Today I am thankful...
11. For my missionary friend Lisa and her frequent updates about what God is doing in Candelaria, Nicaragua -- especially on days when I feel trapped in my own head. Her updates draw my mind back to a global, Kingdom perspective and make my own circumstances seem much less critical and overwhelming.
12. For my friend Ashley's willingness to distract me with random fun activities during difficult times.
13. That God is in the business of redeeming, restoring, refreshing, renewing, and rebuilding things that are damaged or broken.
|U-Swirl with Jess, Adrienne, and Ash|
after our first Perspectives class
19. For HOPE.
20. For Mumford & Sons' song "The Cave," which, to me, seems to emanate hope both lyrically and musically.
But I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck
And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again
(Just for the record, I don't really get this video at all, but I kinda like it anyway!)
Week 1 of being 30 has been challenging, and I definitely hope not all of the next 51 weeks are as tough... But even in the tough times God is good and I have plenty to be thankful for!