God is Always there for You


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guide your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus."
~Philippians 4:6-7

If you have not memorized that passage, I would suggest that you do. The words are amazingly powerful, especially for someone like me, who can worry a lot

I don't know what's going to happen in the next few years. Will homeschooling be banned? Will Christians still be allowed to worship freely? Will we still be able to pray and bring a Bible to school? I don't know. If you think about not being a Christian, just a conservative, and looking at everything that's happening to our world, our situation looks pretty bleak right now, doesn't it?

But with God, we have nothing to fear.

"For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."
~Philippians 1:21

Philippians has a lot of great verses. If you haven't read much of Philippians, I'd suggest just sitting down for a day and reading it. (it's only four chapters...) It's really encouraging. Paul has always been one of my favorite writers of the Bible, and Philippians is no exception. 

Guys, with God, whatever happens, if we're tortured, if we're put in prison, if we're torn away from our families, if our friends are killed in front of us, if our houses are taken away... whatever happens, God's going to be there for you. All the way through. And He will never leave you nor forsake you. I promise you that. If you put your trust in Him, you will not be disappointed. You might be tortured, you might be put in prison, you might even be killed, but if you are, just know that when you die, when you see Jesus face to face, that Jesus' blood covers all your sins, and you're saved.

God bless.


Informational [please read]

Thanks sooooo much for your comments, which I will answer soon. :)

I have a few things to announce.

First off, I have found this absolutely amazing blog that I think you should follow.


As the button above^ shows, it's called Operation Table Scraps. These ordinary teens are doing great things for God. They're trying to raise money to buy Jesus Wells (I believe it was) and livestock for people in Asia, so that they have food and water. Isn't that awesome?! Please go and support their blog, and maybe even donate!! :) Maybe you can even spread the operation, as they say:)
Up next, I want to tell you guys what has happened to my designing blog. *gasp* Yes, there are going to be a few changes about my designing. I'm still accepting orders, it's still free, etc., but I'm moving the headquarters to here instead of here. You can still follow the Completely You Blog Designs blog, which has been changed to The Guinea Pig (because it's my designing guinea pig =D), but it will/may be deleted, as I'm going to be testing out HTML on it. (like I was going to in the first place. But then I got too attached to it as a blog. So now I'm unattaching myself.)

Does that kind of make sense? So I still have my headquarters, but they're just in a different spot. :) If you were going to get a design, please still do!! I love designing. :) It's one of my [many] passions as a person. :)

Thanks so much, guys!! :)

Later gator.

Over and out.

Interview with Maddie!!!!

Hey, guys!! :) I got a super duper awesome interview from Maddie, of Totally Me!. :) Maddie is a super sweet, awesome photographer, amazing writer, and all around totally awesome person!!! :) PLEASE go and check out and follow her blog if you haven't already!!! You definitely WILL NOT regret it!!! :)

And here is her super awesome interview. :)

1. What is your favorite type of story? (fantasy, mystery, etc.)
Fantasy, mystery and historical fiction!!! 

2. What is your favorite season?
Ummm... Winter (I LOVE SNOW!) and Spring (I love flowers:D I would say summer, but my family doesn't deal so great with eat.... Snow is in our blood!)

3. What is/was your favorite subject in school?
English! I love writing and reading! And music<3 I love guitar! 

4. What do you want to be when you grow up/or already are?
I want to be a published writer and a traveling photographer!!!!

5. If you could have a pet--any kind, even magical, mythical, not real...--what would you have?
A panda, a turtle and a hedgehog!

6. What do you think I look like? (hair color, eye color, etc.)
Tall, brown hair and either blue or green eyes! 

7. What is your favorite eye/hair combination?
My favorite combo? I really couldn't say... I love bright happy eyes and curly hair<3

8. What's your favorite type of blog? (a story blog, random blog, etc.)
Like yours! You combine stories and random... I like that!

9. What is your favorite color?
Blue, Green,Yellow, Gray....

10. What are some of your favorite foods?
Chocolate. And potatoes and gravy!

11. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
Meeting different people! I love my followers! It means they have taste... (Jk:D)

12. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Alexis

13. If you could live anywhere in the world--or magical worlds--where would you live?
New Zealand!

14. What is your favorite blog?
I love them all!

Great job, Maddie!!! :) Loved it!!!! (and go chocolate and gravy and potatoes and New Zealand... haha =D) You can pull off one or the other of the awards up above for taking my interview. :) Thanks again!!!!!! :)

If you'd like to be interviewed, too, just to to my Interview page and fill out the questions in a comment. :)

P.S. Thanks so much for everybody who volunteered to guest post!! :) I still need more people, so please talk to me. ;)

P.P.S. I'd love to have you guys ask me questions!! Please go and ask me some for my big Q&A post that I'm wanting to do. :) Thanks!! :)

Guest Posting, Q&A, and an Interview

Today, I have several things going on. :) First off, sometime in the near future (like the week after next or something like that) I'm thinking I might want to take a week off blogging (to catch up on things and such), so I'm going to be needing several guest posters for here, Dragonmaster, and Rubberboot Girl. I'm hoping one person for each day, but that might not be possible. ;) So at the most, I need seven guest posters for each blog. Here are what I would need from you:

1. That you be a follower of the blog that you're guest posting for.
2. That you would only post on the day that I ask you to. (or that you get assigned. I'm still not sure how I'm going to do all of this... =P)
3. That you would introduce yourself, leave a link to your blog, and then pick a small topic to talk about. :) Or you can do a pinterest post... I don't really care... just please nothing like a quiz or contest or something really big. ;)

That's all!! :) Pretty simple, right? So if you're at all interested, please talk to me!! :) I'll make sure that we get all of this set up. If you're on Google+, we can talk on there, too, to get things more defined and not as confusing. ;) (I'm under my book character's name, Andria Dragorn. If you're on Google+, I'd love to be in your circles!! :))

Also, I was wanting to do like this big Q&A thing, though I'll give you a little while to think about it, because I just want to be totally peppered with questions. :) If you can't think of anything, here are a few topics that I'd be happy to answer about:

1. Designing.
2. My injury, therapy, what happens about that, etc.
3. Stories.
4. Blogging.
5. My beliefs.
6. What I like.
7. Movies, books, etc.
8. Advice.

I'd really love to have just a whole bunch of questions from you guys!!!!! :)

And then, finally, an interview. :) Sarah was the first one to do my new interview!!! Thanks sooooo much, Sarah!! :) Sarah's from My Randomness and Ramblings, one of my favorite blogs. :) Go check it out and follow!!! She's awesome!!!!! :)

1. First off, please introduce yourself. 
Hi! :) I'm Sarah! Nice to be here! ;)

2. And what blogs do you have?
I have just one blog, My Randomness and Ramblings. :)

3. Awesome! What are your blogs about?
It's a mix of everything. I guess you could call it a lifestyle blog. I blog about snail mail, reading, food, pictures, inspiration from Pinterest, and just everyday-life.

4. Sweet. How did you get introduced to blogging?
My older sister Hannah started blogging when she was either 14 or 15, and I wanted one for the longest time, but my mom said to wait until I was older...so a few months ago, I finally made a blog!

5. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I'm (almost) 16, and I've been blogging for almost 6 months now.


6. What are some things about yourself that we probably don't know?
Well for one, I am really bad at math -- beyond the basics (pretty much going past multiplication and division) I start losing interest really quickly and I hate algebra. I've never had to use it in real life and more than likely never will.

7. What do you think of yourself as? (example: I consider myself artistic)
I think of myself as a Jesus follower. I seriously don't know what I'd do if it weren't for Him. I consider myself as a romantic. I love "making matches" of people I know, and guys (or girls) I think they would make a cute couple with. My sister is also sure that I will get married one day. I think I'm very shy and introverted, but I also like making new friends. I also consider myself a "fangirl" and a Directioner. ;) Shout-out to the fandom! :D

8. What's your religion view?
I am a Christian. <3 I try to love Jesus with my whole heart. And I try to love everybody else the best I can to show that Jesus changed my life.

9. Why do you believe that? What are your thoughts on that?
I believe this for a part because I was raised to believe in the one true God, and for the other part because I believe this wholeheartedly to be true. I have had my doubts like any other believer, and I have searched the Bible for answers. I don't want people to spoon-feed me the gospel. I want to search it out for myself. Nobody's ever asked me before why I believe what I believe so this was something really interesting for me to think about.

10. What would you say the goal of your blogging journey is? (example: recording your life, making people smile, etc.)
My original reason for starting a blog was so that I could connect with some of my other friends who had blogs, to show people bits of my life, and just to blog whatever. I keep having to remind myself to do it because I want to do it, not because other people want me to. So I guess, I blog to make people smile, and to reach the world, and to make new friends.

11. How do you deal with the fact that you can design your blog? (example: I design my own, I use free designs, etc.)
I haven't gone very in-depth with my blog design yet, when I designed the blog look I have now, I just used everything from blogger. Maybe I'll get better at it eventually and try to design it for myself. :)

12. Do you think that you will continue to blog the rest of your life?
Hmm.....probably not for the rest of my life, but hopefully for at least a few more years to come! :)


13. What are you looking for when you visit a new blog? (example: that the author is a Christian, etc.)
I look to see if we have common interests, that way I know I will enjoy their blog all the more!


14. Do you think of yourself when you think of your person on blogger, or do you kind of think of that new name (etc.) that you use on blogger as kind of different?
I kind of think a little differently of myself on blogger, as "Sarah V." than I do in real life. Not too much though.. :)


15. And again, what's your name? ;) Thanks for taking this interview! :)
Sarah's my name, blogging's my game! :p It was my pleasure! I really enjoyed it! :D

Thanks again so much, Sarah!! :) Haven't done the new interview yet? Just go over to my Interview page and fill out the questions. Thanks:)

Later gator.

Over and out.

Pernisia and Rowan--Caleb the Elf



by Poem Girl

I can’t even tell you how angry I was right then, I’d been following the lead of a bunch of wolves that had kidnapped me and Rowan for about three days and she wasn’t even doing anything about it! She told me it was useless to try and escape while they were surrounding us and that wherever we were going we might figure out something useful but all I could think of was my brother Caleb and all the unanswered questions that were stirring in my brain. 

“Can’t you at least get them to answer some of my questions?” I whined for the fourth time, Rowan shook her head.

“Fine I’ll try if you won’t say anything more, I need to get back to my thinking.” 

“Okay, ask them about my brother, ask them why he isn’t a moonchild and if he’s my twin what is he?” Rowan asked them and then translated for me.

“They say your real mother was a Moon Daughter but your father was something else, Caleb contains very little Moon Child not enough to make any difference.” 

“And….” I pressed.

“And Caleb’s race doesn’t concern them and it shouldn’t concern you either.” 

“Rowan!” 

“I’m just repeating what they said.” 

I took a breath and asked quietly, “What…what do you think Caleb is?” 

Rowan shook her head again. “You said you wouldn’t ask anymore questions.”

I crossed my arms and glared at her. “Fine then.” 

The head wolf stopped then and growled something back at Rowan and then he jerked his head toward me and growled something else. “The wolf says we’re here.” 

I frowned and growled at him in my own little way, he just nodded as did the rest of them. 

Suddenly a figure darted in the trees above me; it landed right behind the head Wolf. Unsheathing a long sword, it smiled. It was a person, tall with angular features and pointed ears; he was wearing green and a particular look which made me start. “Hello sister.”

“Ca-Caleb?!” 

Rowan

Oh. No.

NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

"You're an ELF?" I choked on my words.

Caleb glanced up at me, looking a little shy. (like what happened to crazy I-won't-leave-you-alone human Caleb?!) "Well... um..."

"Get away from the Moon Daughters!" snapped the wolf, running in between us and Caleb.

Caleb jumped back. "Whoa! He totally almost just bit me!"

"He's a wolf," Pernisia snorted. "Of course he's going to bite you. And where on earth did you get that ridiculous outfit?"

"Well, I kind of just find myself wearing this, and I looked in some water and saw that I..."

"Get in line!" The wolf snapped at Caleb's ankles, making him shriek like a little girl and run behind Pernisia.

Pernisia groaned. "Great. Just great. Now we're all prisoners."

* * *

We camped the night in a small cave inhabited by bats and stinking bugs. The wolves prowled around the front of the cave, while we were pushed into the back where it was pitch black. I couldn't see a thing, not even Pernisia's eyes. As a Moon Daughter, I would've thought her eyes would've glowed like the moon, but they didn't.

"What's going to happen, Rowan?" Pernisia whispered.

"I don't know," I answered. "I just don't know."

I had to come of summarize what had happened in my head--Pernisia and I were Moon Daughters, Caleb had turned into an elf, and now we're going to go and shipped off to some place that'll take three days to get there. What on earth's going to happen to us?

The scary thing? I didn't know.

Storyteller of Weston County's First Blogoversary!


Wow!! Today's such an exciting day!!! :) My first year of blogger. ;) And this blog's--Storyteller of Weston County--FIRST blogoversary!!!!!! :) YEEK!!!!! Just to say that... it gives me excited tingles. :) I've been on blogger for a year now!! I can't believe I've done all that I've done!! It's so much!!! :) So my plan for this post is for you guys to have lots of fun, and to do a recap of the past year. ;)

Ready? Let's go!!! :)

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Name: Storyteller of Weston County
Followers: 116
Posts: 450
Comments: 2228
Pageviews: 25,837
Most Popular Post: raindrops falling... (1341 views)
Shared: 7 times
Most reactions on a post: 7

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First off, we're going to do a set of trivia questions about this blog, its stories, posts, etc. ;) (and no peeking!!!! =D And by the way... all of these answers have put been put on my blog at some time. So it is possible to get everything right. :)) Ready?

What did I say this blog was about in the very first post?
1. For God, because He's my all in all.
2. My stories.

When did I first introduce Arawyn Summersprite (AS)?
1. In a post with a lot of random stuff. ;D
2. In a big premiere post.

What's Wyn's full name?
1. Lady Lelewyn
2. Mathusahumplaluckwyn.

How did I get the idea for Wyn's story?
1. From a poem.
2. From an idea that my friends and I talked about.

If I could change my blog name, what did I say I would change it to?
1. Dance in the Rain.
2. To the Sky.

What was my first post when I mention/did something related to God?
1. My third post.
2. My thirty-second post.

Who did I first learn about followers from?
1. Maddie.
2. Willow.

What was I like when I first came to blogger?
1. I knew lots of things already, so it was really easy for me to just kind of get into the whole blogging thing.
2. I knew like absolutely nothing about it. Like not even followers....!!! =P

What thing scared me like crazy last summer?
1. The spiders that kept on getting into the house...
2. A FIRE!!!!

Who have guest posted on this blog before?

Who are my two favorite of the Pevensie kids?
1. Lucy and Edmund.
2. Lucy and Peter.
(well, either way it's Lucy... =D)

What strange thing did I do for a day (that still haunts my memory as being fun)?
1. Tubing.
2. Origami.

Which is my least favorite Avenger?
1. Thor.
2. The Hulk.

Which is my favorite Avenger?
1. Black Widow.
2. Captain America.

When did Twilight's Last Night start?
1. November 2012.
2. December 2012.

When was my first giveaway?
1. When I got to fifty followers.
2. When I got to hundred followers.

What did I give out for my giveaway?
1. Designing related stuff. ;)
2. All sorts of things!! :) Like bags, earrings, blog designs, etc...

When did I create my blog designing blog?
1. January 2013.
2. December 2012.

What did I act in the play?
1. The main character.
2. The main character's pet.

In what month did I tear my ACL?
1. February.
2. March.

Thanks soooooo much for taking!! :) I'll post the answers when I've got... say... ten comments. :) (and none of those from me.... ;D)

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And now, we're going to move onto some true or false questions. :) (because they're just that much fun!!! =D haha)

True or False?
I've promised to tell you my name when I get to 200 followers.

True or False?
Letters to Jo was based on an emailing relationship I have with a friend.

True or False?
I got a bucket list because Jess had one.

True or False?
I can fluently speak Japanese.

True or False?
I can use chopsticks.

True or False?
The Heidi story had two finished books, but I decided to redo them, as they sounded childish.

True or False?
The first person I designed for was Otter Days.

True or False?
I loved designing even before I started blogging.

True or False?
I feel like crying every time I lose a friend. (follower) :'(

True or False?
I LOVE headbands!!

True or False?
I LOVE goats!!

True or False?
I LOVE horses!!

True or False?
The blog design I have right now is my FAVORITE I've EVER done!! :) (for Storyteller ;))

True or False?
I nickname this blog--Storyteller of Weston County--Storyteller like almost all the time...

True or False?
I have glasses.

True or False?
I used to have braces.

True or False?
I love winter:)

True or False?
I wish I could fly.

Thanks so much for taking!! :) I'll give these answers as soon as I give the other answers from above. ;)

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Here are just a few random things. :) For fun, of course... ;D

Name all of the blogs that I own/am apart of.

Have I ever changed my name?

What's my favorite name?

What's [probably] my favorite story I've ever written?

Tell me what you think I most likely look like, what my age is, and where you think I live. (unless you really know.  Then you can just do something crazy. =D)

How many animals do you think I have?

What's the most important thing in the world to me?

Who was the first "person off the internet" on my blog? :)

Do you think I'll ever stop this blog?

What's your favorite part about Storyteller of Weston County?

What's been your favorite post on here?

Please tell me what's been your favorite design on this blog.

Have you ever shared anything on my blog before? :) (post, blog itself, etc.)

Do you feel like you know me?

Do you think that if you met me, you'd be able to tell who I was?

Thanks for coming along, friends. :) It's been fun. :)

Have a great day!! God bless!!!! :)

A BIG Announcement!!

How long has my knee been injured? A month? Something like that. All I know is that tomorrow we're going to see the doctor dude again. As far as I can see, I'm probably going to have to get surgery. But who knows? Maybe I'll be strong enough that I won't need it. I can only hope and pray. Because whatever happens, I know that it's God's will, and I'm going to trust Him in whatever choice He chooses. Thanks to everybody who's been praying for me. It means a lot. :) Please keep it up...

Anyway, so does anybody know what the day after tomorrow is? Besides the 24th of April? And the day that my books are due at the library? =P (that reminds me... I knew to renew those...) Well, I do. (I keep on having to check to make sure that it's exactly the right date... haha =D) It's a really important date, I guess you could say. At least to me, it is. Not really to you guys or anybody else that I know. And why on earth is this date--this 24th of April, 2013--so so so important to me?

Well, followers and friends, guess what? -->this girl<-- is having her first year of blogging anniversary on that day! :) Yay!!!! =D And, maybe more important, it is Storyteller of Weston County's one year blogoversary. Wow, guys!! Exciting, right? =D Thank you all sooooo much for joining in on all of the stories and randomness around here. :) You guys are the greatest friends EVAH!!!!!!!!!! =D

And spread the word. If I have time, we're going to have a blast!!!! =D

Later gator.

Over and out.

AS--The Bog

(talking about a lake that shows you your destiny, if you're the right person...)

He looked up at me. "Well, um.... it's said that the only way that you can find it is by being lost."

"Wow," I said sarcastically. "Why haven't we found it yet?"

He glared. "Fine. Let's just keep on going."

We took off walking through the forest.

If we weren't lost already, I was pretty sure we soon were going to be....


* * *
Great. Just great. So, we were lost in the middle of a forest TRYING to be lost so that we could find a lake that would show us our destiny, which was hopefully to find Damien's dad, Brumby, and hopefully be able to find that stupid Lost Locket that we'd been after in the first place!! 
Damien and I trudged through the forest, not really going anywhere. I mean, that's how we were supposed to find this stupid lake, right? But we weren't finding anything. Which just made me more mad. And made me give more and more glares Damien's way.

"So where is your lake?" I demanded as we entered what looked and smelled like a bog. I jumped from the rock I was on to another rock.


Damien jumped onto the rock I'd just been on. "It's got to be around here somewhere!" he cried, frowning angrily at a piece of slime that had attached itself to his boot.

"Right," I snorted.

"What was that?" he demanded with a glare.

"Nothing," I answered innocently, adding in a mutter, "But I still don't see your stupid lake."

"What's that?" Damien's voice scared me so much that I fell off the rock I was balancing on and landed face first in the smelly bog.

"DAMIEN!" I screamed angrily, getting up with goo and slime dripping off my hair and clothes. "YOU'RE DEAD!"

"Ooh." He looked me up and down apologetically. "Gee, sorry."

I continued to glare at him. "Help. Me. Out. NOW!"

He gingerly offered me a hand, which I used to pull myself out. (I admit it--I left a significant amount of goo on him, too...) Then we managed to continue to hop through the stones (with me glaring at him the whole time) to the other side of the bog.

"Hey, look," I said, goo and slime dripping off me as I walked along the finally solid forest floor. "There's a look up there. I'm going to clean myself off."

"Arawyn, wai...!" Damien started to say.

He was too late.

I looked into the lake.

And gasped.

Arawyn, we have been waiting for you...


Locked Away #3


How to linkup:
1. Grab the picture and put it in your post. (you can also put it on the side of your blog, too, if you want.)
2. Pretend that you're writing a journal entry. Make up a character, where they live, time period, family, etc.
3. Follow the theme for each linkup for your journal entry. (example: "love", "hate", "forgiveness", "family"....)
4. You must be a follower of this blog.
5. Have fun!! :)

So the theme of this week is..... *drum roll* Pain. It doesn't have to be like back-breaking pain, it can be heart breaking pain, etc.

Dear Diary,

We've received our first letter from my brother. Father hasn't sent any letters yet. But then he's never really been that type of person, to write down his thoughts. But I know that he thinks of us daily. He told me be that before he left, that every time he thought of the stars, he would think of me. "You're my star, Helen," he'd told me. I'll never forget my loving papa.

It pains me, though, what fills my brother Jack's letters. He says that they have to work almost all of the time, training to fight the enemy--the Nazis. He says that he barely has any time to write to us. He says that the men there are mean and harsh, and that at times he wishes that he'd never signed up, that he'd never left England. I am filled with pain for him.

That's not all. Mum's still being strange. My heart aches to ask her what's going on. I'm pained, trying to think of a way to bring it up in a way in which I won't be yelled at. But I can't. The only hope I find is in God.

I'll keep you posted.

Love,
Helen