Wednesday, October 31, 2012

You Are Not Your GPA

This might just be a short post today because I already blogged on my other blog today (Check it out--> http://geekforgod1.blogspot.com/) and I'm kinda tired. But I've been reading about the great Charles Spurgeon because I have heard so much about how amazing he was and I wanted to find out why people thought that. But they thought correctly. The dude was a boss! For real. He sought out God with all his heart and it's like, mine blowing! As a young kid he had a really deep comprehension level so he had so much understanding of God and sin.

   But one of the most amazing things I read so far about him is that he became a pastor when he was 16!!!! That's my age! He started preaching when he was a sixteen year old kid. But wait, it get's better. After a while he was thinking about going to college to study theology so he could, you know, be a "legitimate" pastor. (Which he already was. Minus the education.) His dad wanted him to do it and so did his grandfather. But one day he felt God saying to him "Seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not." Right then he felt like God wasn't calling him to go to college. So he didn't go. Because that's not what God wanted. Did he say "But in this economy you need a college education!" or "I can't be a good pastor without an education!" NO! God said don't do it, so he didn't do it! I wish we could all have the kind of faith that Charles Spurgeon had. He didn't worry about what might happen if he didn't go, he didn't worry about what his family might say. He simply did what God was calling him to do. No questions asked.

   I have often times said that I didn't want to go to college because I didn't think it was in God's plan for me. But people would fight me about it saying that "I couldn't survive in the economy." and blah blah blah. But think about it: If God's plan for you is to not go to college, don't you think He has a plan to provide for you?!?! You know what I say to that? I find your lack of faith disturbing. God will provide! And you know what? I used to (and sometimes still do) worry about my education and how smart I was. But not for real reasons, just because I was worried about what other people thought. Because I felt stupid when someone asked me a simple math problem and my brain goes blank because the number all swirl around in my head and make no sense. Want to know something? I love learning. I really do. I love reading classic pieces of literature like Shakespeare and the Odyssey. I LOVE history! But you take the joy out of learning when you get bombarded with homework and are under pressure to get everything right. Which is why I love being homeschooled. Because I can study what I want and I can enjoy learning!

   So to sum that all up: you are not defined by your grades and if God calls you to do something, He will provide a way to support you. But over the past year I've had a little change of heart and college may be an option for me now. But we'll see. It's all in God's hands. I hope if God calls you to do something you'll have the courage to step up and do it. No questions asked.


 
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Writing, Questions And Randomness.

Wow! I haven't been on here in forever!!! Sorry it's been so long.  I've had a lot of stuff on my mind but not enough to put as a whole topic for a blog so I'm probably gonna jump around a lot in this post.
   So...if you don't actually know me you might not know that I love writing and receiving letters. I mean like, I LOVE writing and receiving letters! I love it so much that I spent at least 3 hours of my day writing letters to various people! And I have this special binder I have where I keep all the letters I get from people and whenever I'm feeling sad I read it and it cheers me up! I also write down sweet text messages I get or any Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr messages. They make my day all the time. I love encouraging people. It's my job in life. I always try to be positive and encouraging others. One thing I realized is that when I'm not helping someone...I'm not myself. When I feel sad I write nice letters to people. It helps me feel better knowing I'm might make someone's day. When people let me help them they really help me too. Because I love doing the job God has given me to do. So yeah. I love reading letters too. They make me smile...and cry. I love them.

   Now since the lovely Edessa tagged me in a post I must answer these 11 questions. Here we go:

   1. If you had the chance to live on Mars would you? Why or why not? Probably not. There's nothing on Mars. Haha. I would visit Mars, but living there would get lonely and boring.

   2. What is your favorite song? HA! Oh boy...we could be here alllllllll night. Music is my life so I could name like a million. But I really love Moment Of Truth by FM Static. (it makes me cry...)

   3. Would you rather play a video game or watch a movie, and why? Umm...depends on the movie and video game. haha. Probably...watch a movie....or play a video game. Man, I hate making decisions!

   4. What is your favorite film genre? I don't know really. Is awesome a genre? haha. I like a whole bunch of different movies. I like action. But they gotta have some humor in it.

   5. Marvel or DC? Psh! MARVEL!!! Though I'm starting to like Batman.

   6. What are your favorite kind of clothes to wear? Pajama pants and T-Shirt. Preferably a comfortable Star Wars T-Shirt :)

   7. Do you think society as a general rule is too wrapped up with celebrities and digging up dirt on said celebrities? Wow, good question! Yeah. Definitely. It must stink for them with their whole lives on the cover of a magazine which hundreds of thousands of people see! You don't need to know every aspect of a celebrities life! Plus who really cares what Miley Cyrus ate for breakfast?!

   8. Woodchucks or Chipmunks? Well Chipmunks can sing so...

   9. What song keeps getting stuck in your head? We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift...

   10. What is your least favorite book? I've only read one book that was so bad I couldn't finish and that was Lock And Key by Sarah Dessen.

   11. Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece? Edessa, you really do ask the right questions. haha. I'M IN LOVE WITH ANCIENT GREECE!!!!! Thank you Percy Jackson And The Olympians.

   That was a lot of fun actually. I would tag people and make my own questions but...yeah. I might do that later so....
   I hope you all enjoyed the blog! If you follow me...THANK YOU! YOU'RE THE BEST! May the Force Be With You!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heroes

Well it's Super Hero Night at AWANA tonight and that means...my favorite AWANA night of the year!!! Because I seriously adore dressing up. When I was little it was just called Hero Night and they've changed it now. I've struggled a little with the change in title. Because you don't need super powers to be a hero. Every time I go I'm not a typical comic book super hero and people bug me about it. But I think they're pretty super.

   So what exactly is a hero?

   Some people I've thought about being have been Lacey Mosley, (the lead singer of Flyleaf.) Thalia Grace, (along with countless others from Percy Jackson) and Tahiri Veila. (from Star Wars if course.) Now, if you know these people you may not consider them to be heroes. Lacey is the lead singer of a rock band, Thalia's a gothic and Tahiri is a former apprentice of a Sith Lord. So why do I want to be them?

   First of all, Lacey Mosley's testimony and faith in God BLOW.MY.MIND! The lady is a boss! Thalia shouldn't be judged on how she dresses. She gave her life to save her friends in the Percy Jackson books. And Tahiri....wow. She is an incredible character. She had gone through SO much and yet she remained strong. She made some mistakes, sure. But so do we. She had her whole life destroyed but she kept going. She didn't let her past define her.

   All of these people (and SO many more!) really inspire me. You don't need super powers to be a hero. Like that one song by Superchick says "YOU could be a hero." You have the power to make a difference in the world. You can change someone's life. I get really inspired by people. The things that people do can make the biggest impact in my life.

   Do you know any heroes? I sure do. My parents, my older brother, my closest friends, my youth group leaders, and many many more! They might not  have super strength but they have the power to change lives. The same power you have. So use it. Go out a be a hero. Don't wait for someone to step up. Be audacious.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Books

I love books. I love reading. I haven't really read a book I thoroughly enjoyed in a really long time. But my love for reading all came back when I re-read one of my favorite books The Lightning Theif. (From the Percy Jackson And The Olympians series.)

   Wow.
   Did I mention I really love books?

   I get really into them too. Like, I'll sometimes jump around and talk to the book and even yell at it. I would throw it but I don't want to ruin a good book. Books can take you away to get lost in your imagination for a while. In a book, anything can happen. Something I really love (and I mean, seriously LOVE) about books is how at some level I can relate to the characters or feel compassion for them. Books can really teach me things. (Movies too!)

   I love fictional characters. Just gonna throw that out there. I love how people can make such creative stories and though they can have superpowers or live in a magical forest, you can relate to them.

   A few things that I really love reading in a book is a redemption story. Like someone who was the bad guy goes through a dramatic change and saves the day. To see someone change their heart....wow. SO powerful! Another thing that I love/hate (it's complicated...) is that character in the story who is broken and hurting. Usually it's the bad guy but I have a big heart, like, I love people. It's something I do. Though it hurts me to see someone else in pain (physically or emotionally) that's a way to get me hooked on a book.

   For whatever reason...I always happen to like that bad guys. I didn't realize that until I saw the Avengers and Loki was my favorite. But I mean, I had good reason to like Loki. After all, he's amazing.

   So what are some of your favorite books? What can get you hooked on a book? Do you usually like the good guys, the bad guys, or the random guys? Happy reading!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Just Some News

So I had mentioned in my last blog post that my life was kinda crazy. Which it is. But my attitude has changed a lot too so it's getting better. Yeah it's still kinda hectic at times but God is good! Anyhow, I do have some news I would like to share with you.

MY MOM IS PREGNANT!!!

Yep. I'm going to be a big sister. Again. There are a few things I'm slightly worried about but I know God can handle it. (Also if you feel like it you can check out my Mommerz blog and she explains it in more detail--> http://coffeemommy.blogspot.com/ ) Another thing is....my parents can't decide on a name....we have this problem every time. They wouldn't take my name suggestions. Leia OR Nemo! What's wrong with them?!?!

Yeah. So if you could keep our family in your prayers it would be great. Yes life can be a little unexpected at times but it's out of our control. You just need to let God take care of it.

Thank you for everything!