Looking for a good book to read? Try 'Dancing Softly' by Nikki Rosen! A powerful and hopeful story that you won't be able to put down! :D

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mr Sun, Please Shine Down on Me


Although I love the wintry scenery, hot chocolates, snow days, and the cuddle-for-warmth moments, I want spring to come already! I long to hear the birds chirping as I walk home from school. I wish the beautiful flowers would pop up from the ground and spread their happiness everywhere! I hope for the days when I can wear a thin sweatshirt, no hats or mitts needed! Where are you spring?

It's not even the spring I want, more the hot sun, and everything that comes with it. When the sun is out, you can do so many fun things! I enjoy going on walks or hikes in the woods with my family. Also bike rides around the neighborhood. Sometimes just sitting out in the backyard reading can be great!

I love the sun! When I close my eyes, I can feel the sun's rays shining down on me. The sun gives me energy, just like another light I know ... The Son, Jesus! Christ gives me energy everyday. Without Him in my life, I don't know what I'd do! Oh Son, please shine down on me!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me


I can't believe it. I am 15 years old. Does time fly or what? I don't feel any different from yesterday, or even last week. Then again I guess I'm not supposed to because I'm still me, just older! Thinking back over my not-so-long lifetime makes me smile. I've got a lot of great memories to cherish. Today marks another chapter in my life, and it's just one more step towards my bright future! I'm very excited as to what God has planned for me. But as for right now, I'm just happy to be 15.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Photo Contest Entries

This is my entry for Lauren's photo contest over at her blog Spinning Barfoot. The theme is sugar!




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This is my entry for Bethany's photo contest over at Joyfull Girl Creations. The theme is either to recreate a photo in time, or a photo that contains shoes.


Go check out both photo contests and enter!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting

This is something we have to do a lot. We have to wait for the bus, wait for other people, wait in line at a cash register. It is a part of life. But do you ever feel like you are waiting for life? Almost as if you haven't really gotten to the good part yet. You're still waiting for that something special, something new and interesting to happen. Like there's something else coming, something worth waiting for.

Maybe you should stop waiting. Stop waiting... and start looking.

Lately I've been living life, and everything is really great, but it just seems normal. Average. The same. I want something more exciting! I've been waiting. After doing lots of thinking, I realized something, someone, has been waiting for me too. God. I've drifted away from Him, and He knows it, but He's waiting for me to come back on my own when I'm ready. I've gotten so caught up in life, that I've strayed away from my one true God. Well, I am done waiting.

God knows we are well worth waiting for, so He waits. It can take a while for us to understand that, and some never do. But when we run back to Him, He'll always welcome us with open arms. Once we return, we can fully live life without feeling like we're missing something. Because this time, we found what we were waiting for.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Traveling

I like visiting new places. I get to see and do things that are different from what I usually experience. When I travel, I have the chance to explore, learn, and grow! Not only do I meet new people, but I get to have some good quality family bonding time! Trips always have some adventures awaiting, whether I go across the globe, or a few hours away.

Recently I went to San Francisco with my family. We had a really good time! Here's some photos!


These sealions were hanging out on one of the piers honking and posing for tourists snapping pics. Don't they look cute?



This is the Chinatown of San Francisco. It has lots of cute, quaint shops to browse. I loved the lanterns hanging in the streets!



Yosmite, a beautiful national park about four and a half hours away from San Fran, truly displays God's amazing creations!



Do you like to travel?

What are some neat desinations you've been to?