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Free Will: God’s Gift

Grace Christian Huynh

Free will is a gift to take advantage of. It determines the future, the people we’ll meet, the things we’ll do, who we will become… For teenagers like me, it’s hard to control ourselves with this gift. Life is all about choices, and if the time ever comes that it’s hard to know what to do, God will always be there to help choose the right path.

I know some people at school who have made bad choices when they just could have said, “No.” There is no such thing as the excuse, “I didn’t have a choice.” There is always a choice. Not all choices seem significant but all choices are necessary. My teachers always said, “Say no to drugs,” and when we were little we could never think of ourselves smoking or doing drugs. It may not be as easy as I thought it was to say no because of the people I know have turned to drugs to comfort them and to get away from stress. Teachers can’t be enough to help us; the parents need to do something too. I am just a child. When I do something wrong, it’s not my fault unless I know it’s wrong. If my parents hadn’t have taught me what was right and what was wrong, then I would be a really bad kid! How would I know that? In my 14 years on earth, I have faced so many temptations. I know that if my parents didn’t teach me well, I would be lost. Continue reading

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The Father’s Day

Jay Christian Huynh

Father’s day is a day that we respect our fathers, and to some people it’s the only time they actually are willing to spend time with their fathers. 

We should remember the things that our fathers have done for us. We not only have a father on earth, but a father in heaven too. Our father in heaven is God; without God we wouldn’t even exist!  We should not only respect our fathers on Father’s Day, but we should respect them every day. We should obey the rules of God and our father’s on earth. It is even said in the Ten Commandments, “Honor your mother and father.” 

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Trust

Jay Christian Huynh

We all trust somebody.  What’s important is the person we trust.  Ask yourself these questions to know what a trustworthy person is: Are they honest?  Do you know them?  Are they true Christians?   If you answered yes to all of these questions, the chances are that that person is someone you can trust.  But someone you should always trust in is God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  If you need help from God He will be willing to help, but what you have to do is to trust and believe in Him.  Everybody that believes in God should trust Him.  Continue reading

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One Day

Jay Christian Huynh

One day, my family and I were watching a movie.  In the movie the main character had the power to go back in time.  Although this movie is fiction we can relate to this movie because the main character in the movie has to go back in time to fix his mistakes before they happen. I can relate to this because I have made mistakes that make my mom upset. An example is when my mom tells me to do something and I do it the wrong way, so if I had the power to go back in time, I would also fix my mistakes. Continue reading

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A Little Appreciation

Grace Christian Huynh

There are so many blessings I would like to write about from 2010, but for now I will start with this. Every year at my school, we have an event called Coronation. Coronation is mainly for the high school, but the middle school is also included in this traditional event. Allow me to explain what Coronation is. The definition of the word coronation is this: the ceremony of installing a new monarch. That’s the high school’s part. For each class (freshman, sophomore, Junior, and Senior) they have to pick their candidate for King and Queen. The King and Queen are decided on how much money they raise for scholarships. For middle school, instead of picking a queen and king, we have Duchess and Duke. Duke and Duchess is the highest rank below King and Queen when it comes to royalty.

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Gifts from God

Jay Christian Huynh

Remember that person that had everything you wanted; like toys, money, the latest technology, etc. Well, one of the best things you can get is a gift from God. I am now twelve and I was baptized.  Being baptized would be considered a gift from God. It may not seem that important to some but it is very important. Baptism symbolizes the washing away your sins and you being reborn into a new and good person. Continue reading

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Christian Qualities

Grace Christian Huynh

What qualities do you think a true Christian has; honesty, humility, or perhaps wisdom? Do you think a real Christian would talk behind another person’s back; No, of course not, but there are many teenage Christians out there that do things like this.  As teenagers, there are many temptations out there in the world, also known as peer pressure. 

In my school, we have a group called F.I.S.H, which stands for Faithfully I Serve Him. It’s a Christian group that my school started. Every Wednesday, most people go into the classroom during lunch. I’ve been there a couple of times, but all they basically do is listen to music and eat. There are many students there that say they are real Christians and they try not to give in to pressure, but outside the classroom during lunch another day, they shortcut students in the lunch line and they gossip about other students. Gossip, breaking rules, etc… Are those Christian qualities?

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What’s Is Christmas About?

Jay Christian Huynh

Do you celebrate Christmas? Do you know why you are celebrating it? Well, if Christmas is about Jesus’ birthday, then why is there “Santa Claus?” Why would there be a Christmas tree? What do these have to do with Jesus? How do we know Jesus’ birthday is on December 25? Where does it say in the Bible that every December 25th we have to decorate pine trees and buy gifts? How could the shepherds let their sheep out in the Winter?

When I was around 6-7 years old, my family and I celebrated Christmas, but when we learned about the true meaning of Christmas, we stopped celebrating it. After we found out the truth about Christmas, we threw out everything we had that had to do with Christmas. Continue reading

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Jay’s Story

Jay Christian Huynh

My name is Jay Huynh and I am eleven years old. I accepted Jesus when I was nine years old. Before I accepted Jesus, I did not understand why I worshipped God or why I should believed in God, either. The reason I accepted Jesus was because I wanted to be saved and to learn more about Him.

A while after I accepted Jesus, I was playing an online computer game. A person playing the game said that Jesus was pointless and that believing in him was stupid, but I started talking about hell and what would become of non-believers. Continue reading

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Three Days to See

Grace Christian Huynh

Sight is a gift. Without it, we wouldn’t do much. Life wouldn’t be as we know it now.  But if I had three days to see, I would want to make the most of it. Three days isn’t a lot of time. But in this short period of time, this is what I would do.

On the first day, I will first spend time to thank God. “Why would you want to go blind,” you may ask. I don’t want to go blind, but I have to thank God. He let it happen for a reason. No matter what happens, you need to thank Him and for what you lose or don’t have on earth, God will give you something much better in heaven. After that, I will take a walk around the neighborhood. I want to look at the houses I live near and I want to see for the last time the faces of my neighbors. Finally, I would walk through a garden, any place will do, as long there are lots of plants or animals. I would use that time to appreciate God’s creations. I want to appreciate the colors of the flowers and all the creatures that would come my way. I would use this first day to appreciate nature and my surroundings. Continue reading

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Grace’s Life Changing Event

Grace Christian Huynh

Since the beginning of the world, things have been changing. Changes happen every day. The change could be small or the change could alter humanity, drastically. But, what about the personal individual changes that happen in our private life? Those individual changes are the most important changes of all, to each one of us.

It was about eight years ago, there was an important change happened to me. I was born into a Christian family. My father was born into a Christian family, too. My mother accepted Jesus in prayer a year before I turned five. I first heard about Jesus and what he did for us on the cross in Sunday school. When I turned six years old, I wanted to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior. At home, I told my parents this. My parents thought I was too young to understand about why Jesus died on the cross for all of mankind. And, of course, I had to admit that I was a sinner in order to accept Jesus as my Savior. My dad asked me questions regarding these things. Continue reading

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