My freshman year wrapped up at the end of May, and I’ve had time to reflect on how awesome this year has been. These are the nine most important lessons I learned during my first year of high school. 1. … Continue reading
As the New Year rolls around, most people make New Years resolutions, like working out more or eating healthier. While these are great resolutions, I feel there is one resolution we are leaving behind as society: Getting closer to God.
God tells us firsthand that we NEED to have that resolution at the top of our lists. Last night, I found this in my devotions:
Being near each other and spending time together draws us closer to people. It’s like that with God, too.
God loves you with his whole heart, and he wants you to love him back with your whole heart.
He is eager to talk and listen, to guide and comfort, and even to have fun with you! But it’s hard to share an experience with someone you’re far away from.
The Bible tells us that when we come close to God, he comes close to us. Just like a magnet, he’ll pull you right in.
When you turn toward God, he draws closer, ready to walk with you through each day of your life, morning till night. No matter what happens, you can enjoy his company, feel safe with him, and go through the good and the bad together.
(Taken from “The One Year” Between You and God: Devotions for Girls. )
I also found this Bible verse that pretty much sums up the entire post:
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you.”-James 4:8
So Happy New Year! I hope this post has added one more resolution to your list.
She captured my heart the moment I first saw her. We were driving through Simonette on day 1, after a day of school, bringing the Tytoo Orphanage kids home because Tytoo has 2 special-needs kids that cannot walk. (We stayed … Continue reading
Today, a blog post by me and my mom is featured at the High Calling, a christian website. I was very surprised when I was asked to post with my mom.
I think it turned out great. We wrote letters to each other, and I encourage you and your kids to do the same thing.
And even though most of our letters to each other aren’t published, we will always have those memories.
I don’t want to give too much away, but you can check it out here.
The time was 7:15 AM, and I was terrified. The Atlantic Ocean glittered beneath the plane that held my family, our friend Tirzah Poppinga, our neighbors, the Hages, and about 40 Haitians. We were flying to the poorest country in … Continue reading
During my trip to Haiti, not only was I doing mission work on the Haitians, but they were doing some mission work on me. They taught me what it is like to live life simply, with more time with God, … Continue reading