i heard the birds chirping today. it made me smile. the melting of the snow and the sweet sunshine has brought vibrant life back into my soul. I feel as if people tend to switch into survivor mode when the winter months come and begin to wear on our nerves and spirits, which makes spring such a wonderful time of year.
Spring break starts this week and once it comes i am off on my chicago adventure.
I have been so encouraged by peoples giving and interest in the trip. I am convinced that God has a lot planned- whether we will know what it is or not – i am convinced that He is behind the trip. I can’t wait to follow where he has been leading.
School has luckily calmed down after weekend. I still have projects but it is much more manageable. I am very proud that i survived and finished everything and on time!! 🙂
God really encouraged me this week too through friends and family, and external things. This week having been very up and down, in that it was filled with EXCELLENT things, and BIG downers- God never let go and seemed to keep whispering in my ear that ‘everything is going to be o.k.’.
one cool thing- that was completely shocking happened on thursday!
I entered a competition to get into the literary and art journal that our school publishes every year. they do not accept all applicants, but i got one drawing in. I was estatic. They pick the pieces in the fall, and then in the spring one piece in art and one piece in writing gets a 100$ prize. As a freshman i didn’t expect anything- much less from the piece i had gotten in- BUT to my great surprise i won!!
i was in tears. 🙂
Also another great encouragment was this past saturday when i went to work with my leadership team with some refugees. the experience was incredible and once again (and i don’t think my team knows this) brought tears to my eyes. we fought through the language and cultural and religious barriers and had an amazing time! it was so amazing to see everyone step up and interact with the love of Christ on their hearts and minds.
oh and for those of you who have been praying for beauty week: it was incredible. it was VERY powerful on our wing and also across campus!
Praise GOD He MOVES! HE IS A LIVING GOD! 🙂