March 30, 2009

hey! I'm a teenager.

But I have decided to not live as one. I'm not living my life moment to moment. I'm not living my life to have a good time. My life is not about rebelling or clothes or dating. My life is valuable and will not be wasted. I am determined not to look back on my teen years wishing I would have made better use of them. I do not want to look back and regret bad choices I made. I'm not going to give myself away to this culture. I'm not going to conform to it's standards.

I realize I could die at any minute. I realize you could die at any minute. This is why I can't wait. I can not wait until I'm an adult to be serious about life. To be serious about God.

So, if anyone ever asks why. This is why.

My life is not worth wasting. Jesus' blood is not worth wasting.

This is why I'm a Rebelutionary. And this is why I need God.

March 27, 2009

Off with your.....!?! Yep. I cut a little bit more than 4 inches off my hair yesterday. I'm not sure if I wanted to or not, but I had no choice in the matter; because we're filming tomorrow and my hair has grown that much since last time we filmed.

I kept changing my mind on whether I liked it longer or if I wanted it a bit shorter. I think now I like my longer hair, haha! Oh well, change is good I guess. Sooooo, anyways here are before and after pictures:


Sorry I didn't post yesterday like I said I would. This will probably be my last post for a few days. Tonight we have youth group, all day tomorrow is movie day and then the Bell's for dinner. I'm looking forward to all of that =D

Peace =)

March 25, 2009

I've not done much today. Mainly school and being co-director of a movie, haha.

I'm waiting to get some information in the mail from a college I'm really interested in. It's pretty fun stuff to be thinking about. But also a huge decision. I'm just praying that God will show me what to do.

Some people just know how to make me happy =] Actually, I don't think they even realize it. But yes, a few people managed to make my day.

I have nothing really to say. Except for that I like this picture and eyes are cool.

March 24, 2009

Like I said I would...

...I'm posting today. Not because I have anything worth while to say, however.

So, I decided that I am going to send in something to the Rebelution. they're writing a second book and are allowing teens to send in questions and stories about hard things that they have done. I have to send it in by the 31st....and I haven't even started yet. I'm not normally a 'wait-until-the-last-minute' type person, but I've been like that too much recently, haha.

Let's see. Oh! I had an eye app. today. I told my mom on the way there that I would not be that sad if they ever told me I had to get glasses. Well, turns out that my vision is good and normal, but I'm a little nearsighted. He told me that I don't have to, but I can get glasses if I want to and that they may be good 'when I start driving'(I already am, lol). He showed me what it would look like with glasses and like looks like life in High Def. He gave me a prescription in case I wanted some. I really like glasses, so maybe I will get them some day..... But, I'm not sure how I would actually look with them. AND, I don't want to make my self 'dependent' on them and let my eyes get lazy. So, I'm not sure....

Well, there you go. I thought of something to talk about. Maybe not incredibly interesting, but something none the less. Have a good evening =)

March 23, 2009

It's time for a change.....

I am going to try and change this no-posting thing that everyone is getting into. I'm going to try and post every day this week....even if I don't have much to say. We need to keep our blogs alive! =D

Today is fabulous. This weather is gorgeous. It makes me want to eat strawberries.....and have a swing dance. haha! I think both of those things are wonderfully great. I'm so excited about youth group on Friday. I'm excited about the movie meeting. I'm excited about the art's festival. I'm just quite content right now.

Speaking of the art's festival, of you Crossway people, who is doing something and what are you doing? I possibly got in a little over my head. I'm doing two visual arts(drawing and a photo) as well as 1 preforming art(a skit...the details of which are a secret). My drawing is not done yet...I have got to turn it in next Sunday....and I still have a lot to do =O

I've been reading some awesome stuff in my Bible the past few days. It makes me really want to pursue wisdom. Like wow, wisdom is incredible and one of the best, most valuable earthly gifts God is offering to us. Ever thought of that?

Anddd since there was a message in church a few weeks ago on the Holy Spirit, I've been thinking about that tons more. I really want to grow in that and I've just been thinking of it differently recently. I've been studing that quite a bit, plus we talked about it in caregroup last night and it was very interesting....

I was going to say one more thing. But given the fact I forgot it(lol) and this is getting long, I think I'll stop. Now, everyone, if you have a blog: POST!!!

March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Mark!

Hey Mark! Not sure if you'll read this, but I wanted to wish you a very happy birthday! You are now legally an adult. That's pretty awesome...although I'm sure it doesn't feel much different than you felt yesterday. =) I still don't know you all that well, but there is one thing in your life that is very obvious, and that is your love for Christ. Thanks for being such an awesome example and for loving God like you do. It's very contagious. I look forward to working with you more in the movie =)

Anyhow, hope you are having an amazing day.


I have the flu. I feel pretty bad and weak. And my back is killing me. It also turns out that my dad got the flu as well =/

I can't wait for it to be gone.

March 17, 2009


Today is Saint Patrick's Day. Did you wear green? I did...well...if my eyes count =P But, I did find two 4 leaf clovers today, lol.

Last night(in the middle of the night) Olivia and Sophie got really, really sick with a stomach virus or the flu, or something else like that. So the entire family was up a good amount of the night helping them. Because of that, we got the day off of school today. My mom and I are starting to not feel so well too, so please pray that Liv and Sof are healed quickly and that no one else gets sick.

In addition to that, I'm having more problems with my hedgehogs. I have another mom that has gone a week and a half past her due date. There are many things that could be wrong, or nothing could be wrong at all. I'm just praying that she makes it and there won't be any emergency c-sections involved. *sigh* I have managed to have lots of problems with these little animals recently. So, if you wish, please be praying for Millie as well and that I'll have the wisdom as to what I should do with her.

On a more positive note, yesterday was great! We got to watch the little Harris kids all day. I swear that Juliette is one of the most adorable, precious little girls ever. =) After they went home, I have my guitar lesson and then our family went to the Holm's. They are quite awesome too. I love talking with Hannah and I miss being in their care group. And, on Sunday, we got to go hang out at the Harris' and Brandon was there too. We played apples to apples and watched Princess Bride. I love that movie. It has some awesome quotes, lol.

Also, today a movie came out that I am going to buy as soon as possible. This movie was made by a bunch of Christian homeschoolers, so I like to support them, haha =) But really, it looks very good. I really am excited about how God could use this movie.

Anyhow, that's all I have to say. I just haven't had much to talk about recently. Sorry. I hope more exciting post comes soon. And, I'm working on another post for my other blog. I realize D2DD is way over due for a post =)

Peace out....yo. haha

March 15, 2009


By: Above the Golden State

I pray for love, more and more
That I might have, a love like Yours
A love that shines, upon the earth
A love that fills the ocean floors

I pray for peace, like rivers flow
I pray for joy, like fountains glow
Faith that moves the mountains to seas
But most of all

I pray for love, like Yours for me
I pray for love, like Yours for me

I pray for love, more and more
That I might have, love like Yours
A love that goes, from east to west
A love that has no height or depth

I pray for peace, like rivers flow
I pray for joy, like fountains glow
I pray for truth and grace over me
I pray for strength, this hope I believe
A faith that moves mountains to seas
But most of all...

I pray for love, like Yours for me
I pray for love, like Yours for me

March 14, 2009

1 Thessalonians 5:16

Be joyful always.

Simple and to the point. This is going to be one of my life verses.


I'm sorry that I've not been posting as regularly recently. I have been busy with school and just general life =)

Youth group was last night. We brought our amazing friends the Taylor's with us. I'm glad they could come =) Although I wish youth group could go longer =/

This morning we clean the church. It's really not that bad and I don't really mind.

But, anyways I wanna get everyone excited about God. I want to cause a ripple effect through all my friends and hopefully those who don't even know me. I love seeing people crazy about God. I don't want to see just a little spark....Truthfully, He is the most important thing in my life and I hope it's the same for you all. Because if God is not the center of your life, He needs to be. I want Jesus to break you down so that you realize how much you need Him. I want God to be so attractive to you that you just want to be with Him.

I want to see a wildfire that is out of control. I don't want to see some type of 'infatuation' that does not last. I want it to be a start of something BIG!

I want it to feel like I did when I made this post and when Mark made this post and when a few others made like posts. I just want that to come and stay. Forever. I basically want everyone to go insane about Jesus.

If you read this I want you to reply telling me a quality you love about Christ. What makes you excited about Him? I think that the more we reflect on His awesomeness, the more it will set us on fire for Him!!

Tomorrow will be awesome. I'm looking forward to church and to worship and to time with friends that I love so dearly. Worship will be amazing. I just know it.

March 11, 2009

"Dear Emily....."

"Congratulations Emily! We have seen your academic achievements and are quite impressed! Because you are so incredible, we're sending you a free book which you will receive in a few days! Here is your personal log in to your own web page that will help you in choosing the most perfect college for your needs! Go to and sign in with the following ID: xxxxxx Because we care about you!!!......."

Ah! I should not have checked the little box on the PSAT saying to get info on college stuff! Every day I'm getting at least one letter or email from a college. It would be one thing if I really was this 'special, impressive' student that they want in their college(and even with that I would not be that interested), like they say I am. But no. I'm one of millions of kids that they send their cheesy junk to, haha. How can anyone look at their letter and really think that it is a special letter that is just to them? It's annoying. Today I got a particularly confusing letter about my 'nomination' to go to some medical conference....and how I'm in the top 1% who gets this offer and so on.... from what I've read everyone gets this and no one 'nominated' me(and sadly, I'm not that smart). lol.

Anyhow, yes, my little rant. lol Has anyone else signed up for this?

March 10, 2009

This is worth your while.

Join us on March 31st in sending Red Envelopes from all over the nation to the White House. We ask that you write on the back of the envelope, write:

"This envelope represents one child who died because of an abortion. It is empty because the life that was taken is now unable to be apart of our world.

Responsibility begins with conception."

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Please send at least one envelope guys. It's not that hard...How important is a life to you?

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
(Psalm 139:13-16, NIV)

March 8, 2009

haha...I love Monty Python

Bethany's post yesterday reminded me how funny Monty Python is =P

Sorry, I couldn't find one without subtitles, lol.

March 7, 2009


This weather is gorgeous!!! I love it. It's so hard to believe that it snowed less than a week ago. I think I'm going to go do something fun outside. I love the outdoors..... I actually feel like being sporty today and playing volleyball! I love volleyball, although I've only played like twice in my entire life =D Actually, I really should give the horse a!

And yes, I do realize that by the middle of the summer I'll be talking about how hot it is out side and how nice it would be for it to be fall or winter, haha. But I'm going to enjoy this weather for now!!

Have an awesome day my friends!!

March 6, 2009

Due to the recent economic crises......

Due to the recent economic crises, stock market crash, budget cuts, rising unemployment, unstable world conditions, the cost of insurance, electricity, petroleum, and taxes of all kinds, we regret to advise you that the Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off. We apologize for the inconvenience.

March 5, 2009

This guy is talented....

Wow, I think he could make it big.

March 4, 2009

*insert creativity here*

Alright so, there is so much I could talk about right now. Ah, I feel like I keep talking about the same stuff. So, I'm sorry if it's bugging you. But I guess this is what my blog is for...right?

Today was Floy's funeral. Floy was Bethany's and Brandon's great aunt, I believe. I'm glad I could be there. I'm just glad Floy is with Jesus now and no longer is in pain. But she was a very sweet lady and seems to be very funny, so I know she most definitely will be missed. =/ *hugs to the Calvert fam* I love them!

So anyways, I currently am sick. Luckily, I'm not too miserable yet, but I've felt worse each day since Saturday. =/ I just hope it goes away before the weekend. As I have lots of plans =)

But really, God is on my mind right now. Ah, I just love Him so much!!! It's incredible to me how He has changed so much in me these past few months. Every day I feel even closer to Him and feel Him more in my life. I just want to serve God. I feel like He is really helping me grow in that.

And(I'll stop after this I, promise!!), I have really felt a calling to do something in ministry. Like, I no longer feel like anything else matters as long as I can be serving God...and this is a big change for me. This does not mean that I'm still not incredibly sinful and selfish, but I do feel like I'm becoming more aware of my sin and my dire need for Jesus in my life.

March 2, 2009


Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.....

Wow, Hebrews is a very interesting book of the Bible. Lots of good stuff in it.

March 1, 2009


Maybe I don't want snow. This weather made us have to cancel care group, which I was quite looking forward to. =( I just really want it to be summer now. lol

Today I think we're supposed to find out if we make it into the top 10 for the song writing competition. So, yes, I'm excited!

Tomorrow, I really hope it works out for us to see the Calvert's. Brandon and BJ are some pretty awesome friends =) And, I hope I'm still able to go to guitar lessons tomorrow. I will not be too happy with this weather if have to miss either of these things to to it, haha!

Oh, I was really sad to hear that Adam and Emily will not be coming back! =(