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In His timing

13 Mar

In my life, many people have told me to trust in the Lord’s timing.

Over the past year, I have really learned this. I am learning it even still to this day. It will be something that I will think about all the time.

Trust that the Lord is preparing me for my husband. Trust that the Lord is preparing my husband for me. Trust that His timing will be perfect.

His timing will be perfect.

Not mine. If anything, I am learning to have patience. Being patient in situations that I wish I could control but I have to give it daily to the Lord. He is the one who controls time. He is the one that pushes me in the right direction. He is the one that will give me peace. He is the one that will show me that His timing is perfect.

In His timing…



10 Jan

Well it is a new year and I think that it is time for new things to accomplish.

Last year I had these things on my list:

* read through the Bible. Well I certainly read more than I did last year but I didn’t read through the entire thing.

* Do P90X Epic fail

* Go to a state I have never been to. I went to Nebraska for my cousins wedding in August.

* Keep in contact with friends made in Japan Well considering I am still IN Japan, I have kept in contact with a good amount of friends that left.

* Volunteer with an organization  I worked with Samaritans Purse when the earthquake and tsunami happened in March.

* Pay off $7000 in student loans I paid off nearly $15,000 this year. I have no idea how I did it.

* Write to Post Secret fail

* Send more letters I have two wonderful pen pals that I write with on a regular occasion. 

Looking back at my list, I see that I accomplished almost all of them. When I wrote that list, I was planning on moving back to America and not staying in Japan. But now that I have signed myself up for a 3rd year in Japan, I am not sure what this next year holds.

This year, I am having a hard time thinking of things that I would like to accomplish. But here are a few:

*pay off ALL student loans

*learn to knit some gloves

*read a series of books

*work out regularly

*read more of the Old Testament

As I get older, the more and more I think about accomplishing things, the more and more I just want to be in the Lord’s timing. This is where my word for the year comes into action: trust. I have to trust that the Lord’s timing is right and good.

What do you want to accomplish this year?

That little word

2 Jan

When I was in youth group we had lots of “team building” games on retreats and at camp. One of those games was the Trust Fall. Everyone lines up in two lines and links their arms together. Another person stands on a chair or a table and then literally falls back and has to trust that the people that they don’t know is going to catch them.

I always hated that game.

It is not that I don’t trust people, it just annoyed me. When people wouldn’t fall back and would chicken out.

But then I started thinking.

Isn’t that what I do with God? Don’t I “chicken out” at times? Do I really believe that he has everything in control?

Back in March 2011, when the big earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, I was given an opportunity to get out of Sendai. I chose not to. I asked God what He wanted me to do. I knew that the Lord would give me a quick answer because I only had 20 minutes to decide if I wanted to stay or if I wanted to go. I remember his answer: trust me.

YIKES. Okay… I will Lord, I will trust you. That also tied into my word of the year… delight.

So as 2012 is underway, I am choosing the word Trust.

The verse that I am going to focus on this year is Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight”


22 Feb

I am constantly amazed at the way that the Lord works.

I find myself looking back at the past 5 years of my life and how much I have done in 5 years.

Five years ago, I was finishing up my freshman year of college. It was one rough year if you ask me. It was one of transition, making new friends and learning how to really study.

In the past five years I have learned who I am in my faith. I have been to Thailand, Ireland, South Africa, Japan and Australia. That is a lot of traveling in five years. I have fallen in and out of love. I have acquired a lot of debt in student loans. I have paid off TWO student loans. I have moved to a foreign country to teach English. I have attempted to learn Japanese. I have made lots of friends.

I have been amazed at how the Lord works.

He is good.

He has helped me get over break ups, culture shock, and missing my family.

He has also helped me love on people I have not yet met in real life. Friends who are just online friends, but they are actually so much more than that. They are life friends. Friends that I know that would do anything for me. Friends that if they are hurting, I hurt too.

He has helped me hold onto friendships. Friendships that would have never happened if I didn’t trust in Him. I would not know two of my best friends if I hadn’t trusted in the Lord. If I hadn’t of trusted in the Lord, I would have never been able to go to Thailand or South Africa.

He is good. He is constant. And I will delight in Him.


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