Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Greatest Love Story of All Time

           

          People love love. It seems that in male and female alike, it brings a thrill to our hearts. We love the story of the selfless knights who choose to rescue a damsel in distress or the woman who chooses to love a man despite his wrongdoing. We love Nicholas Sparks’ romances and cheesy Hallmark movies. We love the classics like An Affair to Remember and Casablanca. And sometimes, we even love Shakespeare’s romantic soliloquies filled with a certain desperateness to love.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Breathe


       


          Rest is most definitely a must. We can’t serve God with a whole heart when we’re tired, and we can’t live fully and completely when we’re running on caffeine. This year especially, I’ve found that one of the best ways to rest is to enjoy God’s creation while I’m reading God’s word. It’s kind of like I’m spending double the time with God.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Disconnnected? Try Reconnected.

     Greetings, readers! I have been a terrible blogger lately because, as y’all know, I have been so incredibly busy. If you have read my last post, you know that I decided to get “disconnected” from social media for the month of May. Here’s an update on that: It’s not working.


I thought I would all of a sudden become motivated when I was not focused on how many likes/favorites/repins I got on social media platforms; I thought I would become focused on schoolwork, my routine, and even just the need to do well. I thought that as soon as I turned off my phone I would suddenly be living with a higher standard than the rest of the world.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Getting Disconnected (Plus an Update on my Philippians 4:8 Challenge)


   *UPDATE: Check out my post "Disconnected? Try Reconnected." for more info*  
   So, it's official: No social media until school ends.

     If I could describe my attitude lately with any two words, they would probably be caught up. I am so caught up in how many likes my Instagram picture gets or how many favorites my tweet gets. I live moments so I can take a picture and share it to prove that I "have a life."

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Break from the Busy

 

      The constant pressures of high school are starting to get to me. In the midst of finals and AP exams, it becomes easy to lose myself, and in the midst of trying to keep a tight routine, routine ends up flying out the window. Reading my Bible becomes a chore when it should be a moment I strive for and look forward to each day. Times with my family are ruined by the constant hum of thoughts in my head, and I even find myself rushing through worship so that I can have moments for myself.