: Winter Camp 2011 consisted of seeing amazing people, cold cold weather, lots and lots of snow, tea tea and more tea, good conversations with people who have amazing hearts, praising God, growing, one on one times with amazing girls, and last but certainly NOT least enjoying God and all that He has done in the past two months and being completely and utterly satisfied with Him.
: Today was the best day I’ve had in a REALLY long time. Filled with lame jokes, 5 hour long lunches, Italian sodas, movie talk, and seeing God work in a wonderful new circumstance. To say the least God has brought two wonderful new people into my life and I just simply adore it.
: God is so great. I had the most stressful day thinking of myself and all the things I had to do when along comes a call from a dear friend wanting to catch up. I’m thinking “okay I’ll spear a tiny bit of time” and I go. We start talking for four hours and God just totally used that time together. Nothing compares to the feeling of being there for a friend to encourage them and vice versa. Thank you Lord for taking my eyes off me and putting them on helping someone else through Your love.
: I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn’t quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn’t make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.
: ” Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
Exactly what I needed to read. God is good. He is SOgood to me
:While walking the beach, a man saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the sea
As he came closer, he saw thousands of starfish the tide had thrown onto the beach. Unable to return to the ocean during low tide, the starfish were dying. He observed a young boy picking up the starfish one by one and throwing them back into the ocean.
After watching the seemingly futile effort, the observer said, “There must be thousands of starfish on this beach. It would be impossible for you to save all of them. There are simply too many. You can’t possibly make a difference.”
The young boy smiled as he picked up another starfish and tossed it back into the ocean. “It made a difference to that one,” he replied.