Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Chistmas!

One of my favorite traditions of the season is to sit down and listen to "Adventures in Odyssey: Back to Bethlehem". It makes me laugh and reminds me of when I was little and listened to Focus on the Family on the radio on the way home with my parents.

I only just found out that Back to Bethlehem first aired December 8th, 1990. The same year I was born, I couldn't believe it! When I was about 9 I bought the Audio tapes and have been listening to them to this day, every Christmas, by myself or with family. I hope to carry the little tradition. Kind of like how some people read a Christmas Carol, this is my Christmas Carol. It holds a lot of memories. I remember listening to it while my mom, sisters and I baked cakes for Christmas. Talking and feeling the chill in the air. Another in the car while Christmas shopping. 

So, since I can't share with you the whole audio presentation I have another little surprise for you! Something I found that made my Christmas this year! 

I stumbled upon this and couldn't believe someone had actually taken the audio and acted and synced to the exact words! 

If you want to here the entire broadcast from Focus on the Family, you can download the MP3 (or iTunes, etc) at

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Figgy Friday Spotlight #6

The curtain is unveiling. This weeks Figgy Friday's Spotlight is

"Hard To Believe"
Kaitlyn Watson

It's hard to believe (pun intended!) just how talented this girl truly is. She has a true gift for story telling. Her mind constantly throwing readers into a whirlwind of imagination and emotion. Though this is a rough edit of her story, it still captures me. A girl who has no sense of touch finds herself fighting to get her life and love back with the help of the, slightly flighty, great granddaughter of Fairy Godmother (Cinderella's fairy godmother). It's not a kitty story by far. I don't know all of what this astounding author has in store, but I honestly look forward to this book one day being a bestseller! <3 Modern meets magic, faith, and love!

I don't usually post songs with Figgy Friday's, but I was inspired with this one ;)

See you all next year!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs

Book Description

God Reached Down from Heaven with the Best Gift of All
A sacred season is about to unfold for three women whose hearts belong to God. 
Elizabeth is barren, yet her trust in God remains fertile. Mary is betrothed in marriage, yet she is willing to bear God’s Son. Anna is a widow full of years, yet she waits patiently, prayerfully for the Messiah to appear in the temple courts.

Following in their footsteps, you too can prepare for the Savior to enter your heart, your mind, and your life in a vibrant, new way. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs explores the biblical stories of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna, unwrapping each verse with tender care and introducing you afresh to The Women of Christmas.

My Review

I was so excited to see the blogging for books program has one of Liz Curtis Higgs books available. And not just any book, but "The Women of Christmas!" I was tickled pink.

Liz Curtis Higgs unveils this inspiring book of these three women: Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna. Each one a witness of faith and devotion and showing just how much God loves and values women. She applied what they applied to her life and that we can apply it to our lives in this day and time. It’s not “well that was in biblical times.”

Elizabeth though she was barren and the women around her surely talked about how she hadn't or couldn't provide, as a wife should, she still believed God loved her and that his time was perfect. And when she became pregnant she gave him all the credit.
Mary, when the angel came to her and told her she would have a son, the Son of God, she didn't question it. She didn’t need proof that God could do such a thing. Though she was an unwed virgin, she believed God could do anything and was glad to be a servant and carry our savior.
Anna...Mrs. Higgs really shed light on this woman to me. A widow at such a young age, I could only imagine the heartache and loneliness. But instead of wallowing in sorrow and returning home to her family, she stayed. She devoted her life to God. Praising him. Praying to him. Turning that loneliness into love filled relationship with our heavenly father.

In her Study guide found inside Mrs. Higgs, through God's word, helped me realize what a godly woman can look like and how she can praise Him and show her faith in ordinary daily life. Like keeping your house in order. Cooking. Cleaning. Working. Gardening. Looking for bargains. And that God can do anything. That there is nothing he can‘t do.
How often do we say “Thank you God for making this happen? For loving me. Making me special even when the rest of the world thinks I’m just ordinary. For using me in an extraordinary way. For keeping your promises.”

"For no word from God will ever fail." Luke 1:37 (NIV)

This book is phenomenal. Really for any time of season, but especially one so special. It will get you into the spirit and remind you what it’s truly all about. Merry Christmas Everyone!

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review as part of their Blogging for Books program.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Kudo's To You?

I was reading "The Women of Christmas" by Liz Curtis Higgs (wonderful, inspiring author) today. In it she asked the reader to look up Proverbs 31:10-31 and choose verses that best describe how a godly woman (in biblical times) lived out her faith in the day-to-day, every day living. Quite a few verses made me think of women like my mom or women like my two great grandmothers that my dad is always telling me about.

"She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for servant girls." Proverbs 31: 13

I'm always listening about how my two great grandmothers were in the kitchen, cooking meals for their family, making sure no one went without food. But it was always a labor of love and one of many ways they honored their Lord and savior.

The verse that stood out to me the most though was the very last two.

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised." -- Proverbs 31:30 

I was just talking about that verse (though I couldn't remember it at the time) with my sister; talking about how charm can be deceiving. It's like putting on a cloak to either hide truths or deceive and distract others with vibrant colors. Like the good Lord says "Beauty doesn't last." So once its faded what do we want to be left standing with? I want to be left standing with the Lord our God.

I am supposed to serve and praise Him. Living my life honoring Him even in my day-to-day activities. If I go looking for people to praise my work and expect, demand, to be given a "job well done" as if it’s owed me then am I really seeking to give Him glory and honor? I don't want to be self-servant; it will never satisfy or curb the hunger deep in my soul. We all want to be told we've done a good job, kudos for our hard work.  But God says:

"Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise." Proverbs 31:31

That is what struck my heart most. "Let her deeds" -- her actions, her performances, her attitude and her works, her life and faith -- "publicly declare her praise." Not a word from her/my own lips, but by our good deeds does God say “well done.” That really speaks to me. We don’t need thanks from other people to fill our cup. We can find it by giving him the thanks we think we deserve. He’s the one who deserves it. And get this too. “He will reward us; we don't have to go searching for it.” God wants our actions to speak for us and then He will commend us "a job well done." We may not get it when we want it or think we should get it. But maybe that's the whole point: to stop expecting like we're owed something so we can appreciate the good things God gives us for doing good work in his name. Never taking the credit for it.

I want to be that kind of woman and have that kind of devotion. Cause no one else compares to Him and his approval of me.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Figgy Friday's Spotlight #5

The curtain is unveiling. This weeks Figgy Friday's Spotlight is

"To Freeze the Constellations"

A beautiful poem. I loved how she showed that no matter what, even if our world is tattered and torn God is always there. Even when we forget Him, He's there with arms wide open. Blanketing us with peace and hope. Teaching us to keep moving, dancing, singing, smiling, despite the obstacles we face. Cause no matter where you are in life He will always catch you and make you whole.
(pardon the day lateness of this post!)

Check back December 20 for the next spotlight

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Day After Thanksgiving!

It's here! The day after Thanksgiving! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Family and Friends and lets start celebrating Christmas! I'm so excited! Actually putting off even talking about and avoiding everything Christmas till now has me even more excited and in the Christmas spirit!

How did you guys handle the hustle of stores Christmas displays? Was it hard for you not to sing along to the tunes playing inside all the stores?

I know I had a couple slip ups, all because I had been in Walmart, Kroger, or Lifeway and they were all playing Christmas tunes! They sure do make it hard. But I kept to it! Thank you Brandon Heath for helping bring the spirit of Fall and Christmas back to us!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Miss Tadoodles FB Page

Well, I don't know how well this is going to go (so much to know and do!) But I've created a Facebook Page special for this blog! I'm very new to the whole "page" thing, but I'll try to keep it up to date ;)

MissTadoodlesBlog Facebook!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Love Finds You in Camelot, TN

 Janice Hanna
Book Description 

Steve Garrison is the newly elected mayor of
the tiny town of Camelot, Tennessee. When his
childhood friend Amy Hart comes up with a plan to revive the town’s economy, he jumps onboard. The
townspeople will perform the musical “Camelot”
in the city’s park, drawing in nightly crowds. While
excitement is high, talent is lacking. Amy casts several
of the parts but is stumped when it comes to the role
of King Arthur.

In desperation, she turns to Steve. Will he pull the
sword from the stone and save the day? Steve reluctantly agrees—on one condition. In exchange for his willingness to wear tights, Amy must play the role of Guinevere. And when a handsome newcomer cast as Lancelot takes an interest in Amy, the stage is set for a little tension—and perhaps love.

My Review

When I first picked up this book in Lifeway Christian store I thought “this is going to be fun!” A small town coming together to put on a live musical based on the play “Camelot” to save their fair and quaint home. Little did I know just how much fun and laughter awaited me!

Amy Hart is lively and imaginative. Sadly, most of her past ideas didn’t take flight, but this musical just might be her chance to redeem herself or further ruin her reputation. Poor Amy, I felt for her. Not wanting to fail and let her town down is a heavy burden.
"Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall." -- Pslams 55:22
Amy had to learn to trust that God knew what he was doing, trust that he had chosen her for this task and that with Him she could handle it.

I couldn’t believe all the characters that came to life, so quickly, and partook in this story. From Amy’s dad to Steve’s assistant; I love Uela May. To Woody all the way down to Fiona the Ferret! The only drawback to having so many characters thrown into the pot was it took a while to get familiar with each name aligned with their character. I could remember the main characters but ones like Gwen and Lucy I kept getting mixed up with one another. As well as Pastor Crane and Amy's dad (somehow). They could've been introduced better, maybe not quite at one time, to better remember them. However, I could never forget Uela May or Woody! I love them. I loved the scenes when all the women found each other in the ladies room and just a chatting like a bunch of hens. Ha ha!

Steve had to learn to be open with his true feelings. For the longest time he was showing in his actions that he loved Amy: connecting glances, passionate kisses, and words of encouragement, but the one thing, the important thing, he continued to put it off. Assuming his actions were enough to speak his feelings.
"Do it now. Sometimes 'Later' becomes 'Never'." --Unknown
That almost came true for Steve when Jackson entered stage left; Jackson attracted all the women in Camelot! I thought Jackson was going to try stealing Amy away from Steve but he turned out to be a true gentlemen! Sweet, charming, and encouraging. The way he loved his grandfather was admiring. If Steve didn't want to lose Amy he would have to put his faith and trust in God and take courage to tell Amy he loved her.

The way Janice Hanna turned the fairy tale of Camelot to the little town was fantastic! As well as how trusting that Orchestrates everything and in his timing. Including but especially LOVE. What I love so much about the Love Finds You series is that each one takes place in a real town, so once you've finished reading one of them all you want to do is go there and see if for yourself! That's what I want to do now. My cousin wants to move to TN, maybe I can get her to take me through there one day. ;D

Saturday, November 23, 2013


I'm so sorry for the lateness of this next post! Yesterday was Figgy's Friday Spotlight, but I had surgery Thursday and was in and out of sleep ALL day yesterday and just plum forgot till this afternoon! I hope you enjoy this weeks story, I know I did! In fact, I've been waiting two weeks to share it with y'all! Have a blessed day!

Figgy's Friday Spotlight #4

The curtains are drawing. Today's Figgy Friday Spotlight is

Thanksgiving in Utopia

Wow. I almost can't write the review for this I'm left so speechless. This is a magnificent story of Thanksgiving and finding the true peace and home. So beautifully written, it's inspiring. Keep up the wonderful work Brooke Norris!  

Check back December 6th for the next spotlight!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

All We Can Do is Thank You

Thank you everyone for viewing this blog. I know to some it may not seem like much but it truly blesses my heart. I know the Lord is leading up to something wonderful. This is a shout out to Him, for giving me this opportunity and chance to touch even one person's life with these words. All I can do is thank him! Have a blessed night everyone!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Promise of The Stars

It is a beautiful day! I hope you all are enjoying the Fall weather. :) Enjoy a quick story from me! It's not finished but I hope to post more chapters to it soon! I've been highly encouraged to write more to it from fellow readers (and friends)! Have a blessed day!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Waiting For You...

I thought it would be nice to share with you one of my stories in celebration of Autumn! I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I think today is a good day to learn a little something on being Thankful. What better way then to watch "VeggieTales: Madame Blueberry!"

Pull up a chair or a mic (sing-a-long!) and enjoy the show!

Click Here to watch from

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Autumn's In the Air

Fall is here and I couldn't he happier! Time changed last Sunday and the cool winds are coming in quick. Already it's hitting those amazing 40's and 30's. Putting on jacket's and scarfs like little Piglet!

I went to my cousin's high school last night to see her play in the band! It was my first time going to a football game! Though I'm not a real big fan of the sport (mostly cause I can't follow what's happening. LOL) but it was so much fun just being there with everyone and seeing my step grandfather get so into it had to be one of the highlights of the night for me! But I am here to tell!

When we first arrived we thought it would be nice to sit at the very top of the stadium (good view it was indeed) but none of us realized just how much it was going to take to walk all the way up there. By the time we reached the top everyone was winded and ready to take their seats, or so we thought. Till our bottoms rested on the cold steal seats and the chill reached deep into our bones then we began to wonder why we hadn't thought to bring a blanket or something to sit on! Ha ha!
Then after reaching the top everyone decided they might be thirsty before the game starts. Climbing all the way down and back up again...the thought didn't appeal to me in the least! Except that I would get some exercise in that I've been neglecting this week; that positive thought crept in the back of my mind! Ha ha! However, we moved closer to the bottom and sat with the rest of the crew. I was fine for say the first twenty-minutes, but shortly after sitting with the temperature slowly declining from 46 to 43 and then finally settling at 39 degrees. I was FREEZING. I pulled my wrap over my head, borrowed one of my aunts blankets (thank the Lord for my aunt for bringing lots of blankets!) and wrapped up like a bug in a rug! Everyone in my family knows I love the cold (summer gets way too hot) and when they looked over at me, seeing me all bundled up like some Eskimo they all about died laughing. Asking
"Are you cold over there?"
 Even I couldn't help laughing at myself. Ha ha!
It was worth it though. I had so much fun. Sitting with everyone, cheering when the team made a touch down or stopped the apposing team from advancing and then getting to see my cousin play the xylophone in the band! The whole marching band play was amazing! Even the other teams marching band was fun to watch, especially when they did Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance moves. Ha ha.
It was so cool to see so many people in the band and to do so well. Here's a picture (only capturing 1/3 of the band. Yes there was a lot of people in the band/brigade!)

God bless and I hope all of your weekends starting out as good as mine!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Figgy Friday's Spotlight #3

The curtains are rising! Today's Figgy Spotlight is...

"Lying in the Road"

This is a beautiful poem/song with a wonderful flow of emotion. Showing that love can wait, no need to rush. In God's timing and in patience it will find you. I was truly awed after reading this. What a wonderful piece of writing. I hope Kim keeps writing more like this in the future.

Check back for the next Figgy Friday Spotlight!
November 22nd

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Living Attitude of Gratitude!

I hope y'all are ready for a November! I know I am! Good food, family and friends getting ready for the holidays, crisp air and falling leaves! I'm getting excited just talking about it!
Hopefully you will enjoy this next post, maybe even get a little kick out of it. 

Friday night about two weeks ago, I walked into the bedroom getting ready to watch the new episode of Legend of Korra don't know you! But when my sister and I turned on the TV Spongebob Squarepants theme song begins to play.


Korra would have to wait 30 more minutes. Sad.

Wait, don't go anywhere yet, there's more! Thank you. Comfy? Good.

As we we're waiting Squidward appears at his window (he is a really nosey neighbor!) to find spongebob cleaning and singing! Of course, Squidward being his neighborly self asks:

"Spongebob, whhyyy are you doing such a thing?"

And Spongebob replies (I love this):

"I’m just displaying for all to see, an attitude of gratitude."

"You've been wallowing in filth all morning, what could you possibly be grateful for?"

(cue song!)
"Oh, I've got a whole new attitude, a lifetime subscription to do gratitude, friend you've got to change your platitude, living attitude of gratitude!
I’m grateful for the life I am living who knows how long I'll have it, I’m thankful for all I've been given, we make appreciation a habit
there’s no time like the present day to have a present come your way
so now I think that you will see there’s nothing more you need."

I don't think he could have sang it any better than that! I truly loved what he said about displaying for all to see. It reminded me of how we're supposed to be examples to the eyes and ears around us. Part of me wants to just shout it out. "I'm going to show an attitude of gratitude for all to see!"

Not to be boastful, but just show to that you can be happy by just being thankful.

God wants us to be joyful all the time (1 Thes 5: 16) , but how can we when our hearts are crowded with complaints. Now, I'm no saint. I have my bad days and then I get easily annoyed by even the smallest of things. Left feeling discontent, I complain. It happens to us all, right? Bad day at work, a dispute with a friend or family, or just woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
God's been changing my heart though. Recently, I've discovered complaining makes me sick now! No, literally, it twists my insides in all kinds of knots. Even listening to people around me complaining I start thinking to myself "Can't you do anything else?" Oops, that was a complaint too, huh? That wasn't even a verbal complaint so who cares... right?
Actually, God heard it as did my heart, which is for Him.
Each time I complain I'm not being thankful for all that He has done for me. Who would've thought.

I used to think--sometimes I still fight with this thought, especially when I'm in a mood--
"Why do I have to be thankful for everything when I'm having this problem right now?"
"I am thankful, why do I have to keep saying it?"

But that's not right. As Christians, we're called to live in peace  and ALWAYS be thankful. (Col 3:15-18) Even when we're praising and worshiping Him, we're to sing with thankful hearts.
Like Spongebob said there's no day like today to have the gift of peace come your way by having the attitude of gratitude and letting that light shine on the rest of the world! Cause there is nothing better than the peace of the Almighty in our hearts and sharing that with the people around you.

Friday, November 1, 2013

One Month!

I can't believe it's been an entire month since I started this blog. I'm so excited and happy about it. I hope you all have been doing well and are having a good time. 
In the future I hope to post more encouraging pieces, but I want to let you know the posts I share with you are mostly me just sharing what's in my head or what God has put on my heart and hopefully reflect in my actions. Alas, I am not perfect and I don't want to try coming off as though I am either. If you ever you find yourself questioning, talk to the Lord! I have friends who have slightly different ways of believing, some very different, but the best way to know the right way is to turn to him and ask for direction. That's all my posts will be about, encouraging each other in our walk with the Almighty. 

Let's start the day off with three awesome new songs from Icon For Hire's new album!

Forever Friday by Timothy Lewis

There’s so much I could say about “Forever Friday”, I’d almost tell you the entire story but then what’s the fun if you can’t read and enjoy it for yourself, right? Right! 
If you’d like you can view the Book Trailer and then read my review. Though I tend to enjoy the trailer myself after I’ve read a review. I get more hyped up about it. But that’s one persons glass of lemonade! Shall we begin?

This book begins with Adam Colby. As he’s cleaning out a house for an estate sale he discovers an album filled with postcards signed by a Gabe Alexanders. Each with a love poem and stamp posted every Friday for sixty years. As he reads, he becomes more and more intrigued by the story between each postcard and poem with its gleaming passion and devotion. 

“Two tiny  seashells, together side by side
Wandering to and fro about the morning tide. 
Two tiny seashells, now picked up by man
Who sets them out ot dry upon the glistning sand.
Two tiny shells, how delicate, how proud
To be created by the One whose throne’s above the clouds.
And these two tiny shells are sent to you by me
Because I know you understand God’s wonders by the sea
Forever, Gabe”

Who was this Gabe Alexander? What did he know about love that Adam seemed to lack in his own lost marriage? Stung by the divorce from his wife of twelve years, Adam has been discouraged and is ready to give up on the hope of ever finding love again. Mystified by the Alexanders he begins his journey in trying to find the key to that “Forever.” 
The beginning poem captivated me immediately, it was so lovely and touching. I couldn’t wait to read more of them. In the first few or so chapters when the time periods jump and point of views change, first to Mrs. Alexander in a nursing home then to a Yevette and then quickly back to where it all started. It took a couple jumps for me to get the swing of the in between time jumps and point of views but once you get a it, it actually enriches the overall story. 

March 1926, that’s where the real story begins. Huck Huckabee has her first encounter with Gabe Alexander. From the moment she walks into the shop he knows there is something truly beautiful inside, like a pearl in an oyster shell. Now he can’t get her off his mind; Huck leaves and a month later his sea sky eyes still follow in her thoughts. I have to say, Gabe and Huck’s first chapter together over oysters was one of the most heart fluttering, charming, favorite moments for me. Instantly the characters came to life. Usually it takes a while to get used to characters but Huck and Gabe, it was like you’d known them your whole life! Yet there so much you still wanted to learn about them. I loved that about this book. 
In a fleeting moment, Huck falls in love with Gabe as he does with her. Touching each others heart and soul. Upon their marriage Gabe begins with a promise to write and send Huck a postcard which she receives in the mail every Friday. Even though they live together and never spend more a working day apart, Huck waits excitedly for each one. What devotion. As the years continue there’s trying times, near death experiences, but the highlight of this story and what continued to bring tears to my eyes till the very end: Hope. 
When Huck was ten years old she encountered stranger, possibly even a convict. But Huck believed him to be her guardian angel (as do I). And with each occurrence and unexplainable event just proved him to be real. 

“Grab hope and never let it go.” 

Through that hope, two people found each other; through hope their love not only last for six decades but grew and blossomed, maturing from that foundation and joining together as one. And though parted by death, their love still remained in each others hearts.

Sweet mystery we explore. ...
A timeless understanding. 
Of how The Love Division’s foiled by more
Than tender touch along love’s way, 
But two hearts commanding 
Devotion. ...
On our first
Forever Friday”

Addicting as any Nicholas Sparks book; I personally believe this one succeeded NS’s! It’s now going into my timeless collection. I strongly recommend this book, even if your not a reader and say you have a friend or relative who is, I’d get it for them. It’s a phenomenal book. I hope Timothy Lewis writes more in the future. I’m definitely following this rising author. 

WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group provided this book to me for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review as part of their Blogging for Books program.

Please rate my review! And feel free to leave a comment!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas Way Too Early!

I was talking with my dad and little sister the other week and we couldn't believe how early Christmas decorations were being displayed in the store and the tv stations promoting christmas already. I like to enjoy  Fall and celebrate Thanksgiving! Nowadays, Christmas is put out months in advance and crowding out the other holidays and seasons. My dad retelling his childhood of putting up the decorations the day after Thanksgiving and the Christmas Tree in the beginning of December. I remember how excited I used to be after Thanksgiving cause my sisters and I would begin talking of the holidays and counting down the weeks till Christmas was only a few days away. My sisters and I would get so giddy, we'd thought Christmas day would never come!

That was our conversation a couple weeks ago, right? So this week I was on YouTube and you would not believe what I found!

Go on, click the little red play button! Ha ha!

I couldn't believe it! Brandon Heath starting a petition for waiting to start Christmas celebrating after Thanksgiving, the way it should be! If you believe the same way I do--and Brandon--help by signing the petition and spreading the word!
We love Christmas, let's enjoy it and do it right!

To celebrate, the day after Thanksgiving we'll start off from Brandon Heath's new Christmas album
"The Day After Thanksgiving"

I have not heard it, not even a whistle or tune. And it's going to stay that way till the day after Thanksgiving!

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." -- Romans 12:12 (ESV)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Boo Bop Bopbop Bop!

I was listening to Spotify and saw the banner for Disney's 90th Anniversary. Scrolling through the playlist I came across an old song I hadn't heard in a while from one of my favorite movies growing up (I watched it with my sister all the time). Listening to this song not only brought back a lot of good and happy memories and soothed my longing soul but now I see it in a different light as well. 

Instead of just a kid and his dragon, I now see it as an uplifting song of our friendship with God!
See, take a look at some of the lyrics!

"We're walking down a road of our own 
The rain can never fall 
I'm glad I don't have to be alone"

"You know what to say when I want direction 
You don't turn away when I need protection 
Your voice is the sound of an angel singing 
Music I wait to hear 
Say it again 
And again 
Everything seems so new 
(Boo Bop Bopbop Bop)
I love you too"

I really love it even more now!
So next time you need a little pep in your step or just sweet reminder your not alone, go ahead and listen to this song and remember that God is always with you!
Maybe you'll even sing along as I do! Ha ha!

"God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear, even if earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!" -- Psalms 46:1-3

Friday, October 25, 2013

Figgy Friday's Spotlight! #2

Draw the curtains. Today's Figgy Friday Spotlight is

"The Girl with the Blue Mask"

When I first read the description of this story, I was intrigued to say the least. When it comes to Halloween most people turn to the ghouls and goblins, witches and wizards rather than God. 
So to read a story about a girls journey to finding God through her ancestors own story, well who wouldn't want to read that? 
The characters are well played out. Isabelle especially. I'm a little fond of Matt myself (shhh, don't tell!) I like how Brandi writes her great-great-great-great-great-great grandmothers journal, introducing more the friends and family that surrounded her during that time and how they came to be without putting too much to bore you but enough to keep your interest peeked. Chapter 8 is by far my favorite journal entry.  
I'm excited to say I really am looking forward to reading more of this in the months to come.
Keep up the work Brandi!

To read more of Brandi Edwards works you can click her name above which will bring you to her profile where you can find more of her stories and other writings. 

"Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends." -- Revelations 3:20

Check back November 8th for the next Figgy Friday Spotlight!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Panda, Go Panda!

I was browsing through and I couldn't believe they had this on there (and in English)! I watched this movie--actually it used to be separated into three episodes-- a few years ago and fell in love with it! 
It's cute, sweet, and hilarious! A must see for anyone who still bares the little kid in them. <3 
You'll love it. 

"Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." Mark 10:14

Friday, October 11, 2013

Figgy Friday's Spotlight!

Welcome fellow Figgy's and Newcomers to Figgy Friday's Spotlight!

Every other Friday I'll be pointing the spotlight on a 
special story or poem I found by a fellow Figment member!

I'm proud to introduce our very first 
Figgy Fiday's Spotlight 

The very first time I read this, it brought tears to my eyes. It was beautiful and straight from the heart. It touched my heart so deeply. After reading it, it really made me hope and pray that the husband God has in store for me is like that and our relationship so made and given of Love. 
I just have to say, this kid's future wife will be one blessed woman!

Check out more of William Carter's writing by clicking his name linked to his Figment Profile!
This is one incredibly, God given, talented, gifted kid!

"Many waters cannot quench love; neither can rivers drown it. If man tried to buy love with everything he owned, his offer would be utterly despised." Song of Solomn 8:7 (NLT)

Check back October 25 for the next
Figgy Spotlight!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Figgy Welcome!

Welcome Figgy's and Newcomers!

Starting tomorrow and every other Friday (I'm going to build up to every Friday!) I'll be posting
"Figgy Friday's Spotlight!"
I'll post a story or poem I read on that I felt should be shared with 
all of you wonderful Figs in the world!

I've been a Figgy for almost two and half years! It's been an exciting ride 
and adventure. I've brought along old friends and made 
some new ones along the way as well. 

This here is my very first publishing on Figment and in the digital world ever!

(Caution: Figment's mobile site is having trouble scrolling to read--it wont scroll-- so check them out on your computer to get the full story!)

For those of you who don't know (if you haven't guessed by now)
 Figment is a place for readers and especially writers!
It's free, so sign up!

"Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desires." -- Pslams 37:4

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Rain Came Down

Ah Monday's, a peculiar little day of the week, is it not? Some dread it while others it doesn't make the slightest difference to them. Me? It's been peaceful day! The rain was pouring, it was cool, and I got my book in from the Blogging for Books! Oh, did I not mention that before? Hehe!

Starting this week I'm in the the Blogging for Books Program! by Waterbrook Multnomah.

I'll be creating a page specifically for my Blogging For Books where you can read my reviews! And some updates on my progress in the program and more.

The rain man came last night and brought more than just a little drizzle. I thought it was the big bad wolf trying to blow down the house when I first heard it. It sounded like you were outside in the green house, the sounds of rain surrounding you, immersing you in serenity. Sigh. I loved it! (but don't let my grandmother know I said that! ha ha) It got me to thinking though, about all the rain we've had this summer. Practically none stop for at least a month (it seemed). Constant flash floods, one second shiney the next dark and stormy, flooding for weeks. Especially our driveway. I couldn't help but think of the song "Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down!" from Winnie the Pooh that day (and throughout the entire season).
"And the rain rain rain came down down down in rushing, rising riv'lets."
Ha ha, oh what a summer we had this year. I'm so glad for Fall though. It won't be  much longer before Jack Frost comes nipping at our noses! But let's enjoy that another day! It's time I finished this day with a relaxing song while getting comfy cozy with a good book!

And, in case you were wondering what "Snippet's, Whosies, and Whatnots" is, it's where I'll be posting little quotes or sayings or maybe even a piece of a song when I publish a new post the Snippet's will change as well! So be sure to checkout what it will say today. (Currently the Text Widget is having difficulties! I'll get it back up as soon as it will let me save it again)

God bless!
"Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on rock." Matthew 7:25 (NLT)
We are strong in Christ, our foundation is set on him. Keep listening to Him and keep building on that unbreakable rock. Even when it feels like the waves are crashing in around you, about to swallow you whole, just remember He's always there. You'll never have to worry that your house might crash under like a wave on the sand. Because he has you in his strong hold and unfailing arms.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Come and have a seat with me!

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes– and ships– and sealing-wax– Of cabbages– and kings." ~ Lewis Carroll 

Hello Oysters! Just kidding. Welcome Friends and Friends To Be! I have to take a deep breath for a moment here...

Whew, I'm better now. This is my first time blogging anything so I'm a little bit nervous but I think these jitters are really coming from the excitement I'm feeling! I don't wan to tell you what to expecting from this blog, it kind of ruins the fun and surprise, does it not? It doesn't? Are you sure? Okay, maybe I should give a little insight on what you can look forward to. Oh oh oh! Before that, let me introduce myself! 

I'm Victoria. Aka: Miss Tadoodles. I was trying to come up with a name for my blog when I remembered the username my dad came up with for my very first email address ten years ago (I can't believe it's been that long!) and I just knew it was the name to use for my blog. So thank you dad! 
I'm a Jesus loving freak! But I'm still making my journey. By myself I am not perfect, but in Christ I am made whole. I'm a writer, a book lover, a music-a-holic and tv/movie watcher! You might think I'm a bit crazy but my friends know I'm insane!

My hope for this blog is that it will encourage, uplift, and inspire! That it will bring a smile to your face or a laugh into your day. To share things that will reach up and touch your heart! 

So welcome to Miss Tadoodles Corner! It's just the beginning!