Life is busy and hectic. Anyone agree? These past two weeks, I've felt like I haven't stopped moving. I've had projects, essays, tests, football games, church, connection time with friends, and to top it all off, I'm just flat-out exhausted (which is another issue in and of itself..hopefully not a medical thing, but we'll see). I haven't had the chance to take a breather and rest in the joy I have in Christ or to think about the many things I have to be thankful for. The whole month of November, I'm going to consciously set aside time to reflect on different blessings in my life. After all, this is the month of Thanksgiving--why not take the time to purposefully be thankful for something every day of the month?
Today, I am thankful for my amazing college group at my home church in Waco. These fellow believers in Christ push me to grow deeper in my relationship with God and others. Every time I go to church, I leave feeling different because I am constantly absorbing head knowledge and heart knowledge about my God. I have a few very close friends from church who I know I can talk to about anything and everything, and I have an even bigger group of friends who I learn from on a regular basis and with whom I enjoy spending my time. This weekend, I am going on a retreat with this group of awesome individuals, and I cannot wait to see how the Lord uses this weekend to refocus my attention towards Him and develop (or continue developing) friendships that will last. Community is vital to all college students; everyone is looking for a place they feel accepted and loved. I have found community in the college ministry of my church, and I am so incredibly thankful for every single person I become acquainted with.