I am a graduated high school student who has spent much of her life in the following two spheres: firstly, learning new bits and pieces of educational information, and secondly, fantasizing creative stories both for my own enjoyment and for the pleasure of others. The completion of my high school education, which I'll be talking … Continue reading What I Could Forget
I've finished high school but have yet to be enrolled in college. In the meantime, however, there has still been plenty of stuff for me to do and in which to get involved, thanks especially to how our church works and to a number of extracurricular things that I've still wished to someday learn and/or … Continue reading Self-Accomplishment: Is It a Good Thing?
I said a long, long time ago on here that I would write down all of the adventures that I had as a first-time volunteer with Joni and Friends in a Family Retreat. That time was great and I learned a lot of things. But I can't afford to tell the rest of the story … Continue reading The Rest of a JaF Family Retreat from a First-Time Volunteer’s P.O.V.
(As you can see, I wasn't upset that it didn't.) In my last post, I talked about a few things that I learned that are important for writing any good story. Now I'm going to talk about how I've been trying my best to put them into practice. I didn't really start my current Work … Continue reading A Story Idea that Refused to Go Away
I told everybody, even when I was just old enough to make up the silliest stories and write them down, that I wanted to be an author when I grew up. Over time, the dream flickered, and sometimes it went out. Writing a story that would get published, first off, seemed like something that I … Continue reading To Make Up a Story
I don't remember whether I forgot to call Mom and Dad or my parents were unable to pick up the phone. Either way, I settled back into my hotel-style room with all of the day's events in my mind but any telling about them to my family delayed. It was a comfortable place, although not … Continue reading Secret Thoughts of a First Time Volunteer at Joni and Friends, Part 3
The hall grew quietly thick with Short Term Missionaries on their way to the lounge area, where more unexpected surprises would happen. It had been a long day full of traveling, meeting each other, and listening under intense training sessions in preparation for when the real campers who were on their actual vacations would come. … Continue reading Secret Thoughts of a First-Time Volunteer at Joni and Friends, Part 2
On June 27th, 2017, my gracious Dad drove me at my request to a Joni and Friends Family Retreat in Navasota, Texas. They had accepted my application to be a volunteer short-term missionary (STM) at the camp for one week! (For anyone who might be unfamiliar with Joni and Friends, it would do you good … Continue reading The Secret Thoughts of a First-Time Volunteer for Joni and Friends, Part 1