We all have different lives, and this blog is revealing some of mine :) enjoy!

God bless

Monday, September 19, 2011

I am so much more than I give myself credit for

I have always been uncomfortable about complimenting myself (especially in front of others) because I don't want to come across as a self obsessed person. I think it is a bit of a fear in most girls. We are too scared to admit that we are beautiful, or that we like something about ourselves... so we wait for someone to compliment us, and when someone does, we try disagree with the compliment, and then that person tries to convince us and change our mind!..... Unfortunately, it is kind of hard when you say to a friend that you are ugly, because when they tell you that your not, you end up not being sure if they are just trying cheer you up. Same goes for any compliment...When Rob listens to my singing and playing the piano, I am sometimes unsure if my voice sounds good, so I tell Rob that I suck at singing, and he will tell me that I don't, but it often leads to me being more unsure.... for all I know, he might think that I am terrible, and not want to hurt my feelings.  If I were to get a compliment or comment from a stranger, I would be more likely to believe them, because they don't know me and aren't worried about my feelings. That is why, when a guy at school that I didn't know, walked passed me and told me that I was ugly, I believed him. Comments and compliments from strangers seem to have more of an influence on our lives.

I'll be honest with you about how I feel about myself...

I think that I am pretty good looking, but I would look a lot better without the pimples on my face. I would also prefer my nose to be less stubby, and my thighs to be less fatty and full of cellulite.... but I don't think that I am ugly. Sometimes I think that I look quite good.

As for my personality... at the moment, I am quite happy to be who I am. I think that it is ok to like Cookie Monster, and to be a bit of a child at heart.I think it is pretty cool that I have obsessions, and stick to things that I like, instead of following the crowd. I like being fun and bubbly and excited. I like that I am easily motivated by others, and that I get passionate about things that most people don't really care much for. I like being laid back. I like being a leader. I like that I have a heart for children and animals... I have a soft heart... I am compassionate. I like the passion I have for music. 

My talents: I think that I can sing pretty well, I'm not spectacular, but I can sound quite good! I am pretty good at playing the piano... even though I can't read the music, I am good at learning from tutorials and from ear. I can be creative and artistic. I am good with children, and have a caring personality that sometimes draws them to me.

Tell me... do I sound Self obsessed in saying all of this?

Something that not many people realise, is that God is insulted when we don't like something about ourselves. He created us... and if you go further into it... He created us in His image.
  • So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
  • This is the written account of Adam's family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God.
    We are created for God and by God... We look like Him, and each of us have His personality. Obviously there is Sin in our lives, but God made us to be like Himself. 
    I would be shattered if my art work had a mind, and I heard it thinking that it hates how I created it...... God hears our thoughts all the time. It must hurt Him when we tell ourselves, or other people, that we think we are ugly. 
    I... We.... are so much more than we give ourselves credit for... because in fact, God made us and wants us to love ourselves, and love the work He has done, and continues to do in us. I'm not a selfish person for liking myself... because liking myself it is my way of thanking God! 
    I'm not saying that being self obsessed is right... because it isn't.... God should be our main focus in life... but I don't think it is wrong to like yourself, because it is giving God a compliment :)

    God bless
    Love, Me xx

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The names of GOD

Adonai-Jehovah -- The Lord our Sovereign
El-Elyon -- The Lord Most High
El-Olam -- The Everlasting God
El-Shaddai -- The God Who is Sufficient for the Needs of His People
Jehovah-Elohim -- The Eternal Creator
Jehovah-Jireh -- The Lord our Provider
Jehovah-Nissi -- The Lord our Banner
Jehovah-Ropheka -- The Lord our Healer
Jehovah-Shalom -- The Lord our Peace
Jehovah-Tsidkenu -- The Lord our Righteousness
Jehovah-Mekaddishkem -- The Lord our Sanctifier
Jehovah-Sabaoth -- The Lord of Hosts
Jehovah-Shammah -- The Lord is Present
Jehovah-Rohi -- The Lord our Shepherd
Jehovah-Hoseenu -- The Lord our Maker
Jehovah-Eloheenu -- The Lord our God

The "I AM's" of God

I am a father to Israel
I am a great King
I am alive for evermore (Jesus)
I am Alpha and Omega (Jesus)
I am for you
I am from above (Jesus)
I am God
I am God Almighty
I am gracious
I am he
I am he that comforteth you
I am he that doth speak
I am he that liveth, and was dead (Jesus)
I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts (Jesus)
I am holy
I am in the midst of Israel
I am married unto you
I am meek and lowly in heart (Jesus)
I am merciful
I am the Almighty God
I am the bread of life (Jesus)
I am the door (Jesus)
I am the door of the sheep (Jesus)
I am the first and the last
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob
I am the God of thy fathers
I am the good shepherd (Jesus)
I am the light of the world (Jesus)
I am the living bread (Jesus)
I am the LORD
I am the LORD, and there is none else
I am the Lord GOD
I am the LORD in the midst of the earth
I am the LORD that doth sanctify you
I am the LORD that healeth thee
I am the LORD that maketh all things
I am the LORD that smiteth
I am the LORD, the God of all flesh
I am the LORD thy God
I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt
I am the LORD thy God that divideth the sea
I am the LORD thy God which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go
I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit
I am the LORD which exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness
I am the LORD which hallow you
I am the LORD, your Holy One
I am the resurrection, and the life (Jesus)
I am the root and offspring of David (Jesus)
I am the Son of God (Jesus)
I am the vine (Jesus)
I am the way, the truth, and the life (Jesus)
I am their inheritance (speaking of the priests)
I am thy exceeding great reward
I am thy part and thine inheritance (said to the Levites)
I am thy salvation
I am thy Savior
I am thy shield
I am with thee
I am with thee to deliver thee
I am with thee to save thee
I am with you alway (Jesus)

The "Who" Names/Characteristics of God

Who also maketh intercession for us (Jesus)
Who answered me in the day of my distress
Who calleth those things which be not as though they were
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation
Who commanded the light to shine out of darkness
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment
Who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies
Who daily loadeth us with benefits
Who dwelleth on high
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities
Who gave himself a ransom for all (Jesus)
Who gave himself for our sins (Jesus)
Who giveth food to all flesh
Who giveth rain upon the earth
Who giveth songs in the night
Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy
Who hath abolished death (Jesus)
Who hath also sealed us
Who hath ascended up into heaven (Jesus)
Who hath bound the waters in a garment
Who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus
Who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory
Who hath established all the ends of the earth
Who hath gathered the wind in his fists
Who hath given me counsel
Who hath given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts
Who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire
Who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity
Who hath redeemed us from our enemies
Who hath saved us and called us with a holy calling
Who hast done great things
Who hast set thy glory above the heavens
Who healeth all thy diseases
Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven and in the earth
Who is above all
Who is blessed for ever
Who is over all (Jesus)
Who is rich in mercy
Who is worthy to be praised
Who keepest covenant and mercy
Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever
Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters
Who liveth for ever and ever
Who loved me, and gave himself for me (Jesus)
Who maketh the clouds his chariot
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire
Who only doeth wondrous things
Who only hath immortality
Who quickeneth all things
Who quickeneth the dead
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction
Who remembered us in our low estate
Who rideth upon the heaven in thy help
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things
Who shall bless thee
Who shall help thee
Who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil
Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain
Who taketh vengeance
Who walketh upon the wings of the wind
Who was delivered for our offenses (Jesus)
Who was faithful to him that appointed him (Jesus)
Who was raised again for our justification (Jesus)
Who was with me in the way which I went
Who will have all men to be saved

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I first heard this song "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley at SMASH camp 2006, and I really liked it. I didn't know the name of the song though, and definitely didn't know who sung it. I sort of forgot about it, and only heard it every now and again.
Anyways then Relient.K decided to make a cover of it in their new "Relient.K is for Karaoke" album this year. The only two songs I recognized off the album was their cover of "Baby" (Justin Bieber), and "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (Cyndi Lauper). The other day, Rob pointed "Crazy" out to me, and I had no idea what it was until I listened to it... and now I can't stop listening to it. This song makes me want to party. I have played it a number of times, and it would have been on full blast if I wasn't worried about scaring Joey.
Relient.K is amazing.

Here is the origional : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w&ob=av3n

Relient.K's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqt8gPrn6GY

Which do you like better?

Love, -E-

Monday, September 5, 2011

Just because I'm Aussie

This may sound corny, but I am proud to be an Aussie, so I have decided to blog about it....

Australia is known as
the land down under, forget about the fact that we started out as a place to store convicts...
it has a BEAUTIFUL outback, bush lands, beaches, coral reefs, sunsets, and scenery. We are the biggest island in the world, and we have the biggest rock.
We are stereotypically known as friendly people (although not all Aussies are) and it is probably a stereotype that I like. I like to think that we are friendly, funny and witty.

One thing I know we like doing is making fun of America, check this video out, it is a bit mean, but truth be told, it made me laugh. I know Americans aren't all this dumb, but this is a bit of fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYjjynROFuI

(Admittedly, I didn't know all of the answers to these questions either)

We also like to make fun of New Zealand!:

We have some of the most deadly animals in the world, and we are proud of it:
This video cracks me up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDMkVq1jRGU&feature=related
Come to Australia, you might accidentally get killed :)

 Of course, Paul Hogan: 
Crocodile Dundee,That's not a knife! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01NHcTM5IA4
Paul Hogan adverts

 The Crock Hunter, Steve Irwin:

 We have funny add's:




 Unfortunately there are the annoying add's as well:
EOFYS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVo39AsXcZ8

Good guys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ597yXV23A&feature=related

Coles Down Down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApm4o5mEvA&NR=1

 We have Vegemite
The original advert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApm4o5mEvA&NR=1
Vegemite vs Marmite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-878Nc4gzPA

On a serious note, I know we have had our share of natural disasters, but there was definitely large community spirit in those disasters....

Melbourne Bush fires 2009

QLD floods 2011

There is nothing like Australia: I know this is Cornie but oh wells http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmxfqP401N4

My point is, I love Australia, minus the downsides.  

Love, me
God bless

Friday, September 2, 2011


I am so excited that it is Friday, or as I like to call it Robday :)
Hmmm... not too sure if it was a good idea to stay up this late though. It is 1:10am at this very moment, and by the time I finish this post and get ready for bed, it will be about 1:30am.... I am thinking that I might be tried tomorrow :/ OOoops. Hopefully I will get a bit of a sleep in before Rob comes.
 Good night/morning bloggers

Xx Love, Me

21 Questions

Haha,  21 questions. Apparently this game is used on dates all the time... so just in case you wanted to date me, here are some questions that I prepared earlier (found on the Internet)... You might want to know that I already have a boyfriend though :)

  • What are your educational qualifications?  I passed grade 12, I hold a cert 3 and Diploma of Children's Services.
  • Which is your favorite movie? I don't have a favourite movie as such, but I love The Lion King, Tangled, The Pirates movies, Narnia movies, and lots of chick flicks.
  • Which is your favorite color? It is a tie between Pink and Purple
  • What are your hobbies and special interests? I love singing (on stage and off), playing the piano, being musical in general, family events, spending time with Rob, watching movies, facebook, blogging, Cookie Monster, Wombats, Relient.K, food, party organising, weddings..... the list could go on.
  • Would you love to be a businessman or work as an employee? Haha, what kind of a question is this? I'll just say I am going to be an Early Childhood Educator.
  • How important is money for a person? Well... to be honest, I would love to have a lot of money, it would be great... I could get married, have a decent house, have luxuries etc.... but I don't think it is completely important. I think we all need money, because the world has made it that way. It isn't as important as family and friends, food and water... but without it we couldn't really live in this world today either, if that makes sense?
  • What according to you is more important-money or job satisfaction? Well I wouldn't work in a job that I didn't like, just because it gives me big pay. Happiness helps you to live life longer and fuller... and I think God would prefer me to be in a job that I liked.
  • Which is your favorite holiday destination? I wouldn't have a clue because I haven't been on a holiday away from home since 2003, when I went to Caloundra with my family. I have been on lots of SMASH camp's though, and they are held at Alex Head's so I think I would love to go on a holiday there. If I could, I would go to Hawaii though :)
  • How do you handle conflicts in your workplace? Another weird question.... uhm... I don't think I would really get involved myself, I am probably too shy for that, and too scared of what other people would think of me. I would pray about it instead, and let God handle it!
  • Do you believe in God? 100% yes... He is my creator, and my Father, and so much more!
  • What are the qualities which you look for in a girl? haha... I assume this question was meant for a guy? lol lol lol... I'm going to change the question... What qualities do I like in a guy? I like them to be confident, fun, they have to cope with being tickled, they need to like cuddles, I think I generally like them to be friendly and caring, loving, romantic, thoughtful... they have to want to spend time with me, and they definitely have to love God and share the same views as me. Looks don't matter, but I would like him to be attractive. I guess Rob ticks all of the boxes!
  • Do you believe in living together before marriage? Not at all... what is the point in marriage, if you are already living together and sleeping in the same bed? Even if your not sleeping in the same bed, I'm sure you would be tempted... no doubt in saying I would!
  • Do you drink or smoke? I have do drink on special occasions, and no more than two drinks. No I don't smoke, it is disgusting, and it killed my uncle!
  • Will you accept my friendship even if I am not successful in my field? Haha, hypothetically speaking... since this isn't a date.... I probably wouldn't accept friendship if the person I was on a date with, didn't tick the right boxes, because they wouldn't be suited to me at all.
  • Do you believe in love at first sight? Not at all. Love is something that matures and grows. That fluttery butterfly feeling you get when you see a nice looking guy, isn't love at first sight, it is a crush! Grow up people!
  • How was your first date? Where did you go? My first date was with Rob... I don't know if going to the park and making out under the rotunda counts... but it was the first time we were out together.
  • Which is the biggest lie you spoke in your life? Hmmm.... I'm not going to tell you my biggest lie... but I'll tell you one big one....I stole a bouncy ball from the shops when I was like 7 or something, and I told Mum that I found it (She obviously caught on to me though)
  • Which as the most embarrassing moment of your life? I have a few... my most embarrassing moments were when I, very noticeably, peed myself while hysterically laughing, and my friend told everyone, each time.
  • Which type of exercises do you perform-weight training, strength training or cardio? None haha... I do floor exercises every day, to improve my back problems.
  • Which is your biggest dream and what are you doing to achieve it? To get married... I'm attempting to find a job, so that I can at least provide some money, instead of Rob providing it all.
  • Which are the sports which interest you? Uhm... I like to watch the Footy, swimming, synchronized diving, gymnastics, ice skating, not much else... I'm not much of a sports person.
  • To whom are you more close-your mom or dad? Mum, but I love them both equally.
Some of those questions were quite boring, and weird. I'm not sure how many of these a guy would answer either, some of them are quite personal questions, and from my experience, guys don't tend to get overly personal on a first date, unless they are really confident.

Have fun getting to know me... sorry that I am taken ;)
Xx God bless

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Note to self...

Note to self...
Don't even bother trying to change my room around, bad idea.... It is a waste of time, and it causes my back to hurt even more than usual. It is as good as it will ever be, the way it is right now :/ *sigh*