Sunday, January 24, 2010

So you want me to make a blog huh?

Kristin's advice: Make a blog. Done.

This is what I read today:

"So then, my dear friends, stand firm and steady. Keep busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in the Lord's service is ever useless."
1 Corinthians 15:58

I have been feeling extremely sad everytime I see or hear something that reminds me of Thailand. I have declined 2 Global Partnership trips this year. One has already happened, and pictures of that trip are up on facebook. I looked at them over break and cried my eyes out. My stomach drops everytime I saw another picture or heard a story about that trip. I don't know if I feel regret or if I'm just sad that I know my decision not to go was right or if I'm sad because I don't know when I'll be able to go back. Because I don't know when I'll ever get back there, if I ever do. My heart will always be with the Thai people and the Thai way of life. Everything over there just seems right, beautiful, and simple. I'm glad I stayed in America over break. My winter break was a good last break for me. I don't know when I'll be able to get a long break like that in a VERY long time, maybe even ever. And I'm not going on the summer break trip to Thailand. Again, I know this is the best choice for me. I need to uncloud my judgement on my "work for the Lord" and realize that just because I'm not in Thailand does not mean that I am not being used by God.

Dear Lord,
Thank You for my friends here in Chicago.
They make me so happy.
Lord, you are good.

1 comment:

  1. great first post Chels! You set the bar high for all of us.