*breathe in...breathe out* *breathe in...out*
well, hello friends. i can easily say, i couldn't be happier to be writing this post. why? because i'm writing it as i sit in my bible college coffee shop. wait.
yup. that's right. after a two hour car ride filled with good-bye texts, heavy thoughts and prayer, i made it. i received my key and began to move in to my new home.
this next week was filled with orientations, syllabi, roommates, and signing up for classes. for whatever reason, the Lord called me to take 22 credits this semester. (pray for me.)
let me just say, i have one of the most beautiful campuses ever. i have lived here for over 2 weeks now and i still can't believe it. but i will let the picture do the talking.
last week was filled with firsts. first day of classes. first meeting for my new job. first paper due. (way too soon i might add) and the first time everything set in. everything became much more real and i was stricken with fear and uncertainty.
new places. new people. new things. new chapters. new life. it is a lot to take in at one time.
but. the Lord is in control. for whatever reason, He has called me here right now. He has called me to be sitting at His feet and listening. Not doubting, not fearing, not question.
in these moments of fear, i have to know that He has a plan, He has a purpose, and that He will provide. I have also discovered to find joy in the ordinary.
finding joy in hectic days.
finding joy when it is 77 degrees and i am able to study outside.
finding joy in the facetime dates and hour long phone calls.
finding joy in the amazing roommates the Lord has given me.
finding joy in non-home cooked meals.
finding joy in missing my family and friends.
finding joy in the long nights and early mornings.
finding joy in always feeling tired.
finding joy in the midnight trips to denny's with the roommates.
finding joy in the peace He has placed in my heart.
finding joy in the unknown future.
finding joy in my beautiful and wonderful Savior.