Friday, December 7, 2012

Merry Christmas, etc.

So, I really need to post again. Because it has been a month. So Happy Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for, this semester has been crazy, God is good, and we are almost done.
All the stuff I've thought about writing but haven't had time. Because being a junior is apparently a lot of hard work. At least for me :) This semester has been nuts. Practicum, society leadership, giant projects, ed classes (which mean loads of projects), friend drama, etc.--through it all, my God has been faithful. At the beginning of this semester, I thought I was going to die. Seriously--looking at my syllabus, all the lesson plans, and all the stuff I had to do--it was way overwhelming. I keep telling myself the semesters can't get any busier, and every semester, I'm proven wrong. But next semester is going to be different. Because it is physically not impossible to be any busier than this one :) OK, well that may be a lie. Because I have seen my schedule, and the work hours and stuff, and yeah. It's going to be another semester of depending on God's grace. Which is the best kind anyway. It's really the only way to live.
That was so not the point of this post.I wanted to say Merry Christmas. Yes, i know this is early, but starting Thursday, I am going to be living with pretty much no technology. I am not sure how I'm going to survive (yeah, I am way to dependent on my technology). I am going on a mission trip with MTT ministries to Antigua. It starts the day finals finish, and we get back 2 days before classes start. People ask if I'm going to miss home and family and stuff, and yeah, I am. I love my family, and will miss snow (if we get some) and home and all those traditions, and my church family, and all that. But at the same time, Christmas is when Jesus gave up everything (think: Heaven) to come to earth for me. Compared to what He gave up, I can give up a little bit to serve Him this holiday season. Instead of being obsessed with what I can get, I want to focus on what I can give back. It sounds cheesy, I know. But I am so looking forward to this. There is going to be some homesickness, and stuff. But seriously. The Caribbean? For Christmas? Oh yeah. Please pray for us that we exhausted college students would have strength and energy. But more than that. Pray that we wouldn't get in the way of God doing amazing things in Antigua this Christmas. I am praying that people would be saved. That God would move, and that revival would happen. In me first, then in the lives of those around me. So pray for us.
If you go to this link,you can see our team and there should be updates and stuff. Not quite sure--I don't run the website :)

Please pray! And remember,