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27 June 2015 @ 03:54 pm
“Relationships are a lot like dancing. You have to have real communication. Somebody’s gotta lead. You have to learn each other’s moves. You have to learn from each other's mistakes. You have to be in sync. You have to trust each other." -Betty Jo from The Bachelorette 2015: Episode 6

 
 
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06 June 2015 @ 04:29 pm
1. WRITER

Oh, to see my name on the spine of a book on the shelf of a public library or Barnes and Noble, or better yet, in the hands of someone sitting on a checkered blanket at the park with a picnic lunch and the "baby" that I slaved over for years.

2. AUDREY HEPBURN

My dream job is to be Audrey Hepburn. When Samuel came over my house for the first time he saw the famous Breakfast at Tiffany's photograph on my dining room wall and all he could say was, "WOW. That's my future wife," to which I replied, "She's dead..." But let's be honest, who wouldn't want to be the most beautiful and talented movie star who ever existed???

3. INTERIOR DESIGNER

It would be so much fun to see the ideas in my head come to life and be enjoyed.

4. WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER

Same reason I'd love to be an interior designer.

5. FLORAL DESIGNER

Ditto

6. HOUSE FLIPPER
(Find broken down houses for really cheap, fix them up, sell them for lots of $$$)

One could make a lot of money doing this and it would be helping lots of people, too, not just those buying the house but those trying to sell the house, those investing in the flip, and the neighbors whose home value just went up simply by being in close proximity to the one you just fixed up.

7. WINE TASTER

Even though this article is probably right, who wouldn't want to get paid to drink wine all day long?

8. LE NEZ (a.k.a. a Perfumer)

To create perfume compositions all day long and then see my perfume in a commercial on TV or smell it on a passerby... what a life of a true artist.

8. PROFESSIONAL QUILTER

I don't know if one could actually make a living doing this, but it would be grand fun anyway.

9. TAYLOR SWIFT

It would be REALLY COOL to be Taylor Swift a.k.a. the coolest and most talented pop star around.

10. SAHM (a.k.a. Stay @ Home Mom)

YES! Marry a man who has a good job and stay home and raise his babies. *Sigh* One of the hardest but most rewarding jobs there is.
 
 
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24 May 2015 @ 02:30 pm
"It gives me a deep comforting sense that things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal."
-Helen Keller

"Every person's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."
- Hans Christian Andersen

"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
-Jim Elliot

"I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enough to see it."
-Oprah Winfrey

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
-Phillipians 4:13

"Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe."
-I Timothy 4:12

"But let beauty be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God."
-I Peter 3:4

"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies."
-Proverbs 31:10

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
-When Harry Met Sally

"The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears."
-John Vance Cheney

"I went to a really boring wedding. It was a paint-by-number ceremony."
-Anna Cummings

"Your value and worth is not measured by what you do for God but what God has done in you!"
-Me

"That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."
-William Wordsworth

"The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."
-Jeremiah 31:3

"O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever."
-Psalm 107:1

"O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
-Psalm 34:8

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly."
-Psalm 84:11

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
-Galatians 6:9

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
-James 1:5

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."
-Proverbs 3:5-6

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
-Philippians 4:6-7
 
 
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03 January 2015 @ 07:48 pm
(In response to a picture of a woman and man arm wrestling with the caption: Feminism says, "Compete with him, God says complete Him.")

Nowhere in the Bible does it say a woman "completes" man. In fact, Colossians 2:10 actually says, "You are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority." CHRIST is the One who completes us. Yes, Genesis does say it is not good for man to be alone... so God made a helper suitable for him. She is his equal... equal in value in the eyes of the Lord and they are to serve one another humbly in love. (Galatians 5:13) And the wife is to submit to her husband as he submits to Christ. I will never, ever get married unless the man I marry is completely surrendered to the will of God and doesn't want to break His heart. I would have absolutely no problem submitting to a man who submits to Christ because if he's yielded to Him... that means I'm getting an awesome deal!!!! I don't really consider myself feminist (even though I am pro-equality of the sexes) but I'm not entitlement-minded or man-hating, which is the bum rap that feminists have earned, as well as ignoring important factors when reporting statistics... and I'd rather not be associated with those few radical individuals who give feminism a bad name. Feminism, in theory, is a beautiful thing. It helped give women the right to vote and own property and hold down a steady job which is important for women like me whose husbands stopped following Jesus and abandoned their wives. So let's say for the intents and purposes of this comment that I'm pro-equality of the sexes. I believe a woman who is seeking to obey God and walks in love has equal access to all spiritual blessings in Christ. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). I did not like this status but don't get me wrong, someday I look forward to submitting to the headship of a godly man who puts Christ first in his life and me second. My ex abused the leadership Christ gave him and my marriage was quite literally hell on earth. One must be very careful with putting down "feminism." Not all feminists are crazy liberal psychos. Like I said, because of a few bad apples, feminism has earned a bad reputation, but at it's core, it seeks to remind us that in God's eyes, we are equal partakers of His holiness and joint heirs of His kingdom. Without the hard work of women who have gone before me, my life would be a whole lot harder and a look a lot different today. I am thankful I have the rights and privileges that allow me to continue being self sufficient and independent. I praise the Lord I did not live before 1850 when women were put into the same category as lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children.
 
 
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03 January 2015 @ 05:17 pm
Dusky


Bright Rainbow


Fuchsia


Dirty Green I


Dirty Green II
 
 
 
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03 January 2015 @ 11:40 am

I have been wanting to write my thoughts on this topic for some time now... it was just never really appropriate for me to be thinking about "other men" when I was still technically married. Now that I've got the BIG D ball rolling, I think it's acceptable for me to be keeping my eyes open with what God might bring my way.

First of all, I should caveat this entry with the fact that I believe God is fully capable and desires good things for my life. That being said, I don't know why the prospect of being single forever still scares me, but it does. If God wants me to get re-married, He'll bring the right one into my life at the right time. I do not need to worry that every single last one of the good Christian men I've ever known in my life are all married. That doesn't matter. God could still bring someone into my life somehow if it's His will. I just need to trust His provision. So why am I still concerned?

Maybe because the statistics aren't looking too much in my favor... and yes, God can work miracles, but He doesn't mess with free will. The man who was supposed to be my "soul mate" turned his back on God and abandoned me. He was abusive, deceptive, unfaithful, and a terrible provider. God could have turned my husband's life around, but He doesn't work like that. I waited for two years for my husband to come around but at this point, my biological clock is ticking and my cold and empty bed cries out for some warmth while my husband is still doing drugs, still has no plan or desire to find a job, and is still and living in an old rank trailer on his grandpa's farm. I don't think it's wrong to "fold" and be dealt a new hand.

Let's discuss the "meat market." Nevermind that I've never actually met a good Christian man between the ages of 25-34 who isn't already married... according to some surveys I've looked into, they are definitely out there, I just don't know where. One report puts the number of "marriageable men" (that is, never having married, no children yet, & has gainful employment) at 152 marriageable men for every 100 marriageable women source). According to this study, there are more than enough good men to go around. But the study doesn't measure faith as a factor. If you go to any church, I guarentee you that most of the pews have butts in them that belong to single women. At my church, the majority of the people who attend are single women. There aren't any single men at all... and even a couple married women members attend without their husbands. A recent study put the number at 25% of married women who attend church without their husbands in tow (source). This same source claims that a typical congregation in the U.S. is 61% female and only 39% male. The participants in activities during the middle of the week are attended by an overwhelming 70-80% of females. I have some friends in their early 40s who finally found each other and tied the knot this past October. I have an uncle who tied the knot recently in his 40s as well... and he had to find my aunt online... and she lived in another state. Why is it taking this long for people to find their "helper suitable?"

These days it’s hard to find a man who puts Jesus first. Why!? Where have all the good men gone? What is the reason for men’s spiritual lethargy? Is there anything we can do about it?

In 2014, I befriended a man who was 180 degrees away from what my husband was. It was refreshing to be treated like a queen instead of pond scum. I enjoyed being around this individual and thought maybe someday in the future we could be more than friends. Unfortunately, the more I got to know him, the more I realized he was only Christian in title and wasn't really interested in spiritual growth. He made no attempt to talk to his boss about getting Sundays off so he could worship with me at church. He was in the middle of reading the Bible faithfully when I first met him but then he got stuck in Leviticus and Numbers a couple months later and gave up out of sheer boredom. He's a loner. He rarely likes to get out and do fun things. His idea of "fun" is sleeping in. When asked if he had a vision for his future, he said he didn't really know. "Okay then," I said. "Well, if money were no object, then what would you like to do RIGHT NOW?" He paused for a moment. "Money really is no object actually. I have two months of expenses paid off in advance and over $4,000 in my checking account. If I wanted to take a month off a work and hang out in the Bahamas I could. But if I could do anything right now? Sleep." When asked who he would like to marry, he answered, "As long as she loves me, it doesn't matter if she's not a Christian." That's what REALLY opened my eyes to the man he truly was. Plus he doesn't like to discuss his feelings with me. He has no problem telling me he had a horrible day or that he is in a bad mood but he doesn't want to share why. He is silent on his deepest needs. How can I know how to ease his burden? How can I have greater intimacy with him if he doesn't even talk about what's bothering him? I give up. I guess I just need someone who's more intentional. Someone who has dreams for the future other than waking up, going to work, and coming home. Someone who wants to enjoy life with me. There are so many things I love about this man....
he's competent and independent i.e. he's not one of those clingy guys who needs a woman to validate him or take care of him. He's a provider at his core. Whenever I needed something, I didn't even have to ask, he's just happy to help me out. He's punctual and even comes early on the rare occasions we set appointments and go out together.

If I keep doing what I'm doing (waiting for a guy to come along) I have a feeling I'm going to experience a lot of the same thing... waiting for a guy to come along. Where is one supposed to meet godly men? Well, I could have met a godly man at a Christian University. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt literally. I wasn't there to find a man and now I regret that I didn't meet more guys there and stay in touch. I'm sure SOME of them are still single but not a single one on my facebook friend list is. I could always switch churches and hope that I'll find someone at another church... but I REALLY love my church and when you find a good church, you don't leave.

This is really frustrating. Can I get an amen? I know I'm not alone here.



Not a big fan of Mark Driscoll, but this is his take on why churches are seriously lacking strong, courageous, passionate, dependable men.

Interview with Mark Driscoll — Segment 1 from David Murrow on Vimeo.

 
 
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31 December 2014 @ 11:43 am
And the tradition continues!
2014 Survey

1) Was 2014 a good year for you?
It was a pretty good year actually :-)

2) What was your favorite moment of the year?
*My sister getting married
*Buying my car
*Being a houseparent at the orphanage

3) What was your least favorite moment of the year?
*Going down to the courthouse to file the divorce papers

4) Where were you when 2014 began?
*I was sitting in a chair in my dining room talking to Chris on the phone who was spending New Years in Nashville

5) Who were you with?
All by myself. All by myself has been the story for the last four years or so. New Years Eve used to be one of my favorite holidays growing up but it sucks when you're all alone.

6) Where will you be when 2014 ends?
I will be at the orphanage

7) Who will you be with when 2014 ends?
With the orphans!

8) Did you keep your new years resolution of 2014?
My New Years resolutions were to:
Buy a car: CHECK!
Make twice as much with Eskimo Kissez: CHECK!
Get a Master's Degree: I changed my mind
Go on Vacation: That's going to happen this year for sure
Finish my book: That's definitely going to happen this year
Read my Bible and pray every day
Make more money, even if that means I have to get two jobs

10) Did you fall in love in 2014?
No.

11) If yes, with who?
I did love Chris, but I don't know if I "fell in love" with him.

12) If yes, do they know?
He knows I love him.

13) Are you still in love with him?
N/A

14) Do you regret it?
N/A

15) Did you breakup with anyone in 2014?
I was never officially together with anyone

16) Did you make any new friends in 2014?
Iain and Mercedes. Brandie was already my acquaintance but we got really close this year.

17) Who are your favorite new friends?
Iain, Brandie and Mercedes but all three moved away :-(

18) What was your favorite month of 2014?
February, June, September, & December

19) Did you travel outside of the US in 2014?
I hate that every year I say no to the question.

20) How many different states did you travel to in 2014?
Arizona, Colorado. Sad.

21) Did you lose anybody close to you in 2014?
Two aunts and an uncle. A friend from college died but I wasn't particularly close to her.

22) Did you miss anybody in the past year?
Yes, many.

23) What was your favorite movie that you saw in 2014?
About Time, Divergent, God's Not Dead, Moms' Night Out, The Giver, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

24) What was your favorite song from 2014?
Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, ALL THE SONGS by Ed Sheeran, Love Never Felt So Good and Slave to the Rhythm by Michael Jackson, Problem and Love Me Harder by Ariana Grande, Happy by Pharrell Williams, Blank Space and Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, Blame by Calvin Harris, A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay, Counting Stars by OneRepublic, Great I Am by Phillips, Craig, and Dean, He Knows My Name by Francesca Battistelli, Every Good Thing by The Afters, Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)  by Hillsong UNITED, Just Say Jesus by 7eventh Time Down, He Is With Us and King of My Heart by Love & The Outcome. JJ Heller didn't write the songs in 2014 but she's my new obsession.

25) What was your favorite record from 2014?
Shatter Me by Lindsey Sterling and X by Ed Sheeran which I own the former

26) How many concerts did you see in 2014?
I think 1 and it was a blues concert.

27) Did you have a favorite concert in 2014? I will just say my favorite books instead!!!!
Divergent by Veronica Roth, Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomamo Shaman's Story by Mark Andrew Ritchie, Stuck on a Ferris Wheel: An Actor's Guide to Enjoying the Ride While Keeping Your Feet on the Ground by Abbie Cobb, The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer, To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

28) Did you drink a lot of alcohol in 2014?
Yeah.

29) Did you do a lot of drugs in 2014?
None.

30) How many people did you sleep with in 2014?
Three, but nobody sexually. I love sleepovers with Rebecca and Mercedes! :-)

33) What was the worst lie someone told you in 2014?
My husband is a big fat liar.

34) Did you treat somebody badly in 2014?
To my knowledge, I'm unaware. I'm sure I must have.

35) Did somebody treat you badly in 2014?
Yes

36) How much money did you spend in 2014?
A lot.

37) What was your proudest moment of 2014?
Becoming an independent woman... and when I got the job at the orphanage.

38) What was your most embarrassing moment of 2014?
I don't know.

39) If you could go back in time to any moment of 2014 and change something, what would it be?
I wouldn't have cried that day in June. I would have held my head high.

40) What are your plans for 2015?
*Finish writing my book and pursue publishing
*Try to read the Bible every single day and pray for my friends every night
*Go on vacation

My plans were TOTALLY different last year because I didn't know I'd have the job I do now. That changed everything! :-) Thank You, Lord, for such a good year.
 
 
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30 December 2014 @ 12:22 am
I saw over 100 movies this year! These are the ones I saw for the first time this year. The bolded ones were my favorites. :-)

12 Dates Of Christmas
About Time
A Christmas Kiss
After Earth
Amber Alert
Austenland
Avalon
Belle

Big Hero 6
Blended
Bridesmaids
Christmas Angel
Cleopatra
Dark Girls
Despicable Me 2
Divergent
Ender's Game

Epic
Falling in Love
Frozen
Girl Model
God's Not Dead
Grand Piano
Gravity
Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Heaven Is for Real
Holiday in Handcuffs
Hope Springs
How I Live Now
How to Train Your Dragon 2
I'll Be Home for Christmas
I Escaped A Cult
If I Stay
Interstellar
Into the Woods
Jersey Boys
Left Behind (2014)
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Lucy
Maleficent
Maze Runner
Moms' Night Out
Monsters University
Mr. Nobody
Oxford Murders
Planes
Planes: Fire And Rescue
Ruby Sparks
Safe Haven
Scents and Sensibility
Serenity
She's All That
Side Effects
Silver Linings Playbook
Sin City
Storm Rider
Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
The Accidental Husband
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Black Balloon
The Book Thief
The Fault In Our Stars
The Giver
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
The Internship
The LEGO Movie
The Magic of Belle Isle
The Other Woman
The Purge
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
The Shunning
The Single Moms Club
The Sound Of Music Live!
The Wolverine
The World Before Her
Thor: The Dark World
Tiger Eyes
Two Lovers
What Maisie Knew
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men Origins - Wolverine
Yes, Virginia


Here is a list of books I read this year, the bolded ones are my faves.

100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness Series 1 of a Quartet)
Am I the One?: Clues to Finding and Becoming a Person Worth Marrying by James R. Lucas
Animal Dads by Sneed B. Collard III, Steve Jenkins
Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divorce and Remarriage: Four Christian Views by H. Wayne House
Finding the Right One After Divorce: Avoiding the 13 Common Mistakes People Make in Remarriage by Edward M. Tauber
Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch
Hope For the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed by Dr. Gary Chapman
Into the Labyrinth by Roderick Townley
Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days by Jerry B. Jenkins
Saving Your Second Marriage Before It Starts by Leslie Parrott
Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner
Snow White: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm by Charles Santore
Spirit of the Rainforest: A Yanomamo Shaman's Story by Mark Andrew Ritchie
Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy by Sonya Sones
Stuck on a Ferris Wheel: An Actor's Guide to Enjoying the Ride While Keeping Your Feet on the Ground by Abbie Cobb
The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Blue Shoe: A Tale of Thievery, Villainy, Sorcery, and Shoes by Roderick Townley
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer

The Virago Book of Erotic Myths and Legends by Shahrukh Husain
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Unraveling: Hanging On to Faith Through the End of a Christian Marriage by Elisabeth K. Corcoran
World Split Open by Elisabeth Klein
 
 
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27 December 2014 @ 11:14 pm
Your dating personality profile:

Religious - Faith matters to you. It is the foundation that you build your life upon. You trust that God has a plan for you.
Conservative - You take a conservative stance on most issues and aren't shy about saying so. Your political views are an important component of who you are.
Big-Hearted - You are a kind and caring person. Your warmth is inviting, and your heart is a wellspring of love.
Your Top Ten Traits

1. Religious
2. Conservative
3. Big-Hearted
4. Athletic
5. Traditional
6. Intellectual
7. Romantic
8. Wealthy/Ambitious
9. Adventurous
10. Sensual
Your date match profile:

Conservative - Forget liberals, you need a conservative match. Political discussions interest you, and a conservative will offer the viewpoint you need.
Religious - You seek someone who is grounded in faith and who possesses religious values. You believe that a religious person can enhance your life.
Traditional - You need someone who is a bit old-fashioned. A person with traditional values and beliefs will perfectly compliment your lifestyle.
Your Top Ten Match Traits

1. Conservative
2. Religious
3. Traditional
4. Athletic
5. Romantic
6. Big-Hearted
7. Outgoing
8. Intellectual
9. Adventurous
10. Practical

Take the Dating Profile Quiz at Would I Date You
 
 
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08 November 2014 @ 06:00 pm

Went car shopping again today. I have been car shopping for about six months now and I want to buy the perfect car for me... one that I can afford and one that will last me a long time with minimum upkeep. I've heard Hondas and Toyotas are the most cost effective in the long run and require the least amount of maintenance and upkeep. And so, here is a red Honda Civic 2005 EX that I looked at today. It is in my price range but I didn't give them the money yet... I'm waiting the weekend to make up my mind. I REALLY need a car. I mean, I guess I don't need a car, I just want a car... but having a car opens up so much more job opportunities to me and helps me hang out with friends more and helps me avoid daily sexual harassment on the bus, and also helps me avoid having to ask for rides all the time when the bus isn't running at certain times. I am SO THANKFUL to God for blessing me with the job I have and for giving me the means to afford a car. I pray He will guide and direct me in the way I should go with this vehicle.
 
 
 
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06 November 2014 @ 11:56 pm


Made this today for funzies
 
 
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05 November 2014 @ 09:55 pm
Friendly, Kind, and Trustworthy

You are friendly, kind, trustworthy, intelligent, and overall amazing inside and out. You are the best symbol of guidance that anyone could ever ask for.

What Three Words Best Describe YOU!?

Your birthday implies: Enlightenment

Happiness and bliss never leaves your side. You have a contagiously optimistic outlook on life and people enjoy that very much about you. Deep down you truly and honestly believe that things will get better.

What is the true meaning of your birthday?

You have a: Tender Heart

Your heart is tender, warm, and full of amazing love to give! But it has also been hurt by selfish and inconsiderate people before. The joys you've had and the sorrows you've faced are both magnified under your tender heart. But the most important thing is that you have touched the lives of the people in your life with your amazing love. And that makes you an incredible human being!


What Kind of Heart Do You Have?

Your hidden meaning is: The Spirited One

You have a natural charisma that can enchant people like no other. You make life exciting and thrilling because you're always in the mood for good-fun. You have the uncanny ability of being a magnet wherever you go and people genuinely enjoy you for who you are. It's fair to say it always feels like a holiday whenever you're around!

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

Best guess for your job is: Writer
Can We Guess Your Job?

Compassionate

You are a selfless and compassionate individual. Whenever your loved ones are down, you are there to pick them up and never leave their side. You are a true friend and an amazing companion!

What One Word Best Describes You?

I write like
George Orwell

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I write like
Mary Shelley

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I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

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I write like
William Shakespeare

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I write like
Gertrude Stein

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I write like
Dan Brown

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I write like
Leo Tolstoy

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Different samples of my writing...
 
 
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04 November 2014 @ 08:10 pm
Made a Listography website.
 
 
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03 November 2014 @ 12:10 am
HAHA! Netflix knows me so well:

Visually-striking Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Classic Children & Family Movies from the 1960s
Critically-acclaimed Disney Family Features
Romantic British Dramas based on Books
Social & Cultural Documentaries
Witty Movies
Inspiring Movies

Movies I want to see that Netflix suggested: Amber Alert, After Porn Ends, Half the Sky, The World Before Her, It's a Girl, Email Order Bride, I Escaped a Cult, The Gabby Douglass Story
 
 
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02 March 2014 @ 04:10 pm
I am so blessed in so many ways by the Lord. Everything that is happening to me lately is not coincidence. The Lord really is taking care of me in every way possible.
 
 
 
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13 February 2014 @ 08:43 pm
New entry in my other blog!
 
 
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06 February 2014 @ 09:03 am
The LORD Will Provide
by Thelma Mabry
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The only time the Hebrew name Jehovah-Jireh is mentioned in the Bible is in
Genesis 22:14, as the LORD provided a ram for the sacrifice instead of Isaac.
In verse 14, “And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide;
as it is said to this day, “In the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” (NKJV)
The LORD always provides what we need and what is best for us; especially
that which is needed to maintain a good relationship with Him. As we think about
all the LORD has provided for us from the creation to the sacrifice of His only Son,
we as a people have not always liked or wanted what has been provided or the way
it was provided.

As a people, we wee not satisfied with the vast array of food in the Garden of
Eden; we were totally disappointed with just manna in the wilderness, and five
loaves and two fish were a snack for two people at most.

Maybe we have two problems. We are not always satisfied with “what” the
provision is, or at times, “how” it is provided. For example, In I Kings 17:4-6, God
commanded the ravens to bring Elijah bread and meat in the morning and bread and
meat in the evening. He was also told to drink water from the brook. I’ve drank
water from a stream before, therefore, that part doesn’t bother me. The part of
the provision that bothers me has to do with the manner of delivery. Did you ever
wonder how the ravens brought the food to Elijah? Was it in their beak or their
talons? Where did the ravens get the food in the first place? I can’t think of any
method of delivery by the ravens that would be appealing to my appetite.

Did the LORD provide? Absolutely! Have you and I missed provisions by the
LORD because of how they were delivered? Probably!

Another example, which to me is very illogical, is in II Kings 4:1-7. A woman’s
husband had died and left her with debts to pay. The creditors have sent letters,
tried harassing telephone calls (modern day version), and now they are coming to
get her sons to be their slaves to settle the debt.
The woman goes to Elisha for assistance to get the creditors off her back and to
save her sons from slavery. Elisha asked her “what do you have in your house?”
She states she has only a jar of oil. Would you have responded “nothing” to that
question if all you had was a jar of oil? I probably would have.

Elisha tells her to borrow vessels from everywhere; from all her neighbors and
do not gather just a few. The woman followed these very illogical instructions. She
was desperate. She wanted to save her sons and she knew she was talking to the
man of God. She did not have time for logic.

Once the vessels were gathered, she was told to go into her house, shut the door,
and pour the oil from the full jar into the empty jars. She was told to set aside the
full jars. Once the jars were full, she reported it to Elisha. He told her to sell the
oil and pay her debts and she and her sons live on the rest. How is it possible to go
from a jar of oil as your only asset to having enough money to pay off your debts
and you and yours sons live on the rest. Logically, you cannot. However, she was
following an all powerful God who owns everything.

Once again, the LORD provided. Would you have tried the solution offered
by Elisha?

In Hebrews 11:6, it states, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for
he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those
who diligently seek Him.” (NKJV) This woman obviously believed in God and
believed He would reward her for her faithfulness.
This is also an example of Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The widow was “hoping” for a solution
to her problem with the creditors and she clearly could not “see” how Elisha’s
proposed solution was going to solve her problem.

Do you really believe the LORD will provide? If so, accept “what” He provides
in whatever “way” He provides
 
 
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To Whom This Concerns at Holy Ghost Preparatory School:

In an age where right is wrong and wrong is right and the whole world discriminates against you for obeying God’s Word, I have no doubt you will receive much hate mail for firing a certain Mr. Michael Griffin. I just wanted to be one of the few who took the time to encourage you to stand your ground instead of succumbing to the pressure to reinstate him. It is completely within your rights to terminate his employment as his contract clearly states that he must follow the teachings of the Roman Catholic church and the Roman Catholic church reveres and upholds the Bible as Truth which teaches that homosexuality is an abomination.

Obviously, everyone messes up once in a while because we’re all sinners, but to habitually live a gay lifestyle is completely disregarding God’s laws for living a righteous life. What I can’t understand is how he was hired in the first place. I can only imagine the person who hired him hadn’t the foggiest notion that he was gay or he probably never would have been hired.

Pope Francis does not get to change God’s Word that always has been and forever will be in favor of the union between husband and wife and never for two people of the same sex to be united in marriage. I commend you for what I’m sure was a very difficult decision and I wanted to drop you a little note to say that it’s okay to stand firm in your decision. The world will call you “hateful,” “intolerant,” and “bigoted,” but you must stand firm against the schemes of the devil. I love how your mission statement says you're committed to cultivating "moral, spiritual, and ethical values." I feel the actions you've taken concerning Mr. Griffin maintain your educational philosophy. You need to have positive, godly, Christ-loving role models for the students in your school, not people who flagrantly disrespect God and His Word. Well done. The students, faculty, and staff will be in my prayers today as well as Mr. Griffin.
 
 
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30 December 2013 @ 04:09 pm
The Mists of Avalon
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Dangerous Beauty
Pitch Perfect
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Benny & Joon
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Hotel Transylvania
Airplane!
Total Recall
Mystery Men
The Jane Austen Book Club
Little Shop of Horrors
Down with Love (I DID see this one a long time ago but couldn't remember it and watched it again)
Rise of the Guardians
Oz the Great and Powerful
Anna Karenina
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
The World's Best Prom
Nacho Libre
The Impossible
Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away
My Week with Marilyn
The Great Gatsby
Iron Man 3
Ghost
R.I.P.D.
Out of Time
Far From Heaven
Jack the Giant Slayer
The Host
Inherit the Wind
Lee Daniels' The Butler
No Strings Attached
Wreck-it Ralph
The Wolverine
X-Men Origins - Wolverine
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Ender's Game
The Accidental Husband
Two Lovers
Oldboy


Crossed out = ones I didn't like
Bolded = favorites

(I didn't add movies I've seen this year that were ones I'd already seen before.)
 
 
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30 December 2013 @ 04:00 pm
1. Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap
2. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
3. Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback
4. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
5. The Meanest Doll in the World by Ann M. Martin
6. The Runaway Dolls by Ann M Martin
7. Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman
8. Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
9. Among the Hidden (Shadow Children #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
10. Reached (Matched Trilogy Book 3) by Ally Condie
11. The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci
12. Becoming Sister Wives: The Story of an Unconventional Marriage by Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robin Brown
13. 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda
14. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
15. Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors by Joyce Sidman
16. Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People by Jane Yolen
17. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
18. Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart by Patricia Donegan
19. Classic Haiku: A Master's Selection edited by Yuzuru Miura
20. Today And Today by Kobayashi Issa
21. One Big Rain: Poems for Rainy Days by Rita Gray
22. The Random House Book of Poetry for Children edited by Jack Prelutsky
23. 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson
24. Infinity (Numbers Trilogy Book 3) by Rachel Ward
25. The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
26. Among the Impostors (Shadow Children #2) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
27. Schizophrenic by Tom Miyashiro
28. Requiem (Delirium Trilogy Book 3) by Lauren Oliver
29. Unicorns (Mystery Library) by Patricia D. Netzley
30. Among the Betrayed (Shadow Children #3) by Margaret Peterson Haddix
31. You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News: Shocking but Utterly True Facts by Cracked.com
32. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
33. Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art by Justine Rowden
34. Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money: The Handbook of Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey
35. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
36. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
37. The Baby Unicorn by Jean Marzollo
38. When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting by Sue Birdseye
39. Anger & Stress Management God's Way by Wayne Mack
40. The Faith-Rest Life by R.B. Thieme Jr.
41. Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell by Katherine Angel
42. Nectar: A Novel of Temptation by Lily Prior
43. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
44. Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
45. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
46. Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You by Joyce Meyer
47. Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
48. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
49. The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer
50. Light His Fire: How to Keep Your Man Passionately and Hopelessly in Love With You by Ellen Kreidman
51. Light Her Fire: How to Ignite Passion, Joy, and Excitement in the Woman You Love by Ellen Kreidman
52. Intimate Issues: Twenty-One Questions Christian Women Ask About Sex by Linda Dillow
53. The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
54. Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst

55. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
56. The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne (Possibly the funniest memoir I've EVER read besides "A Girl Called Zippy")
57. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
58. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
59. Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
60. Where Is God When It Hurts? by Philip Yancey

Bolded = Non-Fiction

Books I started but didn't finish:
"Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life" by Henry Cloud