Wow! So it has been a long time since I have written a blog post…like over a year…and I have missed it so much. I am going to try to get back into writing at least twice a month but first let me catch you up on what has been going on this past year.
In May 2017 I graduated from Olivet Nazarene University. Before I graduated though, I went through a period of loneliness. I didn’t feel loved or wanted by those around me. However, God intervened and placed certain people in my life that would help me whether they knew it or not.
At the end of May I traveled to Kansas City with Olivet, my Best Friend got married, and I went to St. Louis with my family. Oh and that all happened within the last couple of weeks of May.
In June 2017 I started my job at Samaritan Ministries International in Human Resources as an HR/Staff Development Assistant. I cannot believe that I have been there for a year and it has been the best year ever! Honestly, I never thought I would be back in Central Illinois after college. I had a plan for my life but God said “No, I have even a better plan”. I am so thankful that He is in control and that I said YES to His amazing plan. I love what I get to do every single day, I have made amazing friends, and I cannot wait to see how God will use me even more there. In the last week of June I went to Indianapolis to the Nazarene General Assembly. It was amazing to see old friends and be surrounded by Nazarenes from all over the world.
Later on in the summer months I was voted into a leadership position at my church as Sunday School Superintendent. Now you might be wondering what that means. As the S.S. Superintendent I oversee Sunday School classes, Kids Church, and help with some outreach events. I never thought I would ever do something like this before. It has been a joy to serve in this position at my church that has done so much for me over the years.
Let’s see what else has happened…oh yeah!! We went to Walt Disney World during Christmas! It was so good to be back in one of my favorite places in the world! As a family we learned that people don’t know how to slide down an entire row so more people can get in, people don’t know how to turn the flash off, if children are under 5 they really need to take a nap, and as a family we really need to learn how to take selfies…it was a struggle. We had so much fun as a family and it is was nice to take a break and relax!!
Since Christmas I have been really busy with work and church but I am loving every single minute of it. While my life has been very busy these last few months I would not trade it for anything!
The reason for “re-starting” this blog is because when I was writing my relationship was closer to God because I was seeing all of the little things that He was doing that made a big impact in my life. It’s important to take time out of our busy days to reflect on everything He has done. This is just one way for me to do that.
I hope you join me on this journey and find those little things that God has put in your life.