I’ve done some pretty cool things in my lifetime. Yeah, sure. My lifetime of seventeen years. But I’m not going to lie; I’ve accomplished some things that I’m really proud of. However, I realize that my proudest moments are the ones brought to me by God. He gave me whatever was necessary to succeed, whether it was the confidence and clarity at a speech & debate meet, the inspiration and words for an essay (or blog post :), the wisdom and knowledge for an important test, the list goes on. Think about your greatest accomplishment. How old were you? What did you do leading up to that moment? How did you feel after it happened? Who helped you achieve what you did?
But even with those accomplishments in mind, I’ll be the first to say it: I’m a mess without God. I crumble without Him. I can’t do things without His help. I am nothing without the Lord. I have come to realize that I am so human and because of that, so weak. To be honest, I can barely function correctly in my daily life when I don’t seek His face first thing in the morning. When I push praying to the side or say I’ll read my Bible later, something in my soul just falters. And so do my actions and words that follow. Continue reading “Humility: The Bug Spray Your Soul Needs”
When I look at those milkshakes, I think of God. I think of how He helped me become a free girl that can enjoy every last bit of that treat without regret. I think of the fun moment I shared with my parents, choosing our flavors and making the homemade treat together. I didn’t think about how many calories it had or how I’d burn it off later. I just enjoyed it. But a few months ago, that milkshake would have been my downfall. Continue reading “Free from Food: How I overcame obsessive thoughts”
The sun bounced off the early morning waves, forcing me to open my eyes just a little bit more. It was a Saturday, and I was down on the dock with my coffee and Bible, ready to be filled by the Lord before I began my day. Every morning, without fail, there is a strong wind that travels up the length of the lake during the hours when everything begins to awaken. Today I felt it stronger than usual. Continue reading “How the Wind can change your life”
That guy who cut me off in traffic? I still love him. That girl who shut me out? I still love her. That person that broke my heart? I still love them. I have forgiven them. And I will continue to treat others with love because it is what Jesus did and asks me to do, too.
You and I are called to love every single person on this earth. No matter their past, background, or present choices. No matter their reputation, their attitude, or their actions. No matter if they were mean to me. No matter what they did to me. No matter what they said about me. Continue reading “Crazy, Normal Love”