The secret to contentment

It’s so hard! It’s so stinkin’ hard!  It’s so hard not to become jealous when you see someone else who has something you want. It’s so hard to be genuinely happy for them. So hard to smile when you’re heart is aching. Currently, in this phase of my life, it’s hard for me to be happy when I see cute couples who are dating. It’s hard for me to see strangers who are smiling, holding hands and walking to class, more »

Treasuring the memories

Sometimes people leave. Sometimes by their own choice or by a family decision. Sometimes people just switch schools, or move to a completely new town or even a new state. Sometimes people wish they could stay, they just can’t right now. They have to go away. Maybe this time apart is a season. A season that will last a few months, or maybe it will be several years before they move back nearby. Maybe this friendship will be long distance more »

Have we made an idol of school?

Have we made an idol of school? Do we bow to it before we bow to our Lord? Do we place our value and worth in the hands of the grade book, instead of in the hands of our loving Father? Sometimes. I don’t think we intentionally worship school. In fact, if you’re like me, the mere thought of worshiping school sounds revolting. Because we have become bored with our classes, school stresses us out, or we just plain don’t like school. more »

one more shoe box

Guess what time it is??? It’s time for OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD!!! **Throws confetti** Whoo hoo!! Operation Christmas Child is an amazing program. In case this is your first time hearing about it, OCC is a branch of Samaritan’s Purse, which is an international relief organization that helps hurting people and tells people about Jesus. Pretty cool, right? More specifically, OCC is made up of people, like you and me, filling shoe boxes with simple items. (More on these boxes in more »

Handling aMid-Semester Crisis

Please tell me I’m not the only one with a gazillion things due this month. It seems like I have a project or test or paper or something due every second now. You know that feeling that comes after studying too much? When your brain turns to mush and you can’t hardly think at all? And you try staring 30 ft away to rest your eyes, but it just doesn’t help? This is me right now. Making a massive to-do list more »