Summer

I’m not gonna lie, this summer has already been long and hard.  I had to give up talking on the phone with a friend that I talked to almost every day and was extremely encouraged by and who was often available in times where the encouragement or just a listening ear was needed.  For the summer we have exchanged phone calls for letters, but a letter only comes once every other week (I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s just the beginning).  I have not been able to find a job (no shortage of interviews, but who wants to hire someone who is California bound for 2 months?).  Without a job, I have had to fight extra hard not to become lazy and there have been days where I have lost the fight. Also, without a job, my dependence on God has been taken to a higher level.  On top of all that, a dear friend of mine (and her husband) just left for Uganda, where they will stay for two years.  She has been a mentor to me for years now, and it has been really sad having to say good-bye, but at the same time, I am so happy because I know the people they meet will be just as blessed by them as I was.

With all of these difficulties, great opportunity has arrived.  The opportunity to get to know my Heavenly Father even better and to strengthen our relationship before I head off to California.  I’m still ruminating on some things He has been teaching me and some things I have read/heard the past few weeks.  I will post more on those things sometime next week ….

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  1. SGRWebster
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 09:56:59

    Ephesians 3:14 – “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

    20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

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  2. anon4him
    Jun 28, 2008 @ 11:45:41

    It’s good to hear that even though you are being put through trials, you continue to seek out God. 🙂 He’s definitely the one you need to be talking to… or the one we ALL need to be talking to.

    God bless!

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  3. molly
    Jun 29, 2008 @ 17:26:26

    i am praying for ya… lets do coffee when i get back from SC?

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  4. molly
    Jul 03, 2008 @ 22:48:45

    I had a dream last night that we were both @ EBC… Lol it had grown a lot though, there were a TON of students! We had dorms too… No sign of Francis though, bummer = (

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  5. Alymc
    Jul 07, 2008 @ 19:18:36

    I don’t imagine your dream coming true in the time I’m at EBC. Haha.
    I still have no place to live … I’m working on it though.
    I might blog for EBC … haha. That would be interesting.
    Coffee when you get back would be wonderful, by the way.

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