Dear High School Senior, I know you because I am you. Before you read anything more, I want you to know this: I am experiencing the same pain, uncertainty, and confusion that you are right now. Whether we’ve met or … Continue reading
Another school year finished means it’s once again time to look back the lessons I’ve learned in the past year! My junior year was one of great growth and one I will definitely never forget. Without further ado, here are the 11 most important lessons I learned during my junior year of high school. Continue reading
We’ve all seen the news. We’ve all heard the stories. It’s true: there is a LOT of hurt in this world. Scroll through any news site, turn on the TV, read the headline in your Facebook feed. The hurt of … Continue reading
God is good. God is good through the tough times, and the easy times. The good days, and the bad days. God is good through all of the suffering caused by ISIS. God is good through the deaths of thousands … Continue reading
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word … Continue reading
I always have imagined God making us in a glorious way. Being made in his image, he placed us with all sorts of beautiful gifts and skills and passions. He planned out our whole life, and all the marvelous events and moments in it. Continue reading
OK, I don’t even really know where to begin. I hope you all didn’t think I abandoned you or anything. I just have to admit that I’m really busy, but the more truthful explanation is probably a bit more like … Continue reading
As a 12-year-old girl, it’s pretty obvious I don’t make a lot of money. There’s only so many things I can do. I babysit my sister and neighbors. I clean the house. I help my dad with pig chores. I … Continue reading
Why are we here for “such a time as this”?
I think it is because God made us for a purpose, and wants us to fulfill that purpose in this time. He made us for “such a time as this.”
I’ve been pondering this question lately, because my friend Lisa has asked me to guest post on her blog, We Are The Esthers. She e-mailed me her questions, and I answered them.
I have just recently learned the story of Esther, and it is an amazing one. Esther was a Jew who lived with her cousin Malacai. One day, the king decided he wanted a new queen, so he instructed scouts to go out and find beautiful women who would make a good new queen. The ladies received beauty treatments for a year before the king chose his queen. Esther was one of the ladies who received the beauty treatments, and in the end, the king chose Esther as his new wife.
While Esther was queen, her cousin Mordecai discovered a plot to kill all the Jews!! Esther knew that all her Jewish friends could be killed, so she knew what she had to do. She had to go before the king and tell him about the plot. But there was only one problem… Esther could be killed if she went before the king without permission!! Esther told all her friends to pray and to fast for 3 days. After the three days, Esther would go before the king. Mordecai told Esther that maybe that she was made queen for “such a time as this”, right when the plot to kill all the Jews had been discovered. So Esther went before the king, and she told him about the plot and the fact that she was a Jew. And guess what? He didn’t kill her!! He listened to her and stopped the plot!!
Esther saved her friends with her courage and trust in God. I hope that if I was Esther, I would be brave enough to do something like that.
You can see my guest post here.
I have some great news! My oration (see Webert Raymond: Living Out of the Ordinary) has passed 3 rounds in my school so far! The first round was said by every kid to their class. The teachers picked about 5 kids from there. I passed this, so then, I went to a fourth-grade classroom, where the teacher of that class chose two kids– including me!! The most recent round was an official one. Judges came into the school, where 12 kids, two from every fifth- and sixth-grade classroom, gave their speech. And guess what? I got first place!!
My next round is tomorrow. I will be competing with two other kids from my school and some older kids– some even 8th graders– from around the county. It doesn’t matter to me whether I win or lose, and I know I am doing this to share Webert’s amazing story, and how God has used him to do some awesome things. So I am just asking for your prayers tomorrow, at 4:00. I would really appreciate them. 🙂 Thank you and God bless you!!