Monday, June 22, 2015

Pray for South Carolina

This past week something very tragic happened here in South Carolina. Right in our very own backyard, a gunman pulled out a gun and took the lives of 9 innocent people. I ask that if you or anyone you know believe in the power of prayer, please pray for South Carolina. Please pray for the wisdom and strength of our entire nation as well as all of our leaders. Please pray that justice is served and that any alt that we may have in our hearts now or in the future for this act and other sense-less acts that are similar in nature be removed.
Let me tell y'all it can be hard to forgive. Hard but doable because our Jesus died on the cross for us. And if he can forgive, than any of us can.

Colossians 1:13-14 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Although this evil act sent our state into a little bit of a frenzy, it made our faith even stronger than before. It is the ultimate act that shows that God is and always will be in control and for that, I am extremely thankful. That alone gives us peace beyond any understanding.

Matthew 6:14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you 
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Learning a new lanquage!

 I often dream about far away places. Ultimately I would love to take a year or two to go live in a bunch of new cities for about 3 months before moving to the next city. #callmecrazy I have always been interested in learning about new cultures: food, religion, language...the whole shebang. 
This past semester we were able to choose an elective so I picked Spanish (I blogged about my class schedule here) and I loved it! In some ways I kind of feel like Spanish was the language picked for me by default. I remember being in kindergarten and learning the basics. After 5th grade we were able to pick our language but I just decided to stick with Spanish since I thought it would be the most useful. Once in college, picked up Spanish once again and have taken several semesters since high school so I might be cheating a bit here ;). 
Although the Spanish language is not technically new, since I'm not fluent yet I still consider myself a learner. However, I can hold a general conversation. I have been taking it on and off but I would definitely say it is just like riding a bike--certain aspects you just do not ever.  So every time I take a new Spanish class, it feels like I am just picking up where I left off rather than starting over from scratch. One of these days I do plan to be fluent in a language other than English but we will see how that goes. The next language I would love to try my hand at is French! oui oui

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