Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Today was kinda crazy and it was going downhill fast.
But I walked into my 7th period class- and what was waiting for me?
A wonderful letter from one of my best friends who tracked down my class, found out where my seat was, and left it for me before I got there.
And I felt so much better.
I dare you to say something nice to someone tomorrow.
Maybe they're having a bad day and maybe they're not, but either way-
You made someone smile.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
A few of the girls in my host home. We've got from left to right Torrey, Rachel, me, Sarah, and another Sarah! These girls are hilarious.
Sarah and I became best friends in the 2nd grade. Seven years later and we still are!
The guy in the middle was our speaker- Tim Bach. (If his name sounds familiar- I blogged about him in the summer when he was our speaker for camp) Love this guy!
My hair fell into my face at the last second :( but I thought this picture was so cute! It's of Torrey, Sarah, and I on the last day, wearing our new Freedom Weekend shirts!
Definitely a weekend I won't be forgetting any time soon. :)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I absolutely love the shirt design! It says: I read Susie mag. (I just realized my hair is covering up the I read)
Anyways, that package totally made my day:).
Thursday, February 11, 2010
I walked into highschool with strong faith. I was (I say in this in past tense, but I most definitely still am) in love with Jesus. I wanted to be nothing else but a light to the lost, to spread the gospel and truth of who Jesus is, what He's done for us, and how He desperately wants a relationship with you.
Remembering years in the past, I knew that this year was going to have its own set of difficulties. In the past two years I've spiritually grown- a lot. (Definitely not physically growing- I'm still 5'0! Haha.) One of the things I love about being a Christian, is that I know for the rest of my life I am never going to stop learing about God. There's always something else to discover in the Bible, and in my personal relationship with Him. I love it.
Well, this year, one of the biggest things I've had to overcome was peer pressure. Sure, I knew people last year that did the whole drinking, drug, sex thing, but it was never anyone I was especially close to. That changed this year.
A lot of my friends that I've known all the way back from Elementary school have changed their values. I remember doing D.A.R.E with them, and signing that little red card that said we will choose to be drug-free, and live healthy lives.
I expected people to do it anyway- I wasn't completely caught off guard. What I was caught off guard with was the pressure to do it too.
Personally, I never thought I'd have trouble saying no. It seemed simple when we learned about it in class. "Just say no, and walk away." But it's more than that.
The first time was easy. The second time... I started to wonder. And by the third- I was digging in my Bible, finding out why I was saying no. I prayed, I read, and God gave me an overwhemling peace. And now I know exactly why I am not going to drink or do drugs, or any of those things during high school. (Or college for that matter).
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I did take a video of the whole thing, but for some strange reason it won't load. :( Sorry!McKenna and I decorated practically everything in sight before everyone arrived. I almost fell off a high chair putting these streamers on the fan!
McKenna decorating the curtains.We only ate this cake for about two seconds until a huge cake fight got started! It was the best.
We did about a million and one amazing dares.
Haha, but the important part was that Cammie got genuinely surprised, and she hopefully had a birthday she'll never forget!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
God is so good. About 60 seconds after I prayed, I came upon this video. Got five minutes? Watch it...
Or- if for some reason the link won't work for you: Go to youtube and type in Flawz.
Amazing, old games that everyone still loves...
Learned how to jerk:)
And had an absolute blast!