a few notes.
Day 3 of insanity and dieting.. Already dropped 4 pounds. yay for getting in shape.
On a more serious note.. though.
Ever since I moved back home (temporarily or for good :P) I have been learning everyday how good God has been to me. Im reminded everyday how hard my parents work when I get up early, only to see that my dad has been up earlier—starting work. Or when my mom always leaves some new clothes on my bed. Im blessed to see witness the growth and struggles of my hard-working, God-loving younger sister. Each of us has our own struggles, our worries, and fears, but that is why we are family—and why we are a part of the Kingdom family.
I’m also reminded how I really don’t have close friends in Chicago…. haha. But I need to remember that these are all factors that Satan can use to put me in harms way. I know that I can’t let my awesome college community hold me back from the bigger things God has in store for me.
Blessings are all around me.
I’ve been pretty good with approaching everyday with intentionality.
God, please continue to help me grow and feed this fire that I have burning for You and Your Kingdom. The road is only getting narrower, and obstacles continue to resist my forward motion—but I trudge onwards.
caption: Boy mourns the death of his violin teacher as he plays at his teacher’s funeral. He had helped this boy escape poverty and violence by taking him and similar boys under his wing.
2013 started out as a year of mourning for me.. And so many people around me experienced similar losses throughout the year. And as I recently have reflected these past few days in light of recent tragic events, I cannot mask the sorrow that comes from a loved one’s departure… That emptiness from parting goodbye leaves a lingering wound that bores at your heart and soul. But even in this pain, I think God has been reminding us that “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the passing of his Saints” -Psalm 116:15.
Prayers out to all. Prayers out to you.
hold onto the throne of God
something that P.Matt said during prayer meeting today. “Hold onto the throne of God—His sovereignty in the darkness.”
true. ain’t no failure stopping me.
the bulls and part of why i love them.
Rose = Grew up in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago
Butler = Homeless at the age of 13
Deng = Born in war-torn Sudan
Gibson = Grew up in Brooklyn where all his best friends were killed.
Boozer = Father had 3 jobs in order to survive; his dinner was always bread.
Noah= Always booed wherever he walked. Hated by many throughout his life.
wow is all i can say.
once again, floored by God’s grace. Thank you Lord for providing me with the JCA community—my friendship with my brothers and sisters are eternal :)
Prayers were heard. Hope remains.
another 10. friends, groups of friends, funny moments, and beautiful places.
Just a few of the favorite college moments captured. Maybe ill share some more later.
random thought of the day.
for glory? idk.
I wonder what it really feels like to participate in the Olympics. Representing your country, your people. Celebrating with athletes from everywhere around the world.
its a cool event.