Happy Blog-iversary!

Today is the second birthday of this very blog. That’s something worth celebrating! This has definitely been a trying year, but it’s been really cool to experience growth and joy through that pain.  God is cool.

Since I haven’t really been on here in awhile, I thought I would catch you up-to-date.

  • I’m almost officially a senior in college (hooray, almost true adulthood)
  • I have an awesome new job, full of working, but mostly life chats and candy
  • Stress is a real thing in my life (and if it isn’t in yours, please give me your secret to success)
  • I watched three documentaries over the weekend (SuperheroesSaturday Night, and For the Bible Tells Me So [Check them out!])
  • I now own a Christmas cactus named Sanjaya
  • I also own a beautiful 1999 Ford Taurus with hail damage (hail, yes.) named Ruby
  • My life is busy, but beautiful

God is working actively in my life right at this moment, and though I’m outlandishly busy and stressed, it rocks that my God is there every step of the way with me.

I hope your life is less stressful but just as beautiful as mine has been lately.

Love,

Paige

Philippians 4:4-6 “Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, rejoice.  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.  The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

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No Doubt

No, I’m not talking about the rock band. I’m talking about what it takes to make it in this life.  I know for a fact that I have a lot of doubts; I have so many doubts I can’t count them on my fingers.  I have doubts about my future, my career choice, my life. And, I even used to have doubts about my faith.

You know, that is a hard thing to admit.  Growing up Christian, I was always around the faith and people with that faith.  But, it’s perfectly normal to doubt.  I mean, it’s a weird thing, religion.  Everyone gathers in one room and prays and sings and listens to the same sermon.  It was just strange to me for a period in my life.  I believed in Jesus and God and everything, but religion was just weird.

Then, I would think about how so many other people believed what I believed.  It helped me get through whatever doubts I was having at the time.  I remember reading the story of Doubting Thomas, where he doesn’t really think Jesus has risen, and when he sees Him, he doesn’t believe it is Him until he can touch the wounds. John 20:26-28 says, A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’ Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!'”  He realized that Jesus had risen!

It’s so amazing to see how even though Thomas doubted, he saw the light and the good that Jesus is.  Even if you have doubts, go to the Word and the Lord and search and seek what you have doubts about.

Keep on being the positive influence on the world around you, and I’ll keep you keeping on.  God bless,

Paige

Matthew 14:31, after Jesus walks on water, talking to Peter– “Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ he said, ‘why did you doubt?'”

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