Summer Grew Wings and Flew

And, once again, summer grew wings and flew. All were in awe and amazement at the speed of the feat had been accomplished.

Wow, this summer has been crazy full of arguments, building friendships, new experiences, and adjusting to uncomfortable situations. This marks 2k15 as the summer that I held my first non-seasonal job. Since June, I’ve worked between 20-30 hours a week, which, for a part-time job, a decent quantity of time. Volleyball has kicked back up and is now in full swing – it is such a time commitment and whirlwind journey that takes me up and down and makes me hate and love the sport. Praying for a season full of memories and confidence and growth with the Lord, other individuals, and abilities.

I’ve been doing an awful job of posting as of late, and, also, I’m stretching myself with extreme procrastination with summer homework. Therefore, I should probably stop typing and go do something about that. Pffft, speaking about proactivity that is not going to happen quite yet…

In my recent ponderings, I’ve mulled over the change and responsibility that accompanies aging. Every year becoming a little bit older brings an awareness that younger individuals are looking up to me – this is especially realizable when it comes to any team or group effort, in my case, my volleyball team. When looked at this way, I feel a sense of intimidation and also shame when looking at a reflection of my actions at the age I am now. Still, it is with God who I confide in to put those past actions aside. We no longer have the ability to control the past, so we learn from it and move on. We do have the ability to, at least partially, control the future, so it is with great hope that I can be a decent model for those observing and succeeding me.

A fault of mine that has particularly come to eye recently has to be judgement. I hear a few words spew out of the mouth of an individual, gauge their general air and others’ reactions to them, and too often find myself thinking thoughts or making remarks that I have no designated worthiness to make. It is my prayer this fall to stop this automatic judgement and instead to receive people I encounter with an open mind and willing amicability. 

Anyhow, I hope and pray that all of you are having smooth transitions from the end of summer into the next season of this year and life.
Here’s to a new school year with faith and love preceding all other things. 

With trust in Him,

D. Fayth

Quote of the Week

I am so, so blessed. In the darkest times and the most joyous He is with me without fail.

Quote of the Week

Sometimes we need to go beyond our boundaries to discover things that God has in store for us.

Words of the Week

Life has again sucked me up into a whirlwind, and it’s about time that I sat down and reevaluated my time management and my priorities. Always remember, He is ever with us. I too often forget it. It is a comfort, honor, and, in its own way, a confession to hear this:

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I want to live for Jesus not out of self-obligation but out of love for the amazing and awe-inspiring Creator. He is my rock, and He has promised me salvation. It is through this that I am saved, and I am beyond blessed to live this life on Earth with no need for fear for the future.

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Have a blessed week! I hope your summers are faring well. I hope to post some full-fledged content posts soon.

— D. Fayth

Quote of the Week

Oh how marvelous and how wonderful is He. I forget it too often. The best comes from relying on His fathomless love rather than on our own limited willpower. 743eaf2a961e127fcab6c6bcd74e2a44

Verse of the Week

Praying for patience and humility.

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Quote of the Week

Christian music is so spirit-lifting. I am currently praying for a firm focus on faith, because, without faith, where would I stand?

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Verses of the Week

Here are some incredibly powerful verses that I’ve recently heard spoken at the start of a For King and Country song, The Proof of Your Love.

Be inspired and amazed.

 

“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.” // 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

The version of this Scripture is The Message.

Blessings–

Quote of the Week

Sometime last week I really looked into a Christian artist duo called For KING & COUNTRY. I came away with a joy-filled heart and worship on the tip of my tongue. These two brothers sing incredibly inspiring and encouraging songs for those of the Christian faith. I bought their new album that released on Tuesday, and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my purchase. Please go search them and let their words remind you of God’s desires. Here’s a verse from, in my opinion, one of their most powerful impacting songs. Be blessed and strive to achieve what God has made you capable of–

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Lord, fix my eyes on you.

Quote of the Week

Tonight was a great night. Even though we didn’t win our game, my team played the best it has yet. We were full of positive energy and filled with God’s joy. I am so thankful that God lifts us up when we are down. It is amazing and frankly almost unbelievable that He wants my heart and me when He created this whole vast universe. I am loved.

Thank you Creator, I feel loved. I am saved. You have my heart.

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