Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pop Star Prayers

So...I've been thinking about a few people lately, and some things have been weighing heavily on my mind. I've had an idea brewing in my head for a while, and I have finally pinned it down.

Katy Perry used to be a Christian, right? She has a Christian album that was released a while ago under the name Katy Hudson. Now, she's done a complete about face and is the very liberal and worldly pop star that we all know of.

We all have just accepted her as the worldly girl she is now. But shouldn't we as Christians do something other than accept this? We need to be praying  for her! We should pray for her to turn back to God. We need to pray that she will find her way back to God. It is our responsibility to spread the news of the Gospel. We already have a head start on Katy since she used to be a Christian. I've heard a few songs of her on Pandora and she is a talented singer. Her talents could be used for a wonderful purpose in the kingdom of God!

Another star to pray for this week is Miley Cyrus. We all know what's happened to her. Miley - good girl= bad girl. That is who 'she is' now and we've all accepted it as her new persona. But we need to be praying for her in the same way that we should pray for Katy.

Things to pray for:
Salvation for both. Pray that they will come back to Jesus and find light again.

Wise decisions. We should be praying that neither of them does something very irrational that could ruin their lives forever.

Relationships. Miley was engaged to Liam Hemsworth, but that is no more. Katy had an ugly divorce and is still broken from it. Pray that someday they will find true, Christian love. Pray for their future marriages and pray for their future spouses. I will be praying that they will find godly men to lead  them.

What do you think of this new segment? It is easy to write these girls off as products of the culture and famous, good-girl-gone-bad stars. But they are people. They are people just like your sister, your best friend, or your cousin. They need salvation just as much as we do. We are all in need of Jesus' light.

Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whomsoever believes in him shall not perish but will have eternal life."

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tip from the Kitchen!

 Okay, I'm starting a new section on my blog! I call it:Tips from the Kitchen! Enjoy. :)
Well, as an aspiring pastry chef, I finally tried something that could be very useful to me! CHOCOLATE WORK!!

Does this mean I've never worked with chocolate? No! That would be close to a just means that I tried working exclusively with pure chocolate.

So what did I do with chocolate? I melted chocolate chips (which aren't the best to use because of the wax holding their shape) and then I poured them into a piping bag. I decided not to use a tip this time around (though I might use my fine writing tip next time) but I just snipped off the end of the bag and started piping!

Here are instructions for piping chocolate designs: (I piped footballs because of the game yesterday!)

Melt a handful of chocolate in the microwave. (or over a double boiler if you're bored and have a lot of time on your hands!)

While that is melting, get out a cookie sheet and cover it with wax paper. Take the chocolate out of the microwave. It may not be completely melted after 30 seconds. Once you get most of the chocolate melted, take a spoon ad stir it thoroughly. Then, pour it into a pastry bag and snip off the end. Squeeze with even pressure and pipe designs onto the wax paper! Then, once you have piped all the designs on the wax paper, stick the cookie sheet with the chocolate designs on an even surface in the freezer.

Wait 20-30 minutes (30 for best results) and then remove the designs from the freezer. Take the thinnest thing you have in your kitchen (I used my angled spatula, but a butter knife would probably work too) and gently slide it under your chocolate designs. Transfer them onto either cupcakes or whatever you wish to top with them and...VOILA!

Hope you enjoyed this little tip from the kitchen!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Elegant Blog Award!

Hi gals, (and guys, if you're reading!)

I was nominated for the Elegant Blog Award! (Thank you Aimee, sorry I'm seeing it so late!)
Let's go....


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1. What made you decide to start blogging? 
Well, I started out on Homeschool Blogger because of boredom. Just kidding! Actually, my mom and my sister had one, and I wanted one too, but you had to be thirteen to get on Blogger, and I was only 11, so I got on HSB. I got on mainly to share my writing and photography, and it grew to fashion from there.
2. What's your fashion style? 
I wear a mix of vintage and modern. I love lace, polka dots, and stripes, but I also love colored jeans and modern tops. 
3. What is something none of your followers know about you?
Well, that could be hard since some of my followers are either family or Bffs! ;) Something y'all might not know is that I was born with a hole in my heart, and God healed it! I never had to have heart surgery when I was a baby, praise the Lord! He healed me from it and now I am totally fine.
4. What are some of your blogging goals?
Some goals of mine are definitely to get a LOT more followers, say 50-100. That would be amazing. I would also love to get more comments, because I love comments a lot! Another thing is that I really would love to get is more pageviews. In the way of posting goals, I want to become more dedicated in posting fashion and photography. I'm so sorry that I haven't told you all this yet, but I will not be posting any more of my boarding school book, because I think it will actually be finished and I'm hoping to publish it one day. By the way, the title is PIPER IN PINK. :)
5. Where is your favorite place to shop?
Kohl's!!!!! They have some of the most amazing clothes for great prices, so ya. :) Plus, their juniors' stuff fits me! :)
6. What would your ideal amount of followers be? 
Ideal? As many as I can get! :)
7. What are your talents?
I love dancing, I sing in our worship band at church, I play piano, I bake/frost, I'm writing a book, and I am currently in a theatre troupe! I have an amazing God story about my theatre group, so maybe I'll post it someday. :)
8. Are you a leader or a follower?
I could go either way! I will lead when I need to, but I am content to follow as well.
9. What is one of your favorite quotes? 
Hmm..I don't really have a favorite! Sorry, lame answer....:P
10.  Do you have a favorite book or book series?
I love the Baxter saga by Karen Kingsbury! It's super good. But then again, I also love the Hunger Games and the MDBC series by Heather Vogel Frederick. And Jane Eyre. And Pride and Prejudice. And Anne of Green Gables. I just love books in general...
11.  Out of all the synonyms for elegant, which would you describe yourself with (smart- dressy- stylish -graceful -dainty- fine) ? Well, graceful is off the is dainty....I'm a dancer, but I am a klutz. ;) Maybe stylish. I love fashion and I like to have a smile ready and have a stylish personality!
12. What is your favorite flower? 
Orange roses! They are so gorgeous, especially when the petals dry and they turn red and yellow. 
Now to nominate 12  (however many I can think of!) bloggers: 
 Emma @ Musical Books
Nicole @ Reckless 
All right, y'all are nominated! See ya later, everyone!