To College Or Not To College: Godly Advice From A Christian Teenager

"Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!" - Psalm 31:24 (If I had come across a post like this when I was in high school, I would have benefited from it immensely. That's why it's my goal on Dreaming of Guatemala to share… Continue reading To College Or Not To College: Godly Advice From A Christian Teenager

Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup For A Year + What It Taught Me

"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical." - Sophia Loren I have suffered from lingering allergies and sensitivities my entire life. Every day, I am in some way affected by how my body responds to my environment. Whether it's triggered by something I ate, something… Continue reading Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup For A Year + What It Taught Me

To All My Fellow Dreamers: Let Him Dream For You

I read this post and decided it was absolutely worth sharing. ❤ Much of what the author expressed are the exact same things I’ve been praying about myself! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

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Dreams.  Anticipations.  Excitement.

I dream of my future, my ideas, my plans, my outcome… but do I ever stop and hand it all over to Christ?  Do I ever ask Him what He wants me to do?

I recently wrote this in one of my many (many) journals:

Plans.  Dreams. Visions.

How easy it is for me to dream dreams and have visions for what I’m going to (or might) do, yet I’m simply trying to get rid of this life I’m living now, and get on with the next phase… Jesus tells me to serve Him where I’m at.  Not to waste time wishing I was further along in my life and my walk with God.

But, in order to be further along in my faith in the future, I have to be pursuing Him now.  His return is sooner than I think, much sooner… Am I ready?  Would…

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The Truth About Autism

My younger brother, Joshua (14), and my little sister, Elizabeth (2), both have forms of autism. Joshua has Asperger's Syndrome. On the spectrum, he has what's considered "high functioning" autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which means that some of what he does is like the average person, but several of his personality traits are different and… Continue reading The Truth About Autism

Look For The Best In People

When you look for the best in people, You're giving them a chance to be The person that they know they are, The one that they can see. When you look for the best in people, In time, I'm sure you'll find That feeling positively toward others Will beautifully change your mind. When you look… Continue reading Look For The Best In People

Today Is The Day

Today is the day that some are taking their first breath. Today is the day that others will take their last. Today is the day that marks a beautiful turning point in the lives of countless people. Today is the day that disaster will strike for those we'll never personally know. Today is the day… Continue reading Today Is The Day

The Art Of The To Do List (Tips + Tricks)

Hello there! 💚 I hope you're having a great day (: I have been wanting to write this post for months. I don't know why I didn't do it before, and I'm also not sure why it has stuck with me for so long. 😂 Regardless, I went ahead and wrote it now so that… Continue reading The Art Of The To Do List (Tips + Tricks)

Staying Hydrated: My 5 Tips

Hi there! I hope you're having a beautiful day. 💕 I got so excited when I first had the idea for this post! For a very long time, I struggled with drinking the right amount of water. I couldn't bring myself to drink more water than I was thirsty for, which means that I really… Continue reading Staying Hydrated: My 5 Tips

The Confidence Of A Child

Hey there! Happy Wednesday to you. ❤ Bright and early Monday morning this week, I went and sat down on the living room couch to see Elizabeth. She had just woken up and was already smiling while rubbing the sleep out of her eyes. At one year old, she will be two this June. I… Continue reading The Confidence Of A Child

Overcoming Medical Fears | My Story

Hi guys! Happy Tuesday to you. ❤ The topic of today's post is something I've never written about before (and this will probably be the last time, as well, haha!), and that is medical fears. I will be talking about how I used to feel as a child, and why I feel so much better about it… Continue reading Overcoming Medical Fears | My Story

5 Simple Ways to Quickly Brighten Your Day

Hey there! I hope you're doing well. ❤ In today's post, I will be sharing a few inspirational tips with you! I know how much it helps me to be reminded of easy ways to get out of an emotional rut, as I find myself in one all too often. That is the inspiration behind… Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Quickly Brighten Your Day

5 Reasons Why I Loved Reading ‘God Has a Plan for Your Life’

Hi there! Happy Tuesday to you. ❤ I hope you're doing well! Earlier today, I finished reading the first book I've completed this month, and I'd really like to tell you guys all about it! On one of my many browsing adventures on Amazon (haha), I came across some books I haven't read yet by… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Loved Reading ‘God Has a Plan for Your Life’

50 Reasons To NOT Commit Suicide!! READ THIS BEFORE YOU DO IT!

Happy Sunday, guys! ❤ I have a beautiful post by a blogger I just met this weekend to share with you. If you’re going through a tough time, or know someone else who is, PLEASE read this post and share it with others. It brought tears to my eyes as I was reminded by Jessica of how much each and every one of us matters, especially to the Lord! Don’t hesitate to reblog this beautiful list of encouragement for others to see, as well. The Lord loves you! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  1. It does get better. Believe it or not but eventually it will get better.
  2. You are amazing!
  3. Sometimes God redeems your story by surrounding you with people who need to hear your past, so it doesn’t become their future.🙌
  4. Sometimes God assigns certain mountains to your life to show others that they can be moved.
  5. It  may not feel like you’re making progress but believe me, you are. That’s why others are watching. Keep going.🏃💪
  6. Your breakthrough is not attached to the ones who tried to break you.
  7. Don’t give up. Things can change in an instant.
  8. We would miss you.
  9. You are loved! (Psalm 34:18) God is close to the brokenhearted & saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  10. There is beauty in your breakdown. 💋
  11. For some, the only thing you did wrong was pick them! It’s not losing your life or sleep over.
  12. God created you for…

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