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i'm 16, i live in Oklahoma, i'm methodist, and i love God!
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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testimony: meet lindsay

testimony: meet lindsay

A love for the Lord has been in my heart for as long as I can remember. When you truly love the Lord, it is a love that becomes part of your identity, something that you can’t escape no matter how hard you may try. From the time I was three and practicing mass in my bathtub to my sophomore year of high school singing on worship team, to now, being a YoungLife leader and finally owning my own faith…

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obedience

obedience

in genesis chapters 21 and 22 we learned the story of Abraham and Isaac. if you haven’t read it lately, let me give you the gist: God gave Abraham and his wife, Sarah, a child when they were super old and not normally able to bear children. they named the child Isaac as God told them to. Abraham loved his son so much. he was so joyful. well, fast forward a few years later when Isaac was a young teen….

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some good news

some good news

hi friends! welcome to my love for the lord. i’m going to share a story the sermon i heard a few days ago. the news has not been good the past few weeks. every day there’s something that makes something else worse. sometimes it’s starts to feel like there’s no good news anymore. this past week i worked at my church’s VBS as a volunteer. each day had a theme and a bible story, and on Thursday our theme was…

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thirsty for the word

thirsty for the word

as a deer longs for streams of water, so my soul longs for you, God. psalm 42:1 hi lovely friend! i’d like to share a little story with you about something i experienced a few weekends ago. i took a short trip to arkansas to visit my aunt and uncle. they recently purchased a cute little cabin on a river. at first i was a little anxious. my uncle warned me that there were snakes and wasps EVERYWHERE. i could…

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bloom where god plants you

bloom where god plants you

commit to the lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed proverbs 16:3 hey friends 🙂 happy summer! it’s been a while! i’m back today with a special message about what i’ve learned recently. a few days ago, a friend told me that they would be happier or more successful if something in their life happened differently. they talked for a solid 10 minutes about how they should’ve said something different and then everything would’ve been great. they truly…

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finding joy

finding joy

do you ever have a day where everything just goes wrong? you’re surviving on 4 hours of sleep, your hair is a mess, you turn in an assignment late, and you feel like you can’t do anything right. maybe someone says something that makes you hurt inside. your day goes from 10 to 0 in half an hour. why do days like this take such a toll on our health? non of this is major, it’s not like someone we…

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music = prayer

music = prayer

hey y’all 🙂 welcome to my love for the lord! this week’s post is pretty untraditional… but i felt like it needed to be shared!! my favorite way to pray & praise God is to listen to worship music. worship music is super therapeutic, especially when i’m feeling angry or sad. it also makes me feel safe. when i get in the car in the morning i usually turn on some peaceful christian music to keep me calm. it’s super…

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wants vs. needs

wants vs. needs

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22 Hey y’all! Welcome back! On a blog from a few weeks ago, i discussed the different types of answers to prayer. This week I’m going to discuss the two main topics of prayers. Ok, I’m blessed. God has given my family and me an amazing life full of blessings like joy, laughter, and pure happiness. Sometimes i take these luxuries for granted. I’ve never had to worry…

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