30 Day Cleanse


Okay, you may be thinking “Hold on, I didn’t think this was a health blog” or “It’s not even time for New Years resolutions yet.” But this is something I think you’ll like. And if you don’t like it, at least maybe you’ll be challenged a little bit.

As you may have surmised by now, my life has been one big box of tangled Christmas lights lately. Only this one has deadlines. Big ones. And dreams too. Big dreams. I’ve decided to study nursing in college which starts next year. But if any of you have been through this process before, you know that getting ready for college starts waaay earlier, especially if you’re hoping for a good looking transcript and some nice scholarships. So let me get to the point.

I need time. But not just that. I need to use the time I have as wisely as possible. Carpe diem. So I’m starting a life cleanse. Like I mentioned, it is a bit early for the resolutions so no pressure, but maybe this will give y’all some ideas.

First, I’m quitting my job… today. I’m putting in my two weeks and I’ll be out by January 6th, exactly one year from being hired. A first job can only last so long, and while I enjoyed aspects of it, it’s definitely time to move on. I’m planning to post soon about my work experience so stay tuned for some cool stories.

Second, also starting today, I begin preparing for the SAT. I’m giving myself exactly one month and God willing I can improve my score 140 points from last time and get into my dream college. 1-2 hours a day MINIMUM should give me the preparation I need but will require focus. I’ll also be applying for one scholarship per day because those deadlines are approaching quickly. This all will mean I’ll spend more time on more profitable things and have less time for things that don’t matter.

Next–and I know you’ve been waiting for this–I’m doing a social media fast. This doesn’t include basic/necessary communication but it does cut out the scrolling through other people’s business that takes up my valuable time. God knows we need a break from that kind of information overload every once in a while.

Also, I’m working on my health. Cleaning up your diet around the holidays is not easy but hey, I always like a challenge. This also includes exercising regularly (let me know if you want a copy of my fitness plan ūüėČ). In addition, I’m tweaking my daily routine, using a minimum or no makeup, prioritizing a healthy amount of sleep, and getting the right nutrients in my body.

Lastly, and most importantly, the change that no cleanse is complete without. I want to not only submit every day to God but submit to God every day. I desire that my life choices honor my Creator. The way we spend our time and energy matters to God! Our health matters to God! Our educations and careers matter to God! Our heavenly Father wants the very best for us. He wants us the organize our lives to better serve in His kingdom. Christ deserves our first fruits. He deserves our first thankful breath in the morning, our praise when the day is over, and every ounce of strength we have in between.

So, PLEASE check back here soon for new posts as I will be updating you all on how this cleanse goes and sharing lessons I learn along the way!

Meanwhile, let me challenge you with this…

-Are there any steps you could take to improve your education or career?

-Is there a time consuming part of your daily routine that you could healthily live without?

-Is social media taking up too much time or emotional energy?

-Are there changes you could make to improve your physical health?

-Are you currently giving God an important place in your schedule and heart?

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Making Hard Decisions

We make decisions everyday. What will I wear? What will I eat? How will I spend my time? Most of those are relatively easy to decide but what about the difficult decisions that we have to make in life? What should I do with my life? Should I accept this job, marry this person, buy this house? etc. How can we make decisions that will glorify God?

Many people you ask in the world may say, “Just follow your heart.” or “Have confidence in yourself and make the best¬†decision¬†you can.” or “Talk to a¬†counselor¬†” But the problem with these “solutions” is that you can’t be certain that you’re making¬†the right choice. Yes, counseling can be very helpful (Pro 11:14) but even the wisdom of man is as foolishness compared to God (1 Cor 1:25).

The bible says that if anyone needs wisdom, he should ask God and it will be given to him (James 1:5). God has plans for you and he knows what is best for you (Jer 29:11) so put your trust in Him instead of trusting in fallible man. In doing this, you can have confidence that you are honoring God in your decision.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6


Life’s Path

Life’s Path
by Perry Boardman

Many go down life’s path with lofty plans¬†
To amass a great fortune of houses and lands 

And to live a life of pleasure and ease, 
Thinking happiness can be found in these.

Others pursue power and worldwide fame 
To be known by all and win their acclaim. 

But those without God who attain these goals 
Soon find emptiness remains in their souls.

They could not find true happiness 
For life’s void cannot be filled with this.¬†

If only they realized this will not last 
Since life is fleeting and will soon be past.

Wealth, worldly pleasure, fame, and power 
Will all be gone at death’s dark hour.¬†

And beyond the grave when eternity begins 
Those unsaved will be judged for their sins!

If only they would believe in God’s Son¬†
And repent of the sinful deeds they’ve done,¬†

Then they could go down life’s path¬†
Not needing to worry about God’s wrath.

They would have the joy they longed for, 
Inner peace, contentment, and much more 

For when their lives on earth shall end 
Heavenly bliss would at once begin!