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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!

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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

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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

My Testimony//Part 3

Okay, so in the last post, we left off with me stating that I believed God's plan was better than mine, but I didn't trust in His process. After a few months, I had at least realized that I was in this situation, so I might as well try to make the best of it. I started to try and apply myself at the different churches. I started a sermon notes journal, as that helped me to better pay attention in church. I (kind of, sort of) tried to reach out and talk to some of the teenagers at the different churches. For some reason, though, this extrovert, for once in her life, didn't feel like talking to people. And yet I expected everyone to want to be friends with me. I remember complaining to my mom one Sunday afternoon that no one was talking to me. "Well, did you try talking to them?" Uhhh kinda? I think I had walked over to a group of girls and said hello, and they seemed friendly, and said hello back. But as I didn't really try to continue a conversation, they even

My Testimony//Part 2

We're back for part 2 of my testimony! In the last post, I left off on the day my parents told my sister and I that we were leaving our church of almost 15 years. I had told God that I would trust Him, but as I said in the last post, that's wayyyy easier said than done.  Starting out, I had no idea what to expect. For the first month, I wouldn't know where we were going to church until Saturday night. Dad would pray about it all week, and would then tell the family what church we were going to, usually the day before. Man, I missed the security of knowing where I was going to church. After about a month, we stopped adding new churches to our list of places to visit. For the first couple months, we rotated around 4 churches. The first Sunday of the month was spent at one, the second at another, and so on. Every Sunday we would have a family discussion, talking about what we had liked about that church, and what we had disliked. At first, there wasn't much about any of th