Thursday, September 24, 2015

About Me

Hi, my name is Emily. I am 18 and I'm a Christian. I live with my mom and dad. I have three siblings; Matthew, Michael, and Amy. The mission of this blog is to prove that you can dress inexpensively and modestly in an attractive way. But more importantly, to share the gospel. I hope I encourage you as I write. So, join me as I go about being a Teen for the Lord.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stepping Forward

Saturday is my 18th birthday. I am in my senior year of high school, and I don't know for sure what I want to do! I have lots of interests but I haven't had any "ah-ha" moments about my divine calling in life. 
Guess what!
  I'm not worried!
 I'm not freaking out about what I'm going to do next. But I was last semester. So what happened?
 I took a step forward.
When you are stuck in a rut, you have to take a step forward. 
For me, it was as simple as signing up for dual enrollment classes with our community college. It wasn't a huge step, but I finally felt like I was getting somewhere. I was making progress in a tangible way. 
That's what God taught me over the summer.
Take the next step. 
Don't spend your time worrying about the far, distant future. Tomorrow will worry about itself. Worrying about it will only get you stuck deeper in your rut. 
Take the next step, what ever that may be. 
It may be cooking dinner. Changing a diaper. Potty training. High school. College. 
All you are asked to do is take a step every day and depend on God to keep you in the right path. 
     If you feel stuck... 
Take a running step forward!
God Bless!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Eleven Things About Me

Eleven questions:

 1.  What has been your greatest blogging challenge?
      Finding time to write and subject matter.

 2.  What's your favorite indulgence just for you?
      An entire day curled up with hot cocoa and an intriguing book.

 3.  Which blog post are you most proud of and why? 
       I really like Woman: The Mighty Warrior . It shows the power that God created us with yet we are made to be delicate and beautiful. 

 4.  Who has inspired you most in your life? 
       I'm not sure. I've always been a bit of a loner. But my mom has always been a support and my youth leader, Karissa, has helped me through a lot of stuff. 

 5.  What's your favorite book?
      At the moment, either the Tutor's Daughter by Julie Klassen or The Berinfell Prophecies (a book series). I highly recommend both.

 6.  Would you rather spend the day at the beach or junking at a flea market?
      At the beach. I've never been.

 7.  What's your favorite flower?
       Yellow roses tipped with pink.

 8.  Assuming it was nice weather, would you rather go for a hike or stay indoors  
      with a good book?
        Depends on my mood although I tend toward being a book worm couch potato.

 9.  What is your biggest priority for 2016?
       Finishing 12th grade.

10.  What 5 things would top your gratitude list?
       Grace. My family. My friends. My church. Salvation. 

11.  Are you more likely to spend on a vacation or home improvements?