Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you are all having a blessed time with your family and friends and remembering to keep Christ at the center. It’s CHRISTmas, after all!
I don’t know if it’s just me, but the last couple weeks didn’t really feel that Christmas-y as the years before. It didn’t seem like the holiday season I normally love and hope for. I’m always excited for that feeling I get when listening to Christmas music, setting up decorations, and of course, Christmas morning.
I was born with a passion. I had a passion for people, which grew into an even deeper passion for Jesus after I became a Christian. I don’t like the thought of giving up. I don’t like the thought of giving in to the devil because I didn’t try. I want to be a doer, not a thinker. I want to make a difference. I’ve gone through many trials in life and I believe God uses those trials to help me understand people. And I can. I see all these needy people and I want to do something. But I don’t know how. I don’t have the courage to say hello. I’m afraid of what people will think. But the Holy Spirit is in me and He helps me get past those fears and He guides me in what to do and say. He is there with me every step of the day. God is my refuge. He is my strength. I am His servant and I will do what He says!
I have goals in life. I have goals to help people. I want to guide them to Christ. I want to be a light to everyone I meet. I am willing to do anything for Him who died for me. I am ready. I can’t wait any longer.
Something many of us don’t realize, including me, is how much we can affect people. I didn’t realize how much influence I had on others at my homeschooling group until my friend told me a couple weeks ago! People were looking up to me, and I wasn’t being the best example I could be! If we realized how much people were influenced by us, how would we be acting?
Most people don’t ever realize that they themselves have been influenced by someone else until much later. The people you hang out with are going to become who you are and who you act like, so choose your friends wisely! I’m starting to realize just how much I’m starting to act like my best friend, my close friends, my not-so-close friends, my family…the list of people who have influenced me goes on and on!
One day I was in the kitchen writing a procedure for a lab report that was due that week. After I’d finished, I read it through and was surprised to realize I had used a ton of "Old-English" words and language! Why?
It's the last day of Guest Post Week! I have been so blessed through this series and I hope you have been, too. For our last and final guest post, we have a touching story and lesson from my older sister, Kaitlyn. Being content is so key in having joy, and being content and having joy in Jesus is the best! Enjoy this post and thank you all for reading! I'll be posting soon this week, so stay tuned! I love you all!
One lesson that can be hard to learn is contentedness. There’s a story I’d like to tell of a girl I know named Izzie. Over the last few years, she’s felt really stuck. When she was twelve, her best friend moved across the country, her family left their homeschool group of six years, and about half of her church left to plant a new church.
Happy Sunday! Today we have a post by my friend Emily about EQ: Emotional Intelligence. This is something lots of people can struggle with, and hopefully this post will help you. And don't forget to pray!
“Don’t promise when you’re happy
Don’t reply when you are angry
Don’t decide when you’re sad”
You know those situations when you are late for an important event and realize you have no control over the ordeal? You can’t legally drive yet, your mom is getting impatient because you should have left the house twenty minutes ago but for some reason no one has their ducks in a row. When you finally pull out of the drive, mom is crankier than ever. Better not say anything or World War III will break out. But then your sibling who seems amazingly ignorant of the strained situation starts rambling on about random stuff which makes everything worse. That’s when you notice you left something important at home and you realize asking your mom to turn the car around and waste another 10 precious minutes will be a risky idea. But you ask anyway. And your sibling raises their voice too. And then your mom does. And World War III begins.
We're on to our last three days of guest post week! Here is Part 2 of Drew's post from yesterday. I hope you're blessed by this and that you will start to truly believe that Jesus is your Savior in your heart and not only in your mind! Love you all!
I was at a complete loss as to what to say. I had never had a professor treat me in this manner. I mean, sure, I had debated with professors before on differences of opinion, but this was taking things to another level.
I said one more quick prayer in head, as I really wanted a way to leave. Suddenly, the words I needed to say popped into my mind, and came out of my mouth before I could even understand what I was saying.
"I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart;
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"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all of my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."