Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hey Y'all!

I am doing so well! Friends are good, life is good, weather is GORGE.

I got a 41/50 on my math midterm.. not as well as a I would have hoped, but an honorable score.. :)

I’m working on 16.3 right now in the library. I just talked to my “Study Session” leader about becoming a study session leader for next quarter and it seems like that is going to be a great option for a job for me.. flexible hours, teaching experience, math... I think it will be great!

So when I first got here, on one of the first weekends, there was an evening “Java Jam” on Santa Lucia’s back lawn. There were people performing and I wanted to join in, so I grabbed my guitar and signed up for one of the slots. I asked that God would change the atmosphere through me and that people would see the light in me.

Recently, I received an e-mail asking me to play for another open mic event for the halls this weekend! I replied that I would love to, and so, I will be doing that on Friday evening! Please pray that it would not be about me, but that the people listening would be radically touched by God. mm. amen.

I miss you guys so much and CANNOT WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS!!! WHOO HOOOO! It’s only like 8 weeks away until I’ll be home! I should start a countdown.


7 weeks and 1 day



-Jess <><

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In Sickness and In Health

I think I’m getting sick.. beginnings of a sore throat.. bummer! I’m trying to adjust my sleeping patterns and begin to live more healthily with regards to what I eat and the activities I do (more exercise).

With each of you as my witness, I am committed to getting to bed before 11:00 every night and waking up early to have some intense alone time in the morning before I start my day. I will choose to eat more fruits and veggies and eat only when I’m hungry. I will take better care of my body and exercise more frequently (e.g. take walks, bike rides, hikes, runs and stretch more).

As much as I’m doing this physical overhaul, I’m really showing on the outside what’s happening on the inside. God is taking me through this rigorous process of cleaning me out. Praise you Jesus. I love you.

He’s teaching me SO much about love, life, happiness, trust, focus, spirit, truth...

Pray that I have the strength to take all this instruction and learn it with every fiber of my being.

Update on my mind (since you got physical, and spiritual, let’s throw an emotional in there :) I have a ticket home and back for Christmas break! I was SOOOOO excited to see that beautiful itinerary. I’m already getting so pumped to come home and be with you in the lovely Tri-Cities winter. : )

It’s October and feels like May here. : ) Pumpkins, scarves, hot chai tea lattes??? Where art thou?

I want my spark back. I want to be so passionate about life. I’m on the track back into physical, spiritual, and emotional health, but it’s a CONSTANT battle, so your prayers and thoughts are much appreciated!