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"Shine Brightly"

This year I am so excited about the magazine that I am featured in this year which is called "Shine Brightly" magazine from the Gems ministry. Gems Girls Club is a ministry that helps young girls with the challenges that they face everyday and help grow and equip them, as well as strengthening their faith and bringing them closer to Jesus. Cindy Bultema, the executive director of Gems, was my writing coach for a while. After we met a few times, she thought I should be in the "Shine Brightly" Magazine. (Which I think is awesome!) I know it was part of God's plan, too. I am so blessed that I got to be featured in the "Shine Brightly" Magazine. I have worked so hard on my writing. For those of you who don't have a blog and don't write as much as I do know it is very hard to keep yourself always motivated to write and always have ideas up and running. But, because I love writing and encouraging people, I continue on.

I want to let you in on a little something that I figured out a couple days ago. Do you think this is just coincidence? So as you all know my disability is called 22q Deletion Syndrome and I am trying to spread awareness about it. So then I noticed in the magazine my article is on page 22 and then I got the magazines September 22nd! I think that is so crazy. I feel it is a sign possibly from God that I am on the right path. I don't know. Maybe?

The magazine that I am is called "Shine Brightly"..... I think that was God's way of telling me to keep shining my light. "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven" Matthew 5:16

I love to write. I feel when you find your calling and know what you are supposed to do, God can use your gifts and talents to his glory. Then when you continue on using them, and using them to glorify God, He can use your gifts to encourage and uplift others. It is so important especially nowadays to encourage other people. There are so many negative things in life that can bring you down but that is why you should be the light in their darkness. I am excited to be featured in this magazine and to be able to spread even more awareness about my disability 22q Deletion Syndrome and my faith in God. I am also excited to encourage you to continue shining your light!

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