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How I survived 2013

16 Dec

Greetings Webbies!

It has been one full year from my hiatus of blogging. During this year, I have experienced some clarity slowly developing in my life. You might be wondering what I have been up to.  Here are some of my BIG and small accomplishments for 2013:

  1. I turned 20
  2. One full year in North Carolina
  3. Got my first job ever! (Woo-hoo!)
  4. I am learning how to drive
  5. I got my permit
  6. I was a live-in nanny to a SPECTACULAR  little girl and we HEALED each others SOUL
  7. First mission trip ever (Haiti)
  8. First time ever leaving the US
  9. Visited 2 countries (Haiti and Dominican Republic)
  10. I got to meet amazing new friends
  11. I am becoming more sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit
  12. I let go and let God, this year I let God lead me
  13. Volunteering in Children’s Ministry
  14. Babysit in the church’s nursery and for a family from church
  15. I am slowly starting to be comfortable around more people, with feeling only a small amount of anxiety
  16. I am SLOWLY  paying my student loans off
  17. I saved some money and bought my self some furniture! (Yay! Room makeover)

Often, I have a hard time recognizing all the worthy things I am doing. Through the overwhelming sense that my accomplishments do not count because I can always “do better.” Looking back at this past year, I am so grateful for all the opportunities God has given me to learn more. About myself. About my life. About my spiritual walk. About my environment.

So, how did I survive 2013?

God.  Plain and simple.

I learned more about trusting God in the one month before leaving for Haiti, than I did in my entire twenty years of life combined. I survived because I trusted God to give me the strength when I thought I could not go on any longer. God gave me some amazing people this year to help me along and give me the support I needed to keep my focus on him and not the world.

I am learning not to care about the opinions of the world. NO, I am not in college. NO, I do not have a full-time job. NO, I do not have a boyfriend or husband.  NO, I do not know where I want to go in life. Wait for it … and NO, this does not make me any less successful than anyone else.

By the grace of God, I survived 2013. I am grateful for my 525,949 minutes. I hope that I spent more of those minutes serving God rather than myself.

I am praying God will give me the opportunity to keep everyone updated this coming year. My yearlong break from writing has given me the time to sort and rearrange my ever-changing priorities. This past year I lived by “Let go, let GOD.” In the upcoming weeks, I will be praying on this coming year and how God will lead me and use me.

Until next time,



Modern Day Warrior

2 Sep

“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” –1 Peter 2: 1-3

Photo via: Pabcurbana.org/ministries.php

Hey Webbies,

A warrior is someone who takes part in or is experienced in warfare.

I am so fortunate to have been born in the United States of America, for one reason I am “protected” from war. I was not born in a country where children are stolen at night and forced to fight in an army of rebels. I do not have to worry about being gang-raped while my village is being breached. I am fortunate not to know the sound of a bomb going off. I am not a warrior of this world.

I am a spiritual warrior.

I am nothing more, nor nothing less; yet a warrior I shall remain.

I am a soldier in a war far more important than any war we have fought to date.

What if I were to tell you no one is safe or protected from this war.  Men, woman, children and even toddlers will fight in this war. We are responsible for making sure our children are well equipped. Women have a responsibility of looking after children because it is in our nature. If we do not look out for other’s children as well, how are our men supposed to lead our spiritual households when women are bickering about the responsibilities of our children? I do not have children yet, but that should not matter I, as a woman feel I have a responsibility to help children grow. Our children have to be even more equipped than I am, than you are.

Spiritual warfare is an everyday battle. Constantly knocking and tempting us at the thresholds of our houses. Many families welcome this battle into their homes and no longer see the fatal threat it emits. Older, hopefully wiser people in their households should protect innocent children more. They need to see strength and defiance against the devil; they need to see the power of Christ. We need to make more of an effort to lead by example and get our next spiritual warfare warriors ready for the monumental battle that is set to break loose.

To all my readers out there: Stand up and step up. Take responsibly for the immature. Fight and be a warrior in God’s army.

Until next time,


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