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One More Reason I Love Blogging...

Because I can see into the hearts of my teenage daughters...

From Megan (13-years old) on July 15th...

"So, we're supposed to live for God every second of every day, right? well how do you do that when all you're doing is hanging out with friends or reading a book or just taking a jog? Does that mean that we just have him in mind while we're doing everything, cuz if that's it I have a lot of work to do, or asking ourselves what would Jesus do?? I want my life to be lived for God and every second to count, but if I died tomorrow...would i be satisfied with what i have accomplished, or would i be filled with regret about what i didn't? That's a tough question. But i think it would be the latter. I do help people and i always try to cheer people up when they're down, but my heart longs to do something more. To change the world! That's why I want to become a singer, i want people to come to my concerts and the money to be given to the poor! But what do I do NOW? How do i bring the kingdom down here...TODAY? what is my purpose?"

From Heather (15-years old) on July 19th...

"As I said before, Camp was totally amazing! God was there the entire time, and I think that EVERYONE felt his presence. As we left though, DC and Johnny told us something, they said that we can't expect the world to change just because we have, WE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CHANGED, and we need to shine God's light to those around us. This is tricky, because when we get home, we fall into our usual pace, doing the things we've always done without thinking about them. I've been focusing on only one thing since I got home from camp, and even though I am still on a high from the amazing time we had..and could burst out singing 'Take it all' at any time..I haven't been focusing on God. I have been praying about it DAILY though, for myself and others. I think that my problem is I am always busy..not necessarily physically, but mentally too, my mind is always at work and I need some time to rest!! That's why I have been taking bike rides and walks about once a day when I can, just to sort out my thoughts, think, pray, and have some time alone. I just need to SLOOOWW DOWWNNN!!!"