Hello guys! How has your week been? My week has been crazy but I’m hanging in there haha. So, I decided to pop in and share some really exciting news! I’ve been wanting to do this for so long and I’m finally doing something I’ve thought long about doing. Ready to hear what it is? Because I’m just gonna rip off the band aid and tell ya...
What do you think of when you hear that word.
Do you picture a dove with an olive branch 🕊or the peace ☮️sign, or perhaps being in your favorite spot...in peace.
Now I don’t blame you because I think the majority of us think of those things or those similar when we imagine how peace looks like.
But I’m here to tell you what peace through Gods eyes really is.
Jesus left the disciples with this message soon before he would die on the cross. John 14:27 says “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
Maybe your thinking “how can the world not give me this peace” “and why is God giving me this gift?”
Hate to break it to you but, we live in a terrible and broken world filled with sin.
The world including you and I often think that peace means no more sorrow and brokenness. Living life with no troubles (Hakuna Matata anyone...?)
But as awesome as that sounds, that’s not the kind of peace God gives us. Instead he gives us the peace that is able to withstand despite the bitterness of this world. This kind of peace allows us to transcend above our troubles, and it gives us a clear mind and peaceful heart and spirit in the midst of all the chaos and disappointments in life.
I’m giving you this devotional as a reminder to everyone, whether you’re going to school or have kids going into school, or maybe have nothing to do with school to just remember that God left us with a peace that does not mean no more brokenness but instead to fight and give us a pure heart and mind DESPITE those circumstances.
So I want to ask you, if you’re feeling distraught, broken, far from God, angry, bitter, or perhaps those close to you feel that way or similar. Remind yourself that you don’t need to ask God to get rid of those troubles, but to help you have peace going through those troubles and being able to rise above it all through God. Because in the end it’s all for a reason ;)
Thank you so much for reading this short devotional and I want to remind you that the reason I do this is for my readers, reading this very moment, yes, you! Thank you!
And I hope you can come back next week for my SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Get excited and I’ll see you next time!
Hello, guys, I know you’re all just as excited as I am, and are eager to know the winner to this giveaway. I made this giveaway as a small token of my gratitude to all my loyal subscribers and readers that have been with me since a few weeks ago or even day one.
Anyways enough with the chit chat, click the button below to discover the winner! Don’t be discouraged if you didn't win, I will do more giveaways in the future! And thank you much to everyone who participated!
**And please know that this winner was chosen randomly
Hey there! Today’s blog post is a little bit different, however i think its a pretty important one and hope you will like it.
Anyways, todays topic is a bit hard to pull through, but I’m gonna do it. It all started at Carver. My elementary school. I went there from 3rd to 6th grade. It was a great school. Amazing. My best friends went there, there was great teachers too. 7th grade came around, and my family always had this idea that we should homeschool. But it was kinda too late, plus I really didn’t want to. I went to Goddard, my middle school for 7th grade. And don't’ get me wrong, it was a great school. I love my friends there. The way the education was presented however, was a lot different than Carver. You see, Carver was a GT school, it means Gifted and Talented, but don't take it the wrong way, I’m not here to brag “oh i went to carver”. It really just means that they present the same information in a different way. In a more creative way, and it makes you think more outside the box. Anyways, forward back(does that even make sense lol?) to 7th grade. They have Pre-AP/ GT classes. If you were “GT” basically you were just put into Pre-AP. In this case it does mean you learn more advanced than others, but mainly it’s because you learn things and understand them a little faster, and easier. Some of my classes were challenging, but not the ‘think outside the box” kinda way. Sometimes(a lot of the times) it would get a little boring. And in one class, my friend and I would joke that “we were losing brain cells every second spent in there”. Not really but it felt like we weren’t learning to our full potential. So, I decided, I didnt want to stay in that hole, I didn't want to learn at the least of my potential. I wanted to go at my pace, fast (but in math’s case, a lil slower lol).
Do you remember how we had the feeling to kinda homeschool last year? Well for me that feeling was a little stronger. Now, I know this sounds weird, but i had a strange feeling from God, to be homeschool next year. Part of me was really excited for all the opportunities that would come with being homeschooled. But another chunk of me thought “do you really want to be homeschooled? What if its you crazy imagination telling you to be, and not God”
But now I can say and truly feel that it was God telling me that was the way to go. I really have no idea why, and that what makes it so hard when people ask me, “Ohhh how come you’re being homeschooled” I never know what to say to that because I know they won’t get it (so if you’re reading please don’t ask, you already know(: )
Sometimes in life you really don't understand or know why God is leading you through that path, and I still have many doubts, but it all comes from trusting and having faith that God knows what he’s doing and it’s gonna be the best decision once you look back and see the whole picture. This remind me a lot from another blog post I made called Pain for purpose that you should really check out HERE if you’re in a time in your life where you feel God is leading you in an unknown and different direction.
Anyways, that is the way I’m going this school year, and although I’m a little nervous, I’m excited for the most part and can’t wait to see what God has in store for me this year. I will have a lot more time dedicated to blog stuff and blog posts so get excited for that(however that doesn’t mean school is not before)!
Hello guys! If there’s one thing you should know about me is that I love to read books! And so does my friend, Keren. Which you’ve seen from my Jelly Soap DIY, Science Experiments, Beginners Guide to Bullet Journaling, and Easy DIY Scrunchies!
So, today I decided, with the help of my friend Keren, we would show you some of her favorite TOP 20 Books that she recommends. She’s read tons of books so you can trust that all of these books are truly worth reading! I have also ready some of these, and I can personally tell you they were great.
The books will be listed by recommended age, for example the first few are for 9+ all the way to the end of the list being 16+, so that people of all ages can benefit from this list and find the perfect book to read!
**summaries via scholastic.com
**I do not own any of these pictures
Hi! My name is Ximena and I’m a 13 year old girl who loves to hand letter, make art, and share my passions with others. I hope you find something that's for you on my blog. My blog is currently in the process of rebranding and construction