Thursday, November 6, 2008

when I grow up...

Right now, I should be researching instead of blogging, but let's be honest, writing is much more relaxing than researching at this hour. And it's been a super long day. OK good, now I've justified my procrastination.

Tonight in class the topic was and will continue to be traumatic brain injuries and therapy. I've been leaning towards this area for the last few months and my interest is only confirmed by nights like tonight. I don't know how to explain it other than I feel like my focus is narrowing. The Lord is deepening a compassion in my heart for this population that is having to relearn basic skills robbed from them by injury. There is so much to learn, but I'm excited to see where the Lord continues to lead.
So often I've questioned the Lord's will for my life, especially at a crossroads such as now when determining a job. It's so easy to take the burden of choosing the right path on myself; second guessing myself as to whether or not I'm in the Lord's will in decisions about a job. Yet, if I know the Lord's ultimate will is that I bring Him glory through loving His people and sharing the Gospel, the burden of choosing the right venue is lifted. This is not to discredit the importance of seeking the Lord's direction, rather as an encouragement not to be paralyzed by the fear of choosing the wrong route. Pursue His will where you are today. Love His people with His love. Whether you're where you want to be or not, whether you're at a fork in the road of your journey, or you've just made a seemingly life altering decision...walk confidently in His leading.

"Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God." -Jim Elliot

Monday, November 3, 2008


This weekend I went home for a family wedding. It was great to see a ton of my family. I'm so thankful for my family. Everyone is so different, but somehow we all fit together. Friday night Dad and I watched the ASU game from the nice warm house. Some might discredit my loyalty for not physically attending the game, but I have my priorities....warmth being at the top of the list. :) ASU of course dominated...on to Elon and WCU.

Saturday I got to put my Elementary Ed degree to work in making a Thanksgiving bulletin board for Mom.

Chad and Ashley came in for the wedding. After all the festivities we went out for dinner. All the siblings plus a cousin and my newest "brother" Kevin.

In the parking lot all of the sudden I hear Daniel say, "John McCain." I turned around and saw all the boys posing. It was hilarious...well at least some of us thought so P.S. We're all about some McCain...

Sunday, Mom and I were able to have a really good talk making dinner together. I'm so thankful for her wisdom and encouragement. She's absolutely a "Titus 2" woman for me.
"Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored."
Titus 2:3-5
(minus the whole husband and children part yet) :)