Learning is Beautiful

Well, I’m two tests away from the end of my second year of college.  You know what I’ve learned? Nothing crucial.  Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But Paige, how is this possible with nearly 70 hours of credit under your belt?” Here’s the thing…I don’t really think I’ve learned anything that is applicable to the real world. 

Here’s some things I have learned:

I have a lot of passions. I love doing a lot of things, and I do it because it makes me feel good.  I play music, relishing in the fact that God gave me this amazing gift that shouldn’t go to waste.  I like to read, exploring the works of fiction and nonfiction works-blogs included. I love people, learning new quirks and facts I wouldn’t know from looking at them.  I like to tell people about Jesus, through my words or actions. 

I have a lot of passion. I throw myself into my work, school, friends, anything that I can because I know people can see my passion and love through that. 

I have a lot of aspirations. I want to travel, for fun or for missions-doesn’t matter, it’s practically the same thing.  I want to own a business in the near future-who knows?  I want to create and be creative (thank you, Pinterest!). 

I have a lot of strength. I’ve had a lot of negative things in my life, but God has given me strength to get through it (Philippians 4:13).  There’s a certain peace that doesn’t come from just anywhere when you’ve been through things I’ve been through.  Life is extremely tough, but God has planned out everything according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). 

These are just a couple of the things I’ve learned these past two years.  Thanks for keeping up with this wild ride that is life.

Love,

Paige

Romans 15:13- “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

Love is in the Air

Because it’s Valentine’s Day (like, my absolutely favorite non-national holiday) I decided to be sappy and cheesy and write about love. I hope you love it.

I love like, everything.  Puppies, rainy days, Instagram, music, reading, crafting, glitter, online shopping, movies, being empowered, seeking justice, people. Seriously, everything; we don’t have time to go into every single thing I love.

But, what is love? No, I’m not quoting a Haddaway song. But, seriously. What is love?

Merriam-Webster says love is warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion.

HOWEVER…

1 Corinthians 13 says, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”

I know you’ve heard this at every single wedding ever. Look how awesome love is! It isn’t just for couples, parents, etc. It’s from one person to another. That’s why I always say I love people. People are awesome, full of ideas, creativity, themselves being formed in love by God. I think this definition is so much better than the dictionary definition.

Jesus tells us to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27). In fact, this is called the Great Commandment.

God wants us to love each other, and more importantly, love God with everything that is in you. God IS love, which is amazing to even think about. “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him” (1 John 4:16). How cool is that?? God is love, we have God if we have love, and we are with God.

The ultimate offer of love was from God: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” God loved us so much that he sent his only son to die so that we could love. Wow, just wow. I can’t even fathom this. There are way more examples of love in the Bible, considering it is God’s love letter to us. There are always more days and blog posts to talk about more of the love that God is. 

Love is such a small word with so much meaning packed into it. At the end of all my blogs, I always say Love, Paige and I think it’s super important to let you know that every blog I write is written in love. In love for my blog, my readers, my God. So, Happy Valentine’s Day and, as always,

Love,

Paige

Romans 12:10- “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”