Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I'll be Back

I'll be back and better than ever after Friday, which means you'll have comments from me. Thanks so much for all your support while I've been spending more time with God. I've learned more about myself, and I have taken the time to reflect on how far I've come.

I'm making progress in therapy. Some days are so great, and some days couldn't be over fast enough. Pray for continued strength and grace for me as I continue on this journey. Anytime I reflect, it's two sided because I realize how much further I have left to go. One of my friend's posted an excellent quote on F@cebook the other day that would explain everything: "~Not what I should be; Not what I could be..Not who I want to be, but sure not who I used to be!"~ C.S.

God wants us to fully rely on Him. Not our knowledge, our jobs, or anything else. When you really reflect on where you are, there's no denying how utterly lost and helpless we would be without Him. He is my life, my love, my friend, my guide, my teacher....and everything in between.

In other news, I won my school's monthly FaithLearn blog contest for my article, No Strings Attached. Any credit I get goes to God. I just thought you would like to know since you've read about my near death experiences with glow sticks, my life as a student, and just life in general.

It's not about plaques that collect dust on the wall or shiny trophies. Writing is about encouraging people, inspiring them to reach higher, be better, be themselves in the midst of a world of people who change their minds about how they think with every commercial. Sometimes I wish I could write anonymously, so that my name doesn't cloud the meaning of the words on the page. I pray that my writing penetrates people's hearts, makes them long for something more, something different. My wish isn't to be known by thousands of people, but that I'd be known to the only One who matters--Jesus.

What have my awesome readers been up to this week? C'mon, I know you have some entertaining stories to tell!