“As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”—C.S. Lewis (he’s awesome. starting to gather his quotes…expect one a day…heh.)
a year ago, this trip would have been a dream come true. now, I’m homesick and I haven’t even left yet.
amazing how much things change in just a year.
Lord, I ask you to give me peace, patience, wisdom, and strength to deal with the situation and my parents.
dear christine from april 25th, 2011, it really is amazing how much things change in just a year. i want you to know that the Lord will answer your prayers. He is being so patient, so gracious, and so merciful with you right now. i know you think that this relationship you’re in right now is so important and that you think he’s “the one,” that he’s worth all this trouble you’re causing your parents…man, God is so patient with us. He will have His way in your life and you won’t believe where you’ll end up in just a year. i want to let you know that God will heal and restore your relationship with your parents and give you such a big heart for them. you will be set free and you will be healed and walk in your healing. God will send you an amazing community to support you, cover you, and bless you. you will start an intimate relationship with the Lord and you will learn that your identity is in being His beloved, His daughter and nothing else. God will use you in ways that you’ve never even imagined. you will learn that you need Jesus more and more each day.
and you will look back and say, “it really is amazing how much things change in just a year.”
i was expecting to get free stuff. i did not get free stuff. i just ended up walking around in the sun with a heavy backpack looking for places to eat because all the usual places were packed with visiting seniors and families.
the weather is pretty awesome. kind of hot, but it’s so nice. i want to go to the beach or go swimming!!
unfortunately, i’m at the library right now…studying for the worst week of my semester (and it’s not even finals week yet).
this library is really nice though! it kind of makes up for the fact that i’m in here right now.
this weather makes me homesick…i miss my family and family vacations.
i don’t know why, but i hecka miss korea. i’ve been missing it a lot more lately…idk when i’m going to go though since i’m in college now and i actually have stuff to do over summer…
“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”—C.S. Lewis (via jspark3000)
i know it’s still a few weeks away, but i realized that this is the first mother’s day i’m super excited for! i can’t wait to shower my mom with gifts and love!! i know that’s something i should do everyday, but you know what i mean haha. i think this is just a testament to how much God has worked in me and my family over the past year. one year ago…man, praise the Lord that i am not in the same place that i was last year with family. He has given me such a heart for my parents! i know there’s still a lot more that needs to be worked on, but it’s an amazing change from just a year ago or even last semester.
i’m so excited to go back home! i can’t wait to spend time with my family. :)
“Truth is not an idea. Truth is a person.
Freedom comes not from understanding, but from relationship.
“Then you will know truth, and the truth will set you free.””—John 8:32. Abba inspired. (via jyu27)
lots of things on my mind lately that pertain to this. do I really want to take risks and go through with all of these desires I’ve had for so long? or do I want to be safe and comfortable with the way things have been going, with what I’m “good at”…
french study abroad dance
I’ve been feeling like my college experience is lacking something and I’m thinking it’s that I haven’t tried anything new or gone after things that I’ve been wanting to do. I need to get more involved.
what’s holding me back? fear…? fear of what? embarrassing myself? failure? why should I be afraid? God loves me no matter what and He is the one I’m living for. so then why is it so hard for me to just go out there and do it?
will I regret it later on if I don’t? probably. it’s now or never.