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Jesus Christ and Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know what you are thinking. Shelby is going nuts putting Jesus and Emerson in the same blog post. I may be crazy, but I have two quotes from two fantastic people who both have made my life a bit more thoughtful. First one is Joshua 1:9 found in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. Jesus was speaking to Joshua and he said, " Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee wheresoever thou goest." In Joshua 1, Christ is constantly reminding Joshua to "Be strong and of a good courage." Just a simple lesson Jesus was teaching Joshua, and was teaching all of us. This past month I have been faced with challenges that have brought me to some times of hardship, and grief. Trials only make you stronger, this is just not something you think about during the hard times. Some very amazing people quoted Joshua 1:9 to me this morning, and it was a brief reminder of no matter how tough trials in our lives are, Jesus Ch…

NCAA Bracket Troubles

Shelby is no rocket scientist. I am your average 16 (almost 17) year old girl, who is average in her knowledge. I never would have imagined that it would have taken so much trouble to print out the NCAA Tourney Bracket. I don't understand why they made it so difficult to find online, first off. I Googled it, with no luck. Then, with a dumb grin on my face I was like, "AH! ESPN will have it, for sure." I go to ESPN.com, and find the bracket quite easily. I was thinking to myself, "Look Shelby, this isn't that hard." So then I go to print it out. File, Print, YES! Ten pages later, I realized that it had not printed in cute little bracket form, but a bunch of odd scores on the right hand side of the TEN pages. Great. I look back on the ESPN page, and very minuscule in the corner it said, "Printable version : PDF, and some other wacky format that I cannot remember." Clicked on it. One page later, there was my tidy little bracket. Who would've tho…

Oh Buddy.

It is Sunday night, and I am looking at this upcoming week with eyes full of excitement, and wonder. I wonder what is in store for this simple girl, in this crazy world. Today in church I learned about being a peacemaker in the home. This is one of my many flaws, arguing with my younger brother. As he is reaching his teenage years, I am scared to death because he is finally starting to hold his own. He can fight, and so can I. Being your typical "Forsyth" we are both so stubborn. I love him to death, and I am working this week on being a peacemaker. Here are some things I have learned this past week.

1. Having a heart-to-heart conversation with Cal, my older brother, was much easier than I thought it could be. Okay, we were texting, But HEY it's a start. I feel like the older we both get, the more we are starting to need eachother. I enjoyed actually taking to him, and it made me wish we talked more., because it was so easy.

2. I CAN live without Diet Coke. I have been Die…

Oh the Adventures of a Teenage Girl

Today, has been mighty exciting, if I say so myself. I thought today was going to be a easygoing day off from school, but oh how I was fooled. My lovely officers and myself had a meeting at Haley's house to finalize decorations for prom. I thought this would be simple, and lasting no time at all. Boy was poor ole Shelby wrong. The meeting started at 12:30, and I did not leave until 4:50. The adventure in this was the putting together of a cardboard city skyline, that was donated for us to use for prom. Our theme deals with the city, and we were thankful for this contribution. It had been used at a party about 3 years ago, and when we started putting together this massive 12' work of art, it took a LOT of time. The pieces were not matching up, and we were beyond frustrated. This task we assumed would take 30 minutes, took us a hour and a half. Oh the joys. Then we had to organize it, that way the day before prom when we are setting up, it will take us no time at all. I am thank…

Beautiful Days, Laughter in Letters

I am so blessed. It was such a beautiful Florida Monday, and it is the first Monday I have not hated in a very very long time. I have to say that nothing went wrong today, in fact, everything was simply..normal. I love good days, I think you'd be crazy if you didn't. The weather is amazing. It is chilly in the mornings, and perfect in the afternoons. There is nothing as great as the Florida Sunshine, which I might take advantage of tomorrow by spending some time basking in the rays. I received a letter today from an amazing boy I know named Logan. He is serving a church mission for two years, which means two years of heartfelt letters. His sense of humor shines through each letter, and I can't help but laugh at the things he says. It brings me closer to my new friend, and for this I am thankful. No matter where you are, no matter where you live, there is always someone who is struggling. Take a minute, and pray for these people. Everyone has moments where they need that pr…

YOU have the ABILITY to CHANGE

Dear Readers,
We are all human beings, put on this Earth for a PURPOSE. The most amazing thing about life, is our ability to be who we want to be. You have the ability to say what you want to say, do what you want to do, and live how you want to live. When you are a child, your parents are there to lead you into making right choices in your life. They teach you how to walk, how to tie your shoe, how to hold a spoon (and put food in your mouth), how to love people, how to show compassion towards the fellow man, how to be respectful, manners, they teach you the main things you need to succeed in life. Sometimes in this crazy world, and you all know I think this world is crazy, I believe that we as people, forget how amazingly blessed we are. You may not like the way our country is being run, you may not like the basic rules at school, you may not like seeing stray animals, you may not enjoy the people who turn to hate to make themselves feel better. Here is the funny thing, YOU have the …