Boy Problems

I’ll admit it- I have had a crush on many a boy in my life so far. Somewhat recently though, there have been a few noteworthy instances. And while they’ve been full of ridiculous teenage drama and probably a lot of hormones, I’ve learned some pretty important lessons from them.

First there was this guy from my church. I was a little head over heels for him, and I made it known to an unfortunate amount of people. Unfortunately, this guy was completely impartial to my existence, even though I go to a very tiny church and he definitely knew who I was. We were on the worship team together. I followed him on Instagram; he never followed me back. I tried to talk to him; he escaped the conversations. So I took drastic action- the wrong kind.  Continue reading

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Tiny Gifts

I met my nephew for the first time last night. He’s just two days old! When I got to the hospital I couldn’t believe how tiny he was (he weighs about 6.5 pounds). My other sister and I are already fighting over baby-holding rights (we seem to have made a truce and split the time, so that’s good). 

I love my tiny little nephew so much, and I’m not even his mom! So, how much greater is God’s love for us, as His children? I don’t think we can even comprehend how much He loves us, and that’s a good thing.

I know this is a really short and quick post, but I felt like it was a good thing to share!

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

Loose Ends

Last night, most people were glued to their TVs, watching the series finale of Sherlock. I, of course, was one of those people (fear not, I won’t say anything). It was pretty amazing, I have to admit. Don’t worry, this entire post isn’t about Sherlock; I have a point. Anyways, for the past couple of weeks my best friend Sarah has been coming over to my house so we could watch the new episodes together. At the end of last week’s, I switched off the TV and turned to face her. I was met by a look of total confusion.

“How on earth are they going to resolve this in one more episode?” she said. I felt the same way. There were too many loose ends, too many unanswered questions- it seemed impossible that the writers (as genius as they are) could find their way out of that in just one more hour and a half segment.  Continue reading

A Comparison Rant

Sometimes I compare myself. Isn’t that something we all struggle with at some point in our lives? Well, I’m in high school- that’s pretty much the epitome of teenage comparison syndrome (yeah, I made that up). I have this friend, I’m not going to name her, but she’s kind of perfect. I know she’s not, but it sure seems that way. She’s absolutely gorgeous, she gets the best grades, and she’s in a super amazing relationship. It’s almost as if I can’t help but to compare myself to her.

I don’t think I’m exactly jealous of her, I just wonder why I can’t be like her. I wonder why God didn’t make me more like her. Prettier, taller, funnier, smarter, the list could go on. I often find myself asking God why He made me like me, when He could have made me like her.  Continue reading

Finding Time

I have to say, 2017 is beginning to seem a bit daunting. And we’re barely a week in. The end of the previous year for my family was completely full and busy, and I was really looking forward to having some time to just get my stuff together for the new year. Well, I haven’t exactly had that opportunity yet. It seems like everything is rushed and most of my time is being spent focusing on what I need to do next week or next month, rather than in this moment.

Between schoolwork, classes, physical therapy, doctor’s appointments and music lessons (and studying for my permit test of course), I’ve been struggling to take time for myself to relax and reset. But it’s not my everyday schedule that makes the new year seem overwhelming. It’s what’s coming.  Continue reading

Those I Lost Along the Way

We’re in a new year now. This is the time when farmers’ markets are visited and gym memberships are bought. Everyone is frantically trying to get a good start on their resolutions. Everyone has a vision of what they want their year to look like, and who they want to be when it comes to a close.

While looking ahead to the future is certainly important, I think the beginning of a new year is also a time to look at how you’ve come to be where you already are. The experiences that we go through and the people that we encounter throughout our lives have a huge part to play in shaping us. I know that’s true for me.

I’ve lost a lot of people that I was once very close to. We’ve moved on and gone off in different directions. But in a way, I haven’t really lost those people, because a part of them is always with me.  Continue reading