Friday, September 15, 2017

Autumn


  Happy (Almost) Fall everyone! How was your summer? I have some fun ideas I'd like to try this Fall, including buying a pumpkin, and using the pumpkin for some food or drink, cooking the seeds to eat, and painting or doing some craft with the shell/rind. I also might try making caramel apples. I'm not sure if they'd be whole, or not. And I'd also like to find some other Fall drink to make, (probably another coffee+pumpkin drink) and make the pumpkin pancakes again. What are your Fall plans? Do you prefer pumpkin or apple things? 
  Here are some things I posted last year that you can try!











Let me know if you try any!


A Poem
The katydid says it as plain as can be
And the crickets are saying it under a tree;
In the aster’s blue eyes you may read the same hint,
Just as clearly as if you had seen it in print;
And the corn sighs it, too, as the waves in the sun,
That Autumn is here, and the summer is done.
By Peris Gardiner

Two Polls

What Do You Call It?

Fall
Autumn
Hard riddles


What's Your Favorite Season?

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
Do Riddles



Before you go, notice how the questions towards the top are in bold? Now you can read them again, and answer them below!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey


  You probably know about Hurricane Harvey. Many have died, or lost their homes due to the storms in Texas. Please pray for all of the people whose lives have been changed by this hurricane! Also, you can help by donating money! Here is one place you could donate:
Even if you just donated $10, every cent counts.

  Below is a song I really like: "How can I fear with Jesus?"

  


Have a great night everyone!

  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Guest Post by Marjorie--> Summer Mission Trip ~ 2017



  Hello!
  I know-it's been a long time... But, I'm back, and will hopefully be posting more regularly again!
  Today I'm excited to be sharing a guest post by a great friend named Marjorie :) Enjoy!

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                In the fall of 2016 my parents decided our family should do some mission work over the summer. We all thought it was a good idea, so they began to contact missions. We didn’t get a response until late January of this year, when we received a call. We were asked that we help with Vacation Bible School on an Indian reservation out west. I was intrigued with the idea, as was the rest of my family, and we decided to make a go of it.
                June 9, 2017 we arrived at the reservation along with the rest of the VBS team. Adorable kids swarmed the place, reuniting with old teachers and meeting the new. They were quick to make friends with you, and weren’t too shy to come ask millions of questions. There was nothing they loved more than when you pushed them on the swing or played tag with them. Their energy found no limit. 


  The mission is in a very small town way out in a desolate part of prairie. It is seventeen miles off of a paved road one way, and twenty-five miles out on gravel the other way. Over seventeen miles from a gas station or grocery store. It is made up of tiny houses and a minimum occupation of three hundred people or more. The town is awake at all hours of the night and will sleep in until late in the morning. It was always a shock to see children out at extremely late hours. Considering the enthusiastic kids, it was definitely a good place to have Bible School.
  A key factor in running Bible School is passing out invitations. We split into groups and walked from door to door handing them out. While passing out invitations I developed an outline of what to say when people opened their door. It’s good to plan what you want to say beforehand, just to save yourself from an awkward conversation. I would begin by introducing myself and explain which church I was coming from. Then I would move on to the purpose of my visit. I also used this technique when we picked up the children to take them to Bible School. Sometimes the people were enthusiastic about sending their kids, other times they would barely open the door wide enough for you to hand them their invitation. Sometimes you would pray with them, or you would have a very long and meaningless conversation with a drunk. I found I really enjoyed relating to the people we met, and especially the children.

  The Bible School was divided into stations, so if you were a group leader you would walk your age group from station to station. The “stations” would include craft, snack, games, bible story, object lesson, and maybe a few others. It was a good system, especially because it would keep the kids hopping.
  At one of our locations I helped two teachers group lead the five year olds. A good part of my week was spent holding four little hands at once trying to keep control; playing duck-duck goose in the sweltering sun; and holding several hot, sweaty kids in my lap. There were times when you would end the day in exhaustion. I mean kids will be kids, and there’s not much you can do when 5 of your 17 five year olds all take off at once.
  At our evening location, I was given a different perspective when I attended the older girls’ class. It was amazing to become friends with the girls and to discover each of their different personalities. As a whole they could be loads of fun, and it was very difficult to leave them.
  We closed off the week with a program, and invited the children’s family to attend. Each group got up and performed something—either a song or a short verse. Afterwards we served a picnic supper and then said our goodbyes to the kids.
  Early the next morning we left, and traveled the long hours home.
 As a whole my experience there was a very good one. I’m already dying to go back again next year. I feel as if the whole experience changed me for the better and helped me grow in my own spiritual life—and it definitely broadened my comfort zone. I thank God for sending me out west to that reservation—I was really blessed by it.

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Feel free to leave Marjorie a comment below!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Photo Contest Winner


   


Congratulations B.M.!  


Please email me your address, so that I can send you your prize!

Below I included the other four entries, along with the names of the girls who took them. 





Brianna 


Gray from Writing is Life





Thank you all for entering!



Monday, July 17, 2017

I'm Back! Photo Contest Voting and a Week of Blogging






  Hello, I'm back!
I haven't posted since June 23rd! But, I have a bunch of posts coming. I'm going to be trying to post everyday for a week, including one guest post by a friend. :)

  The photo contest
 I have not forgotten! Five people entered, and I'll be posting all 5 pictures on here. I'd like to keep them anonymous before voting, so please don't comment which one is yours.

  The voting is open to all, whether you entered the contest or not. If you did enter though, please don't vote for yourself (;

  The voting will be open until Friday night, and the winner will be announced on Saturday.

The Pictures

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  #5




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The poll is closed, please comment your vote below. I will be adding the votes in the comments to the votes in the poll. Please don't comment both ways. 
 Thank-you! :)


  Happy voting! And comment below if you have any questions!



Friday, June 23, 2017

It's My Blogiversary!



  Hello!
 I had planned to post this the day before yesterday, but better late than never! 
  
Well, where should I start? Before this blog I had another one, also called FlowersInMyBasket, After stopping blogging for a few months, I made this one, but didn't actually start using right away. June 24th 2016 is when I started to use this blog. If you'd like, check out my old blog HERE! But be sure to come back when you're done!
  Blogging has been (and is!) such a fun experience! And God has been helping me so much throughout this year! I'm super excited to see what happens with FlowersInMyBasket this coming year. :)

  • This blog has 177 comments (including mine) 
  • Most of my audience is in the USA, but after that is France.
  • My first comment was by my Mom, on July 7th, 2016.

  I made a survey using Survey Monkey, and I'd love for you to fill it out below!

  
    I'm going to be trying a photo contest!  I've never had one before, and I hope it goes well!

To enter:
  Send me an email at flowersinmybasket@hotmail.com with a black&white picture (one you took). Please don't send one with a person in it; it can be a flower, a pet, a fancy dish set, but please no more than 1 entry per person.
  You could also enter by posting your picture on Goolge+ or Instagram with the hashtag #flowersinmybasketphotocontest .

    Depending on how many people enter, I may be posting some or all of the entries on here, and having a vote for the best picture. The winner will win a prize!(Scroll down!)





  




   In case you couldn't tell, it's a camera lens mug! It looks like a camera lens, but really is a cup with a lid!

Note-  Entries may be received until July 10th. This contest is only open to people that live in the continental USA.

  I'd love it if you'd enter, and please tell your friends! I hope you all have a great day, and to finish off, feel free to answer these questions in the comments below. :)

Do you have a blog?
When's your blogiversary?
Will you enter the photo contest?


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Introducing...(Drumroll) my new blog Guestbook!

 
  I could tell you all about it here, but why do that when you can see it for yourself  HERE! (Go check it out!!)


  PS. June 24th (in 13 days!) is my blogiversary. Stay tuned!