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Thursday, April 29, 2010

If grace is an ocean, we're all sinking.

This semester has been one of the best semesters I've yet to experience and I believe they'll only improve from here.

Attending Wesley has impacted my life the most. Meeting amazing people and forming friendships with people who are helping me grow in my faith tremendously has been such a blessing. I feel so loved and at home. I know God wants me to be at Wesley, which gives me confidence for whatever he has in store for me.

Going to Maryland with ASB was also an incredible experience.  I grew so close to those nine people that I did not wanted to leave their sides when our week was over. That week is one I will never forget and I will forever consider it a blessing.

This semester alone I have changed. I don't know what's different about me, I don't even know if other people are aware of it, but something inside me has changed.

Now I am more than excited to see what the summer has in store. :)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I am a future educator.

One of the most common questions I am asked is "What's your major?" When I tell people Early Childhood, most cringe and say "Why?!" and some say "Better you than me!"

I understand kids are a handful and can be a headache, but I am happiest surrounded by little ones. Very rarely does a crying baby get on my nerves. I don't mind sticky hands and faces. I love to answer a child's unending stream of questions. Their innocence and youth is inspiring. They will believe everything you tell them and trust to a fault. 

I know this is the job for me. And yes, better me than you, because I will care and love for each of the children that cross my path. I will answer their questions. I will accept them for who they are. I am excited to be a teacher.

Photo credited to darkdude24 found through flickr.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Our greatest fear as individuals and as a church should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter."
-Tim Kizziar 

Friday, January 8, 2010

Crazy Love

"It's crazy that we think today is just a normal day to do whatever we want with. To those of us who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money,' James writes, 'Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes' (4:13-14).
When you think about it, that's a little disconcerting. But even after reading those verses, do you really believe you could vanish at any minute? That perhaps today you will die? Or do you instead feel somehow invincible?
Frederick Buechner writes, 'Intellectually we all know that we will die, but we do not really know it in the sense that the knowledge becomes a part of us. We do not really know it in the sense of living as though it were true. On the contrary, we tend to live as though our lives would go on forever.'"

Crazy Love, Francis Chan