The Touch of the Master’s Hand

Hey everyone! I’d like to give a shout-out to my friend Kellan’s blog! He just started up and I know he’s got awesome stuff coming up in the future, so head over and give him a follow!

His most recent post was a poem written by Myra Brooks Welch. I invite you to read it too. I loved it because I know I’ve failed so many times, I’m imperfect, and everyone else can see it. But Yahweh sees my potential as well as my imperfections, and he can make something beautiful out of the broken and scarred.

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‘Twas battered and scarred,
And the auctioneer thought it
hardly worth his while
To waste his time on the old violin,
but he held it up with a smile.

“What am I bid, good people”, he cried,
“Who starts the bidding for me?”
“One dollar, one dollar, Do I hear two?”
“Two dollars, who makes it three?”
“Three dollars once, three dollars twice, going for three,”

But, No,
From the room far back a gray bearded man
Came forward and picked up the bow,
Then wiping the dust from the old violin
And tightening up the strings,
He played a melody, pure and sweet
As sweet as the angel sings.

The music ceased and the auctioneer
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said “What now am I bid for this old violin?”
As he held it aloft with its’ bow.

“One thousand, one thousand, Do I hear two?”

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Sunshine blogger award! (#2)

Hey everyone! I’ve been nominated yet again for the sunshine blogger award!! (Heads up that I can’t think of anyone else to nominate! 🙈) Anyway, thanks so much to Jasmine at Bookworm! She’s got a great blog, so go check her out and become another one of her followers!

  1. What’s the best joke you’ve ever heard? I don’t know … but the most recent one I heard was “People are like garbage cans. You can stomp on their foot, and they’ll open their mouth.”
  2. What was your favorite age growing up? 14 years old … when I aced the Mock trial, attended my favorite camp, and made tons of new friends.
  3. Was the last book you read? How to win friends and influence people, by Dale Carnegie.
  4. Camping or Glamping? I’m all for comfort, but when I camp, I wanna rough it!
  5. Do you have any pet peeves? People not following through with their responsibilities.
  6. What’s one thing that can make your day instantly better? A friend writing me a letter, or giving me a heartwarming compliment!
  7. Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Definitely breakfast!
  8. Why? Because the food is so good! I like fruit (a lot…) so that may be one of the reasons!
  9. Were you close with your family growing up? 🎶Close as close can be 🎶🎵…😉
  10. Do you ever wish you were raised differently? It’s been hard sometimes, but I wouldn’t trade it.
  11. Who in your family would you describe as a “character”? My great great grandfather Noah. People thought he was crazy for building an ocean liner in a place with no water, no rain.

And my nominees are …

… YOU there! If you want to do this award, then go ahead!

Thanks again for the nomination, Jasmine!🤗💕

Makayla

Landmark! Recap and Future Plans for ‘Yah’s Girl’

Heyyyy y’all! Its been exactly 7 months since ‘Yah’s Girl’ began! If you haven’t been along since the beginning, here’s a quick recap to catch you up:

January: I started my blog, and named it ‘Makayla’s Blog’. Began posting content for school and a verrrry small amount in personal life and lifestyle.

Later months: Some friends and family followed, and some people from RPC. (Not too much happened in the months between.)

July: Redid my blog, named it Yah’s Girl. Began publishing posts on beauty and lifestyle, in addition to Bible and Homeschooling.

August: Over 50 FOLLOWERS!!!! A big thank you to all of you who have followed, your support means so much!

At first I didn’t know if I could do school and lifestyle posts at the same time, but I am excited to say that I made it work! I hope y’all are okay with occasionally getting an essay on philosophy mixed in with your health and beauty sleep tips! 😂

In the future, I am planning on continuing the series on Inner Beauty … Not sure if it’ll ever end! XD I also want to do a series on Character … with sections for both guys and gals. As always, I’m interested in any ideas or tips you might have for me … such as post ideas, series, and, of course, awards! 😉

Most of all, this is a thank-you post. Thank you, all of you who have followed me (and to those of you who follow after reading this post! 😉😂) Have a great day, and know that your encouragement means so much!

Makayla

The Sunshine Blogger Award! (#1, and, well, #1.5!😂)

So yes I am confusing! Firstly, I was nominated by Jasmine at Bookworm. (That was nomination #1.) Secondly, I was scrolling through Hailey’s posts at Sunshine & Rain and she nominated anyone who wanted to do it, and her questions looked fun, so I decided to include that nomination with this one! (That’s the #1.5!)

Be sure to check out both of these positive and amazing bloggers!

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you in the post and link to their blog. Answer the 11 questions asked of you, and make up 11 more questions for your 11 nominees. List the rules and include the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

Here are my answers to Jasmine’s questions!

  1. What was your favorite toy as a young child? My sketchbook!
  2. If your house was on fire, which three items would you save? My Bibles, journals (including sketch journals), and laptop.
  3. How tall are you? I am 5’10”.
  4. What are your biggest fears? That I’ll get struck by lightning in one of our famous storms, that summer camp and volleyball will never re-open, or that the Kingdom will come before I can get married!
  5. Are you more introvert or extrovert? TOTALLY an extrovert!!
  6. What was your first pet? A Japanese fighting fish. Or a chicken …
  7. Who is your role model? The biblical Ruth. (okay, and Queen Esther …)
  8. Who is your closest friend, and what do you love about them? (Oh dear!!) I have lots of close friends, so I think I’ll stick with my closest friend, my brother who’s just a year younger. I love that he is passionate about doing the right thing, whether its divvying up truck-driving time, or searching out the truth of a matter.
  9. What is your favorite quote? It’s not the girl’s job to choose {a boyfriend}, its the girl’s job to be chosen. (I’ll probably have a new favorite next month! 😂)
  10. Do you have a garden? Yep.
  11. What makes you feel happy? When I accomplish something I’ve worked on for a long time.

Here are my answers to Hailey’s questions!

  1. Something on your Summer bucket list? Talk to people! Even if I’m never gonna see them again!
  2. Your favorite thing from this week? Playing volleyball til the sun went down.
  3. Top 3 favorite books? Bible, The Year of Living Biblically, anything Phil Callaway!
  4. Do you have any role models that you look up to? The biblical Ruth.
  5. One of your favorite things about God? He is always there to listen.
  6. Something you like to think about or remind yourself of? How blessed I am!
  7. Have you ever sat down to watch the sunset/sunrise? Nope. Another thing on my bucket list!
  8. Names that you love? Jayden, Connor, Rebekkah, Joah, Alexandria, Cody, Harmony, Samantha …
  9. Favorite animal(s)? Horse, dog, tiger, dolphin …
  10. Do you like chips and guacamole? YASSSSS!!!
  11. Top 5 favorite songs of yours at the moment? Oceans (Rogue), Brother (Need2Breathe), Love With Your Life, (Hollyn), Run Wild (For King and Country), and Burn the Ships (For King and Country.)

My nominee!

  1. Grace Fetterhoff, Vibrant for Jesus

Questions for my nominee!

  1. Do you like ice cream?
  2. Favorite food?
  3. What was your favorite age?
  4. Why?
  5. What was one of your favorite gifts ever?
  6. If you could take any picture, what would you capture?
  7. Fave (or ideal) vacation spot?
  8. Fave vacation activity?
  9. Best thing about school?
  10. Worst thing about school?
  11. Favorite quote?

No more nominations this time!! BUT, feel free to answer the questions in my last Awards post down below in the comments! I’d love to hear your answers!

Stay awesome, y’all!

~Makayla

Outstanding Blogger Award Nomination (#2 and #3)

Hello everyone! Recently I was nominated (again!) for the Outstanding Blogger award! Thank you to Jasmine at Bookworm for nominating me!! (Be sure y’all check out her blog and give it a follow! She’s amazing!!)

Here are my answers to the questions on Jasmine’s blog:

  1. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? I would probably change my name to Cami, or Jesalyn (my middle name).
  2. What is your favorite movie? The Greatest Showman or Soul Surfer.
  3. Who is your No.1 favorite singer? Oh, so many!! My favorite bands are Rend Collective and For King And Country and my favorite singers are Hollyn and TobyMac, Micah Tyler and Mathew West, Zach Williams and Jamie Grace … okay, so too many to count!
  4. Do you enjoy Ron Paul Curriculum? Yess!! I LOVE Ron Paul Curriculum!!
  5. Do you prefer reading or writing? Ohhhh, I love both the same!
  6. What is your favorite culture? Probably the Hebrew culture, or the Irish/Scottish/Icelandic culture (but not the Norse religon.)
  7. What is your favorite flower? The rose.

Guess what? Son of YHWH from Land Of The Living nominated me too! (He’s another awesome Bible-believin’ blogger! Be sure to check him out!) Here are my answers to his questions:

  1. Why do you believe what you believe? Is it because it’s your faith, your friends, your parents/ guardians, or is it what some person in authority to believes? I believe the whole Bible is true because God’s Word never changes. My parents hold the same beliefs but we all try to search for the truth, to make our faith our own.
  2. What is something you feel you need to grow in? Just one thing? 😉 Inner beauty, definitely. Also, trust in Yahweh in waiting for his answers to my questions.
  3. What is your biggest time waster that you just can’t let go of? Probably staring at my face in the mirror, talking to myself!
  4. What is one trouble you have overcome lately? Was it as difficult as you thought it would be and do you wish you had done it sooner? Although it wasn’t a trouble, I wish I had started reading my Bible from the very beginning a whole lot sooner. Its turning out to be wonderful and I’d highly recommend that every believer do so!
  5. Is Scripture as true and applicable as it was in Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, and Paul’s time? Yes oh yes, a thousand times yes! God’s Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
  6. What is one subject that you wish you had an all-encompassing knowledge about? Aside from the Bible and Hebrew mindset… probably human nature.
  7. How do you know when something is truth? Do you test it or do you just read it in the news and force yourself to believe it is truth? I test everything, holding fast to what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

My nominees:

  1. Hailey Madison, Sunshine & Rain
  2. Hannah, The striped plaid
  3. Allie, Go with the waves

(Be sure to check out my nominees, read a few articles, and follow if you’re interested!)

Questions for my nominees:

  1. Do you like ice cream?
  2. What was your favorite age?
  3. Why?
  4. If you could take any picture, what would you capture?
  5. Best thing about school?
  6. Worst thing about school?
  7. Favorite quote?

Happy Blogging, sistas!

Makayla