I haven't realized how long it has been since I've posted. I've been really busy with school.

My mother and have started a Bright Lights group, Bright stands for Being Radiant In Godliness, Holiness and Testimony. Sarah Mally started her group in 1996, you can read the story here.
We've been listening to Sarah Mally's Bright Light leader's training CDs and there was a poem that she read that I really liked. She contrasted this poem to the dangers of dating.

'Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed,
Though to walk near its crest was so pleasant;
But over its terrible edge there had slipped
A duke and full many a peasant.

So the people said something would have to be done,
But their projects did not at all tally;
Some said, "Put a fence 'round the edge of the cliff,"
Some, "An ambulance down in the valley."

But the cry for the ambulance carried the day,
For it spread through the neighboring city;
A fence may be useful or not, it is true,
But each heart became full of pity
For those who slipped over the dangerous cliff;

And the dwellers in highway and alley
Gave pounds and gave pence, not to put up a fence,
But an ambulance down in the valley.

"For the cliff is all right, if you're careful," they said,
"And, if folks even slip and are dropping,
It isn't the slipping that hurts them so much
As the shock down below when they're stopping."

So day after day, as these mishaps occurred,
Quick forth would those rescuers sally
To pick up the victims who fell off the cliff,
With their ambulance down in the valley.

Then an old sage remarked: "It's a marvel to me
That people give far more attention
To repairing results than to stopping the cause,
When they'd much better aim at prevention.

Let us stop at its source all this mischief," cried he,
"Come, neighbors and friends, let us rally;
If the cliff we will fence, we might almost dispense
With the ambulance down in the valley."

The sensible few, who are practical too,
Will not bear with such nonsense much longer;
They believe that prevention is better than cure,
And their party will soon be the stronger.

Better guide well the young than reclaim them when old,
For the voice of true wisdom is calling.
"To rescue the fallen is good, but 'tis best
To prevent other people from falling."

Better close up the source of temptation and crime
Than deliver from dungeon or galley;
Better put a strong fence 'round the top of the cliff
Than an ambulance down in the valley.

-- Joseph Malins (1895)

What do you think? What are your views on courtship?

God Bless,
Jill
30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.


1 John 4:9-10

21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

In this was manifested the love of God toward us: that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
10 Herein is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.










The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The splendor falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story;
The long light shakes across the lakes,
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, 
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying. dying, dying.

O, hark, O, hear! how thin and clear,
And thinner, clearer, farther going!
O, sweet and far from cliff and scar
The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!
Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying,
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.

O love, they die in yon rich sky,
They faint on hill or field or river;
Our echoes roll from soul to soul,
And grow for ever and for ever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying.
 
I thought I would post some quotes that a liked.




“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
(Corrie Ten Boom)


“To surrender a precious dream is a fearful thing, but to pursue anything but the full measure of the glory of God’s love is a wasted life.”
(Joshua Eddy)


"You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving."
(Amy Carmichael)


"There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still"
(Corrie Ten Boom)


These videos spoke to me as well.









God Bless,
Jillian


Sarah & Rachel from Our Family View from Us Two are hosting a fun blog event
                           


What are some of your family's favorite phrases, exclamations, or sayings?
Oh, I could name hundreds.

Me: What do you mean?
Mum: Exactly that.
"You heard what I said and you know what I meant by it." (Anne of G G)
"Capitol! Capitol! " (P&P1995)
"I am grieved,shocked" (P&P1995) Mum does this REALLY well.
"Sink Me! If I knew that I'd be the toast of  London."
"Drop. Your. Sword."
"As you wish"
"Inconceivable"
"Odd's Fish M'dear "
"Keep calm and count to five and twenty "


What's the number of boys to girls in your family?
1 girl (me) 0 boys. :(

What is your favorite tradition your family has?
Making pasta with my grandmother.

What do you call the midday meal at your house?
Lunch


Is the majority of your family morning people or night owls?
Um... Well we're mostly night owls but we're trying to become morning people.


What is your favorite vacation location?
Down south, particularly Dunsborough.


Are your family's weekends usually full of activities such as sports, parties, and outings, or are they more of around the house, fix-it-uppers? 

LOTS of activities,mainly with our church.


What is the nationality/ies your family comes from? (i.e. Scotch, Russian, etc)
On my mum's side Italian & French,on my father's South African & Malaysian .

Do you go away for holidays, or celebrate at home?
Depends on which holiday. We have gone away a couple of times but mostly it's at home.


God Bless,
Jillian


he·ro 

-

a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

Anne-girl from Scribbling of my Pen is hosting a Hero Week.
As part of hero week,she says to list your top 10 literary/movie heroes.I had a bit of a hard time, but here they are:
              
WARNING:there are a few spoilers and I didn't have time to mark them all.

                                                 
                                                   1
                          Sir Percy Blakeney and Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy  
                          (Anthony Andrews as Sir Percy in The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982)

 I couldn't decide which one.I mean,Sir Percy is the BEST,and then my Austen side starts saying "What about Mr. Darcy?!"
(Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice 1995)

Sir Percy is self-sacrificing and willing to die to save other people from death,risking his own life.
 Mr Darcy risks his own reputation to save the reputation of the woman he loved.

                                                          2
                                                     Gilbert Blythe
                   (Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables 1985)

Gilbert is so generous in giving up his school for Anne.And He's no afraid of Anne's temper. (I'm sure I would be.)

                                         3
                                   Mr. Knightley
                                         (Johnnie Lee Miller as Mr. Knightley in Emma 2009)

 Mr. Knightley is a gentleman,he is kind,polite,caring and he's not one of those "I told                                                                                             you so" people.When Frank's engagement is discovered,he doesn't say to Emma "See I was right.",but he comforts her because he thinks she's got a broken heart.He is,as Miss Dashwood puts it, A Knightley in Shining Armour.

                                                4
                                       Edward Ferrars
                                         (Hugh Grant as Edward Ferrars in Sense & Sensibility 1995)

Edward is one of the most chivalrous men I've read about.He is willing to stand by a promise he made even if it costs him his happiness.

                                                  5
                                      Mr. John Thornton
                                        (Richard Armitage as Mr. Thornton in North & South 2004)

I must admit that at first I thought he was quite ugly *ducks rotten tomatoes*.But then he isn't so bad after all.I admire his firm stand against speculation,even if it means that he loses everything,because if it went wrong,the workers would suffer.And I pity him because he has to listen to his sister sing.

                                                    6
                                      Nathaniel Bowditch
                                                          
Nathaniel was so persistent and persevering even though he faced so many trials and disappointments in life.He used his mathematical gift to help other sailors better themselves.

                                          7
                                       Jem Wilson from Mary Barton
                                       (no picture)
Jem was so caring for Mary even though she had refused him,he risked being hanged for something he didn't do,to save the father of the girl he love.

                                             8
                                       Henry Tilney
                                             (J.J. Feild as Henry Tilney in Northanger Abbey 2007)

He's humorous,witty and amusing.And he likes to read,that definitely puts him on my favourite list.

                                                9
                                            Col. Pickering
                                              
                                 (Wilfrid Hyde-White as Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady 1964)


Even though Eliza is a common flower girl,He treats her as if she were a lady,that's what I admire about him.

                                                  10
                                             Sherlock Holmes
                                                             
He solves mysteries,that about sums it up.

I hope you enjoyed it and please leave a comment telling me what you think about my top ten heroes.

God Bless,
Jillian
Recently I and my mother went to Ledge Point for a Prayer and Impartation camp.
Here are some photos.
The beach on a cloudy day.
On the way home.

A Couple of things I've learned:
  • Just as people from different cultures behave differently, we, as Christians, should behave as children of The Most High.
  • We don't need to have elaborate prayers, God understands the simple prayers too.
  • Forgiveness is by faith, not by feeling.
  • Prayerlessness is a sin, it says to God 'I don't need you.'
  • Worry is a sin, it says to God 'I don't trust you.'
  • We should praise God daily.


God Bless,
Jillian


Hello and Welcome to my blog,
I'm a bit new to blogging so please be patient with as I learn.

Here's some quotes that I like:

“What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul. ” 
― Corrie ten Boom

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” 
― Corrie ten BoomClippings from My Notebook

“You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.” 
― Corrie ten Boom

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” 
― Elisabeth ElliotA Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

“God always gives his best to those who leave the choice with him” 
― Jim Elliot

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” 
― Jim Elliot

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 
― Jane AustenNorthanger Abbey



God Bless,
Jillian
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I am 15 years old and a daughter of The Most High and I want to glorify the Lord in everything I do, as a daughter to the best mother ever and as friend to the most awesome friends on the planet. A few of my many obsessions include reading extensively, anything and everything British, talking (especially with a British accent), The Scarlet Pimpernel, costume reproduction and musical theatre. I blog about my life,books and lots of other random stuff. I hope you enjoy this blog. God Bless. Jill B

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