i’ve been busy. a good busy. busy with school. busy with friends. busy with growing. busy with all different kind of things.

this whole year has definitely been a year of personal growth for me. i have grown in my relationship with God, and through that i have been able to build numerous other relationships with people here at school and with some people back home. it has been awesome. i am loving learning about people and really digging into the word and talking about it. finding truth and meaning with it all. it is all so great.

i feel like being here at school i have been given a foundation, or maybe another layer of foundation to help me “go on” with life. it’s a big layer. a layer that probably has layers within it. it all comes back to having a relationship with God and then with other people. it is also a layer that includes the word. something i haven’t really ever gotten into, but reading it has been so revealing and comforting. 

here are a couple things that have hit me recently…

James 2:13
For judgement is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement. 
– i just realized the other night that i had been being judgmental; it shocked me because i was trying so hard to not be judgmental, but when i read this verse i realized, i need to show mercy and to show grace.  

1 Thessalonians 4:12
So that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
this struck me. i have been working on becoming independent and not being dependent on people like my family, joseph, or friends. the only one i can be dependent on is God. He will always be there. this has been huge but also exciting. so today…i went and got my haircut by myself and without asking other people what they thought. i did what i wanted and didn’t rely on others opinions. i know that is silly, but it is a step… 🙂

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16) Rejoice always, 17) pray without ceasing, 18) give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 
– These are just a couple simple verses, but they have so much meaning to me. they are simplicities and truths that I need to live out.

there’s some of my heart.

let me know what you think…

and here are a couple pictures (just to enjoy).

 vday decorated erin's room for her birthday! 

 new hair cut... kayla and callie came to visit me at school!  camping with girls from house church! spring break in florida the family's pup puppy time



One response to “ham

  1. I love who you are becoming. I am glad you find comfort and growth through your relationship with God.

    You really seemed to use this past year to its fullest and grown so much. You are AMAZING!!

    Can’t wait to see you and get a mani/pedi together! Love LOVE

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