Life Update: Finding Comfort in Christ

When I returned from my summer mission in Milwaukee in the beginning of August, I was worried. I’d spent the two months surrounded with people who were on fire for the Lord, and home for me was the opposite of that. I’m the only believer in my immediate family and my friends from home don’t have an interest in knowing the Lord. Also, everyone around me was busy with work and school.

I ended up spending most of the last month and a half before school started by myself. I needed to find healthy ways to entertain myself, so I started to try out some new hobbies. I really quickly found a knack for weaving friendship bracelets (I made 6 or 7 within 48 hours.) and calligraphy (though that is still a work in progress). Most of all though, I spent a lot of time with the Lord. I read through Romans this summer and learned so much about the Gospel and what it means for all of us.

Right as school was about to start back up, I found out that Cru on my campus would look a lot different in the upcoming school year. There would only be one Bible study a week for students to go to. Having one Bible study meant that I would not be leading with Cru as I went back to school. I also would be transitioning to a new church because I no longer had a ride to my church.

Not leading with Cru has again left me with a lot of spare time. This time around, I read, a lot. Fictional books, Christian books, basically anything I could. I also got into a good quiet time routine of reading my Bible every night before praying. I would wake up most mornings and play worship music right away.

Then, I got some bad news. A woman who has been mentoring and discipling me for roughly a year is doing what God has called her to do, which means leaving the school. I had mixed emotions when I found out. I was happy because she is stepping out in faith and trusting the Lord, but also distraught because she was one of the first people to SEE me.

This past weekend, my dad’s appendix burst. He has been in the hospital for two nights and will be for a few more. I have been alone in the house watching our dogs. With all of the time I have been spending alone in the last few days, I have spent a lot of time in the Word.

Throughout all the changes and struggles of this season of life, I have been constantly reminded of the goodness of God as I spend more time with him. Specifically, I have been meditating on Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Signed,

Lion Girl

25 Facts About Me

I’ve had this blog for roughly a year, so to celebrate that I thought I would let you all get to know me. Here are 25 facts about me!

  1. I’m the oldest of three children (woohoo)
  2. I have lived in the same area of California for my whole life
  3. When I was little, I would write plays that I made my cousins and siblings act in
  4. I have worked at the same summer camp I went to as a child for the past two summers
  5. I don’t really have a favorite color
  6. The first thing I ever wrote on Wattpad was a Niall Horan fanfiction about six and a half years ago
  7. I love to cook and experiment with recipes
  8. I have loved to read since I was very young. In fact, I won a reading contest in my elementary school and got to go to a baseball game
  9. I love sports
  10. I took three years of French in high school and I am obsessed with learning the language
  11. This September I will be moving into the dorms on my college campus for the second year
  12. I was born with sky blue eyes, but in middle school, they changed to green
  13. October marks a year since I accepted Christ into my life 🙂
  14. I have two dogs (Lady and Mini)
  15. Listening to music really loud with the windows down is my favorite thing about driving
  16. I have wanted to be a teacher for my whole life
  17. The college I currently go to was not my first choice, but I have fallen in love with it
  18. I wore flip flops to my senior homecoming
  19. Next summer I want to take a road trip from California to Florida on the Interstate-10
  20. One of my all time favorite movies to watch is Princess Diaries 2
  21. Practically my whole wardrobe is from Ross. My friends and I go there at least once a week to look around
  22. I turned nineteen in July
  23. I’ve wanted to start a Youtube channel since middle school, but haven’t gotten around to it
  24. My typical Starbucks order is a Venti Strawberry Acai Refresher
  25. I have a scar in the shape of a backward L on my right leg from cutting it open after falling out of a tree in my dad’s backyard

 

Signed,

Lion Girl