Vacation | Lessons Learned and Fun Times

My family went on vacation last week, and we had an incredible time! It was one of my favorite vacations we have ever taken. We went to Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. Our rental house was right on a state park, which was right on the water, so we were a very short way from the…

What I Learned from My Junior Year

Last Thursday, we finished our home school year! It is good to be done, and I learned a lot this year (more than just academics 😉). I thought I’d share with you guys a few things I learned. Building patience. Subjects such as chemistry and geometry were difficult without a proper teacher (my parents are…

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everyone! He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. – Luke 24:6-7 Praise God that today, we celebrate our…

Complaining Vs. Honesty

Sometimes, I mistakenly think it’s wrong to share about unpleasant things in my life. It can be anything from not mentioning that I slept poorly, to not sharing about difficult schoolwork, to not opening up about a question I’m struggling with. There’s a myriad of reasons, depending on the matter. I just don’t want to…

Something I Learned This Christmas

This Christmas, I thought a lot about the fact that I will only have a few more Christmases living at home. That idea made me very sad. As I thought more about it and tried to figure out why the idea made me feel sad, I discovered something about myself. I learned that I’m not…

Love at Christmas

During the Christmas season, love is emphasized, whether you are a Christian or not. In Christmas specials, movies, music, books, and activities, love is often the focus. However, during this season, people (myself included) often get too busy and stressed to truly love those around them. This is my commandment, That ye love one another,…

Bring Joy

I’ve noticed that when someone around me is unhappy, it’s so easy to let that person’s attitude bring me down. That doesn’t end well, because if everyone gets upset, everyone ends up irritating one another. Then, just because one person was in a bad mood, suddenly all those around that person are in a bad…

The Scent of Prayers

God gave humans a wonderful sense called smell. There are so many smells that I enjoy. I love the scents of berries and citrus. I love the clean smell after a rain. I love the smell of pretty much any food cooking (especially if it has garlic in it), although the smell of cloves makes…

Verse of the Week | John 17:21

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. – John 17:21, KJV As I’ve been studying John 17, something jumped out at me. Jesus prayed multiple times that believers…

Making Pictures

My dance teacher Ms. Marie has a choreography technique that she calls “making pictures.” One way to do that is to pause for a moment during a dance, breathe and extend the pose, then continue with the dance. It’s a small thing, but very effective! The audience members or judges could take a mental picture…