Do you ever feel that everyone else has it all together and you don't? Do you gloat when you feel you have more to offer than others? Do you beat yourself up when you feel less valuable than others? If so, today's episode will be encouraging to you. Today, I have Nikki Neu on the… Continue reading Ep. 5: Are You Stuck in the Comparison Trap?
Today, I'm going out of my comfort zone and publishing a poem I wrote about a year ago. I've been too nervous to post it until now, but I figured I would just go for it! ... I think my pride was holding me back from potential embarrassment anyway (ironic, huh?). ♥♥♥ It clasps me… Continue reading A Poem about Pride (and our Savior)
Can we be real for a moment? Sometimes the “feel good” phrases don’t help. Sometimes even reciting Bible verses doesn’t change anything. We know in our heads we’re supposed to put our worth in Jesus. We know in our heads we’re loved, and that the attention of the world doesn’t matter. But sometimes ”knowing it… Continue reading Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 1, the Love of God)
I failed again. I had let my jealousy and pride control me, and I indulged in my sin guiltily. I was like a child who got her hand stuck in the cookie jar. Jesus saw me, and I hated that I was sinning, but I only grabbed tighter. I saw other girls getting attention, other… Continue reading Run to Jesus
Another post on theReb! This pandemic severed our social lives, and many teens are turning to social media to fill some emptiness. As we scroll through happy pictures, jealousy creeps into our minds before we can stop it. Looking at huge successes of other bloggers can turn my happy attitude into discouragement as I look… Continue reading Pridefulness: the Secret Sin Stealing Your Joy
As COVID-19 ravages the globe, we're all stuck at home in quarantine… and I'm wondering how long my patience will last. During the next few weeks, siblings will get on our nerves, we'll get irritated at the lack of activity, and it will be difficult to not have angry outbursts. We also might stay disappointed… Continue reading A Change of Focus
Track is hard. I'll be honest with you and tell you I'm not a runner. I got 16th in a mile race (last) and I was lapped. I try hard, but I am sometimes discouraged. Still, I'm thankful. Why? Because I now know what it's like to be last. I know what it's like to… Continue reading How Humility Hit Me In the Face