Calling All The World Changers!

Hey guys! I know I haven’t posted in forever, but if you could please do me a HUGE favor and read the below post written by Eleanor, I would greatly appreciate it! And after reading it, if you feel as motivated as I did after reading it, check out the AMAZING NEW blog: https://letterswithapurpose.wordpress.com to figure out how you can help change lives! Enjoy the post below guys!

Young Ladies for Christ

calling-all-the-world-changersI live in a world where every 40 seconds, somebody takes their own life.

I live in a world where there have been 154 mass shootings this year, so far.

I live in a world where every hour, at least two people hear the words “you have cancer”.

I live in a world where 50 unborn children die every hour from abortion.

I live in a world where 160,000 teens skip school every day due to bullying.

I live in a world where there are nearly 210 million orphans waiting for a home.

I live in a world where 350 million people are fighting depression.

I live in a world where it’s normal to see another murder on the news.

I live in a world where 1.6 million people go into hospice in America every year.

I live in a world where $276 billion dollars is spent on drugs and…

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He is Enough

Hey Guys, I’m reblogging this post from Eleanor’s blog Pointe To Christ. This is such a good post that I think we all need to see, so please read it and feel free to share it as well! I know I definitely needed this! Here’s the link to the post on her blog as well: https://pointetochristblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/09/he-is-enough/ Thanks! Now you may read her amazing writings…

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He.png“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Do you ever feel like you’re not enough? Do you feel inferior, insecure and inadequate compared to others? Any of these lies come from a simple phrase that we put on repeat in our minds “I’m not                      enough”.

I’m not pretty enough

I’m not smart enough

I’m not talented enough

I’m not happy enough 

Fill in that blank with any quality, and you see what is feeding this concealed sense of worthlessness. You can also see how often we think of ourselves as incomplete.

Moses was also someone who felt He wasn’t good enough. While He was leading God’s…

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The Finale of SUMMER BORED GAMES!

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Hey guys!!! Are you ready to see who won? I SURE HOPE SO!!!!! I have to admit, it’s sad it ended…but I am some what relieved! How many of you guys think that us as the hosts should have a competition between the four of us to see who can do the most of these in a week? I think it would be fun… but honestly I’m sooo busy that would be really hard!

Anyways, I hope you guys had the best month ever and enjoyed it a lot! Maybe you even met some new blog friends out of this! Remember, just because the challenge is over doesn’t mean you have to stop being crazy and stop doing crazy challenges! You can always find an opportunity to show kindness or do something insane!

Before we get to the prize winners, let’s check out the REAL winners – the people who put the most effort into SBG and completed the most challenges! (NOTE: Remember, we choose the prize winners randomly, out of three different point ranges. These badges are for the top competitors by points earned, and the aforementioned didn’t necessarily win a prize as well.) Top 10s, feel free to put these badges on your blogs if you have one!

Top 10 Contestants

#10: Anna P., with a total of 253 points!

#9: Averey, with a total of 266 points!

#8:  Sophie, with a total of 287 points!

#7: Julia Rose, with a total of 300 points!

#6: Mandalynn, with a total of 303 points!

#5: Chloë, with a total of 345 points!

#4: Christina, with a total of 357 points!

#3: Jo, with a total of 392 points!

#2: Ava, with a total of 394 points!

#1:  Laura, with a total of 498 points!

 

Wow, congratulations, girls! You guys all did SUPER GOOD! Give yourselves and each other a round of applause!!!! *applause* *applause* You did GREAT!!! And Laura, Ava and Jo you three did especially amazing!! *applause for them* *confetti* *cake* Congratulations! NOW for the PRIZE WINNERS!!!!! *drumroll please*

Prize Winners

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Enni!

CONGRATULATIONS, ENNI!!! We’ll email you the code for your $5 Amazon gift card here shortly. Enjoy! 🙂

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CONGRATULATIONS, JO!!! We’ll email you the code for your $10 Amazon gift card here shortly. Enjoy! 🙂

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LAURAAAA!

CONGRATS, LAURA!!!! We’ll email you the code for your $15 Amazon gift card here shortly. Enjoy!

Pictures from Participants

And now, the pictures! Thank you all SO much for sending in these photos – we absolutely loved seeing them, and we hope you enjoy them too. 🙂

Liz sent us this photo for the challenge “Give someone a Christmas card.” Liz, I love this! Not only am I glad you did this, but this is a great card and I love your fonts!

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Fun fact: Liz said that she gave this to her brother, and he gave her a valentines card after! XD

Rosy Marr sent us this photo for the challenge “Put at least seven socks on one foot.” She fit 11! Good job, Rosy!! I love how you put the tops down as you went so we can see how many socks there are! Hopefully it didn’t cut off the circulation to your leg!P1350219.JPG

Jo sent us this picture for the challenge, “Put googly eyes (or draw eyes) on a piece of fruit and set it on the counter.” I love this one! This is something my sister does all the time with oranges and bananas! I love your little Orange man! Did he have a name? The little masked man is so cute!!!

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Aria sent us this picture for the challenge “Wear the most mismatching clothes you have, in public.” I have to admit, this is not only one of my favorite challenges but also my favorite pictures!! Aria, I have to admit, those clothes do clash, but you can still make them look super cute! And I also love your braids!

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Laura sent us this picture for the challenge “Make a flower crown.” This is such a cute crown, Laura! Good job! Those a pretty flowers too!!

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So there you have it! Since we split up our favorite pictures, be sure to check out Clara’s post, Megan’s post, and Allison’s post for more fun SBG photos. Also, thank you guys so much for taking the SBG Survey (feel free to still take it if you haven’t yet even though SBG is over!)! Your feedback was super helpful, and we hope to use your suggestions and challenge suggestions to make next time even better. 😀

Thank you guys so much for competing, we loved having you! Don’t forget to give your friends a virtual high five in the comments below and tell them how awesome they did! And also please post more pics on your blogs if you have them! Spread SBG’s news around so we can get more people next time! Thanks guys and see you later!!!

Also, Please leave your stories about the challenges in the comments, we’d love to hear them!!!!

~K.A

Summer Bored Games: WEEK 4

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Hey guys! I hope you’ve had a great time so far with all of your challenges! Hopefully you’ve not only learned some fun boredom busters but have also enjoyed the opportunities you’ve found to reach out to the people around you with God’s love!

I know you don’t want to listen to me blabber all day, so let’s get right on to what the post is really about…

First we’ll run through some guidelines so you are all caught up on what to do:

If you’d like to review the rules, the introductory post is right here.

WHAT TO DO:

You have until the end of this week to complete however many of the 35 challenges below you wish to do. This is the only week that you’ll be able to complete these challenges.

When you’ve completed all the challenges you’d like to for the week, submit your points using the survey included in this post (see it below). Please try to submit your results just once per week. I suggest waiting until the end of the week to submit the survey.

Okay! Now for the 35 challenges of this week!  The numbers in bold are how many points you’ll get for the challenges.

READY!

SET!

READ!!!!

WEEK FOUR:

  1. Eat your cereal with fruit juice of some sort instead of milk. 3
  2. Dress up in winter clothes and go in public (coat, hat, maybe coveralls). 4
  3. Send us your feedback about SBG with this survey! 3
  4. Have a staring contest with a sibling or a pet.(Hint: if you do it with a fish, you won’t win. Believe me, I’ve tried! XD) 1
  5. Make homemade lemonade and give some to your family. 3
  6. Find a beetle. 2
  7. Sharpen a pencil (no electrical sharpener) as much as you can until you hit the eraser part. 3
  8. Take a picture from the same window every day for a week. (The time doesn’t matter.) 4
  9. Buy lunch or make food for a homeless person. 10 (megapoints)
  10. Next time you eat fast food somewhere, pay for the meal of the person behind you. 10 (megapoints)
  11. Learn how to say “hello” in 10 languages. 1
  12. Find three ugly things and try to take beautiful pictures of them. 2
  13. Go into a pet store and ask if you can hold or pet one of their animals. (Proof: Tell us what kind of animal you got to hold or pet) 4
  14. Paint a bible verse/quote on a rock and put it in some public place. 3
  15. Pray for at least 10 minutes straight for different family members/ friends/ bloggers/ strangers. 3
  16. Fill a small gift bag/box with things like candy, bible verses, money, stickers, small toys, etc. Make a tag that says, “If you find this, it’s for you!” Then attach the tag to the box/bag and leave it sitting in a busy public place. 10 (megapoints)
  17. Take a typing test. (Just search “typing test” on bing.com.) 2
  18. Buy or pick your mom flowers and tie a bow around them 4
  19. Try to replicate exactly the picture on the front of a bag or box of food. * (Like the front of a cracker box.) 3
  20. Draw a small picture on the toilet paper in a public restroom. 2
  21. 2 points for each gross combination you eat: vinegar, sprinkles, coffee grounds, and cinnamon; chocolate syrup + cheese; soy sauce + maraschino cherries; cooked lettuce + marshmallow; black pepper, vanilla, cornmeal, and cream cheese.
  22. Spend at least five minutes trimming your yard with scissors. 3
  23. Go to a neighbor’s house, knock on the door, yell “Trick or Treat!” and hand them a candy bar. 4
  24. Cover something at least as big as your hand with washi tape. 3
  25. Make some leaf rubbings with a fresh leaf and some crayons. (How to do this)
  26. Write a very detailed step-by-step of one of the following: How to Eat, How to Draw a Stick Person, How to Peel a Banana, How to Squash a Bug. 4
  27. Paint some nature something (pinecone, walnut, twig, etc.) and name it after a book character. 2
  28. Mail an anonymous letter to someone (not a pen pal). 3
  29. Donate 10 of your belongings to a local thrift store or charity. 4
  30. Do a photoshoot of a sibling or friend. 4
  31. Build a blanket fort. 3
  32. Challenge someone to see who can draw the most smileys (each have to have a different expression) in one minute. 2
  33. Draw a picture with your mouth and a writing utensil (pen, pencil, etc.). 2
  34. Interview a family member. 4
  35. Stand next to a public water fountain and sing “How far I’ll go” from Moana. [LINK TO VIDEO] 10 (megapoints)

 

Wow! Those are fun! I have actually done that last one for a challenge….don’t worry, it’s quite fun! Feel free to comment down below and say which sounds like the most fun to you! I can’t wait to see how you guys do on these! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us at summerboredgames@gmail.com!

If you’d like to print off a checklist for this week, CLICK HERE. This is most helpful for checking off challenges, plus you can easily take it with you for a quick reference. 🙂

If you take any photos of your completed challenges (or your funniest challenge fails!), we would LOVE to see them! Send your pictures to us at summerboredgames(at)gmail(dot)com, and we’ll pick our favorites to include in the final post! (If you’re just completing the challenges just for fun and haven’t signed up, we’d still love to see your photos! I LOVE seeing photos!)

 

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Just remember to be honest about how many you really did! It makes it more fun for all of us! Thank you guys!

Now it’s time for…

10: Averey: 179

9: Anna P: 194

8: Christina: 203

7: Julia Rose: 207

6: Mandalynn: 244

5: Sophie: 251

4: Ava: 272

3: Chloe: 299

2: Jo: 303

1: Laura: 392

Whooooo! Go LAURA!! And Jo and Chloe and Ava and Sophie and Mandalynn (btw, is that your real name? it is AWESOME! I love my Mandolin!) and Julia Rose and Christina and Anna and Averey! Congrats guys!

You guys all did fantastic! Good job!

Well, you’ve reached the end of the post! It’s time to hustle about and have fun! You have until 11:59 PM EST on July 28th to complete as many challenges as you can and submit your points. God bless you guys and have a great and enjoyable week!!

 

And don’t forget to check back on the 30th to see the final results of the challenge! They will be posted on all four blogs!

Have fun!!!

~K.A

Introducing The Summer Bored Games

Hey guys! Yesterday in my post (Introducing…Meow (+photo shoot)) I mentioned there was a really exciting post coming today that you wouldn’t want to miss. Well, now it’s here! Guys, if you are scrolling past this on Reader wondering if it’s worth your time, I’m telling you that it DEFINITELY is! You WANT to see this!

So now, I am introducing…..

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The Summer Bored Games

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Ever had one of those days… or weeks.. maybe even entire SUMMERS, where you just felt like you wasted eternities of time sitting around because you had NOTHING to do? Well, no more! We have the Summer Bored Games now! A fun and creative way to not only bust your own boredom, but to make others around you smile as well! Full of thoughtful challenges and crazy activities, the Summer Bored Games will give you a summer full of memories, fun, and so much more! The more challenges you complete, the more points you get. And on top of shooing boredom out the door, having fun, and making others’ days, you can even win an amazing prize by earning enough points!

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CHALLENGE HOSTS:

Megan // A Barefoot Gal

Clara // Clara & Co.

K.A. // Cuddly Critters Blog

Allison // A Farm Girl’s Life

CHALLENGE RULES:

We four hosts (Megan, K.A., Allison, and I) will take turns posting a challenge post, one a week, for the month of July.

Each post will have 35 challenges, ranging from 1-4 points each – the harder the challenge, the more points you earn! Super hard or courageous challenges earn you Mega Points, which means 10 points instead of 1-4.

Participants collect points by successfully completing challenges. You don’t have to do the challenges in the order we list them, and you obviously don’t have to do them all (but then you won’t get as many points). However, you must complete any weekly challenges within the week that they are posted for those points to count. If you miss a week, feel free to do the challenges just for fun, but they won’t earn you any points toward the giveaway.
Also, please understand that honesty is always the best choice. Do not say you did a challenge when you really did not. No one wants that. I trust every one of you to follow the rules and not do that. Please don’t make me lose that trust.

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HOW TO REDEEM POINTS:

In each of the challenge posts, a survey will be provided that participants can use to send their points from the completed challenges to a (only one) host blogger for a chance to win a prize (host bloggers are not eligible for the prize). However, if a participant would rather conquer the challenges just for fun and not win a prize, then they can simply complete the challenges however they wish and not worry about keeping track of points.

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PRIZES:

Prizes come in a three-tier winner system. Participants are entered for a chance to win the prize corresponding to their point range.

If, at the end of the challenge, you have 0-50 points, you are not eligible to win a prize. If you are in the lowest prize tier, which is for participants with 51-250 points, you have a chance of winning a $5 Amazon gift card. If you are in the middle prize tier, which is for participants with 251-400 points, you have a chance of winning a $10 Amazon gift card. If you are in the top prize tier, which is for participants with 401+ points, you have a chance of winning a $15 Amazon gift card.

At the end of the challenge, we’ll tally up each participant’s total points, fit them into the proper point tier, and random-generate the winners. If you work hard, you can earn yourself more of a chance for more of a prize!

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DATES:

Challenge Post #1: Clara & Co. on July 2nd

Challenge Post #2: A Barefoot Gal on July 9th

Challenge Post #3: A Farm Girl’s Life on July 16th

Challenge Post #4: Cuddly Critters Blog on July 23rd

Challenge Winners: Clara & Co., A Barefoot Gal, A Farm Girl’s Life, and Cuddly Critters Blog on July 30th

IN CONCLUSION:

To sum up the above info, you can look at this helpful graphic made by some of your amazing hosts!

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HOW TO SIGN UP:

  • The challenge is open to participants worldwide, and to ages 10-18.
  • Please get a parent’s permission before signing up.
  • Please sign up just once, on any one (but not more than one) of the hosts’ blogs.
  • Sign up to participate in the Summer Bored Games 2018 with the contact form below! (If you’re on WordPress Reader, the contact form probably won’t show up until you visit my actual blog.)

 

I hope you’re as excited for The Summer Bored Games as I am! If you want to help spread the word, we would LOVE that! If you could share this post to Pinterest, Facebook, or other social media, repost it on your blog, and tell your family and friends, it would mean so much! Even if you don’t win a prize, you can still have fun competing with your siblings or friends to see who can get the most points. 🙂 Just don’t forget to have fun if you do this! It’s not just about the points! It’s about making your summer- more specifically your July- more exciting and productive!

Thanks so much for reading, and don’t hesitate to post questions in the comments below if you have any! Thanks so much again, and I can’t WAIT to get your sign-up emails!

Introducing…Meow!(+photo shoot)

Hey guys! I know it’s been FOREVER since I last did a post on this blog that I actually wrote! Crazy, right? I used to do one almost every day! 😉 Or sometimes twice a day! Anyways, here I am!

So, as the title simply states, I am here to introduce to you a very very special member of the blog! MEOW!!!! Now, if you can’t tell, Meow is a cat. He is actually not very little, I just haven’t really made time to tell all of you about him! He is SO sweet and cute! I will do a quick little “Profile” about him, and then I will move onto the fantastic photo shoot of him! Which I think you guys will really love, as he is the most photogenic animal I have ever come in contact with! 🙂 So first:

Meow

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Meow is a sweet, gentle cat. His hobbies include being a good barn cat, taking naps, and watching mice. (as to how many he actually catches… I’m not sure. ;)) He also loves drinking bits of cow milk that are given to him. But his favorite thing to do is to play with his owner (aka the one in the family that loves him the most, me) and snuggle into her arms.

Gender: Boy
Breed: Uh..barn cat
Color: Tabby
Nicknames: Mow (pronounced ow (pain) with m), Mew… etc
Owner: Meeeee
Companions:… me? and he likes the chickens..and sometimes the milk cows

Okay, now that you know a bit about this handsome little fuzzball (who, did I mention is extremely lazy), I will move on to the adorable pictures of him! Hold on tight, because some of these are TOO cute for bearings!

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Isn’t it neat how the light through the trees almost looks like a spotlight?

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ONWARDS!

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HOW IS THIS CAT SO PHOTOGENIC?????? None of my other animals hold still enough for me to use the close-up setting!!! I LOVE YOU MEOW!

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Is this not just super cute? He looks shocked. XD

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This is one of my favorites! Just because of the lighting, clarity, and how the picture is centered!

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This one is for sure my favorite. Look at those amazing eyes. I love this guy so much!

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Anyways, there is the end of the photo shoot and introduction of MEOW!!!

Goodbye, and have a fantastic day! Also, please drop me a comment on which was your favorite pic, and how you’ve been lately! Miss you guys, and stay tuned, for an EXCITING post tomorrow that you will NOT want to miss!!!!

Sincerely,

Your blogging buddy,

K.A!

Guest Post- By Ally

Hello, my dear fellow blogging friends! How are you guys?

I have really missed talking to all of you! It has been quite a year so far, 2018! Wow… can you believe it’s already April? I’m sorry I have abandoned this blog for so long, everyone.

But I have been planning some posts coming up! There has been SO much going on lately! This post is about Ally, so please concentrate on that! I will have a catch up post soon, hopefully, but for now, I will just let you know that I am alive, and I want to talk to you in the comments a lot! NOW…  introducing Ally and her blog!

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By Ally

Here is her guest post/interview! Questions are in bold, her answers are normal, my replies are italics! 🙂

What’s your name, do you have any pets, and what are their names? (If you do have pets)
Ally, I have no pets
Ally is a pretty name! Aww, that’s too bad, but maybe you can get one sometime!
What is your favorite color?
Red, def!!
Cool! I like red too, although coral and teal are my favorite colors…
How many animals do you have?
0 (dreaming of a kitten :D)
Oh yes, Kittens are so precious! If only they stayed kittens forever… but I still love “my” cat.
When did you get your blog?
MARCH
Wow, that’s pretty new then! Congrats, and welcome to the blogosphere- as we bloggers call it! May I just give you a round of applause. *starts clapping* *motions for everyone else to clap too*
Do you like Blogging?
More than anything! (except maybe waffles)
Awesome! Haha, yeah… waffles are pretty good!
What is your favorite food? What is your favorite desert?!
Mac and Cheese!! S’mores
WHAT? Wow, we are TWINSSS!!!! *high fives you* I LOVE mac and cheese! S’mores are pretty great too!
Do you like making crafts? If so, what are a few you’ve made?
Nope…I’m hopeless at it 😦
Ehh, that’s alright! It’s definitely not for everyone!
What’s your favorite season?
SUMMER!!
ME TOO!!! Well.. kind of… out of Summer or Winter, definitely summer. But I really like Spring too…..
What is your favorite book series or just one book?
THE land of stories (Chris Colfer)
Hmm…. I don’t think I’ve heard of it! I should look into it!
What is your favorite type of animal?
Kitten
Yep, they’re great
If you could have ANY one animal in the world (that isn’t extinct) which would it be?
Kitten (you probably got that I love cats)
Haha, yep!
Do you have siblings?
yass
Fun… that’s always fun, right?
Are you the youngest kid in your family?
Nope
Haha, that’s alright. Older siblings are awesome in my opinion. At least mine are.. 🙂
Do you post: 1 time a week, 2 times a week, every day, every other day, or about once a month or other?
Once a week
That’s good… better than me… Heh heh. *guilty smile*
Do you play with your animals? If so, what do you do with them?
no animals *imma cry now*
*pats your back* It’s okay.. just have a good cry.. Someday… Someday….

Anyways, thanks so much for the interview, Ally! That was awesome! I hope you’ll get your kitten someday, and enjoy your Mac and Cheese and S’mores! Thanks so much for being with us today!

And to all my other readers, please welcome Ally if you haven’t met her already, and check out her blog- Red Ain’t Blushin’

Thanks for joining me today! Have an awesome day, guys, and thanks for reading!

I MISS YOU ALL! PLEASE LEAVE ME SOME COMMENTS SO WE CAN CHAT!

Sincerely,

Your girl, K.A!