You know--Paul wasn't kidding when He said God's grace is sufficient. :) It's TRUTH! In our inevitable moments of weakness, His goodness is greater!! He has the most pure and perfect plans for each of our lives that we can and will never be able to fathom. It's just up to us to find them.
I'm absolutely loving my time in D.C. Not because it's easy for me but because I feel like I'm in a place where I can do nothing else but depend on the hand of the Lord--to lead me, guide me, mature me & mold me in the woman HE wants me to be.
It's rough. But, that's why the Bible calls it a refining FIRE. It's hot; it doesn't feel good; but, by God's grace, something BEAUTIFUL will come out of it!! (Read Malachi 3... rocks my world.)
Anyway--the truth is... I'm homesick. Extreeeemely homesick. The teary-eyed-wanna-crawl-up-in-a-ball-or-spend-my-last-dime-for-a-ticket-home kinda homesick ((And, it's not helping that I'm watching "Pure Country" right now)). :) But, like I said... those moments of weakness--that's when HIS power is made perfect and is proved MIGHTY!!
Part of His goodness has been proven when he led me to the most incredible Southern Baptist church (that's only a couple of blocks from my apartment, no less) a couple of weeks ago. I've met the most beautiful people there. Of course, most of them are Texans. ;) But, it's awesome... several of us run in the same work-circles, & I'm so blessed by the warm, Christ-seeking character of each of them.
My job is so much more than I could have ever imagined... I love it SO much & am learning so very much. I work with THE sweetest, most encouraging & intelligent woman in the whole world. She's such a sweet woman & is so patient with me as I try to get a handle on this crazy world of Washington.
So blessed. So homesick. But, I'm so happy & excited to see where I'm headed.
P.S. Daddy's doing well. Been back at work full-time, so needless to say--his blood pressure's been too high. However, according to him, Mom's either taking it wrong or the machine is broken. :) Typical.
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10