I had a pretty rough night, could go down as one of the roughest. I found myself wanting to get a lot of things off of my chest with no where to do it. I am not going to do that here either but for whatever reason pleo was the first thing to come to mind. I am so encouraged by whatever people post on here and I am very thankful that I have this medium to be uplifted. I am going to take the next 10 minutes to look around and see what great things everyone has had to say recently, so let me go ahead and thank you all now for what you all mean to me and for how I am positive that you will encourage me for the next 10 minutes, if not much longer.
Anybody who is somebody will be there.
"Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment"
1 Timothy 6:6
This verse was mentioned in the lesson this morning and it struck me as particularly fantastic. It made me think if I find my contentment in God or other means such as accomplishments, material things, or grades; if I were to take away majority of the good things going for me in life, would I still be happy to just have God and know that I was his child and he loved me? This put things in a really good perspective for me. School has started back up, I have exams next week, majority of my college friends have left and life is getting hectic once again! surprise for me, right? Looking at other peoples post I feel a lot of people are feeling rather bleh about the semester ahead so I encourage everyone (majorly including myself) to find their joy in God and his promises to us this semester. I am going to work on being content and happy in knowing that God is working in my life; for this is something I know to be true ("And behold I am with you always, to the end of the age" Matthew 28:20) and will never fail me.
On an entirely different note, Congratulations camp friends you have done it once again! I had a particularly overwhelming day yesterday and you pulled through for me (: After an already long day, I went to visit my grandpa in the early evening at the hospital. He was not doing well, my grandma was a wreck, and the visit ended in many tears after we left his hospital room (This is my dad's dad who has a bone infection in his spine along with some stomach problems-please keep him in your prayers.) On the way home I get an unexpected lovely phone call from a camp buddy who just wanted to strike up conversation. Be able to just talk made me feel so much better, you probably didn't know it at the time but thank you so much. I proceeded to get random little texts throughout the night from people and it felt so good to just be in contact with camp friends and know there are so many people I can turn to in a time of need. I also got to go and hang out with some cool cats on Thursday night- A SCHOOL NIGHT! it was fantastic. So basically thanks to all for keeping in touch and continuing to encourage me on a daily basis. I love you all!
winter camp was necessary and amazing.
loved it. loved it. loved it.
my little sistr/bestfriend/awesomeness chandler came, which made it ten thousand times more awesome.
more to come soon!
rowland out (: