A trip is worth more than a thousand words. - My Family Travels

When it comes to religion, everyone believes something. Weather it is that there is no god, there are many gods, or there is only one god. Although I am a Christian, i used to often wonder why there are so many other beliefs and religions. It made me think that maybe, my religion was all wrong and I felt a little ashamed to admit I was a Christian! It was summer of 2009 when this was happening, and I was going to Panama City with my youth group. I only wanted to go because my friends were going. Each day, we would go worship in the morning, hear a sermon, go to the beach all day, go to worship again, hear another sermon, have devotions, then go to bed and start all over again the next day. When listening to the sermons in the morning, I could hardly pay attention, so anxious to go out on the beach! But the youth pastor's sermon's started speaking to me. I realized why as a Christian we believe in what we do, and it helped solve some problems in my life, but most importantly, it helped me start loving myself for who I am. I remember going out on the beach and thinking, wow, the God I believe in made this beautiful place, and he also made me and thinks I am just as beautiful as this. Now, I don't mean to push my religion on anyone, but this trip made me grow closer to the god I believe in and figure so much about his plan for me. The picture of me walking the beach in the sunset, represents me fully accepting my religion, and myself just the way I am. That picture may be worth a thousand words, but everything i learned on that trip, was certainly worth so much more.

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