A few of my favorite things. (part two)

Holidays just make me happy! The music, the decorations, the sweet essence of candles. Everyone is in their best mood, who couldn’t be? Everywhere you go you see christmas trees, carolers, and candy. There is something truly magical about this time of year. Children quickly roll snowmen, trying to find just the right sticks for the arms. On every hill are great quantitudes of sledders, and the roads are filled with people coming to see their loved ones. So as you sip your cinnamon tea, cook your turkey, or hang your stockings, don’t forget to be thankful!:) ❤ Aubrey

This world has nothing for me.

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Like the title says, This world has nothing for me. I don’t need a cell phone, a car, a house, a boyfriend, money, fame or a perfect body. In fact, I am far from all of those things! Society tricks us into thinking that all of those things are SO important and sure, they’re great to have but none of those things matter! Life as we know it revolves around objects. You have to be beautiful to be popular or in some cases, to get a job. You need a cell phone so you can text all of your friends or a beach body to show off your swimsuit, and money to buy all of the latest trendy clothing industries have to offer. I’ll admit, I love to be fashionable and show my style, or put a check into my bank account, waiting until I have enough money to buy something. I love having money! Who doesn’t? With money, you are powerful. You have the world at your fingertips. You have purpose. But with all these things, it is never enough is it? When I got this laptop, I was thrilled! I can have the freedom of owning my own computer and not have to share it! But after a while, I looked at the new Macbooks and thought “Wow! Look at how sleek, thin, and well designed that is! If I had one of those I would be happy.” Bad Aubrey! We as humans NEVER have enough because that is our nature. So if we can’t have enough, then why not have none at all? In the Bible, a rich, succesful man approaches Jesus and says “Master, how do I inherit eternal life?” To which Jesus replied “You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother etc.” “But Master!” He replied. “I have followed all of these commandments.” Jesus answered “There is one thing you lack. Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven.” And the man went away sadly, for he had great possesions. This is a perfect example of what I’m trying to say. The rich man loved his possesions to a point where they became primary in his eyes. I am NOT saying that it is wrong to have money or nice things, I am saying that a lot of us are somewhat controlled by them. To companies we are consumers but really, I would say that we are the ones being consumed in this situation! For $500 you can buy the new Ipad 3, but with that same amount of money you can sponsor a starving child for TWO YEARS. You can be the person who makes a difference in the lives of both children and adults throughout the globe. In the end, only people matter. Whether it’s the girl you called a name, or the boy you teased, it all comes down to the day we all stand before God. We will be held accountable for every little thing we ever did. There are SO many people in this world who have NEVER even heard the name Jesus before! While we sit and text, there is someone dying of a disease or starvation, having never heard anything about God! Every three seconds, someone dies of starvation. Every. Three. Seconds. Can you Imagine living your whole life not knowing anything about eternity, to only die because you don’t have food and then to top it all off, end up in Hell?! That’s hardly fair if you ask me. But we are extremely capable of helping these people! If we spent a tenth of the money we use to but clothes and one hour of the day on our fancy devices, it would make a HUGE difference! Even in this country people are killing themselves becasue of insecurity, hatred, broken hearts, rejection. We need to reach out to these people who just need to be loved. So think about that this week. Think about how you can make a difference in your school, church or even your own home. We were created for a purpose, and that is to glorify God in ALL we do. And we can glorify him by telling the world about him and his undying, unfailing, incredible love for us. ❤ Aubrey