Friday, September 19, 2008

thoughts on a friday night...




Sometimes i surprise myself... I am not the bravest, patientest, or most loving person, in fact i am far from it... but sometimes there are moments when bravery, Patience, and love show themselves in tiny microscopic drops.




God has been so good to me lately, despite how undeserving i am of His grace. He has kept me safe, secure, and given me such joy these last couple of weeks at Hope. I can feel His love for me as i walk through the pine grove to class, as i drive to work and hold babies, as i struggle through assignments. When I lay my head down at night He gives me peace. And I am truly grateful.




I have been talking to more people, making an effort to be a "Child of Hope". I am blessed and privileged to be here and i need to make the most of each day here, whether i bomb a test or get spit-up on at the daycare. I need to not take some things so seriously (play vocation pictionary) because God has my life in his hands and will never leave me, and I need to take some things more seriously because God means business.




Life is a gift, love is not an option...




even




and especially




when




it's




HARD...

1 comment:

Grace said...

hi Courtney,
thanks for visiting Filipina Soul. I am honored to be part of your blogread. Actually I am more blessed to be reading your blog. It's God-led to find one of His children in the vast 'Net. I take it you've been to the Philippines. Thanks for the love you have for the country and our people; we need constant prayers. OK, well, I'll email you some more I'm just excited to meet someone who loves the PI.