My Favorite Posts that I Believe Everyone Can Enjoy

My Favorite Posts that I Believe Everyone Can Enjoy

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Hey everyone! Believe it or not, I’ve written over 125 posts on my blog! What a blessing! And, to be honest, although I think every post is great, some of them stand out to me. I really want to make sure that people who need them are able to read my encouraging words.

Today, I will be sharing some of my favorite posts on my blog, The Joys and Trials of a Christian Teen, that I believe everyone can enjoy!

1 Month, 1 Pic – 2021 Selfies

I really like this post, because I got to see all my selfies together (one pic for each month of 2021 until November) and see the person that I’ve become this year. I think I’m improving in so many ways, but in others, I have stayed exactly the same! Memories are everything!

5 Things to Consider if You’re Holding a Grudge

I think that we all need to sit back and just think sometimes. Holding grudges are not uncommon in places all around the world, and I really wanted to share why I think that doing so is unproductive in more ways then one. These are the type of posts where I step back and think about what I’m writing. It’s important to me that I can connect to what I’m telling my readers.

A Teenager’s Ultimate Guide to Fashion

If you can’t already tell, I absolutely love fashion! Not only do I enjoy it, but I also love seeing other people smile when they feel confident in their outfits. I love how this post really went in depth with the topic of fashion, and explained how everyone, teenager or not, should wear clothes that make them look and feel amazing!

20 Inspiring Quotes to Boost Your Self Esteem

This is absolutely one of my favorite posts. I really enjoyed researching quotes by public figures, that many people look up to share their wisdom. I love to talk about self esteem and self love, since I feel like it is so lacking in society, especially in my generation (Generation Z). I think the quotes that I was lead to include hold a lot of truth and power in a nutshell.

5 Qualities that I Value in a True Friend

Real friends are rare these days, and when you have one or a few, it’s important that you cherish them. Although everyone is not a friend, I believe God’s Word to be true, which says, “but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)


I hope you all liked me explaining which posts I hold dear to my heart, as well as my explanation of why. Feel free to go check out the links of each post (or the headings) if you haven’t read some of the other pages on my blog already. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day, y’all! 💜

Why We Should Speak Life

Why We Should Speak Life

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Believe it or not, unfortunate things can happen in our lives because of ourselves. That’s right, we can be a huge part of the cause. Why? Because we may be constantly saying things that are negative. We may say that traffic is going to be bad today, and when we get on the highway, it is . If we convince ourselves that we will fail on our test, it’s not a surprise if we end up getting a failing grade.

The words that we allow to come out of our mouths have a lot of meaning. Much more than we give them credit for.

Today, I want to talk about “speaking life,” or saying faith-filled, loving, positive words, that can improve our lifestyles on the whole. This is because it allows us to change our perspectives on things that the world may see as negative, and giving them a positive spin.

God’s light never dims. It is a bright, scintillating, divine light that never fades, but only becomes brighter. And that light is always visible somewhere in our lives because the Lord never leaves our side.

But it’s up to us to acknowledge His light. And I say acknowledge because, a lot of the time, we do see God’s light. We see the positivity and grace that He has placed into our lives. But sometimes, we may not acknowledge it. Instead, we might focus on the dark, and all the things that we wish were different or the things we wish weren’t there.

Challenge:

Try not to complain about anything, aloud or in our heads. Instead, let’s do our best to focus on God’s light. ✝️

Remember, all we have to do is focus on Him. As long as we obey the Lord’s commands, we will be blessed in many more ways than one.

Proverbs 18:21 NIV – The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

10 Bible Verses about Thanksgiving (Giving Thanks)

10 Bible Verses about Thanksgiving

(Giving Thanks)

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Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! I know that I recently wrote a post about the importance of giving thanks, but I just can’t help myself! When the holidays come around, I’m in festive spirits for a long time! As the clock is ticking closer toward Thanksgiving, I wanted to make at least one more post before that time of year arrives!

So, here we go! Here are 10 Bible Verses about Thanksgiving (Giving Thanks) ! 🍂

P.S. All of the scriptures will be in NIV (New International Version), since I feel as though this version of the Bible is the easiest to read. Enjoy! 🙂

  • “We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.” 2 Thessalonians 1:3
  • “From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.” Jeremiah 30:19
  • “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
  • All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:15-16
  • I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 1 Corinthians 1:4-5
  • “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.” 1 Timothy 4:4-5
  • “What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?” Psalm 116:12
  • always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20
  • The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalms 28:7
  • Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2

Hopefully, these Bible Verses put more gratitude in your spirit! If nothing else, be grateful. There’s always something to be thankful for. And a lot of times, it’s right under our noses!

We just have to take off the blinders.

4 Inspirational Quotes and Bible Verses

One thing that I know is that everyone needs a little bit of inspiration from time to time. Sometimes, it is hard to get so much done everyday, and we need a little quote or verse to help us continue to tomorrow. ✨

If you are in need of some inspiration, feel free to read these 4 Inspirational Quotes and Bible Verses that I hope make you smile today! Also, if there’s any quote or verse that sticks close to your heart, then feel free to comment them down below to share what gives you inspiration!

Let’s get started!

Quote 1: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

Always remember that nobody else can be you, and therefore, you cannot be anyone else. Embrace who you are, and see the beauty in your authentic self. You are original, beautiful, and one of a kind.

Verse 1: Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. ✨

I really admire this Bible verse. It tells us how it’s important that, in all the darkness of the world, we stand out, and be the light. Blending in with the crowd isn’t always the best thing. Therefore, it is best to do things that make you stand out, in a positive way!

Quote 2: “You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. – A. A. Milne

This quote can be very much true in some situations. Sometimes, we don’t see the potential that we really have, and how amazing we really are. However, we are brave, strong, and smart individuals, even if the world cannot see that.

Verse 2: 1 Timothy 4:12 – Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ✨

The Lord says to us, that just because we are young, doesn’t mean that we should be looked down upon by adults. God gives us the will to set an example to others through our actions in love, faith, and purity! Therefore, don’t be afraid to spread God’s word! We are all his children!

Quote 3: Making mistakes is better than faking perfections. – Assan Jallow ✨

A lot of us have probably felt the pressure to be perfect. However, let’s be honest: this is unrealistic for anyone except God. Therefore, it is okay to make mistakes sometimes. Our mistakes are part of what make us who we are. Just be yourself, and don’t sweat it when you make a mistake! Your effort is what matters most!

Verse 3: Galatians 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. ✨

We can be easily tempted to do wrong things in times of trouble. However, always remember to do what is right in the Lord’s eyes. If we do, then we will “reap a harvest,” or benefit from our actions, afterward.

Quote 4: You are enough, just as you are. – Megan Markle ✨

Although this quote is very simple, it holds a lot of truth. Whenever you feel as though you are not enough for a position, a person, or a task, remember that you are enough. You are worthy. As long as you tried your best, you did not fail.

Verse 4: Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ✨

If you ever feel intimidated by someone, such as people from school, remember that God is always with you, and he will protect us and take care of us! He never leaves our side, even if we cannot see him as we can each other.

I really hope that you enjoyed these 4 Inspirational Quotes and Bible Verses! Always remember to be yourself and trust in the Lord. He will not give us more then we can handle, and who we show up as in the world should be a light in all of the darkness.

Have a fantastic day, y’all! ✨