Thursday, July 23, 2015


        I've made a lot of plans this summer. I decided what I'm going to study in college. I decided I'm going to build a house on our land within the next couple of years. I decided to sell my alpaca, Sheba, because keeping her isn't profitable unless I can have her grazing all the time. I decided I won't be going to Discipleship Groups this year at church. I decided to add to my book collection books that I got from the library and loved over the past few years. I decided to take a trip to the East Coast in mid-September to play piano in my great-grandma's memorial service (she passed away in June less than a month after she turned 100). And more.
        Some of these things are trivial, some of them will affect the rest of my life, but they all matter to me. And you know, some of them will probably change. I love James 4:13-15 because it means that when things don't go my way I don't have to freak out. Which I used to do, by the way. 

Come no, you who say, "Today or tomorrow will will go into such and such town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit", yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."

        So, if the Lord wills, I will get a degree in business. If the Lord wills, I will build a house soon. And if He doesn't will that I should do that, blessed be the Lord! His plans are far superior to mine, and I can take comfort in that.

        My dear friend from Maine stayed with us until we took her to her ballet camp in the city on Sunday. We spent nine days talking, giggling, watching movies, and and playing with the animals. It was wonderful. There are very few people I can talk about everything with, who really understand me and struggle with the same things. She's one of them, and it's so hard having an entire continent between us! She'll be back on weekends, though, before she goes back home on the 9th. I'll get to see her again (and her whole family too - she has three wonderful sisters) when I visit the east coast. (That was to explain my two week absence).
        On August 17, school starts up again. I am taking six classes, although I might petition for overload so I can take one more. It's a 1-unit computer software class required for my major and 20 semester units isn't really that much more than 19. That's going to be crazy as it is. My blog posts might be a bit sparse for a while, but I think I'll survive. Until then, I'll be finishing up my summer to-do list, and sewing. I just bought some fabric for a few new skirts, and I hope to use my treadle sewing machine to sew them!
         I'm sorry I've been neglecting the blogging world, but I really would love to hear what's been going on with y'all!


1 comment:

  1. Your summer sounds similar to mine, in crazy busi-ness that is! ;) I too have been neglecting my poor blog, but hopefully I'll be able to catch up on it soon! So much has been going on. I need to send you an email soon, I have lots of exciting news for you, my dear!!
    Blessings -

    ~ Aspen