Just when I think I've got it all right. . . Why does it take a smack in the face? Daily I am reminded of my imperfections and daily I am reminded of how thoroughly they are covered by the grace of God.
I applied to be a CG in my dorm for next year. A CG (Community Guide) is pretty much a glorified RA. The application process has required five days of interviews and one night of role playing. Ah! I do have more sin in my body than I thought (You see, I came to college and thought that because my parents weren't there to call me out that there was nothing left to be called out on. Silly me!). You might be amazed (or not) at how susceptible I am to jealousy. Sometimes I think it will eat me alive and then all of the sudden I know in my mind that I have no right. I have no right at all to look at someone and think of how much I want to be in their place and have what they have and be liked by the people that they are liked by. Not only do I want it, but I think I deserve it.

"He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
-Colossians 1:13-14

Why do I fight that like my life depends on it? Why???


It was my impression that homesickness was a result of being in a new place after having left a permanent home in which one has lived the most recent majority of ones life. Not so! Yesterday I experienced my first bout of homesickness since going to college. . . a bit of a shock really. As the day wore my outlook cleared up and was quite reversed when I recieved a healthy (or more than healthy) dose of snow in the face from my friend, Jackson.
It's kind of crazy that the weather was around 60's when I came back after Christmas and three days later we have 3 inches of snow. Yay!! And the snowboarder punks are beginning to rise to the surface. I had no idea there were so many here!
This semester is going to be so much better than the last.