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On The Life Of An Ordinary Teenager

In order to be happy, you need to be strong. When people are mean to you or they simply on't like you at all, you only need to remember the good things about life and those who really care about you. Emiline was not very happy in the fact that i got over them and i had moved on. She doesn't like to see me happy because she doesn't approve of my existing. When things get tough and you think that you have no friends and every break of the day at school is extremely long, there are people that you will find who actually like your presence.

In P.E, we had different options. Soccer, basketball, badminton or hockey off-ice. I liked soccer i was going to play soccer but soccer was organized with the bigger kids and i didn't feel like being judged from people who think i'm immature because it's my first year in high school. Badminton sucks because we've been playing it for a couple months now and basketball.... The girls were playing. I wasn't escaping my problem just choosing not to deal with it at the present moment. My brother plays hockey and he's a defense. So, i thought i could kick some hockey ass. I chose hockey off-ice and had the time of my life. My childhood friend, Isabella, invited me to be with her other two friends because we were playing with another class. I was the only girl in my class who had the guts to play hockey with the boys. I definitely have defense in my blood because i never let the puck get in the goal. I was mostly playing against my ex, Alexander, and he is a very competitive guy but he is the first guy who loved me like crazy.

I sadly messed up my chances with him but believe it or not, i'm starting to get emotions for him again. He loved me so much to the point of being so nervous, he couldn't eat. He told me himself, that's how i know. But there's this other guy, Finn. He is really nice with me and he's a very sweet guy. I'm officially stuck in a love triangle.

Engage and Win

On Family Minister Wannabe

In the 1997 NBA Finals the Bulls were playing a tough fought game 6 against the Utah Jazz. Wtih 25 seconds to go, the score was tied at 86 and the Bulls had the ball for what everyone thought would be the final shot of the game. Everyone in the world thought that final shot would come from a guy named Michael Jordan (maybe you’ve heard of him). The shot went up and fell in for a 88-86 lead that ended in a 90-86 win and the 5th NBA Championship in 7 years for the Chicago Bulls. But, Michael didn’t take the game winning shot the point guard, Steve Kerr, took it and buried it. Steve Kerr was the hero of one of the best NBA Finals games in history.

This is a great lesson for us as parents! You see, everyone, including the coach, Jordan, and Steve Kerr expected Jordan to take the final shot. Kerr, after passing the ball off to Pippen, could have and maybe should have disengaged. He could have just stood away from Jordan to give him space and time to take the shot. BUT HE DIDN’T! He was fully engaged in the play! He got to a spot where Jordan could pass him the ball if he needed to pass and when Jordan did pass, Kerr took the shot he was presented and nailed it for a win.

We have to be this way as parents in all things with our kids, but especially when it comes to their spiritual lives! We must be ENGAGED! It’s easy to look to the church or the Youth Minister (see what I did there, made myself Michael Jordan in this illustration) and watch or disengage and let others do the work, but that’s not how God designed it! God gave your children to you for you to disciple and that has always been the plan!

Deuteronomy 6:6-7, “6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

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