Thursday, March 10, 2005

How time flies....

Ok, it's been a little bit longer than a while since I have written in this thing. So much has happened in these 4 months that I cannot begin to fill you in. Good thing I have a real journal that has it all written in it, however, that does nothing for you. Sorry. We can talk about it all sometime if you are that interested. If not, then I will just continue on.

In two weeks I will be on the California tour. This summer, starting May 20, I will be living in Huntsville. I will be working with the Mayfair Church of Christ as a youth intern. I am oh so excited! I got to meet the girls and my other girl intern this weekend at a retreat. I love all of them so much already! I can't wait to see how God is going to use me in their lives, and how God is going to use them in mine! This is such an incredible opportunity...I'm amazed at how God works. He just seems to blow my mind...over and over again.

I am nearing the end of my sophmore year in college. That means that, if I finish in 4 years, I am almost half way done! Where have the years gone! Brittany and I were just reminising our childhood. What happened to that little girl with the messy pigtails, the overall shorts, and the banana-seat bicycle? What happened to the days of American Girl dolls and sleepovers? Where are those neighbors that used to ring my doorbell? They are now memories. Cherished memories, but those days are gone. They have all played a part in who I am today, but even who I am today will change as the days go by. I am growing up. Crazy to think about. Priorities change. Free time is hard to come by. Here is an interesting thought-

I am now at the point where my dreams can become realities. Henry David Thoreau once said, "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."

I am being molding. I am being prepared. The Potter is shaping me. In every situation. In every moment. Everyday. I am changing. Growth can be scary, but it can also be an adventure. I have a perfect Potter. I will just grasp hold of His hand and let Him guide me. Because I have given my future to Him. It is in His hands....and that is the safest place for it to be. So I am just going to keep walking, and see where He leads me.

1 comments:

otis346 said...

Wow. Many props to you Jen for being able to submit like that. I know that God will do amazing things in my life if I will give it to Him, but I still find myself constantly struggling to submit to Him and His will. I am excited for you. This summer is going to be awesome. Those kids in Huntsville have no idea what is about to hit them, and really, you have no idea what is about to hit you. Heck, I don't have any idea whats about to hit me. Well, I will be thinking about you in Thailand and Honduras. Thanks again for the cross...it really means a lot. Much love always.

Otis