Dreams in Reams

Lots of things to be accomplished this year!

I have a Dutch proficiency test in September for my nursing registration in the Netherlands.

For which I am taking Dutch lessons twice weekly.  Immensely enjoying them so far — got a wonderful group (which comes with new friends) and an amazingly patient and lovely teacher ❤

Together those two goals means I need to speak Dutch semi-fluently by the end of the summer.  Considering completely communicating in only Dutch from now on (which will definitely speed up the process).  Though I think that will not help with the readership of this blog (lol if any of you do — please drop a comment to let me know you exist, its nice for me :D)

Working on an application to go back to university in September.  Considering going into a chemistry field.

Also working on an exciting project with Jas and some good friends.  It is something chemistry-ish related and its been a whole lot of fun so far.  I won’t talk about it too much until we have something to show for it.  🙂

I am continuing on my journey of reading the Bible in two years and due to finish in Spring 2016.  I am in Isaiah now, considerably behind schedule but enjoying every word that the Lord has written.  Need to remind self IT IS NOT A RACE!

It looks like its going to be a busy year for me, and with the new addition in the family (not mine but my brother’s, excuse you!) my beautiful niece Miss Athena (born January 2015), its going to be super exciting.

Also read God’s glorious Word this morning.

Amazed again at how small/insignificant/momentary we are in comparison to God.

Yet this God, the Creator of the Universe, the Crafter of our beings, the Holy One willed that in order to fulfill His promises, the God of Comfort (Isa 41) deemed it a perfect plan to descend on the tiny rock He created called Earth to save His creation that was made in His image.

“Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.” — Isaiah 42:5-7.

Jesus was promised to us from the beginning, as a ransom for His beloved people.

My Prayer

Thank you Lord Jesus for bringing me out of the prison, for showing me the light out of the darkness that I put myself in.

To show me the prison that I was in was unlocked the whole time.  Had I continued to believe that I was a good person and I needed no saving, I would still be in a prison in an unlocked jail cell.

Thank You that all I had to do was trust in Your Word that the door was open, all I had to do was to accept it and push it open.  Open into the freedom of Your Love and coming into the knowledge that we are all Your daughters and sons.  Praise The LORD!

And peace be with you, readers!


Why blog again?

Why blog again?

I have done this as an awkward, growing teen (not that it was a long time ago) and gained some pretty amazing friends through the blogging community.

When I moved to study in Australia I fell out of the habit of sending my thoughts into cyberspace and started to become a pretty private person (on the interwebs), but I became a lot more sociable in real life, and that was for the best of course!

I still don’t put out too much information about my life on the Internet because I am too lazy. Heeee.

So why blog again??  I guess to be honest I was inspired once again by stumbling onto some really heartwarming stories on blogs of people.  People always have a more interesting story to tell than what they let on on just face value.  That intrigues me.

I sometimes feel like I have a story that isn’t really worth telling, and I am wrong.  There’s still that low self-esteemed teenage girl inside of me somewhere, even though I know through the word of God that I am truly loved.

The story of Jeremiah 1:4-8 comes to mind.

The word of the Lord came to me, saying,

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you,
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

“Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”

But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

We are all have worth, especially to the Creator.  He showed this by coming down Himself to die for the sins of those whom He loved but did not know Him.

I blog again because I have a story worth telling.

Let’s see where this familiar path takes us once more.  Peace be with you 🙂