Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Effects of Cartoons

"This is me, Eliza Thornberry part of your average family I've got a dad a mom and...a sister that's Donnie we found him, and Darwin, he found us. About our house, it moves, because we travel all over the world You see my dad holds his nature show and my mom shoots it...."

"This is me, Grace Hankins, part of you average family. I've got a dad, a mom, two brothers and a sister..there is Chaco we found him, and The Smiths, they found us. About our house, it's in Rome, because we moved here from Texas..You see my dad is a pastor and Jesus relocated us..."

Okay, so maybe The Wild Thornberrys hasn't had an exact effect on my life, and maybe I'm not Eliza...but her mom has my dream job.

" all over the would and my mom shoots it"

Name: Grace Hankins
Passion: Photography
Dream Job: Nation Geographic Photographer
Ability to Talk to Animals: N/A

Making Plans

Thus says the Lord, Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go". Isaiah 48:17

Funny how He lets your plans "happen", but doesn't let them "happen" the way YOU plan them.

I've always been a "planner" the kind of person that lays in bed at night and plans out their whole next day, minute by minute. I guess high school allows it to be that way for you. You know that every single day you have to wake up by 6:15am to be ready to leave for school by 7:35am to be able to drop off the siblings, and get to first block by 8:05am. You know that to get to work by 5:00pm you have to leave the house by 4:42pm.

I wont be returning to The University of West Georgia next semester. For many reasons, but number one I didn't feel as if that is was The Lord's plan for me.
Maybe because I wasn't growing, maybe because there are people that need me, people that I need, maybe I needed more time to grow with my family.
He might have sent me to fall on my face, to cause me to open my eyes, to show me that I am nothing without Him, that my parents were right all along.
Doesn't matter how many times they told me, I just HAD to find out for myself.
[Note to self: grow up, quit being so stubborn]

I was so excited to get out of Rome, to start my own life and just simply excited with MY plans for MY future, but The Lord quickly showed me that MY plans were not HIS plans.
A man’s heart plans his way, but The Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
I struggled horribly with school, relationships, and myself over all as an alone, immature, venerable person that thought she was a lot stronger than she found herself to be.

I've applied for an 18 month overseas missionary/ photography program and I should be hearing back from very soon. Once I hear back I will be sure to inform you all!
Pray pray pray!

Merry Christmas