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Thursday, October 25, 2012

words, life, love, faith, & purity.

     This morning during my devotions, a certain verse was part of my daily reading. It's a verse I claimed as my favorite at the age of 12 when I first started really studying and reading the Bible on my own. The truth of it's simple words has become so familiar to me over the years, but as I read the commentary of the verse today I was reminded afresh of the beauty of it's call to young people. 

I remember how I typed up 1 Timothy 4:12 on a 1996 version Word document in Comic Sans, printed it out and taped it to my bedroom wall. It became my favorite verse and one I often prayed about, one that grew close to my heart.

photo credit // TMinspired Photography 

This morning I was inspired to embrace this call anew. My prayer is that you and I gain strength as we choose to shine for Him.

May we look to Jesus to receive His grace in our lives, so that we can be examples of Him - in our words, life, love, faith, and purity.

It's a big call. But we can do it in HIS strength.



photo credit: TMinspired Photography 


  1. YES: one of my favorite verses as a teen and one I used when I was the president/leader of my youth group! So very powerful and something we can still take to heart as we grow up!

  2. Amen! What a great verse! Thank you for the encouragement!

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  4. Erin, you are so inspiring to a young teen like me! I just found your blog yesterday and it has already been a blessing. :) Thanks for all the encouragement and seeking to live for God each and every day.


  5. I love this verse as well! It's served as a favorite for a while. We are never too small, too young or too incapable in shaping and influencing the life of another. Our voice might seemed small but it can make a huge impact. That's why it's ever so important to live everyday in His purpose. Thanks for posting Erin :)

  6. You are so pretty! I love that quote. Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a sweet reminder that we are never too young to work!



  8. Thanks for this, sweet girl. Definitely a good thing to remember (especially since it's Halloween weekend here on campus!)


    ps - I'd love to email you soon to get to know you better!

  9. great verse! something i need to strive more towards. thank you for the constant encouragement dear friend.

  10. playing catch up.... :)

    1. I love your heart.
    2. I LOVED COMIC SANS and I still could use it if people weren't so harsh on it. ;) HAHAHAHA!
    3. You are one that I want in my life!!!!!! You bring out the good!


  11. Erin you are a great encourager! The is for sharing that today. Somewhere along the way I for got how to do that for people and I am striving to be that way again. I love you sweet friend!

  12. Erin,
    Thank you thank you thank you. Everything you post on your blog always encourages inspires and uplifts. Thank you for sharing so openly your love for God on this blog. I absolutely needed to read that verse today. Thank you and God bless you!

  13. Good ole Comic Sans! :o

    A beautiful and encouraging post, thank you. Blessings!

  14. such a good word girlie! thank you for sharing. happy friday. xoxo

  15. I love that you included the second part, which so many people tend to leave off! In speech, conduct, love, faith, & purity. :) Love you and your sweet self.

  16. I can't remember if I told you this when I first told you about my Purity story...but when I first made the decision to save my kiss for my wedding day, this was the main verse that inspired me along the way! It too became my life verse in my purity journey and my calling..

    When I wrote out, finalized, and signed my "no kiss" commitment, that piece of paper stayed folded up in my Bible, right next to 1 Timothy 4:12. And it stayed there until my wedding day, when I gave my written out commitment to my soon-to-be husband.

    It is such a beautiful verse...and it is powerful to those of us in our younger years. Too often we get looked down on because of our youth, but in reality, we are the ones who can change the world for Christ. Never underestimate your journey or calling...or your age!

    Love you friend! Thanks for being so inspiring :)

  17. A lovely verse, perfect at any age! Your blog is beautiful. I'll enjoy coming back and getting to know you.

  18. Beautiful picture. Thank you for stopping by Life, Love, and Laughter in a Large Family. Keep up the God work.

  19. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you


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