Thursday, January 31, 2008

my 14th post

k, the top one I had to do for school. We were supposed to draw some old boats or something, so I drew this one, making fun of teh viking boats.


These other three are from that game I talked about in one of my other posts, catterpiller, Super Man(my take on it), and a lion, (inside joke)...






sorry, I had to take pics of pics again. so they look yellow-ish...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Gavel Club Pics



Hey, so I drew the first one a couple months ago of my friend Matthew A. The 2nd one is one I did this week for my speech in Gavel Club, it a Yeti....

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Me, a game, and Get Out There

So, the first two r drawings of me..





Here are some pics of a game we play, one person says the noun, one person says the verb or what they're doing, and the third person says the location
This one was a cow, in a suit, w/ a breif case. so i drew it in a different kind of suit...The next one is a pig, jumping from a diving board, in the air...and tone after that is a frog, on fire, camping...





And this is a pic I wanna try to color or something cuz it's for getting outside, or going out there and doing what ur supposed to do...something I really need to learn...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Oh My Goth!!! These are some un-finished drawings...

How the Tortise REALLY won the race...














"Oh, My Goth!" This pic has a story behind it, but I don't wanna' type it all out,



Hey! It's been awhile since I put some drawings up here, so u can check 'em out.






This pic, is the kid's school books burning, I really wanted to do this this week.

















Wednesday, January 16, 2008

deceitful tongue

I got this e-mailed to me this week, it's kinda cool...

Top Ten Predictions for 2008 1. The Bible will still have all the answers. 2. Prayer will still work. 3. The Holy Spirit will still move. 4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people. 5. There will still be God-anointing preaching. 6. There will still be singing of praise to God. 7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people. 8. There will still be room at the Cross. 9. Jesus will still love you.10. Jesus will still save the lost

Anyway, kinda' cool, now about me!
It was interesting, two or three nights ago I fealt that God in my prayer time was prompting me to pray for speaking right things, and pray for my lying mouth. The next morning in my reading time I read Psalm 120-124, and Micah 7. This is how I started out my reading,
In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. Deliver me, O Lord from my lying lips and deceitful tongue. What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? A warrior's sharp arrow, with glowing coals of the broom tree! (Psalm 120:1-4) Then a little later it says in verse 7 I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war! In Micah 7:3 it says, Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well; the prince and the judge ask for a bribe, and the grerat man utters teh evil desire of his soul; thus they weave it together. And in Micah 7:5 it ends with, ...guard the doors of your mouth.
Those were the kind of things I was praying for, but it doesn't end there. While reading I was wondering, "I wonder if it will say what we should be doing with our mouths and words?" and it did. In Psalm 122:3, 4 Jerusalem-built as a city that is bound firmly together, to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord. So it says give thanks, then in 122:6, it says: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! "May they be secure who love you! Then in 8, For my borthers and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within you!" There is so much more I could post but I'll finish with this, in Micah 7:7, But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for me the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Another story

This week I have been reading Psalms and it's really good. People know me as the 'depressing one' but this week I read in Psalm 118 about that sort of thing and it really helped me. I'll prolly post about it and 119 in a while...
For school I have been going through Joshua, so today, I asked my mom what my writing assignment was for today, and she said that I would write something on the Fall of Jericho. (Which is in, Joshua; 5 and 6) She didn't say what kind of a writing assighnment this was so I wrote a story. :^D (btw the Jacob guy is just some guy in the camp)

Letters to Egypt
Ben Davis

Dear, Mother and Father,

You might think that we are in the land promised to our fathers and have been there for some time but, I, along with the other people have been wandering for forty years in the desert. Through out this time many trials and problems have come up. God heard that we were hungry, so he sent us food from the sky. We don’t know what it is so we call it Mana. It’s ok, but it’s nothing like your baking, mom. And we also have had quails to eat for meat, I would say that we can’t complain but we did, and still do. Now, Moses went up on some mountain to talk to God, and never came back. Some say that in God’s anger he burned Moses up from fires from the sky; others say that he was old and it was his time. Either way, he’s gone, and Joshua is our leader now. And mother and father, let me tell you I really much rather liked the way Moses used to lead us then this guy!

Well, I hope to write back to you soon,
Love,
Jacob.

Dear Mother and Father,

Just thought you’d be glad to hear that we are back on our way to the land God promised us! Sorry I haven’t written anything for a while, life’s been busy. Joshua told us that God wants a few things of us. Joshua said that the Lord said to circumcise the ones that were born in these forty years! Ooh, so glad I got that done when Moses was the leader. I’ve been wanting to forget about this whole “expedition” we’ve been on, and come back to Egypt to be a servant like you both are. Love you, father and mother, and can’t wait to be home.

Your son, (the one still crossing his legs),
Jacob.

Dear Mother and Father,

Last night Joshua, the new leader, sent out spies into the city of Jericho. Joshua said, that God is going to have us take the city. The men that Josh sent in stayed on the roof of some woman’s house and they promised her that when we take the city, she and her family will be spared. I’m a little scared, but others have faith that God will give the city into our hands, so I guess I can think about believing it.
Your peace loving son,
Jacob.

Dear Mother and Father,

Gosh, I’m tired! Joshua told us how God was gonna’ have us take Jericho. We have to walk around the city, for seven days, one time around it each day. (Except the 7th day where we have to walk around 7 times!) Today is the 5th day of walking, uughh. The priests are doing there own thing… I asked God in prayer, “How is this going to get us the city?” I didn’t get a response and while walking I stepped in a ‘Camel Pie’. I really miss home now…

Still scraping the droppings from between my toes,
Jacob.

Dear Mother and Father,

Wow, God is amazing! All the stuff God said would happen did! We marched around the city, this being the 7th and final day, then the priests blew trumpets and held the ark where God ‘rests’ then the walls fell flat! Wow, and just like the other men promised, the woman’s family wasn’t harmed. We are in the land promised to our fathers, (or um, you dad) and now I will never doubt that God can do anything!

Your, God fearing son,
Jacob!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Fox and Duck

A poem by: Ben davis (author's note: read this poem aloud)

Fox and Duck's Fight

In the little town of Riverside where the creek ran so deep and wide,
lived a fox and a duck whose friendship had gone amuck!
I’ll tell you the tale of this fateful day, when Fox and Duck ended their play.
They bickered over something so small and shabby and this is the tale of how the two got crabby.
Fox and Duck’s story starts here, when the morning started out so sunny and cheer.
Fox woke in hole with sunlight on his head, he got up and thanked God for his butter and bread.
“Speaking of food,” he said, his stomach rumbling, “I’d better fins some food for my tummy.
Maybe I’ll catch a fish with some luck,” so he walked to the creek and saw his friend Duck.
“Hello Duck!” he shouted. Duck woke with a squawk. “Heavens, Fox,” he replied, “you nearly sent me into shock!”
As the two talked Duck settled down, then Fox asked, “Good friend, are there any fish around?”
“Sure,” he quacked, “but the easily scare. I’m sure we can catch them if we work in a pair.
You get in the water and scare on over to me,” “Yeah, that will work,” Fox rolled his eyes sarcastically,
“but alright I’ll do as u say…” After a few fatal efforts they got their prey.
“I got it!” Duck exclaimed, swimming over by the reeds. “Hooray,” Fox shouted, “it’s breakfast I needs!”
The two brought their catch out of the creek and opened up their hands for a peek.
They saw a tiny little fish sobbing and flailing his torso, “Ha ha!!” Fox laughed, “we got you tasty morsel!”
“Oh, go ahead and eat me, you win,” the fish cried, “now no one will look after my kin.” Duck and Fox could just stand and stare while their puny catch’s sobbing continued to blare.
“I have to look out for my whole family,” he tried to explain, while his flinching body was aching with pain.
“In our little home behind the kelp, my parents are old need a lot help.
I have to feed the fam, clean up, and help with the kids,” by now Fox and Duck were sorry for what they did.
“So,” the small fish continued, “eat me it’s okay,” The two looked at each other sad, the fish went on, “but I guess mom won’t get her pills today…”
His voice trailed off with his cry and Duck and Fox watched in horror as the little fish died.
“Look what you’ve done?” Fox said to Duck, still looking at the fish. “What?!” Duck started, “Going hunting today was not my wish!”
“It’s your fault,” Duck handed the fish and stomped his foot in his fit. “You made the plan,” Fox retorted. Duck shouted, “Yeah, well you went along with it!”
The two hot-patatoed the fish ‘till Fox had it in the end, “Oh, yeah,” he said, “well, you’re not my friend!”
Duck snorted with a quack, “You were never my friend!” was what he called back.

Their bickering went on for days and it was driving all of Riverside totally insane. So one day I walked out where the fish was lain.
“What happened?” I said as calm as I could, but loud enough that over their shouts I could be understood.
Both saw the fish and began to wail, “Listen up friend,” they said, “and we’ll tell you the tale.”
When their story was at an end, I could see in their eyes that they were once again friends.
To be certain I said, “You boys know what to do,” Duck turned to Fox and said, “I’m sorry,” and Fox returned with a “me too.”
“There,” I said, “Now that we’re over with the worst, before doing anything else, I believe you have a something to do first.”
They knew they had to help the fish’s family so that’s what they did, Fox helped with the clean up and Duck with the kids.
The friends went back everyday to the creek that runs deep and wide, and peace was restored in Riverside.


Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year

Hey, hope all of you had a had a great Christmas and a good year so far...

video

I just used some pics my fam took and made this slideshow...

and I just got AIM so we should talk there