1.) Ali has been in China for much, much too long.
Did you know that China doesn't have Facebook? I'd heard that before, but I didn't really stop to think about what that meant until Ali went off to China and is unable to check her Facebook whatsoever... because there is no such thing as Facebook in China.
That blows my mind.
And that doesn't stop me from writing to Ali on Facebook anyways. She'll just get everything all at once. I didn't want to be an annoyance and clutter up her entire wall, so I just comment on the same post every few days. I miss her. It's weird being in my hometown without Ali.
We do text back and forth, but I just miss seeing her face. And telling her everything that's going on in my life (and not needing to tell her because she's in the middle of everything going on in my life).
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2.) I'm coming to realize with each passing day that I have a really, really, really cute dog. Jack is awesome.
I mean, holy moly, how can you not look at that face and say, "Awwwwwwww"? He is so smiley.
3.) Sooo B. Reith tweeted me. It definitely was a day-maker. I'm not much of a fangirl, so there wasn't any squealing or jumping up and down, but I did take a screenshot. And I did re-post that on Facebook and instagram. And I did show most of my family and friends with a fairly big smile on my face. (Maybe I am a fangirl after all.)
4.) I haven't been sleeping much lately, which is why I haven't been blogging. By the time work and Bible study and family time and friend time are all over, I'm too tired to write coherently, but I can't sleep. I'm ready to sleep.
Perhaps I will sleep tonight. The Lord has been whispering to me all day that sleep comes from Him. I'm asking for some.
5.) Interning at Christian Relief Fund has been such an amazing experience this summer. I've learned so much from the business/"how things work in real life" side of ministry and humanitarian work, but the Lord is also showing me more about how His heart for the needy needs to be overflowing into mine.
Recently, I've been thinking about how much each child in Africa is cherished by God. Christ loves these kids with such a powerful, unfailing love. I think about how they have been hurt and forgotten on this earth. And then I can't help but think how I am only one, but perhaps I can change something.
I am pleading with the Lord to break my heart for what breaks His, even if it shatters me to pieces. I don't want to be sheltered from the hurts of this world. I want to embrace the hungry, love the unlovable, and undeniably reflect God's heart.
I am still learning.