The Stand Out Project

Rock, Paper… WHAT? Oh, That American Culture!

Rock, Paper… WHAT? Oh, That American Culture!

Have you ever played rock, paper, scissors? If you were born in America, you know what I am talking about. If you spent your childhood in another country like me, you may have watched the children play it and then concluded, “ Nah, I’ve learned enough games already. But I hope they have fun, and leave me out of it.”   Who needs to be teachable Who said that we should be teachable, no matter h ...[Read More]

Gideon – This Is my Maiden Name

Gideon – This Is my Maiden Name

Contributor: Kay Gideon “The Lord is with you, o valiant warrior.” Judges 6:12 You may know the story of Gideon in the Bible. But here is my story. My parents were divorced when I was 3 years old, and my father was not involved in our lives other than to pay child support. My mother went on to marry again and divorce. She was left with 5 children.   Life was hard for me as a child. I w ...[Read More]

What a Day!

What a Day!

Photo credit: Hannah Carmichael Making the most of your time I’d like to present two main questions in this post: How do you spend an average day, and how should you spend an average day? Everyone knows there are twenty-four hours in a day, but what do you do, and what can you do, with those twenty-four hours? Obviously, a person would most likely not use their complete twenty-four hours of a day, ...[Read More]

Captured by Amazing Lenses

Captured by Amazing Lenses

It all starts with a trip to the zoo carrying in your hand a camera and your new amazing lenses. Now you are ready to capture moments that will forever remind you of the beauty you had a chance to lay your eyes on. And God sees that. Birds from all over the world; animals you never imagined to exist. One question absorbs your concentration: What is the story behind their pretty colors and shapes? ...[Read More]

Feel the Pressure- It’s High School Time!

Feel the Pressure- It’s High School Time!

Have you already felt the pressure in high school? “We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.” 2 Corinthians 4:8 As the years progress, so does the tension in bringing high school to a successful completion. Sometimes it may feel like swimming against the current, trying to get to the other side of life’s season ...[Read More]

What Can I Say? Gratitude!

What Can I Say? Gratitude!

Gratitude is the word of the day. “What can I say? What can I do?” are some of the lyrics of one of my favorite Christian songs. The questions are a perfect match to a day like today – Thanksgiving Day. Gratitude is not a matter of magic. Gratitude is a matter of attitude. As a matter of fact, there is so much to be grateful for, if you choose to be grateful. Words can’t tell all the benefits we a ...[Read More]

Challenges – Facing the Giants in High School

Challenges – Facing the Giants in High School

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9   Are you ready for the challenges life will bring you as you grow into adulthood and maturity? How old do you have to be in order to face and defeat the giant of the unknown? What will it take for you to be successful? These are ...[Read More]

Joseph’s Story Will Inspire You

Joseph’s Story Will Inspire You

Everyone has a story to tell and many have stories that will inspire you. Some stories are funny and tragic, some are about heroes and others about wimps. Some stories can be depressing while others are exciting. There was once a Joseph who also had a very powerful story to tell. He may not have told it himself, but we can find his story told in the book of Genesis in the Bible. So what do we know ...[Read More]

What Do Your Photos Say About You

What Do Your Photos Say About You

The world of photography has advanced to a new level. It has never been easier for a girl to become the center of attention in her own photo. Welcome to the selfie generation! But what do your photos say about you? First of all, you don’t need to be a celebrity or have parents who live off a fat bank account in order to get a marvelous photo of yourself. Thanks to advanced technology and the almos ...[Read More]

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