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i'm 16, i live in Oklahoma, i'm methodist, and i love God!
signs from God

signs from God

have you ever asked for a sign from God, and you wouldn’t recognize His sign if it hit you in the face? yah, me too. all the time. if you relate to this, you have a pretty terrible habit that you need to break: picking and choosing signs that you ask for. you’re definitely not alone in this. i can’t tell you how many times i’ve sat down and prayed “Lord, give me a sign for ____.” Then, the second…

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never alone

never alone

“If God hadn’t been there for me, I never would have made it. The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” your love, God, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭94:17-19 MSG have you ever felt that no matter how much you pray, God doesn’t listen? that the more and more you pray, the worse things get? maybe it just feels like God is…

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encouragement in faith

encouragement in faith

So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:11‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Let’s talk about encouragement. specifically, encouragement in faith. i’ve found that i get jealous when i see a fellow Christian who seems to have a more perfect relationship with Christ than i do. this is especially prominent when i’m going…

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new year, new self

new year, new self

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and…

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dry seasons in faith

dry seasons in faith

do you ever feel like your faith is lacking? like you haven’t had a true conversation with God in a while? like no matter how much you go to church or pray, your faith never seems stronger? i call these times, “dry seasons.” they’re a lot more common in the Christian faith than you would think. i’ve been going through a dry season recently. prayer after prayer, blog after blog, sermon after sermon, small group after small group: nothing changes….

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everything happens for a reason

everything happens for a reason

hey friends! welcome back, it’s been a while. before we begin, i’d like y’all to read the following passage: There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth… A right time to cry and another to laugh, A right time to lament and another to cheer… A right time to embrace and another to part, A right time to search and another to count your losses, A right time to hold on and another…

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filling our hearts with love

filling our hearts with love

i’m currently working on a project about a topic i love. i’m speaking to middle school girls about body image & how to love themselves. speaking about the topic comes naturally to me. i’ve always tried to encourage my friends to love themselves, so talking to younger girls seems super exciting. however, as i’m praying and researching- i’m realizing that i’m a total hypocrite. i beat myself up emotionally every day over something i say, a grade i make, or…

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take a breath and look forward

take a breath and look forward

welcome! i haven’t been on a consistent path with this blog lately, but i’m hoping to change that in these next few weeks 🙂 thanks for reading! recently, i’ve been pretty stressed. the new school year has just begun, and i already feel swamped with homework, essays, & tests. on top of that, i’ve gone through plenty of drama with my family & friends. every day presents a new issue, and they eventually add up til i dont know how…

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expectations vs. reality

expectations vs. reality

hey everyone! it’s been a while. i have to say, not blogging for 4 weeks has really put a dent in my prayer life! but i’m back now & ready to share God’s love and word. speaking of prayer, let’s talk about that today! have you ever seen those expectations versus reality posts on instagram or youtube? they’re kinda funny right? they normally show someone posing “perfectly” in one picture, and then showing someone completely blow it in the next….

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expecting the best

expecting the best

a slightly rough translation: ‘I tell you, do not be anxious about anything in your life… what is good about anxiety? can it add a single hour to our span of life?’ matthew 6:25 & 27 has anyone ever told you to prepare for something terrible when you’re experiencing something good? like, “prepare for this to all go away, something bad will come along!” someone’s definitely told me that before. it’s the worst, right? it kind of destroys joy and…

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