Today, when I opened my email, I had a comment on my blog. My blog! I had almost forgotten that I had a blog. Seriously, things have been just crazy busy and I have nearly forgotten how much I love updating my blog. Of course, I am always writing in my journal and reflecting on life…but sharing my writing with family and friends has not been as common these days. Hmmmm…it’s time to get back into this blogging thing. Yes, it is time. So, to bring you up to speed since the last update on the top 10 in San Francisco…goodness. I might have to give the “cliff notes” version. And, I still need to write the top ten of my other two fantastic sites from the summer. The summer…woah! That seems like a lifetime ago. I might have to get busy today for these updates. Good thing I have the day off work to do some reflecting.
Update since the summer:
I bounced back from the west coast, after traveling each week to one of my beautiful sites (working as an Area Director with Youthworks). My summer was spent divided up between Denver, San Francisco, and San Diego…each week traveling to one of these cities to visit my amazing staff teams that were serving with YW. It was quite the summer! Talk about adventure and surprise. God moved in unique ways, in the lives of the youth that came each week, in the lives of the community members, and of course each one of those staff members – including my own life. We will never be the same. I am so thankful for the opportunities He gave me to serve and learn through the Body of Christ.
Coming back to school was quite the transition. First of all, being back in Cairo was quite the transition. I was getting used to the city from my summer experience. I was getting accustomed to the busyness of the city. It was also nice to be back to this small town where everyone knows your name. Where you see friends at the post office and the gas station. Where you can drive from one end of town to the other in less than five minutes. Hmmm…Cairo. Yes, I did miss you over the summer. You have a special place in my heart, Cairo. A week after I returned, I had a quick turn around to going back into “teacher mode”. There was a gracious transition as God took care of the details. It was nice to back in this familiar place.
Going back into the building, it had a different feel. It felt more peaceful. It felt more hopeful. There seemed to be more unity among the teachers. It just had a different all around feel to it. Sometimes I couldn’t even explain it in words, but there was just something different about the place. I wasn’t the only one noticing this difference either. There were other teachers and staff that were saying the same thing. “There is something different about the CJSHS.” Hmmm…there is something bigger going on in this place.
I have noticed major POSITIVE changes happening within the school. I have written about it to friends and family, sharing the testimony of wonderful things that are happening. It is exciting. God is moving. I am seeing prayers being answered. Even five-year old prayers.
Perhaps I will share the list of positive changes on the blog for you all to read.
God is moving…