Friday, June 22, 2012

Here we go!

The past week has been non-stop, but SO WONDERFUL! Thankful for the Lord's timing with everything and not mine. From getting to see some of my best friends in one of very favorite places on earth, being part of two of my very best friends wedding, and off to Haiti I go... I am so thankful!

Cannot wait to go LOVE on these people.
Happy Wedding Jeff + Caroline, love you both so much.
happy happy happy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Welcome to the A-T-L!

The past month has been a whirlwind with making a big girl move to the big city. It has been one of the most faith strengthening steps of my life - completely stepping into a new territory, everything unfamiliar, and basically starting over. Beautiful lesson of the sweet Lord being my only comfort, and consistency. His voice booming in those moments of loneliness, awkwardness, and newness. These are the times I definitely want to remember. Moving isn't all that glamorous, as one might think (I'm sure all you rookie real-worlders agree). Being new in town kind of reminds of me of junior high all over again - trying to make new friends, going places alone, walking into a place and knowing no one, and feeling awkward... yep, all that's missing is braces.

With saying that and fully being in the pruning and stripping process the Lord has me in, I have LOVED it. There has been so much fruit as well. I have been incredibly blessed with the Lord placing some of the most wonderful of people around me. I have gotten super close to an AMAZING family who has completely taken me in, I have a job that I adore and that I look forward to going every day - my patients are such a blessing, and sweet friends who have become like family to me. I see the Lord's faithfulness so clearly and I am just trying to soak every ounce of it in. Keeping my eyes on Him, focusing, and trusting, even in the unknown.

Isn't it funny at the end of yourself, you find everything. I have become more in love with the person of Jesus more than ever. Paul got it right,

"Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing WORTH of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ." Philippians 3:8 

The spring semester was a hard one. a growing one. painful one. And though I have not suffered to the extent of Paul, I get a glimpse of what he is saying in a new light. Counting them as rubbish, IN ORDER than I may gain Christ. Yes. I pray that always be the cry of my heart. Whatever may come, that I say yes to the Lord, and to more of Him. Sometimes it takes the storm, to see how deep your roots are. So expectant for the new road He is making, and the story He is weaving...