June 19, 2012


So last summer I went on a church retreat with my friend's church. The retreat was help by an organization called Student Life. I went to one the summer before that so I knew pretty much what it was like. One night, a woman came to talk to us about an organization called Compassion. It's an organization that helps kids in poor countries like Africa and Indonesia and other places. They go and take pictures of the kids and get their information and then go to places like retreats and churches to give out their information in packets. The normal people sponsor them. When you sponsor a child, each month you send $38 to Compassion and they provide the child with food, medical care, and other things.The lady that came to talk to us used to be a child in need of a sponsor and someone answered her prayers. Now, she is a grown woman and very thankful to her sponsor.
That night I felt something stir inside me and knew God was telling me to do something, I just wasn't sure what.But the next day I woke up and I knew I was supposed to sponsor a child. So my friend Logan came with me to the auditorium, which was where the Compassion table was set up (we were on a college campus) and I sponsored my child Monika. Through being a sponsor to her, we have formed a great relationship. We have so much in common like our love for music and the color pink. I'm an only child and she asked if she could call me her sister. I knew I had done the right thing. 
There are many children, thousands even, still in need of a sponsor. There are especially a lot of children over 10 in need because they are often overlooked by sponsors who want younger children. I have sponsored Monika for almost a year and I know if you decide to sponsor a child, you and the child will be extremely happy. These children need our help and love, so please answer their prayers. 
For more information or to sponsor a child, please click on the link below. 

June 10, 2012

Stand Out

Have you ever felt like you blend in with the crowd a little too much? Like you've become comfortable with being in the background? Like it's time too stand out and o something different? Change it up a bit, do new stuff. Too many times have I discovered my contentnous with being practically invisible. I no longer wish too be ignored in order to avoid gossip and whispers, but wish to stand out and show everyone something new and exciting about me. I don't want to blend into the background, but be center stage and in the spotlight. To have people talk about me and how much they admire me and my courage and talent. There are many ways to handle this, and my first idea is to dye my hair. RED. That way, no one can not notice me walking down the street or hallway. I'll gain attention and stir a few people. After that, just a few more things to help ensure me to stand out. They take a little bit more effort than going to a hair salon and getting my hair colored, but in the end, I will be noticed for accomplishing them. My whole life I've been average. Not popular, but not a loser. Not a genius, but not a failer. Average. Maybe more on the less than average side, blending in a little too much. Is it too much to want to stand out a littl? Make some new friends and spread my wings? Am I obligated to stay at the level I'm at as to not "break the status quo"? I'm tired of being average and blending in. I want new experiences. I want to STAND OUT.