friend’s think will happen comes true. That might sound a bit confusing. But we still don’t say, ‘I know it’s going to happen’ and stuff like that. God has a plan for each and every one of us. We always say ‘if that happens’ or ‘if it’s like what we think.’ We don’t talk like we know what will happen to us, because we don’t. If it is, so be it. And if it’s not, I’ll still take it, because I know what God wants for me is best, not what I want.
I have one verse for this section

Romans 8:27-37 New International Version (NIV)

27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whoa]”>[a] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us,who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns?No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”b]”>[b]

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who
  2. Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22

New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Thank you for reading through this long blog. I had fun making it. I know there’s a lot to talk about and a lot of verses, but two of them are pretty short. At least I can just copy and paste them into my blog and not have to type them, that would be a long time and really confusing.

Before you leave, I would like to give a special thanks to two people who made me happy and brightened up my day. The first person I would like to give thanks to is The Unidentified Believer, my first follower. The next person I would like to give thanks to is writethoughtsweb, my second follower. I would like to give shout-outs to both of them.

The profile pictures are in the order I have the names in the paragraph above.I have left links for both of my amazing followers and I hope you check them out. If you can’t read the quote it says, No Christian Is Anonymous To God. I love that quote.
I know this was a longer blog, but I hope you took time to read every word. The verses go with what I was talking about in the past, present, and future paragraphs. It was a lot of fun making this blog. I love you all so much!
And as always, I’ll be blogging with you next time on Christianforkids!
Makenzy A. Carter
A Verse A Day Keeps Satin Away

Jesus is Risen Part 2

This is a part 2 to my recent blog Easter Story Part 1. If you haven’t checked it out already, I have inserted a link so you can read it. PLEASE READ PART 1 BEFORE PART 2. I don’t mean to be rude, but this blog won’t make since without reading part part 1 first. I hope you enjoy reading.

Matthew 28 King James Version (KJV)

28 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

King James Version (KJV)Public Domain

This has always amazed me because he was there then he wasn’t. He died, but he rose from the dead. I’m not quite sure I understand, but when Jesus dies on the cross it is in Luke 23. But when he rises, it is in Matthew 28. The book of  Matthew is before the book of Luke. I just think it is like this because of the person writing that part of the bible. Please tell me if you know or what you think in the comments down below. Thank you all for reading my blogs! It means the world to me! It encourages me as a christian! I love you all so much!

And as always, I’ll be blogging with you next time on, Christianforkids!

Makenzy a. Carter

a verse a day keeps satin away