"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." ~Jim Elliot

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Monday, July 8, 2013

One Week and Counting

There are many lessons to learn at any point in life, no matter where one is or what he is doing. Today is the one-week mark of my arrival in the Valley of the Sun.

The Run-Down
- It's hot: I'd say 110 is the average high. I prefer this to Evansville's muggy summer heat though.
- No word on a job yet. I've applied to a few places but haven't heard anything back. Today I'll start following up.
- This weekend I have an opportunity to go to Southern California on a beach retreat with the college and career group from my new church. Even though yesterday was my first time at the church, I felt very welcomed and right at home.
- Having time away from a job is a blessing, not a curse. I've been able to focus on listening to quality gospel-centered music, catching up on some coursework for college, and - most importantly - digging deep into God's word (1 Thessalonians).

The Greatest Lesson...
God has taught me so far is that fear will be a temptation in any circumstance that has potential for uncertainty. It doesn't matter where I am, or even the exact thing I am doing really; fear will always present itself. But God's love at work in me annihilates every trace of it.

To Come
Again, I must apologize for not putting up more pictures yet. Just hold tight for a few more days. =)

1 comment:

  1. Great to read your update. Praying for God's leading in every single area of your life!


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