It's nice talking with people through video chat on the computer. Especially people that I don't get to see very often! :) I did that tonight! Got to talk with la Princesa Paraguaya! :) I talked with Emma, Meredith, Gianni, and a little bit of Will and Carol. Fun stuff! :)
Also, I had home group with my parents tonight. That was fun. We talked about home groups and a few other things. But tonight was just about sharing life together and being there for each other. Nearly everyone was there and there were also a lot of prayer requests. It was great to see how we can support each other. That's something that Christians should really be more about. I mean it's really what we're supposed to be about but I don't think enough of it truly happens. We also listened to a song called "The Real Me" by Natalie Grant. It was pretty good. The lyrics were also very good, talking about how we don't need to wear masks. Being ourselves is what it's all about. Wearing masks and hiding our real selves is pointless. It's something that many, if not all, of us do. But why do we do it? I think one of the main reasons is fear. Fear of being found out. Fear of losing our pride. Fear of being truly known. And so much more. But the truth is if we go out without all of these masks and disguises it is so freeing. Yeah, it's really scary putting ourselves out there for people to see but having someone to trust and be able to share everything with is crucial. It is really healthy, both spiritually and physically. Keeping stuff like that inside can really hurt and although we may think it will only hurt more letting it out, that pain is very temporary. The freedom that comes in confiding in someone is hard to describe. It's fantastic! If you don't have someone that you can share your life with, the ups AND the downs, I suggest that you find someone. It's great to share with God, but so is having a physical person to share your life with. God can use this relationship to both of your benefit. It's also usually best if this sort of relationship is with someone of the same sex and around your same age so that you are better able to relate with that person. This may not be the case in every circumstance though.
So..there's my two cents..who knows where that came from? I didn't really know what I was going to write when I came here. Maybe that was God speaking? I'm not really sure...