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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…
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Living in The Moment & Accepting the Gift

Its incredible how one person's comment can get your mind thinking about a world of other things, a chain reaction per say. I've come to a realization and it's not one I particularly like, in the midst of our busy lives, stress, problems, and overall worlds, how often do we completely miss what's right in front of our faces in the current moment? I feel like we spend so much time worried about what's gone wrong in the past and how that could affect our future, or what may or may not happen in the future that we can completely miss the amazing moments right in the present. Our "present" time is called the "present" for a reason, because its a gift and we never know how many more "presents" we have left to open. Each day, each moment, they are gifts, not givens. We aren't required or promised another day, were only promised and lucky enough to have the day we were gifted right now. What we do with that gift is up to us, but what I en…

Cause of Bullying?

When we think about bullying, whether we think about when we were bullied ourselves, someone we know being bullied or even just what the whole concept is, we often try to dissect "why". Why me? Or why him? Why her? Yet no matter how many times we ask, there's never a clear answer why a person is targeted or bullied. During this Christmas season I'd like to present a new idea for everyone to think about. Jesus is the center of Christmas and I won't apologize for blatantly saying so. Through my study of the bible and especially thinking and learning during the Christmas season, I have run across a fact I find very interesting... Throughout the bible It is made very clear that Jesus was harshly treated, out-casted, and ridiculed. In more modern terms, he was bullied. As we study these accounts we may wonder why, he never sinned or did anything of wrong or unlawful nature, so why was he targeted? There was no reason and that's exactly the point. Those who strive …

Relationship Respect

The amount of respect people have nowadays for relationships, and for couples is deeply disturbing. For some reason our society has taught no relationship code of ethics. Its apparently okay for an ex or other girls to text a guy who clearly has a girlfriend and for guys to clearly text girls who have boyfriends. According to this logic, what does the status of a relationship even mean? It seems there are no boundaries significant enough anymore if a person wants someone. It doesn't matter if there taken, engaged or even married. Is our greed as humans that immense? Whats so frustrating about this is that even when we stand up for our relationships, it can manage to not be enough. So if there is no respect for boundaries, no respect for the two people in the relationship, then what do we do? As a teenager myself I have bared witness to this problem, theirs something about an amazing guy who is yes taken that girls and ex's can't seem to get enough of. My new philosophy is …

Self Worth

Self worth and the value of ones self are some often discussed topics. I feel like as teenagers we all will come to a time when we struggle with understanding or even acknowledging our own value and worth. This stage in life makes things quite complicated, you see when we ourselves don't know our worth, then we begin to question things. We question why God sees potential in us if we don't even see it. We question if were worthy of the things we want or if we have the strength to get their. We question why were even here in the first place. As you can see our outlook on our entire life starts with the outlook we have on ourselves. It can be hard to remember, but it is oh so necessary that even in the tough times we remember we are worth it and we aren't just valuable, were priceless creations of the one true king. No matter how many mistakes you make or how many times you mess up, you are loved and that will never change, so if the king of the universe can love all of us no…

"People fall in love in mysterious ways"

"People fall in love in mysterious ways." A quote from one of Ed Sheeran's very famous and beloved songs that I'm sure we've all heard at some point. Although it may be just a pop song lyric to some, to others it has a much more impactful meaning. Love is a word known since the beginning of time, its gone through centuries of cultural chance, it's brought people together in ways never thought possible, it's been a source of hope and light, a strong stand point. What I find fun to think about is the fact that not only do certain people find love in mysterious ways, we all do. Every specific way that couples come to love one another is mysterious, its not able to be calculated or predicted, it simply happens.The connection shared between two people comes about from mystery and that is beautiful. The fact that we all have our own love stories in which are completely separate from one another is beautful. Even if couples met one another in the same place at t…

Love is War

"Love is war", these famous words used by many authors, poems etc, pack so much meaning. Three simple words and yet they have seemingly endless view points. I began thinking about this today, usually we relate love to kindness, happiness, things of light spirit. Why would we ever relate love to almost its polar opposite being war? Well lets think about it, when you love someone you fight for them, your willing to do anything to protect them, make them happy and so on. Same goes for when you love something, you protect it and keep it safe at all costs. People go to war and fight for our country why? Because they love it. When you love and respect something or someone you don't care about the cost, you simply fight till the death if needed. Love is war because in a relationship your always fighting against obstacles trying to tear you apart. Love is war because its something worth fighting for and fighting with. Love is war because its a fight against all odds.