What an amazing past few weeks I’ve been having! I’ve had so much going on, I haven’t posted in a while!
To start off, I started 6th grade on August 21st. Already, it has brought lots of homework, reading, and tests!
Above: First day beauties!
Also, on Labor day weekend, I spoke at LifeLight, which is a Christian music festival held in the city of Sioux Falls, SD. I spoke, with my sister, Anna, Kendra Michael, and two other kids, at the mission tent, I talked about my trip to Haiti and how God is using me. It was very exciting, and I am proud to be a part of it!!
On August 13, I had 3 teeth extracted. I had to be put out because two of the teeth were fused to the bone. I was supposed to get 5 teeth out, but the surgery ran long because my teeth were really hard to get out, and they couldn’t give me any more medication!
So yesterday, I had my other 2 teeth extracted. I’m in a lot of pain, so some prayers would be excellent! But here’s the funny thing: my doctor has taken out thousands of teeth, but mine is the hardest he’s ever done! (What can I say- I’m a special one!)
But other than that, I’ve just been doing pretty simple things: doing my homework, practicing piano, feeding the cats, studying for tests. Sounds normal, right? Pretty good.
I thought my blog was supposed to be about living Out of the Ordinary! Not living ordinary! I’ve gotta keep living it up, wherever I am! Find ways to love others in my daily life!
I could sit with the new girl at lunch.
I could stand up for others
I could go above and beyond my expectations
As Matthew West sings:
I don’t wanna go through the motions
I don’t wanna go one more day
without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking,
“What if I had given everything,
instead of going through the motions?”
I don’t, either.
So let’s make it our goal to STOP going through the motions, living every ordinary moment for an extraordinary God.