Feeling controlled 

You know those times where you feel overwhelmed and just want someone close to you to talk to but you feel like nobody ever fully listens? That’s been me quite a bit this week and I’m over it quite honestly. We all need someone to lean on and lately I’ve been feeling like I haven’t…

Pursuing god! 

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to pursue God fully. Learning more and more about the qualities of an effective teacher has made me realize how important it is to have faith and remain confident in our faith and worldview. Students pick up on more than we realize more often than…

Routine

Why is it so easy for us to fall out of routine but getting back into it is another story? It’s easy for us to get into the habit of reading our bibles daily but when you fall out its so hard to get back into it. The same is true with anything. I know…

Follow your dreams 

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my future and my past. Getting more and more excited to become a teacher and shape young lives. A couple of my professors this past week asked me in assignments what motivates me to be a teacher and what are the qualities of a good teacher? I’ve been…

Heaven

As I was laying in my room tonight, I was debating whether I should read or watch tv and ultimately decided to read. I just got a new book “As it is in heaven,” by Greg Laurie and was sort of hesitant but excited to read it at the same time. Not really knowing much…

Reflecting on memories while grieving

I know I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, but grieving is so complex. I was cleaning my room today and as I was, I came across so many sentimental objects. As I was cleaning I was listening to music and “back to December” by Taylor swift came on. Around the time that…

Stereotypes among women

I’ve been thinking a lot today about women and the standards we are held to in society today. We are always expected to be strong, hiding our true feelings. Case in point: the DayQuil and NyQuil commercials on tv, it bothers me that the dads take NyQuil and the moms take DayQuil I mean in…

Relying on God instead of yourself

“I am the Lord all powerful, so don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on my spirit.” Zechariah 4:6 “May the Lord of peace himself give your peace at all times in every way.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 When the going gets tough it is hard not to rely solely on your own strength….

Letting God be in control at all times

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways, my ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2…

Coping

One of the hardest things for me to do whether it be with grief or anxiety or stress is to cope. I tend to push my feelings down until I can’t handle it anymore. Not the best coping mechanism but hey it works for a while. I know it’s not healthy for me to do…

Praise God in all times

Praising God when it feels hardest to praise him is beginning to become so important in my life. From realizing that all through these trials I should have been thanking him for the strength will be used in the future to realizing that others actually realize how important it is to praise God when you…

Baby Steps

One thing I’ve always struggled with is knowing when to take time to myself or for myself. Whether that be through expressing my emotions or confronting my anxiety it’s just challenging for me to step back and focus on myself. But, today I did just that, I took time to write out a prayer for…