Crystal was here December 2nd

Crystal came today and discussed with our class about positive self-talk. Positive self-talk is when you encourage yourself, by talking to yourself. An example would be if you did badly on a test, I would tell myself “At least you tried”. This is one of the videos Crystal showed us a video. In this video a little girl is talking to herself in the mirror giving herself a pep-talk.

I’ll be doing something similar, called positive blogging. Positive blogging is when you point out good things about yourself.

A moment where I were felt proud of myself would be when I published a level on a popular video game, and it got put as being one of the top levels.

One thing I think I do well is drawing. I love to drawing and learning new ways of drawing. It’s amazing how you know what you want to draw, yet it comes out not the way you want it. You wanted to draw a person, but it comes out as a blob of graphite. For me, I practice till my smiley face doesn’t look like it’s hiding a depression.

A responsibility I enjoy having would be being in charge of a project. Any project that involves computers, drawing, or creating anything is fun for me. However I dislike being dragged around in these situations. When I have an idea, I want my idea, I’m willing to accept mods for my idea, but I don’t like my ideas put down. It’s kind of selfish (sorry, really selfish) but that’s the way I think.

A thing I like about myself is my creativity. It helps me with a lot of things. It helps me to find new ideas in an old one. Some people think “What is it”, I like to think “What it can be”. I think for creativity, I sacrifice my concentration. One minute i’m thinking “what’s the square root of ninety-two” the minute i’m thinking of what it’s like to be in space.

Some positive things people say about me is that i’m smart, or that I have good ideas. Most people think that there not as good as they really are. I keep telling myself I’m not good at drawing, but others say that i’m really good. I try to keep my expectations down so I don’t think my drawings are perfect, so I try to improve.

The True Test of Character: Keep Awake

John Wooden once said “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” Any person would try to conform to society rules and etiquette. They do this to try to get the favor of the group and not be left out, but with no one watching, you can do things without being seen. This reveals your true character, without the filter of peer pressure. It shows how you would truly act in situations where you’d normally try to blend in, or gain favor of the group. In Matthew 24:37-44, it talks about God coming at an unexpected time. If we were to know when he’s coming, We would polish up ourselves at the last moment, just to seem as if we were good. Just like the owner in Mathew 24:37-44, if he knew when the burglar would come, he would prepare for the robbery. It is important for us to know, that when you think no one’s watching, remember God knows your intentions, and he may come at any time, so be prepared for when God comes, he may even come tomorrow.


The Door Stood Open

In the book of Revelations 4.1-11, john describes a vision he has about heaven. In his vision there are many symbols and hidden meanings, only Jesus’s most faithful followers could understand. The question now is, what do they mean, what hidden meaning is behind this reading?

When John enters he sees a massive throne, with someone seated on it, this person is obviously, God. The throne represents the alter, and how we all worship around it. The twenty four elders represent the twelve tribes of Israel, and the twelve apostles. The seven torches represent the gifts of the holy spirit, this is true because the holy spirit came in the Pentecost as a tongue of fire. The four creatures represents the four book of the gospels, Matthew, mark, Luke, and John. Matthew is represented as a winged human like creature, Mark appears as a lion, Luke is the ox, And the eagle is John. The eyes all around the creatures represent knowledge, and the many wings represent mobility, and how the gospel is everywhere.

Crystal was here November 18

Today, Crystal was talking about relaxation. In class we watched a videos about different kinds of relaxation therapies. The first one was deep breathing, in this exercise, we would breathe in our nose, and hold, then exhale through our mouths. The hardest part was probably holding our breaths for a long period of time. Our next exercise required us to tense our muscles, then relax them slowly. We started from our feet up. After that we practiced mindful eating, in this we have a candy, and we’d put candy in our mouth, and slowly eat it. Instead of quickly eating them, we keep it in our mouths longer, so we could fully taste them. Here are some of the videos she shared with us.

Communication Skills

Response Idea #3

 Response Idea #3


The gifts of the Holy Spirit make us strong enough because, they give us the ability get out of hard situations. Wisdom and knowledge give us the power to have good judgement and make good decisions. Understanding helps us to forgive people when people hurt us. The gift of counsel allows us to try and help people when their hurt or in a bad situation. Fortitude gives us courage when your in danger or pain. Piety helps us to ask for help from God in times of need, and worship him. Fear of the Lord makes us fear the Lord and follow his teachings. And Love, which is the greatest gift of all, helps hold us together when were about to fall apart, and give us strength and courage when were in our darkest hour. All of these gifts help make us strong enough.

The gift of wisdom is having the knowledge, experience, and good judgment. Wisdom helps everyone make the right choices, and what to do in life. The song “Strong Enough” is saying that you might not be strong enough to do it, but if you believe in God, yourself and others you can do it.

Fear Of The Lord: Means that people trying to act like they are above God when they are not. “Fear of the Lord” generally refers to a specific sense of respect, awe, and submission to a deity. While Fear of God suggests apprehension of Divine punishment. In the song “Strong Enough” its saying that he does not have enough strength to look up to God and listen and hear his words clearly.

The gift of understanding is when you understand something. I know it may sound weird but you can understand God from the song because he says that he might not be strong enough to do it. It is all how you believe in yourself and others. He sends a really strong message about understanding people, God he wants us to be strong enough.

Piety is the gift of being religious or reverent. It helps to allow you to worship the Lord and pray to him.  It is also a belief or point of view that is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence. It means that you have great devotion to God and that you are very religious. It allows us to seek help from God in times of need.

Counsel means to make the right judgement and the right choices. This is one of seven gifts of the holy spirit. Counsel can mean to have choice of mind such as leadership, judgment, advice and choice. Giving advice can help may many people, having counsel is part of this. Through the song strong enough it says he sing this line: Cause when I’m finally.Finally at rock bottom well, that’s when I start looking up and reaching out. He realizes that he has to let go to get closer to God. He make the right choice that is what counsel is.

Fortitude gives us courage in pain or adversity. Asking God for help when we need it the most. In the song “Strong Enough by Matthew west” it talks about how God gives you strength, and fortitude, so when times are tough, god is on your

Knowledge can make you strong because knowing things can help you prepare for the future. The song says that he knows he can be strong with the help of God. God can help you have the gift of knowledge. The gift of knowledge can help you in many ways it can help you make important choices and answer important questions in life.

The greatest gift of the holy spirit is love, love is when you have affection for someone important to you. God loves us, so he protects us, and gives is the things we need. We’re not “strong enough” to be on our own, we need god, and he gladly helps us, because he loves us. Love is a beautiful thing, and without it, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are today. Now the question is whether we love god?



Response idea #2





Luke 10:25-24

You can recognize a person with the gift of knowledge by them knowing right from wrong, and knowing the answer through life may help you to make decisions.

Mathew 22:23-33

You can recognize a person  with the gift of knowledge by them knowing the and respecting the power of god, and knowing the scriptures can help to fulfill our true purpose. Also keeping in mind god is living can help us stay true to him.

Genesis 41:15-36

You can recognize a person with the gift of knowledge by them knowing the true meanings behind things that seem literal, and preparing for upcoming events.


Links to my groups word clouds

Kylie‘s word cloud blog

Riely‘s word cloud blog

Hannah‘s word cloud blog

Colton‘s word cloud blog




Random ideas to blog about

We were given Questions we had to answer through a story, so I did.

Question: If aliens attacked the Earth, what would be the one item you would take with you?
“Austin, time to get up” my dad said in attempt to bring me out of my slumber. “Just a minute dad, i’ll wake up… eventually.” My dad yanked the sheets right out of my bed, then screamed “Austin, aliens are attacking! We have to go now!!!”  “Dad, let me sleep, for just ten more minu…” I opened my eyes to the sight of our house in ruins. In the distance you could see an ominous green glow. “A fleet of spaceships are coming and they’re coming fast, you only have time to take on thing so get up, make your mind, then get the heck to the car” My dad said as he ran out. I jumped out of my bed and ran out of the house with a backpack (with school supplies, eg scissors, water bottle, lunch kit, etc) in hand. We dashed to the car and drove off. As our car left Vermilion, we saw the fleet of spaces crafts, dismantling the town of Vermilion building by building. I sighed in relief, knowing we had escaped the disaster behind us, but terrified at what would happen next…

Question: What would be your famous last words?

“That was close” I thought to myself as I stare at the massive destruction of vermilion. The shuttles shot laser beams at the buildings. “Why are they here?” I thought to myself. “What do they wa…” A sudden orchestra of car alarms went off. We look ahead to a intimidating sight. The entire road in front of us was engulfed in flames.
Mysterious creatures roamed around the wreckage speaking in some kind of language. “Everyone, don’t say a word.” our dad said as the aliens inspected our vehicle. The cryptic creatures climb all over our car, investigating the exterior. They had big eyes with slit pupils, nearly coming out of their foreheads. The lizard-like creatures were semi quadruped, on fours occasionally, but on twos mostly. The creatures had their mouths covered, and some kind of yellow gaseous substance being pumped into the reptile’s mask. To our fortune, the creatures past us, but the neighboring car didn’t get the same outcome. The passengers of the neighboring sports car were condemned (due to lack of roof). The driver was screaming in terror as the alien picked him up. The aliens dashed out in a sudden burst with the person in hand. The car erupted in the scream of our innocent little brother.
The alien stopped and turned back and stared directly at us. His eyes locked on his target. “DAD GO, GO GO GO” I screamed in complete fear of the creatures. The speedometer spiked as our dad attempted a dangerous escape. The creature behind us ran at a speed no living creature would ever achieve. The very look of the creature put Jude to tears. The alien stared at me, and wouldn’t look anywhere else. The alien pounced at our car. “Holy crap!!” I screamed. The alien dug his claws through the roof of our car. Suddenly the reptile ripped off our roof and pounced on me. The alien removed his mask showing rows of unimaginably sharp teeth. He dug his teeth into my arm.  Screams echoed through the car. My dad jumps out of his seat and kicks the creature in the eye. The creature shrieks then retreats. The world begins to fade, I could barely breathe. “Austin!” My Mom screamed. “I’ll be waiting for you all at the gates of heaven” This being my last words. Then everything faded away, everything was black, and silent…

Class with Crystals

With Crystal we learnt about our brain and how it affects us, and how the internet affects us.

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