God entered a world on its head

Mankind is standing on its head. Society thinks that for a doctor to refuse to kill someone is morally wrong, yet sick people have an innate right

Ode to a Banana Peel

O, that we each were like a banana peel Who protects what is worth protecting, But thinks nothing of himself. When the banana’s owner takes it And

I am not my past

How I have acted before does not define who I am now. If I mess up, that does not change who I truly am. The wages of sin is

I’m Paralyzed

Today I was struck by my own inadequacy and my backsliding. It’s like I’m slowly drawing away from my family and friends and becoming more and more

Love: A Poem

Most of the time, I get my priorities wrong and I end up worrying about what my future holds. I feel like I have to plan out exactly what my life

The Power of the Mind

We are more than our thoughts. Your value comes from who you are as a human, one of God’s creation who He has made in His own image. You’re

Philosophy: Do I Exist?

WARNING: Heavy thinking ahead 😉 For a school paper, I am exploring my personal worldview. As part of that, I have to address the question of

Hope for the Alone

With the world blowing up around me, I feel somewhat disconnected. While hundreds of people are dying in my state, my personal routines have barely

My New Favorite Blogger

There’s a certain blogger that I subscribe to that I have read every single post on. Most of my emails I discard immediately, but I always open her

Wind

The breeze on my face, The breath in my throat, The waves of the grass. A storm is about to break. I am lost in the thunder, and it lifts me off my

The Dark Before the Dawn

I’ve been waiting for the sun To come blazing up out of the night like a bullet from a gun Till every shadow is scattered, every dragon’s on the

The World is on its Head

“Blessed are all those who yet can sing when all the theater is empty and the orchestra is gone.” “Blessed is the man who stands before the

The Words I’d Like to Live By

Today I couldn’t think of something to write, so I looked up a writing prompt online. Prompt: The words I’d like to live by are… In all honesty, I

Gethsemane

This poem was written by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, who lived from 1855 to 1919. All those who journey soon or late Must pass within the garden’s

Eye Contact

What’s the power of looking someone in the eye? I remember standing in my mom’s kitchen when I was less than 10 years old. She was talking to me,

Contentment is a finish line

Contentment is an elusive goal. Once the finish line is crossed, one sees that it was only the halfway point, and that the real finish line is still

The Day The World Began

It started as any ordinary day, the day when Earth began. My joy was full as I did my Master’s bidding that day. It was some small task, yet it was

A Prayer for Relief

God, I’ve got a heavy burden. I’m struggling under the stress of short finances, short time, and short temper. But I think my real problem is that

Restarting the 30-Day Challenge

Early in November, I started a 30 Day challenge where I wrote something every day for a month. I continued after the month ended for about another

A Prayer for Help

God, I need help. I’ve wandered far from you. When I feel bad, I run to you, but when I feel good, I neglect you. I’m in a valley now, but I pray

God and Candy

My pastor had an interesting illustration in church today. He talked about how eating candy before dinner ruins your appetite by masking your real

Socrates on Gossip

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”

Controlling the Mind

I have been realizing recently that the mind is a powerful tool. If you can control your mind, you can control your body. If you keep the correct

Be A Beaver

I’ve been working on scholarship applications for next school year when I go to Gutenberg College. I found a $1,000 scholarship from Contract Mint

The Train in the Tunnel

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away your ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. ~ Corrie

The Doorkeeper Knight

Today I read a story about a knight who was ordered by his commander to be a simple doorkeeper, to watch the castle gate while all the other knights

Family

Tonight I realized just how much I love my family. Earlier in the month we set aside the evenings between Christmas and New Years to be family time.

Clutter Goals

I have way too much stuff. Clutter seems to rule my life. Thus, I am making a “pre-New Year’s Resolution.” That is, it is my goal to be done before

Everyman’s Shame: Part 4

Sitting at his kitchen table. All he wanted was a fix, to get better. When he tried to pray, all he got was a wall, a blank response, a bounced

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About Me

I'm a high school student, a teen, who seeks to follow God with everything he has. I've got so many questions and so often I feel like I'm hitting a wall in my beliefs, my actions, and my creativity. And that's OK.

Being surrendered is more of a process than a destination. I'm not perfect by any means, and I struggle a lot. But the daily act of "presenting my body as a living sacrifice," fully surrendered to the will of my King, is what will get me through.