As I began the oh-so-typical reflection that occurs at this time of year, I had much to consider. 2009 was a big year for this girl...a lot of changes, some growing up, much forced growth, tough decisions, many opportunities, and a few milestones.
*My 2009 was jump-started by some sweet time in Australia...where I was able to reconnect with Jesus as I completely disconnected with society.
*January 1, 2009 welcomed in Kansas City, MO at iHOP's One Thing Conference - forever has marked my life and altered my view of worship.
*Began my last semester of college @ Texas A&M, wrapping of four years of relationships, ministry, learning, and blessing.
*March 2009 - returned to LA and revisited the streets and projects in the inner city where I served the previous summer
*March 2009 - ran my first half-marathon in 28 degree, windy weather
*March 2009 - purchased my first business suit and interviewed @ Dallas Heart Group (I was terrified)
*April 2009 - Ayrshire Parents Weekend...my 12 dearest friends and each set up parents congregated in College Station for a weekend of fun
*May 2009 - Attended my last class @ Texas A&M
*May 2009 - Moved in with the then stranger-widow-Brenda Bailey...wow, thank you Jesus.
*May 2009 - Began an internship @ Dallas Heart Group.
*Summer 2009 - First experiences of working "in the real world"
*July 2009 - To Tampa to see/experience the beginnings of Covenant Life Church
*August 2009 - Accepted a full-time job offer from Dallas Heart Group to begin in September
*August 2009 - Graduated from Texas A&M
*August 2009 - Spent some time away in Kansas City @ the House of Prayer...my choice place for resting and solitude in the Spirit.
*Aug-Sept 2009 - Ventured to Malawi, Africa -- which ruined me forever...in a good way.
*September 2009 - Began working full time @ Dallas Heart Group
*Mid-September 2009 - Let the marathon training begin...
*October 2009 - Moved into an apartment in Uptown Dallas
*October 2009 - A&M vs Arkansas @ Cowboys Stadium
*November 2009 - Learned to pay bills, rent, set up direct deposits, manage a credit card, budget an income, choose insurance benefits, 401k, and be a single, working woman - interesting place to find oneself
*December 2009 - Ran and finished the White Rock Marathon in 4 hours and 43 minutes. Decent.
*December 2009 - Home for the holidays...for a few days vs. a month
*New Years Ever 2009 - Spent with many of my closest friends...big D NYE!
2010. Here we are.
Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new," And He said to me, "Write for these words are true and faithful" And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.