Thursday, October 29, 2015

Stress stress stress stress STRESS

Oy! I have something coming up today at work that I'm so very nervous and stressed about. I'm not going to share what it is until everything is resolved but I hate this feeling of anxiety and dread. I had a terrible restless sleep filled with weird Dateline-inspired dreams. I want today to be over with so everything can be worked out!

I keep praying and trusting that God will give me peace and wisdom to say the right things, and that those who are listening would be open and receptive. I need to calm down and just know that it will be ok.

It will be ok.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

That Time of the Year

For colorful fall leaves and Halloween decorations. For midterms and papers and plenty of reading.

And for...

Gymnastics World Championships!

Which is why I have been a bad blogger here on my personal blog, I've been posting a lot on my gym blog. But never fear, I'll be back to a more regular posting schedule soon enough. Until then I'll be in sports fan  heaven.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

God's Grace

I'm in a young adult group at my church, we've been meeting since early summer and plan on continuing indefinitely. This group has been a tremendous blessing to me. The leaders are people who care about all of us so much and the teachings are always so Bible centered and applicable.

I've also met so many wonderful people who I look forward to seeing every week, people who love the Lord and strive to be more like Him in all they do. People who aren't centered around themselves and who can give me good, sound advice. I had so many friends in high school that I really loved and cared about, friends that I made awesome memories with. But they were not friends that could lead me down the righteous path. They were good people but they were not Godly people.

As I get older, I'm learning that I can always have friends who aren't Christians and that's ok, but I also need to have friends that are. I need to have people holding me accountable and lifting me up. When I was younger and in Sunday School, there were a lot of girls my age who I thought seemed really nice but I was so intimidated by them that we never really became friends. I thought they all seemed like the perfect Christians, infinitely better than me. Now I know that everyone has their own stumbling blocks and things to deal with, no one is perfect. I have learned to cast my insecurities aside and just talk to people without worrying if I'm inferior. God loves us all!!

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.;" 
Jeremiah 29:11