Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus on the Way to Egypt, Part 1! (In Which I Make a Caption This Drawing Contest.)

Hello, Jammers!

It's Karalee!

Can't stay long, but before I have to vamoose, I'm going to give you...


While I was drawing this, I wondered if it was even plausible, because the Bible says that Jesus never-ever did anything wrong even as a baby... so would he have used a camel's ear was a toy? (Ouch!)

Then I wondered, when babies do things like chewing up something important or mistaking ears for toys, is it wrong? ...'Course not! They're babies!

Maybe it's just me, but I think Jesus did normal baby stuff when he was tiny. (Joseph's probably just glad there's another target besides his beard now.)

Contest In The Comments time!

Caption this drawing -- it needs to be something Mary would be saying! The winner will get their caption written into the drawing in a speech bubble! (Maybe it'll cover up my silly inaccurate excuses for pyramids. They're not even supposed to be IN Egypt yet!)

Welp, gotta run now! See y'all next time! *waves*

'Til then --



Saturday, March 17, 2018

Some of my favorite Bible verses

Hey everyone today is kinda busy so this post is gonna be a little quick really sorry about that.
From the title as you can tell I'll be tell you my favorite Bible verse about things like happiness, and things like that!

My favorite Bible verse about happiness:
Zephaniah 3-17
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.
My favorite Bible verse about sadness
Psalm 23:17-18
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

My favorite Bible verse about starting a new life in Christ:
2 Corinthians 5:17
If any man is in Christ he is a new creation, the old things have passed away, behold the new has come.

My favorite Bible verse about fear;
Psalm 118:6

The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

My favorite Bible verse about waiting;
Psalm 5:3

“In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”

My Favorite Bible verse about witnessing;
1 Timothy 6:12 
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

My Favorite Bible verse about the future;

Jeremiah 29:11 
“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

*Husky Ninja 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

AJFC's Third Annual Story Contest - Christian Themed!

Hey guys!

Every year (err last year it was 6 months after the time I did the first one), I have a story contest, for the authors and viewers to participate in! In 2016, the theme was Animal Jam, in 2017 the theme was spring, and this year the theme is going to be Christian, since all during March we're having the #FocusingOnGod month!

To be honest, I completely forgot about my annual story contest until Sarah reminded me. XDD I know a lot of people love doing this, so I decided I would do it again this year, and hopefully next year too!


  1. Your story must be 3-5 chapters long. Each chapter must be 750 (minimum) -950 words (maximum) words.
  2. To enter, you must put your story in the comments of AJFC (please put your username in the Name/Url to enter), or give me a private link to your story using GoogleDocs, or a private link through your blog.
  3. Please do NOT include ANY personal information in your story. Such as your phone number, or your parents phone number, your name, email, home address, etc. If you do, you will be disqualified from the contest. 
  4. Please do NOT copy ANYONE else's stories.
  5. You MUST have your stories in the comments by April 20th 2018. And for safety reasons, I will only have your story published in the comments for a few minutes, then save it in my writing program, so no one can cheat and use parts of your story in theres. 
  6. Please do NOT include ANYTHING: inappropriate, anything with rude humor, anything with language, drugs, anything with God's name in vain (such as Oh My ...), ghosts/spooky things in your story. If you do, you will disqualified. 
  7. You may get more points if your story includes faith in it. Such as someone witnessing to Jammers about God. 
  8. Please, do NOT find stories online to enter in this contest. 
  9. The theme of your story must be a Christian themed story!

I don't mean to be harsh or rude, I just want to make sure all the stories are kid friendly, appropriate, and people are staying safe when they enter. ^.^


The winner will be chosen on April 22nd 2018.

Unfortunately, this year I will not be able to give an in-Animal Jam prize to the story contest winner, since having out-of-game contests, and giving in-game prizes is against the rules in Animal Jam now I think.

But, me and my mom came up with a great idea for a blog related prize!

If an author on my blog wins, they get five signatures made by me, and their story will be featured on AJFC! And if someone outside of the AJFC authors winsthey get to write a special one time guest post and their story will be featured on AJFC!

Pretty cool prize, huh?

If someone outside of the AJFC authors wins, and gets to write a guest post, they must abide by the rules of AJFC, and before they post it, I'll have to look it over, just to make sure everything is okay, and they followed the rules.


Good luck to everyone! I can't wait to read your Christian stories!

Here's a graphic you can put on your blog, or your Google+ to spread the word!


Here's todays Bible verse!

Psalm 19:1

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.

God made you. Uniquely. Beautifully. Intentionally. Purposefully. Wonderfully.

Stay tuned on Sunday for a post like the ones on my Flaming Arrow blog, titled "I'll Love You.. When/If/Then"!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Finding Issac's Future Wife, Part 2! (In Which I Am Very Late and VERY SORRY! D: )

Hey guys!

Karalee here, and yes I know it's Wednesday I am so so so soooooooo sorryyyyyyyyyyy! 😭 I was all set to draw/write my post while I did laundry last night, but I was so tired that I fell asleep on the couch before making it!

The drawing is all done now, and soon the post will be as well!

This is the finished version of my post from last week, where the (unnamed) servant of Abraham realizes that Rebekah is the woman he's meant to bring back for Issac from the town of Nahor! (Hint: He's elated.)

You can find the full background (and some humorous commentary on what the camels are thinking) in that post -- I'm not going to put them in this one because that text seems to be causing some kind of bizarre font glitch.

Here's the finished and colored version! 😁 Enjoy!

Rebekah's water jug still looks like a decorative vase, but Camel 8 looks less like a pig, and Mister Unnamed Servant of Abraham is no longer creepy! (To be truly accurate to the source verses, all the camels should be loaded up with "all kinds of good things from [Abraham]", but I'm afraid there's only so much I can fit in a chibi picture.)

That's it for this week! Next Tuesday, get ready for another installment of my new series, "The Bible From a Camel's Point of View"!

Seeya later! *waves* πŸ˜€ Bye!



Taking Fairy Tales(and a fable) in a Christian Perspective-Little Red Riding Hood And The Three Little Pigs

 Hello Jammers! Hope you are having a fantastic day!

Recently, I have been reading the Lunar Chronicles, which is basically a series with retold fairy tales and I was also thinking about what to post, anyways lets get into it XD

 Let's start with Little Red Riding Hood:

Once upon a time, there lived a little girl named Red Riding Hood, so named because she always wore her red cloak that her grandmother made for her.

One day Little Red Riding Hood set out with a basket of  food that her mom prepared to go to her grandmother's house, on the way she met a big big big big big bad bad bad bad he was still recovering from the whole three little pigs thing, ya know? 

wolf, who asked her where she was going. She replied "TO GRANDMA'S HOUSE I GO!" and  the wolf said "Ok." and went off to a path with a sign that said "To Grandma's House You Go" but this was not the path Little Red Riding Hood was on, she was going through the woods, so Big Bad Wolf called his Chauffeur and sped in his convertible to Grandma's cottage. And then, he locked grandma in the closet, and grabbed an extra night gown and lay in her bed, waiting for Little Red Riding Hood to come in.
When Little Red Riding Hood came in, and 'Granny Wolf' greeted her,  she put down the basket of food next to the bed, and said, "What a deep voice you have!" SO ROOD "The better to greet you with!" "Goodness, what big eyes you have!" "All the better to see you with!" "And what big hands you have!" "The better to hug you with." replied 'Granny Wolf'. "What a big mouth you have!" "The better to eat you with!" exclaimed 'Now-Fully-Wolf-Wolf" Little Red Riding Hood cried out and screamed and ran into the next room, trying to keep the wolf out, a woodcutter heard the commotion and came running with his axe, and killed the filthy wolf, then discovered her grandmother in the closet.
They lived happily ever after.

You guys are probably wondering: "So.. how does this relate to Christianity?" Well, the wolf, being satan, and Little Red Riding hood being us, and the woodcutter being God.

When we meet the wolf/satan on the path, we do not suspect anything. And we arrive, we point out something different about our 'loved one' and then the wolf preys on us. We run, praying to God, our cries are heard and he rescues us. Beating back the wolf and defeating it.

The moral? If we cry out to God he will help us, even if He doesn't answer it in the way we hoped/imagined. He WILL get  us out, one way or another.

Psalm 34-17-19

The righteous cry, and the LORD hears and delivers them out of their troubles.

And next, a fable in fact. The Three Little Pigs
This may sound even more ridiculous, but just roll with me.

There once lived Three Little Pigs (lets call them Jeff, Bill, and Bob.)
They set out to explore the world. Bob makes his house out of straw, Bill made his out of sticks, and Jeff made his out of bricks. Then out of the woods (DUN DUN DUNNN) THE BIG BAD WOLF! *gasp* He skipped over to Bob's house, and knocked (HE WAS EAGER FOR BACON!!) and said "LITTLE PIG LITTLE PIG LET ME COME IN!" Bob shivered in the corner and replied "NOT BY THE HAIR OF MY CHINNY CHIN CHIN!"

"Then I'll huff and puff and BLOWWWW your house down!" 🎢And the house came tumbling down🎢 Bob quickly ran over to Bill's house, the wolf decided to go to Mcdonalds and take a nap because he was exhausted. The next day he went over to Bill's house and said "Little pig, little pig! Let me come in!" "NOT BY THE HAIR OF OUR CHINNY CHIN CHINS" shouted Bob and Bill together. "Then I'll huff and I'll puff! And BLOWW the house down! And then the house blew down! Bob and Bill ran away to Jeff's brick house. Again, the Big Bad Wolf knocked on the door, and said "Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in!" "Not by the hair of our  chinny chin chin!" "Then I'll huff, and puff ad BLOWWW your house down!"
So the wolf huffed and puffed, but the house did not fall down. After he went to Mcdonalds to get his strength back he knocked again.
"If you will not let me in, then I will climb through the chimney and come in." So he climbed up and slipped  through the chimney, unaware that Jeff had put a boiling pot of soup under it. The wolf howled in pain, and ran away. Never to return.

Let us say Bob and his hay are you and the hay is just what you can manage lazily. The devil comes and knocks down your foundation (or lack of them). Bill is your friend(s), the sticks being money. (Which is easily burnt and taken away.) You run to them for protection, but it turns out they have the same foundation as you pretty-much nothing. And the devil knocks down that too. Finally, finally, you run to Jeff, aka, God. And he foils the devils plan to quite literally in fact cook you, and instead, he gets 'cooked' instead. 

Moral: Friends, ourselves, money,  etc will NEVER be enough to save us. No matter how much our friends love us, only GOD can save us from the devil. 

2nd Thessalonians 3:3 

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

Comment call: What do you think of this post? Should I do more like it? (If so, I will probably do Cinderella, perhaps Snow White if I can think of something for those) 

Have a great day!  


P.S Pi Day on AJ!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Christian Quotes!

Hey guys!

I’m sorry this post is later than normal! We were at my aunts house last night, so I didn’t have time to preschedule a blog post. At the moment I’m writing this post on my moms phone, at our friends house. XD Long story short, but both going to my aunts house, and our friends house now we’re super spontaneous.

Anywho! Lately, my mind has been completely blank on what to post about. So I just decided to do a post similar to what Sarah did on Wednesday. I would write a more inspirational post like I normally do, but this weekend I’ve just been so stressed out. Sorry about that!

Let’s get started with today’s post!


First, let’s start off with a little joke..

I agree completely.
Especially today..
I had to get up at 6 AM, which really would of been 5 AM because of the time change

Ah, I love this song! ^.^

Such an amazing song, that has really been a huge encouragement to me.

It’s really terrible when Christians argue and fight over silly things. It really gives us a bad name. We should always show the world what we’re for, which is Jesus.

Another line from the song I previously did a blog post on, called Even Then!


I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post!


Here’s today’s Bible verse, in the form of an image, just because it’s easier to do on an iPhone. XDD

Yep, the golden rule actually comes from the Bible!

God made you. Uniquely. Beautifully. Intentionally. Purposefully. Wonderfully.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

CCM Tag + Christian facts about the USA (is that the right way to say it?)

On Tuesday Gracie tagged me with the CCM tag. So I'll be doing that and then showing you some of my newest art I've drawn :D

1. What is your favorite CCM song right now?
Hmmm I've been listening to Lead me by Sanctus Real 
and also King and Queens by Audio Adrenaline 

2. What's your favorite worship song right now?
Hmmm It is Finished? 
I'm just a tad confused by this question :P 

3. What are your top five favorite artists and bands? 
Currently it's:
Owl City
For King and Country 
Sanctus Real 
Jason Grey
And maybe Toby mac?

4. Which church band do you like the best? Hillsong, Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, North Point Inside Out, Zealand Worship, Passion Band or Mosaic M-S-C?

5. Hymns, or CCM music?
I barely listen to hymns :P 
6. Have you ever met a Christian band/artist? If so, who?
We'll I have met a local Christian band they were really good but I can't tell you who because they just stay in the state I think 
7. What's your favorite national Christian radio station? (ex. Air1, K-LOVE, Joy FM)

8. What CCM movie do you want to see? (ex. I Can Only Imagine, 25 In 24)
I currently only know of 2 coming out Samson and I Can Only Imagine 
My mom and dad saw Samson and said it was really really good and we'll be buying it so I will be seeing that one soon :P
Thanks for tagging me Gracie! :D 

And now the second part of the post :P
I've been listening to some CD's and watching some history DVD's that have some interesting facts about the USA I thought I'd be cool to list them all here today so here they are.

1. On the top part of the Liberty Bell is the verse Leviticus 25:10. 
(And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee to you; and you shall return every man to his possession, and you shall return every man to his family.)
I Personaly thing this is an awesome verse for a Country :D 
2. The city Philadelphia was actually named after the city Philadelphia mentioned in Revelations
3. In Apollo 8 the astronauts read the first 10 verses of Genius back to "Huston" 
4. (Recent) President Trump started Bible studies in the White House! 

That's all I can think of at the moment if I think of more I'll put it in another post!

*Husky Ninja

Thursday, March 8, 2018

1 Timothy 4:12

Hey guys!

Welcome to theeeeee-
I don't even know anymore. *Looks*



...Seeeeventh post in our #FocusingOnGod month!

Today's verse is going to be based off of 1 Timothy 4:12! It's a really great verse, that should speak to a lot of us today. 

Let's get started!


I really have just gotten used to being treated like a four year old in everything related to church. No one at church has ever acted like they looked at me as a young lady, or anybody special, really. No one talks to me.

I've gotten used to this, and pretty much just convinced myself that I am just some little kid, and I won't be able to do anything significant until I'm older.

For some reason, everyone at church seems to treat me like this. This one lady at church always talks in a kiddish voice to me, and says, "Awh!! Sweet girl!"

Yeah, it's pretty funny, but it's just really annoying when pretty much everyone treats you this way.

Honestly, I'm still not sure how to get people to not do this to me. It really just discourages me.

But for everyone near my age (middle/high school), I think we all go through this thing where we think that we're too young to do anything. We'll just have to wait until we're older. But in God's eyes, that's not true. And we shouldn't let people say that's true.

But the thing is, I was wondering what I could do at my age, that would somehow impact people, and glorify God. That's when I'm pretty sure I got more serious about Christian music.

Currently I'm praying about finding someone who could give me guitar lessons, but at the moment I'm just enjoying learning about Christian music itself.

Playing music just seems like a career you would have when you're an adult, but I realized that almost every Christian artist got their start when they we're young. I once read that Phil Wickham, a Christian artist, started leading worship at church when he was twelve years old.

That's something I would love to ask him. Just how did his church react to something like that? Someone who was probably a little kid in the eyes of a lot of people, was up on stage leading worship.

This should be an encouragement for all of us, to dream a little bigger, and chase after the passions that God has given us. It's never too early to start chasing after them now, and praying for your future.

1 Timothy 4:12 says,


Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.


Even when you start chasing after your passions, or praying about your future, don't let anyone look down on you. If whatever your passion is, is from God, you're doing the right thing, and nobody has the right to look down on you, or tell you that you can't do it. Instead, set an example for them in the way you talk, the way you love, the way you live, and in everything you do.

And Philippians 4:13 says,


I can do all this through him who gives me strength.


With God, anything is possible, and we have to believe that.

Chasing after your passions that God has given you might seem risky, and it might be scary to see what people will say, but if we're doing this for God, it will all be worth it in the end. People might say we're too young, we're not good enough, we'll never be able to do it, but those are all lies from the enemy. He just wants us to think that so God won't get the glory in His plans for us.

So, chase after your passions. Do what God wants you to do. It will all be worth it in the end.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Adam Young/Owl City quotes

I am Sarahkey8
here to entertain you
unless like
you are an AJ hater?
And just came here to make fun of AJ?
But then like you still might get entertained because you think hate comments are fun?
*shrugs* Who knows how haters think..
I am Sarahkey8
And I have no idea what I'm doing
*curtains open*

So today..
OWL CITY QUOTES (woot woot)

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I am verrry sorry  for the short post, but I don't really exactly have any ideas never been good with this type of thing 

Hope you have an awesome day!

Finding Issac's Future Wife, Part 1! (In Which It Is Discovered That I Draw Camels Way Better Than People.)

Helloooooooo, JAMMERZZZZ!

πŸ˜† Karalee here! *waves*

Since the month of March will be completely Christian-centric for the Animal Jam Friendship Community, my usual art posts would be out of order. I'll admit I was at a loss as to what I should do, I'm not the greatest at typing up posts without any art in them to talk about. I mentioned that I was feeling stuck to my blog-friends, and in a flash of inspiration, Sarahkey8 suggested that I could draw Bible scenes!

And so I shall. 😊 Thank you, Sarah, you have saved my tail -- and my posts!

This week and the next will be the sketch and final version (respectively) of this scene from Genesis, where a servant of Abraham's (who is never called by name) is sent back to the land Abraham came from to find a wife for his son, Issac!

10 Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim[b] and made his way to the town of Nahor. 11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.”
15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor. 16 The woman was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever slept with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water from your jar.”
18 “Drink, my lord,” she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
19 After she had given him a drink, she said, “I’ll draw water for your camels too, until they have had enough to drink.” 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the Lord had made his journey successful.
22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka[c] and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels.[d]23 Then he asked, “Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father’s house for us to spend the night?
24 She answered him, “I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milkah bore to Nahor. 25 And she added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder,as well as room for you to spend the night.”
26 Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord, 27 saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.”

So there's... wait... my font's stuck.

*attempts to fix it*

What?? But that's different! How do I make it go back?

Oh well. This works, I guess.

So there's your background... ten camels kneeling by the well, an unnamed servant, and a very kind girl willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for those ten thirsty camels. (They can drink a LOT of water!!)

Here's the sketch!

Camel 1: "Ooh, a butterfly!"
Camel 2: "Hey, what's that girl doing?"
(Sit down, you guys, you're supposed to be kneeling, remember?)
Camel 3: "Move over, I can't see what's happening!"
Camel 4: *gasp* "She's gonna give us water, guys! WATER!"
Camel 5: "Ooooooo, a well. I wonder what's at the bottom." (He is clearly not the sharpest camel in the drawer.)
Camel 6: "You are my new favorite person, Nice Water Girl."
Camel 7: *is on the verge of realizing what's going on*
Camel 8 looks more like "Pig 1" than Camel 8. I think he needs a redraw.
Camel 9: *has already realized what's going on and is giving Nice Water Girl a big, camel-y grin*
Camel 10 has big ears. And is crammed in there at a weird angle as a result of me running out of space.
Rebekah is holding a water jug that looks suspiciously like a scaled-up decorative vase.
Mister Unnamed Servant of Abraham looks downright creepy. ...Maybe I should just draw camels from now on. Hmmm, my new series could be "The Bible From a Camel's Point of View"!

Rebekah and Mister Unnamed Servant of Abraham need to have properly-researched clothing by the finished version... assuming anyone actually knows what clothes looked like back then. Does anyone have any good historical resources for that?? Please leave 'em for me in the comments if you do! πŸ˜ƒ 
*does an impression of one of those Uncle Sam posters*
*jabs a giant finger at readers*

Seriously, if you do leave me any links, thank you!! πŸ˜πŸ’—

That's all I've got for this week -- I gotta go re-tumble the laundry I left to wrinkle in the dryer. (Bother! I have the feeling I may get in a bit of trouble for that. Wasted electricity and all.

See you next time, guys! *waves* Bye!


(Font?? Wut r u doin?? Help me Tech Support.. Ack)


Monday, March 5, 2018

8 Bible Verses On Happiness

Hello, everyone! Welcome to todays post on #FocusingOnGod

For todays post I thought I would share 8 bible verses on happiness. I hope you all will enjoy this post!

#1 "Happy are the people whose God is the Lord." -Psalm 144:15

#2 "Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD." -Proverbs 16:20

#3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." -Mathew 5:3-10

#4 "If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of Glory and of God rests on you."

#5 "To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind." -Ecclesiastes 2:26

#6 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." -Mathew 5:9

#7 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." -Mathew 5:8

#8 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." -Mathew 5:4

What was your favorite verse? Comment down below!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

"No Matter How It Ends, You're With Me Even Then"

Hi, guys! Welcome to post number three in the #FocusingOnGod month!

Today's post, is going to be a post I stole! :D Isn't that awesome? :D


Okay not really, I stole the beginning part from myself, hehe! I had a few sentences of this post written on my Flaming Arrow blog, but never finished it. I pretty much only kept one sentence in this post, but..

Speaking of my Flaming Arrow blog, I had a really hard time logging into my FlamingArrow account to get to the post draft... Are any of you guys having problems signing into any other Google accounts you have? Orr is it just my laptop? Which very well could be the problem. XD

Anywho, let's jump into today's post, which is entitled "No Matter How It Ends, You're With Me Even Then". It's going to be based off of the song, Even Then, by Micah Tyler! It's also going to be more like the posts you'll see on my Flaming Arrow For Jesus blog. ^.^ (Which I really need to post on..)


Photo credit: Micah Tyler
When things come up in our lives, it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can sometimes feel like we'll never get out of the mess we're in.

No matter what we do, this thing in our life seems to never go away. It just hangs there like a cloud. Whether that's anxiety, depression, or just a really difficult friend situation. Every morning we wake up, and the cloud's hanging over us. Every night we lay down, and it's still there.

I was in that situation for a really long time, dealing with anxiety. It was ongoing, every day, for almost two years. It was a really hard time, and I was certain I would never get through it. No matter how hard I tried, no matter what I did, the cloud was just constantly over me. I was pretty much convinced that it would stay that way all my life.

Then one small thing happened.

Something small, that I'm sure everyone would say God would never used.

Someone brought to our Friday night Bible study, a catalog.


Hehehe, it sounds really dumb, but God can use silly little things like that to get our attention.

On the catalog, was a book that sounded interesting to me. It was called Goliath Must Fall, by Louie Giglio. I remembered my dad mentioned how Louie battled anxiety for a time in his life, so I thought Goliath Must Fall must have something to do with that.

For some reason, I felt like I just had to get this book. When we were coming back home from Bible study, I read a few paragraphs in the book, and I just knew it. I had to get this.

My mom bought it for me a day or so later, and I believe a few days after that, I found the website for Louie's church.

One night, my mom said that she wanted us to do a family devotional. I had noticed that Louie had a sermon series that was on the website to his church, that was also called Goliath Must Fall, so I mentioned that we could do that.

We did, and after we kept watching Louie's sermon series', and I kept reading Goliath Must Fall, my anxiety just seemed to drift away. It wasn't some instant thing, no, it was just a process. A process I'm still going through today. But, I feel like now that I'm actually reading God's Word, and constantly being encouraged by Louie's sermons, my anxiety isn't nearly as bad.

When my anxiety started up two years ago, was during the time we went to Disneyland. I had the worst panic attack, and really couldn't enjoy myself the whole time. I barely even ate when we went there.

But, we just went back to Disneyland in November, and I didn't have any panic attacks or anything. That was a huge step for me. It was almost like God showing me that my anxiety is over. It's done.

Of course, I still get anxiety every now and then about little things. Like I said above, it's a process that I'm still going through.

You might be going through the same thing. But, through it all, God's with us. No matter what we walk through in life, God's right in front of us, leading the way, getting us through whatever situation we're in. Psalm 23:4 says,


Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.


It's amazing to think how Jesus Christ, the God of the universe, the same God who spoke the earth into being, who knit me together in my mother's womb (Psalm 139:13) is leading and guiding us. That should give us great peace.

No matter how it ends, even when the situation you're in looks dark, God is with us. If the situation you're in doesn't end up the way you would like it to, God can use it for your good, and His glory.