I was looking through my files tonight and I found a poem I wrote three years ago. This isn't anything super deep, or anything; its just the ramblings of a fifteen year old who was ready for Christmas. Said fifteen year old didn't keep with a consistent style of poetry, or care if it made sense or not, but I hope you'll like it anyway!
Well guys, we've got one week till Christmas. I have the lingering affect of a cold, but they aren't stopping me from writing tonight. Two of my inspirations right now are I Heard The Bells and this video about the Christmas truce in World War One. The Christmas truce has always been one of my favorite story's. If you haven't heard about it, you should check out the video!
I've never been into writing Christmas story's before, but for some reason this year I really wanted to write one. We'll see how it works out. =)
In today's online society, there is a lot to complain about and a lot of people to do it with. We've got our laundry list of what is wrong with today. And, amazingly, people sympathize! There are lots of people who understand the frustration of whatever it is that your going through. It's an amazing feeling to find other people who understand.
But on this online society we have an amazing troupe of people. These are the encourages. The people who are willing to be transparent. The people who share their struggles not for understanding, but to help us in our Christian walk.
I have been amazed by these warriors. Every time they post I am reminded that my problem are small in the hands of such a big God.
Ivy Rose shares her struggle with a chronic illness. She is transparent about the pain it causes and Christ honoring in the way she does it. I have been so inspired by her story, and encouraged by her cheerful spirit.
One of my friends has been extremely honest with me about her family struggles and has amazed me with her courage and trust in God.
Alicia Willis has shared about the pain of miscarrying her first daughter, Grace. Her faith and hope in God is amazingly powerful.
Guys, we are not all called to share our struggles online for everyone to see. But God does call us to share with others. These women's amazing story's and raw honest have changed me.
In this society online, they are making a difference.
In feeds full of small complaints, what if we rose up and shouted the truth. What if we so filled peoples ears with the truth that small complaints just wouldn't matter anymore?
Stargazed on hammock at midnight with my sister Grace. It was pretty awesome.
Watched Alone Yet Not Alone. This is a Christian film about the French Indian war. It was really good.
My family decorated for Christmas! It took us quite a long time to get the whole house decorated, then me and my sister did our room. =)
Stayed up till midnight for NaNo, and started writing. Then I promptly crashed forty five minutes later. I was just working on novellas, so I finished Just Your Ordinary Thief (its better then it sounds) at 23,500. Autumns Dance at nearly 18,000. A flash fiction The Coffee Shop Girl at 1,500. And the beginning to Andrea's Star 7,000. I had a really hard start to NaNo as I was very uninspired, but it all worked out. I found a site called Fighter's Block that's a race against the clock to finish your word count. I'm looking foreword to finishing up Andrea's Star and editing my other projects.
We celebrated Thanksgiving in Dallas with my mom's family. This was the first time we had been up there in awhile, and it was awesome!
Our washer brook. We got the lovely experience of going to the laundry matt once before some friends came over and fixed the washer.
Favorite book: Finding Joy by Rebekah Morris, but the whole top row was pretty amazing.