Day 286.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through my youth minister. I was stressed about my youth ensemble rehearsal because our space got taken away at the last second by a class that could have gone some where else, but decided to use the sanctuary anyways. The incident really shouldn’t have set me off as bad as it did, but I was extremely annoyed. It just felt like no one cared about our ensemble when we have been rehearsing at the same time in the same place for a year and they still took our space. Anyways, my youth minister saw me, and talked to me a little bit about the situation, and there was one thing he said that really got to me. He said, “I know it’s tough, and you’re fighting the good fight. But I see you. I see what you’re putting into this and I’m proud of you.” That meant a lot to me because. I never really get that from anyone.

I hope yall encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 285.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through one of the freshman girls on my drill team. We were on a bus ride home from a performance, and a small group of us started talking about a lot of different things. Somehow, we ended up talking about how girls lost respect for themselves because they try to get guys’ attention, and one of the freshman girls started talking to me about AYC. AYC is a youth conference churches in my area go to every summer and she started talking about how much God changed her life that summer. She talked. About how she would pray when she was tempted by guys and stuff and it made my heart so happy to hear that from someone so young and can be easily influenced by others

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 284.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through bonding with a different group of friends than I normally associate with. It was just good for me to get out of my comfort zone of the same best friends who are AWESOME lights of Christ in my life. However, sometimes you need to reach out to others, so that’s what I did. Spending time with them was actually spontaneous and surprisingly wonderful! I saw Christ in them because He did not only pour into and converse with the righteous, but with sinners too. (Not saying that my other friends are righteous and only these friends are sinners; it’s just good to surround yourself with different people sometimes)

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 283.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through choreographing again. It’s been months since I’ve choreographed a dance totally by myself, and I forgot how marvelous it felt to watch something that you envisioned come to life before your eyes. Much like an artist who sees a picture in their mind, but is even more pleased with their finished creation. Or even a composer who hears a melody, but is taken back by the beauty of the entire symphony when they are finished. People don’t really realize the vast attention to detail it takes to direct every movement or formation for a large group of people. It just takes my breath away to see not only how wonderfully my dance comes together, but to see how my fellow dancers enjoy what I come up with. There really are not enough words. I am truly blessed with this opportunity and with this passion and with this gift of dance. God is so good.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 282.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through pure joy! After youth tonight, me and two of my best friends had a nice heart to heart, but right after we all of a sudden got super hyper. We were dancing and singing at the top of our lungs and jumping around and laughing like we had never laughed before. It was one of those moments where you could have a list of things to-do 100 items long, but you did not care because the moment you were living in was too sweet to let go of. God is so good because amidst all of my stress, He gave me beautiful friends to relieve my anxiety. It is a great day and a great life.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 281.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through my English teacher. The best way to describe this woman is like your typical, American, grandmother. She is so quirky, funny, caring, and just a beautiful soul. For example, in the last 15 minutes of class today, we went outside to my school’s memorial fountain and just enjoyed the wonderful weather. My teacher walked around making sure we were okay, and as she did this, she would crush acorns that had fallen from the trees. I promise you, she lit up like a child doing this. She just has this beautiful, care-free, spirit about herself that makes me hope that I am as genuinely happy as she is when I get to that age. 

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 280.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through cultivating friendships. As nice as it is to always receive things such as time or spiritual guidance or love etc from people, it is also really wonderful to give it. There is a different kind of fulfillment when you know you are investing in some beautiful people and pouring into great friends. I’m not quite sure how well I am translating what I’m thinking, but it makes sense to me!

I just know that I get way to caught up in expecting my happiness and my joy to come solely from other people pouring into me. I forget that Jesus cared only about others and never really worried about Himself, and he now dwells in the greatest joy and celebration in the Universe. Like St. Francis said, “It is in giving that we receive”.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 278-279.2

Hello followers! I was unable to post last night because I was at a church lock-in. Thankfully, my light of Christ for yesterday and today are pretty much the same, so I’ve meshed it together!
I saw the Light of Christ through music. Specifically through how when done correctly, music can tell a beautiful story and can make a statement and can lead people to amazing things. I had an audition for region choir yesterday, and as well as lead worship, and I realized that I can’t just go through the motions. For example, when you hear someone sing a song and they get all of the words and notes right, it sounds pretty good. But when someone sings a song with dynamics and emotion and passion, I can believe them. I believe what they are saying. I feel something in their artistry.

That’s how I feel Christians need to be. I think it’s great when people can recite scripture from memory, but they don’t always portray the greatness and the glory of the words they are saying. For instance, I know plenty of Catholics who will recite the responses in the Mass, but it is so dry and monotonous. ITS A JOYFUL CELEBRATION LIKE HOW ARE YOU NOT AMPED. It’s time to stop going through the motions and really surrender to God and let Him make some beautiful things in our lives.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 277.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through my football team. They are so freaking wonderful. They are the team that everyone thinks they are going to smash because of previous years. They are the team that used to be trash. This year we were undefeated (5-0) until tonight. We played one of our hardest teams and instead of losing by 40 or so points. We only lost by 3 points and there were some awful calls that allowed the other team to win. Instead of seeing my boys who usually wouldve given up in the second quarter, I saw my team fight until the very last seconds. They’ve proven so many people wrong this season and they will continue to fight.

I see Christ in them because the story of my team is the story of every broken sinner who is trying to start a relationship with God. People don’t believe they can do it. People think a sinner will only change for a little while, but when they falter, they’re done for. NO. I believe that if you are truly pursuing Christ, you can over come evil and over come sin because Christ has already claimed that victory for us. You just have to not give up and always fight and carry your cross and NEVER FORGET YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN THIS RACE.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS!

Day 276.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through my mom. We definitely have a rocky relationship, but she is one of the most loving, caring, and self-sacrificing people I know. There are so many examples I could give to support this statement, but right now she is organizing a benefit for my friend who was in an accident and has been in the ICU for a month now. My mom has organized car wash, got shirts made to sell, and gotten a lot of the community together for this cause. Not only that, but at every meeting for the benefit, my mom begins in prayer. I never really get to see her like this, so it’s given me new perspective. I’m extremely blessed to have a mother who not only loves me, but loves to serve the community as well. She is a beautiful example selflessness, and despite our differences, I hope I can learn from her in hopes of being a good mother one day too.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 275.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through the little things. I saw Christ simply by having a wonderful day. I saw Him in the beautiful skies. I saw Him in the beauty of music during choir and worship tonight. I saw Him through the joy dancing brings me. I saw Him when He was aiding me through my timed writing in English. I saw Him wither very gust of wind at practice because it was extremely hot. I saw Him in my beautiful best friends I got to see at church. He was everywhere in my life today in the simplest of ways, but I guess a plethora of simple appearances makes a great impact.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

Day 274.2

Today I saw the light of Christ through freedom. I read a reflection from the Laudate app (if you don’t have it I really recommend it because it is AWESOME and filled with wonderfully Catholic things), and it really hit home. One of the main points it made was giving up our anxieties and preoccupations and worries to God. Im one of those people who always worries about things, and has some sort of dilemma. I don’t know why I do this, but it usually puts me in an awfully negative mood, which results in more problems and unhappiness and an unhealthy relationship with God and those around me. However, this reflection reminded me that God’s grace frees us from needless concerns. Reading that this morning helped me to live in Jesus’ presence and in his joy and seek him attentively throughout my day.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS

We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.
David Platt, Radical (via breanna-lynn)

(via sweethoneytothesoul)

Day 273.2

Today I saw the Light of Christ through the YouTube star, Bethany Mota. She is currently on Dancing with the Stars, and her performance tonight was quite phenomenal. She told the story of her past when she was bullied and how she found herself again when she began her YouTube channel. I saw Christ in her not simply because she is an amazing role model and advocate for self acceptance and anti-bullying; but because she is so incredibly genuine about it. Her passion is not one that is replicated or put on for show. She honestly loves and cares for her fan base and truly believes in her cause. There is a beautiful authenticity about her, and she is a real inspiration.

I hope you all encountered Christ some way or another today! :)

I love you all!

GOD BLESS