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Pure Focus… Renewing of your mind – Part One

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of GOD is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” — Romans 12:1 NASB

But all through life I see a Cross

where sons of GOD yield up their breath

there is no gain except by loss

there is no life except by death

and no full vision but by Faith

nor glory but by bearing shame

nor justice but by taking blame

and that eternal passions says,

Be empty of glory and right and name”

Amy Carmichael

What are you thinking about right now?

Why are you reading this?

Yesterday I went to the pool and started swimming. At first, my focus was way off. My mind kept wandering to those oh-so-well-known thoughts like “what do they think of me”? After a …


Pure Study… Living Each Moment to the Fullest

Be diligent to present yourselves approved to GOD as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the Word of Truth. –2 Timothy 2:15 NASB

As a PK  and PG on both sides of my family, I’ve grown up with the Bible. Being homeschooled, even more of my time was devoted to studying GOD’s Word. When I was fourteen I started doing Precept Upon Precept studies, and when I was fifteen I had training to be a P.U.P. leader.

Yet, I had a hard time studying for myself.

I grew up on Elisabeth George, Charles Ryrie, and Kay Arthur. Yet I was still having problems sitting myself down and studying the Bible by my own initiative. Not that I didn’t want to do my other studies; but I did have this overall sense of “get the homework done,  or you won’t understand the discussion.” Even then, having …


Pure Speech… One Word Can Change A Life

Do you ever feel like… you’re done making mistakes? Not that you won’t ever make a mistake again; (ha. ha. ha.) but that moment where you fall flat on you face and say, “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to hide under the covers!”

Yeah. Pretty much been this last year in a nutshell.

I’ve made so many mistakes, it’s almost unbelievable. When I was young, it was easy “to be a Christian”. It was easy to believe. But this past year or so… man! It’s like the scum in me has overgrow the cleanliness, and wants to take over.

Now, the fact is: I’m growing up. And it ain’t easy! As a young woman in today’s age, I’ve always striven to live a life devoted to GOD. Following HIM. Following HIS word… As a child, that was so easy. It was easy to trust HIM; easy to be respectful; easy …


Prince Charming: Part #1

As we journey together, this new blog will have stories and devotions, writer’s helps, and stuff for other teens.

Today, I want to talk to teen girls :)

“For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” -2 Cor. 11: 6-7 (NASB)

What does this verse say to you?

I’ve kind of adopted this as my “favorite verse in the Bible.” Although God is constantly changing my heart, I think this is one of the verses that always says something to me.

In this “part one” of “Prince Charming” I’d like to point out a small, yet important, part of this verse:
We …


Out Or Up?

Although helping Red the dinosaur, going out with the Brownies, and trying to solve mysteries involving Babies in Bubble-Burg is fun, I can’t help but love the adventure I have on the inside a lot more. Today, instead of telling you about an adventure from my imagination, I’m going to tell you about an adventure I’ve had in my heart.

Yesterday, as we were driving to swim team, we were listening to a CD by Rush of Fools. Nothing strange, we listen to it often. But once again my imagination was soaring. I pictured myself in front of a crowd, not big but still a crowd, singing my heart out. Let’s face it, we all run away with our imaginations sometimes. But as I pictured myself singing, I also pictured people’s faces changing and them getting caught up in the song. Their lives were being changed by the words.

But …


A Giant Dinosaur and a Magical Drumstick

Well, today was very interesting. Here, let me explain. Just turn on your imagination and follow me. . .

My BFF, Kyle Wan Kenobi, and I were walking innocently through the Ding Dong jungle, when suddenly—a gigantic Purple Dinosaur jumped out and wailed.

“BooHoo!” He cried so hard, we felt bad for him.

“Kaylakin Scoobanobi, what do we do?” Kyle Wan Kenobi asked me as he unattached his drumstick and light saber.

“I don’t know,” I shrugged and shifted my weight to one leg as I thought about this sticky situation. “What should we do in this sticky situation?” I asked.

“That’s it!” Kyle snapped and beat his drum stick seven times as he recited the alphabet quickly. Out ran thirteen peacocks carrying pieces of toast, buttered, and covered in jelly.

I looked at him with confuzzlement.

“This Dino is purple,” he answered my unasked question. “Purple Dinosaurs love sticky …


A Little Adventure…

Howdie and Welcome!!

As I’m writing this blog I’m listening to the best singer ever! Who? David Phelps! (Yes, music helps me think. Well, David Phelps’ music helps me think.) Have you ever listened to David Phelps? If not, go and buy one of his CDs! (End of the Beginning is one of my favs.)

Speaking of David Phelps, I went on an adventure today – use your imagination and follow me. . .

As I listened to David Phelps on my iPod and ate Ritz crackers, my camel stopped. “Hi ho! What seems ta be the holdup ‘round here?” I asked my camel, Susanna Pop (Pop for short).

In front of me, six other camels stopped dead in their tracks.

“Rats! This may cause a delay in getting to Mr. David’s concert.” I hopped off my camel and started talking to the other camel-ers.

“A beast walked right …