Friday, December 18, 2015

Where has the Time Gone?

Christmas is in exactly one week away. I have no idea where the time has gone! I remember when I was little it felt like eternity until Christmas was here. I would start counting down the days in July for when Christmas would come. Now it sneaks up and its so unexpected. Nothing is ready for Christmas and its already a week away.  While I was thinking about this, I realized that I am not getting any younger and time will continue to go by fast, and I don't want to miss out on something amazing.


We all have goals and things we want to achieve in life, but like everyone else I love to procrastinate. I put off all of my goals. At the beginning of every year when I make my New Year resolutions, I always have such huge plans for the upcoming year. But once the year starts I begin to procrastinate all of the amazing things I had planned. I just push them aside and tell myself maybe next week I'll work on that. Sooner than I know, its already the end of the year and all of the goals that I made at the beginning of 2015 have been left untouched. 

Another thing I've realized about time is that we don't appreciate the people in our lives enough. A little over a year ago, my grandma passed away... I hadn't seen her for over a year before she died. Now that she's gone, I've realized that I put it off for way too long to see the people I care about and actually take time out of my day to spend even a little bit of time with them. 

So all I can say is that time is passing quickly by and none of us are getting any younger. We should pursue our goals and not push them aside for late. And most important spend time with your loved ones today. Don't wait until its too late.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Faith Vs. Fear

Do you ever have that experience when you want to do something crazy, but then you get too scared to actually ever do it?

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So many times we have dreams and callings in our lives and we get extremely excited to pursue the dream or calling. Then when we begin to work towards our goal, things become tough and we chicken out and decide maybe it wasn't such a good idea. That's a pure example of letting our fear overcome our faith.

When we have a dream or a goal we should definitely chase after it and achieve it. It of course is not going to be easy so we can't expect it to be done with the mere snap of our fingers. No, we are going to have to work for it. It may get difficult and you may want to give up, but if you keep pursuing towards your goal, you will achieve it.

God never puts anything in your life that He doesn't think that you can't achieve. You need to have faith that God will see you through and that He will give you the wisdom to work through it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What is True Beauty?

So now that finals are quickly approaching then after that, I'll be on my winter break from school for over a month, I thought I should start blogging again! :D I'm so excited to be writing some more. I've missed talking to you all so much!

Lately I had to write an argumentative paper for my college English class. I could choose the topic and I chose girl's self-esteem. Yes, I know this is a very very deep subject for an English class, but I'm super passionate about helping young girls that even in my English class I wanted to share it. As I began writing, it took me barely an hour to write a 5 1/2 page paper because I had so much I wanted to say and share. Now I won't type up my entire paper for you all, but I do wanna share some of the key details I did write about, that I think is extremely important.

The Joy of Laughter, Laughing, Good for the soul.:

Years ago when Marilyn Monroe was alive and a model, she was considered beautiful. Even though she had curves and maybe not the "picture perfect" body, she was still beautiful. If that was true then, why does it have to change now. Society has tried to change everyone's outlook on true beauty. Personally I think everyone is beautiful and I'm definitely not just saying it. I've never seen an ugly girl in my life. To me it doesn't matter if you are super thing or if you are curvy. Everyone was made different but we all are beautiful. Just because we do not look like the celebrities we see in magazines, doesn't mean that we aren't beautiful. And guess what?! The models in those magazines don't even look like that. While I was researching information for my paper I cam across an interview with a celebrity and she shared that she had to talk herself up in the morning, constantly reminding herself that she was gorgeous. Society puts celebrities on a pedestal, but in reality they are just like you and me. I know it is a lot of work to be completely happy in yourself and how you look. Trust me I know. I'm still struggling with it. But something I have to remind myself is that it doesn't matter what other people think. I need to stop comparing myself to others. If I am happy with how I am, that is all that matters. Me comparing myself to others realizing I'm not as fit as another girl is not going to help me in any way. Its just going to bring me down. So to answer the question what is true beauty? Its you girls. All of you are true beauty!

Challenge of the day: Compliment another girl today! I feel like us girls don't compliment each other enough. Now don't go say ooooh I love your shoes (that is a great compliment) but say something like you look super pretty today. Say something positive to the girls around you. We need to bring each other up!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Catching Up



I know its been such a long time since I've posted. Like 6 months.... I can't promise that I'm going to post regularly, but I want to start posting more. So much has been changing in my life since I last posted. I am now graduated and started college.

Really cool.:

Nothing actually too new and exciting in my life. But I am going to college and struggling actually a lot with it. But of course I have to expect that college will be extremely harder than highschool. One thing I have learned about college is that the people there are so much different than those in highschool. Personally I feel like the students there are more mature, than the kids I left in highschool. Obviously I'm not a pro at college, since I'm still in my first semester, but if any of you guys ever have any questions or need advice about college, I will be more than happy to start a college type of series! :)

I started a journal type blog where I share my thoughts!
Check it out

Friday, April 10, 2015

Blemish Free

Colossians 1:22
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.


In order for any of us to receive eternal life with God, we need to be absolutely perfect. We need to have no sin in our life. There is no one in the world who hasn't sinned ever, except for Jesus. But we do have a chance to receive eternal life through Jesus. He died on the cross for all of us to take all of sins that we have or will ever commit. He put it all on himself so we can be blameless, and have eternal life. That is such a wonderful thought, to know that Jesus died for everyone. He cared enough to go through all that pain, so we (who are far from perfect) could have a chance at eternal life.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Feeling Lonely {Ashley's Advice}

Someone recently left me a comment that they weren't able to spend time with their friendly lately and they have been feeling lonely.

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This is kinda a hard question to give advice on, since I don't really know your specific situation. I would maybe plan a day when all of your friends and you can just hang out. Whether you all go out to get coffee or plan a day just to talk. Once you are able to reconnect with friends, you stop being lonely. I don't always have time and am able to hang out with my friends, but I try my best to talk to them on a daily basis. Whether its emailing, texting, calling, snapchatting, you name it. I think if you just keep in contact with your friends, it helps you not feel as lonely.

I hope this helped a little to all of you that had questions. Please comment below your opinion on relationships too! I would love to hear them!
Also if you have any advice you would like posted please go to my Advice Column page. (You will always remain anonymous.)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Prayer Still Works!


Today so many people say that prayer was for people in the Bible, and it doesn't still work today. Well I'm here to tell those people that believe that, that they are wrong. Prayer does still work. Recently I've been praying for some things to happen in my life, and sadly I wasn't expecting them to really happen, but I kept praying. Randomly, out of the blue, God started answering my prayers. It kinda took me by surprise because I was doubting God. Ever since I started seeing God answer my prayers, I have more faith. I just wanted to share with you all, that God still answers prayers. Sometimes it may not always be the answer that we are looking for, but he always will answer you prayers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Boys {Ashley's Advice}

I was recently asked for advice on what age I think its okay for girls to start to be interested in guys and also how to fill your life with Jesus so you don't have to like guys. Now I am definitely not a pro at advice, but I love helping all of you in anyway I can. Also if you would like to add on to what I say, please do so in the comments!

To answer the first question, we can't help when we start liking guys. It is all apart of growing up. Some girls may start liking guys earlier than others. I don't think there really is a specific age to say that it is okay for a girl to like a guy. If you remember when we were little and we played with boys, and it wasn't a big deal. Then as we all started growing up, it became weird to spend so much time with boys. Its just a part of growing up when you start liking a guy, it isn't wrong to like a guy when you are 10 or however old anyone is.

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Now for the second question, I want to start out and say we can't really help if we have feelings or like someone. We are humans and will have feelings for certain people. I don't think its wrong to like boys or have feelings for them. I don't think its necessarily healthy if you are obsessed about guys though. As girls we can get caught up with which guy is the best looking, who is the nicest, and who has the best sense of style. All of this is good, but we need to leave room in our life and hearts for Jesus. If we allow guys to become the most imporant part of our life, we won't leave room for Jesus. We need to look to God for our happiness. We shouldn't look to guys to make us happy. When we can be happy with ourselves when we are single, will be the time that God can do the most work in us. We have to be able to put our future relationships in God's hands. He will let the right man come into your life when the time is right. 

I hope this helped any of you guys that had questions about this. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask. And if you would like any advice on a specific topic, please feel free to go to my Advice Column Page. (you will always remain anonymous.)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Finding Mr. Right


As teen girls we are also wondering when we will meet "Mr. Right." Is he the kid that lives next door? Or is he the guy that you ran into while you were buying groceries? We really don't know when Mr. Right will just pop into our lives. Maybe he is already in your life and you just don't know it yet. 

did a post on my blog about this!

I understand it is so hard to be happy and waiting for the right guy to come along when all of your friends have boyfriends, and you are sitting here saying that your waiting for some special guy. And to be honest I don't have an answer on how to get rid of the feeling of loneliness when your around a bunch of couples. Lately I've been feeling super down about not having a special someone. I really want to be able to be content being single and not having someone at the moment. I want to be able to trust God and allow him to bring a special man into my life when the time is right. God does always knows the exact time that someone should enter your life. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Healthy Heart

Hearts

We see everywhere how to keep our heart healthy.
  • Exercise on a regular basis. 
  • Eat healthy food. 
  • Get enough fresh air.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle.
All of these are good things to do for our physical heart. But what about our spiritual heart? Are we doing everything that we can to keep our spiritual heart healthy?
Last night I was reading a devotional that I read, and it was about keeping our spiritual heart healthy. It really hit me. So many people are obsessed with keeping our physical bodies healthy, and staying fit, that they forget about our spiritual body. Our spiritual body is far more important. Just as we need to exercise and eat healthy food on a daily basis, we need to do things on a daily basis for our spiritual body. Praying and reading our Bible daily is necessary for a healthy spiritual heart. If you don't already do it on a daily basis, it is hard to get into a habit of doing it, just like exercising. Once you keep doing it, it will become apart of your day. And that is so important. We need to allow time in our day to just spend time with God. When we do that our spiritual heart will become healthy, and it will be easier for us to fight against any unhealthy lifestyle habits that may come after us.