Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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: http://pasticheknits.blogspot.com/
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 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.
"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
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
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
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
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......