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September 15, 2018

Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." A couple of months ago at this point, I had the opportunity to go to Jenness Park for my church camp for my fourth year in a row.  It was amazing.  This verse, Acts 1:8 was the central theme for the week.  Now, I had heard this verse a multitude of times in my life before camp, but the verse never really struck a chord within me.  After the week, however, this verse brings back memories and all that I had learned in those five days in my favorite place. The verse straight up says that "you will receive power when the Spirit comes upon you." I don't feel powerful.  I'm just a seventeen-year-old high school girl who has a lot to learn about herself and the world. When I think of the word powerful, or power, I think of superheroes. I think of people who are strong and have

March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: if either of them falls down, one can help the other up, but pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.  Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.  But how can one keep warm alone?  Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ah.  This feels good. You never know how much you really miss something until you sit down with it again.  As I'm typing and listening to music, I can't help but smile. It's been too long. I am one who is very strongly opinionated, which can be good, but also bad. One of the things that I am very passionate about and that happens to be good, is my opinion and belief that two are so much stronger than one.  When you think of a pencil, or something wooden, and you break one of them, the one standing alone is extremely easy to

January 24, 2018

January 24, 2018 Matthew 7:13-14 "You can enter God's kingdom only through the narrow gate.  The highway to Hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.  But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few find it." Hey everyone! Happy New Year! Ugh. It has been over three months since I made a devotional and I have no excuse for that. The only thing I have close to an excuse is that junior year seems to be crushing me. The weight of homework and pressure to do SAT and PSAT things and the pressure to be a good Christian girl and the pressure of the play for my school I am a part of are all crushing me. And that's the only excuse I have. I have struggled in my mind and heart the last few months. Wrestled with ideas and beliefs and friends who believe very differently from me. I have wrestled with what on earth to write about in my devotionals and the motivation to sit down and get one written fo