Tuesday, March 11, 2014


OK, so when I read this... I may have taken it a little too personally, but it infuriated me.

How stupid and childish can you be? This is exactly whats wrong with the 20somethings today.

Let's get one things straight. There is definitely never ever a ten year period of your life when you are given permission to be selfish. How arrogant and self consumed can you be? And falling in and out of love? That sounds like exactly what God planned for you, to have your heart broken over and over and to in turn break someone else's (note the sarcasm).

I'm all for going on adventures and making mistakes... but selfish?


Seriously, if you could wrap your mind around that concept... if you could truly grasp the concept that everything is not in fact about you... I FEEL LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE THAT"S HOW AGGRAVATING THIS IS.

There is a great big world out there, and a lot of 20 year olds will take on this way of life. But its wrong, and to be quite honest with you its not biblical.

I propose something a little different.

I propose you see your twenties as a gift from your creator.

A chance to explore and try new things and take adventures.

To make new friends and pour your heart into your passions.

To be SELFLESS and give whenever possible.

To serve.

To fall in love with the One who created you.

To be kind and gentle and humble.

To try and fail...

To be gracious and wise.

That's what it means to be 20something... everything else is crap.

Philippians 2:3 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit..."

Monday, March 10, 2014

Prince Charming

"When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he's everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot; he's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.”

It's easy to fall for charm. 

It's the first thing you notice about a person besides their looks. 

I'm not just talking about romantically. 

Some people just have that something that draws you in. 

I'd like to think I have a good sense of people, that I am not easily deceived, but experience tells me differently.

I fall in love with charm... with the way someone acts in a crowd... that feeling I get from being in their presence... that something that you can't quite put your finger on.

Charm is deceptive...

Some people just know how to turn it on. And that's dangerous for those of us who fall for it so easily. 

Life would be so much easier if you could tell a person's character by how they looked... if the ugliness of their personalities showed through in their physical appearance.

But that's not life... and as good as some might be at discerning another's character, I feel at some point or another, we've all fallen for charm.

I think I want to believe the best in people. That it's hard for me to give up, even when someone proves over and over that they don't appreciate or deserve my efforts. 

I want to believe that people can change... I want to believe that it wasn't all a lie. 

But reality is, people rarely change.

You are the rule, not the exception. This is something I tell myself constantly. 

I feel like I'm smarter, a little more difficult to deceive. But who knows, maybe I'll always fall for charm. 

A lady was telling me that she could tell someone's character by having them draw a picture. If only it were that simple. 

But Price Charming? He's a lie... he may be charming at first, but eventually the charm fades away, and what's left? For some, there's enough to sustain... but that's yet to be my experience. 

What is Paigerific? I’m glad you asked, although I don’t have an exact definition to offer. Paigerific is my thoughts and my heart. Paigerific is my passion and my fear. Paigerific is my success and my failures. Paigerific is my blood, sweat, and tears. Paigerific is more than just simply word. It’s a million different words all rolled into one. Words like hope, grace, determination, imperfection, love, faith, insecurity… The one word I would use to describe myself? I am Paigerific.


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