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Redirection (Not a Real Post)

I don’t have a *real* post for you this week. I’ve been sick and running all over the place between work and babysitting. I’m also preparing for the SAT this Saturday and getting a Bible study ready for Monday with the time I do have at home. Plus school starts in a few days. And for some reason, I feel the need to list for you every single reason (excuse…) that I have for this cop-out post, so there you have it. My week in a nutshell.

Through all of this, I’m tired and I do not want to keep going. I’ve felt this way before and I pray that it will pass soon, but for now it’s still here. I wanted to redirect you to an article that I just read a few minutes ago which I found both encouraging and convicting through my disenchantment with life. Please take a few minutes to read it and respond to the lovely writer who God used to say such true things.

Dear Tired Rebelutionary, Don’t Give Up

Kira

“These are a few of my favorite things…”

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I’m sure you’ve heard the song in The Sound of Music where Maria sings about her favorite things. A huge storm is raging outside and the children are all cuddled in the same room. They sing about “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” and the like.

Well, here are a few of my favorite things.

Food: Because we must begin with the important things. I love Caesar salad and butternut squash soup. Oh, and cheesecake. Unfortunately, the soup and the cheesecake are a huge pain to make (so if anyone wants to send me some, I will be eternally grateful).

Seasons: Fall. Hands down. It’s got my birthday, Thanksgiving, and sweaters.

Sports: Soccer and running

Siblings: Like I would divulge that information!

Blogs: The Rebelution, Helping Writers Become Authors, Story Embers, thedancingrunner, etc.

Time of day: Early morning when I can run in the peaceful world.

Animal: Dogs!!! I like to say that I want to get a dog of a size that I could ride it into battle (should the need arise).

TV show: Doctor Who (I plan on a marathon when I get my wisdom teeth out this summer)

State: Virginia! I love the beautiful mountains, plus we have beaches too.

Coffee: Um, yes. I mostly drink black coffee, but I can really do anything as long as it doesn’t have mint in it. Mint chocolate anything would probably have to go on the least favorites list.

Kira

What are some of your weirdest (or normal-est) favorite things? Do you have a dog you could ride into battle? If so, can I meet him?

Use Your Singleness To Glorify God

I was blessed to be published on theRebelution a couple days ago, writing on the topic of singleness, especially as a teenager.


I’m seventeen.

I’ve never been married. Never even courted or dated or any other such marriage-centered things.

But today I want to write to you about marriage.

A lot of us have grown up in the church with loving parents and youth pastors who have given us many valuable resources and talks about relationships and marriage. How to do them well, what to avoid, where the line is that you absolutely should not cross, and so on. These are all wonderful things to discuss and are, I believe, foundational in creating a godly perspective of marriage in those of us who have not yet reached that stage of life.

However, there’s something a lot of those seminars and books and discussions are missing: what to do right now.

Read the rest of this article on theRebelution.

Kira

What Makes a Good Friend?

I was blessed to be published on theRebelution today 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t have the direct link for you because I have to set up this post very early in the morning before going out of town. As soon as I can, I’ll switch it out for the right link.

10/9/17 – I’ve corrected the title and link at the bottom of the post. It will now take you directly to the article.


How would you define a good friend?

I would say that a good friend is one who is loving and patient and kind. It’s someone who listens when I talk and remembers what I said. A good friend encourages me randomly through the week, prays for me, and forgives me when I mess up. This person smiles and talks about God with me. A good friend can tell when I’m upset or hurting or just plain tired.

Proverbs overflows with guidance on discerning between good and bad friends.

“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” – Proverbs 18:24

“Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man.” – Proverbs 22:24

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.” – Proverbs 27:6


You can read the rest of this article on TheRebleution.

Kira

Other Blogs

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Today I put together a list of blogs that I read/follow for your perusal. Please look through a few of them (you might become as enthralled as I have).


Helping Writers Become Authors

This website written by author K. M. Weiland does exactly what you might think: talks about writing. And, as I am a writer who wants to become an author, I enjoy her posts.

The Rebelution

I’ve probably recommended this one before, but I love the Rebelution. It’s all about living for Christ as a teenager, from the perspective of teenagers. I’ve been fortunate enough to be published there twice.

Runner’s World

Because what runner can live without it?

Kingdom Pen

I follow this one with less regularity, but the articles are still good. They are written for young Christian writers and capably bring out how God plays into writing.

Michael Hyatt

Another one I don’t read very often, but Michael Hyatt has some solid advice about changing your life for the better. I also listen to his podcast “This is Your Life.”

Go Teen Writers

I don’t read this one very much (are you detecting a pattern?), but it offers solid writing advice from adult writers writing to teenagers.

A Beautiful Sound

My sister’s blog. She doesn’t post very often, but I enjoy it when she does.

Highlands of Halaran

Rachel started this blog for a class, I believe, and still posts every once in a while. I love reading her words, which are more often like poetry. (Rachel, consider this a plea for more posts 🙂 )

Amelia’s Menagerie

Amelia is a friend of mine who has a lot of animals. She raises everything from chickens to quail to rats and writes about it on her blog.

Scratch That…

Another friend’s blog. She uses it to explore life and firgure things out in relation to growing up and biblical truths.

What Do I Even Say?

So, a lot of my friends have blogs. 🙂 Isaac’s is similar to Scratch That… in what he writes about, but it comes from a different voice.

Who Am I?

Zachary challenges himself and others in his posts, which contain testimonies from his life, song lyrics, and lots of Scripture.


Those are the ones I read the most often. As for the blogs that I don’t check regularly, they’re still really good. It has more to do with the amount of time I have for reading them. I hope you were able to find a new person or two to follow and interact with through this collection of some of my favorite blogs.

Kira

What are blogs/websites do you follow? What are they about?