Showing posts from June, 2015

Book Review: Orphan's Song by Gillian Bronte Adams


Book Review: Adventures and Adversities by Sarah Holman


Strength in Jesus: Corrie Ten Boom Quotes

I was browsing the web and came across these 30-40 powerful Corrie Ten Boom quotes. She worked to be like Jesus for her entire life, she is truly a incredible example. Not only that but her life, her story, is one of incredible redemption. Give your heart to Jesus and he will not abandon you. Constantly work to be the best version of you possible. Not the version you consider worthy, because in truth we will never be worthy. But with His help we can be what is righteous.

“Do you know what hurts so very much? It's love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”

“Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious and pe…

Artistry: Thor

I decided to show ya'll my sketch of my favorite (movie) guy. It took 2 nights while watching Scarecrow and Mrs. King to finish it but finally it was done. One disclaimer this was not off memory, I used a picture online. But enough said, it's time for the unveiling!
This just goes to show you what a little charcoal and some hard work can do! Granted, the face isn't perfect but it is pretty epic. Here's a second one with some editing done just for the fun of it.

Book Review: A Knight on the Old North Shore by Mary Pursselly

Stormy shores, mysterious travelers, moonlit dragon rides, flickering portals, unexpected destinies...
Join author Mary Ruth Pursselley on a journey of imagination that not only features stories told in modern style, but also resurrects the neglected tradition of poem-form storytelling. And whether your taste runs to elves and dragons, the fragile border between dream and reality, or the simple thrill of an uncharted journey, A Knight on the Old North Shore offers something to satisfy your fantasy craving and ignite your imagination.

The first poem in this book was entitled, A Knight on the Old North Shore. I must say I was astounded. I had never read this style before and was expecting far less than I got. (No offense Mary, just didn't realize the power in poems of this sort.) Though mere 15-16 stanza's I was transported to a different world. In a note at the beginning the book Ms. Pursselley requested that the reader take the time to allow the entirety of the richness of t…

Common Misconceptions: The Epiphany

I turned a year older yesterday. It got me thinking on my goals and aspirations. Here is an simplified version of  how my thought line progressed:

     "As I am older now I should know more about my ambitions, goals, and who I am." It then progressed to: "Why don't I know more about my ambitions, goals, and who I am? What's the matter with me?!?!?" Then I realized I am only a teenager!  *facepalm* How in the world should I have all that figured out? Why should I have to have that figured out! It makes no sense.

      I started to think more and more deeply about it. Why do some many young people seem to think that in the near future-while probing the depths of their soul-they will find their life's calling. And while that may  be the case occasionally most of the time it just doesn't happen that way. And as we see with the eyes of humans there is no way of knowing what is going to happen in the future. Only God knows that. But until the future…

A Little Bit About Me

A quick introduction to me.          My name is Gabriellyn. Don't feel bad if you can't pronounce it. It's rare when I find someone who can pronounce it properly. I am a Christian teen making her way down life's lane with more than an occasional pothole. :) I live in Missouri with five other insanely creative, bold, and smart siblings and my mom and dad. My favorite color is green and I like Chinese food.
Some of my current interests include:      Writing! I am currently writing the first novel for a series of books. (at least that's what I aspire too) I have many plans for books in the future but for right now I am staying in the Fantasy genre. I figured it would be a good place to start-I can make my own rules for that-but would like to branch out to other genres. I really enjoy cooking and am getting better all the time. I enjoy drawing, painting, and an occasional sewing project.
Things I don't like:      Buffalo flavored meat. Spiders, snakes, and well b…