Hello, lovely Hearters! Happy Sunday! I hope you've had an amazing day so far.

I'm doing something a little different today. So, I've been thinking about what articles to write for the future. I have my personal articles and the writers team articles. They are two completely separate categories. I have to think about talking less about my faith and more about what people would love to read.

I'm not upset at that. I'm so blessed to be part of the team. Unless I get several requests to writer a writers team article on something of that topic, I won't write about it. But, luckily, you can find faith-based articles on my own personal profile.

I've gained quite a bit of followers over this past year (thank you to all who follow me). But I feel like not many of you know the faith-driven side of me. So, today, I'm going to write this article introducing me and my faith. So, without further ado, let's get into it.


How did you come to know God?

So, my dad is a worship pastor and has been for about 19 years I believe (I'm almost 21). I spent quite a bit of time at my church. Growing up as a pastor's kid is actually pretty cool. My parents strived to make God known to us. We went to Sunday School every Sunday and participated in every Sunday activity and went to camp and VBS. Pretty much anything the church did (that allowed me and my siblings to be there), we were there.

Growing up in a church didn't really define who I was in my faith, though. I moved around quite a bit. And that was hard. I had panic attacks when I was in third grade. We were moving from the one place I ever knew and it was scary. I still didn't have my own faith, though. I would have to say I didn't have my own faith until high school.

I was really lost in middle school. My family had moved again before I started sixth grade. New friends, new place, new everything. But many problems. I was bullied. My grandpa was dying. And where we lived probably wasn't the best environment for me and my family. And then my dad got a job offer in where I live now.

In the process of packing our house, my parents visited here to look for houses while my siblings and I went to stay with our cousin. I've shared this story (the one I'm about to tell) so many times. It's my testimony, if you will. It changed my life forever.

While we were away from home (out of state), someone I knew (who was my age) died from an ATV crashed. She had a few classes with me. She was really nice. And a Christian. Seven people were involved in that crash. Out of the four girls in the ATV (that girl and three other girls I went to school with), she was the only Christian. And her life was cut short.

She suffered brain damage from the crash. A car didn't see them and hit them and she flew from the vehicle. And when my community needed it the most, I was gone. I was heartbroken. I didn't know her insanely well, but she always lit up a room. She just had that kind of personality. When I got back home, conversations with my friends were about her. I went to her memorial, then a week later, I moved nearly 800 miles away.

I just remember sitting at her memorial and thinking about how young she was and hearing all her friends share stories. They sang Blessed Be Your Name and other worship songs. This little blue bird (we were outside) started flying above the stage. Just one little blue bird. That night, I decided to turn my life around.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

I have a few.

Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future."

And Hebrews 6:19 - "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure."

What are your favorite Bible studies?

I have one that I'm really loving right now. I'm currently reading "Devoted" by Marjorie Jackson. I really recommend it for every teenage and young adult girl. It's been opening my eyes and helping me grow stronger in my faith.

I also love the book "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan.


This was just an introduction article. I would love to answer any questions you have, so don't be afraid to ask. I would love to hear from you. (And no questions are off limits...unless I feel uncomfortable with them.)

I want to start a series (I know, I know. I'm trying here) where I answer your questions. Have a question about faith in high school, college, friends, or anything of that nature? Just message me and I'll add it to an article.


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That's all I have for you today. I hope you have an amazing rest of your day and weekend. Remember to keep smiling. You never know who will need it.

XO,

Kaylee


Kaylee
Kaylee
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