Sunday, March 8, 2009


OK, so here's an update on what's going down. My schedule for next quarter is improved.

I might be taking 23 credits, but 17 if I don't get into Oceanography. The good new is, I'm now 7th on the waiting list, and the teacher figures he can give me the blue card [needed to register from the waiting list] if I come to the first day of class and am dedicated and all that jazz. Well, that's me, so it's pretty much a go.

Also, this is completely off topic, just to warn you, you NEED to read this book called "The Shack." It's by William Young, and it pretty much transformed my life and how I think. I won't give away the plot, but basically this guy spends a weekend at God's house. Seriously. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost live at this house, and the guy spends a weekend with the 3 of them and has these conversations that, just by themselves are incredible and life-changing, but together rock your world upside down, inside out, and never leave it the same.

Trust me. Read this book. I still have my favorite part on the side of my computer so that I can read it every day, several times a day. It took me SO long to get this, and even now I marvel. It goes "...your choices are not stronger than my purposes, and I will use every choice for the ultimate good and the most loving outcome." -Papa. Oh my goodness, just read it! That's all I have to say right now, but let me know what you think of the book!

**Update: there have been many conversations regarding the theology of this book, and while I know it is not 100% Scriptural, I think that there are some parts of the story that can bring freedom to believers. However, I would not recommend this book to not-yet or new-believers; discernment and knowledge of the Word is crucial.**

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Some thoughts

So I've been thinking about trust a lot recently. The school I'm attending just released the schedule for the next quarter, and the general consensus on campus is that Spring Quarter sucks. All the classes are arranged so oddly that it feels impossible to get just the right schedule.

So I sat down with my wise father one evening, and we worked out a schedule. It was a great schedule...just notice I used the past tense there. The class I wanted was full; a teacher recommended that I not take a certain class online; and now I'm in a different class than the rest of my foreign language friends. AUGH! So as I wait to hear back from the science teacher about my chances of getting into his class this coming quarter, since I'm 8th on the waiting list, I hear the Lord whispering, "Rest and trust, My daughter; rest and trust that I have it all taken care of." And I know that, in my spirit, but sometimes my mind freaks out and just goes BLAH! I want to take care of it all, NOW!

But my spirit wins. That's the good news. I have to consciously choose, several times a day, really, to not give in to fear and doubts and what-ifs, but to let the Lord handle it all in His perfect timing and way. I mean, He's God! What can't He do?!

My church watched the video of Louie Giglio last week, about how amazingly GIGANTIC the universe is, and then realizing that God holds all of that in the palm of His hand. So my class schedule is SO not an issue for Him! It may seems like the biggest thing in my life, but God can totally handle it! So let me encourage you to rest and trust. He's got it. That's all you need.