You know, how there are some birthdays that really make you think about your life, well this sure is one of them. So, I'm 25 now, married, no kids, living here in New Orleans, and working for a contractor, feeling like I don't have much time or energy to do anything besides work and take care of my household and husband. But, what am I doing with my life? I mean, I graduated from college almost 3 years ago. I have my bachelors in Bible and Theology and I'm working for a contractor? What I am doing today, does it really matter? I mean, I still feel like I am trying to get off my feet from college. How long does it take to get out of this "transition" stage from college to life. I know that I am living life, but I don't really know what I am doing with life. Does that make sense? I mean, we are paying the bills, doing the "adult" thing, and in the eyes of American culture we are doing really well. But, Rob and I both know that where we are at in life right now is not the place we want to settle.
What does God have for us? Should we go overseas? Should we stay here and pursue working full time in a ministry down here in New Orleans? Or does God just want us to wait right where we are at? The older I get, the more God gives me a heart for overseas missions. But what does that mean? Does that mean that God wants us to be missionaries? Does that mean that God just wants us to promote awareness of what in going on in the global church to the American church? Or is God just working on my heart to mentally get me out of this American complacency I've been sitting in for the last 25 years? Does it mean that Rob and I need to make as much money and possible here so that we can send it overseas? The only answer I have right now: I don't know. I genuinely don't know. I have no clue where Rob and I will be in the next year. We very well could be doing the same exact thing we are doing right now, or we could be half-way around the world doing something completely different. I don't know. Questions. I have so many questions in my head right now, and not one answer. How's that for my 25th Birthday?
Thursday, February 22, 2007
So, my birthday is coming up in a few days, and well, I'm going to be 25. So, my dad called me and said, "So, the other day I realized that my baby girl is going to be a quarter of a century old." Yeah, I know. Just think of your age in terms of centuries. Not really a pleasant thought is it. I must say 25 sounds a lot younger to me than a quarter of a century old. Thanks dad!
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Last Saturday Rob and I decided to enjoy the uniqueness of living in Louisiana. So, we went to Jean Lafitte Park, where they have a trail for you to walk along the swamp. Of course Rob was looking for alligators the whole time. Unfortunatelty no alligators revealed themselves to us, but nonetheless we had a very pleasant afternoon. Here are some pictures of our time: