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Your Heart

When you fall in love it's scary, it's scary for a variety of reasons but one of them is that you lose a part of yourself. By falling in love you give a piece of your heart to another person, this gives them the opportunity to do whatever they wish with that part of you. Some people will guard the piece of your heart you've given, some will realize your efforts and your value, and others will break that heart, and they don't just break it once, but rather multiple times. When you fall in love you give someone your time, you make them a priority, you value them over and above everything else, and when your amount and quality of efforts are not given in return, a little piece of the heart you've given breaks, and the more this continues to happen the more you break as a person. Sometimes were so wrapped up in how much we love someone that we don't realize hoe they are treating us is wrong. We will justify anything for a person we love, we will fight until we are …
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Be Good to Yourself!

Everyone deals with stress in life no matter how young or old you may be. I know this is a topic I've touched on several times, this is due to the fact it is an ever changing, ever growing concept. Stress is constantly coming in seemingly endless forms. The specific aspect of stress that I want to focus on today is the fact that when were stressed, we typically take that stress out on ourselves. This is pertaining to how we treat our bodies, both physically and mentally when were stressed. I have experienced this a lot lately. Junior year has been crazy as I'm sure most of you know either from past experience or current. There's stress on getting grades that colleges will accept, ACT/SAT, getting volunteer hours, internships, upholding a job, playing sports or being active in school clubs, and so much more on top of trying to stay sane... In my most recent experience, I have come to the conclusion that when I'm stressed there are times that I'm not good to my body.…

Finding Your Purpose

I had the pleasure of hearing a sermon Wednesday night and it got me thinking. It was about purpose, and finding God's purpose for your life then acting on it. This really got me thinking, we often think about and focus all of our energy on the grand purpose for our lives. The one thing, the one ministry that God put us on the earth to fulfill. It's true, we all have one of those, but lets be honest, it can get pretty exhausting focusing all of our energy on figuring it out. Not to mention while were focusing our energy on trying to find that one specific thing, how many other opportunities from the Lord are we missing? There is more he wants us to do than just one grand act or one area of ministry. Each day we are here isn't by chance or because we got lucky enough to be alive. We are here each day because God still wants each of us to be here. We are here because on this very day, no matter how bland or gloomy it may seem, on this day, God has something he wants us to do…

I am a child of God

" I'm a child of God, yes I am". This line of a song I'm sure many have heard is not just a song lyric, it is a testimony of life, of new life. It is the testimony of my life. It isn't a title, it's a lifestyle. It isn't the hope my life will be easy and perfect. It is the understanding that it will be messy and complicated paired with the understanding that my God will get me through it. It is the understanding that he gives and takes away, that things are on his time table not mine. The understanding that he knew me and shaped me to live out his plan for my life that he perfectly crafted specifically for me ( how incredible is that??) The understanding that I am not in control and that he is sovereign. The learning of patience in waiting for his answer to an anxious prayer or plea.  It is a commitment that I will live for the Lord despite earthly temptation. It is a commitment to follow the path he has lit for me even when it doesn't make sense. It …

Growth and Change, It's Okay!

As people we often have a tendency to jump ahead in life. We get excited in the moment or scared in the moment and seem to think that one moment in paradise or one moment in pain defines our future. As hard as it is, we need to take control of our aspirations and dreams, we need to work on building ourselves in a positive way. We also need to remember that we change and we grow and that's perfectly okay. A part of living is learning more about yourself and who you want to be. A part of living is deciding not only what you want but whats best for you. A part of life is understanding that people are in your life for a season and its okay if that season ends. It's also okay to take time for yourself. You can be there for people as much as you want and that's great but you can't change them, only they can do that. So focus on yourself, learn who you are and who you want to be and don't be afraid for that to change. Don't fear the loss of someone in your life, their…

Vulnerability and the Question of Miraculous Love

It's a very rare occasion that I make myself completely vulnerable in my writing, lately I think I'd even go as far to say that I've been afraid to be vulnerable because I've been afraid to fully embrace myself. In all honesty I haven't wrote a lot lately wondering what my thoughts were lacking, and it's come to my attention the very thing I've been afraid of is exactly what was needed. Tonight I wrote something and a very dear friend of mine inspired me to share it with all of you. For that I am beyond thankful. Sometimes we need to emerge from our comfort zones to see any true growth. So here goes a jump or perhaps a leap, not of fear but of faith.

Sometimes you find yourself thinking about literally everything. Your not sure what triggers it, you might even think something is wrong with you, I know sometimes I do. But your brain just comes on like a light bulb, one that won't go out, and your mind, it flows like an endless, vast ocean to literally ev…

Revenge??

Revenge is a funny topic, it's funny because we somehow think we have the right to act on it or even merely ponder it... Revenge is inflicting pain or harm on someone who has previously done the same to you or another person. Oddly enough we as humans think we have the right to do this. We think we have the right to hurt someone simply because they have hurt us. How messed up is this idea? We seem to think because someone else caused us hurt, that we should then cause them hurt in return? What is this teaching those around us? Well it's definitely not teaching God's love. We are called to be a light in this world, to build each other up, no matter if they have harmed us or caused us pain, we need to be the ones willing to help someone free of judgement. We need to see our pain as a chance to learn and grow, a chance to know how something feels and be able to help someone else through a situation down the road. We need to be able to see past our pain in the moment and see G…