Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Last week the Mako HS girls went out to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory!

I love these girlies!!

we're cute :o)

she is adorable

dear friend!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


In the Shadow of the Glorious Cross

(link from MichaelW)


Psalm 2 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 2

The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed
1 Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,
3"Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us."

4He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6"As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill."

7I will tell of the decree:The LORD said to me, "You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel."

10Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Check RBCNashville's Vimeo in the next day or two for Pastor Stephen's sermon on this Psalm!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Psalm 100
A Psalm of Thanksgiving.
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Well... so much for blogging about what I'm thankful for every day... ~:-) I'll catch up! :o)

Today has been lovely. :o) I had piano and swim team. Then, instead of doing algebra in algebra 2 study group, Riley, Isabella, and Chris came over to watch Toy Story 3 and eat pizza. :o) So fun!! Like two seconds after those fun friends left, I headed over to the Cheesecake Factory for a very fun and rockin dinner with some of the HS Mako girls! Jenny, Linds, Charli, Rachel, Hannah, and Harper Grace came!! YUM it was so good!! I love my Mako girlies!!!

Some more things I am thankful for!

11. my algebra 2 class
12. algebra 2 study group
13. chocolate
14. cheesecake
15. peppermint ice cream
16. good chats with dear friends
17. break!
18. learning how to drive
19. safety while driving
20. good news from my dear Nana!
21. skype
22. more good news from other friends
23. photography
24. fall- leaves, colors, bonfires, scarves, smores, pumpkins, mums :o)
25. my mako girls!!
26. getting to see dear friends home from college!
27. good swim team practices
28. laughing
29. freebies
30. my upcoming baptism!!
31. toy story 3
32. getting to play in the worship band at church
33. my amazing church family
34. my dear and precious family
35. keith and kristyn getty's "behold the lamb: the communion hymn" ahhh so wonderful! (see previous post)
36. winning over our technology problems

Today Shutterfly almost failed me. But it came through. I hope. We'll see.

Good night :o)

Lily :o)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thankful ~ take 1

In honor of Thanksgiving, I am going to several posts on what I am thankful for. :o)

1. Christ- He died on the cross for my sins. wow.
2. My family. They are the best. I am SO thankful for my dear family!!
3. My church. I am so thankful to hear the Gospel preached every Sunday! My church family is my extended family!
4. Friends. I am blessed with incredible friends!
5. Homeschooling.
6. Whitver- so amazing.
7. Makos.
8. Freedom in our country.
9. I am thankful that God is faithful- always.
10. The Scriptures- that we have the whole Bible and can read it.

Y'all, God has richly blessed us.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

my new favorite hymn.

As the three Scott girls approach being baptized in a few weeks (!!!), I wanted to share this song. I LOVE Keith and Kristyn Getty's music! We sing their songs all of the time but I recently bought several of their songs on iTunes :o)

I LOVE this hymn and was super excited you can get the sheet music for free!

Here is a video of Stuart Townend singing it.

You can hear a sample of the version I have (Kristyn Getty singing) here.

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, Slain for us
and we remember the promise made
that all who come in faith find forgiveness at the cross

So we share in this bread of life,
and we drink of His sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of peace
around the table of the king

The body of our savior Jesus Christ, torn for you
eat and remember; The wounds that heal,
the death that brings us life paid the price to make us one.

So we share in this bread of life,
and we drink of His sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of love
around the table of the king

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin, shed for you
Drink and remember He drained death’s cup
That all may enter in to receive the life of God.

So we share in this bread of life,
and we drink of His sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of grace
around the table of the king

And so with thankfulness and faith we rise to respond
And to remember our call to follow
in the steps of Christ As His body here on earth

As we share in His suffering,
We proclaim Christ will come again
And we’ll join in the feast of heaven
Around the table of the King

From the Gettymusic.com

The Communion Hymn is exactly what it says it is -a hymn to be used during the communion part of a service – the opening verse sets the context, preparing us for communion with verse 2 focussing on the bread and verse 3 the wine while verse 4 being the response as we leave.

We took several key themes – we wanted to explain simply what each part of communion is about and so use it as a teaching song, explaining the meaning of the elements. We also wanted to write in a way which appealed to the senses ‘ the visual image of the table of the King, ‘drained deaths cup’ . It also brings in the eternal dimension which we try to do in all of our hymns – where we tei the cup to the theme of judgement and the fact that it is part of our communion experience is to remember his return.”

i made my cut :o)

Yesterday I made my breaststroke regional cut!!! Whoo hoo!! My time on Thursday was 1.31 and I went 1.28 yesterday!! Yay!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Today has been a great day :o)

Check out this really fun video:

I love this hymn. We sang it today.

It Is Well With My Soul

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.


It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.


My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!


For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.


But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!


And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.


Saturday, November 13, 2010


I am very tired and am kinda stressed from driving more than an hour on the interstate in the rain and dark, but this made me laugh.


My friend Rachel posted this on Facebook! So pretty!!

Last night some folks from my world lit class came over to watch Macbeth.

Check out these super cute Thanksgiving tags you can download:


I am really excited about this::

Happy Saturday!

Lily :o)

Friday, November 12, 2010


Hey friends!

Well, we had our second swim meet last night! It was against Harpeth Hall and MBA. We kinda got creamed but we were expecting that :o) I was very impresses at Harpeth Hall's awesome sportsmanship! They cheered on all of their girls and stayed in the pool till all of our girls were done. (for all of you non-swimmers it is very respectful to stay in the pool till everyone is done :o) It was fun to be with my amazing team! Our divers got first! I swam 200 medley relay (breaststroke), 200 free, 200 breaststroke, and 400 free relay. When I got home last night from school, swim meet, and team dinner, I was so exhausted. Literally about to fall over.

Tonight my world lit class is coming over for a movie night! We are going to watch Macbeth! (look soon for my post on Macbeth :)

Verse for today:

2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.


Lily :o)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Acts 23:1-11

From our family reading:

Acts 23

1 Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” 2 At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. 3 Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!”

4 Those who were standing near Paul said, “How dare you insult God’s high priest!”

5 Paul replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’

6 Then Paul, knowing that some of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, called out in the Sanhedrin, “My brothers, I am a Pharisee, descended from Pharisees. I stand on trial because of the hope of the resurrection of the dead.” 7 When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. 8 (The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees believe all these things.)

9 There was a great uproar, and some of the teachers of the law who were Pharisees stood up and argued vigorously. “We find nothing wrong with this man,” they said. “What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?” 10 The dispute became so violent that the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them. He ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force and bring him into the barracks.

11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.”

I love the part about the Lord standing by Paul and encouraging him! Paul was discouraged and the Lord comes, standing by him as to receive him, and tells him to take courage.

From here:

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The Lord stood by him - Evidently the Lord Jesus. See the notes on Acts 1:24. Compare Acts 22:18. The appearance of the Lord in this case was a proof that he approved the course which Paul had taken before the Sanhedrin.

Be of good cheer - It would not be remarkable if Paul, by these constant persecutions, should be dejected in mind. The issue of the whole matter was as yet doubtful. In these circumstances, it must have been especially consoling to him to hear these words of encouragement from the Lord Jesus, and this assurance that the object of his desires would be granted, and that he would be permitted to bear the same witness of him in Rome. Nothing else can comfort and sustain the soul in trials and persecutions but evidence of the approbation of God, and the promises of his gracious aid.

Bear witness also at Rome - This had been the object of his earnest wish Romans 1:10; Romans 15:23-24, and this promise of the Lord Jesus was fulfilled,Acts 28:30-31. The promise which was here made to Paul was not directly one of deliverance from the present persecution, but it implied that, and made it certain.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Check out RBCN on Vimeo!

Check out the Sunday School lesson this past Sunday by Jeremy and the sermon by Pastor Stephen! I was not feeling 100% and was not there for the sermon (which I am looking forward to watching on vimeo!). I was there for the SS, though, and it was awesome!! Check 'em out!

Untitled from RBC Nashville on Vimeo.

Untitled from RBC Nashville on Vimeo.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Nana!!

Today is our darling Nana's birthday!! Nana is such a blessing to so many people! She is cheerful, very compassionate, thoughtful, a great grandmother, a great friend, a servant to many, and a light of Jesus. I am so blessed to have her as my Nana! Nana, you are the BEST!!! I love you very very much!!

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

How Deep the Father's Love For Us

This is one of my favorites!

How deep the Father's love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure

How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory

Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocing voice,
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that helf Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I knoww that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast inJesus Christ
His death and resurrection

Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Yearbook Pics

Well, Mom and Dad both liked # 2 so that's the one I picked!

This year's picture and last year's!

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hey Friends!

Ok- I am SUPER excited!! Thanks to my outstanding chemistry teacher who helped me in study hall yesterday, this now makes sense!


Yay!! It made me happy :o)

Makos won the meet on Wednesday!! It was also fun- we won the big event- the tshirt relays!

Last night was the school swing dance! "HEY!! Look!! A bird!" haha!

A really yummy fall recipe:

Pilgrim Pies

If you think good old whoopie pies just can't be improved upon, just wait until you try these: pumpkin cookies filled with fluffy cream cheese frosting. They're guaranteed to be a popular new addition to your standard Thanksgiving dessert offerings.
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 cups confectioners' sugar
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat the eggs, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl until smooth. Stir in the pumpkin. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture a half cup at a time, blending each time until smooth.
  2. Drop a heaping tablespoon of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet, using a moist finger or the back of a spoon to slightly flatten each mound. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy. Mix in the confectioners' sugar a half cup at a time, until the frosting is spreadable.
  4. To assemble the pies, turn half of the cookies bottom side up and spread a generous amount of cream cheese frosting on each one. Top them with the remaining cookies (turned right side up). Makes 10 to 14 Pilgrim Pies.

Question of the day: Why is it when people with accents (i.e. British) sing, why can't you hear their accents?! I have always wondered that. Just sayin.

Verse of the day:
2 Chronicles 7:19 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Happy Friday! Stay warm!

Lily :o)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

happy wednesday

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
~Matthew 11:28

Today is our first swim meet! It is a fun relay meet. Every event is a relay and they are 100s, 200s, or a 400 free. I am doing the 200 free relay and the 100 breaststroke relay. I am excited! It is also very fun to have all of our team together! This year our high school team captains are Linds and Dane! Every week in November, except for one, we have a swim meet. They were all supposed to be on Thursdays which meant I would have to rearrange my schedule for three weeks, but two got moved! Next week we have a dual meet vs. MBA and Harpeth Hall on Thursday. The next week is a dual meet vs. Ravenwood on Tuesday.

I love our team! Hopefully we will be rockin it at the pool! :o)

Lily :o)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Yearbook Pictures!

Taken by the lovely, beautiful, and talented Megan!!

I have to choose one... Mom and Dad like # 2.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Phil Wickham- You're Beautiful

You're Beautiful
by Phil Wickham

I see your face in every sunrise
The colors of the morning are inside your eyes
The world awakens in the light of the day
I look up to the sky and say... You’re Beautiful

I see your pow’r in the moonlit night
Where planets are in motion and galaxies are bright
We are amazed in the light of the stars
Its all proclaiming who you are... You’re beautiful

I see you there hanging on a tree
You bled and then you died and then you rose again for me
Now you are setting on your heavenly throne
Soon you will be coming home... You’re Beautiful

When we arrive at eternity’s shore
Where death is just a memory and tears are no more
We’ll enter in as the wedding bells ring
Your bride will come together and we’ll sing... You’re Beautiful


It is CRAZINESS that it is already November! Where does the time go?!