One of My Favourite World War II true stories...

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

One of My Favourite World War II true stories...





The dramatic story of a Jewish childhood ravaged by the Nazis. A young girl is the shocked witness to the destruction of her family and makes a thrilling and miraculous escape from the same fate. By the time she was barely a teenager, Johanna-Ruth Dobschiner was already an adept fugitive, one step ahead of her Nazi pursuers as she went underground, moving from one sympathetic Dutch family to another until the end of the war. On her travels she encounters a Christian community, and through them she discovers Jesus and realises that she has been selected to live in more ways than one...

Our Japanese Clay Artwork...

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Over the last few months Sarah, Gracie and I have experimented with Japanese clay for Gracie's Playmobil toy collection, and Mama, Papa and Mary have been the admires of our somewhat clumsy efforts. Practice makes perfect that's for sure. Anyhow, I thought to put some photos of our craft! :)
P.S. some of the items are set in Playmobil items (e.g. pots, pans and large plastic plates) which we haven't done, but all the food and cutlery and stuff are Japanese Clay! Below also are some photos of Gracie's Playmobil dollhouse.
Enjoy!

Here is the newest edition to our clay items!



This is our master-piece.... Sarah's apple pie!
Sarah did the sandwiches, the fish and the biscuits...
That funny little round bowl is a lentil soup by Joy
The cream muffins are also by Joy.



Close view of the pie



Another point of view



Yummy... Apple pie!!!!!!




Sarah's Biscuits




Sarah's Sandwiches



The Fish!!!



The Robinson's family has grown!!!!



Another picture...


That was all the food and stuff set up.
Contributors: Sarah, Joy and Grace.




Carob cake and jam tart by Sarah, meat pie and sweat muffins by Joy





a fuzzy picture of Joy and Gracie's
yellow cheese with actual holes (the mice didn't eat the cheese),
Joy's salad/fruit/meat and Sarah's eggs and bread muffin




A closer look at some of the foods and items
(the fried eggs done mostly by Joy, whole eggs by Sarah and Grace,
and the silver cutlery and cups by Sarah)



The loaves were quite easy to make but we took sometime
finding the perfect colour tint for the bread





I just love those cakes.... 'hmmmm'



Gracie did most of those dirt potatoes for the farm house.
We used pastel colours to paint them brownish and muddy! P.S. the pan and lid are Playmobil :)




One of Sarah's great chocolate cakes, LOL!



Sarah used a kind of glue to give it a jelly look




I meant this to be a meat pie but Mum said it was more like an ice-cream Bombey!!!!



Gracie's really special fruit basket.
The delicate red grapes and black-spotted bananas were one of my better inventions...


Fragrant morning toast by Sarah
and the white plate and silver knife are done by her too.
The vase and pink rose by Joy



Real Swiss cheese done by Joy and Grace. The salad bowl is somewhat funny by Joy.



Sarah's cutlery and cups



meat slices done by Joy
They are rather fatty!!!!


Gracie's Playmobil dollhouse




Gracie's favourite family: The Robinson family
standing in front of their medieval farmhouse...
Mr. Fredrick, Mrs. Jenny, Laura, Edmund and baby Julie Grace (but she is in her crib upstairs)




back-views of the country kitchen





the family living room...."Ah, it looks so warm and cosy!"




the backyard



a different view of the farm and shed


the front door



The kitchen



The Robinson family eating a Christmas feast...
made up out of Japanese Clay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Favourite Movies

Monday, 13 June 2011

I said in my first post that I'd post something about my favourite books, well... I decided to post about my favourite movies first :)
P.S. the order in which I am putting them is not by favourites, just what pops into my head first! Also another thing, my real favourites have got an astriek on them *



-1. *Amazing Grace (the story of William Wilberforce)
-2. *Luther
-3. *Cromwell (the story of the life of Oliver Cromwell)
-4. *Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
-5. *Narnia: Prince Caspian
-6. *Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
-7. *God's Outlaw (the life story of William Tyndale)
-8. *The Nativity Story
-9. *The Passion of the Christ
-10. *The Hiding Place
-11. *Mother Teresa
-12. *Ben Hur
-13. *Home Beyond the Sun
-14. *Behind the Sun
-15. More than Dreams
-16. *Chariots of Fire
-17. John Hus
-18. *Candle in the Dark
-19. John Wycliffe
-20. *A Tale of Two Cities
-21. *Mandie and the Secret Tunnel
-22. *Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure
-23. *Little House on the Prairie TV series (Michael Landon)
-24. Jesus of Nazareth
- 25. Jeremiah
-26. Apocalypse: Revelation
-27. The Cross of Jesus in China
-28. *Sherlock Holmes 1980s Granada TV series (Jeremy Brett)
-29. Faith Like Potatoes
-30. Flywheel
-31. Facing the Giants
-32. *Love Comes Softly
-33. Love's Enduring Promise
-34. *Love's Long Journey
-35. *Love's Abiding Joy
-36. *Lighthorsemen
-37. *The Longest Day
-38. *The Great Escape
-39. Tora, Tora, Tora
-40. The Silver Brumby (I haven't watched all of it)
-41. *Valkyrie
-42. The Radicals
-43. Heidi
-44. Mary Poppins
-45. The Sound Of Music
-46. The Secret Garden
-47. *Pilgrim's Progress: Journey to Heaven
-48. Robber of the Cruel Streets: George Muller
-49. C.H. Spurgeon: The People's Preacher
-50. The Story of Amy Carmichael
-51. Corrie Collection
-52. The Battle Of Britain
-53. The Waltons TV series
-54. Incredible Journey (I haven't watched all of it yet)
-55. Moody Science Classics
-56. Moody Science Adventures
-57. Creation Celebration: The Amazing Creation Room
-58. Creation Celebration: Exploring God's Earth
-59. Creation Celebration: Countdown To Adventure
-60. The Touch Of The Master's Hand
-61. In His Steps
-62. Sadhu Sundar Singh

I might come along sometime and edit it if I get new favourites :):):):):)

My rambling Thoughts....

A Random post......
I need to go back from my break and do my Word Building PACE.....
I need to do some typequick work...
I want to write in Chapter 9 of my story....
I will have a violin lesson this afternoon...
Today is the day that the Lord has made.... we will be glad in it!
The verse the Lord spoke to me today:
"Abide in Me and I in you." John 15

A WELCOMING POST

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Hello there!
Well... I've done it... I've started this blog, which I know will probably be a new and exciting experience. Through this blog, I hope to share with you my experiences, thoughts, impressions and what the Lord directs me to write as I go along. I hope and pray that those who read from this blog will be edified and encouraged and that this sight will be for God's glory, and that in everything we might all grow to know Him more, see Him in His glory, abide in Him and love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Please feel free to contribute through comments and encouragement if you feel led, as I love comments and it is a wonderful thing to share and fellowship "and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ" 1 John 1:3 NKJV


I really hope you will enjoy browsing through this blog and reading my sporadic and irregular posts, as much as I will in writing them!


May God bless you and keep you in His love.
In Him,
~Joy