Saturday, January 23, 2010

Don't Erase This From My Memory

Wow! What a great night! Tonight was full of emotion! Well I went to a dance performance to see a friend perform but it ended up that she wasn't even performing. But we got to catch up and that was just so amazing! It's not like there was anything profound that we talked about or anything, just getting to talk with her was great! Then the Hope For Haiti Now Telethon was on and that was really touching. It brought some tears to my eyes and hope into my already exploding (in a good way) heart. Then Conan's last stand on The Tonight Show was pretty amazing. He seems like a great guy!
Oh! The day was great also. I felt the Holy Spirit tugging at me to talk with someone and had a great experience and was able to use my Spanish going to Wal-Mart. I didn't really see any immediate results but it felt good to actually realize that it really was the Holy Spirit. I briefly told someone about it and the Spirit encouraged me that I should keep it up. What a great bit of encouragement. If you want to know about the experience just let me know.
I've got joy on the heart and a smile leaking out! How great this life is when we really listen to what God has in store for us!!
Have a great day! Smile from the inside out!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Embracing God's Fingerprints

Hey everybody! I'm back again. This time I've got a little something to write about.

Recently, I've really just wanted to feel the embrace of God. It's something I've been praying about. I know that God is here with me in my struggles, my ecstatic joys, and everything in between but I have just wanted to really feel it. I have (selfishly, it seems) longed to feel tangibly the God that I know never abandons me. Well, the other day I feel that God gave me that hug I really was wishing for. I was sitting outside in below freezing temperature waiting for the bus to come pick me up so I could get to campus. As I was sitting there a light snow was falling from the sky. A few flakes began to land on my jacket and I began to look at them. I looked at them and began to think of them as little fingerprints of God. They remind me of how God came down as fully man and yet fully God in Jesus. These pure fingerprints falling from Heaven were not hindered from the exhaust of cars driving by like the snow that lay already on the ground. The snow that had already accumulated was like the great gifts that God has given us that we have left to tarnish in this world. We have stepped on them, driven over them, and sometimes we even slip on them and still we don't realize the greatness that God does each day. Even though we continue to take for granted his amazing forgiveness, love, and grace (to name a few), they will continue to fall from Heaven like these flakes of snow. He will continue to love us, although we screw up again and again. How great a God we have!
On somewhat of a side note, tonight at CRU I learned that the name Habakkuk (one of the minor prophets in the Old Testament means "embrace." There's another nice hug from God. Isn't that amazing? God really is good! :)
And another note that isn't completely related: I've had the thought of how amazing it is that the God I serve, the God who loves me, the God who made the universe; He made footprints on the sea! How many people can say that? I'm not sure when I first thought that, but I believe it was in the last week or so and then it came to mind again tonight during CRU. There's just really a lot of imagery in thinking of footprints on the sea. Perhaps I'll write on that another time!
So until next time, ¡Cuidense!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Here's to Thousand and Ten

Hey! Sorry it's been awhile. I've had some ideas about stuff to write but wasn't sure if I wanted to write them here or in a journal. I may place some of them here but I think I'm going to save them for another place and time. I just got done watching ESPN's most memorable moments of the decade and it was one of those moments where my heart reminded me that it was there. It sounds cliché to say that it was touching but that's kind of all I can think of to describe it. It's like the feeling when you're watching an inspirational movie. But this is real life! At the same time it sort of made me feel old. Has it really been ten years since 2000? It's so hard to believe. I don't know if you want an update on my life or what you really look for when you come here but I just worked for the first time since I came home from Argentina tonight and I work again in the morning. I plan on leaving to go back to Boone next weekend, Saturday or Sunday (the 9th or 10th). So I'm just hangin' out here in Cary and workin' until then. Maybe I'll start updating this a little more frequently as I used to. We'll see...
Resolutions? I'm not sure yet.. maybe try to buy little to no T-shirts and it sure would be nice to have someone to share this life with. Someone to hold and comfort. That's all I'm really thinking for now...I don't know. So until next time ¡Cuidense!