Life has been crazy in the last month and a half and I haven't really gotten to catch my breath. But there have been a few God-given moments of sanity and fun and heart-to-heart talks in the midst of a whole lot of textbook reading, midterms, and group projects!
West Coast Invite came at a time when I really needed it -- school was crazy busy and going in to the weekend I felt like I didn't have time for it, but of course then it was full of the refocus, praising God, and wonderful talks that I needed. Some of us girls had a great conversation about how sometimes you don't feel like reading and praying, but it is important to make yourself do it. That's when you need it most.
West Coast Invite was also filled with gorgeous weather and some fun apple cider making and hay rides. I am so thankful for our Silverton SG and the beautiful place God made for us to live.
A few weeks ago I decided to get out of the apartment early and just take a long walk, something that I love doing but haven't so far this term. There is an awesome trail that goes out past the ag buildings on the campus to Bald Hill, a part of Corvallis that is wide open and rural and beautiful. It was a brisk evening but clear and so nice to just walk and appreciate life. On the way back I called Tiera and we had a good catch up talk. I missed having good quiet outdoor time and I so needed this.
We had a tree down in our neighborhood at home a week ago on a Saturday that was blustery and windy. SG plans were up in the air for a while but we decided not to cancel but to instead drive up to Portland to sing for an older sister in church and then go out for pizza. Such fun, as always -- our SG is amazing to be with.
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.