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Thursday, May 30, 2013

superduper blessed.

I have sososo much to be grateful for. God is astounding. I'm in awe.

I'm now seeing how God has worked every single event, every second, every struggle for good.

"And we know for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28 esv. 


It's one thing reading a verse like that and another to see it being lived out in your life. Maybe I didn't notice how everything worked for good (note: not what I think is good. but what actually is good), or maybe I just didn't take the time to look.

Oh, the people God has put into my life. I'm overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness just thinking about it. My church. I can't believe at first I didn't want to go to the church we now go to, just because it wasn't as big as I thought it should be or as "professional" as I thought it should be. Because it's not the building, it's not the program, it's the people that matter. The ladies in my church have invested so much time, so much energy into me, helping me become more of the woman I'm becoming. The kiddos I've been able to build tent forts with, to watch disney movies with, to dress up with, to shoot hoops have been a huge blessing. Even if sometimes they try my patience, I love them.

There's only a few teens in our church, but we've become super tight and close. It's soso neat how God has allowed us to grow together and shaped us more into the people He wants us to be.

My family. Though we don't always agree on everything, we really truly do love each other and I am really really blessed to have my parents, who will let me make my make my own choices, but give me advice at the same time and lead by example.

You'd think leaving all this would make it harder. Sure, it's hard to leave, but I wouldn't want any other people back here to pray for me and have my back while I'm gone. (and heck, it's not like I'm going to be gone forever).

So. I need to go pack one more bag and hang with my family. Whew, I really don't know what to expect and sometimes I don't know what I've gotten myself into. But God is here and everything will work out for good, won't it?

Thanks everybody for being there and I'll let you all know when I get to Africa.





















8 comments:

  1. Have an awesome and amazing time!
    xo
    Sarah

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  2. Hope you have a wonderful time! xx

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  3. Have an awesome time! I'll be praying for you!

    Love,
    Hannah

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  4. *SUPER DUPER BIG BEAR HUG* Because you make me want to sentimentally bawl over the computer screen (that last picture was a heart-melt...)

    AGH!! I don't know what to say. I'm just super excited for you and I'm inspired/in love with your love and passion to follow God - even if it isn't perfect.

    I don't know if I can "miss" you (since I've never actually really met you...) but I'm definitely praying and thinking of ya! ;)

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  5. I hope you have a great time!! I'll be praying for you, Kendra. <3

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  6. The scrapbook turned out soooo cool!!! You have to show it to me sometime!

    I can't believe you're really leaving now. Craazy! (bye bye bye bye byee byyyyyyeee RAL) When you read this it'll be from CHHADDDD!!!!!!!!

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    1. ^^^ such a random comment(like me!)

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  7. these stills are beautiful {and your new blog design} + your journal/scrapbook is awesome. praying for you to have a safe trip and have a wonderful time! xx

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