The First Day

Shout out to all of the Freshman, new kids, and kindergartners on surviving their first day of school! Shout out to all of the Seniors who stayed THIS long. Shout out to all of the Sophomores who are glad they aren’t the new kids this year. Shout out to all of the Juniors who now have to take the ACT’s for real. Shout out to every teacher who came back.

I cannot explain how proud I am of the people with anxiety, the shy kids, the new kids, the ‘unpopular’ kids, the nerds, the geeks, the kids with learning difficulties, the kids with few friends, the kids who know no one, and the people who came to school. It’s stressful for so many kids, and the worst part is, we can’t control it.

It’s not easy. The only thing you need to know is to be yourself. If people don’t appreciate you for the way you are, that doesn’t mean you have to change. That means that they can’t handle all of your awesomeness, talents, jokes, smiles, personalities, moods. They don’t judge who you are, you do. You are you. If they can’t handle that, don’t be their friend.

Friends make everything more fun. What good is learning if you can’t have any fun? What good is sitting in a school for seven hours a day if you can’t have fun? What good is staying one place for almost 180 days of the year? What good is staying in school for like 2,000 days (not including college) of your entire life without fun?

Friends are the most important thing in school. Not your classes, not your grades, not your clothes, not your hair, not your muscles, not your skills, not what table you sit at in the lunchroom. It only takes one small thing to be a friend, and all of you kids in school, I hope you have a best friend or more to make school fun.

Because, what is life without fun?


Hope you all had a great day at school or at your job or at home! I hope you appreciate your friends a little more than you did before, because friends stick around!!! Check out my website for more posts!-



Every time I go for a walk, my dog is always wanting to meet every single dog he hears or sees during his walk. There’s this one giant dog usually tied up at the side of his owner’s house and my dog always looks for him. When that dog is not there, my dog whines and whines until he knows there’s another dog coming up.

I found myself laughing at him and saying, “Why are you so excited seeing other dogs? I’m not excited when I see other people!” I realized how true this was. How excited are you when you see others (that aren’t your family or best friends). Do you want to rush over and greet them with the brightest smile ever?

People don’t want to because, well, people don’t like people. We make the quickest judgement of people based on our past experiences with them. We see the way they’re dressed and judge. We see the things they buy and we judge. We see the way they stare at their phones and judge. We see the way they stand and we judge.

We need to learn how to NOT judge someone based on appearance, or the things they buy, what they do in their spare time, we just need to learn not to judge. I challenge you to greet someone, by waving or smiling or actually saying words to them. Sometimes you don’t know how much someone’s hurting, and acknowledging them could be the one thing they need.


Hey everyone! I hope your day goes well and for all of the kids out there going to school in a little bit, I hope your first day at school is the best one yet! Be sure to check out my website if you want any other posts!

Rather Be

Hey, I got a question for you all, would you rather be a leaf or a pine needle? Just, bear with me. Would you rather be a leaf or a pine needle? I want you to think about your answer to this seemingly dumb question. Maybe even post it in the comments if you want before you read on, I don’t care. Just, listen.

Many of you probably chose leaf. I did too, but the more I thought about it, the more I got confused. Leaves, they die in less than a years time. These green leaves aren’t special because everything else at that time is green. Only in their death do others really pay attention to them. They get eaten, torn off, ripped, whatever.

A pine needle on the other hand lives for two years. They’re poky, but no one ever eats pine needles. They help shelter animals from the harshness of winter. These pine needles are all different shades of green, a light, a dark, some even a blueish green. So, I ask you again, what would you rather be, a leaf or a pine needle?

I cannot believe how many of you changed your answer! You would rather be a pine needle that doesn’t make the air we breathe, is poky, is something no one wants, and takes way too long to decompose? You don’t want to be something important even if people don’t realize it at the time? Really?

Now, I can’t really make that judgement because I can’t read your minds. I just made the leaf sound as bad as possible and I made the pine needle sound as good as possible. Then, I ridiculed you for choosing the one I made sound good. People are always going to ridicule your choices because they aren’t their choices.

God wants you to be as unique as possible. He doesn’t want you to feel bad for choosing something you thought was right. He doesn’t want you to feel ashamed for not going with the best choice, the mass choice, the “better” choice. Follow your own path, and if you ever find something you’d rather be, make it happen. You only get one lifetime.


Have the best day everyone and don’t be afraid to choose your own path! Be yourself for God loves you as you are! Go on my website if you want to:


Many of you don’t know this about me, but many of you do. I write blogs and this is one of them. My website is and if you don’t want to read something really long, then stop here. I try to give encouragement by writing and I try to answer any questions the world is too scared to ask.

We are all scared of being a disappointment. A disappointment to your parents, to your spouse/other half, to your teachers, to the world, to God. None of you ever want to be the reason someone doesn’t think highly of you. None of want to disappoint anyone. The worst kind of disappointment is when you disappoint yourself.

There is nothing more disappointing than being a writer and not have anything to write about. It’s like being a musician and having nothing to play. It’s like being a scientist and having nothing more to learn. It’s like being a translator when the whole world only speaks one language. It’s like being an artist but having nothing to draw.

All of those jobs are pretty useless if you take away the foundation. But, we’re all aware there’s always music to play, always more to learn, always different languages, and always something to paint. A writer is most difficult, if you can’t think of anything to write about, you see no inspiration, you have no imagination, what good are you?

I have not written for a while. I think one of the reasons besides those I listed up there is because I thought no one was reading. Why write without an audience? But, there’s one person who matters and sees all you do and is proud of you for doing it: God. He’s always there, but, he doesn’t see you as a disappointment.

So I’m sitting here, writing this after months of being dormant because I don’t want to disappoint my family, or myself. If I, a teenager, can do this, I’m sure you all can. You just have to find the courage to go on, even if you feel like no one’s watching, listening, or reading. Disappointment shouldn’t get you down, it should be a reason to try harder.


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Mended- Matthew West

“When you see broken beyond repair, I see healing beyond belief. When you see too far gone, I see one step away from home. You see nothing but damaged goods. I see something good in the making. I’m not finished yet.
When you see wounded, I see mended… You see worthless, but I see priceless. You see pain, but I see a purpose.” –Matthew West

There comes a time in every one of your lives when you have to replace something. It could venture anywhere from your clothes to a car or to a friend. Nothing in this life we live is permanent. Even we are going to be gone one day, but unlike appliances, we can’t be replaced. We’ve made our mark on the world.

Matthew West is personally one of my favorite song artists. This song, “Mended” is a perfect example of why he is so awesome! When you look in the mirror, you don’t see perfection. There’s always something you want gone, whether it be acne or excess weight, you want it gone! We look in the mirror and see broken.

God, on the other hand, sees something else. As Matthew West says, God sees healing beyond belief. When you feel yourself shifting and moving further and further away, God sees you closest to home than you’ve ever been. He’s sees perfection, not damaged goods. You are not broken, you are mended, repaired, healed.

We lose sight of who we are. We lose sight of why we are here. We do not live to die, we live to fill a purpose. Once that purpose is filled, we join our father in heaven. I mean, what greater way to be rewarded for fulfilling our purpose than to live eternally with our father in the place he made just for us?


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What if I wrote like that this whole blog? It gets annoying, even to me, the one who is writing in it. Anyways, I want to tell you all a little story. It’s not long at all, probably one of the shortest I’ve ever told on one of my blogs before, but nonetheless, it has a good moral to it. And, it will put that Bigger is Better to rest.

Our church did an experiment one time. The pastors (yes, plural) found a couple people, told them to bring in someone who’s never been to this church before, and leave them be. This new person was to act shy, not interfering, standing alone in the corner, and this person was not to talk to anyone first.

The person was then to report to the pastors and tell them if they felt welcome or not. And, sadly, our church, both of them actually, failed. Our congregation is so big, we need two churches with two services each Sunday morning (except in summertime) and sometimes a Wednesday night worship. That makes a total of 5 a week (sometimes).

A bigger congregation, a bigger church, a bigger crowd is not good. These people who came in didn’t feel welcome, at home, or even noticed. That’s not what we want. We are supposed to welcome anyone, just like God. So the next time you don’t recognize someone in your church, smile, greet them, have a conversation. Even the littlest gesture can make someone feel at home.


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Into The World

A few weeks ago, I was talking with my sister about a certain topic and after getting deep into the conversation, I told her, “You can’t bring something into this world and not love it.” I’ve thought about this sentence over and over again, trying to decide if it is actually true or not. Trying to decide if it was worth writing a blog about.

I’ve thought about people. I’ve thought about some who just leave their baby on a doorstep outside a home or a church. I’ve thought about people who abandon their kids and leave them at hospitals or even police stations. Did these parents really love their kids? Does my sentence work for these people?

I’ve thought about animals. Wolves, as my example, will get rid of any pup who was born with a deformity before they live a week. The runt of any litter is not valued as much as the others, the runts of every animal don’t get the most milk. I mean, why wouldn’t you give the weakest one the best chance to survive?

But, the parents I spoke of earlier had to love their kids. If they didn’t, would they leave their kid somewhere that might be better than the life they are living at home? Would they really not love their kid if they gave the kid a chance to survive and not leave them in the middle of the woods, stranded and alone?

But for animals, it’s a different story. They have to fight to survive, they aren’t like us who are at the top of the food chain. For wolves, getting rid of the weakest link is a way to keep them from being vanished from the pack, from dying of hunger because they can’t hunt. In an animals point of view, that is loving them.

God has a pretty weird way of showing he loves us. I mean, he lets terrorists roam, he lets cancer linger, he allows murderers to live. But, God put us here for a reason. God lets us stay here for a reason. God grants us a place in his house for going through what we go through on Earth. If God didn’t love us, why are we here, why do we have friends, family, hope, faith and love?

I assure you God loves us, he just has a weird way of showing it…


The Cure

I remember reading this one quote and it said something like, “The love of God is like the cure for cancer, it is too valuable to keep to yourself and it will save you.” I don’t know where I saw it, when I saw it, or who said it but I can tell you I would’ve never thought about it that way. And, it totally makes sense.

I have like, so much to write about this, but I got to keep it short. I was listening to K-LOVE (a radio station) and this lady who was a cashier at a grocery store felt like God was telling her to say to this lady she was checking out that God loves her and didn’t forget about her. She thought this little voice was crazy, but she did it.

The other lady burst into tears and said that she was battling cancer and she really needed to hear that. That was pretty cool to hear. Oh, and, have you ever heard of ‘dead’ faith? Dead faith is when you believe, but you don’t do anything to show that you believe. You don’t help people, you don’t pray, you do nothing.

Is it really faith if you do nothing about it? Can you believe in the ways of Christ if you can’t do anything like that? That’s kind of why I call it dead faith. It’s not alive, it’s dead because you don’t do anything to help it grow. Faith is a hard thing to have if you don’t do anything to nurture it. I agree, sometimes it’s hard, but if you follow your gut, it can lead you to things like that women I mentioned before.

God is the cure. God is the only one who can save us from sin. If you truly believed that God is the one thing that could save you, you wouldn’t keep him to yourself. This is why I write this blog. I find it hard to talk about God, but if I write, I can reach so many other people that talking to one person. So, I challenge you to share God with at least one person this week, because that’s all it takes.


God and the Storm

“Don’t tell God how big the storm is, tell the storm how big your God is.”-Anonymous

We have this saying as a magnet on our fridge. I keep reading it every time I open the fridge, which is a lot. I keep looking at it, liking the saying, but trying to make sense of it. Like, what’s the storm? How are you supposed to tell the storm how big your God is if you can’t even find the storm itself?

I tried saying that it’s life, you know, everything bad that’s happening. Like, you lost your house, lost a job, a family member, a pet, a friend, or your way. All of that sure seems like a storm to me, right? But, then life has some good moments, like a birth of a child, a new best friend, a dream, a family… The list goes on and on.

That doesn’t seem like a storm, but even storms like hurricanes have that one moment where everything’s not as bad as you thought it would be. The eye of the hurricane is the calmest part, but it is surrounded by the eyewall where the most severe weather happens. Thunderstorms all around that one part.

When we enter the “eye of the hurricane”, we find that one happy place. You don’t want to leave, I mean who would? Who would want to go back into the place they tried to get away from? But, that’s not where God is. God is not the eye of the storm, no, you will find God waiting for you in the eyewall, ready to help you through the most difficult parts of your life.

It sounds weird, that God isn’t in the safe place. But, you can sure thank him for getting you there safely. But, you also know that hurricanes cannot last forever, can they? However, they never really go away. That’s why God stays by our side, he helps us through the storm. So the next time you find yourself in a storm, always think:

Don’t tell God how big the storm is, tell the storm how big your God is.


Is Satan Good?

Some of you who read that probably scoffed at it and answered right away… NO! Of course Satan isn’t good! Satan means devil! Satan is not good! Well, I was on Facebook, scrolling through random stuff people post and this one caught my eye. I don’t remember who posted it, but it totally grabbed my attention.

It said something like, “If people go down to hell because of all the bad they’ve done, and then Satan punishes them for all the did, does that not make Satan good?” Does that make Satan good? He punishes those who have wronged others. He is the one who chooses the punishment after the judge (God) convicted that person of his or her crimes.

After I read that, I totally blanked out. I always thought that Satan was the evil everywhere. I thought he was every bad guy rolled into one. I thought he was death. I thought he was the total opposite of God, and I read this and think all I thought I knew about Satan is just gone now. Is Satan good for punishing those who deserve it?

I mean, parents are good parents if they discipline their children. That way, when the kids grow up, they know the difference from right and wrong. What to do and what not to do. You believe God is the good guy, then God even flooded the Earth, killing the population except for a couple people. Does that action make him bad?

One thing does not define who you are. I’m quiet. That doesn’t mean I can’t talk to strangers, it doesn’t mean I have nothing to say, it doesn’t mean I hate to talk. Remember, Satan IS evil. He is the one that tempted Jesus. God made so many miracles then and continues to make them today. He saved so many people by sending Jesus to die for us.