Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good Good Good news!!

The first good news of the day, for all of you were were praying for my wonderful friend Bethany today, is that Kate Lael Potter was born just about 2 hours ago! Everyone is healthy and I can't wait to meet her!! Praise God for the beautiful gift of life!

The second good news is in regard to my finances. I know many of you were aware of my financial situation and have been praying with me for God's provision. As always, God proved His faithfulness in a way that took me by surprise and blew me away! I got an email from my Pastor telling me that my wonderful Grace Baptist family is sending me about $1300! Add that to the check I'll get at the end of the month from my job, and my entire semester will be pretty much paid off! I've really been walking on cloud 9 over the last few days. Ask my roommates....I can't settle down. God is so good! Thank you to all who prayed and thank you to all who have helped to support me as I get ready to wrap up this first phase of my missions training!

I'll try to keep this blog updated, but over the last few days, I haven't been able to log on to it at school. I'm doing this while Jack and Owen are sleeping. So, until then, thank you all for your prayers and support!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Is He enough?

I'm Still Yours

If You washed away my vanity
If You took away my words
If all my world was swept away
Would You be enough for me?
Would my beating heart still sing?

If I lost it all
Would my hands stay lifted
To the God who gives and takes away

If You take it all
This life You've given
Still my heart will sing to You

When my life is not what I expected
The plans I made have failed
When there's nothing left to steal me away
Will You be enough for me?
Will my broken heart still sing?

If I lost it all
Would my hands stay lifted
To the God who gives
And takes away

If You take it all
This life You've given
Still my heart
Will sing to You

Even if You take it all away
You’ll never let me go
Take it all away
But I still know

That I'm Yours
I'm still Yours

Oh, I'm Yours
I'm still Yours
I'm still Yours

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'm back in good ol' Michigan!

It's good to be back! I had a great and relaxing break, just what I needed. Now I've got my nose back to the grindstone and it feels great! I can't believe I'm a senior! Everything has gone so so fast! I remember coming in with the freshmen class and looking at the Seniors like they were walking, talking Bible commentaries and encyclopedias. They MUST possess vast amounts of knowledge about the Scripture because....well....they're seniors! Now that I'm here, although I've learned so much in the past 3 semesters, I see now how far I have to go. I haven't even begun to scratch the surface. That is such an exciting concept to me! I could study 24/7 for my entire life and never exhaust the wisdom and knowledge of the Scripture!

This semester is going to be difficult. Not as difficult as my Junior semester was (or so I hear), but definitely difficult. I will be studying:
-1 and 2 Timothy
-1 and 2 Thessalonians
-1,2, and 3 John
-Oral Communications
-Christian Life
-Intro to Tribal Missions
-Intro to NTM
-False Deities of the Ancient World
-Partnership Development
-Handling Conflict

Needless to say, it's going to be busy. I'm also working as much as I can, trying to continue to raise money to pay for my tuition. As of now, I made my initial payment of $1800, and have somewhere around $2000 left to pay off for the semester. My family was so very wonderful in helping me out!! I am so very blessed to have them. Even when I was home for Christmas, if the family was going to go out and do something, they would chip in and pay for me so I could go along to. The reason that I made my initial payment was because various members of my wonderful family came up to me at different times and gave me gifts that left me speechless. I was able to come here and continue to study the precious Word of God because of the provision of my heavenly Father through the wonderful people that I am so grateful and blessed to call my family.
Please pray for me as I continue to work as many hours as I can possibly get! Sometimes its hard to get hours where I work, but God has been so good since I came back. I've been able to work quite a bit and I'm praying it'll continue. Please pray for my financial situation in general. Also, please pray for me as I try to balance classes, work, homework, dorm responsibilities, and all the rest of the craziness that we get to call life. Thank you all so much!!!

I'll try to get back into the swing of updating this thing a little more often. :)