Pray for the Arendse Family!

“It is with a heavy, heavy heart that I write to ask your fervent and continual prayers for my dear brother and friend, Lorimer Arendse, who was diagnosed 2 days ago with Stage 4 Lung Cancer that has apparently spread “all over his body”.”

~from an email

Hello,

this is a post that I had planned to write a while ago. But I didn’t end up partially because I didn’t have many details–and partially because I wasn’t sure what I could possibly say. But now the way to help is made clear!

I am here today to ask all of you who might be willing to 1) pray and 2) donate.

Now if this makes zero sense, let me explain.

Sad News

You know how I’ve mentioned some dear friends from Texas several times? Well, this sad news concerns them. The Arendse family have been our friends for many years and we love them dearly. Just a little while ago Lorimer Arendse (the head of the family, my bestie’s father) was diagnosed with Stage iv Lung cancer. It was completely unexpected and about as out-of-the-blue as it could get.

The news is devastating even for those that aren’t privileged to know the family. In earthly terms, this is the worst possible news that anyone can hear.

But despite this heart-breaking news, there is HOPE.

Fellow brothers and sisters in our Lord (and anyone else who may read this blog)…I urge you to consider donating and helping this dear family reach their goal. What’s the goal? $100,000. While the hospitals say there’s nothing THEY can do…their are other options.

The Arendse family is currently considering two medical options. One in California and one in Mexico. For either of these places they will need to pay out-of-pocket and as you can imagine it’s very expensive.

Would you like to help?

There are two primary things that would be much appreciated.

  1. Go to the Arendse’s GoFundMe page and donate! 
  2. Pray among other things:

a. That they would be able to raise their goal on the page.

b. That the Arendse family would trust the Lord and be drawn closer together through this terrible time.

c. That the LORD would be pleased to heal Lorimer. 

d. That the LORD’S name would be be praised through this. 

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Click here to go to Lorimer’s GoFundMe page!!!!

 

 

Thank You!

Every little thing helps. I am so thankful that people all across the world bond together during tough times. Praise the LORD!

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

~2nd Corinthians 1:3-4

“Snow Day”| A Life Update

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Last y’all heard I was pining away for a good snowfall to play in. This post is to tell you…I got one! Now I want a better one though. Several inches this time? Please?…. 🙂 .

But this post will also be giving you some other updates on my life currently.

1. SNOW!!!!

I already did a post on Lucillian Photography called Snow Portraits which you can take a look at if you haven’t already. Here are some random ones that I’m pretty sure are NOT on my other blog.

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And this is a ‘beautiful’ underexposed photo. Oh well. It’s funny anyways. 🙂

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2. The ‘Horrors’ of High School.

I am balancing a fairly big workload right now in school. Thankfully, I have deadlines so I’m not stuck on one thing for forever.

 

Not pictured: several other things, the most notable of which is my math course for this year. I am NOT posting a picture of that 🙂 . 

 

3. Taking Silhouette Photos.

One thing I am semi-obsessed with right now in photography- silhouettes. They’re not those impressive sunset silhouettes. They’re just window silhouettes. I’m only posting one of them because I want the rest for another post later on.

 

 

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4. Blowing Things Up.

Now, lest you think I am secretly an atomic bomb keeper–I am speaking of accidentally blowing up a half-boiled egg in the microwave and having to clean up the colossal mess that ensued. 🙂

 

5. Shooting People While They Shoot Others.

This is another heading which could get me into ‘trouble’. But y’all know about the fun kids have shooting each other with Nerf guns?

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Sorry about the graininess of the photo. Our house has really bad lighting late at night (aka- after the sun sets). I had to compromise with the ISO and the shutter speed. The result? The above photo 😦 🙂 😉 . 

6. My Mild Obsession With Photographing These Roses.

When our friends were over Mr. H bought his wife some roses. I was so thrilled as I love roses (yeah, they weren’t for me, lol.) because now I could take some photos. They actually lasted pretty long. The very last photo is the last photo I got to take of them before they met their demise 😦  .

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7. Everyday Life 🙂 .

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And that’s a wrap!

 

What have y’all been up to?

What little things do you do during the week?

Do you like this type of post?

~Emmaline

 

Personal Update: “It’s a busy life…”

Hello,

I haven’t done this in a while. Shared a personal update…I’ve shared drawing updates and book reviews though 🙂 . I’m never too busy to draw or read, right? I mean…that simply isn’t possible! 🙂 *right*…

  1. High School is keeping me busy. I am SO close to being done– except I’m not done. 😦 I am taking Geometry, The Creative Writer, Exploring Creation with Biology & Biology 101, and a big history/humanities course called Gileskirk. I have already taken Antiquity, Modernity, and American Culture. I am taking Christendom this year (just started!) which I am so far enjoying.
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My Gileskirk Christendom folder which I drew. I HAD to sneak art in here somehow…

2. Competitions. As several of you already know…I have been involved in several competitions. I already mentioned the Tennessee Magazine Artist’s Palette…but the Putnam County Fair took more time by far. I literally prepare for that year round. I am so relieved that it’s over! *AHEM* Until next year, of course. Even now I am thinking of new crafts and projects/drawings to enter next year. I was able (Soli Deo Gloria 🙂 ) to bring in a good bit of money from that. I am very thankful for that because except birthdays…I don’t really get/make money. 😦

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The leopard that I drew for the Tennessee Magazine’s drawing competition. You can click here to get a higher quality photo of him on their official website.

3. Writing,  & Amateur Graphic Designing… In my free time I LOVE doing these! Oh yes. Writing is a part of me. I am so thankful that God gave me the gift of appreciating writing and reading. And in loving to write. Even if I don’t ever get published or show anyone…there’s something so right about me writing. It’s like putting my heart on paper. I know, it sounds cheesy. But I can’t really explain it any better. (click here to check out my writing blog!) Graphic designing…hmm. How did I get into that? Well…many of you are aware that I used to change blogs an awful L O T. That’s because I got bored of the design and theme of the blogs I used. So I switched to another one. But, that said–I got to practice designing headers, backgrounds, etc. That got me into quote graphics…and cover designing. My books always looked sad to me without covers. 😦 Here’s a sampling of my designing fun:

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A ‘signature’ that I used to use on my older blogs.
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A cover that I designed for a novella that I had to write for school.
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One of my book covers…
THE ROBIN_S
A new idea that I designed with Emily (from guest post) for one of my books.
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My etsy shop’s header.
Is this why they’re always worried about me- because they’re afraid I won’t do what they want me to_
A quote from one of my books.
THE ROBIN!
Ohh…this creepy one!
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Verse of the month…
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The Robin’s Storm, SFTS series book 1.
The Robin's Flight
The Robin’s Flight, SFTS series book 2.
The Robin's Freedom
The Robin’s Freedom, SFTS series book 3.
The Robin's Son
The Robin’s Son, SFTS series 4.
A Quote from Anna's thoughts
Another quote from my book…
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My life verse 🙂

Well…I hope that was informative. What have y’all been up to?

~Emmaline