Love is:

Substantial food for thought:

Sixteen Characteristics of Love (Day 231) #BiOY 

Bible in One Year

It is my goal to start doing this before the year is up! I adore the idea of trying to genuinely love through all of the descriptors of love that God declared in His word. I most certainly will have to stop at the first one to start – what do you think of this? 

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Quote of the Week

With a myriad of responsibilities at this chaotic time in life, trusting God is key to peace and success. He has me, and He hears all my prayers. Any attempt, no matter how big or how small, is just as valuable.

I am praying for a enjoyable weekend as I finish out my sports season and conquer end of the year projects and finals! Blessings to you all–

D. Fayth

Neil Perry

But truly, how many kids could look you in the eye and tell you that they never thought pulling a Neil Perry would be appealing? In this day and age, I do believe, surprisingly only few.

To anyone and everyone out there who have no clue when I reference Neil Perry, look up and watch Dead Poet’s Society. The main character, Neil, eventually kills himself because of his overbearing and inconsiderate parents. Yeah, this post really is a lot darker then you probably originally thought.

To all the parents out there: please, I beg you, at the least, practice what you preach. I will tell you, nothing makes a kid despise their parents more than hypocrisy. Like, for example, lying when you establish lying is not tolerated in your household.

So yeah, there’s that.

Now, I personally have the very strong belief that I am not stupid enough to ever pull a Neil Perry, but, I see why he did it. I understand him. So many kids in these days understand him. Sometimes you get caught in your emotions so deeply that you might do what you would normally consider the unthinkable.

So just, be kind to your children. Invest in them and in their knowledge and relationships with Jesus. Spend time with them. Do what you can to help them become comfortable around you, and let them know that you are always there for them to tell anything. Be there to help draw them closer to Christ.

I wouldn’t know what a parent-child relationship like that is like, but let me say, I wish I had one. Don’t get me wrong, I love my parents, we just aren’t like that.

Perhaps you already are like this, or you are sure that your child won’t ever consider pulling a Neil Perry…don’t count on it.

Trust me, there is so much in this world that makes it unappealing.

However, when the time is right, someday I will be in a better place. And hopefully you, as well.

If you are considering pulling a Neil Perry, hang tight, I’ve been there before. Only briefly, when every logical thought flees my head. But know that you are not alone, there are people supporting you and your endeavors, be who you want to be. Escape your misery by living life your own way. Defy the bonds of captivity, and face the consequences. God has you, He cares for you, and He wants so much for you.

Trust me.

Quote of the Week

Here’s a little food for thought.
Blessings and prayers out to you as Easter week approaches!

–D. Fayth

Quote of the Week

Oh, what a marvelous God we have. Although I am utterly and completely overwhelmed by what lies ahead, I can let that anxiety go. He promises us hope and a future, and therefore we can move onward with no fear of the unknown that lies ahead.

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Quote of the Week

This week, I bring you an array of words. I had fun looking for these. Consider the following:

This simply made me crack a smile. Be a nonconformist, not a dead fish.

In this day and age, we care so much, too much, about what everybody else does.

Lastly, life is about taking risks and trusting God. Believe in yourself, God is with you.

I pray that you have ventured into March with new hope,

–D. Fayth

Quote of the Week

Admittedly, this past week has held an extremely busy schedule and lots of stress. Still, when I take time to reflect, there definitely were moments of happiness mixed within.

At the moment, I’m looking at a three day weekend ahead of me, a nice stack of schoolwork, and a decent amount of free time. All of which I am grateful for (well, minus the homework ;). Recently it has come to my attention that an option I was toying with just wasn’t going to work out. Yet, I am grateful that God brought the realization to me sooner rather than later.

I’m currently on the search for a summer job! Whether that be online or somewhere somewhat local– If anyone knows of any legitimate online work, please pass it on. :)

I have no clue what this weekend will hold for me, but I hope for some satisfactorily completed homework, time with friends, and just peace.

Blessings to you all this weekend!

Quote of the Week

I’m still not sure of what God wants for me, and I have absolutely no clue when, how, or if He will reveal His plans for me soon.

At this point, it all waters down to trust. I want to trust in the Lord, love Him with all my heart, and act in His best interest daily.

Quote of the Week

Today, I am seriously praying about what God wants for my life. There are a multitude of choices and opportunities out there in the world, and I am praying and trusting that God will reveal to me what His plans are. I leave my wonderings and confusion in His hands, and I trust that He will work in ways I cannot imagine.

Frustration and Experience

Frustrated and exhausted are two words that accurately sum up how I feel right now. School and sports are now in full swing and I’m feeling the stress press on me, but mostly for volleyball.

I’m a rather temperamental person, and easily get mad when I do poorly. Since my sport consists majorly of mental strength and belief in myself and my teammates I need a more positive outlook.

It’s crucial to be an encourager and shake off every mistake on the court. If you don’t do well the one play then you tell yourself that you’ll do well the next.

What bugs me to no end is the fact that I know what I’m doing wrong, but I’m not really taking the steps necessary to fix my mistakes. I need to speak up. I will speak up.

I will be an encourager and spread His light around in school and on the court.

I am so blessed to have the ability to even be active and play a sport, and therefore I want to play my heart out for HIM. To Him be the glory. He is my strength.

I need to believe in myself and trust my teammates because then I will make that serve or pass.

Giving up and staying frustrated is not the answer, I know this from experience. Every experience I have on and off the court shapes the person I am, the player I am, and affects the people around me.

I will cover.
I will call for help.
I will encourage.
I will step up and be a leader.
I will talk.
I will make this serve.
I will make this pass.

Experience has taught me a lot, and the experiences that God gives me every day continue to help me to learn.

I have no need to be frustrated. God will teach me and God is with me always. Everyone makes mistakes and nobody is perfect. That’s another thing, I really want to be constantly aware that God is with me all the time. He should be in the forefront of my mind before I talk or play or wander.

This is my prayer – to be patient, learn from experience, apply what I know needs to be changed, and to just constantly live and love and play with God in mind.

Please pray for me, it’s much appreciated. Everyone needs prayer, even Paul asked for prayers.

My skill sets fluctuate a lot from season to season, but I know that I am capable of doing anything through Christ Jesus.

Hoping for a positive outlook and just a fun experience my next game this Thursday!

To looking past frustrations and applying learned wisdom —