Three Things

1. New article up on 412teens: What is Repentance?


2. The midget is hilarious. I received the following text while she was out shopping for waterproof boots:

“OH MY GOSH. I AM A WOMAN AND WANT PRACTICAL BOOTS. IS THIS SO HARD!? I do not have a man to carry me across a snowbank, so give me something THAT WON’T LEAK.”

….The midget was not amused at the selection of boots she was finding.

3. In one week we’ll be in line to see THIS:




If you are human read this:  Am I Pretty or Ugly?


“Can I present you with a crazy idea? Perception of personal beauty is almost fully dependent upon attitude and perspective.

Have you ever noticed how your best friend suddenly seems so beautiful after you have been friends with her for a long time? That boy you have crushed on gets cuter and cuter the more you admire him? Likewise, that girl who is horrible to everyone has the ugliest face when she’s putting someone down. That bully is absolutely disgusting when he’s cornered a poor freshman in the hallway.”



At the beginning of this year, my sister’s dear friend MangyCat said her work was starting a new website specifically for teens to answer theology and life questions. To say I was thrilled about this ministry was an understatement. I had been researching into the parent company,, and was very impressed.  It is so difficult to find answers to questions to Bible and theology questions online that offer directly what does the Bible say. Not just someones opinion, but what does Scripture say. I have found to be invaluable, because even if I don’t entirely, 100% agree with their interpretation of a passage, they’ve done the research of the verses pertaining to an issue and I can go in, pull the references, and come to my own conclusion.

412teens is based off of one of my all time favorite verses, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” 1 Timothy 4:12.  It is there to encourage young people to ask their questions- no question is dumb- and have it answered in a manner that is clear, and yet not have it watered down or not be supported in Scripture.

A couple of the articles I had the chance to write:

How can I know if something is a sin?

What is faith vs. fear?

And some of my favorites by other authors:

How should a Christian teen handle an unwanted pregnancy?

Should Christians go to parties?

Even if you don’t read any of the articles, it is one of the most creative and fun looking websites I’ve seen in a while, so check it out.

New Beginnings

When you find yourself thinking, ‘if I was still blogging, I’d write about this!’, it’s probably time to start blogging again.

I pulled up my first try at a wordpress blog and see that the last post was July 14, 2012. Yes, normally this is called falling off the face of the planet. I have been keeping busy though. Last year was my first year participating in and completing NaNoWriMo, and now I am a writer for (which is awesome and you should really check out.)

If you know me, you know I’m not a creature who handles change well. Which is ironic considering much of my job is interpreting new technology. I like things staying the same. Which is why I was with LiveJournal for so long. I am very hobbity in that I like to be able to settle in and know that I can leave and have adventures(!)….but come back to warm and safe familiarity. Which is coming to my next point:

Oh, The Lonely Isle, you have been my home on the web for the last decade. I originally created you as a place to host and show off my POTC premiere pictures. You were originally made on Microsoft Frontpage 2000 and it took me *months* to get you successfully switched over from the freebie host site you were on over to You’ve been through three complete overhauls in the last decade and never gotten much publicity. You managed to stay at the top of Google for years. You safely hosted the pictures from my Germany adventures and the reviews for my novels. You have been the source of explaining time and time again that I was not ‘lonely’ when I created you, nor was I going through a tough time of life. You are taken from both Tolkien’s and C.S. Lewis’s work. And now is the time to say goodbye.

When my yearly renewal came around in April, I knew it was time to pull the plug. I have done nothing with The Lonely Isle in the last couple years. It looks dated. It sits there and sucks up money. Since April I’ve been saying ‘next month I’ll make the decision!’….and then another month went by. It is set to expire next month unless I renew it for ‘one more month’ like I have been doing all year. This time however, I will not be hitting the renew button.

This new blog will devoted to this new stage of life. Before I had focused my blogging more on photography, and while I hope to still tinker with photography, I am going to put my time and effort into writing. I will also be linking back here to my writings on other websites. My dear friend suggested that I start a fictional serial here as well, which…we’ll see.