Thursday, July 31, 2014

I've been tagged by the wildlife society.

Okay, maybe not the wildlife society. But I have been tagged by Bethany and Becca at Clever Bunnies!

It's that old Liebster award. What is a Liebster anyway? Is it like a lobster?

The rules are to acknowledge the blogger who tagged you - thank you, girls! - answer their 11 questions, give 11 random facts about yourself (groan), and come up with 11 questions for 11 other bloggers.

11 random facts:
1. I don't like oxycodone.
2. I'm reading Horatio Hornblower right now and really enjoying it.
3. My friend had her wisdom teeth out on the same day I did and we've been recovering together, whilst watching Downton Abbey.
4. I miss camping.
5. Scum is my new favorite card game.
6. My mom and I have been watching a show called Turn Back Time: The Family. It's about a number of different British families who, for a whole week, live as their ancestors did 100 years ago. It's good!
7. I'm still reading Agatha Christie's Autobiography.
8. The remote control to our gas fireplace looks like a shuttlecraft from Star Trek.
9. completely changed their layout and now I am lost.
10. recently came out with a "knock knock, who's there, Doctor, Doctor Who?" t-shirt.
11. P.G. Wodehouse was a wonderful author.

And now to answer Bethany and Becca's questions!

 1) If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
A bunny! Unfortunately, animal dander allergies make it so this cannot be.
 2) Do you ever read more then one book at once?
What is this strange action called "reading one book at once"? Very, very rarely am I reading less than three at a time.
 3) Who is your favorite superhero?
Oooo, tough! Larryboy.
 4) If you do daily devotions, do you prefer to do them in the morning, or before bed?
I prefer to do them in the morning, to start the day out right!
 5) What is your favorite day of the week, and why?
What an interesting question. I'm not sure how to answer it. Wednesdays are rather nice since I get to go to music lessons. Sundays are also nice because I enjoy church. Saturdays are fun because they generally mean seeing friends or lazing around.
 6) Smoothies or milkshakes?
How about both? :P I don't know, I like them both! Maybe smoothies, because they are healthier. Plus, fruit is just wonderful anyway.
 7) What is your favorite summer activity?
Going camping with my friends!
 8) If you could spend a day with a fictional character, who would you spend it with, and what would you do together?
I think it would be rather fun to send the day with Sherlock Holmes (from the books), though perhaps not spend the day with him so much as shadow him, follow him around, be a fly on the wall of his life. I don't think he'd necessarily want me along. It would be fun to spend a day with Tintin or Asterix and Obelix too!
 9) Skirts or shorts?
 10) Do you have a nickname?
Some people call be Abb, much to the chargin of my mother, who thinks that that nickname is too close to "ab." The only one who was able to get away with it was my saxophone teacher. Maybe it was because he had an English accent?
 11)What would you name a black baby rabbit? (Really, any suggestions would be great!)
Probably something like Fiver or Hazel or Bigwig.

And now, mwahaha, I nominate... NO ONE!!! AHAHAHAHA.

Live long and prosper.


  1. My daughter is obsessed with bunnies. :)

    I am in complete agreement about the one book at a time thing, there are far too many good books out there to not have two or four going at once. Besides, what if my brain is not in the mood for the one book I might be reading? Dilemmas that we multiple books at a time people don't face.

    Have you seen the BBC Horatio Hornblower with Ioan Gruffudd? It's amazing!

    1. Exactly! I'm reading Ivanhoe right now, but I can't only read a big ole' classic, so I'm also reading a lighter, P.G. Wodehouse novel (not to mention Horatio Hornblower and A.Christie's Autobio).
      I haven't seen it yet, but it's what originally got me interesting in Hornblower. I've heard good things about it - and I love movies set at sea! Especially around the 1800's... Master and Commander, Persuasion, and now Horatio Hornblower!

  2. The Horatio Hornblower movies are fantastic! Although, I can't say how close they are to the books, since I've never read them. I really want to though, and I found three of them at an antique store, but they aren't the first my hunt will continue. :)
    Thanks for doing the tag! Liebster actually means darling in German...I think...or something like that, so nothing to do with lobsters. :)
    I love the name Hazel for girl! Otherwise we were considering calling the baby bunny Khannie, pronounced like Connie. XD

    1. You should find them - they're great! There's a lot of sea-talk that I don't understand, but the stories in between are very nice. There are actually two different ways to read them, like Narnia. Either in chronological order, or the order that C.S. Forester wrote them. It seems like most people do chronological (that's what I'm doing) but either way works well.
      Aw, that's a nice name for a tag. =)
      Oh, I love that! Hazel could be a boy's name too... have you ever read Watership Down? That's where I got the name.

    2. Oh yes, you told me about that book and it's on my wishlist on Amazon. There's just way too many good books to read, isn't there? :)


    The doctrine of irresistible grace, that was promoted by John Calvin, teaches that God's grace is applied only to those to whom He has determined to save, overcoming their resistance to obeying the call of the gospel, imputing them with faith in Christ so that they might become saved.

    God's grace is available to all who hear the gospel.

    Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.

    God's grace is available to all men, however, most men reject the salvation offered by God. Men have a choice, grace is not irresistible.

    Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

    Men can and do resist the Holy Spirit.

    Acts 7:51 "You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you.

    Men have a choice to accept or reject the gospel. Men do resist the Holy Spirit.

    Luke 9:5 "And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them."

    Why would Jesus say whoever will not receive you, if grace was irresistible? Grace is resistible.

    Luke 13:34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!

    Jesus wanted to save all Jerusalem, however, they resisted that call. Men have free-will to accept or reject God's salvation.

    Men have always and will always have a choice to obey or disobey God.

    Joshua 24:15 "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served, that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

    Men still have have choice of whom they will serve. God does not force men into service.

    Faith comes by hearing the gospel preached. Faith does not come because of irresistible grace.

    Romans 10:17 So the faith comes by hearing , and hearing by the word of God.

    Men accept the word of God by faith. Men are not imputed with faith by irresistible grace given by the Holy Spirit. Men have a choice.

    1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcome it not as the word of men, but as truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.


    1 Timothy 2:3-4...God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.

    If irresistible grace were true, then all men would be saved.
    The truth is, all who hear the gospel can be saved, but not all men are obedient to the gospel plan of salvation.


    (Scripture from: NKJV)