"What are we going to dress up like for Halloween?"
When Samantha asked her new friend, Ashley, this question, she didn't expect Ashley's weird response. The two friends were walking side by side down the hallway toward the lunch room. Ashley stopped and almost got plowed down by a line of fifth graders rushing into the cafeteria. If they kept standing there with Ashley staring at her, they were going to end up at the end of the lunch line. Which wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't pizza day. The cafeteria always ran out of pizza and those at the end of the line got reheated leftovers from the day before. If Ashley didn't get moving, they were going to be eating mushy corndogs.
I wish somebody had told me…Life isn't easy even when we love and follow God.
I used to think that becoming a Christian, loving God, and living the right way would make my life perfect! School would be a breeze (all A's, no studying.). I'd be super popular (can you say, Class President?). No more fights with my little brother (cause he'd be too busy doing my chores). Let's add in free hot fudge sundaes for life and you have my idea of heaven on earth.
Sister...that's not my story nor any other Christian's story I know.
Some people like to scrapbook, others like to make jewelry, and some like to play sports. Me? I like to take pictures of nature.
Why? Because it reminds me how big and awesome God is. God is the Creator of everything from waterfalls to a platypus. My favorite thing about taking pictures is it reminds me that no matter what I go through He is big enough to help me.
In life there are trials. Some trials are small like when a friend makes fun of you, but some trials are big like when someone in your family dies or someone is sick. Everyone goes through hard times. I have been through a few in my life, and I know there will be more.
You may be asking, Different Girl, what are trials you've been through?