Sunday, August 28, 2011


This is a poem I found in one of my old notebooks from my freshman year of high school.  It's a little rough and didn't even have a title until I made one up just now, but some of the lines touched me.  I thought I'd share it here.  (The picture is something I took around the same time period in my life.)

I'm almost back to the place where I wanted to be.
I try to be You, but I still seem like me.
The world's in my ear and my heart's on my sleeve.
I try to be real, like You want me to be.
Jesus, make me like You. Jesus, set me free.

Don't let me fall back into the world.
All I want is to be Your baby girl.
And if breaking apart is what I need,
Do what it takes to truly change me.
Even though I tried with all of my might,
Now I know that I never left Your sight.

By the way, for those of you who have been asking me, "What is college like?", I'm having a Q&A about it on September 10.  If you have any specific questions, you can ask them in the comments or email them to me at


  1. Have you ever heard the song "Found by You" by Britt Nicole? A couple of lines from your poem reminded me of it. :)

  2. Hey, this is completely unrelated to your post, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask for you to keep the east coast in your prayers. There's a LOT of flooding in my town (yet, somehow, my house escaped from any sign of a hurricane/tropical storm).

    This is absolutely insane! New Jersey was already having its sixth wettest August on record since 1895 BEFORE Irene hit (I really wish I could send some of this water to Texas. We certainly don't need shoulder-deep water down the street from my house).

  3. Yeah, I've definitely been keeping you guys in my prayers. I've been watching the hurricane on the news (my suitemate is a meteorology major).

  4. Yeah, I heard that song recently and liked it. Britt Nicole is very talented. :)