Wednesday, February 26, 2014


tomorrow is the day

tomorrow we leave for Kentucky.
& I am blessed and thankful for this opportunity that the Lord has graciously given me.
buuuuuut, I am so nervous.

{if things go well...}
this could be big

{if things don't go well...}
which is a huge possibility, I don't want to be discouraged.
either way, this is an awesome experience & I'm just excited for the trip, in general.
I just so happen to love road trips & to be taking one with 2 of my best friends just makes it even better.

but anyway,
{prayers please...?}
1. for calm nerves
2. trust, in the Lord's will
3. and that I would do my best.

thank you!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


{this past week has been a total whirlwind.}

Along with the whirlwind came a TON of blessings. 

{It all started with the Jr. High Reteat, last weekend.}
 The Lord totally worked among the students and it was such a sweet time of growth and fellowship. I am so thankful that I am able to work with a spectacular group of girls. I love them all. 

{next came an email I got on the bus ride home}

A few weeks ago I emailed the soccer coach from Kentucky Christian University because I'm going to visit next weekend and I'm interested in their soccer program. Well, he ended up emailing me back and offered me the opportunity to practice with the team while I'm there so Coach Miller can see me play! This is an awesome opportunity that I've gotten and I'm so excited for the visit. 

{then came a...non-blessing}

My on Tuesday morning, my mom and I got into a car accident. We totaled her car coming around a turn because of ice and collided head on with a truck coming to opposite way. 

{which leads to another blessing...}

Wednesday morning comes along and it's time for my license test...and I passed!


The basketball team had our district playoff game against Girard. Unfortunately, we lost. But I love being the manager. I could never ask for a better group of girls and I am so blessed to be part of that team. 

// But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded. //
(2 Chronicles 15:7)

// ...plans to above you a hope and a future //
(Jeremiah 29:11)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

looking forward.

It's crazy how the Lord gives us a new vantage point when we ask for it.

Having to grow up seems to be getting closer and closer and honestly, I am not a fan. I don't want to go to college. I hate school. & throughout these past couple of weeks I've really been asking the Lord for guidance because I have no idea what he wants me to do.

{out of nowhere}

I am given an opportunity to go see a Christian college in Kentucky.

{push comes to shove}

& after a little research, some emails, and information - I ended up loving this school. HE has given me a complete change of attitude, and even if things don't work out with this school - that's okay! God has proven to me [once again] that he has a plan that is good and perfect. My days are numbered and fully thought out down to each second.

{it's okay to give yourself a little credit, and to dream a little, too}

Psalm 139:23&24
Search me, God, and know my heart / test me and know my anxious thoughts. / See if there is any offensive way in me / and lead me in the way everlasting.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Tonight Bill Nye (the science guy) and Ken Ham (creator of The Creation Museum and Answers in Genesis) debated the popular topic of creation from a Christian worldview and evolution. As I sit and listen to the debate I'm going through the hashtag on Instagram "#creationdebate" and my heart literally hurts seeing all of the posts from people who are denying Christ. Joke after joke about the Bible-thumping weirdos who only use "the book" as their only resource and are naive and condescending in their beliefs.
Today has been a wake-up call to the reality that outside of the 'Calvary bubble' the majority of people do not believe in the Bible. They don't trust in the Lord, and ultimately, are going to hell because they have denied Christ. I go to a Christian school and an anonymous person from my school tweeted at me and said

it's quite obvious who won and to answer question, religion in general not just Christianity has a very negative affect on how our race progresses
to which I answered
  1. Ken Ham? Yes, I believe he did win. & I don't see how religion has a negative affect. I see how sin has a negative affect.
  2. the idea of religion itself is not bad. In fact, it gives people standards to live by. But when religion takes the place of
  3. a relationship with Christ, our creator, there is a problem. When people put religion over relationship, that's not right.

The naivete of the person running this account worries me.
The reality of the opposition of the Bible and truths of creation are so evident. As Christians, we need to step up, with boldness and love, and spread God's word. We need to be praying for people such as Bill Nye, that he will be changed and challenged by the the things that he heard from Ken Ham.

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (1 Peter 3:15)

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Write hard and clear about what hurts.
- Earnest Hemingway

I think oftentimes we fail to do this. Too many words and too much fluff. Say it, say it well, and get to the point. The fewer the words, the more powerful each one becomes.