Growing up in a Christian family, an all korean school where most of them go to church, I thought it would be pretty easy becoming a Christian. I mean, everybody was a Christian anyways, I knew the routine I knew the same story. Jesus Christ died for us.
But now, I’m still surrounded by Christians. I never knew the day would come where I actually thought, “Man, it’s hard being a Christian.” There’s a lot of pressure to do the right thing all the time. And sometimes I just want to stop and fall into the guilty pleasures of this world. It’s hard to avoid sin. Because the littlest sin like lying is like the same as murdering in God’s eyes. Sin is sin. It’s so easy being a Christian at like retreat because everyones just like praising and worshipping, but at school, nothings the same. There are so many people cheating, lying, gossiping, and it’s hard. I feel like I already let down God enough, so I feel more pressured to not do sin. Sometimes being a Christian is really hard, but in the end I know everything will be worth it.
God, help me to know you are an able god. Help me to know you want me to be joyful all the time. Help me to know you are never out to get me and delight in my joyfulness. Please help me to know that there is more to Christianity. I was so humbled in your presence at retreat. Please let me be humbled here at home too. Please let my relationship with you stay constant. I don’t want to be so spiritually high after retreat and just backslide. No, I want to keep my relationship with you, and only make it prosper. Help me Lord. Replace my eyes with faith.
Thank you God, for just really speaking to me. Thank you for making me realize all my sins that I didn’t realize before. Thank you for just giving me OKC, because there’s no other place that gives as much love. Coming to winter retreat, wasn’t a coincidence. I believe you placed me there for a reason, and I want to thank you so much. Cause I really enjoyed it.
Thank you Pastor Ronnie for so faithfully staying up with us in the mountains and preaching to us. I think all 4 passages really struck me because they were so applicable to my life. I think God really spoke to me through your passages, they were so fun to listen to and at the same time I didn’t notice things that have been hurting God. So yeah. Thankyou.
Thank you 8th grade, for listening to my problems and just being there for me, throughout the whole retreat.
Thank you retreat TEAM. TEAM TARGET.(; expect more, pay less. It was such a blessing being in team target , cause even though we were a quiet team, it was still really fun. Our willy wonka skit didn’t win, but it was fun just spreading the message of God.
Thank you staff for just making everything so perfect! For putting so much time into everything. I truly appreciate it.
I’m going to miss all the seniors. This was your last retreat and there are so many of you that I just look up to. You guys are really encouraging to me, and I really hope your last retreat was memorable. I tried putting more effort in your guys’ letters, but yeah. Visit next year! I wonder what retreats gonna be like without you guys.. I truly and honestly love you guys! Thank you for being such an inspiring group. I hope when our grade are seniors the junior high students look up to us as much as we look up to you guys.
Just yeah. Retreat was such a blessing, and I got to know so much new brothers & sisters in Christ. Everyone was so encouraging in their letters, and I honestly dreaded going home. & yeahh. I got so hyper on the last day and on the bus. I was asked like 4 times to put my head in a pillow and stay there. -o-. Sigh, but yeah. ♥ I honestly feel like OKC’s just different from other churches. I feel so loved, and welcomed all the time. It’s like my 2nd home, and I’m so grateful & blessed that God would just place me in this church.
“Everyone’s heartbroken nowadays, but I mean, we all just gotta move on. What’s the point of reminiscing when you know the person is no longer worth while; when they’re no longer who they used to be? When their heart is somewhere else? Do you think they still care for you, still sit there thinking about you? Because frankly, they don’t.”—(via constanceeelee)
Typical answers to what girls look for in a guy, looks, religion, and personality.
I think an important aspect for a guy is their background. Like do they treat their friends right? If they don’t treat their friends right, what makes you think they’ll treat you right? Their past. If they had their first kiss and you didn’t, you’re the only one that would be caring. The sparks won’t fly. If they’re a player, what makes you think they’ll give up their game for you? Promises end up broken.
I wish I looked good with my hair back off my face, I wish I looked good in trackies and a baggy jumper. I wish I looked good with no foundation on, just mascara, I wish I had perfect, flawless, spot-free skin. I wish I was naturally pretty. I wish I could roll out of bed, chuck random clothes on, scrap my hair back, dash out the door into the world. I wish wish wish I was naturally pretty.