I’m not quite ready to blog regularly again….but several of you sweet people have asked me where I disappeared to and how life is going now, so I thought I’d post a little something…
I’m happily back in Sweet Home Alabama! Reentry to Western culture and my former lifestyle continues to shock me daily, often leaving me feeling misplaced and totally speechless. I’ll probably readjust better over time…it may just take awhile and a lot of patience.
There is such JOY in my heart right now, and I can’t even put it into words. Because I know that God is completely sovereign in each phase of life, the reality of being back here for awhile doesn’t make me too sad or depressed as it has in the past. I certainly reflect on Uganda a ton and have my little meltdowns (like singing 10,000 Reasons in service this past Sunday made me lose it as I remembered singing it last with Benson and the CDP kids) BUT I am also just so content to bloom where I’m planted and discover what God would have me do HERE, in this single moment, to bring Him glory.
I would still appreciate your prayers as I settle (as much as possible 😉 ) here and pray for God’s wisdom in making decisions about the future. For the next several months my focus will simply be on resting and recharging.
This morning I was hired at my favorite donut shop (eeeeek!!)!!! It’ll definitely be a different environment than advocating for the children in the Child Development Program everyday, but certainly a place full of potential for new relationships and open doors to share the Gospel. I’m so excited to be a part of the positive impact this business is having on the community! Working here will help me fulfill my new years goal to to shower unconditional, fiercely radical, Christ-like love on everyone I meet!
Goodnight, my dear friends! I love you! I have prayed a prayer for you this evening and hope you are discovering the fulness of joy and peace in God’s love and presence this new year!
Now here is a batch of pictures I found tucked away ❤ Ahhh, I am so thankful for these memories of God’s faithfulness in 2016 that’ll be engraved on my heart forever.
Now let’s explore the beauties of 2017 together!!