I think God gives me dreams where I play the Sims to make up for me not having the Sims anymore or a laptop to play it on. It’s a pretty regular dream of mine. Some may say this is pathetic. I say it’s grace.
I feel like it has been Holy Saturday for quite some time now.
"Without poverty of spirit
there can be no abundance of God."
I thought I would make it known that I will be serving with the Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) for 11 months starting September. I am still waiting to find out what organizations and agencies I will be serving under, but I will have a full-time position offering direct support to marginalized individuals and communities, as well as striving to transform unjust structures. I was placed in the city of Portland through the discernment of QVS’s staff.Also, I will be an intern with Friends of Jesus Fellowship during the summer, a Christian Quaker network of ministries and fellowships “gathered around a common experience of the living presence of Jesus in our midst”. I am also awaiting my placement for this internship, which can bring me to D.C., Detroit, or Philadelphia. I will not only be serving in-church ministry, but will be serving the homeless and taking part in other service outreaches.I ask that you would prayerfully consider donating to my GoFundMe or paypal me (email@example.com) or contact me for other ways to donate. Also, pray for me so that I can be a genuine minister of reconciliation and a vessel of the Spirit of Christ.
Reblogging because I am 1/10th there to my goal! Peace.
"People who intend to be friends of God—to speak the truth, to reprove, correct, witness, interpret, retell, remember God’s story—can expect to be lonely from time to time. But here is a loneliness which can be exhilarating because it is a loneliness evoked by the adventure of being faithful rather than a loneliness produced by merely being overly accessible."
Stanley Hauerwas, Resident Aliens
My life so far has been very strange and very confusing but I am glad that in Jesus, my whole story is redeemed and his grace and glory somehow shine through. I’m thankful for the gift of weakness, where I have learned about true strength in vulnerability and leaning on others and God. I’m thankful for willing people who have listened to me and not judged me and walked through hell with me. I’m thankful for really good parents who don’t really get the Jesus thing but somehow support me really well. And I am thankful that God is good, and not in some detached ‘just’ way, but actually really good—and even better than good. And I have a lot of thoughts today and I am glad.
I thought I would make it known that I will be serving with the Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) for 11 months starting September. I am still waiting to find out what organizations and agencies I will be serving under, but I will have a full-time position offering direct support to marginalized individuals and communities, as well as striving to transform unjust structures. I was placed in the city of Portland through the discernment of QVS’s staff.
12 Things I Learnt This Past Year
- Learn to say exactly what it is you want from people, don’t make assumptions that people know what it is you’re thinking. You’ll save yourself a lot of heartache.
- Before making major decisions, pray/seek counsel.
- Don’t be afraid to let someone go, sometimes it’ll do you more good than you think.
- Listen to that small voice in your head advising you. Christians call it the Holy Spirit. Olivia Pope calls it her gut. Whatever you decide to call it, go with it, you just may surprise yourself.
- Treat yourself often. You don’t need a reason.
- Give people permission to be stupid.
- Give yourself permission not to accept people’s stupidity.
- If there’s anyone you need to be honest with, be honest with yourself.
- Sometimes you need to let good go for better to come.
- Encourage people when you can, people need it more than you think.
- Stop worrying about the opinions of people who aren’t active contributors to your life.
- Celebrate other people’s accomplishments. It’ll humble you.
"He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near."
Ephesians 2:17, NIV
I have been going to sleep a little bit earlier before I am completely wiped out and I have been having thoughts before I sleep. That is a weird thing for me. I usually just say a little prayer and fall asleep. But recently it has been a weird mix of prayer and my own inner-dialogue and reflections, and I can’t tell if you can really divorce all of it from each other, but it has been so glorious. I ask the Holy Ghost to help sort through the chaos in my head, and we go for it, and I laugh at stupid things and I think about my future and I thank God for the pennies I find throughout the day and I think about goals and it is really nice. I feel like it has helped me become more centered and intentional and happy.
In other news, I laughed for at least 20 minutes but probably longer than that this morning. I watched videos of people laughing—compilations, even—and then I laughed at my pimples and it was just a really nice time. I felt like I was glowing afterwards. It did a number on my abs, too.
I can’t tell if I am becoming more sane (in my own unique Hye Sung-way, of course) or going absolutely mad, but whatever it is, I like it.