8.31.2014

Just a Quick Thought

Hello there, beautiful people! 

Now I know, I posted earlier, but I wanted to post again and talk about something very near and dear to my heart. 

So I'm reading a book right now by one of my current favorite authors, Holley Gerth. It's called You're Made For A God-Sized Dream. It's about personal dreams (big or small) that are God-sized and tailor fit to you! It can be anything from buying a new car to becoming president of the United States.

When talking about dreams, I've learned a few things:

1. You can still have dreams even while being a Christian. I had this misconception that Christian, or following the Lord, meant that you had to give up on dreams. I thought you had to give up on what you wanted, or dreamed of, to follow what God had for you. But in reading this book, I've come to realize that sometimes God's plan and your dreams can match up. Even if they don't, you'll find that walking in His plan is really what you wanted all along.

2. Dreams aren't only for children. I think dreaming as an adult or even a teenager keeps your child like sense of wonder alive. It keeps your imagination fueled. I feel as though when people get older they're supposed to be responsible, mature, and successful, and sure all that's great, but it can help you lose sight of things. Like dreams. Finances, family, marriage, work, school, etc. seem to take all of our focus off of anything other than those things. And you need a break once in awhile!

3. Dreams can be reality. Trust me, I've had some doozies for dreams before (I.e. I thought I'd marry a prince and live in a candy castle, I was gonna be the first astronaut pop star) but, there are some dreams that do come true. Some that seem IMpossible but are made POSSIBLE by the One full of possibilities. Because God is still there in the dreams that we come up with. 

Sorry this was kind of a random, spur of the moment thing, but it was on my mind tonight. Before I go I'll leave you with a few of my favorite quotes from Holley's book.

"If not for grace... We wouldn't take a step because it's grace that paves the road to God-sized dreams. And we walk it unworthy, utterly broken, and entirely loved." -HG

"Every dream or desire you have that comes from God is an invitation for more intimacy with him." -HG

"It's only too late for our dreams when we decide to write 'The End' and close the book." -HG 


Have a wonderful night everyone!!
Love,
Kelsey :)

Sorry About That

Hey there, beautiful people!

Sorry I haven't posted the last installment of my little mini series yet. I've just been busy and sick etc. But I promise I shall get it done as soon as possible. :)

Love,
Kelsey :)

8.18.2014

What Family Means to Me

Hello there,

   I know some of you are probably waiting for my next post about camp, but I thought I'd go a different route today.

  So as most of you know, I moved back to Massachusetts last year, because my Dad lost his job and we had to. Well, I've made a lot of interesting discoveries since being back. One of the biggest things I've discovered, is how much I missed having a strong support system around me. Now, I had a support system in Indiana, but the difference was, everyone was way too far away from me for me to feel like I really had anybody. 

  But up here? Back in Massachusetts? Interacting with all of the people I used to be so close to has shown me that, family isn't just about blood. I saw this picture the other day and it totally encompasses all of my feelings toward this subject:


Don't get me wrong, I have a fantastic blood family too, but there are so many
people that I feel so close to, that I'm not related to. I just feel like I'm apart of a big family of people up here and it's nice. Nice to be supported and supportive. Because regardless of the biological family you have, there's always one person out there rooting for you. Someone you know that cares. Whether it be a friend, an acquaintance, or anyone! There's always someone out there who is on your side. And when it feels like there isn't? Well, God is on your side. 

I've been so blessed with the greatest family ever. I have so much family
sometimes I don't know what to do with them all! They're just wonderful people. Not only my parents, and brothers, and grandparents, and aunts and uncles, and cousins. But friends. The people who are there for me when I need them most. And I'm so thankful for all of them. I don't know what I'd do without them. God created us to live in community and I'm not taking that for granted. Because this life is too short to have problems with people. I couldn't do that. I couldn't not be around family. It's just not me. 

Kind of random, but I've just been thinking about it a lot lately.

Love,
Kelsey :)

8.13.2014

The Upcoming School Year



I went to the beach the other day with my grandparents and it was wonderful! I hadn't been in months, and it was wonderful! 

When we were kickin' back on the beach, it got me thinking about the upcoming school year. I'm going into eleventh grade and I'm excited. And nervous, but mostly excited.
What are you excited for during this school year? 

Love,
Kelsey :)

8.06.2014

Bestie Appreciation Post

Hello!! 

   I've been wondering what else to post on here lately, because let's face it, a lot of my posts aren't WOWZER-SUPER-DUPER-EXCITING. So I figured, why not tell you about someone near and dear to my heart?

 This is my bestie:



    Isn't she adorable? (Her little brother too :) We've been friends for almost five years now, but in some ways it feels like a lifetime (in a good way, Girly, don't get mad!). And in other ways it feels like just yesterday we were ten-year-olds, talking about A Series of Unfortunate Events and High School Musical. Oh, the memories! 

 We met on another blogging website, because we were reading the same books, and I went and commented and the rest is history. We've been through ups and downs like any best friends, but I love this girl! :) She's the bestest! The difficult part is, we have to text all day everyday if we'd like to talk because sadly, we live exactly 47 hours, 3,191.5 miles apart. Opposite sides of the U.S. She's in California, and I'm in Massachusetts. *sigh* BUT, I'm determined to meet her in person. Someday, hopefully soon. 

 Now, to allow you to get to know this girl better, I will try and tell you some random facts about this girl!


  • She loves Coke. Pepsi can just go be Pepsi somewhere else, Coke for this girl!
  • She's a Directioner. Yup, she's a Directioner. A Harry girl. 
  • She just got a new car! It's nice too :)
  • She's a permitted driver. Not a licensed driver, but permitted. She may drive with an adult. 
  • She's a year older than me, but we're both May babies so it's cool :)
  • Anne loves shopping. Like loves shopping. I'm talkin' LOVES shopping ;)
  • Bath & Body Works is one of her favorites. (One of the many things we have in common)
  • She can be a sucker for a good, sad romance novel. (*ahem* we don't have this in common at all). (<- Sarcasm alert!) 
  • She strongly dislikes zucchini and milk. I don't know why. She never explained that one to me. She just doesn't like them. 

   That's not all the facts about her, but you don't need to know everything, stalkers! Just kidding, I love you peoples! 

  And I love this bestie of mine. So there you have it, my best friend. She's fantastic, funny, sweet, smart, and much much crazier than me. (Just kidding, that's totally not possible) Love you, Anne!

                                               Love,
                                           Kelsey :)