Young For Jesus

This Page was created for Young Christian Girls Ages 14 and up




I decided to do a quote this week instead of a photo…

Everything will work out. Things will get better. You are important. You are worthy of great things. You are loveable. The time is now. This too shall pass. You can be who you really are. The best is yet to come. You are strong. You can do this.

-Doe Zantamata

I was roaming through Pinterest and found this quote, it has such a powerful meaning. Many of us tell ourselves some ugly things, that most of the time we end up believing.We let our past dictate our future, our pain define who we are. We find it so difficult to find ourselves because we are buried under a mask with many layers.

-Chronic illness sufferers have to go through life in pain all day long and still find the strength to smile and show love to the people around them.

-Women/Young girls have to make them self-pretty and good  enough for the other girls/women  so that they can fit in with the crowd.

-Men/Young men have to show off how much of a man they can be in order to be identified as a real man.

My point is it seems like everyone has to prove something to someone just to fit in and be noticed. Society has a meaning of what you should be and what you shouldn’t, causing the real you to hide and never show itself. The real you wants to show but society says no. It’s time to stomp on the opinions of others and realize you are your own person. Society doesn’t define you, your illness doesn’t define you, even the people closest to you. You are your own being let it shine for the world to see no matter what society says peel back the layer of masks and be yourself. There is no one else made just like you!

Have a blessed Tuesday 💜


Break Free

The mind is such a powerful piece of us, we use it daily. Some days we can’t sleep because it is constantly moving. The mind is so powerful it can be a jail cell to our dreams, it locks us up keeping us away from things that can make big changes in our lives and others. I am a victim.

A victim to a disabling mind that had been bound for years. Afraid to step out and be me because of the fear of what people would say and how they would treat me.

This world has the game so twisted it’s causing people to take their lives every day. It’s okay to be different! It’s okay to walk the earth knowing I am a Christian and no I can’t do the things I use to do. Is it because you are a Christian? No, it’s because when I walk into a room I feel out-of-place.

I can no longer pretend to be the person you think I am. I have to be the person God knows I am. Ever since I was a little girl I had a heart for people who were sick, every time an ambulance passes I immediately begin to pray. It’s in me I can’t escape it. I have to step out and start living my life without fear and focused on my passion.

There are so many young girls who are just like I was trying to fit in a pressured society that we were made to stand out in. Ladies the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Sometimes we have to fall and hit our heads a few times in order to learn for ourselves. There are so many times I don’ even have enough fingers to count. I could have died driving home drunk better yet I could have killed someone else. Your life is never a game to be played with, it’s precious and it deserves more from you.

Live freely, be you every day not just when your alone. “Let your light shine” Matthew 5:16. Don’t take years like me to get it together, start early do great things.

Have a blessed Sunday!


Goodbye High Heels


Heels in Retirement

I was going to face this problem at some point in my journey. I just didn’t know when it was going to happen. I love my heels and I try to walk in them every chance an opportunity presents itself. I can’t take the pain anymore.

Rheumatoid Arthritis has taking over my feet and knees. I am now a flats,sandals and sneaker kinda girl. People tell me ” well, you can wear the one inch heels” I always laugh, no thank you I replied.If I can’t wear my three to five-inch heels then I just won’t wear none at all.

As women it is so hard to let are heels go as they are a part of our feminism. They spice up our look on a date night, at special occasions or just hitting the streets on day we are really feeling ourselves. So, I know it really hurts going shopping and you have to pass up those new heels that you have been wanting. But it’s okay, you can still dress fashionably without having to wear the best heels.

I am currently in search of dressy shoes that work for me. Nothing at all seems to help the bone on the side of my foot get relief. If I wear sandals, shoes, flats, put a cushion inside they still hurt. Most of the time when people see me I always have on nice thick socks(sometimes different colors), I carry them in my purse whenever I need to swap my shoes.

I wore these heels for the last time today at a wedding, I found myself searching for a place to sit. My knees felt as if they were rubbing bone against bone, a tear almost fell down. So, today I put them on my shoe shelf for retirement. They were good to me while it lasted.

RIP to my heels 😦

XOXO, Shawna