I’m back!

Well, I’m still alive.¬† But barely! ūüôā ¬† Praise God it wasn’t too tiring til last night, and my teeth stopped being excruciating on Friday!¬† I’m really tired right now though.¬† We got back from our ballot party at about 11:45 and got to bed around 12:00.¬† Then we had church this morning, which I was surprisingly awake for.¬† But then right after church I went to bed and slept for 3 hours.¬† I’m still trying to wake up!

But our team did well at the tournament.¬†¬†One of my friends¬†broke to finals for the first time in his speech and got 7th.¬† In debate both my brother and myself did really well.¬† We both broke to Octos, and it was a split decision on who won!¬† This was also the first time I have ever broken in debate.¬† I went three and three!¬† That’s my best record so far.¬† Then, for the real shocking part.¬† I got 10th in speaker points!¬† My judges were very liberal with speaker points.¬† So I don’t think I deserved to get 10th, but it was kind of cool just the same! ūüôā

The sad part of the tournament, was that, for several of my friends, this is their last tournament ever.¬† They have gotten burned out, and are planning on not coming back next year, and they can’t make it to Regionals even though they broke.¬† :tear, tear:¬† So that was very sad.¬† I’m hoping that we can convince them to go one more year.

¬†Anyways, I’m very tired, and I haven’t eaten lunch yet.¬† (I went straight to bed)¬† So I think I might go try to eat something. ūüôā

Thanks ya’ll for your prayers!!

Tee-Kaye

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Speech and Debate… yet again

Well, another tournament is just around the corner… tomorrow!¬† I’m starting to freak out.¬† I don’t know if I’ll ever learn not to procrastinate!

¬†I bought some material a couple of weeks ago to make some suit skirts.¬† I cut out the first one today, and it’s almost half finished.¬† I haven’t done much for debate in the past week, and I haven’t practiced my speech at all.¬† I still have to make all the food for our lunches.¬† And I probably won’t eat anything at all this week anyways, because I got chains put on my braces today.¬† (I’m in terrible pain, in case you were wondering. ; )

So I guess this post is turning out a lot like one I wrote before the last tournament.¬† I don’t think I’ll ever learn to stop being lazy and get things done before the day before.¬†¬† Sorry I just came on to complain. ; )¬† I guess I just need to remember what I’ve written before on peace.

And I need to be humble.¬† After getting first at the last tournament, it’s extremely difficult not to be prideful, and expect to get first again.

Sorry for these random thoughts.¬† But, if you feel called to pray for me, please pray that¬†God will give¬†my club and myself strength to make it to the end of the week.¬† That we will have peace, and that I won’t be egotistical and selfish towards others.

 Hope to see you at the end of the week! ; )

Tee-Kaye

Battle for Civilization

One of my friends alerted me of a new project of the Botkin family.¬† It’s a series called “The Battle for Civilization.”¬† Last night we watched the trailer that they have on their website, and like the stuff they’ve done before, it looks absolutely wonderful!¬† In it, Mr. Botkin is going to tell history from a different perspective then is widely taught right now.¬† Check out the trailer!

http://www.battleforcivilization.com/

I can hardly wait for it to come out!

~Tee-Kaye

A new cool website

I just learned of this website the other day.¬† I haven’t had much time to explore it, but it is done by a very godly sweet young lady.¬† One of her purposes in making this website was to help equip other girls with learning to be a homemaker.¬† I strongly encourage everyone to check it out!

http://arston.net/homemakers/

~Tee-Kaye

Who to choose…

Recently on a forum I which I visit¬†frequently, I started a thread asking if anyone on there ever thought of what they would look for in a husband/wife.¬† Most of them gave only two “standards” (as I like to call them).¬† That they be a Christian and that there be mutual love.¬† But I shared that I expect much more.¬† This is the list of standards that I have thought over and that I¬†presented.

Musts:

* He must be a strong Christian. At least the same, but preferably farther in his walk with God than I am. Steadily growing, not stagnant.

* Any guy that would be up for consideration must be a real man as laid out in Scripture. (I can elaborate if necessary)

* He must have a vision for his life. He has no business asking me to join him if he has no idea where he’s going in the first place. ; )

* Things that are important to me must be important to him. Like him being the sole provider for the family, my staying home and homeschooling our kids, having as many kids as the Lord will give us, etc.

* He must hold to Reformed Theology (Calvinism), be an Amillenialist, a conservative Presbyterian, believe in water dunking baptism and believe in the Trinity.

* He must be someone I can respect, spiritually and otherwise. I can’t submit to someone I can’t respect. Also, someone who can truly respect me in turn.

Preferred:

* Hopefully a physical virgin, having saved himself totally for his wife. This includes the first kiss being on the wedding day.

* It would be much preferred if he is an emotional virgin. Not having given his heart away before.

* (This may end up being a must later on, but I’ll put it here for now.) Music is something that is very important to me. I don’t think I could get along with someone who believe that rock music is sinful. I think a disagreement on that subject would cause too much friction.

What many people have been accusing me of is not trusting and relying on the Lord by making up this list.  They think (at least from what I can gather from their replies), that my standards are too high, especially to let God work in my life.

But,¬† you see, I also see this list as a way to keep myself accountable.¬† If I know what I’m looking for in a husband, besides being a Christian, then I’m less likely to just give my heart away to just any guy.¬† I don’t think any of my standards are unreasonable.¬† There has yet to be any Biblical references against any of them (except Proverbs 3:5-6).

I’m sorry if I sound like I’m whining and complaining.¬† I’m curious what you, my friends, think of my standards.¬† Do you think that they restrict my ability to trust in God and lean not on my own understanding?¬† Please post your comments!

~Tee-Kaye

Alan Keyes for President!!

Now, I know that I’ve posted on him before, but I really feel the burden to get the word out about him.¬† I’ll post more on him in depth later, but for now, here’s a link so that you might go check him out yourself.¬† Just keep in mind, he’s the only qualified candidate running for president!

http://www.alankeyes.com/issues.php

This a link to his website telling what his stances are on the issues.

 Please go and read it!

~Tee-Kaye

Humility

Golda Meir once said, “Don’t be so humble – you are not that great.”

¬†I found that really funny.¬† Humility is something God has been convicting me on recently.¬† Especially after winning at the Centennial Qualifier! ; )¬† But it has always been something I’ve needed to work on.

Everyone one of us is a fallen human being.  And because of our sin nature we are always looking out for our own good.  I found this really good article, and I strongly urge you to read it.

http://www.sovereigngracebible.org/a_cure_for_self_centeredness.htm

It really made me think.¬† Especially the part on jealousy.¬† As a girl I am often finding myself being very jealous, even of my dear friends.¬† I envy their prettiness, their sweetness, and even their ability to make guys like them. (Now isn’t that contradicting¬†everything I’ve been writing about Emotional Purity!)¬† Humility is definitely something God needs to change my heart on.¬† He needs¬†to teach me to be humble.¬† Not fake humility, or the humility that is berating myself and my actions.¬† But the true humility of truly and sincerely¬†caring more about others than myself.

 ~Tee-Kaye