As March begins, many schools are anticipating or concluding their winter vacations.
Me and many others are treasuring every moment of our precious freedom, abstaining from anything education-related, and dreading the moments when we’ll have to set our alarm clocks to 5:45 am the night before vacation ends.
Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely love to learn! But it’s also important to rest.
It was an incredible day, and I will always treasure these memories.
I’m so thankful to all of the people that supported me on this journey… who quizzed me on the study packet, for the teachers that constantly checked up on how the studying was going, for my sister who worked with me late at night and made up hilarious and ridiculous memory hooks for the definitions… I wouldn’t be where I am without all of you. Thanks for your constant love and support! 🙂
Maybe you’ve gone through a difficult breakup. Maybe you’ve been constantly bullied or made fun of or you’re having trouble finding friends. Maybe you’re struggling at school… you’re trying to be a light for God but it feels so dark.
When things like these happen, it often feels so hopeless. We want to hide from the stress or the pain. We don’t want to face those people again. We’re scared to return to the place that’s making us so anxious.
A few weeks ago, my youth group and I returned from our winter retreat.
It was an incredible time of strengthening our friendships with each other, getting a break from our everyday lives, and growing spiritually.
Whenever I return from retreats like this one, I’m incredibly motivated. I reread my notes from the speaker, start praying more regularly, and resolve to read my Bible every day. But after a little while, the spiritual high begins to fall to pieces and I’m back to the same routine I had before.
Today, I want to share 3 ways to be committed to Christ after returning from retreats (and stay that way).