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August 2, 2017

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It's been TOO LONG...
1 Samuel 18:1, 3-4
I just came back from Jenness Park Christian Camp last week, and I learned a lot. A lot more than I feel I can share in one devotional.  The theme for this year was: Convergence; Two Paths; Choose One. It was such an amazing, wonderful experience this year (and every year I go to Jenness Park)! 
There are too many devotionals I've missed in the past two months, and I'm sorry, from the bottom of my heart, for that.  But tonight, I'm going to talk about one day in particular from my Bible Study in which we talked about how important friends are.
The first part of this devotional comes from 1 Samuel chapter 18.  In this passage, it's talking about Jonathan and David.  Jonathan made a covenant with David.
Covenant- Promise or agreement It says in verse one of this passage that "After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself."  Then in verse three, "…

May 30, 2017

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May 30, 2017
1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
It has been WAY too long since I last wrote on my blog, and for that, I am genuinely sorry. If you all could please pray for me to continue these devotionals, I could really use some strength.
I have always, always, ALWAYS admired love, and the way that God shows love to us, and the way we show love to others. Everywhere I look, I see God's love.  Sometimes, we really don't understand how what He is doing, is loving us.  But, we have to have faith, because we are a part of something so big and miraculous; something we don't see or understand; something SO MUCH BIGGER than us.
God shows love to us in beautiful, mysterious ways.  How do we not notice? The trees, the sky, the wind.  The oceans, the mountains, the grass. God loves us so much that He gave us all of this wonder and beauty, in hope…

April 19, 2017

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April 19, 2017

Hey everyone! I just wanted to apologize for the lack of content since around the beginning of April.
I realize I have been slacking off on my devotionals, and it really does hurt to say that. Maybe daily is a bit too much for me right now. I am NOT going to quit this blog, EVER. But I think right now, seeing as it is getting to the end of the school year, daily devotionals are getting harder to write.  I will continue to push through and do as many as possible, for God, for me, and for all of you.
Some of you out there may be needing these devotionals, so I'm sincerely sorry for slacking off. Just know that this blog will not cease to exist. I'll still be here, posting whenever I can!
I hope you all are enjoying Spring Break! I sure am. Easter was a blast! I went to see Case for Christ on Easter with my family, and I very much recommend it. I'm praying for all of you.
I request that you all pray for me as well, to stay on FIRE for God, and for these devoti…

April 11, 2017

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April 11, 2017

Hebrews 12:14 "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."
My ultimate New Years Resolution for this year and every year forward is to make an impact, and through the impact, show the Lord to every person possible.
I had a teacher in seventh grade.  Her name was Cynthia James. She was my science teacher that year and she was really amazing.  I don't mean about science, even though she was really good at teaching that too (I remember learning about genetics a little bit using Spongebob Squarepants tables and such).  She was fun, but she was more than that. She was always talking about being a "peacemaker."  Always. That's the number one thing she would say to us, "Be a peacemaker." She taught me a lot. At that school, that year, and the year afterward, was hard.  I found that I was one of the only Christian girls in my grade level, and the others who were Christians ki…

April 5, 2017

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April 5, 2017

Romans 12:1 "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God- this is your true and proper worship."
What is worship to you?
Clapping during a fun song during church? Singing to the hymns in Bible class? Making sure your hands are folded and eyes closed during prayer in Sunday School? Making sure you read your Bible at least on Sundays and Wednesdays?
Those are all well and good, but God says that the only true and proper worship is to offer your bodies as a "living sacrifice." Reading your Bible once or twice a week isn't what God is asking for from you. He wants more. He wants you to come as you are. Just be completely open and vulnerable with Him. With your scars and your bruises. He wants you to pick up your cross. Follow Him.  What does that even mean?
It means that you give everything that you have to God, not just a little bit. In the story of Cai…

April 1st, 2017

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April 1, 2017

WELCOME APRIL! WOO! It's the first day of April and I pulled 0 Pranks today!
Proverbs 31:25 "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come." I really liked the devotional tonight that I read from the Beauty Marks reading plan on Youversion. I really related to it, because it began with talking about how us women seem to have this button in us that is marked "Worry" and for some reason we feel like we cannot control whether that button is on or off, and sometimes the button gets stuck to where it just says "Worry ON." Lately, I've been more moody. I don't know why. But I definitely feel like my worry button has been glued down and I can't stop worrying! It is so frustrating. Kristian got his driving license on Thursday afternoon- March 30. And so now I'm always making sure to say "Drive safe, I love you." Every time he goes to drive somewhere.
In the devotional, it talked about how …

March 30, 2017

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March 30, 2017

Hebrews 6:10 "God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them."
Like I said in a devotional not too long ago, what you do to others is what you're doing to God. Do good to others, and you are doing good to God. Mistreat others, and you are mistreating Him.
You know the saying, "Treat others the way you want to be treated"?  Well, keep that in mind, but also think about this, "Treat others the way you would treat God."
Your perspective might change a little at that point, because if you think just about what Jesus would do for people, and you think about the difference you could make if you were kinder and more loving to people, then you might be more willing to do it, right?
Plus, as it says in this verse, God does not forget what you do. He won't forget. And when we all get to Heaven and we're standing in front of God, He will reward you fo…