Monday, October 17, 2005

It's Already October

So, by far, I think my favorite week in the whole year is the first week or 10 days of October. The leaves are all still on the trees, but they are the most vibrant oranges and yellows and reds your heart could imagine. Every fall, the Lord takes my breath away by His beauty in the trees. (Light bulb occuring as I type...) He seems to like to remind me that it's perfectly normal to experience a lot of change in a short period of time and that it will be easiest for me if I just let Him determine how, what, when, where and how that change will occur in my life. If only it were as easy as just being a leaf on a tree, but it's a bit more complex than that. In the Bible, in John chapter 15, it talks about in detail how we are the branches on the vine of Christ. We are to abide in Him and be obedient to His commands, and that He is our true source of life and nourishment. John even records Jesus' words that we cannot do anything of eternal value without Him. I wish I were better at applying that every day, but the Lord has been faithful to remind me how much I desperately need Him for my life. He continues to bring me back to His feet in desperation and surrender asking Him to lead me and use me in whatever ways He has planned. Despite the fact that my times with Him have been far from consistant really about the last two months, He has been faithful and I'm learning even as I'm sharing His truth right now some of what He's been trying to teach me. I hope it helps you where ever you're at in the changing seasons of your life in Christ.
I love you.
In Him,
Kate

Sunday, October 2, 2005

It's Been Too Long

For those of you who don't know, I'm an RA this year which means a lot of change and responsibilities have become a part of my life the last month or so.... Life is busy and I try to remember to take care of my self. My alergies are keeping a lingering cough from a cold I had two weeks ago, but I'm healthy otherwise. I feel like I'm trying to balance a million and two things mentally, just trying to prioritize the stuff that teachers think is important versus the stuff that I think is important, like spending time with Jesus and getting enough rest. Louis is wonderful, and we made an awesome homemade dinner together on Friday and he got me some fun thoughtful gifts like my favorite chapstick and cough drops just to name a few. I can't wait for Bible study to start, the first one is this Tuesday and I've been waiting for this for like 5 months (since bible study ended in late april or early may). I'm so excited for the first seven weeks to be done, only because then a lot of my "RA projects" will have been fulfilled and I can relax a bit more :) Hooray for afternoon naps and the occasional Caribou (with a little help from a gift card from my Grandma) and all that jazz. I am so thankful for the Lord's provision and grace. I'm amazed daily that He really does care about the little things in our lives and when we are desperate for Him and cry out for Him. He always provides in ways I never would have expected. What an awesome God that has rescued me from the pit of yuck and put my feet on solid ground. I love you Jesus!
I've missed this whole blogging phenomina these last few months, and I hope you've enjoyed reading a little snippit from my life. I hope it doesn't sound as if I'm sad or not doing well, because I'm enjoying where God has me more and more as I put my trust in Him and He's really been helping me do that with His sufficient grace- which remains indescribable and unfathomable to my mind.
All I know is He is good, and I want to do everything to point my heart, my mind and the people in my life to Jesus, by seeking Him first.
Thanks for reading and God's blessings my friends!
Love,
Kate