Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jump in

As God would have it, I'm heading to Biola this August!

I'm freaking out.

With all there is to think about with getting ready for college, my brain has been on overload mode for a few weeks now. What with new books, new classes, new professors, new roommates, and new locations on my mind, I am feeling myself become more and more attached to the normal, the safe. I like living where I am now. I love the people I am around, and the thought of leaving them breaks my heart.

Now, you may think I'm being SUPER dramatic about this. Yah, I guess I might be, but I can't help but think about the changes that not only me, but those I love will be going through.

I know that if I let God take over the wheel, I will not come back the same person I left as.

What kind of person will I become?
What kind of people will my friends and family become?

Even though I'm scared out of my mind, I know I need to take the plunge.

I need to jump in, hold nothing back, and let God take care of not only me, but also my loved ones.

So, as this summer quickly fades to memory, I prepare myself for the next big step in my journey. I'm scared. I'm excited. I'm worried. I'm nervous, but I'm also ready.

Ready to take the plunge. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thank God for Rainy Days!


  Have you ever just sat and thought about how awesome God is? I don't do it enough, but last night I was enchanted by the softly falling rain and couldn't help but think what a great God I have. He has provided so much in my life. All the love songs in the world don't do His love justice, all the words written by man could never fully describe Him, and all the music in the world can never fully capture His colorful spirit. 
  One of my favorite God created things is rainy nights. There is just something so beautiful about the sound of rain hitting the pavement, the smell of fresh air, and the light of the moon and stars that shyly peek out around dark clouds. If I could live in one moment forever, that would be it. Nights like these inspire me to write, draw, learn, and love. What an amazing God he is! 
  As my time at home quickly passes by, I have tried to capture wonderful moments like these, and store them away in my memory. I can't help but think about how different life is going to be away from home. I will be without the support that I have always had from my parents, and that thought scares me. But I just have to keep remembering what an awesome God I have! He has provided for me in the past, so why wouldn't he do it now?

I am so thankful for His blessings, I thought I would make a list ;)

I am thankful for my parents.
I am thankful for my hilarious group of friends :)
I am thankful for rainy nights/days
I am thankful for the roof over my head that keeps me dry.
I am thankful for chocolate.
I am thankful for caffeine. 
I am thankful for food in general. (It's really the bomb :P)
I am thankful for my crazy siblings.
I am thankful for the ability to read my bible without getting arrested.
I am thankful for my spiritual gifts.
I am thankful for God's grace.
I am thankful for God's joy.
I am thankful for God's peace.
I am thankful for healing.
I am thankful for love.

There is so much I am thankful for. I bet it could fill a whole book! 

Praise the Lord today for what he has given you! Make your own thankful list, and take some time out of your day to just sit and meditate on the AWESOMENESS of our Lord!

Much Love,