Friday, August 31, 2018

Doggo tag!


Me: RUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF RUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Y'ALLLLLLLLLLLL! (Realizes that y'all isn't a word that dogs say) I MEAN... BARK! 
You guys: Uhhhh stop acting like a dog..
Me: RUFF??? (starts singing Amen by For king and country) THIS IS MY CONFESSION, YOU ARE MY OBSESSION!!!!!!!!!! 
You guys: Ummm, I don't think dogs sing like that.
Me: RUFF RUFF RUFF RUFF, GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR GRRRRRRRRRRRR HOWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 
You guys: Okay just stop
Me: Fine.. :l 
Hey guys! So, today I am doing the Doggo tag by Ja983! :D So, let's jump RIGHT into it :DDDDDDD
  
                  1. Do you have a dog? What kind? What's her/his name?
Yes! I do have a dog! She's a Jack Russel terrier and chihuahua mix (Which is short for a Jack chi) And her name is Zoey :D 

2. Which do you prefer? Big or small dogs?
Hmmm, I prefer any. Big, medium, small, they are all beautiful with their little personalities. :) 

3. What is your dream dog?
Hmmm, that's hard. I personally want a bunch of dogs and stuff when I grow to be older. I really want a husky though, or Golden Retriever 

4. What is your favorite dog movies?
Well, I don't really watch any movies. Soooo, i'm not sure. But any cute dog movies are great to me. :-)

5. What are five show off tricks would you like to teach your dog? 
1. Roll over
2. Spin
3. Sing
4. Hug
5. Bark on command

6. In your opinion what is one of the cutest things your dog does?
Hmmm, Zoey does a bunch of cute things! But i'm going to have to go with blowing bubbles in her sleep. She always does it, and it's just so cute, but sorta annoying I suppose when you're trying to talk or do school work because they are SOOOOO loud. 

7. What is one of the most annoying things someone has done to/with your dog?
Nothing really, when people come over we usually lock her in our little gate that we have, and she has access to 3 rooms in the house, so there is a lot of space. 

8. What kind of nicknames does your dog have?
Joey
Zoey
Joe Joe
Zo Zo Roo Roo
Prancer
There is probably more than that, those are just some, i'll save you on all the other bad names.

BONUS: 
How long have you had your dog?
She was 9 months when we got her, which made me 2 so... like 8 years. 

Thank you so much Ja for tagging my sister and I! My sister will be doing one also, so look forward to seeing that.Bye guys!
OH GUYS, I HAVE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING. FOR KING AND COUNTRY IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THEM IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY. OKAY, BYEEEE! 


Joshua 1:6
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

Be a bold banana ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Let's Get To 200,000 Views!

Helloooooo everyone! I'm writing this from my niece's bedroom, she's making me read a book while I'm trying to post, and listening to joy. by for KING & COUNTRY... And oh my goodness, if I don't reply to my niece fast enough, she'll be like, "Helloooo? Are you in there? HELLOOOOOO?????" So uh, this is a bit tricky...
Okay my mom just freed me from watching my niece, so now I can concentrate. XDD

Anyways, let's get going with today's post!

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I've been keeping an eye on the blog stats, and realized that we're only 9,000 views away from 200,000 views on AJFC! Which is pretty crazy, since I believe it was June 2017 that we reached 100,000 views.


We average about 3,000-4,000 views a month, so I think it's possible that we could get to 200,000 views before the end of the year! And if we do, I decided that I'd host a giveaway with some of the items I still have on my giveaway account! The items I'd giveaway are the following,






I will only be giving these items away if we get to 200,000 views before December 31st, 2018! So, tell your friends about AJFC, and explore some of the pages, or old blog posts! I know we can do this!

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Here's todays Bible verse!

Deuteronomy 31:6

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

This was yesterdays daily Air1 verse, and I really needed it. I've just been feeling super overwhelmed about the thought of my sister living with us again, and we don't know when she'll be moving out. But we also don't even know when she'll be getting out of the hospital. This has really tested my faith and trust. But I know God will get me through it, even when it seems like there's no end to this storm. I just need to be strong and courageous.

God made you. Uniquely. Beautifully. Intentionally. Purposefully. Wonderfully.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

There's Power In The Word (Part 1)

:Clears throat, stands real tall, and stares into the distance:

Helllllo Guys, do you know what today is?

"Wednesday, your posting day."

Well yes, that's the obvious answer, but I want a specific answer.

"House322 you got to be kidding us." :Shakes head:

Nope.

:Points finger: "Just tell us already."

Okay, okay, hold your horses.

So today, I want to start a Christian series of posts, called "There's Power In The Word," or TPITW for short. During the next few months, I will go through Psalms 119. I will do this series every other week. There will probably be 12-23 parts, I don't know how many there will be yet.

 I am going to pick a key verse from a little section of the chapter since it has 176 verses! I am going to try to take the, what we are going to call the "Power Verse" and apply it to us. Then, at the end of each post, I am going to give y'all a challenge, or something to work on for the next two weeks. (I am going to be doing it with you, keeping a record of how I do, and sharing it with you all at the beginning of the next post). It's really just to get us to think about how important the Bible to us, as believers and to challenge you to dig deep into it.


So, on to the Scripture. Here we have verses 1-8 (All verses are from the King James Version)

1) Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

2) Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

3) They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

4) Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

5) O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

6) Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

7) I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.

8) I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.


Okay, so this week's Power Verse is going to be...




























๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Verse 2๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰







So, here in verse 2, we read; "Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart."

As Christians, we are to keep God's testimonies. This simply means keeping the things he has done for us in mind. We are going to be heading over to Deuteronomy 4, where the word "testimonies" appears for the first time in the Bible. This will help get the context of what the word means. We see in Deuteronomy chapter 4, the Israelites were told of the things God had done in Egypt/coming out of Egypt, to the new generation; before going into the land. (Along with a few laws, and judgements if they did not continue to follow God).

It is important to know/remember when God has done something personally for you, even the small things. One of the reasons why God does something personally for you is to show himself to you. It proves to you He is God, Exodus 4:35, tells us this. 

I would recommend writing the things God has done for you. This is exactly how we have the Bible today. I mean, it is a bunch of stories of God doing things for his Creation. Just think of all the stories we have because someone wrote, or told from generation to generation, who later wrote of what God has done.

1) God protecting Noah and his family, when he was obedient to make an ark.
2) God allowing Sarah and Abraham having a child, Issac, at an old age.
3) God helping David fight Goliath. 

and sooo on!

Now, on to the second part of the verse, talking about seeking God with your whole heart. 

Believe it or not, Deuteronomy 4:29 also tells us to seek God with our whole heart. I find it very interesting not only does "testimonies" and "seek Him with thine whole heart" appear together in Psalms 119, but the also appear right before the Israelites were going into the promised land. (Deuteronomy 4:29 and 4:45)

We all know, seeking God is what He wants us to do. However, we don't always do it. I don't always do it. However, remembering the things God has done for us makes us want to seek and serve Him even more. It important we seek God and His words **Hint** The theme of Psalms 119.

Overall, we see God is a good God. He does things for us, that we really don't deserve. He wants us to keep those things in mind, and seek Him.


Challenge:  
This week write at least one (1) thing down God had done for you. It can be something He's done for you in the past or something in the next two (2) weeks. Just write something He has done for you. When you start thinking of all the things He's done. You'll quickly see He's done more than you've ever thought about.

Okay, well that's all for today's post. Hope you enjoyed and hope you learned something! Thank you guys, so much for reading!


Today's Encouraging Quote:
Joseph waited 13-years. Abraham waited 25-years. Moses waited 40-years. Jesus waited 30-years. If God is making you wait, you're in good company. - Unknown.

Today's Bible Verse: 
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. - 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)

Remember, the best friend you have is Jesus Christ.

Blogger Request — Lostfairy!

Hey guys!

Karalee here!



I’ve got nothing much to say up front except for it’s 5:04 AM on a Wednesday and I don’t think that counts as a late-night Tuesday post anymore. Oops. *sheepish grin*

Also that I’m about to go make mac and cheese for breakfast. (Or is it supper? Being nocturnal is confusing.) ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Heeeeeeeere’s Lostfairy!

(DJ Lostfairy.)























Well, I hope you like it, Lost! ๐Ÿ˜€

Next week, we’ll be featuring Sarahkey8!

Leave me a message in the comments with an art request — I’m sure you know how to by now! ๐Ÿ˜‚

That’s all for this week! See you next time!

Psalm 19:1
”The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

PEACE!
LOVE!
NINJAAAAAAAS!



(DXplorergirl)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

I am stressed

Hey guys I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday I was just stressed and reeeeally didn't feel like making a post. 
I'm really sorry about that DX 
I'm actually still stressed now and just burying myself in calming music. 
Which at the moment is My Everything by Owl City. :P 
Could you guys just pray for me for something that is coming up? That I wouldn't be nervous? 
Thanks! ^.^
When trouble comes and goes
And when the cold wind blows
I lift my hands up, I lift my hands up
When sorrow knocks me down
and you pick me off the ground
I lift my hands up, I lift my hands up.





Friday, August 24, 2018

Thank you+ Charm token

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Hey guys! Welcome back to another blog post. Before we begin, I just want to say Thank you guys SO much! My sister and I recently became authors on this blog, and we were both just so shocked! Trust me, my sister was freaking out aswell, but just didn't show it. XD Anywho, my first ever blog post started out with thanking and so will this one! A big huge thanks to..
1. Graciepopstar91
2. Binx1184
3. Ja983
4. Arcticstar8404
5. Housemom322
6. AND ALL OF YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! So all of you have officially been named, aren't you happy??? :D 
Okay, anyway time to get onto my post. So, a couple months ago I got a charm token. Here's some pictures



There is many different colors, but this is just one of them.
So, basically what i'm going to do is send this charm to one of my best friends, her name is..
๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Pkgam!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
And, this will also match another best friends charm bracelet that I gave to her
๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Graciepopstar91!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
So i'm going to redeem it and give it to Pkgam and I! 
SAY BYE BYE TO LITTLE.. Hmmm :thinks of name: Laura?? Idk ummm so say bye bye to little Laura



                                     NO LONGER LITTLE ONE.. NO LONGER EXISTING

Boom! So, now I have a bracelet matching with Graciepopstar91 and Pkgam! That's it for today, sorry that it's a little short D: I made this post on Wednesday, and we had to go to church pretty soon. Lets just say, I was like 10 minutes late to get ready for church.. Bye guys!

                                                         1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV)
   There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: But God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 
                                             

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Birthday Party Rescheduled!

Hi guys! What's up? I hope you're having a great end of the week! My week hasn't been that great. My sister is still in the hospital, and we currently have no idea when she's getting out, or moving, or anything... I just really want this to be over with. I've just been feeling super overwhelmed because we have no idea when this is gonna end. I have to admit, it's hard to trust God in all this, but I'm trying to get better at that. I know He's basically our only hope right now, and He'll get us through this. My heart knows this will end, but my head thinks it will just last forever. So please pray for me, my sister, and my whole family. Please pray for strength, peace, and that we'll all put our trust and faith in God.

Let's get started with today's blog post!

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Soooooo, likeeeeee, I can't remember when it was exactly, but about two weeks ago I posted that I was going to have a birthday party on the 26th! Unfortunately mostly everyone said that they weren't gonna be able to make it that day, so I decided I'd change the date, and see if this new date works better for everyone! So without further ado, here's the new date and party info.

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Party Info:

Location: Graciepopstar91's den on Animal Jam.

Date: September 1st, 2018 (which is a Saturday)

Time: 11 AM PST Pacific standard time such as California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington state 
2:00 PM EST Eastern standard time such as Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and New York 
12 PM MST Mountain standard time such as Arizona (except during day light savings) New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Idaho
1 PM CST Central standard time such as Texas, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Arkansas Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kansas 
7:00 PM UK time such as London
8:00 AM HST Hawaii standard Time such as Honolulu, and Hilo 
10:00 AM Alaskan Time Zone. 

What we will do at the party: Play mini-games, hangout, and have a Christian music quiz game

Reason for celebration: We're celebrating my birthday, which is on August 27th! The theme is music, so come wearing your headphones, and your best concert gear!

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I'm really glad I'm changing the date, for several reasons, one being that my sister is still in the hospital, and possibly still could be on Sunday. And the second being that I haven't decorated my den for my party at all...
So...
XDD

Even though I'm going with a music theme on Animal Jam, I'm going with a pineapple theme again in real life! Today we bought a yellow tablecloth, a pineapple banner, green napkins, and yellow forks for the decoration. Aaaand I will be making a pineapple upside down cake! Sounds like a repeat of last year... Except this year we bought mustache buttercream mints, because last year we bought the pineapple ones online...
Yes.
Mustache.
They only had mustache ones, unless I wanted to get ones that said "It's a boy!" or, "It's a girl!" for a baby shower. Or if I wanted wedding ones (which we didn't even know they had until we checked out). So mustache ones were the best option... XDD My sister loves mustaches, so I'm sure she'll like them.

Anyways...

Here's todays Bible verse!

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

It's a huge relief that what I'm going through right now won't last very long, and in the end, God will be glorified forever. That gives me so much hope during this hard time.

God made you. Uniquely. Beautifully. Intentionally. Purposefully. Wonderfully.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Top 10 Best Hats Currently Out

Hellllllo everybody! :Walks out with a crazy hat:

"Umm, may I ask what is up with that hat?"

:Tosses hat: Well today I am going to be posting about hats!

"Umm, why?"

Why not? Hats have a lot of benefits!

"Oh, come on house322! Get started with your post already!"

Sorry, someone is a little impatient today.



Okay, so today, as you can tell by my intro. (Let me know if they are too crazy, or not crazy enough, please). I am going to posting about top 10 coolest hats/headwear in AJ right now! Let's get started!

10- The Floppy Hat

This hat is for your own safety. It's big and well...FLOPPY! It comes in 8 colors, unfortunately, it's member! This would be a really cute hat for the Non-members out there. I am sure a lot of cute outfits could be made with this hat! I did find a similar hat at the summer carnival for all you Non-members out there! (Ahem, me!)












9- The Caramel Apple Hat

I guess some days you just feel like being a caramel apple. I know I do...Yeah right, but it's is a pretty cool hat. I guess if you ever decide that you do feel like you want to be a sticky mess, well there is a perfect hat for you!













8- The Pineapple Hat
This is a really cute hat, it shows just how clumsy I am. It looks like I fell into a pineapple. Anyway, if I was a member this would definitely be a hat that I would have, let's be more specific. I would probably have 2 in every color (so 16 in total), it's just soooooo cute! :Explodes of cuteness overload:











7- The French Braid 

This is amazing for role-playing. You just have so many color options. If you into the more uncommon colors they have those too! I personally love the pink one...but that's just me! It's also easy to change them. At the click of a button, you could have a new hairstyle! "Now that was easy"











 6- Coral Hat

Unfortunately, this one of the many member underwater items. However, if you are a member this is a really cool hat for you sea otter, sea turtle, dolphin, or any other underwater animal you may have.













5- The Butterfly Bow 
This is who I am! Okay, it's very subtle but stylish! The good think about this is that it's available for Non-members! That would be the main reason why it's part of my main look. ๐Ÿ˜











4- The Eagle hat

This is one of those items that has been in Animal Jam for a really long time - 5-years to be exact. I remember when these first came out. I don't know exactly what advent they came out for, but I do remember them coming out. It's pretty cool if want to act like an eagle a day. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ











3- Golden Unicorn Horn

This is awesome for fashion shows. I know I've used the Non-member "Icicle horn" for many, many, many, fashion shows. The golden color helps make you feel like you're royal toooo!












2- Diamond Head Bow

Would you like to be a princess? This bow will add the perfect touch to your princess outfit. You'll be the most royal person in Jamma...or not, but hey! You'll look good in it!












The last one is...

But wait!

"House322, we are still reading...and we don't have all day."

Sorry, but first we must mention a few honorable mentions!

The Beehive Hat (Member) Frog Hat (Member), and Egyptian hat, if you want to play Pharaoh (Member)

Okay, drum roll, please. :Grabs drum and pounds on it:

1- Pixelated Koala Head

Now personally, Koalas are my second favorite animal (first being a turtle). So, it stands to reason why I put this first on my list. We all have to admit that these pixelated series are adorable!













That is all for today's post! Thank you, Gracie, and to all you guys - the readers! It is such a huge blessing and privilege to be writing on here! I am so happy to be a part of the community. I do not take the privilege of writing on here lightly! I am super thankful for all you guys!

  Today's Encouraging Quote: 
True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment. - David Ridge 

Today's Bible Verse:
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.- John 17:17 (KJV) 

  

Remember, the best friend you have is Jesus Christ.

Blogger Request — Purplesnowie!

Hi Jammers!

Karalee here!



I’m going to try out a new post style today — what do you guys think of a picture-heavy format?













Well, that’s all I’ve got for this week! Next week is a chibi of Lostfairy — I’m all out of requests after that! (I really need to think of something to post myself instead of relying on y’all to supply my content for me! ๐Ÿ˜…)

 James 2:17
”In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

See you next time! *waves*

PEACE!
LOVE!
NINJAAAAAAAS!



(DXplorergirl)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Two New Authors!

Hi guys! I hope you're having a great weekend! I'm writing this post early Saturday afternoon, so my weekend technically hasn't really started... But whatever... XDD

I haven't really posted any updates on my sister lately, but she's been doing really good! She's back home now, and is going to be moving around September 2nd or sooner. She really could move any time past Monday, because that's when she's getting the staples out of the place where they operated on, but she wants to be fully recovered before she travels.

Anyways, let's get going with today's post!

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June 6th, Sarahkey8 wrote her last blog post on here. And earlier this week, August 15th, Arcticstar8404 also wrote her last post.

Ever since Sarah stopped writing for AJFC, I've really been praying about who should take her spot. There were two people I had in mind, but obviously, that wouldn't really work having two people writing for just one day during the week. So I continued praying about it, and when I saw Arctic was going to be leaving AJFC, I knew it was just confirmation to make these two people authors.

So, those two authors are...








































Housemom418 and Housemom322!

I'm so excited that you guys are going to be writing for AJFC as full-time authors, and not just fill-in authors. I know these girls are going to be an amazing addition to AJFC! They're awesome Christians, and just awesome people to be around.

I took some screenshots of when I told them they were gonna be authors, as I always do... Huehuehue


At first she wasn't gonna ask her sister to come on. How rood ):( XDD











Aaaand then my computer wouldn't let me take anymore screenshots of course... It was basically just Housemom418 freaking out though. XDD

AJFC has really been the place where a lot of bloggers have started on. Coolcat, Ja, Kara (or did you start your blog before you started writing on AJFC, I can't remember... XDD), and Sarah all started first blogging here on AJFC, which is super cool! So I'm really excited that Housemom418 and Housemom322 get to have their start with blogging here too.

Welcome to AJFC Housemom418 and Housemom322!!

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Here's todays Bible verse!

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

God made you. Uniquely. Beautifully. Intentionally. Purposefully. Wonderfully.