I apologize for the prolonged absence of words. Not that I believe in excuses, but here are a few if you do:
1. This summer has been the busiest of my life. Since my last post, I've been on a mission trip to my own city, a trip to Oklahoma City for a week of day camps/fun days/whatever they are, and a trip to Indiana for a singles conference. This weekend, I'm leaving again, but for longer: My job starts Monday. Yay!
2. I got a new laptop! Yay! I also have a blocker for my laptop, to help me stay pure and not look at things I shouldn't. Consequently, that blocker blocked my blog, grooveshark, and a variety of other sites I was in the habit of using. Today has been the first day I've been able to go to my blog since my last post.
And so I'm sure you're curious as to how this has been the best summer in my entire long life of 18 years. (Yes, I'm 18, if you didn't know somehow) It's a long story, but an amazing one, because of who God is, and who He showed Himself to be. I might have to split it up into at least four parts. In fact, I think I'll do that.
So. Today's post will cover the first big thing that happened, although you've already heard some about it: camp. While I was an amazing summer camp for inner city kids from Oklahoma City, God showed me how real He is, how He speaks, and how powerful He is when we are willing to admit our own need. His love was showered on me, and it was so encouraging to be able to trust in Him and see it fulfilled. In His Word, and through fellow brothers and sisters in Him, I met God in Oklahoma like I'd never met Him before. To be in a place where the stars were amazing, and His creation was all around me, was ideal in growing and learning to enjoy God. So. That's the first thing God taught me this summer: to trust in Him, and rejoice in His power.