Hello everyone! Even though I don't have any clue who everyone is or how many people everyone includes...
Last night I watched Moms' Night Out. While it might not be the main point of the movie, one of the main characters has just started a blog. She goes from four to a couple hundred followers really fast. I don't know if that is realistic, or far off point, but it got me thinking about this blog. Maybe I'm just missing something, maybe I'm too young, maybe it's because I don't give this a boatload of attention, maybe it's because I'm not selling anything, or because I don't have a niche yet, maybe it's because I don't have my own domain, maybe it's because the only social network I have the blog on is a site that brings a bunch of blogs onto the same page-- but this doesn't feel like a huge deal to anybody.
I might just be over thinking, teenagers do that right? I don't even know what I'm trying to say with this post, maybe I'm just putting it here for the other doubting bloggers or for my future super successful self as a mark of progress!
If anyone has any suggestions or bits of advice please leave it in the comments below or email me at email@example.com. Look forward to hearing from one of my everyones!
PS also if there are any EASY TO USE audience tracker site things that you know about, those would be helpful too
Last weekend I went with my dad, sister, and two of my brothers to Console (PIttsburgh) for the last night of Casting Crowns' THRIVE tour. It was a fantastic night for a concert/worship night and I loved every second of it! Even though we missed Sidewalk Prophets opening, we saw Casting Crowns and Mandisa <3 Now I can say I've sung Christmas carols with Casting Crowns! One of the last songs the band sang was called Dream for You and it's one of their new songs. It talks about how David and Mary both had their lives all planned out, or so they thought. Then God dreamed for them. And I just love that concept because it was some amazing stuff that happened to these two teenagers. They thought they were going to live out their days living ordinary lives. But God had a different plan for them. This song just reminds us that even if we think we know our dreams, God has even better ones for our lives!
Dream for You
Click here to watch the lyric video
Hey, David, I hear youve been dreaming
About being a big time shepherd some day
Youre gonna prove your brothers wrong
Youre gonna sing your shepherd song
To the cattle on a thousand hills
But Ive been thinking
Im having trouble with a giant down the road
Youre the one whos going to face him toe to toe
Wipe that grin right off his face
And whip this army into shape
Im going to turn the nation back to Me
And David, youre right about one thing
Your little shepherd songs are going to make the whole world sing
And Im gonna make you king
So come on, let Me dream, let Me dream for you
I am strong when youre weak and Ill carry you
So let go of your plan, be caught by My hand
Ill show you what I can do
When I dream for you
I have a dream for you
Hey Mary, Ive heard youve been dreaming
Making plans for your big wedding day
You and Joseph are gonna be
The picture perfect family
Maybe a couple of kids down the road
But Ive been thinking
Even before time began
I had a picture perfect plan
Of how to save this broken world
Through the life of just one man
Im gonna send my only Son
And Mary, youre the one
You were right about one thing
Youre gonna have that family
And youre gonna raise a King
Im stronger than you think I am
Ill take you farther than you think you can
You sing and call me Great I Am
So take your stand
My child, if you only knew
All the plans that I have for you
Just trust me, I will follow through
You can follow Me
This band started as a youth group leader and buddies singing for some high school kids. Long story short- they just finished a tour! Click here to learn more about Casting Crowns
This is the last quote reflection from my eighth grade language arts class. It isn't so much a quote as a reflection prompt because it was the last one of the year. I hope you have enjoyed this series as much as I have enjoyed delving back into the Musings of My Eighth Grade Self!
What is the most important thing your parents have taught you to this point? Your friends? Your teachers?
The most important thing my parents have taught me is to be true to myself (while staying inside any rules). My friends have taught me that everyone is bound to their own destiny. My friends have walked away many times over these nine years. But the true ones always come back in the end. My aquantances have also taught me that each person is VERY unique and different from the next person that comes along. My teachers have taught me a lot! They have taught me educationally but also as a person. Even though I have had bad days with every one of them, I will never forget them. I hope they know that and that I thank them very much for teaching me what I know!!
After all this time...
Hey everyone! Happy Holidays :) We hosted Thanksgiving at our house, so I've been pretty busy! And yes, after all this time, I'm coming on here to rant. You have been warned ;)
People complaining about teachers:
Okay, first why? This mostly is going to happen during school. Hello? TEACHERS ARE AT SCHOOL. They are humans. Humans have ears. That means that those teachers can hear you complaining about them! "Oh this teacher hates me. They are failing me for no reason. They are so ignorant." The sole purpose of a teacher is to teach the kids. Their jobs revolve around the students. They are in the building for you. If they "hate" you it's probably them being a little sore towards you because you need to act better in their class. If you are failing their class, it's probably because you are failing the assignments or tests. If you aren't good at tests- which I know is a thing- you need to tell the teacher that you can't complete tests very well. If you are failing assignments you need to ask the teacher for extra credit. And teachers are a lot of things, but they are definitely not ignorant. They are the ones that put your grades on the books, they are the ones that stand by their doors and hear you all talking in the hallways, they are the backbone of the public school education! So they know A LOT.
This rant leads me to my main point: Complaining. My philosophy is that complaining is USELESS. If you are complaining about something that you can fix, stop wasting your time complaining and go fix it! If you are complaining about something that you can't fix, stop wasting your time complaining since it's not going to do any good anyway!
Whew. Yep that's it! :)
faith, family, friends, and food <3