Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring Break Reunion!

Well, Spring Break is almost over. :( Only one and a half more days, and I'm back into school! But, the week was pretty amazing! I had tons of fun, and one of the best parts was seeing my best friend, Ifrah! We haven't seen each other since the last day of Jr. High, since we went to different high schools. It. Was. A. Blast!

Ifrah and I! :)

We went iceskating:) And, amazingly, I only fell down three times! She fell down twice. This is tennn times better than the last time I went ice skating... I can't count how many times I found my face covered in ice!

Yeah, we get pretty goofy. :D

Then we went to one of my absolute favorite restaurants!

Ifrah is one of those friends I won't ever forget to thank God for. I'm so, SO grateful that He brought such a wonderful person into my life! And it was really nice seeing her again, after almost a year. :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Letting Go of Do's and Don'ts

A couple Sundays ago the lesson was all about how some of us Christians get really caught up in the whole "Do's and Don'ts For Christianity." I remember thinking that I was like that, that I tried to hard to do the "christian" things I'm supposed to do, and stay away from the tempting things I find myself wanting to do. What my teacher said next surprised me.

He told us to stop living on that list, to stop focusing on what we should and should not do. He said just to love Jesus. That we should just give every part of ourself over to Him. To pour our heart and soul into a passionate relationship with Him, and let Him guide us through everything we say and do. When we do that, we don't need to be so focused on doing this and doing that because we won't want to do those things, and we will want to serve Him and follow His will when we're, well, in love with Him.

Of course- there are still some things I want to do that are wrong. But I'm human and not perfect, and I'm going to be working on my relationship with my Heavenly Father for the rest of my life.

Anyway, I just wanted to share that with all of you because it has definitely helped me in my day-to-day life, and I hope it helps yours:)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Are You Different?


Some people choose not to be.

Some people spend all their time dressing like others, talking like others, and acting like others.

And then what?

And then they've lost themself. They've lost that special thing that makes them them.

Then they're unhappy.

Because they're never good enough.

Never like that other person.

But what if...

What if you stopped wearing that because other people wear it?

What if you started wearing what you want to wear?

What if you stopped talking like that because your best friend talks like that?

What if you started talking in a way thats pleasing to Jesus Christ?

What if you stopped doing that because everyone else is doing that?

What if you started doing something else? Something you want to do. Something good.

What if you started being different?

Started being yourself.