How was your weekend? Mine was absolutely marvelous! For the first time since September, I had absolutely, and I mean absolutely NOTHING on my agenda (and mind). That’s right! My radar was completely turned off. Being a diligent student, weekends = studying, writing papers, stressing… So remember how I told you that I’m going to take it easy and not obsess over grades this semester? Although there was much improvement compared to previous semesters, moments of carefreeness were very minimal. Being the perfectionist that I am, I just had to give it my all. I guess it paid off bc I received all A’s!! Woohoo!
It is Monday, so that means it’s time for MIMM, hosted by Katie!
Usually when I go out on Saturdays, I start to freak out when I’m out longer than I had intended. Not this weekend. I was totally zen and lazy. I didn’t even care to take pictures…yup sorry, guys. This one’s going to be one of those posts with lots of words.
On Saturday, we went to Hopdoddys, a local burger joint. We met up with Tim’s co-worker and her “friend,” as she likes to call him ;). I told Tim on our way to the restaurant that he’d have to do most of the talking since I don’t know them. However, meeting them was NOT awkward at all! They were the type of people that you can’t help but to hit it off with immediately.
I believe we ended up loitering at the restaurant for nearly 2 hours! 10 minutes to inhale my burger (I don’t allow my food to get cold)…you do the math. I laughed so hard that I probably burned off all the calories I consumed from the burger. It’s safe to say that we are no longer strangers as I even managed to slap the “friend’s” hand (don’t ask…it was an impulse). I can’t wait to hang out with them again!! I think I’m going to dream about possibly fishing in February!!
The rest of the weekend was spent lounging around at home since it was very yucky outside. I’m solar-powered so gloomy days usually means hibernation mode. I did cook and bake quite a bit though! I have an injured finger as my witness…
I also watched an insane amount of K-pop Star (one of many Korean versions of American Idol) and Korean dramas.
Now on a more personal level, ever since I started the 2+2+1 plan, I’ve been growing and maturing steadily in my walk with the Lord. Immersing myself in the word and asking God to give me a keen and discerning mind to receive the truth and wisdom that can only come from Him has been…well, extraordinary!
This past month at our church, we’ve been learning about the lives of the apostles and how they sacrificed everything to profess the name of Jesus Christ boldly and fearlessly. Not one of the disciples escaped death for proclamation of the truth. You can see the example of Jesus being followed by them.
As Stephen was being stoned to death, he “looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” (Acts 7:55). That’s right. Jesus is usually described as sitting next to God but as he saw one of his beloved suffering, he stood up! I don’t know about you, but boy…that imagery is just so powerful to me.
I am fortunate to live in a country where I can freely proclaim and practice my faith. It’s a privilege that I can write about this in my blog. However, Christians around the world are still being martyred for their faith. The things and stories that we read about in the Old Testament and during the life of Jesus Christ are still relevant and happening today.
I have never been more convicted than I am now to become a contagious Christian. In our small group, we are learning to discover our styles of evangelism and how we can become like the disciples in spreading the good news that is Jesus Christ. We individually made a list of people in our lives that we want to share the gospel with. I have 3 people on my list who are very very dear to me. Oh, I am a bit nervous as I have never done this before, but I pray that the Lord will give me the strength, wisdom, patience, and steadfastness.
So that’s what’s been on my mind lately. This week, I’m going to work on the nutrition fair at the WIC, practice photography, write Christmas cards, wrap presents (oh wait, must go shopping first), do yoga for at least an hour everyday, and bake. Ahhh…It’s the week before Christmas!!!
What are you up to this week? I am curious 😉