Purity Of Mind

 

The importance of purity of mind. #Christianity #WWJD #Spiritual

One of the biggest difficulties of being a teenage Christian is staying godly, even when everyone at school speaks profanity like a second language. Some days, as you go to school you may feel like Daniel in the lion’s den. Your first instinct to survive in the fight against the “lions” in your school may be to become one. We need to learn to stand firm in our faith and to never conform the ways of the world. When it comes to the language used by those of the world, we have to hold strong in our resolve to have not only pure words but pure minds.

“Set your mind on the things of above, not on the things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2

The book of Colossians tells us that we should not only speak words that have a positive connotation but that our thoughts should follow the same wavelength. Our minds should be on godly things, not earthly things. We should monitor not only our words but our thoughts.

“He went on: what comes out of a person is what defiles them.” Mark 7:20

These are the words of Jesus. We are disciples of Him (Matthew 28:19), and to bring more to the faith, we must be living examples of Him. People should be able to tell you are a Christian by your demeanor. If you heard a person telling a dirty joke, would your first thought be that they were a Christian? Probably not. This is why we need to be more like Jesus.

“Whoever says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked.”        1 John 2:6

1 John 2:6 tells us we are called to be like Jesus. Ask yourself how you can be more like our Father each day. Spend time in prayer and be sensitive to His Holy Spirit. Let God lead you and show you how he wishes you to live your life.

Some additional verses on the subject:

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

“Be imitations of me, as I am of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children.” Ephesians 5:1

“If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left.” Hebrews 10:26

 

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What to do When You Miss Your Boyfriend

How to deal with missing your man in 4 simple steps. #dating #missing #him #boyfriend

It can be rough when someone you are used to seeing on a regular basis goes away. Whether it be a vacation, for school, or a mission trip, their absence feels odd. Here are 4 ways to keep sane while your boyfriend is away.

  1. Keep Occupied

During the time of day that is usually devoted to your love, find something to keep you busy. Listen to some music, write a poem for him, go for a run, or simply read. The possibilities are endless!

2. Keep In Touch

Although constant contact isn’t likely, a few texts here and there cannot hurt. And don’t forget, he misses you, too! He will want to keep in touch. At the end of the day, make time for a phone call. Sometimes hearing his voice will ease the heart ache.

3. Hang Out With Friends

With bae away, make time for the girls in your life. Host a sleepover, and you will be sure to have a blast whilst gorging yourself on chips and laughter.

4. Plan Your Reunion

When your boyfriend returns, plan something special for him. A special date can take many forms; roller skating, dinner, or a day at the park. Whatever it may be, it will be a special day for you both.

Camp NaNoWriMo

I am very excited about July this year. I am going to 2 camps… one out of state and on right at my computer. The literal camp is a week long Christian teen camp that I absolutely adore. My first time attending was last year, and it was phenomenal and life changing and just hands down amazing. I will write more about that once it happens.

The second camp is virtual and a favorite of writers. It is called “Camp NaNoWriMo”. It is a challenge to write a book over the month of July. There is also just NaNoWriMo which takes place in November. I am working on the same project as last year. My WIP is currently titled Self InflictedHere is the synopsis I have written:

16-year-old Teagan Lotte was raped by her boyfriend and believes it is her fault when she ends up pregnant. After assuming her parents won’t accept her, she runs away. Getting off at the wrong bus stop leaves Teagan stranded in an odd place called Peoria, Illinois. Living in secret inside of a church basement, Teagan discovers a few things about Christianity, and herself, that she never knew. Stuck between two boys and two completely different worlds, Teagan must make a choice. But she can’t choose just for herself anymore. The clock is ticking and her baby is coming.

The goal of my story is to be both YA Fiction and Christian Fiction. This way my story will have a wider audience and reach a whole different group of people with the Word. My current word count rests at 21,035 words. Obviously, I still have a long way to go. My goal for NaNoWriMo is to write 30,000 words, which means 968 words every day. I am very excited about this work and I am so excited about camp!

Dinos

You’re probably curious about the name of this blog. I would be too. Well, let’s just say I have a thing for dinosaurs, and this is a place where I can ‘roar’. I can say what I want. Speak my mind. Be me. A blog is like a public diary. And I have loved dinosaurs since freshman year. I can honestly tell you that I have no idea why I just suddenly fell in love with these prehistoric, scaly creatures. But I can tell you that I got a ton of plastic dinosaurs for my 15th birthday, and that my collection has been growing ever since.

For most of freshman year, I had 3 little plastic dinosaurs that I kept in my jacket pocket. I don’t where I found them… probably on my brother’s floor. And I don’t know why I put them in my pocket and never took them out. Well actually I did take them out. Quite often. When ever school got boring I would take them out and line them on my desk or hand. And did I mention they’re all named? The first one is brown and his name is Edmund. The second is yellow and his name is Smithworth. The third is gray and his name is Mercutio. Later on I found a forth, a purple little guy, and named him Benvolio. My latest addition to the squad, as I refer to them, is Cassius, a mint green fellow. And that is not even getting into my collection of larger plastic dinos that sit in my room.

A photo I sent to my sister on SnapChat

I will be the first to admit I am weird. So judge me if you will. I’m the Dino Girl, and welcome to my blog. 🙂