the season of reflection | part two

{sweet gifts from becca – picture to remember the year and the cutest coffee. also – new favorite dessert.  pair with a dr. pepper icee for a nutritious breakfast.}

Life around here has been pretty crazy lately.
Since almost all of my finals consist of practicum portfolios my time hasn’t been cramming information – just compiling assessment analyses, lesson plans, reflections, and reports.
Last Tuesday was our last “community time” and was one of the sweetest moments in this house.
We had a delicious dinner made by the best cook around – Becca Smith.  I discovered that I really like lasagna. A lot.
Then we each shared what we’d be doing next year and what we were nervous and excited for. It was incredible to look around the room and just think, “These girls are ready.”  
They’re ready to pour out to other girls and most have already begun.
At the end of this time as a “house leader” I can say that it hasn’t been easy.
I haven’t loved them perfectly.
I haven’t spoken the perfect words.
But that’s the beauty.
The Lord does the work.
Not us.
We need only to be faithful.
After we each shared what the next season of life held for us, we spent time praying for each girl.
That is one huge lesson I’ve taken from Lighbearers staff.
They always make it a priority to pray specific prayers for people.
Prayer is incredibly humbling and powerful.
And also bonds people together in an amazing way.
The night allowed us to all be together at least one last time before we start moving out.
Alisa has already begun packing her boxes.
I’ve organized what needs to go home, be thrown out, or to the apartment.
And the house will start to feel emptier and emptier as next week concludes.
What an amazing year it’s been.
Praise the Lord.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever;
to him who alone does great wonders,
for his steadfast love endures forever;”
{Psalm 136: 1-4}

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