Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 30

Last Wednesday I got to sing Christmas Carols for the people at Maple Woods Nursing Home. Here's a link to the video that my grandpa put together of it.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a blessed holiday with their families.

Here is a link to a video that me and my siblings made for my dad(:

Here are some pictures of me and my sister. We attempted to go sledding but because of the lack of snow, it didn't work so well.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Her Birthday

It was my moms birthday today. I really wish that she could have been here, but I'm glad that she got to spend her birthday with Jesus. I know that she had an amazing party up there in Heaven and I can't wait to be able to see her and celebrate her birthday with here again soon.

My brother and my sister woke up sick today. They both have a fever. I'm trying my best to stay away from them because I have a Spanish exam tomorrow and Thursday, and three English papers due on Thursday as well. This is my first high school exam experience.... and I can't say I'm enjoying it.

Anyway, I wrote a poem and I dedicated it to anyone who was affected by the shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut. There were multiple 6 and 7 year old children killed in this. I can't even begin to imagine the hurt that some parents are feeling right now. I want so badly to do something to help them, so I just started with simply writing a poem.


Why is there so much pain in this world? 
How can we make it go away? 
Why does it feel like God is so distant?
God, please don’t let us fall astray 
We all need to recognize
that God is here
He will never let us go
He is always near
This pain in our life 
could be a sign
This pain could be telling us
That God wants us to shine
We need to use our pain
and turn it around 
God wants us to let people know
that good can be found. 
Even though there is brokenness in this world 
God has everything planned
He will hold us all up
In his majestic mighty hand. 

Monday, December 10, 2012


Last week Friday I got the privilege of leading a chapel in front of my whole school. There are about 850 people in my school (Holland Christian). A question that I got asked a lot after the chapel was "were you nervous?" The answer is no, I really was not that nervous. The night before the chapel, I thought that I was going to be so nervous. However, when I was standing on the stage watching people fill in their seats, I wasn't nervous. I was excited. I think that it was by the grace of God that I was able to be so calm. Anyway, my chapel was about how God is always there through the storm, and how pain can be turned into a blessing. I told my story. Here is a link to the chapel if you're interested in watching it.

Click on the video that has the date December 7.