Posts Tagged ‘Relationships’

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Need to post!

September 25, 2009

If anyone out there is still reading this, THANK YOU!

I’m in despearate need of putting up an “update” post. I’ve been back in the States for over a month and a half, it’s about time to catch everyone (and myself) up on all that has happened!

Here’s a little preview:

-Had an awesome time with Mi2 Debriefing (reverse culture shock= going to Holiday World)

-Had tons of fun adjusting back to Kentucky allergies (they were terrible for about 2 weeks)

-Had a great time packing minimally for college (I hate when I bring too many things!)

-Moved into my new house in LEXINGTON. Registered for classes at the UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY!

-Daniel and I have gotten to spend so much time together! We’re finally able to drive each other crazy! It’s awesome because we’ve never had this much time together 🙂 We’re also learning a TON. Boy do I need a huge dose of humility…

-I’ve gotten involved with CSF (Christian Student Fellowship) ministries on campus- they have an awesome group of people!

-I was BAPTIZED on August 24th in a pond outside of Southland Christian Church (my new “church home”)

-I got a babysitting job with 2 pretty cute kids

-Daniel and I have gotten involved with “Church of All Nations”- a congregation of about 50- many of the families are refugees from The Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and there’s even a family from Kenya! God places those close to your heart near to you- who would have though that I’d have a piece of Africa in Lexington?

-Daniel and I are having “date time” each week, it’s so special!

-Mowgli (the crusty eyed kitty featured in a few posts last year) is still the most awesome cat in the world.

Above and beyond all of this- God is amazing. He’s continually teaching me new things. I’m still praying for a vision and direction for my future- I will graduate in May (Praise the Lord!) but past that, I have no idea where he’s going to take me. Father, I commit my life into your hands. Use me as you will, Father send me out to advance your kingdom.

And again, if you’ve been reading/checking for updates, you ROCK! Be blessed abundantly!

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Lake post 1

August 4, 2008

I had an awesome weekend at the lake! It was full of adventure, friends, “family” and immense amounts of fun. It’s been said before, but Friday night/Saturday morning was pretty awesome 😀 I realized that I’m not meant to jump off of high rocks, my rear likes to hit the water first. That doesn’t usually result in any “good” feelings in the tail bone region, so I think I’ll stay away from super-high jumping rocks for a little while. Daniel, Angela, Jake and I took a trip to Narnia. It took an ATV and a go-kart to get there. We needed 2 ATV’s as the go-kart became stuck time after time.

It was amazing to see the stars at the lake. I always thought I had a pretty good view of the stars at home (even better when we were out in Colorado), but I was wrong. Every teeny-tiny star was out, God designs some awesome stuff. Sitting on a gently rocking boat, listening to Jack Johnson, sitting next to someone pretty awesome- it was the perfect cap to the weekend.

I cannot begin to explain how great it is for me to see functioning families. I was surrounded by married couples, and you could just see their love for one another, for their families and for God POUR out. I don’t really know if the Brewers know how much it means to me to see that type of relationship, but I hope that I’ll get to spend more time with them in the future, and perhaps one day I’ll be able to show my gratitude.

I was so excited about the events of the weekend when I came home, so I began to tell my parents all about my adventures. I told my mom and dad that if they were ever invited to go to the Lake, they should jump at that opportunity! My dad immediatley replied “I wouldn’t go if you paid me.” I asked him why, and he said “I don’t trust people. I can’t trust people anymore. I’d rather be alone.” I was shocked. I didn’t hold my tongue, I responded to him by saying that isn’t a way to live life. God put Adam on the earth, but he gave him a spouse, another human being. God did not intend man to be alone. The conversation didn’t go past that point, but after my dad left the room, I told my mom that I wasn’t going to take much life advice from him- for the sake of my own happiness. I pray that God gives my dad peace and a hope. I want him to feel wanted. i want him to feel loved. He needs the awesome, unconditional love of our holy Father. I pray that some awesome Christian men will enter into his life, to show them how life with Christ can be fulfilling. Life with Christ is the only way. The only way.

I did find this website http://www.handsandfeet.net/Updates/Updates.html. This site just makes me excited about God’s plan for the future 🙂

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Diving In

June 18, 2008

From the show “Off the Grid”, Les Stroud (Survivorman) said “You have to dive head-first into your dreams”. On the show, Les and his family are transforming a barn on acerage into their eco-friendly dream home. They dove head first into their dream.

My dream is to Go. The Lord opens doors, and when I see the light, I’m diving in head first. It’s not a blind dive, because I have the Ultimate Savior guiding me. How amazing is that?

I’m diving in, I’m going deep in over my head, I want to be

Caught in the rush, lost in the flow,

in over my head, I want to go.

The river’s deep, the river’s wide,

the river’s water is alive

So sink or swim, I’m diving in!

(Steven Curtis Chapman)

I finished reading Captivating today. What a marvelous book. I cannot wait to begin Wild at Heart. I’m feeling a struggle with many things. One aspect of my life I’ve been lifting up in prayer is my family. Another facet of my life has been the struggle that is all too common to young adults: I’m having to deal with becoming my own person (shaped uniquely by the hands of God), while my parents want me to remain their little girl. There are boundaries and rules that need to be established between my parents and myself. I love my parents, yet I feel trapped and stifled in my own home. I cannot put words to it.

I desire and open relationship with them, but I feel as if they won’t open up to that idea. I’ve been asking the Lord to open up conversation with them.

Today was such a Spirit-filled day. I found myself going about my daily activities, but in a totally different fashion than before. I found myself turning to prayer throughout the day. A sense of peace simply washed over me when I had those times with Him.

On another note, hammocks are a wonderful way to enjoy the majestic beauty of the outdoors that His hands created. 🙂