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Clogging Dance Team

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Click READ MORE to watch the video! If you've ever joined a sport, or participate in an outside activity, you know how fun it can be to do what you love with friends! I love to dance, and it's fun to dance on your own. But it can be even more fun to dance with friends. As the school semester is getting closer, I encourage you to seek out new opportunities for friendships. Think of an area in life you can grow in and make friends!

Camp Clips!

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There is nothing like a week at youth camp! This summer I went with two sisters to a new place called Eagle Sky. Although the services were the main part and powerful, I also have some fun clips from our activities. If you haven't been to a church camp, I recommend it for all teens. Also, check out one of my previous posts to learn more about if camp is for you.
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Flesh vs. Spirit

When do you submit? 
Even though I am a very committed Christian, at times I find myself wanting worldly desires. I know it’s in all of us; it’s our human nature. But I never thought I would feel so strongly about these temptations I know are bad! Have you ever felt this? It’s like we know they are wrong, but it doesn’t take the fact away we want that. One of my weaknesses as a young girl was stubbornness. My mom remembers several occasions on which I would not listen to authority. 
The Popsicle
“Alright, Candice and Kelly. It’s popsicle time!” Mom enthusiastically announced, sitting my sister and I down at the table. Kelly, the blonde-headed angel received her Popsicle graciously. I, on the other hand, refused. “I don’t want to eat a Popsicle.” I declared. Startled by the stubbornness of her oldest child, and new to the whole discipline world, Mom stared at me confused. “What do you mean you won’t eat your Popsicle?” And after many attempts to sweet-talk me into eating it, she decided …

Is Camp for Me?

Is camp for me? You've probably been faced with this question at some point in your life. Maybe it's because your best friend is always talking about how fun camp was, and you don't want to miss out.  Or perhaps you feel a little curious every time your youth camp promo video plays. 
Whatever sparked your interest, camp has caught your eye. You hear stories about God moving in students hearts. Sometimes you wish you could experience that. You hear about the games, competitions, team cheers, small group sessions, and dorm pranks. But something in you is a little hesitant...what would the camp be like? Would you know anyone there? And, the more you think about it, the idea of getting wet and muddy doesn't sound inviting. Eh...you might try it someday. But not today. Besides, your summer is crazy with other activities.  Don't buy those excuses! Don't you realize that Satan is trying to get you to miss out on what could be the best week of your life? Have you ever …

How To Host A Friend

We've all been in that embarrassing situation where there's nothing to do with a friend. Don't go there again! 

Even if you're an introvert, provide a List of Fun to your BFF and let her pick (or if she says, "whatever." then you pick!) which one to do. I have done this multiple times. Once, It ended up being pretty random, but a few years ago we made a music video/movie about our fun Valentine's Day. The point was that we had fun, thought beyond the ordinary, (such as watching TV all day, being on SM, etc.) and made the most most of our time together. 

Listed below are some ways to make the most of your time with friends:

Draw or paintMake up a danceWrite a song Preform a playMake cookies or other fun treatsMake a movie (My personal favorite!)BoardgamesPlay outsidePlay an instrument
Take a walkWatch a favorite movie (then get up and act it out!) 
Make friendship bracelets (an old but good way to keep a friendship throughout summer!) 

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Take June 1st

Summer is rush season...not just for you, but for most people. It's a season when studies lay off, and there's time on your hands for extra daily requirements. People are extremely surprised because   there is so many "to do's" on a daily basis. There's no doubt things have to be accomplished, but are they really necessary? Simplify your life in 10 easy ways: 
1: Actively.  You weren't made to be doing something every second of the day. Your body needs rest. Say no to the yoga class, or the swim team. Leave time in your day to sit on the porch swing and read a book. According to Scholastic, children who have imagination playtime will strengthen their social, emotional, language, and thinking skills of a child. Be a thinker, and don't bother attending activities. Learn on your own! This is true for all of us. The more rest, the more clarity. 
2: Socially. Turn off your phone for an hour of the day. Read or write a paper. Give your eyes, mind, and though…

5 Keys to a Happy Summer

It's summer Y'ALL!!!

Look back at your year...how have you changed? What new friendships did you make? How much have you achieved? Whatever it might've been like, now is the time to put on your extravert self and jump in the pool!

1: Step Back. Take some time away from stressful things: electronics, confusing books, cold showers, early mornings, late nights, etc. Maybe for you its missing a scroll through Social Media to take a nature walk, or swimming with a friend instead of snap-chatting her. Give it some thought! God wants us to be refreshed...so don't feel guilty if you sleep past 8, or eat breakfast in your pajamas­čść

2:Organize. Summer is the time to get done what you want to during the school year.
-Organize your drawers.
-Vacuum your room.
-Clear the porch leaves for your mom.
-Dust your room.
-Clean your shower.
-Get rid of that item that keeps bothering you!
For me, it felt good to change my sheets and switch some things around in my room. If you think organiza…