Treasures of Heaven

When I have been focused more on Jesus Christ, a lot of things that I thought were important simply don’t matter anymore. There are a lot of treasures of the world that seem really appealing—more income, more savings, better stuff, nicer house, more followers—and they aren’t necessarily bad things, unless they become too important and […]

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Changing plans

I have found that many things that I find important are not important to God. And so I have had to change my plans. I’ve removed goals from my list, such as travelling the world or publishing award-winning books—because they were distractions, not what I really wanted my life to look like. And I’ve had […]

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Sacrifice

I have to sacrifice, and sometimes it feels really hard to sacrifice the things that I want and the things that feel so important. But I try to remember that sacrifice is giving up one thing for something else that is better. Sometimes I’m so inclined to focus on what I’m giving up that I […]

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Choosing Happy

I really want to be happy. Sometimes I have no idea how to go about doing that. But I’ve found that I can’t choose to be happy by simply changing my mood; I choose to be happy by living in a specific way, and then the happiness comes. Happiness is difficult to define in words, […]

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Worry and Balance

There are countless distractions in life. Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed with worrying about everything that is not important. I worry about the past, which I can’t change, and I worry about the future, which I can’t predict. I have spent countless days worrying about trying to get everything done and find some sort of […]

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Priority

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart. -Luke 10:27 When people would ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I always had answers: veterinarian, poet, novelist, or freelance editor (my dream in ninth grade). My answers changed, but I always dreamed about a bright future. But most […]

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