the world needs more encouragers + YA today || {WE HAVE SUPERPOWERS}

Saturday, July 15, 2017

the world needs more encouragers.

sometimes, a bit of encouragement, or even a smile, can be the difference between life or death. it could make a difference that you may never even know about on this earth!

"keep going. keep writing. keep doing what you're going." << an elderly man from the blueberry patch we went to said this to me. my sisters and I just randomly started a conversation and soon we were chatting with five other people as we picked up a bunch of blueberries. XD We heard a lot of their travels, and they wanted to know what we liked to do, and wanted to do in the future. he said that before we left, and wow, I never knew a few simple words could really mean so much. but it's true.

we have to keep going. we have to keep writing. we have to keep doing what we're doing.

WE are the generation that can stand strong and defeat the "normal" YA books of today. we are the writers. the voices. the storytellers.

we can break the silence.
we can do this.

But it's not easy. It's not easy to stay strong, follow Christ, and stay on the straight path. It's not easy to be abnormal. face it, it's hard. It's gonna be hard. We don't just start on the straight path, we stay on it.
life following Jesus isn't normal. it isn't easy, but it's worth it.

This is why we need to encourage more. We have the power, why don't we use it? my younger siblings have played a game where they ask "what super power would you have if you could have any one you want?"
well, guys, this is real. We have the power to make an impact. We have the power of encouragement - the power to make words that are clean, enjoyable and God-honoring. The power to smile, to speak words to strangers, friends, and family and tell them about Jesus. 

We all have superpowers. Let's use them.

has anyone ever said something encouraging that has really made an impact for you?
do you use your superpowers enough?

22 comments

  1. Yesssss, I totally agree with this, girl! <3 Love the firework photos!

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  2. Loved this post and your perspective girl! We're soo alike!! I so loved those pics too xx

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    1. i'm so glad to hear so many people agree! it's encouraging to hear. thanks, Paige! <33

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  3. Yesyesyes. We hear enough discouragement from ourselves, the people who believe in us and who tell us we aren't crazy for wanting to do what we want to do are the ones who change our lives and help us power through the negativity.
    Great post! :)

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    1. ugh yes. self discouragement. xP totally agreed - it's amazing what even a few words can do, and how they can make such an impact. thanks, Hannah!

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  4. Wow, this is so so true! It's easy to forget about our superpowers :P but thanks for reminding us! I really needed that today :) Keep writing, Sarah.

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    1. agh, yes, same. It's easy to fall into discouraging thoughts of not being able to do something.. xP aww, I'm so glad it helped, Ashley! thank you <33

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  5. oh. my. gosh. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND TRUE AND AMAZING. Honestly, every time I'm in blogsphere I'm encouraged, be it from comments I get that nearly make me cry or incredible posts like this. Everyone says it's so hard to change the world, but it's really just one person making a stand for something, and the others finding the courage to do the same until a million people are standing.

    <3
    audrey caylin

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    1. omw THANK YOU, AUDREY <333 so same, it's amazing how the blogger community has just seemed to rise up and encourage one another lately. so agreed. even if we can't change the whole world, we can still do something. <33

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  6. Everything about this post is so awesome!!! I love what you said about the fact that we have the power to create good and powerful literature because DUDE THAT'S SO INSPIRING!!! It's something I tend to forget, but it's so true! I complain about the lack of clean, wholesome books, but we are some of the ones who can write the stories we want to see.

    Beautiful pictures, as always, and I absolutely loved your use of the Magic Schoolbus GIF. #memories

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    1. awwee, thank you so much, Abi!! I agree, it's can be hard not to follow the way and write what others do. when I started writing, I actually set guidelines for myself because I /wanted/ to write clean books. We can write the books that we want to read. We can do this!

      lol, the Magic Schoolbus WAS the best kid show. they actually have it on Netflix too *grins* XD

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  7. YES YES YES ALL THE YES.

    (beautiful photos, too!)

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    1. *cheers with you*

      (and eeeppp, thanks! <3)

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  8. And I say I agree. We have the freewill to do the things we want, to do good things for other people. That's the important thing :)

    Homed: Life in Sugar & Spice

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    1. oohh, that's a good one. It's true, we /do/ have the freewill, it's our choice to do what we want with it. We can fill the world with more dirty books, or write clean interesting ones that we want to read. thanks, Fiona! <33

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  9. Wonderful thoughts! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. of course, Arnica, thank you for reading!

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  10. As a relative newcomer to the writers' blogging community, I'm always amazed at how encouraging everyone is. <3 Now I just have to pass some of that on to the people I know in real life. :)

    Jem Jones

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    1. it is amazing, isn't it?? I love seeing how we all stick together and are able to find people that understand and agree with things like this topic. truth, Jem, that's something I need to remember more! it's not just the blogging community that needs to hear this, but other people in the world as well. thank you! <33

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  11. I just love this so much. Also, your pictures are gorgeous. <3333

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*waves* hey there! thanks so much for commenting - just please remember to keep it clean <33

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