Sunday, May 20, 2012


Back in late September, my teaching schedule got thrown for a loop. I went from teaching mostly individuals and small classes of adults to mainly teaching classes of 15-25 children at a primary school in another city. Goodbye, comfort zone. Hello, chaos. When I was just entering that period of change, I sat down at a local cafe and penned some thoughts about the idea of change. Now, about 8 months later, I'm getting ready to make another big change: going home. Therefore, I think it's a good time to reflect back on those thoughts. So here they are.


It can make you crazy.
It can make you doubt yourself.
It can make you forgetful.
It can make you feel completely out of control.

It can make you grow.
It can make you change your perspective.
It can force you to trust God more and yourself less.

It can be startling, sudden, and unwanted.
It can be overwhelming and confusing.
It can feel like it'll break you.
It can be completely mind-boggling.
It can make you resentful.

It can be refreshing.
It can be exactly what you didn't realize you needed.
It can allow God to use you more.

A good sunset always calms my soul. Here's one from our balcony back in October.