Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Our Generation

"We are the next generation-We'll reach our world for Christ as we follow our commander,a blessing in our lives, to a world that's lost and dying in need of hope and light as a mighty army we will go forth to reach our world for Christ!'

~ Lyrics from the song To reach our world for Christ

  
This post is for all of you teens out there who want to make a difference in our generation. For those of you who see that there is a need for our generation to turn back to Christ!

  Our generation is a generation of teens who have turned their backs on God and are living for self. Yet there are few who have the courage to stand up and make a difference. In a world of teenagers that are living in sin and for themselves will you be the one to step out of the crown and say "I'm not afraid to stand up for Christ?" 

Today I just want to share some things that our generation is missing and that yet we all need.

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3 Things our generation is missing

  1. Respect- A thing that so many things teens have lost is respect. Respect for God, the bible, and their elders. In this day and age teens are rebellious and think that life is all about having fun and living it up. They want to rebel against all authority and live the way they want to. The respect people have for God is so sad. They openly use his name in vain and mock him. But Christians also have lost respect for God. Respect is also having reverence. We've lost sight of both of these things. God deserves utmost respect but yet we treat him as if he's something small and unimportant in life. Another thing teens have no respect for is elderly people. They don't ever take time to show them kindness or take time to show respect. Teens are too focused on what other young people think of them that they don't even give any concern or thought towards adults. Can I just say that elderly people have the best advice on life in the universe and that their opinion of you matters more than any young person. Adults watch young people and they can tell the godly ones apart from the worldly ones. If you're looking for advice on how to serve God I'm telling you the best advice you can get is from those older, faithful servants of Christ. Take time to get to know the older people in your church. Be a blessing to them. Respect them.

2.Character- character is important. Very important. I once saw a thing that said great character is determined by the kindness someone does for someone else who can give them nothing in return. one of my favorite quotes on character is: 
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Character is who you are when no one is watching. Teens now-a-days change like the wind. Around some people they act a certain way and around other people, a different way. We must stand steadfast in the Lord. People with good character have integrity; their humble, kind, and honorable. A person of good character will shine bright for the Lord no matter what comes their way. 

3.Boldness- We need to be bold for Christ. the bible says in: Rom.1:16-For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. Our generation needs to be more bold. Do people know you are a Christian? They should know you are by your character but they need to know by your boldness. Speak out! We need more teenagers that will lift up their voice and be God's messenger. Speak out. Speak up. Speak now. Be a bold witness for Christ. Don't be ashamed to stand up for what you believe in. I know some of us are shy...I know sometimes it's hard to speak up but after all God's done for us don't you think the least we can do is speak up for him? Phil.4:13 says-  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. God will grand you the boldness to spread his word. You just got to be willing to do it.

Are you ready to be a light for our generation? Are you ready to speak out? To make a difference? Last week I had an amazing week at camp and the theme was-Are you ready for the call? Are you ready for God's call in your life? God can do amazing things through us to reach our generation. We just got to be willing!

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Hope that was a blessing to some of you. God's really been working on my heart more than ever to help reach my generation! I hope this was a help to some of you like it was to me.

P.S. For all of you who have been emailing me about blog designs I'm so sorry I haven't gotten back to you! Hopefully I'll get back on schedule soon :)


Keep shining bright
~Brittney 




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Things that could have been

This is a guest post I did for Khloe's blog: All things good. 
 and just for you all know this was a scheduled post...at the moment I'm at summer camp. So just keep me in your prayers! Hope you enjoy my post...

   

Life flies by. Moments are spent and gone. And you look back and wish you had them back. 

Sometimes I look at my past and look at opportunities I missed. This year my dad's taking a missions trip to Brazil and I really wanted to go but I was not able to earn the funds...it was a disappointment. I think of all the wonderful things that could have happened...We all have disappointments in life. We always miss out on some awesome thing we were looking forward too. Maybe you look at other people and wish that you could do what they did-have what they have. But my dear friends-We can not change the past and we can not predict the future.

"Do not ponder on things that could have been but live in today. Live now. Live for a better future" 

Don't live in the past. Don't constantly think about all the things you've missed out on in life. Just enjoy now. And strive to make a better tomorrow. Too many people live their lives living in the past that they don't see the opportunities that tomorrow might bring.
Be optimistic. Look for joy in life. Don't wish and dream. But do. Make those things you've always dreamed of reality.

We can't change our past but we can surely do something about our future. 

God's got a plan for each of us. But we must look to him and not our past. We got to keep our eyes focused on today. 

"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live."

Need to remember this


Keep shining bright
~Brittney

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Names that Inspire

I did one of these a long while ago and a lot of you said you enjoyed it so I thought I'd do it again :)

http://ailigirl.blogspot.com/ 

---this post is mostly for all you writers out there like me who are always looking for new character inspiration =)

Ashllyn  
(I think this picture is absolutely beautiful. The eyes are awesome)
Name~ Ariella
Origin~English
 Meaning~Lion of God

 Amanda 

Name~Felicia
 Origin~  Swedish
Meaning~Lucky


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Name~Delia
Origin~Greek
Meaning~goddess of Delos

 Annabelle 
Name~Beth
Origin~Scottish
Meaning~Lively

Aurora ( the Disneys) 
(for those of you Merlin lovers- yes I know Morgana is evil,but I still love the name!)
Name~Morgana
Origin~Welsh
Meaning~ Born of the sea

 Kennedy
Name~ Cassandra
Orgin~greek
Meaning~Daughter of power

Jasmine ( The Disneys)
Name~Eve
Origin~Hebrew
Meaning~Life

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Well I hope you all liked the names. Sorry I haven't been posting much but I've had a super busy week and tomorrow I'm leaving for camp +___+ I can't believe it's here all ready! The time has passed by so quickly. I'm so excited and can hardly wait. I'm also nervous since it's my fist time going to this camp and because I'm entering for a piano competition...SO nervous.
  Hope you all are having a great week. Hopefully I'll come back from camp with lots of pictures and an update. I won't be able to recieve any emails so if any of you email me I won't be able to respond till I get back! I plan on posting a scheduled post this week but that's all you'll be hearing from me until I get back....Also PLEASE PRAY for my dad as he leaves Tuesday for Brazil. He's going down there for the world cup to pass out scriptures. Pray for his safety and that many souls would be saved!


Keep shining bright
~Brittney 
 
 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Writing challenge

So I'm doing something new on here guys :) I'm going to start linking up to Tessa Hall's writing challenge (link to the challenge is on the image below)! So here we go....


http://christiswrite.blogspot.com/2014/06/mondays-minute-challenge-writing-prompt.html#comment-form 

This week's challenge:
Write a passage incorporating this phrase: They told me not to come, which gave me all the more reason to go.

Train 

They told me not to come, which gave me all the more reason to go. They're my friends. I'd never let them leave without a goodbye.
I stood at the train depot. The train's loud whistle filling my ears, and the smoke from the engine burning my eyes. My eyes roamed frantically for my friends. I saw tons of strangers roaming around but I didn't see them in the crowd. My heart began to pound in my chest fearing that I had missed them-my only chance to say goodbye. My feet swiftly began to carry me towards the train. And then through the smoke and crowds of people I saw them. The very sight of them brought relief to my heart. Daniel was standing by the train, his eyes scanning the crowd. I hoped he was looking for me but I wouldn't ever now. Beside him was Dianna. They were my closest friends.
 They were my everything. 
"Daniel! Dianna!" I screamed. Running towards the train. They saw me and smiled. 
Dianna embraced me tightly. I looked into her beautiful, dark eyes.
"It's not fair." I whimpered looking down at the star she had on her coat...the sign of the Jews. 
"War is never fair." Daniel said softly.
"Hitler can not send you away." I cried out, "you deserve so much more."
The train whistle blew, it's sound piercing not only my ears but my heart.
"We must go." Daniel shouted over the sound of the whistle. "Never forget us." He said clasping his hand on mine.
"Never." I said tears in my eyes, "I'll never forget you. Never."
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 Number of words: 269

Hope you liked it guys :) In case you all didn't all ready catch it it's about WW11 and the Jews that were taken captive by Hitler and the Nazis. I've always had a huge interest in the history of the Holocaust and concentration camps and it saddens me so deeply of the great evil Hitler and the Nazis did. I just watched the movie "hidden in silence" yesterday and it just breaks my heart knowing that the Jews suffered so severely. But anyway just thought I'd share that. Hope you all are having a great week! I just got back from vacation and hopefully will be posting some pictures from it soon.


Keep shining bright
~Brittney 





Monday, June 2, 2014

The Inheritance

It's time for a book review! Haven't done one for awhile and I just read this amazing book so I just had to do a review for it.

The Inheritance

by: Louisa May Alcott

17558 

So I'm sure almost all of you are familiar with Alcott who is best known for writing "little women" which was later made into a popular movie. But few have read her other books...and can I say they are so amazing. I've read her books: Eight cousins, Rose in bloom, and an Old-fashioned girl and they were all so good! I've been wanting to read "the inheritance" for such a long time now but hadn't been able to get my hands on it till now! But it was certainly worth the wait :)

book's summary: 

Edith Adelton is an Italian orphan living with the rich and prosperous Hamiltons. She serves as Amy Hamilton's governess and is loved by her and her brother Arthur. But she soon finds out her clouded past can hold a very wealthy future for herself when she finds out she is heir to a very large inheritance. But will this inheritance take away the ones she loves best? Will she give up love for riches or will she sacrifice luxury for her friends?

My thoughts:

I loved this book! Alcott always does a wonderful job. Although for those of you who aren't into more classical books you might not like it. The inheritance was written in the 1800s when Alcott was only seventeen so some of the writings language use is different from now but I still found the book very easy to read and enjoyable. The main character Edith was absolutely wonderful and Percy is probably know one of my favorite book characters. I must say this book had the purest most beautiful love story. It was beautifully written and the characters were great.

My rating: The best--great--good-- It was OK -- not worth reading -- I hated it