Friday, January 30, 2009

Panera in Alabama

How I love cafes. I love to sit down and just be able to write on my computer, no matter the circumstances. I unfortunately came to the position of having to leave Louisville, Kentucky and head south to Huntsville, AL with some friends for the time being. With the ice storm hitting Louisville and the possibilitiy of more snow in the days ahead, being in Kentucky isn't the wisest of ideas right now, so here I am, blogging on a computer, and trying to get a paper finished for my J-term that's due a week from today. I am almost on my 5th page, and then I'll have about 6 more pages to finish. It's not as hard as it sounds, it's just a tedious amount of work. I'll write again soon. PEACE!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Ice and Snow

It's wintertime up here in Kentucky, so what do you expect? Classes were cancelled today and now people are saying that we may not have classes tomorrow either. I am happy about that. I am trying to get myself caught up on things with myself. Japan is getting closer and closer and I am seeing how much God's love is helping me get through the day to day things. I would always think that I am not godo enough to be doing missions overseas, but this isn't something that happened by accident. Now I'm back at school, getting everything prepared for the summer. I am leaving in 3 months and 16 days for the greatest journey that I could ever think God would set before me.

Here's something I found in the book of Ecclessiastes, and I thought it fit into what God is preparing in Japan.

Generations come and Generations Go,
But the Earth Remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun sets and hurries back to where it rises
The wind blows to the south and turns to the north, round and round it goes, ever returning on its course. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.
All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again, there is nothing new under the sun.

Eccl. 1:4-9 (NIV)

That's something I hope will sincerely encourage you. Always remember that the thoughts in the back of your head telling you that you can't do something because its too big is nonsense. God is bigger than anything you could possibly conceive. When you give into Satan's lies, it is how you are doubting God's goodness in your life. Trust me when I say this, God can conquer anything in your life and by trusting him, your life will turn for the better. It always does!