25 Ways To Make Your Life Better Immediately

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1. Listen to “The Circle Of Life.” Seriously, it’s like a musical version of caffeine. Once that naaaaaaaaaaaa sevenyaaa hits, you’re awake, you’re refreshed, you’re alive. This song makes a great alarm if you want to wake up feeling amazing every morning – just be prepared to have the “pink pajamas, penguins on the bottom” part stuck in your head all day.

2. Stop answering the calls you don’t want to answer, replying to texts you don’t want to reply to, and saying yes to the invites you don’t want to attend. It may be hard to say “no thanks” or ignore a person, but if you feel the urge to, there’s usually a reason for that… And even if you’re just being an antisocial homebody, that’s your prerogative!

3. If someone you hang out with is content going nowhere in life and doing the things you guys did five…

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This Is NOT Our Time

When you believe in a God that changes lives every day, it should be easier to see  that a simple weekend with your best friend could turn into a time that challenges you and gives you a new vision for the new year and your life.

I have sat down three or four times now trying to decide how to write down exactly what this weekend has brought about in my life. Never did I think a movie, a song, and a single 500 word devotional would make such an impact on my current view of my life and its’ purpose. It all began with the movie…

Stephanie, one of my best friend’s, and I attended the young adults Bible Study at her church yesterday afternoon. We showed up and discovered that a movie, “This Is Our Time” was going to be shown with a four week study to follow in the coming month. I knew I would only be there for the movie, but I was still pretty excited as I am always looking for a good Christian film. I quickly looked up the trailer (thank goodness for smartphones) and discovered this would be a tough movie to digest. I felt a sinking feeling (knowing that I was going to bawl my eyes out in front of strangers) and a tug at my heart (letting me know that this was going to change me). I was not wrong on either point, I cried and I walked out of that church changed. I began to see that no matter what station in life I am in, God is working. Even if I feel like I am on the sidelines of life while my friends are travelling the world, getting married, scoring their first dream job, or having babies, there is a purpose for me being right where I am. God has a plan for my time single, teaching preschool, without much of a plan of what or where next… I may never know what that grand plan is or what impact my time on the sidelines has on someone else, but I do know that my time, is first off, not mine after all. It’s God’s time, but also that it is my job to seek God’s will for what is next and simply obey. Obey Him through my actions, thoughts, words, and attitudes.

A song has also been coming up… “Waiting Room” by Jonny Diaz. Waiting…What a simple word, but so much laziness often times comes with it. God calls us to an active waiting where we continue to seek and obey Him. But even more than that. This song challenges me to continue to praise Him even when His answer for right now is No. Whether it’s graduate school, a relationship, or a new job, I have to praise Him for the no and continue waiting for Him to show me what’s next.

Finally, I am going through a devotional book written by Max Lucado this year. So funny how God works things out. The devotional today was simply called, “Don’t Miss God’s Answer”. It was a strong reminder that even when we feel sidelined for now or do receive the “NO” that we think should be something else, we still must continually seek God. If we quit, give up, stray from Him, or stop, we may miss His answer. God will do immeasurably more, EVERYTIME!

So now, I am looking at my days ahead of singleness, wiping kids noses in preschool, serving the people of my small church, living with my grandma, and searching for what God has next with excitement and joy instead of hesitation and disappoint. I know that my jobs are to seek, obey, and trust. This is God’s time and I don’t want to waste a minute of it!

Bubble 94: 23 things to consider before you’re 23, regardless of marital status.

Another great post! I think this is my favorite of all! Enjoy!! 🙂

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2 January, 2014

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23 things to consider before you’re 23, regardless of marital status. 

Sometimes poking fun is a good way to enlighten a situation. Earlier today I came across an explosive blog, in what seemed to be a retaliation of another, both written in the past day or two. First of all, I’d like to sincerely congratulate both bloggers on their blogging success! I am more than impressed! Secondly, I’d like to say I partially agree with both blogs, but I’ll leave it up to you, the reader, to determine which one is more scandalous than the other!

Read for Yourself (Click):

First Blog : Wander Onwards

Second Blog : BEAUrocracy

Anyway, I couldn’t help myself but to get a bit tizzled at some of the “close minded” things being said from both sides, along with some HARSH comments coming from their readers; maybe yourself, included!

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My First Blog: The Result of a Closed-Minded 23 Year Old

These are some awesome thoughts!

BEAUrocracy.

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Many of my friends were posting an article on Facebook today written by a 23 year old blogger who came up with a list of 23 things to do besides getting married at 23. Really, all it did was show the world how bad she is at coming up with fun things to do as a single 23 year old woman, and how close-minded she is. However, I must thank her- she is the inspiration behind my very first blog!

I posted a status addressing a few of her poorly thought out suggestions, but I’ll take it a step further here, mainly because I have more space. Before I begin, I’ll let you know, I was (am) 25 when I got married. I am not for or against marrying young. I do not believe there is an “appropriate” age to get married, only an appropriate mindset. So no, I do…

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New Year’s Resolutions

Every year people around this country and the world make New Year’s resolutions. People make promises to themselves for change in one area or another area of their lives…Go to the gym, eat better, fix this or that relationship…And not to be negative, but most fail at the resolution within the first two weeks of the new year. So why do we, myself included, still make these resolutions? Because we recognize the need for change. So here goes, just like the other 7 billion people in the world, I will make my New Year’s Resolutions! 🙂

1. Exercise more.

2. Eat healthier.

3. Move on.

4. Trust God in all things.

5. Appreciate every moment I have.