I have so much to be thankful for. Rewind to this summer. I had an amazing summer! I finally quit working at Sobeys and had a super sweet job as an intern at my church. It was tons of fun, lots of work, exhausting, stretching, and encouraging. Over the past year I have known that the Lord is directing me into some sort of full-time ministry, but I'm not exactly sure what. My experience working at the church over the summer helped clarify a few of my strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes. I also had some wonderful opportunities to use and practice some of the gifts God has given me.
At the beginning of August I had a conversation with my pastor about my future. I expressed my frustration and confusion about not knowing where to go or what to do. He encouraged me to return to school, to get a degree in something practical. When I told him all I wanted to do was be in ministry, he recommended two bible colleges, I picked one, went through the application process, was accepted, and here I am at Briercrest! The way the funds have come in has been absolutely miraculous. I am so thankful and so blessed.
I am absolutely loving it here. I still don't have a clear sense of call. I still don't know what I'm going to do when I graduate or even next year. I am learning how to trust in big and small ways. I'm in the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies program right now, I may take on a Music or Worship Arts minor, we shall see. I'm on a worship team and am going to start doing some children's ministry stuff soon. I have my own room in an all girls dorm. They feed me gluten-free and dairy free in the caf which is wonderful, but I definitely miss doing my own cooking! I miss home sometimes, especially my nieces (so sad to think of them growing up without me!) but I know this is where God wants me.
|Did I mention I got my braces off? YAY! Do I look 22 yet? Nope haha but that's ok.|
|it's flat here, and the sun.|
|My Greek textbook describes my Greek pursuits so accurately, as well as the rest of my life.|
|Just how the Greek letter "iota"looks in my mind.|
(pronounced "Yo-ta" or if you don't care about diction "Yo-da")
|It was cold and rain one day and I couldn't handle it. So I ordered these boots. Now I'm set.|
|"Everything here is green or beige."|
"Everything here is green or golden."
It's all about perspective.
But mostly it's beige.
|Feel so sorry for those married students. You're gettin' flyers whether you want them or not!|
|Not quite the trails in my backyard at home, but this little walk brightened my day.|