Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I've moved!

Hey readers,
I've started a new blog! Hop on over to Ponderings! I won't be blogging here anymore, but this blog will remain up. :)


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Elinor and Marianne

My mom and I are starting a business in order to raise money for my trip to Europe next year: Elinor and Marianne Bag Boutique! Hop on over to her blog to read all about it:

How can it be May already?

Here I was with all these grand blogging ideas, but how many have I done? Very few. I cannot believe it is May already! I know it's a cliche, but time truly does fly. I only have 23 days left as a sophomore. Yikes! Then only two years of high school left. Gulp! And time races on. :) Ah well. Summer will be a most welcome break. I enjoy school, but there is nothing quite like being able to sleep in a wee bit more in the mornings. Summer plans, anyone?

Saturday, April 16, 2011


"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. " ~C.S. Lewis

I had heard this quote before, but I don't know that it had really registered. If one day the sun simply didn't come up, life would be so very different. Think about it; if you had no light, how would your life change? The sun helps us see everything as we go through our daily life. As Christians, we believe in Christianity as we believe the sun will rise, because we see it, and it serves as our "filter" through which we will see everything else in our lives.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Often when I'm getting ready for school in the morning, I'll turn on my radio. At least once in the course of the day, KLOVE will play "The Motions" by Matthew West:
This might hurt

It’s not safe

But I know that I’ve gotta make a change

I don’t care

If I break

At least I’ll be feeling something

‘Cause just ok

Is not enough

Help me fight through the nothingness of life

I don’t wanna go through the motions

I don’t wanna go one more day

Without Your all consuming passion inside of me

I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking

What if I had given everything?

Instead of going through the motions

No regrets

Not this timeI’m gonna let my heart defeat my mind

Let Your love

Make me whole

I think I’m finally feeling something

Take me all the way

Take me all the way

Take me all the way

I don't know about you all, but for me, when school and life and family get busy, it's too easy to just go through the motions, whether it's praying, reading my Bible, or really fellowshipping with God. A classmate of mine recently spoke about this song during devotions one day, and it really hit home. God should be first, not second or third or fourth! Especially growing up in a Christian home, attending church every Sunday, and going to a Christian school, it's so easy to go through the motions. But that is not what God has called me, or you, to. We are not to be complacent as Christians. No passivity. Not just motions. We need to be active.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm back!

Hello readers! Yes, it's true; I'm back! Hopefully I won't neglect you all as shamefully as I was before. :) School is pretty busy, but with only 44 days left until summer, life seems pretty good right now. Spring break was a few weeks ago, and we went to Charleston for a 4-day vacation. It was lots of fun, especially jumping in the ocean and finding an amazing pizza place called La Pizzeria. How very original. :) My sixteenth birthday also happened during my blogging hiatus. My older siblings were able to come down for a few days which meant so much! So that's a brief synopsis of the last four months of my life; how about you all?

P.S. I hope to get back to (semi) regular posting soon, so check back in the next few days. Oh, and if you're reading this, will you please leave me a comment? I like to know who's here. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

A hiatus

For the few of you who read my blog, I'm sure you've noticed that my regular posting has slacked off. So I'm "officially" taking a blogging break. School and life are so busy right now, so I just wanted you to know, that's why I won't be blogging! Be back to posting sometime......