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a update to my last blog

in my last blog post i wrote about how as Christians we're called to follow Christ no matter the cost. 
i wrote a little on this passage:
The Cost of Following Jesus: Luke 9:57-6257 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”60 And Jesus[g] said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.”62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
I'm reading the book Radical by David Platt and man is it good. here's his synopsis of the passage above: Jesus says, follow me and you might be homeless. follow me and leav…

missing home but finding Jesus

* this blog post has a lot of random twists and turns. so hang tight (: * **some portions of this blog post are inspired by the book Radical by David Platt**
currently i'm sitting on my bed with my fan blowing, worship music playing, bug net hanging overhead. i'm covered in bug bites, my finger has been sliced open by a fan, and i should be working on my homework.
today i've felt lonely. i feel tired. and i want to come home.
i want to see my family and love on my dog in real life, and not on a screen. i want to meet up with friends for snowcones & stay up late talking about anything and everything. i want to soak in the luxury of air conditioning and go on a drive in an automatic car. i'd love to eat a reeses peanut butter cup or chicken tenders. i'd love to wear a cute sundress and go on a date with luke. i'd love to go hike at the pinnacles before summer veritas. i'd really enjoy a slush from sonic or a game of ultimate frisbee. i'd like to watch fixer upper with…

my advice on sorority recruitment

my advice on sorority recruitment, how Christ fits in, thank yous,  & a goodbye.

for the past three years i have been a part of an amazing sorority. i've pomped hundreds of hours, flyered for nearly every event, sat through endless chapter meetings, participated in philanthropy nights, worn my letters proudly, been initiated, been given amazing opportunities and i have met some amazing young women.
it's a no-brainer that sororities have stereotypes. but here's something not a lot of people think about: those stereotypes don't define every girl. don't be swayed by these. it's silly. not every single girl in a sorority is wild.  not every girl has a 4.0 GPA. not every girl is rich. not every girl is a snot, or a beauty queen, or a nerd, or a legacy. every girl is unique. and every girl is important.

as a former Pi-Chi (a girl who steps away from her sorority to help lead the freshman girls through recruitment) - i got to see a lot more emotions than anyone else sees. 
i had g…


guys, God is good. oh so good.


i pray that you'll read this until the end.
i pray that the Lord will use this little blog post as a seed for His kingdom.
i pray that if you feel led, that you'll share this post with others
to encourage them and to allow Christ's message to be spread through the nations. 

*if you don't know me, my name is Shelby and I'm currently living in Jinotega, Nicaragua and serving as a missionary/intern at Children of Destiny, a Christian orphanage here in Jinotega. I use this little blog of mine to write about my love for Christ and the random happenings/thoughts I experience in life*


if you read my last few blog posts, you know that i was struggling. struggling with handing things over to Christ and trusting in Him. i felt alone and lost and tired. but thankfully, Christ worked through the LifeCenter team, through the various sermons from the Crossing, and through friends and family who continued to encourage me…