03 November, 2003

Good morning

It is a cold and icky day here and all I can think about is how much I want to see the sun. I think it's true that there is a correlation between the weather and your mood...

So that time of year has come again... It is time to decide what classes I am going to take this spring! I went and talked to my advisor this morning and all I can say is - I have no idea what I want to do. I know that I want my major, and I am so thankful for that - but do I want to double major in History? Minor in English? Drop out and become a nomad? I want to serve God and help His children the world has forgotten. I want to travel the world, not being stuck in one place, I want to know people from every area and place, and understand cultures... And yes, I want to be light for Christ, in word and deed I want to live for my maker and be His in everything. This morning at breakfast a woman was explaining verses that have touched her, one was 2 Corinthians 4:16, "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are bring renewed day by day." I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That is such a comfort - and in the end there is nothing I can do to ruin His plan. So whether or not I get an English degree, touch all seven contents or go live in a small town and own a kids bookstore - His glory will still be done! And that is such a comfort.

I've come to the conclusion that I am bound to be eclectic in my knowledge. I want to learn, and I have decided that I love school - I do. Once I'm done here I want to get my masters, or maybe two, one in Children's Lit and the other is some remote area of History (The path of the Jews, strategy of war, colonization and its effects on cultures.) Maybe culinary school, take some art classes, etc. But I never want to be dominate. I want to learn why things are, and what other people can teach me. Too often we become content and just assume that once these four years are up that our learning stops - how sad! I've also come to realize that learning doesn't just take place in a classroom, some of the greatest things I've learned have been because of a conversation or an experience. The way I see it, the tangible things of this world - money, possessions, etc. can be taken away. But if you fill you life with love, memories, knowledge, your Creator - those cannot be taken away from you.
© Amanda Lunday