Well, here it is, my very first post. My blog has no name, no followers and is pretty plain, but nevertheless, here it is:
Exactly one week ago my roommate, Emilie, and I started a month-long challenge of no shoes through Soles for the Savior! If you don't have time to click the link I'll give you a brief run-down: An A&M student is collecting shoes (old & new) for people in Africa and will deliver them this summer! For the month of April he is fasting from shoes and spending time praying for those who go everyday without shoes. He's encouraging people to take on the challenge and donate to the cause! Go check it out: www.solesforthesavior.com! It has been quite the experience. I've gotten quite a few bizarre looks. And I plan to blog about the whole experience at the end of the month!
Got a long awaited Skype date with Bethany; a total blessing to be able to talk to such a great friend, half a world away, at anytime of the day/night, when I need her!
Its been awhile since I've gotten to do a portrait session, and this one was a blast! Jenn is a freshman at A&M and roomies with one of my best friends! She's planning on rushing this fall and needed portraits for rush! We had a lot of fun: driving to find and unsuccessfully finding bluebonnets, trekking a random pond, angering bees, being illegal in downtown Bryan and ending the night with amazing Mexican food from Papa Perez!
Cute historical Bryan:
By far the hardest day without shoes. My feet are: raw, bruised, disgusting, sore, cut... so much pain. Walking around campus has been tough since almost all of it is pebble/cobblestone. But every time I think about how awful it is, or get a weird look I think about the people that do it everyday. People in Africa do it everyday. They walk miles through crazy terrain. They do not know comfort of having shoes among many other things... like readily available and clean water, to name an important one.
As I was walking to class a couple of girls behind me were talking about how they might be considered "poor" in the eyes of the world, but they were certainly not poor by the whole world's standards, and definitely not poor in spirit. Not sure how to describe my reaction and thought process other than: I really wanted to hug one of them and it made my heart happy.
Most encouraging thing this week:
While my life is in complete chaos, I know God is doing His work. Not sure where He wants me, where I'm going, where I'll end up. Pretty much NO CLUE. Which is pretty scary, but at the same time kinda comforting that no matter what, God is working right now to provide the very best for me, whatever that may be!
Possibly the grossest thing ever:
Just from my dorm to class and back...
Other photos from Spring:
My new friends :)
Winston lookin' fly, Joey lookin'...
Roomie (+Katie) love
Cool churches on the San Antonio Riverwalk