Monday, November 30, 2009

Saving the Silent: Part One

Welcome to GoMC's Winter Story Fest! The background to this post was in the last post, but I thought you'd like to just jump directly into the story. Without further ado, Saving the Silent!

“We’ve got to get out of here!” Dawn vaulted onto her mare’s back and looked through the sheet of rain to see if the dark shadow had followed. She quickly gathered her reins and waited for her companion, Sean, to mount his horse. 
  Adrenalin surged through her veins, urging her to ride on without him, but her sense of loyalty truthfully told her that her little brother wouldn’t make it without her.
  As soon as she saw that his boots were in the stirrups, she urged her horse to move forward in a gallop.
“Hurry!” she shrilled. 
  Whether it was to her brother or her horse, she wasn’t sure. However, they both sped up, and Dawn leaned close to Halo’s light mane.
“He’s going to get us, Dawn!”
She glared back at the silhouette of a horse behind her.
“Never!” she yelled fiercely.
A round of gunshots startled her, but she gritted her teeth and pressed down so hard that she felt at one with the horse. A bullet zoomed past Halo’s left ear, but the mare didn’t panic. 
  Dawn was proud of her well-trained mount but sickened by the thought that someone was actually shooting at kids.
She trembled in rage, thinking of the whip she had seen.
Dawn lifted up her elbows and tucked her head beneath one of them. Sean was holding on, but barely.
“The forest is coming up!”
The rain that pelted her neck, back, and arms suddenly ceased. Twigs snapped beneath the horse’s hooves, and everything became darker.

Halo slowed to a walk.
“Easy, girl.” She turned in her saddle. “You okay, Sean?”
He dismounted leaned against his old gelding, Comanche. “Think so. We’re both fine, but, Dawn…”
Sean’s voice returned in a haunted whisper. “There’s a bullet in my saddle.”
Dawn nodded, speechless. They had cut it pretty close.
“I hated doing that, but I’m glad you convinced me to go.”
Images of sick horses, underfed dogs, and an abusing owner flashed through her mind. Her heart did a dive. Why were people so mean?
“I told you something wasn’t right.” Her eight-year-old brother crossed his arms and looked up at her with a smirk.
Dawn let her long blonde hair fall over one shoulder, and she wrung all of the water out of it. “Yeah, sure. Let’s get home before Mr. and Mrs. Patterson find out we’re not in our beds.”
Sean slowly mounted Comanche. “You mean Mom and Dad.”
Dawn shook her head and bit her tongue. 
  Sean had been too little to remember their last foster parents. Dawn had loved them dearly, but when her “Daddy” had gotten in an accident resulting in paralysis, the young couple was quick to send them off. 
 Dawn knew that what had happened was tragic, but if something happened to their new foster parents, who could say that these people were any different?
The ride back home was boring and uneventful. Halo snorted several times until Dawn noticed that she was squirming too much and holding onto the reins too tightly.
“Sorry, girl,” she whispered.
Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were sound sleepers, and the barn wasn’t too close to the house. Dawn’s bedroom was next to the kitchen, near the front door, so she easily slipped into bed unnoticed. Hopefully her pajamas didn’t have too much horse hair on it to raise suspicions in the morning. 

God Bless,

Saving the Silent: Background

Welcome to GoMC's Winter Story Fest! For the next couple of weeks, I'll be posting some of my writings, stopping only on weekends and Fridays for my blog carnival, Randomness Friday.

The next couple of posts will focus on my most recent "short" story, Saving the Silent. It was originally written for a contest centered around horse-related fiction, but I didn't win, which is cool. It means I can share it with you all!

It's about a girl named Dawn who discovers that there is a farm nearby her house that is abusing animals, and she decides to stop at nothing to save them. Now, this story was written for an open competition, so it wasn't originally supposed to be Christian, which all but this composition I have ever written are. So this was a bit of a challenge for me, to write a story with morals, but no mention of God/Christ/church/ect...

I have been interested in horses for a long time, but only recently did I really come to learn more about animal abuse, selling off wild horses, capturing wild horses, and the like. My first response was, "What should Christians think about it?"
Here's my take. God created all things on earth, and man is to use the resources given him in an appropriate manner. Animals, especially horses, were given to man by God for uses, such as riding them and using them to do labor (pulling things and the like). I personally do not think it is right to sell perfectly healthy horses for slaughter. I also believe God's creatures shouldn't suffer the painful death many animals sent to the slaughter experience. I do not believe abusing animals is right, as you can see in my story.
 Yet we should be careful not equate horses with man. Horses, although great, cannot think as high as we can and therefore do not experience all of the emotions we do. Wild horses are great and should be preserved to some extent and be treated with respect, but they're lives can be better outside of the range. Of course, the angencies involved do need much reform, I am not denying it. The horses must be kept properly and numbers must be maintained to preserve the species, but I believe we should be careful not to become overly active and put the horse's needs above our own.

Anyway, those are my opinions. I could be very wrong, but I thought that I would clear up my views before I got started. Feel free to comment, and I hope you enjoy my story!

God Bless,

Haiku: The Bible

Then I saw the Book.
A treasure trove for the soul.
It was beautiful.

Yes, I wrote the above haiku. It just randomly came to me during English class. I'm not usually the poetic type. *grins*

GoMC story fest to start later today!

God Bless,

Friday, November 27, 2009

Randomness Friday: Leftovers and Love

Many thanks to Libby for creating this amazing button!

*The Formalities*

Welcome to Randomness Friday! This recently-made official blog carnival was started by me, and it went on for a while before I decided to make it something everyone can do. If you'd like to see what all of the happenings are about go to this post.

*The Participants*

The following have posted and are doing/going to do RF:

1. Isirian
2. Just a Girl 4 God
3. Libby
4. Eruanna
5. Maggie
6. Emii
7. anna :)
8. Buttercup

Several others have expressed interest in RF. Just remember I can't add you to the list until you've posted! And if I've missed anyone, please let me know!

Many welcomes to the newest followers! It's so encouraging to log on and see new people! SIX new followers this week!

alicia haynes
•The Cornet Crazie•
Abigail Prudence

Welcome! Welcome! Those whose links were not listed, please comment and supply a link for you.


Yes, Prism is aware that she skipped post on *gasp* Thanksgiving!

She was having a great day with her family and newfound friends (technically of my parents, but hey, I had a great time)

Memories of family, friends, food, and football fill our minds, but, especially if you're with family and friends, you remember the love. I had a great time laughing, playing the piano, and keeping up with the hyper Lil' Sis with our great hosts, who cooked an awesome meal. Might I also add that this was our family's first traditional American-style Thanksgiving. And I've lived here all my life!

So, as you eat leftovers, think of the many blessings you have. You are loved.


Call me somewhat of a grinch, but I have a hard time usually starting the Christmas season. I have to admit I was grumpy as we went shopping for Black Friday deals (not at the crack of dawn or before that, mind you) The stores were crowded, but we still saw Plasma TVs and such still available. Christmas music beginning to play on the radio, we just put up the Christmas tree... Oh, and the ornaments will be brung by my sister.

I skipped a trip up to the attic just to post for you. *grins*

Anyway, I'll eventually get into it, you'll see. I have no clue why I just have trouble getting into the spirit.

However, this will be Lil' Sis first Christmas with us, in America. Woo!

Okay, so two days ago, I let my dog into the backyard. Yeah, I know, not a big deal.

But I didn't know that our neighbor's son had come into our backyard to jump on our antique trampoline. (Not really antique. Just almost as old as I am) He has some problems, so we usually forgive him. He left out back gate open.

So my mom opens the door to our backyard and calls for my dog, but she doesn't come. She eventually goes through the backyard to see that the gate is wide open.


Belle (our dog) is tiny, blonde, and looks like a fuzzy rabbit in snow or tall grass. She's be an easy target for cars, and the big foresty area behind our subdivision does contain coyotes and deer. No place for a pomeranian/papillion to be.

So my mom shouted for Artista and I to start looking. Well, I was listening to my iPod, but I love my dog so much that when I heard, I jumped up and flung it, still on.

I ran, barefooted, through the dry mud to the front of our house and started yelling her name. I looked up the street and down the street. My mom started heading back to the backyard to see if she was hiding somewhere or was in the house all along, but I kept on going around our house.

And, guess what?

The silly thing was sitting on our front porch, and she hadn't come when we called her. I am so glad she didn't run away and didn't move. It was amazing, because she had run several times before and we had to run and catch her.

Oh, and my iPod, Dave, was fine. He had landed on top of a chair cushion, and was still playing Newsboys when I returned.


Just to let you know, I am eagerly awaiting the series of stories starting Monday. I hope you enjoy!

God Bless,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

There's An Idea Brewing....

*cough* Not coffee, but stories! It's NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and I've decided in honor of the whole writing/authoring scheme to post nothing but short stories or portions of stories from next week until we get to the last of them. Some stories will be new, some pretty old. I will only break every Friday to do, of course, Randomness Friday.

I know how it can be reading stories on the computer, so I'll try my best to make it readable and break up the stories in a way that you won't get tired of me.

I'm still not sure if its a good idea. What do you think? Feel free to vote in the poll on the sidebar.

God Bless,

Book Giveaway!

Nathan R. Petrie over at Whispered Roars is giving away a book titled The Victor, by Marlayne Giron. The cover is beautiful, and from what I read from the review, the book is pretty cool too.

To enter the contest follow this link

God Bless,

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I have been tagged by Rachel T. of Girlz of Faith

Do you like to write?

Favorite books? The Lucy series by Nancy Rue, Isle of Swords by Wayne Thomas Batson, and there's more but that's all I can think of from the top of my head.

Do you compose music/write songs? Rarely, but I have. They are mostly ridiculous/silly ones or totally serious ones.

Do you like poetry? Sometimes

Love someone so much who made you cry? Hmmmm.... I don't think so.

Broken a bone? No, but I used to want to when I was little to get a cast and let all of my little friends sign it. Of course, I wasn't crazy enough to start through myself around to get it broken...

Been in a police car? No, but I think it would be awesome! (Just for fun, of course. Not getting busted for crime)

Been on a boat? Once, but it was pretty pathetic. Not the boat or boating but the situation.

Fallen asleep in school? Only once, in middle school

Did you sing today? No.

KFC, Popeyes or Church's? Uh, KFC?

Chick-fil-a or What-a-burger?  Chick-Fil-A all the way

Starbucks or McCafe? Neither. Coffee isn't really my thing.

What's your favorite time of year? Christmas. Ahhhhh......

Do you ever talk to yourself? Of course not! *sniffs* The I-dea! (I don't talk to myself, do I? Of course not...) *winks*

Do you have a favorite treat you like to buy on occasion? Chocolate anything... Especially milshakes

Do you believe the Bible is the literal Word of God and is infallible? Yes. All of the way.

What's your favorite sport? Figure Skating. I love watching it.

What color is your iPod? Silver technically, but its green because of the green covering that I have on it.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Europe

If you could go to any fictional place, where would you go? The Shire (LoTR)

Do you love to write or do you just like writing? LOVE it!

What do you want to be when you grow up? Doctor/author. Not too sure.

Favorite animal? Tigers and horses.

Favorite song? Ignition by tobyMac

Do you like school?Yes, though I don't like admitting it.

Are you a people person?Somewhat. But I've been told I'm REALLY quiet, though sweet, in person. *laughs*

Do you like to talk? Uh... isn't it obvious?

Favorite food? Curry Noodles. EEK and I'm having it tonight!

Hobbies? Just look on my profile or header.

Favorite author?Aaaaahhhhh! Too many!

Favorite weapon? My fists. MWAHAHAHA! Just kidding. I've always dreamed of learning how to use the bow and arrow

Is this a fun tag, or are you getting bored? I'm liking it.

Do you like Hannah Montana and all those girly people and movies like High school Musical? No.

What are you scared of? ROMANCE. As one of my favorite fictional characters, Lucy Rooney, would say... "Ickety-ICK!"

Favorite flowers? Roses and lilies.

What is the expression on your face? Concentrat-ive

Color of your eyes? Dark brown

I tag anyone who loves THANKSGIVING

God Bless,

Friday, November 20, 2009

Randomness Friday: Got God-Time?

Many thanks to Libby for creating this amazing button!

*The Formalities*

Welcome to Randomness Friday! This recently-made official blog carnival was started by me, and it went on for a while before I decided to make it something everyone can do. If you'd like to see what all of the happenings are about go to this post.

*The Participants*

The following have posted and are doing/going to do RF:

1. Isirian
2. Just a Girl 4 God
3. Libby
4. Eruanna
5. Maggie
6. Emii
7. anna :)
8. Buttercup

Several others have expressed interest in RF. Just remember I can't add you to the list until you've posted! And if I've missed anyone, please let me know!
I know several of my new followers were included in the previous post, but I'd like to extend a special welcome to you.

Many welcomes to...

Emma (By the way, if you read this post, Emma, please let me know of a link to put with your name :D)
Olive Tree
Charity Klicka


Okay, eek. This week has been crazy. This month has been crazy. I think I can go ahead and say this whole year has been something else. Thanksgiving is coming up (already?!) and everyone knows that Christmas just seems to come right after. It's hard to slow down sometimes, isn't it?

I usually find it hard to get a time to sit down, read my Bible, and soak it in.

But, as always, Prism has found some ways to get herself to do it and she'd like to share.

(It feels weird talking about myself in third person...Oh, and I'm hyper, so forgive me)

Okay, let's start off. It may be hard sometimes finding time to sit down, be still, and really spend some quality time with God. He could very well reveal something new to you or convict you of something you need to fix in your life. (He sure has before in mine!)

There's just something about doing your quiet time by yourself. I usually have Bible class in school, we have family devotions, and I go to church and youth. I find my own reading the Bible and praying to be the most refreshing and where I learn the most. 

What to do:
Set a specific time to do your quiet time! (Really good if you find yourself often making excuses of no time)

Set a specific place to do your quiet time! (Be sure its quiet, you can get comfy, and you can really delve into the Word)  

Set a schedule for your quiet time!
 (Ex: 4 min: pray. 3 min: Devotions. 5 min: Bible reading. 2 min: pray.)

Just find a way to write what you want to do down and do it.

Now, what to do?

There's many different ways to tackle the Scripture and really get it into your head so it will impact you.

Some ways to get into God's Word:

1. Journalling (This may include writing down what you've learned, your thoughts, what you want your descendants to read, what you may want to look at later, notes, ect. I have not done this personally, but I have heard that it does take quite a bit of effort and time)

2. Devotion books (This is really helpful for me. It specifically directs me to a truth, a passage, ect. It's basically a journal written by someone else. BIG NOTE: Devotions should never replace the Bible. The Bible is the word of God, but devotions are the words and opinions of a human, who can be wrong. Be very sure your devotion is written by a true God-follower.)

3. Read over and over to grasp what must be learned (Ah, this is the biggie for me. At times, we just need to soak in the Word by itself. You may listen to it or read it yourself, and it may be really hard, but sometimes we need to discipline ourselves to just live on God's Word.)

4. Underline/highlight important verses/words (If you are planning to keep a Bible for a very long time, you may want to start underlining/highlighting or writing little notes in your Bible. It's very helpful because when you see it, you'll think of the time when you first saw it and why you did. If you don't remember, you'll start thinking. Underlining/highlighting really engages you in the word and makes your Bible your Bible)

5. Imagine yourself there (I love this one. Either listen to it being read or read it and then close your eyes and imagine. How would you feel if you were there? What do you see/hear/smell? Be brutally honest with yourself and what you would do, and you'll find youself really seeing it in your mind's eye, and you may gain a better understanding)

6. Imagine you are one of the Biblical characters (Similiar to the previous idea, but you'll really relate to some Biblical characters. What would you do if you were in the person's situation? What would you think? Would you do the same as them? How would you feel? Again, be really honest with yourself, and you'll find yourself learning some truths that the characters in the story will feel)

Now, I recommend doing a variety of the things listed, not just doing one. I mean, imagining all of the time isn't going to help, and some other things won't either. It depends on your personality and the way you can concentrate.

Anyway, I hope my tips help!

I haven't been reading any books or watching any good movies lately, mainly because

1) School is really insane
2) Sometimes I just need a break
3) I have SEVERAL tests next week. And right before Thanksgiving break! *sob* (That sorta goes with school, huh?)
4) Extracurricular activities are becoming somewhat of a burden
5) I've been getting overwhelmed lately.
6) Found out someone I know has cancer
7) I'm finishing up a big song in piano

Any of you going through any of the above?


Today we had some college students come to my school and talk to us. It really opened my eyes to the college life, and reminded me of how close it is.


I think this is the first week ever that I don't have to do any written or typed assignments. YAY! But then again, I must study for my numerous tests...

I have some ideas brewing about new things to do on AGoMC.... More to come soon!

God Bless,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blogger Spotlight!

Every now and then, I write a post with all of my awesomeful followers. I noticed that a lot of new people are coming in, so I thought we'd update it. If there is no link with your name, I couldn't find one, so please let me know.

So, in no particular order...

The Cowgirls
Charity Anne
alicia haynes
•The Cornet Crazie•
Abigail Prudence
Olive Tree

anna :)
Le Promeneur
Camellia Dayla
Maggie S.
Wild Rose
Eldarwen Failariel
Alex Kindred
Moonlight Shadow
Elriana Undomiel
Elizabeth Kauffman
Lyceria Dulane
Jacob R. Parker
Kale Charis
Ashleys Twin
God's Soldier

All fifty-four of you are amazing, and I am so grateful to God for giving me you.
It was worth the 45 minutes of figuring out how to spell your names and hunting for links. *winks*

God Bless,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Randomness Friday: 200 Already?!

Many thanks to Libby for creating this amazing button!

*The Formalities*

Welcome to Randomness Friday! This recently-made official blog carnival was started by me, and it went on for a while before I decided to make it something everyone can do. If you'd like to see what all of the happenings are about go to this post.

*The Participants*

The following have posted and are doing/going to do RF:

1. Isirian
2. Just a Girl 4 God
3. Libby
4. Eruanna
5. Maggie
6. Emii
7. anna :)
8. Buttercup

Several others have expressed interest in RF. Just remember I can't add you to the list until you've posted! And if I've missed anyone, please let me know!

Please Give A Warm Welcome Buttercup!

If you can believe it, it’s my 200th post. What a wonderful time it’s been, and in honor of the occasion I have compiled 200 things about myself. It took about 1 and ½ hours to write!

1. I love blogging
2. I love drawing
3. I love riding horses
4. I play piano and a little bit of the violin
5. I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, but you’d never guess if you met me
6. I am short
7. I am Indian-American (as in the country overseas)
8. I am semi-home schooled
9. I am semi-public-schooled *grins*
10. I have been to India
11. I have been to Singapore
12. I have been to Malaysia
13. I do not own a horse (but really want to)
14. I have a dog
15. I have several pet fish
16. I don’t like seafood
17. I do not like meats in general
18. I do like chicken, though. A LOT
19. I have my own computer (It’s ancient, though.)
20. A laptop would be nice, someday
21. I love writing
22. I have finished writing a full-length book
23. I am currently writing book two of the same series
24. I think it would be cool to have super-human powers
25. I love the colors purple and green
26. I’m a bit of a perfectionist
27. I’ve been to the Taj Mahal
28. I skipped a grade
29. I am in high school
30. I love noodles
31. I love pizza (anything except pepperoni)
32. I LOVE plain chocolate ice cream.
33. I love Doritos
34. I’m sort of getting hungry right now
35. I love promoting books I like
36. I love being interviewed.
37. I love interviewing other people
38. I was on a soccer team when I was little
39. I used to be involved in Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) when I was little
40. My favorite animals are tigers and horses
41. I find incorrect grammar annoying
42. I find coughing and yawning without covering your mouth my biggest pet peeve.
43. I love running
44. I LOVE being RANDOM!!!
45. I teach a Sunday school class for three year olds every week
46. I’m sort of shy in person
47. I love teaching people things.
48. I LOVE little kids from the age range of 2-8.
49. I love reading books.
50. I love reviewing books.
51. I love tobyMac’s music
52. I love Barlowgirl’s music
53. I love Britt Nicole’s music
54. I love Steven Curtis Chapman’s music
55. I love Krystal Meyer’s music
56. I love the Newsboy’s music
57. I love Jars of Clay’s music.
58. I love Bluetree’s music
59. I love Mercyme’s music.
60. I love Starfield’s music.
61. I love Stephanie Smith’s music.
62. I love Superchick’s music
63. I love The After’s music.
64. I love Building 429’s music.
65. I love Downhere’s music.
66. I love Group 1 Crew’s music.
67. I love Phil Wickham’s music.
68. I love Sanctus Real’s music.
69. I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N
70. I love Gypsy Vanners, Mustangs, Arabians, and Paso Finos. (All horses)
71. My dream car would be a shiny pickup truck.
72. My biggest dream is to be a published author.
73. When I get older, I think it would be cool to live in the country and work with horses (possibly as an equine veterinarian?)
74. M&Ms are my favorite candy
75. I LOVE orange soda
76. I prefer to spell “tiger” as “tyger”
77. I love fiction books that aren’t overly-fantasized.
78. I love the sciences
79. I used to keep a diary. Don’t know what happened to that.
80. My iPod is green (3rd gen.)
81. My favorite song EVER is “Ignition” by tobyMac
82. I used to HATE romance songs, books, ect. Now, I don’t mind them ;)
83. I often do my best drawing when I’m absentmindedly doodling.
84. I long to learn how to play the electric guitar, but the calluses aren’t too appealing to me.
85. I have a purity ring. (It’s so cool-looking too)
86. I just wrote a report about beriberi.
87. I have been to summer camp before
88. I used to collect stickers
89. I used to collect bouncy balls.
90. I LOVE music.
91. I love children’s movies
92. I love Finding Nemo
93. I love Curious George
94. I love Wall-E
95. I love the Lord or the Rings trilogy
96. I love Amazing Grace
97. I’m not a big fan of other people taking pictures of me
98. I strongly believe in modesty
99. I’ve cried before while writing. It was weird.
100. I have a big vocabulary when writing essays and such, but I never seem to delve into my verbal knowledge in regular speech.
101. With a toddler sister, I’ve never watched so much Dora the Explorer or Sesame Street in my life (though I think Sesame Street is so cute).
102. I don’t really watch TV shows for teens.
103. I love watching shows where these cool-looking cakes are made.
104. I love free stuff (who doesn’t?)
105. I do not believe fantasy is of the devil, but it is when the themes portrayed are against or contrary to the Bible.
106. I am learning Espanol.
107. I love going to huge concerts.
108. I don’t say “I love you” without truly meaning it.
109. I have over 100 books in my personal library
110. I love gum (bubble or minty)
111. I know how to blow a bubble and do several in it. (with enough gum, though)
112. I’m sort of shy in person
113. I love sports (playing, and the only sport I like watching is football)
114. I love skating (rollerblade or ice)
115. I cannot swim (Almost drowned twice because of that)
116. I prefer pencils over pens
115. I prefer gel pens over regular pens
116. I don’t like snoopy people
117. I find loud, obnoxious people amusing.
118. I like pleasing people, but God’s first.
119. I love daydreaming
120. I use iTunes but have never bought a song from the store.
121. I love Nancy Rue’s books (Lily, Lucy)
122. I love Terri Farley’s books (Phantom Stallion)
123. I love Wayne Thomas Batson’s books. (Isle of Fire, Door Within)
124. I love Lois Walfrid Johnson’s books. (Riverboat Adventures, Adventures in the Northwoods)
125. I’ve never owned an American girl doll (those used to be the biggest fad)
126. I love stuffed animals (especially horses! I recently won one who I affectionately named Mo)
127. Highlighters rock
128. I would die without my watch or a clock nearby
129. I’m not a morning person
130. I love staying up all night
131. I can’t dance, but wish I could
132. I love art projects
133. I love puzzles
134. I am not a fan of sudoku.
135. My word processor is so old that it did not recognize “sudoku” as a word.
136. I got my first cell phone this year
137. I am not obsessed with texting
138. I do not Twitter
138. I am not on facebook
139. I am not on myspace
140. I love music videos
141. I love reading comics (not dirty ones though *grimaces*)
142. I think Snoopy is the cutest thing ever
143. I love jeans.
144. I have a trampoline.
145. Indian food is good, but sometimes too spicy for me
146. I love lasagna (It was the first real dish I made)
147. I love Mexican food
148. I’m okay with Japanese/Chinese food, but it has to be really good.
149. I’ve heard a lion’s roar in real life.
150. I always find cute characters in movies I watch. (as in adorable, not “he’s cute!”)
151. I’m still trying to find out what God wants me to be (as in an occupation)
152. I love listening to violin music
153. I write everything on my calendar
154. I love assignments, but hate tests.
155. I love bright colors
156. I owned a game boy (those are SOOOO outdated now)
157. I don’t generally play computer games.
158. I do like Nancy Drew computer games, but can never find the time to play them.
159. Nancy Drew books are so cool.
160. The only contemporary video game I’ve played is Guitar Hero, and it was pretty fun.
161. I like keeping a small group of close friends as opposed to many acquaintances.
162. I love new things, but I can get overloaded easily.
163. I love playing with technology
164. C.S. Lewis was an amazing writer
165. I love pretty sunsets
166. I love the ocean
167. I love mountains
168. I’m not the biggest fan of shopping
169. Yellow is my least favorite color.
170. I love silver (color)
171. I wish I hadn’t pierced my ears.
172. I love songs with attitude (not like against God or profane or suggestive. Gross!)
173. I love dance-able songs (but I don’t dance to them, since I flunk at dancing)
174. I don’t consider myself a good singer
175. I love songs that point up to God and really convict me.
176. I love soft things
177. My last name is hard for people to pronounce
178. I had terrible allergies when I was little
179. I love looking at a fresh piece of paper.
180. I love planning surprises
181. I love getting surprises.
182. I learned how to play the recorder (comparable to a flute, but much easier) when I was in kindergarten. I can’t play it anymore, though.
183. I long to visit a beach with clear, blue water and white sand.
184. I wish I learned how to figure skate.
185. I wish I learned how to play the drums
186. I like making people laugh.
187. Gossiping really bugs me
188. The very first favorite song of mine was by Carman
189. I love sunglasses
190. I love songs that make you feel like soaring
191. I wish I could fly
192. I can’t wait to meet Jesus in Heaven
193. I am against abortion
194. I love rainbows.
195. I love good pictures of angels
196. I love white and black horses.
197. I love chicken nuggets, but I rarely have them
198. I love Sweet and Spicy Hot Sauce.
199. I am honored to have people reading my blog. May God Bless You!
200. I’m done!

God Bless,

Monday, November 9, 2009


Okay, so I've gotten some questions in the past that I left unanswered, and there's also a lot of new people coming to visit GoMC weekly, so I thought I'd create a Frequently Asked Question page to help.

1. What is your real name/ where are you from/ how old are you?
Sorry! I don't want to give that info. out. No, I am not a criminal hiding from the law, but I've learned that, when it comes to the internet, you sometimes don't exactly want everyone to know every single thing about your life. I am not against putting stuff about yourself up with parental permission. Anyways, I'm perfectly fine with you calling me Prism, though its not my real name. Not even close *laughs*.
What can I say? I'm short, I'm Indian, I adore blogging, and I live in the awesome U S of A! :D

2. Why don't you post any pictures of yourself?

Ah, this is probably the most asked question I get. The reason is the same as above. I just don't feel comfortable with it. You can, however, see pictures of my awesome dog, flowers, fish, and my shadow. (I actually had my shadow as my profile picture for some time) *grins*

3. Wanna be friends of facebook?/ Wanna follow me on twitter?

I'm so sorry, but I do not have an account on those websites! My busy school and life schedule also don't allow me to take on any more social networking sites.

4. Who is this "Lil' Sis"/ "Artista"?
Ah, you must be new. *winks*
I do not refer to my family members by their first name, with the exception of my precious pooch.

Arista- my very artistic younger sister
Lil' Sis- the youngest sister. We adopted her from India in the spring of '09.
Belle- my fluffy blond pride and joy.
And, of course, me! Prism!

5. How did you come up with Girl of Many Colors?
Alas, I wish I had a smart, deep answer for you. One day a friend (MaidenofEmmanuel) suggested I start this blogging business and I just thought of this name. Perhaps it stemmed from my frustration for people judging each other by skin color (yes, it still happens), my interest in a variety of things, or the fact that I want to have a colorful personality. No, it was not after a horse from the Wizard of Oz or from Joseph's coat of many colors.

6. How did you come up with Prism?
I was actually called GoMC for some time. (It can be pronounced as spelling it out or smooshing the sounds together. However, when you pronounce it like a word, it sort of sounds like a frog's croak. Yeah, I know you're trying it. :D) Anyways, I got a little tired of that (who wants their name to sound like a frog?) and I changed it to Prism. It matched the whole colorful thing.

7. I awarded you, and you aren't putting it up on your blog!

Okay, for one I do not hate awards, actually its quite encouraging and humbling when one of you amazing people award me. However, I've found the whole ordeal to be a bit messy for me. My poor old pile of electronics (my computer) is terrible at getting pictures and loading them online. Also, people can get offended if they are not awarded.

8. I don't get your abbreviations! *sob*
Alright, starting out. When I use * * it means I'm "doing it". Like *grin* or *smile* or *giggle* or the ever-popular *rolls eyes at self*. I sometimes those things in real life, but I mainly do it to let readers how I feel about a comment I've made or to clarify any confusion on how I mean by certain words.

BTW- By the way
RF- Randomness Friday
coolies- cooler than cool
randomness- It means random, but I thought it sounded so cool
TKD- Tae Kwon Do

9. Do you do tags?

Yes! And I absolutely L-O-V-E them!

10. Hi, my name is ____. Will you follow my blog?
Yes, I will. Of course, I always check blogs for appropriateness.

11. You used to follow my blog. Do you hate me now?
No! Nothing like that. Sometimes I stop following a blog if there's no activity for more than two months. Just tell me you're back, and I'll press the "follow" button in a heartbeat.

12. What is Randomness Friday (RF)?
RF is a blog carnival that happens every Friday, started by me. It's a time for bloggers to cut loose and be their awesome, random selves. For more info., go to this post.
If you decide to join, please grab the RF banner on my sidebar, created by the amazing Libby!

13. Can I find you anywhere else?
I'm not really active in any other account, but I used to be Daughter of Thigocia on the Dragons in our Midst forum and I am ~Prism~ in The Underground

I hope this answers any questions you might have. If you have any questions not mentioned above, or can think of some questions people who are new to GoMC come, please comment and let me know! You people are amazing!

God Bless,

Friday, November 6, 2009

Randomness Friday: Patience, Young Grasshopper

Many thanks to Libby for creating this amazing button!

*The Formalities*

Welcome to Randomness Friday! This recently-made official blog carnival was started by me, and it went on for a while before I decided to make it something everyone can do. If you'd like to see what all of the happenings are about go to this post.

*The Participants*

The following have posted and are doing/going to do RF:

1. Isirian
2. Just a Girl 4 God
3. Libby
4. Eruanna
5. Maggie
6. Emii
7. anna :)

Several others have expressed interest in RF. Just remember I can't add you to the list until you've posted! And if I've missed anyone, please let me know!

Okay, I have been listening to the two song for three whole days! Almost straight!

What song?

"Heaven" by Jars of Clay- It totally rocks. Sounds electric, and another one of those songs that I could listen to before Tae Kwon Do and break a board on the first try.

"Life's Noise" by Bluetree. This band is more famous for the title track of their album "God of This City". I absolutely LOVE this song. I starts a little slow, but it sounds like one of those severe weather warnings, except its a Bible verse, and it's intentional. And then it switches to this music that really, to me and my dad, sounded Indian-ish, and its one of the main reasons I love it. Then, the middle has this AWESOME guitar part with violins. (I'm a fan of any song that can successfully blend Christian rock with violins.} The ending is so awesome too, and I absolutely love the lyrics, which are based on when Elijah and God, when God speaks in a whisper to him instead through fire/earthquake/wind.

Can you tell I'm really excited about these songs?


I've noticed that different people pick up different things from songs. Take my family, for example.

I absolutely love different-sounding songs, and what can attract me to them is the strings. I absolutely love guitar solos during songs, violins giving that soaring feeling, or even the piano when it gives a lovely backup. It's how I pick the ones I like.

My dad really picks up on the drums. The beat is everything to him.

My mom? She doesn't listen to music much, but all of the songs she does like have to do with powerful, Christian lyrics.

Artista? My little sister pays attention to the vocals.

And of course, ya'll know that Lil' Sis is too young to really pay attention to music. She's still in love with "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and will sing anything to that tune.

What about you? Have you noticed that about yourself/others?


Okay, so you may have been wondering about my title. Patience, grasshopper? Really, Prism?

I have no clue what movie its from even if it is from a movie, but I heard it lot at Tae Kwon Do. Jokingly, of course.

But patience can be a hard thing to master. I am incredibly impatient, but I've learned that things happen in God's time.

For example, I'm waiting for a book I ordered. What do I do?
Wait for it, Prism. Duh!

How about write a poem?

by Prism

It’s been such, a very long time
Since I ordered that package of mine.
And I’ll sing, forever and more
When UPS leaves that thing on my door!

Look! That brown truck zooms up to me,
And my heart just fills up with glee,
Containing myself, I receive the box with a beam
And know, if I don’t open it soon, I may burst at the seams!


God Bless,

Thursday, November 5, 2009

It's a Vegetable, Nay a Fruit! Wait, it's a SWAN!

Remember a previous post about painted pumpkins? Well, have I got a gourd for you to see!

*is aware that Prism sounds cheesy*

So, it was pretty cold (Like runny nose, purple fingers cold) when we went to the pumpkin patch, but I was so happy when I found this gourd. It was only 75 cents!

(By the way, everything is natural except for the eyes. I painted those on. But other than that, it's all real)

Beautiful, right? I never thought I'd say a gourd was pretty.

God Bless,

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Door Within Review

The Door Within by Wayne Thomas Batson is the exciting beginning of a fantasy-filled trilogy. Mystery, intrigue, and adventure fill the pages of this very good book. Meet Aidan Thomas, your regular teen guy. Not too popular, and if he ever was it was due to the fact that he was best friends with one of the coolest guys on the block, Robby. However, everything changes. Aidan and his family must move from everything Aidan knows to care for Aidan's ill grandfather.

There, Aidan discovers mysterious scrolls and a door to another world.

He must learn how to become a knight, the twelfth knight of a special company, to be exact. He must join the other eleven knights in a quest to win a city for the King of Alleble, and war against the forces of Paragor.

A mortiwraith. Glimpses. Mitheguard. Scrolls. Stilling. It is the perfect mixture for a wonderful story.

My favorite scene would probably be when Aidan pulls everything he learned on his trip together in a super-creative way to trick the enemy's forces. It involves sacrifice, bravery, and lantern spiders.

Some scenes seemed a little awkward, which is understandable since this series was written before Isle of Fire and Isle of Swords. Also, the whole idea of the story seemed very familiar. The idea of twins in another realm reminded me a little bit of the Circle series by Ted Dekker and it really reminded me of the Wormling series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry. The ideas and the setting seemed very, very similar, though, of course the stories had their own flair.

With its Christian messages, action, and fun, I would recommend this book to readers ages ten and up.

God Bless,

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