Joseph’s Journey

At school, we have been learning about Joseph. The bible talks about how Joseph’s life was rewarded because of his will to trust in God. Joseph was one of several siblings but was loved the most. He was given special treatment, a coat of many colors, and he didn’t have to work as hard. God showed favor over Joseph’s life, but his brothers didn’t like how Joseph was honored. So, they tried to commit homicide because of their indignant jealousy. When they were going to allow him to die, they saw slave traders that were available. Joseph’s brothers ended up selling him into slavery. Joseph ended up being one of the best slaves, to a prisoner, to Pharaoh’s second in command. He went through a lot during his lifetime, but what I like about Joseph is that he never questioned God. He followed God by having faith and working his hardest no matter what was happening. In life, you are going to go from one hard journey to another. Do you have the faith of Joseph?

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The Horrific Flood in India

Since Wednesday in Kerala, India, a horrific storm has taken the lives of many people. This Indian state is filled with rivers that have overpowered towns. Dharamvir Singh is one of several people who is saving lives. Rafts made from banana trees are being used to rescue families. Civilians are trying to evacuate the severe flood waters.  Some residents do not have access to food, clean water, or bathrooms. The Indian Government of National Disaster Response Force is trying its best to save lives. In Peringara, Kerala water came up to six feet. The NDRF tried to locate one elderly man who needed oxygen. He was “located in the middle of nowhere” but was eventually found in time. In this time of need, we have to pray for these people because they are our brothers and sisters. They are related to us because we are all apart of the human race. Always remember that God is much bigger than what we want. He is not Santa Claus, so we should not have a wish list. He is the Great I Am who answers prayers and who blesses those in need. We just have to take the time to pray for and help others because God showed favor over our lives. One day we will need the same prayer and help returned back to us, because we are all climbing the same mountain, just on different sides.

Novel Report- Auschwitz

One of the books that I have read this summer is titled Auschwitz. It tells the true story of Dr. Miklos Nyiszli and how he gets taken into a Jewish concentration camp. While being in the camp he survives because of his knowledge in the medical field. He soon learns that there is more than one way to be executed in the treacherous camp. Dr.Nyiszli works alongside Dr. Mengle who is also known as the angel of death. Miklos tries to examine bodies so that Dr.Mengle can try to uphold the Aryan race and find the differences in people with who don’t have the same physical appearances. He ends up finding his family and finds a way to freedom. I do recommend reading Auschwitz because it emotionally and mentally informs you of some of the events that took place during World War II.

ROLLER GIRL

My first book of August was titled Roller Girl. Roller Girl  is a New york Times bestseller that teaches you the value of real friendship. I loved reading Roller Girl personally because of all of the exciting, adventures that take place in Astrid’s life. You will go on a journey to find that those who appear to be closest to you can forsake you at any time. Astrid is a pre-teen battling life’s toughest situations when her best friend Nicole finds other friends. She is learning to work hard and to definitely stand out from the crowd. All it takes is motivation, rainbow bite, blue hair, and a little extra practice to become asteroid the Roller Girl.

Wiser

We think that we know the basics.

What grandma taught your mom and what she taught you.

But isn’t it foolish to think that we don’t have the wisdom to discover what we never knew.

We do so much wrong, but can’t search for what’s right.

Why can’t we be wiser and put up a fight?

Know that our choices not only affect us, but everyone else.

Easy, because we only care for those with a value as great as ourself.

If we were all given a simple test, we would consider others incompetent if they failed unlike the rest.

That’s how life is.

You talk and gossip because you think that you did it the faster way.

When the other person has only had the experience of a day.

How can we call someone incompetent if that would make their self-esteem worsen?

Any wise man would know that common sense is a perception of judgement until you’ve been that person.

 

Summer Reading

As we all know, the back to school season is starting. Even though school is beginning, August is also known as a summer month. Therefore summer reading should not cease. From my experience of reading this summer, I have read very entertaining and eye-opening books. If you are searching for books to read, here is my summer reading list.

Sisters- Sisters tells the story of two sisters who can be complete opposites. They learn from each other and go on great adventures.

Auschwitz- Auschwitz is a true story about a man named Dr. Miklos Nyiszli. He is a Jew and gets taken into a Jewish concentration camp. He becomes a privileged prisoner due to his knowledge in the medical field.

Smile- Smile takes you on an adventure of a middle schooler who has trouble making friends. Raina had a terrible accident that led her to have dental work. Will she learn the ways of life and how to smile?

The Silent Boy- The Silent boy tells the story of a girl named Katy who has a friend that never speaks. She discovers why he remains silent, and knows that he isn’t as simple-minded as people think.

EL Deafo- Cece has trouble with her hearing and eyesight. She is self-conscious, but uses her disabilities as a superpower.

The Fourteenth Goldfish- Ellie is figuring out middle school. She is trying to find her passions and knows that she does not fit in. All it takes is her elderly fourteen year old grandpa to push her out of her comfort zone. What journeys will they go on, and will they believe in the possible?

The Fault in our Stars- This book is mentally and emotionally breathtaking. Hazel is battling cancer and feels alone. Watch Hazel Grace fall in love and learn that she is important.

Counting by 7’s- Willow doesn’t know what hits her when her parents die in a sudden car crash. She is a genius who takes on one challenge at a time and makes friends along the way.

Past and Present

Today is the day in 1945 that an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This event was decided by President Harry S. Truman. This changed the course of several lives ,and was one of the most vital and historical events to take place in world history.

Toxic algae in Florida is killing thousands of fish. This event is taking such a tragic turn that the governor called an emergency order. This harmful red tide has lasted longer than any in the past.