Sunday, December 11, 2011

Inspiring verses...and an inspiring video!

Song of Songs 2: 2 = Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens.
                               4 = He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
                               7 = Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of
                                      the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
      I was reading these verses this morning in my devotions and they blessed me. As you see, I was so blessed that I changed the name of my blog...again! I think this will be the last change, hopefully. Verses 2 and 4 tell of Gods love and verse 7 warns us against ungodly love. 

"Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Day Of Infamy..

   This is an unusual post for me to write..but I do love history! Pearl Harbor is actually one of my favorite historical events to study...
   By 7:53am on December 7, 1941 the USA was under attack by the two waves of Japanese Kamikaze pilots. The attacks last till 9:45, with a massive casualty on America's side. Eighteen ship were damaged or sunk and three are destroyed, including the USS Arizona. "The casualty list includes 2,335 servicemen and 68 civilians killed, with 1,178 wounded. Included are 1,104 men aboard the Battleship USS Arizona killed after a 1,760-pound air bomb penetrated into the forward magazine causing catastrophic explosions."   Except for the USS Arizona, USS Utah, and USS Oklahoma, every ship sunk or damaged on December 7th sailed again. A third attack never happened because the Japanese could not find where the carrier was where the airplanes were coming from. There were loses for planes too:188 aircraft destroyed and 155 aircraft damaged. Most planes were shot down before they could destroy any Japanese aircraft or submarines. Only a few of the american aircraft can be said to have shot down and destroyed Japanese military weapons. 
   One of my favorite quotes that was recorded on December 7th was one said by Admiral Yamamoto of Japan: "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant." The Japanese did wake up a "sleeping giant." because on the next day the president declared war on the empire of Japan. 
(below is a movie with part of the speech). 
   There are many families that lost loved ones that fought bravely for the USA. I was surprised when my Biology teacher made us stand for a moment of silence at 8:30am on December 7th. In that moment I prayed for all the families and friends who lost loved ones that day. God Bless All!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Ten Commandments Of Friendship"

1. Speak to people = there is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting
2. Smile at people = it takes seventy-two muscles to frown and only fourteen to smile
3. Call people by name = the sweetest music to anyone's ear is the sound of their own name
4. Be friendly and helpful =  if you would have friends, then be friendly
5. Be cordial = speak and act as if everything you do were a real pleasure 
6. Be genuinely interested in people = you can like everyone if you try
7. Be generous with praise = cautious with criticism 
8. Be considerate of the feelings of others = it will be appreciated
9. Be thoughtful of the opinions of others
10. Be alert to give services = what counts most in  life is what we do for others

(These are great to live by but, I did not come up with these, a man named Roy B. Zuck came up with them. I copied them from a book called: A young woman after God's own heart by Elizabeth George, who cited them.)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thank You, Lord, for all your blessings..

      Thanksgiving is a time to thank God for all we have. I am especially thankful for my family this year. I am also thankful for God's guidance during my first semester of college. I thank God for his love for me, a sinner saved by his grace. I thank him for his word, where I can always find comfort, rest, and peace. 
      My mothers side of the family meets at my grandma's house to celebrate. I love eating all the delicious food, especially my grandmother's stuffing. I like how everyone around the table brings either a dessert or a dinner side to the gathering (it feels like a potluck when we do this). I have 4 aunts and one uncle (all are married) and three cousins.  
      You might be wondering about my father's side of the family. It would be useless to tell you how many cousins we have on his side of the family. All I know, is that the last time I counted, we had about 20 cousins and still had 9 uncles and one aunt (all married, except for two). We don't see them for thanksgiving because they are too widely spread (over the east coast). We meet for a christmas and/or thanksgiving celebration on the first Saturday of December (that would be this coming Saturday, Dec.3). I love meeting with them, because I can relate to all of them and I have great christian examples to follow.
     Thank you for your prayers. Have a good day..and may God bless all of you. 
     From, your sister in Christ, Julie Waldvogel

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Free Giveaway! from a wonderful blogger...

A girl that I met on blogger is hosting a free giveaway for a beautiful scarf! If you would like to enter into the drawing, then follow this link!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another day with God beside me...

This is a photo of the main building (Kellenburg) of Molloy College (the college I attend)!
I'm sitting in the newest building waiting for my next class to start and I'm reading all the wonderful blogs that I follow. All of them are such a blessing! Keep on writing...

A quote that blessed me today was said by C.S.Lewis: 
"We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. 
The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito."

Whats your thought on this quote? Leave a comment below....

Monday, November 21, 2011

“I Will Walk With Integrity”

Yesterday, in Sunday School, our lesson was on godly character. We touched briefly on multiple passages, but the one that stuck out at me was Psalm 101. So, without further ado…
The first verse of Psalm 101 is something  I can relate to. It says “I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise.” Singing is something I am always doing. I am not voice trained, and never took singing lessons, but that doesn’t stop me. I love listening to the Klove radio station or one of our many Christian cd’s that my family has collected over the years. I listen and sing to a lot of contemporary music, but every once in a while I take out a praise cd and sing those songs too. Just because my music is labeled Christian, doesn’t mean that the music is all about singing praise to the Lord. Sometimes the song isn’t praising God, so just be careful about the music you sing and listen to.
Verse two is when David asks God for help: “when will you come to me?.” We should all ask for Gods help, because we can’t possibly do everything without Gods help. Actually, we can’t get through anything without Gods help. In this world, we see people who aren’t true Christians get through situations, you might say, but they aren’t coming out without scars and wounds. Their hearts may be shriveled and broken into thousands of pieces. In order to live a blameless life, we need Gods help.
Verses three to eight show us characteristics that help us to live a blameless life. They aren’t easy to follow especially when we are in the presence of non-christians. Not looking at vile things is pretty hard to do nowadays. Posters and bulletins are all over  buildings, not to mention, in the biggest print people can possibly fit. They advertise beauty products, that probably don’t even work on everyone out there in the world. Sin can be enticing and can even look like fun. I know that I have participated in things that haven’t honored God, like spreading the latest gossip or making fun of people who didn’t fit in with our middle school click. After doing things like that, I would have a huge, guilty conscience, that I never enjoyed. Now my conscience is a good thing and has helped me stay away from those evil things. I’ve been forgiven for those sins and try not to do things like that anymore. In college I’ve met people that are haughty and boastful, and unfortunately I have become aquatinted with them. Those people should not be tolerated and I know that God will help me with them.
Verse six is a blessing to me. “My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose walk is blameless will minister to me.” I also have Christian friends that build me up and draw me closer to the Lord.  There are so many Christians girls (set-apart for Christ) on Blogger and I am so happy for that. Verse six talks about pastors. Pastors aren’t perfect, but those that try to live a blameless life, should be the one’s preaching to us. I don’t want a pastor who has not experienced the love of Christ for himself/herself.  They would never be able to show us how to love the lord. Verse seven talks about living with people who aren’t deceitful and slanderers. All of my friends, whether christian or non-christians, now that I hate when they speak inappropriate language. I used to participate in all of that gossip, but now I keep what I know to myself and try not to laugh at others who are being gossiped about. Verse eight is something that all of us should commit to. We should all try our best to turn the lost sheep back to the lord and we should be careful of ourselves. We should watch that we don’t get pulled away from the Lord.
It may be hard to live a blameless life, like this Psalm explains, but we have God right beside us and we can always ask his help.
“Don't follow a defeated foe. Follow Christ. It is costly. You will be an exile in this age. But you will be free.”
John Piper

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Updated Blog...

I haven't posted in such a long time...that isn't a good thing! I hope you will all forgive me for being so lazy..  Anyway, I have updated the look of my blog and added some new gadgets on it..Yeah!! 
I plan to update my blog every week, and maybe some weeks more..hopefully. Well i hope you all like the new look, and if your a new follower then its nice you came today :) 
Well, God Bless All and may you have a wonderful thanksgiving..
From, your sister in Christ, 
Julie Waldvogel

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Psalm 51

"Have mercy on me, Oh God, according to your unfailing love;"
This is how David starts psalm 51. He is the king and has just committed adultery with Bathsheba. He is asking God for forgiveness. Back then you were stoned for doing the sin of adultery. God had mercy on David, because he came to God with a humble and contrite heart (verses 3, 14, 17). David was Israel's hero of that day, not because he was perfect, but because he knew his place before God. He fell the farthest, but he couldn't fall beyond the love of God, his forgiving saviour.
Lord, help us to come to you with a humble and contrite heart, like David. Help us to turn to you in our darkest need and trial. Amen

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Rebelution Survey on MODESTY

I was just reading the modesty results from the Rebelution survey... It definitely gave me some great pointers..on what real purity is and how to dress and act without attracting ungodly men.
I wish I could go unto each of the young men who participated and say thank you!
I don't get a lot of insight in my church because there aren't a lot of teenage boys in my church, so it was very helpful!
If you would like to visit these results go to: and click on the modesty surgery ad on the right side.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Modesty - LYWB

I follow a blog called It had a post on modesty today and I wanted to share it with all of you...

Isn't modesty the guy's problem?

Myself posted by Erin Davis on 05/05/11
When I was a young woman, I often dressed immodestly. I wasn't driven by a desire to draw attention to myself. In my case, my clothes were immodest because I was clueless.
Throughout high school and college I didn't understand that being modest meant more than covering up your belly button. More importantly, I didn't understand why modesty mattered because I didn't have a firm grasp of how my immodest clothing was impacting my Christian brothers.
If you're a little like me—you don't understand why modesty matters, you don't know for sure if your clothing is modest or not, and you don't fully grasp why what you wear matters to the guys your around—consider this a wake-up call. After reading this post and watching the video below, you will have to face the fact that what you wear matters and that immodesty is truly everyone's problem.
Sometimes when I speak or write about modesty, girls feed me this line: "I can't help it if a guy pays attention to me or my body. If my clothes make him stumble, that's his problem, not mine." If only it were that easy. The reality is God has connected us to our Christian brothers through the body of Christ. In His Word He makes it very clear that if you are doing something that trips up the people around you, you are in the wrong and the responsibility for their struggle rests on your shoulders.
In Romans, Paul offers important advice about how we should relate to each other. He was specifically writing to address the topic of food, but the principles certainly apply to modesty. To help you apply the meat of these passages, I have replaced references to food with references to fashion. Pay close attention to Paul's words. Ask yourself what these passages reveal about why modesty matters so much.
"Make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you [wear], you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your [clothing] destroy someone for whom Christ died. Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of [what you wear], but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.
"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of [fashion]. All [clothing] is clean, but it is wrong for a person to [wear] anything that causes someone else to stumble. It is better not to [dress to impress others] or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall" (Rom. 14:13–21). 

(The movie above is really for girls though)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A New Year!

I have made two new years resolutions. They are as follows:
      1. To read my bible devotions before school.
      2.  To pray and follow God's will with all my heart.
I hope you all have made resolutions.  If you haven't go ahead and make one right now!