|Last view of Canandaigua Lake...|
|...And first view of the "Y" again!|
I've also landed a job at the campus Subway, so I'm being paid for my "womanly sandwich-making duties." Go ahead. Stereotype me. I'm making money while you do. :)
All of us coworkers have asked the general get-to-know-you questions, and I've been asked a bunch if this is my first semester. Even though I already have three under my belt, I almost feel like it is! Restarting college after not being in it since December 2012 and everything that goes with it has put some ants in my pants. But through the mild worries of classes, time management, work, social life, etc., and maintaining a missionary mindset through all the upcoming things, it's just been another chance for the Lord to show me how aware of us He is.
|Mission shoe collage!|
|The heavenly view out my plane window|
Letting God into our lives is so much more than just aiming for Heaven and avoiding Hell in the afterlife. It's about finding Heaven through His love here on Earth, too! When we let go of our stubborn pride and just acknowledge that we can't do this without His help (or at the very least it'll be WAY more difficult than it would be with His help), we might feel like we're letting some of our strength go, but in reality, we're adding more strength to face the challenges of life than we could ever find through sheer willpower. His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. Any time we rebel against Him, we're just adding a brick to our buckets--when will we realize we're just being ridiculous?
This week, I'd encourage anyone reading this to pinpoint some area of your life that you're trying to manhandle on your own, and then to remember that God will help you with it. We all still need to put the effort in ourselves, but remember that He wants to and will help where He needs to. His arms are always outstretched, and we just need to reach back. Simple as that. (Isaiah 19:21, 20:4).
I love you all!