So as i was updating facebook when I saw i had a blog, which i forgot I had until now, lol. I thought it be nice to update and reflect on things in life some. Since Thanksgiving is soon, I have been pondering what am i thankful for?
John Adams once said that "there are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live." As my undergrad education begins to come to a close, the obvious question of 'what's next?' is the obvious response i think. From Pre-school to College, which is 19 of the 23 years of my life, I have been preparing and being prepared to make a living as well as learning how to live through out it all.
There is little doubt that Christ has been the one who has taught me how to live, especially, in recent years. However, the question of what kind of living will i be making in the next few months has been close to my heart for obvious reasons. In less than 4 weeks, the world i have know for 5 1/2 years will be closed off to me, with only a piece of paper my only consolation. And, not having found a job yet as well as not having heard back from any law school has been difficult for me. I am the kind of guy who likes to know what will happen next. But I take comfort in my other education. For Christ has taught me he is certainly the God of the impossible, and that is where i want to live and dwell. I am Thankful that Jesus is showing me how to live as well as where to work. I just need to be patient and pray.
I am also so very thankful for my Ashley, and today reminded me of the fact, she is my dearest friend and most chariest helper. As I have been sick the last few days, she came over and did my laundry and dishes while i was resting. She has a servant's heart and a prayer warrior's spirit.
Lastly, as i am leaving soon, I have been thinking about all the friends i have made since college and how much they have meant to me. Not having a lot of good friends before college, i am grateful for my community, my brothers and sisters in Christ, and my fellowship. When I first became a Christian and got one of those big study bibles, I began to write the names of all the people i cared about, so as to not forget them later on in life. All of these ppl have shaped my faith in some way and for that i give thanks and am Thankful.
Here is a list of the friends that impacted my Christian Walk in some way while I have been at Behrend these last 5 1/2 years (This isnt an exhaustive list, so i am sorry if i missed some one, i am only human can't remember everyone and I used the married names for any married women on this list)
Matt "Swany" Swanson
Aaron "Unlce Llama snugglepants" Wood
Adam "bear" Galiger
Jon "Fanman" Parise
Tony "80s" D.
Louise Van Mook
Mary Ellen Gorton
Ashley Loker (my fav)
Amanda "Toaster" Placek
Jason "Seamus" Kohute