Would I Actually Go Back?

"If only I could go back..." I found myself seemingly stuck in this thought process. If only I could go back to that happy memory. If only I could go back to when I was friends with those people. If only I could go back to those summer nights. If only I could go back... And then God began to speak to me through the middle of my "wish I could go back to..." What if I went back? Here's the thing. God has brought me through every hard time I've ever gone through and has made me stronger through it. Do I have everything figured out now? No. However, if you had told me last year in like July that I would have gone through all the stuff that I did in a year, I probably would've curled up in the fetal position and cried (P.S. that's why God doesn't let us see into the future, lol). Through every trial and tribulation, God has brought me through and made me stronger. I am not the same girl I was a year ago, and for that, I am grateful. Instead of looking

Two Years Later...

     One month away from being two years since the last time I posted...      I have no clue how often I'll post on here, if at all. But I felt the Lord leading me to post something like a life update, and Instagram didn't feel like the right place to post this time. Anyways, here we are, on a random Saturday night in April.      The past few weeks have been nothing less than some of the most refreshing weeks of my life. I'm the happiest I've been in a long time, and I owe it all to Jesus. This post is basically just me bragging on Him, because my heart has been so full and I have to share.       I'm less than a month away from finishing my first year at college, and the year has been...eventful, to say the least. God moved me ten and a half hours away from friends and family, and I. regret. nothing. I'm not gonna lie, my first semester was rough , to say the least. This isn't meant to be a sad post, but in order to talk about how amazing my God is, I have t

Answers to the Q&A! (part 2)

Hey y'all! It's time for the answers to the Q&A from last week! Thank you to all who asked questions, this was fun to do! Where do you want to go to college? I'm not entirely sure, but the only one I have seriously thought about is a college down in Florida, possibly getting an elementary education degree. I'm still praying about that, however. Are you an indoors or an outdoors person? This depends on the day, honestly. I love being outside in the summer, but in the winter, I really do not like the cold, so I'm definitely more of an indoor person then. Do you love meeting new people or just being with the ones you know already? I am an extrovert, and love meeting new people! However, I do feel like it can be more difficult to do as a teenager. Whenever my family moved to a different church, I was obviously forced to make new friends. At first I found it hard to do this, but I met many great people at the church I attend now! However, if I had not decided to make

Happy Mother's Day!!//One Year Anniversary of Caleigh's Random Thoughts//Q&A!

Hey y'all! It's been over a month since I last posted (yikes) but today is the one year anniversary for this blog! How crazy is that! I haven't been too active for awhile now, but a lot has happened on this blog!! In honor of the one year anniversary, I decided to do another Q&A! I did one shortly after starting this blog, so I figured it was time for an update! Please leave all your questions in the comments below, and I will answer them in a week's time (hopefully ;)). As far as life has gone, it has been quite crazy lately. Yesterday I took the SAT for the first time, and that was very interesting for sure! Being homeschooled, I didn't think that I would know anyone when I would take it. However, a good friend of mine happened to need to take it at the same time, and so we got signed up to take it together. Unfortunately, we were not in the same room, or the same floor of the building for that matter, but it still calmed my nerves having him there to walk in

I'm Back!!

Hey y'all! I sincerely apologize for not posting for almost 3 months . Has it really been that long? Yes, yes it has. I did not intend on abandoning this blog for that long, but here we are, two and a half months later. I just now have seen the comments asking where I'm at, and I apologize for not responding to those. However, I am back and I don't intend on being gone that long again. Thank you so much for your patience!  So, where have I been? Well, to be honest, I've been living my life. Nothing drastic happened, and I celebrated my seventeenth birthday a couple months ago :). I really don't have an explanation as to why I haven't posted, but I am sorry! I had no idea the last time I posted that it would be the last time for quite awhile. Sheesh!! I plan on posting more "devotional" type posts in the future, so stay tuned :). School has been quite busy these days, and I got behind at one point, so I am just now *finally* getting caught back up.  Y&#

Just Be Held

Hey y'all! I just wanted to write a quick post today, to hopefully give a little encouragement. This morning as I was getting ready, I remembered a song that I hadn't heard in a very long time. It took me a few moments to hum along to the song, trying to remember the name. Once I did, I asked my Google Assistant to play it. What was the song, you may ask? Just Be Held by Casting Crowns. Wow. I hadn't heard the song in sooooo long, and it's hard to describe how much I needed to hear it this morning.  I'm not sure how the rest of the states are doing, but currently in NC there is a high spike in COVID-19. Specifically in the county that I live in. We are back on lockdown, and our church services (at my church specifically) have been online only for the past few weeks. I started college classes again this past Monday, and they have been completely online (using Microsoft Teams). We were supposed to go back in-person January 25, but I received an email this morning sayi

My Testimony//Part 4 *Finale*

The week after making the official announcement that we would be joining Church A, my parents met with the pastor of this church, and they decided to join on January 19, 2020, exactly 8 months after leaving our old church. That evening service, the pastor called my family up, as he already knew we were joining, and I cannot describe how full my heart was. Even as I type this, my heartbeat quickens just thinking about it. It was the best feeling ever .  So, it's practically been a year since my family joined "Church A" (and yes, the church does have an actual name ;)). What have I learned? I've learned so much. Seriously. I've learned to trust God through it all, the tough times and the smooth times. In February 2020, the church had a revival. One of those nights I made the commitment (to myself and to God) to make 2020 my year to grow closer to the Lord, continuing on my journey of growing closer to Him. That was my goal last year, and wow has the Lord shown me so