It ain't easy being a teen... and Jackie O. understands that well. Take her sound, faith-filled advice as we walk with God together.
Jacqueline Overpeck is a multi-published inspirational author who loves to offer encouragement to readers. Jacqueline and her husband, Arnold, are both CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors, and Speakers Services) graduates. They enjoy the outdoors, and traveling in their spare time with their Maltese dog, Coconut.
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Friday, June 24, 2011
It’s summer vacation! Yeah… wait, what was that? You’re not cheering? Perhaps it’s because your friends are at the beach while you’re trapped in a classroom? I wouldn’t cheer either. You’ve already been through the regular school year with noisy class bells and exhausting exams. And now this! You’re probably asking yourself, “How am I going to make it through the hot summer studying instead of swimming?”
Friday, May 13, 2011
No limo. No ruffled dress. No dancing shoes. Just a boat full of average girls like me who are dateless too. How come a cute guy hasn’t asked me to prom? This is so typical. I didn’t want to go anyways… Does this sound like a conversation you’ve had with your girlfriends? If so, here are three tips to help you survive when you’re positively promless.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
According to an article from "The Washington Post", increasing numbers of teenagers and college students report feeling under stress. We all need God to step into our lives and ease the worries and pain. We need His redeeming love to wash over our hearts and carry our cares out to sea.
Monday, January 31, 2011
When you find yourself hesitating to get involved because you’ve been emotionally inhibited by fear and stress, it’s time to re-center yourself with God’s Word. Comparing yourself to others around you only leads to self-doubt. Instead, look at what God says about you. Then, be the best “you” that you can be.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
According to a recent report from the Family Research Council, 55 percent of teenagers live in families where their biological parents have rejected one another. Of the 12.8 million teenagers ages 15-17 in the U.S. in 2008, 7 million were living with one birth parent only, with a birth parent and a stepparent, with two cohabiting parents, or with neither parent (in adoptive or foster families, in group quarters, or on their own).
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I’ve heard teens say they hate when their parents ask, “who are you texting?” Sure, it can be annoying to have to answer. Can't a gal or guy even text without getting the run around? Geez. But, what if your parents didn't have to ask who you are texting because you are actually texting them? Yes, this may seem a bit weird at first. But consider how it might help your parents feel loved.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Psalm 92:1 declares “It is good to give thanks to the Lord” (NKJV). Colossians 4:2 continues, “Devote yourselves to prayer being… thankful” (NIV). Prayer is when you stop everything else to actively communicate with God. You might offer Him praise, make a request, seek guidance, confess sins, or simply express the thoughts and feelings of your heart.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
According to New York Fashion Week, the hot trends for fall 2010 are conservative glamour, chick urban warriors, and eccentric color combinations. While fashion trends come and go, true style is generated from an inward beauty that emanates inside out. After all, how can you really be a chick urban warrior on the outside if you’re torn up inside?
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
It’s autumn, football season, and time for the homecoming dance. Though it's sure to be an exciting evening and important high school memory, the night will pass and your life will soon go on. The most valuable base theme on homecoming night and throughout high school is that you keep your faith strong… despite all of the drama.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Let’s create a game plan now so you’ll be able to resist temptations that would otherwise make you weak due to their heaviness. You see, when you’re weak in resolve, it’s easier to succumb. You can make up your mind today to go through the 2010-2011 school year with good grades, good friends, and good times. Let’s put an end to unwarranted pressures before homecoming even hits.