So I realize that it has been ages since I have written. For a while I forgot all about this blog until I was catching up with Katy (from YWAM) and she asked me if I was still blogging. I sort of had it in my brain that I no longer had anything to say to the world now that I am home but in the last several days I have realized that is entirely false.
A lot has happened since I have been back in the states… I have fallen in love, moved back to Michigan, have been continually job searching for about a month now, have had my mind and spirituality challenged on a weekly basis at mars hill and have found total bliss in the chilly fall weather up here.
I am now working on a project, or I should say brainstorming to form a potential project, with a dear friend. I will wait to unveil anything else about it until it is further set in stone, but in the meantime… it really really excites me.
To touch on re-entry a little bit… it has been hard and a little bit weird coming back to the “western world”. I have for sure experienced more culture shock in this change than any other on my trip. I feel like I am getting a grip on my new life here but some days are harder than others. I am daily praying that I hold fast to everything that took place in the last 6 months of my life…
To sum all of that up I will leave you with a quote from the new Donald Miller book which I am reading… (and going to see him speak tonight at Calvin College)
“If I have a hope, it’s that God sat over the dark nothing and wrote you and me, specifically, into the story, and put us in with the sunset and the rainstorm as though to say, ‘Enjoy your place in my story. The beauty of it means you matter, and you can create within it even as I have created you.'”