Thursday, September 13, 2007

Chillin' on a Thursday Night

Have you ever noticed how every semester has a different momentum? I never know what to expect until after the first week or so of school. It's after the first one or two weeks that I know whether I'll love the semester or not.

I'm not really sure if I love this semester yet.

I know, I know, I'm at the end of my third week.

I should know by now.

But I really don't. So far, it's not horrible. With two night classes, however, I'm not having the time of my life. My days are pretty calm. Well, I guess they were calm until I got 6 babysitting jobs in the course of about a week. Now they will be a little more full. But in general, they're not too busy.

I have something every evening/night of the week, so it's hard to do a lot of things with friends. I have found nice relaxing moments here and there, though.

I want to get settled into a semester routine. I like it when things get going and I have a little routine that I do. Not a really strict one, just one where I know what I do on different days. I feel a little too spontaneous right now.

It'll settle down, I hope.

Right now I'm making chocolate chip cookies for Austin. From scratch, I might add. Baking is a lot of fun! Especially when you bake for a special person. :) Tonight we are having movie night instead of going to the Hall. It's been a tiring day for both of us and we need some relax time. I'm listening to John Mayer as I wait for Austin to get here with the movie and baking soda. My cookies aren't complete without it!

I'm really excited about the Bible study I am co-leading this semester. It's an all-girls study on Intimacy with God. We are going to be looking at intimacy as described in Psalms, so it's pretty cool. Tonight we had 7 girls. That's a good number. I like smaller groups. Raquel taught this week, and so I get to teach next time. Please pray for me. Whenever I God places me in leadership positions similar to this, I go through a lot of spiritual warfare. Satan knows exactly how to bring me down and make me ineffective. Please pray that I will claim my power and authority in Christ and that Satan will be bound and unable to feed me the lies that he is. He attacks my energy level and my emotions. He makes me anxious and robs me of the joy I have in Christ. He places fear in my heart and takes away the confidence God gives me. I have been thinking a lot about this verse:

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7

Please pray that over my life and that the truth in those words would replace the lies that Satan has placed in my mind. Thank you!

I want to go deeper in my Bible study. I want girls to be open and honest and genuine. I know that if I desire that from the girls, I am going to have to do the same thing. It requires vulnerability on my part. Pray that I would be able to be open with these girls! I am excited about what God can do with the time we have together every week.

Well, I should probably get back to cookie baking. Austin will be here soon! :)

P.S. Have you ever looked at the images that come up if you google "chocolate chip cookies"??? Do it. It's incredible. You'll drool.


Ashley said...

Prayers are being sent your way, my dear!


Have fun at the game! We need to hang out PRONTO! :)

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