What I’ve Learned About Living in Community

What I’ve Learned About Living in Community

I originally penned this post back in August when my spirit was high off the joy of camp life. The words fermented in my drafts folder, forgotten, until yesterday. For my current stage of life, I am back living with my parents, which, as a 22-year-old, proposes a relational confusion (am I child or an adult?). As I read the words that I wrote just months ago, the Holy Spirit comforted me. God’s will is that I will be sanctified wherever I am, and I am called to minister to whomever is near me. So for now, I am being sanctified and ministering in my hometown. And when I move to my next dwelling, I will be sanctified there. I hope this post encourages you like it encouraged me.

The last three years of college spoiled me a little.  After freshman year, I never had a roommate.  Although my dorm rooms always had two closets, two dressers, two desks, and two beds, I was the only person living in the room.  It was nice.

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Simple Joy Saturday #5

Simple Joy Saturday #5

Every Saturday, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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What a week of joy!  I don’t know if I can limit myself to three things.  This feeling was on repeat:

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Simple Joy Saturday #4

Simple Joy Saturday #4

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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1.  A dollar well spent

There were several times this week that I only spent $1 on a purchase.  I bought a bag of peaches, pears, and plums at the farmers market for just a buck.  A high-end thrift store in Holland, MI was in the process of rotating merchandise, so all clothing was marked $1.  Also, the ticket to climb Castle Rock in St. Ignes only cost 1 dollar.

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2. Visiting Instagram-worthy locations

I have been traveling a lot this week, and I have also been posting on Instagram more than ever before.  It seems that there is beauty everywhere.

3.  De Zwann

Windmill Island might be my favorite place in the whole world.

De Zwann

De Zwann

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I am convinced that no matter what the weather is doing–sun, rain, snow, clouds–De Zwann windmill on Windmill Island is majestic and beautiful.

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Simple Joy Saturday #3

Simple Joy Saturday #3

Every Saturday, I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week. These posts may grow or evolve as time passes. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

 

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1. Watching reruns of I Dream of Jeannie

I have no shame. If I am at home at 3 o’clock pm, I am watching Major Nelson explain weird occurrences to Dr. Bellows.

2. Finally getting a job interview

This was my reaction when I received an email asking when I could interview:

3. Land of Oz

Another item marked off the “Thirty Before Thirty” list! I will share more photos tomorrow.

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