Monday, August 30, 2004

Hi my name is Melanie and I used to blog here...
yeah it's been a while. It's funny because I've been here 3 weeks now, and I still haven't done a whole lot of processing. And I'm sure one of these days it's going to be like a volcano errupted and all this stuff is going to come spewing out. Like I haven't even really been writing in my paper journal much either, so I don't know where all of this stuff is going. Probably into conversation. *gasp* I know, I almost had forgotten what those were. But I have a lot of them now. Good ones. Like pretty much every day. And with lots of different people. I bet that's where all my processing has gone. yeah. that, and whenever I do have a minute to blog, it's literally like a minute. Like right now, I need to go to class soon, but I was just compelled to take a minute to type. I miss typing. That probably sounds weird.
I'm moving on wednesday. Into my "permanent" place of residence. I'm moving in with a lady who is single, and her kids are all out of the house and she's kind of been thinking of getting someone to rent her extra room out. She was one of my small group leaders in high school and she's pretty laid back and stuff so I think it will work out well. She's like right down the street from where my old house was too so I kind of like that.
Last night I saw Garden State with a bunch of people from church. I wouldn't give it a blanket reccomendation, but it was definitely one of the most inspiring, and thought provoking, and moving, and challenging movies put out there in a long time. It's definitely rated R for a reason though. If you're thinking about seeing it and want more detail on that let me know...I don't want to give stuff away too much, but I kind of wish I would've known a couple things going into it rather than having my eyes hijacked, even if it was for just like 30 seconds. I want to write more about that...but not now.
I taught sunday school for the college/career class yesterday. It was really good I thought. I don't know if people were awake and stuff, but they seemed pretty responsive. It was a good lesson though, about a lot of stuff God has been teaching and revealing to me lately. I want to write more about that too, but alas and alack I must go to Class Piano. woo hoo.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

I'm alive. And oh so very busy. I wish I could write about everything that has been going on, because God is daily pouring out his faithfulness, favor, provision, and love in abundance. It's SO GOOD to be home. It's SO GOOD to be a child of God.
I don't know if I've written about his before, but there is a verse that all of you need to meditate on. IT's carried me through alot of this craziness.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him. And may you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

If you want to know what's really going on, email me, or call and I'll get back to you.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

I'm here. It's amazing.

I can't believe it will only be a week tomorrow. It almost feels as if I never left. Although it does still kind of weird me out that I see Liene everyday. Definitely a good weird though.

I started work on Monday. It's going to be interesting. It's great and I love it, but I'm basically doing two jobs in one place and keeping track of a million different things. There is this big potluck/ministry fair happening this sunday at church and both youth and TSPA (Trinity School of Performing Arts...that will be in here alot) need stuff done and the deadline is pretty much now so it's just really intense. But awesome.

There's a million things I could say, but I"m pretty tired, and I have some what of an early morning so I think I'm going to head off. Hopefully sometime I'll get a chance to actually write. Don't hold your breath though.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

so I'm finally going home. Sometime between friday and saturday I will leave and hopefully arrive. Haven't got my exact itinerary down yet. It changes about every 5 minutes. This minute we are leaving friday morning. Who knows though.
I know I've become really slack with my blog. I'm sorry. I miss it, but I just don't have the time. And I don't really see myself gaining any time in the near future so apologies in advance if it becomes even more slack.
And this is actually all for now. I need to finish up some bits of packing and clear off my bed so I can sleep in it.
Please pray against sore throat isn't getting worse, but it isn't getting better either.