Hello Sweet Cheer: Long time, no blog!


Long time, no blog!

     So I've been meaning to blog lately, considering my goal is to blog weekly, not realizing it's been such a long time!  I can't believe I've gone this long (3 weeks) since I've posted!  For any of you avid readers, sorry for the delay!

     I've got a lot of things going on in my brain right now, one of which I planned to blog about here, but have been asked to blog over at ttuwesley.org/blog so I'll be posting that soon!  For now though, let's talk about things that have been going on as of late.

     I started my JUNIOR year at Tech this week!  It's crazy that I'm half way through college, but this semester has been great so far.  I'm on Wesley leadership, I'm a youth leader at my church, taking 15 hours of school & working about 12 hours a week.  Needless to say, I'm a little busy this semester!  My days are long but my weekends are a blast!  Something I'm really excited about is a bible study I'm going to twice a week!  It's an intense morning study (M/R 6-8am) of the first five books of the Bible!  The plan is to continue into next semester but move to studying the life of Jesus!  We had our first one this past Thursday and it was AWESOME!  I'm so excited to see what this semester will bring!

     Before this week I finished up my summer classes & had a few weeks to relax before things started back up!  We had a block party at The Wesley as our kick-off event for the Fall and then went on a leadership retreat to Sacramento, NM!  It was an awesome weekend!  We were productive & had so much fun at the same time!

     We had our first football game of the season yesterday!  We played Northwestern State University & won 44-6.  Wreck 'em!  It was super hot for the first half of the game but we got some shade after halftime!  This weekend was very enjoyable!  And I have plans to hang out at the leisure pool with friends tomorrow so that will be GREAT!

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Quick shout out to my sweet friend Heather Huante!  This girl was my FIRST ever friend in college!  We met at Foundation camp in August of 2010 & were inseparable for at least two months after that!  Although our friend groups have changed & evolved since then we remain great friends!  Happy two year anniversary sweet Heather!

Now onto the really good stuff!

     I've blogged about it before, but I'm going through the devotional book "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young.  If you haven't heard of it or just don't have it, I would HIGHLY recommend it!  It's awesome!

Today it said this… (it is written from the perspective of God)
     Living in dependence on Me is a glorious adventure. Most people scurry around busily, trying to accomplish things through their own strength and ability. Some succeed enormously' others fail miserably. But both groups miss what life is meant to be: living and working in collaboration with Me. 
     When you depend on Me continually, your whole perspective changes. You see miracles happening all around, while others see only natural occurrences and "coincidences." You begin each day with joyful expectation, watching to see what I will do. You accept weakness as a gift from Me, know that My power plugs in most readily to consecrated weakness. You keep your plans tentative, knowing My plans are far more superior. You consciously live, more, and have your being in Me, desiring that I live in you. I in you, and you in Me. This is the intimate adventure I offer you.
- 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Acts 17:28, Colossians 2:6-7, John 14:20

     Living in dependence on Him.  I don't know about anyone else, but that's a challenging thing to do.  It seems such a basic principle of the Christian life, but if I'm being honest, I'd say it's something I struggle with daily!  Reading this devotional this morning was somewhat of a refocusing for me.  I just love to hear things from such a personal perspective.  So this week, that's what I'm going to focus on…living in dependence on HIM.

     What's your focus this week?  Is it the busyness of life that will take the bulk of your time?  Is it the God of the Universe who wants to dine with you that you'll focus your life on?

Peace & blessings,

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