"We cannot be sure of the realities of others."
"You get to consciously decide what you has meaning and what doesn’t. That is real freedom. That is being educated and understanding how to think."
According to this buzzfeed color quiz, I am blue. And the description goes:
You are blue! You are cool as a cucumber and unflappable even in the most stressful situations. You can be quiet, but you never come across as shy. You have a serene peacefulness about you and project a sense of confidence and wisdom to everyone you meet. However, you don’t suffer fools gladly and will not tolerate liars. It takes a while to build your trust, but once it is won, you are a loyal and a wonderful friend to have.
I am so angry right now. SO ANGRY at the enemy. STUPID SATAN.
How true is it…"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy."
Last night, the bastard (excuse my potty mouth and thoughts) stole the life of yet another young student at Penn. WHY?! It frustrates and upsets me to no end that the enemy has destroyed another one of God’s beloved by whispering LIES and deceiving her to believe there is no hope and that she is unworthy. LIES. God loves her so much. TRUTH. God’s heart is hurting so much that she believed the lies that she was unloved and inadequate. If only she knew that there’s a heavenly father who loves her so unconditionally and aches to have a personal relationship with her. WE HAVE HOPE. For we know, Jesus said “ I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
God, please make yourself, your love and hope, known on this campus.
Given my lack of posts, I think I’m setting the tone for not posting as frequently this year. That’s okay. Blogging again is a hobby and for fun—not meant to be an obligation.
This year is going to be a crazy busy year, but a great one. God has just been pouring His blessings on me such as allowing me to
- not only avoid a penalty fee, but have a cheaper first month of rent from procrastinating on signing the lease…=P
- enroll in top choice of clinical site
- have a carshare to go shopping (i have a grocery shopping problem)
- serve Red Cross Family Group
- be blessed by the servants team
- develop deeper relationships with 2014 sisters staying in Philly (WS, RH, JB, SK)
There are perhaps many reasons why God wanted me to stay another year and I am here to discover them.
I’ve been looking forward to this road trip all summer and… it did not disappoint!! Correction: GOD did not disappoint! =D
I was just super excited and didn’t make an effort to contain it. When someone made a comment saying I seemed to have really high expectations for the trip, it was good accountability. It made me think about whether my heart was in the right place and what I truly expected of the trip. One of my prayers coming back to Seattle was to not be clouded by my own expectations of where this fellowship at cbc is spiritually. I recognize that it’s not about my own timing and expectations, but it’s all according to His. However, I think it’s important to have biblical expectations too, aka faith.
God was just so good throughout this trip. There was a short period where I had my doubts, but I was just so blessed by how God has worked in this group of people. I already see so much fruit and breakthroughs. I see passion and it’s so so exciting!!! It’s been dry for so long, but God has chosen this generation to bring a revival.
Memorable experiences occurred on this trip for sure:
- small group (Matthew 2:37-40)
- getting lost on the way to the beach
- volleyball bruises + concentration game
- car connect
- friendship bracelets
- breakfast baking
- extended worship/prayer
- shooting stars
I should have known better when I thought that I was going to have plenty of downtime and R&R in Seattle. It’s about halfway through my time home and it feels like it’s going by way too quickly! It was probably unwise for me to pack my schedule the way I did. Literally, the first week back, I was doing something everyday. What have I done?
- volunteer at VBS
- visit the museum of flight
- went on a Seattle scavenger hunt
- crashed worship practice
- grocery shopped a lot
- cooked (haven’t baked yet though *gasp)
- went on a road trip to washington coast
- met up with people
- yelped new restaurants
- participated on a panel
- visited Gates Foundation
- planned for small groups for cbc’s young adult retreat
And these are all things that I bring upon myself because my default personality is to do things, to fill my time, and make the most of it. I get antsy not doing something, and that’s the Martha spirit in me. But frankly, I also realized that I was starving myself from quality alone time. I was getting pretty tired and knew that it was time to fill from the Lord again.
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." ~John 15:5
Cups ~Anna Kendrick
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