I am so happy to say that I started off my 32nd year well and read the book of James this morning. I have to say, it is one of my very favorite books. It just has so much practical advice and wisdom. If you haven't read it in awhile, or ever, you really should. It is very easy to read and understand and it's only 5 chapters. It actually got me thinking about missions again. Oh, how I want to go on another trip! Our friends from church are going to the Caspian region for at least a year starting in August and I am so jealous! What a terrific thing for them. They have a 15 and 17 year old that are going and I can't imagine a better way for them to start out their young lives. They've invited us to visit next year, so you never know if we might get the bug!
Saturday we had a talent competition for the youth at church and then yesterday they got to perform their talents at a nearby nursing home. What a great thing that was! To see these young people already desiring to serve the Lord was really amazing. My heart just melted to see them singing in praise and worship. It made me sad for the waste of so many of my own years but so happy for them that they are just at the beginning. I do hope they spend them wisely! Being young is hard, you just want to fit in and feel happy. So many emotions and everything feels like the end of the world. It's so funny to look back and thing how little high school really means. My goodness, it's 4 years of so many others. I hope I can show Lilla that!
I hope today is a bright and sunny one for you all! Take care!