Can't believe it's been since February that I posted a blog! In that last post, I was trying to make some decisions, and I can say I have made them, and things seem to be working out.
After much prayer and deliberation, I made the decision to change churches. As I said, big changes are hard for me, and I don't relish making those decisions. I had been at that church for five years. It's the church connected to my school, so I felt very comfortable there. I sang with the praise band, and those who know me know how much I love to sing. I love the pastor and my church family. The problem was not the church -- it was me. I was too comfortable. Too stagnant. And it was hard to focus on worship sometimes for thinking about school things. But mainly, there weren't many folks there my age and single. Since my friend Joy moved away, I really didn't have that best buddy to hang out with. I needed desperately to expand my horizons. I was stuck in a safe little bubble, and needed to go out into the big world of Duval County. When I told my pastor, he understood, and said he hoped I found a man! (That's not why I went, but hey, who am I to argue if it happens?)
I've found a new church home, and I definitely have found "fresh wind, fresh fire." I'm working in children's ministry again, and enjoying that, and hope to get involved in music and drama this fall. Ironically, I've also found some new friends -- from my old church. Gotta love God's sense of humor!
Now it's summertime, a period of much needed rest and relaxation. Yeah, right. This week my mom had back surgery, so I stayed at the parentals' to help out. Next week I'm going to an AP Lit Conference at Auburn. So excited about being at my alma mater for a week! Then it's to the beach to celebrate a friend's birthday.
Somewhere in the midst of this I need to get cracking on my Pampered Chef business. I need to book some parties! (Can I do one for you? Fun! Food! Cool kitchen gadgets! Great prices!)
So there you have it. Nothing profound to offer in this post. Maybe next time!