August 2017 Th!nk Magazine – Responsibility

Hello Readers!
How has your month been? Over here at Th!nk we’ve been switching gears to school which is starting up again soon for a lot of us whether it’s homeschool, public school, or something else. A topic we’ve been exploring is responsibility. Not just in school, however, (though definitely still that!), but in all areas of our lives. Especially in faith. Join us as we welcome our newest author (see ‘About‘ page for more), share with you some healthy school lunch ideas, learn about a new animal in G.A.C., congratulate our latest contest winner and more!



Behind The Scenes – Meet our newest author!

Hey! This is Nina, the new author for Th!nk! So, I’m just going to give a quick intro to me, and then I have a question to ask you. So…. me. I have two older siblings (SarNewest Author Behind the Scenesa is one of the original Th!nk authors), and I love music. Some of my favorite singers/bands are David Dunn, Jamie Grace, Jordan Feliz, and For King and Country. I’m learning to play guitar, I have a passion for writing, and also drawing.  I live in Arizona, but Washington state is my home, if that makes sense :D. So, after that quick intro, now I am going to ask a question:

What do you do for fun?

Now, it’s a simple question, but I want you to just think about it for a bit. If you look at my intro, I mentioned a couple things I do for fun. There’s all sorts of things though! Maybe you swim,  like sports, babysit, go hiking, bake things, or are good with animals. God has a plan for you. Most likely, you have no idea what it is. I have no idea, whatsoever, what God’s plan is for me. Maybe it will involve singing/guitar, drawing, or writing, but I have no idea. And things could change a whole lot! But God gave me these passions, he gave you your talents, and they will be apart of God’s plan for you. We often get confused. What does God want for us? What’s the most important thing we should do now?  What if we’re confused, because there’s so many possibilities for God’s plan? Don’t complain about that. God will close doors and open doors, He will take things away from you if he needs, and you probably will gain many more talents that will be apart of God’s plan. We just need to remember that things never  work out in our timing, they work out in God’s  timing. We can’t change His plan, because he is unchangeable.

So, do what you can now, use your talents for God, now. It doesn’t matter if you think you’re “too young”  or are making excuses. Use what you have now, until God closes the door, or opens the door wider.

Nice to meet you! Have a good month!

Behind The Scenes – Goodbye, and Welcome

Behind the Scenes

Life never stops moving. It is so full of change. And with people that come and go. We at Th!nk will be missing Ellie, as she continues on to the next season of life. As she is starting at the community college, this will be Ellie’s last magazine for the time being. We are thankful for her writing, her art, her formatting, and all her contributions to Th!nk. Ellie, we are excited for you as you enter this next phase of life! I am thankful that our friendship won’t end here… I really appreciate your care for others and their interests, for your love of music, fantasy, and pencils. Thank you for being a part of this, Ellie!

People come and go. We ourselves go many places following God and leave many. Nina has joined our path for a time. We are happy to welcome her as part of the Th!nk team. This will be her first official month with us, though she has written many times for Th!nk in the past. Welcome Nina!

Is life changing for you? Maybe at an alarming pace? Well, it is totally normal, and you are not alone. If you are leaving siblings in Christ, or if they are leaving you, take comfort in the knowledge that in addition to the time here on earth, you will have eternity with them in Heaven! Our General just wants us to go to different wings of the army for now… so that we can conquer even more effectively!