Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

be ashes.

Ever since I was 15 years old, I have been trying to teach myself that I don't need a hero. 
I don't need someone to swoop in and save me. 
I need to save myself. 
I am literally never going to be happy until I can fully, confidently, 100% say that I am the only person I need. 
I have been trying to learn this for four years.
But today I realized that it's just not true. 
Humans were made to need other humans. We're not meant to be alone and stay that way.
It's not wrong to need help. It's not wrong to fall apart and crumble. It's not wrong to burn to ashes. 
It's wrong to stay that way. 
So ask for help. Fall apart. Crumble to the ground. Burn down. 
But rise again. Be a Phoenix. Find new life. Rebuild. And be stronger than ever. 

Life is hard, and ya can't do it alone. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

"We can't control much in life, and we can't always control what comes into our view. Yet, Jesus has given us control over what we dwell on. And in the end, what we dwell on is what we become. Where we camp is where we live and die." (Louie Giglio)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

love overcomes fear.

I would be lying if I said that I wasn't angry with the results of this election. In the year of 2016, I am astounded at the amount of hate that has filled our country and the city that I love so much. I was taught to love others no matter what their class, race, background, gender, etc. I have already begun to see the effects of the divide, and this is only day 1.

Yesterday my mom reminded me that Israel asked for a king, not the king the Lord wanted for them, but their request was granted because he gave them up to govern themselves. America asked for a king, and they have certainly gotten what they asked for. To all of my friends who are upset, we MUST remember that when they go low we go high. We must carry ourselves with class and dignity and love. Love others. Love the people around you. Love hard and love without reserve because that is what is going to carry us through.

I don't know if or how he will but God, please bless America.