Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What does God want?

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to gie you a hope and a future."
Jer 29.11

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Spiritual Journey...

So last month I had been reading and studying the Bible. I was studying Amos, and 1st and 2nd Peter. One of the things that stood out in my heart and mind was to begin a "Commands of Christ" study where I would focus on the teachings of Christ with an intent to appy them to my life. Amazing! As I began to live like the Word says to, I felt like "this is the way life is supposed to work". When we do things God's way, our lives work better.

So, in 1 Peter God says that we are to seek peace and pursue it. This verse seemed to "pop" out at me, and I began to think where in my life I needed to seek peace and pursue it. Then I thought of my debt, my student loans, and wouldn't it be nice if they were paid off? I began to think about the best way to do that, and boom, then I thought about returning to Korea again for teaching English and paying off my student debt.

Prior to that, I wasn't even thinking about going back. I was focused on my job here and adjusting to life here, in the States. So, I've decided to make some steps towards moving back there, such as applying for positions. So, I'm in the process of waiting to hear back from employer(s) regarding any open teaching positions. In the meantime, I thought I'd ask a few close friends what they thought about me returning and got some feedback from them. Now, I'm waiting and praying for God's timing on when (and if) to go. I'm praying for a surrendered heart to God, whether I stay or go. And, I've also prepared my updated resume for my new job search.

A part of me can't wait to return to Korea now, because fall is such a beautiful time of year in Korea!!! But, who knows the future? Only God knows our future!

Monday, August 11, 2008


The Bible says to seek peace and to pursue it (1Peter). So, I thought I'd return to Korea once again to pay off student loans.

Today my boss asked me if I were interested in becoming a shift supervisor within the company.

What to do...what to do...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Maggot Update

So, in case you were wondering, there were only 2 stray maggots lurking around the living room carpet when I got home last nite. And, then this morning, there were like one or two roaming around in the kithchen. When I came home from work last nite I vacuumed the whole house. And, this morning I used a mop with pine sol disinfectant to clean the kitchen floor. I guess our bug problem is getting better!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Consuming Fire

Consuming into flame...renew our hearts again...give us passion for your name...

There seems to be a new theme going on at our church...our pastors are leading us into deeper prayer and intimacies with God...I want to go there as well...we are crying out to God for more of Him in our lives...we are crying out to God to be strong and mighty in our be God in our lives...we are crying out to God to bring revival into our land...and we are crying out to God to begin by bringing revival into our own lives first...

To be continued...

A New Buddy

A guy walks into the cafe yesterday. And, for some odd reason, I decide to give him a "look", a "friendly look", with raised eyebrows and a nice smile!! He was taken aback, and a bit surprised. He decided to ask me how old my co-worker was, because he thougth she was "kind of cute". So, I told him she's "too young for you!" And, I have no idea what he ordered, but he told me not to tell her he was asking about her. Which of course I IMMEDIATELY told ANOTHER co-worker about the Asian guy that was interested in her.

So, it's Sunday and I'm off work, I head to the evening worship service. Guess who I run into? Yes!! You guessed it~the SAME guy who had been at my cafe, asking about that girl!!!

It was strange, and hilarious (to me) at the same time!! After the worship service he introduced himself to me. I now have a new buddy~his name is William!!

Gross and Disgusting...Ew!!

Not much for a title, but it's all I could think of on the fly. So, this morning I wake up and get ready for the day. As I walk out of my bedroom into the kitchen there is a mess all over the floor. Upon closer inspection they look like maggots! I am grossed out to the max upon seeing them. Eee-you!! Ugh. So, I walk across the kitchen floor, being extremely careful not to step on any of them.

My bedroom is right next to the kitchen. And, in our kitchen, they keep the trash right next to my bedroom door. The summer weather has been pretty warm lately, and flies love to come inside our place. So, I guess that combination of things, along with no one emptying out the trash every night, made for a VERY MESSY AND VERY GROSS situation.

I cleaned up the maggot mess along with lysol spraying everything too. When I go home from work today, I am afraid of what I might find! I hope the maggots don't return. I hope I didn't miss one or two, that somehow reappear there! I dread going home today to see what I might find!

Thank God for my mom who understands EVERYTHING!!! She's a great person to talk with. This morning she got to hear my horrible maggot story. Lucky mom!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Habla espanol???

Yesterday after work, one of my old teacher friends, Suzy, came into my store. So, we had a chance to chit chat and visit! It was sooo great to see her again. Actually, she came with a purpose! Her church is going on a missions trip to Mexico next month, and she was hoping I could teach her some simple Spanish expressions. It was sooo fun to do that! She'll pass on the Spanish translations to her team. They'll be working with an orphanage and blessing the kids!! Amen, and amen!

Breathe New Life on Me oh Lord...

I love when we apply the Word of God to our lives, and it works!!

Wednesday night, I was hungry for the Word of God in my life, so I proceeded to study 1Peter, looking specifically for the commands of Christ to obey. Boy, did I find alot! One of the things I learned was how when we are mistreated, even though we might be tempted to mistreat the person who hurt us back, and take a kind of revenge on them, the Bible clearly teaches that we are to return an insult with a blessing for them. Also, we are to be eager to be the first one to give a blessing to others, not to wait for them to bless us. So, as I went into work Thursday morning, armed with a fresh study of the Word of God from the previous night, God did an amazing thing! I was eager to greet my co-workers first, with cheerfulness, rather than wait for them to greet me. Also, Miguel, one of my co-workers, that I often rub edges with, I set out to be extra kind to him. And, guess what? It worked~he was nice to me too. I felt like God had breathed life into his very own words.

Tonight I was eager to read and study the commands of Christ from 2 Peter, and there are many! The theme of my life right now is: "I am growing in becoming a doer of the Word!!!"