Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chapter 10 of Despite the Fact


10. Supreme Court, Part One
We are on our way to Indianapolis, our room is fixed, the Reid family happily agree to take care of our animals, and Dad and his lawyer have everything talked out. We don’t have to do school today. Mom tells Asher, Cohen, Ruth, and I we can learn government through court. Today is a rainy and humid day. Indianapolis is two and a half hours away. Since court starts at one, we leave at ten. Dad always likes earlier, especially since Levi and Grace are small. The younger kids think this ride is so long. They've never been to Florida, cause I took a trip during the time when we lived in Texas, and I know that trip was very long. We take a very long highway to Indianapolis, and then we take several smaller streets 'till we found Washington street. The courthouse is a light grey, has lots of steps, and antique-style columns. My dad finds the parking place, and we jump out of the van.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Chapter 9 of Despite the Fact


9. A Busy Week
It is Monday, August sixth, exactly seven days from the date court is set on.  Out house is very busy. We have been debating on which neighbors are the most responsible at taking care of the animals while we are away. Usually Grandpa takes care of'em, 'cept he wants to come to the supreme court with us, so we have to rely on the neighbors. Finally, after over an hour of questioning, and consideration, we decide the Reid family shall be the appointed ones. Their four children have incredible experience taking care of farm animals. Dad has been quite busy making frequent trips to Evansville to discuss his court business with his lawyer, Asher is crazy busy mowing the farm/ranch, while Cohen is selling the wood from the tree. I, myself have been busy somewhat. I've been trying to keep house, babysit (my siblings and the Reid kids), do all my regular chores, and on top of that, yesterday we started school.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Photos!

Hey y'all, I just wanted to say I posted some photos on "My Photography" tab. Most of them are fireworks and the ocean, but there are some random photo pictures thrown in. Click here ~Lilly

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Chapter 8 of Despite the Fact


8. Eavesdropper
“I drove to my friend Brooklyne’s house today, she's a nurse, and I asked her if she'd know why I've been feeling so dreadfully sick these past several months. I know we will have another addition in fall, but I have been feeling worse.” I open the door a bit wider. “After I told her what I've been feeling like, she told me to expect another set of twins this September. You and the kids are going to have to work harder. I know you all work and help as much as you can, but we will need more money.” I close my door. Twins? What can be better than to have two sets of twins in our family, back to back! But work harder? Mom already tells me school is going to be a challenge this year. I don't know how any of us will be able to work. I think about when Levi and Grace were born. I remember Asher teasing me saying the twins would be two boys. I told him it'd be two girls. We were so excited to find out if it'd be two boys or two girls. We were so surprised when Grandpa drove us up to the hospital and we found out they were a boy and a girl. I am hoping these twins will be two sisters, though I do love my brothers.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

What I've been up to

What I have been reading:





Image result for the prince warriors
I'm only on chapter 6, but I love it already! Thanks for telling me about this, Hannah and Claire! I probably will post a review soon!


Monday, March 11, 2019

Chapter 7 of Despite the Fact


7. I'm Not Going to Give Up
 “All rise for the honorable Judge Valley.” We are at the county courthouse, rising for the judge, according to Dad, he told me we must stand up 'till the judge beckons us to sit down. It is two in the afternoon. The judge motions for us to sit down. A man swiftly walks up and gave the judge some papers. Turning, the judge looks over his spectacles and at his hand-picked jury.
            “Mr. Jeremy Allen Wyatt wants the privilege to preach in jails. Mr. Morris Dillon West says preaching in jails should be illegal. Mr. Wyatt says the very First Amendment in the Bill of Rights is Freedom.” The judge turns to a man working for him.
            “We call Mr. Jeremy Wyatt to the stand.” Dad rises, and makes his way to the seat he is supposed to sit at. Mr. West's lawyer, Mr. Hart, is the first one to ask any questions. (In my opinion, Mr. Hart looks like a lawyer fresh out of law school.)

Friday, March 8, 2019

Make a joyful noise!

Last Sunday, our piano player at church was sick. No one else in our church can really play the piano good, so what did we do? We sang a Capella. Yup, it was an experience we never had before, but it was amazing! This reminds me of the Psalms, where it says "make a joyful noise". The Bible doesn't say we need a church choir, or a lot of fancy instruments. Our church only has a simple piano. All the Bible says is we need to make a joyful noise. What is a joyful noise? It could be just trying to sing the words the some old hymns, of maybe a professional singer. We have all kinds of voices in our church. Young and old, and in a big variety of voices, we don't have to be professional singers for Christ, we just can make noise that praises Him! So next time you are at church, remember, Make A Joyful Noise!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Chapter 6 of Despite the Fact


6. Summer Storms
Today is very humid and cloudy. The air sticks to me, giving me this feeling like I am taking a bath in honey and sugary syrup. I am out doing chores, but it is hard to since my dress clings very close to me. I am glad when my outdoor chores are done. As soon as I run inside, Mom tells me it is time for breakfast. I sit down in my usual seat when Selah starts asking several questions to Dad, so I listen to Dad answer them while I ate.
            “Daddy, who gave you all the money last night?” Selah asks.
            Dad replies “My friends at the police station. A few of them are like brothers to me. They all know we have been struggling lately, so they all pitched in and gave us some money.”

Monday, March 4, 2019

Chapter 5 of Despite the Fact


5. His Hand Will Provide
The next day, Dad leaves to see if any jobs are available at the neighboring farms. Grandpa Michael mentions if the younger kids can help him do some farm chores, he’ll pay them some. My neighbors, the Reid’s have two little girls, Chrissy and Jessa, whom I am going to babysit today. My mom has several people who want to be photographed today, so she's working. Grandpa Michael is going to pick up the younger ones in a half an hour and take them to his farm, except Ruth isn't awake yet. So, Mom is waking up Ruth, and I'm heading over to the neighbors to babysit Chrissy and Jessa. I only babysit them a few days a week or when necessary. Dad finds out can help build a house for $14 an hour, so he accepts that temporary job. The job is only for two days, though.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Always Something to be Thankful For

It is March first! Springtime, right? Not exactly. It's cold, muddy, and breezy, not quite yet spring. No sun, just a cloudy day. Flu season, not what you call a nice time of the year. Instead of thinking about only the negative, think about something positive. What are some things you're thankful for? Here are the top ten things I am thankful for:

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Chapter 4 of Despite the Fact


4. Fired
It is eight o'clock am, and I am skipping to the barn. Levi and Zacharias are playing with some blocks, and Ruth is helping Mom make breakfast. Asher and Cohen are mucking out the stalls, and Dad and Grace are collecting eggs. My duty, every morning is to give food to all of our farm animals. My family has 15 beef cows, 1 nasty pig, 7 cats all with kittens, 3 beautiful horses, 6 goats, 4 adorable German Shepherds name Buick, Chevy, Ford, and Mercedes, 13 rabbits, 5 sheep, and 100, or so ugly chickens, plus several ducks. My chore takes almost an hour on average, and breakfast is at nine. My watch reads 8:10, so I better start.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Chapter 3 of Despite the Fact


3. Ministry
Four days later, Zacharias is back home. He is acting normal, if you ask me. He plays, talks loudly, and teases. Except for one thing. He is king Zacharias, and we are all his servants. Having two broken legs, and a broken wrist, he can't do much on his own. (Hint, I am the main servant.) It is a very hot July day, with temperatures reaching up to the upper 90s. None of our animals are out playing. My siblings and I are very happy cause today, Dad is taking us to a jail to preach! This is something we always look forward to. Besides preaching in jails, this is the week when Ruth has her 10th birthday. She wants to go with Dad to the jails. This was her birthday request.
            “Ready to go?” Dad asks, as he walks into the room.