Showing posts from August, 2020

Top 7 Questions Homeschoolers Are Asked

 Hey y'all! As most of y'all know by now, I am homeschooled, and have been my entire life. I've gotten A LOT of questions about being homeschooled. This post is meant to be funny, and there is absolutely no shade meant to be thrown on anyone!! Please don't take these too seriously! Here are my Top 7 Questions Homeschoolers Are Asked. 1. How do you have a social life/Do you have friends? Surprisingly, I get this one all the time.  I really don't understand. Yes, I have friends!! Church is a great way to meet people. If you play sports, there's another way (and yes, before you ask, homeschoolers do play sports.) to meet great people. Also, if you have friends of friends, often times you meet the nicest people that way. 2. Do you get to do school in your pajamas? This has many different answers depending on who you talk to. For me personally, I do not wear my pajamas to school because I have to get up, get ready, and be downstairs to start school by 8:00. But ye

Letting Go

 Do you struggle with control? I know I do. As a sixteen year old, the rest of my life seems to loom upon me. I've really struggled these past few months with control. I only have two more years left in highschool, and then what? College? If so, where? What degree? What do I want to do with my life? How will I know what God wants for my life? I'm sixteen, I should really have these things figured out by now. My friends know what they want to be. Why can't I decide? These thoughts swirled around my mind endlessly, giving me no break. Last Sunday night, I was at home watching our church service live on the tv. The church had a guest family there that night. I was moved by their story. He and his wife were told by multiple doctors they would never be able to have children. However, they had 5 biological children and adopted 4 more. Nine children in total, ranging from ages 18 to 6! Then, this family was called to become missionaries in South Africa. So they went. And there the

Announcing the Winner of The Giveaway!!

 Hey y'all! I know you're ready to see the winner, so this intro isn't going to be long. My Dad recorded my sister and I picking out the name! Congratulations to the lucky winner! Watch the video below to find out who won!! And the winner is.... * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Madalynn McKinney!! Congrats Madalynn!

SawyerMarie's Blog Tour!

Hey y'all! The giveaway is almost over, so please, if you haven't entered yet, you still have until Monday to enter! I've gotten so many entrants already and I'm super stoked to see the winner! Many of y'all may have already seen the lovely blogger SawyerMarie's blog post today about the blog tour! I think this is such a cool concept, and I think the word needs to be spread more! She and 6 other bloggers are sharing their inspirations from God for 7 days in a row, providing hope in these unprecedented times! As you already know, I strongly believe the world could use much more hope. I am so excited to read these posts from these 7 bloggers willing to do this for the glory of God! If you haven't already been to check out the blog post, it is up and ready to be viewed ;)! Go check it out  HERE . I am so excited to see how God uses these sweet people for the good! If you find her post a blessing to you, don't be afraid to share it with others! Now, run alon


 Hey y'all! I've got a super exciting post today! I have decided to do a giveaway! There isn't a particular reason for this, (although I did just pass my 20 posts mark๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜‰) but I thought it would be fun to do! So, what am I giving away? A $10 giftcard to a place of your choice! Amazon, Walmart, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, the possibilities are endless! Here are the rules: Follow my blog If you subscribe to it as well, you get another entry! Share my blog/this post with at least one friend; for every extra friend, you get another entry! (And no, posting it on your blog doesn't count, sorry!) Comment on this post how many entries you should get, plus where you would want your $10 giftcard to! The contest lasts 1 week. That means you have until next Monday to enter! The winner will be announced Tuesday of next week Just for clarification: if you follow my blog, share it with 1 friend, and comment telling me where you would want your giftcard to if you won, you get one entry. I


8:07 EST, Sunday, August 9th, 2020, NC I glance at my clock while finagling my necklace, trying to get it untangled from 10 other necklaces. Shoot. I should have been downstairs 2 minutes ago. As I try to think of what else I need to get before leaving for church, my thoughts are interrupted by a low rumble. What in the world? Is it thundering?  Suddenly, I feel a slight movement under my feet. I look up, and the necklaces that are hanging in my closet are slowly swinging back and forth. They were still just two seconds ago. A quick thought flashes through my mind. Earthquake? But it couldn't be! We never have earthquakes in North Carolina. And if we do, we almost never feel them!   Was that just me? Am I imagining things? "Chad?" I hear my mother calling my Dad's name from downstairs in the kitchen. Nope, definitely not just me. "What was that?" I come out on our landing as Mom asks the question.  Yes, it was an earthquake. Nothing devastating, of course,

A Quick Life Update

Hey y'all! I just wanted to write a quick post today! School is starting soon (I start next Monday), and it seems crazy to me that summer is drawing to a close. With school starting soon, I wanted to let y'all know that I might not be able to post as much, due to my busy schedule (I know, I'm really not posting enough right now!). But hang in there. I've got some ideas, and with a little bit of time, they will turn into super fun blog posts (hopefully ;))! Also, is there anything you would like me to write about? I've thought about doing a series of blog posts (like a part 1,2, & 3 type of posts), but I don't know what that would look like. Any ideas?  The weather here in NC has been HOT. Like, we are sweltering over here. We have had several big thunderstorms, with thunder loud enough to shake the house, lol, but besides that, it has been in the high 90's. As in 90 degrees. Phew! Life has been pretty busy lately, due to getting ready for school.  So, wh