I’m in a short story contest! Yay!

Hey everyone! A while back I entered in the Write Michigan Short Story Contest, and I learned yesterday that I’m a semifinalist. One of the awards is for Reader’s Choice, which is decided by public vote. If you’re interested in reading the story, check it out at  http://writemichigan.org/vote.html, under Teen Entries. If you like it, please vote! 😉

The Christian Airplane

Have you ever heard of an airplane made of cardboard? One that could fly through the air, carrying its passengers to whatever their destination for no payment at all? Neither have I. At least, not one that actually worked. Welcome to another installment of TriforcePower everyone. Today I want to talk about a subject that my dad brought up fairly recently: the Christian’s super power. Continue reading “The Christian Airplane”

PokeMystery: Mr. Bonding and the Pokemon Timeline

Hey everyone and welcome to the last post of PokéMonth for another year! This is a post I’ve been looking forward to doing because it’s about something I’ve only discovered recently. So grab your magnifying glasses everyone, it’s time to dig into a mystery. Continue reading “PokeMystery: Mr. Bonding and the Pokemon Timeline”

Mega Evolution: Yays and Nays

Hello everyone and welcome to an exciting new edition of Pokémonth! Goodness, an entire month has nearly come and gone, and hardly a post to show for it! Some people may not know, but Pokémonth originally started in celebration of the release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y back in 2013. Now, three years later, another game that’s shaking up the rules of Pokémon is being released, and so I thought it would be nice to go back and take a look at one of the big shake ups of X and Y’s release: Mega Evolution.   Continue reading “Mega Evolution: Yays and Nays”


Ah, smell that in the air, folks?  No, it’s not the smell of freshly fallen leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and early Christmas decorations (though those are all great).  It’s the smell of…Pokémonth!  It’s that time of year again when I break out all of the stuff involving Pokémon that I’ve been brewing over lately and put it to good use. 😉

For all of you wondering, I will continue to work on posting about my recent trip to Brazil, and I hope to even do some posting about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.  I’ve been really looking forward to this month, not just because this will have been my third month celebrating, but because I’ll be talking on things like Mega Evolution, Pokémon Sun and Moon, and inter-game timelines.  I hope you guys are looking forward to this as much as I am, because I want to make this the best Pokémonth yet.  See you guys soon!

I’m Back From Brazil!

Hi everyone! I know it’s been awhile, but yes, I did go to Brazil and I made it back in one piece! Of course, I actually left and came back in July, but I’ve been- no never mind, I’m not going to make excuses. I got lazy.  But that’s all behind me. It’s time to sit down and tell you about my trip! Continue reading “I’m Back From Brazil!”

Preparing for Brazil, Part One

Hey everyone! I’m glad to be sitting and writing again, I’ve had a fairly exciting couple of weeks recently. I’ve been doing school work, helping out with my church’s vacation Bible school, and (of course), preparing for my upcoming trip to Brazil! And by upcoming, I mean two-to-three days. I am feeling both nervous, and excited. Thankfully, our trip got pushed back a few days, which means my family has more time to prepare. This is going to be my first trip out of the country, as well as my first missions trip, and I just wanted to say very quickly to everyone who’s supported me:

Thank you so much! 🙂

It has been so wonderful getting so much encouragement and support! I am now fully paid and have completed almost all of the requirements I was given, and thus am now almost ready to go. As part of my thanks for helping me out, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve had to do in order to get ready to go to Brazil with my Youth Group. If your interested, please feel free to click here. Continue reading “Preparing for Brazil, Part One”

My First Missions Trip

Hi there everyone!  This is your friendly blogger buddy, and I want to tell you some exciting news: I’m going with my youth group on a missions trip to Brazil! We’re heading to Recife (pronounced ruh-SEE-fee), from July 1st through July 18th to help out a summer camp, Camp Paradise.

Camp Paradise is a Christian youth camp where we will spend the first week doing things like:

  • helping with activities for the junior campers
  • cutting down an invasive species of palm tree
  • doing the dishes (all by hand)
  • painting buildings
  • sharing our testimonies and speaking in chapel

The second week, we attend camp alongside the Brazilian campers. We’ll be able to get to know the Brazilians and their culture on a more personal level while we also learn about God. Continue reading “My First Missions Trip”