Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mosquito Bites

Ok...I have a weird story...

Just a couple days ago, I killed a mosquito that landed on my wrist. I got it before it bit me, thank goodness. Then I said, "You know, I haven't had many mosquito bites at all this summer." And guess what happens? Four or five mosquito bites appear on me! And I don't know where they came from! I guess I should have done the "knock on wood" thing when I said that... lol

Anybody else out there have an experience like mine? ;)

Monday, August 16, 2010


First day of school.
Starting college classes.

Well, it's that time again! For most kids starting school is a big leap back into routines and schedules and home work. It's a little different for us. We school year round mostly, taking breaks when we need/ want to. I like it better this way I think. Before, I got bored during the summer. lol But, it's still hard to believe I'm starting my Junior year of high school. Someone recently asked me what grade I was in. When I told them I was starting 11th they said, "Oh, so you're on your way out." I guess so... That's a startling, and kind of scary fact.

Zachary and I started classes out at the community college today. We are in a program called Discover College where you can get a jump start on your education. I'm taking Health Services. By the end of my Junior year, I'll have my CNA. It's really a very neat program, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to do this. Both Zach and I will definitely have to get used to it, though. Walking around on a college campus as a student, at the age of 14 and 16. Yikes! Mom gave us each a memory verse to take with us to class this morning. Here's mine:

"I will say to the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.'"
Psalm 91:2

This reminds me that, though I may be uncertain about my future, which I am right now, to take it one day at a time and not worry. I am in the care of the Lord Almighty!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Rebelution

Daddy, Zachary, and I were able to go to a Rebelutionary conference today. Wow. I've gotta say, it was amazing! They are led by 21 year old twin brothers. Alex and Brett Harris. This is their website...I encourage you to check it out. :) http:// Here are some things I learned:

Rebellion + Revolution = Rebelution
Teen rebellion against low expectations.

They spoke about how our generation of teenagers are shackled by low expectations. If you look back in history you'll find that "teenagers" didn't even exist. There were children and adults. In fact they shared that the word "teenager" wasn't even used until 1941. That's less than 70 years ago. And, what's more, is that most of the kids our age back then had adults responsibilities. So, what's changed? It's not like the people then were super geniuses or anything. They were normal, like you and me. What's changed, as Alex and Brett say, are the expectations.

As the day progressed, Alex and Brett started challenging us. They talked about doing hard things. Raising our expectations. Stepping out of our comfort zones. Doing the teen years differently; for the glory of God!

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."
1 Timothy 4:12

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lovely Blog Award

I want to thank Tessa for giving me a "One Lovely Blog Award". Very much appreciate it! :) Here's a few girls I think deserve it as well. Thanks for reading!

  1. Danielle
  2. Buffy
  3. Shelby

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ever ask yourself why?

Ever ask yourself why? Why did you say this, Katie? Why did you react this way, Katie? I know what the Bible says, what it teaches is wrong and right. I want to live by it. Yet, I end up doing the thing I try not to do. Why is that?

I definitely don't have all the answers. I don't even have most of the answers. I know there's a verse in the Bible that talks about this...doing something sinful even though you know it's wrong and deep down inside you're telling yourself not to do it, but you do it anyway. Did Paul say that? If so, I feel like Paul a lot. I can only ask God to guide me. Guide my words, my thoughts, my actions, my reactions. I just feel like I'm fighting the battle of sin everyday...I guess I am, actually. I've got a lot to work on. But, it's so comforting to know that God's there. He's guiding me. Helping me through life. Wow. Do you ever just sit back and think about that? The One who placed each star in it's place, who hung the moon, who put every petal on every daisy, is right beside you, always will be, helping you and guiding you.