I've entered into this new place where I'm actually excited about something again. after I left law school applications behind and decided that wasn't the path for me I wasn't sure if I'd ever find it. You know that one thing that makes you passonate. Something special that God gives you to do for the rest of your life. I think it's finally happened. While politics still frequently pops up and is one of those things I'll always have a heart for it's not the only thing any longer. My husband and I have been getting our feet wet in youth ministry. Something he was called to at 15. I remember when we first started dating, both of us being slightly concerned about how politics and religion would work. Well with God all things are possible, politics is a great side hobby for me now, dipping my feet in the waters reading a few articles here and there but not letting myself get lost in that world. Instead I'm lost in His world, finding passion for His people and wanting to see kids have something I never did - a thriving youth group. In all of this there are so many new things for us. Saturday we spent the day cleaning and finishing projects around the apt. so we could have people over. New friends for me, rekindled ones for him. After, I felt nervous and slightly off. I relealized it's because we are letting people in for the first time in a long time. Allowing people in gives the potential to become hurt. But it's so worth it for God. I have a lot of work to do to grow stronger with God, working with teenagers shows you that. So while we've slipped the last month or two in the goals we have for ourselves (working out, eating well, nightly devotions, etc.). We once again climb back up, recomitted to God and what He is doing in our lives. Recommitted to going to the gym 3 nights a week, making Him a prioirty over the nightly t.v. show and spending time in the Word. Recommitted to eating more veggies than lovely carbs (why can't carbs make you loose weight not gain). This time we're adding a new thing in with youth ministry, committed to helping wherever we can, committed to praying for the ministry - for the kids and supporting the pastor and his wife. Doors are being opened by Him that no man can shut and I am so blessed. Last night God spoke to the group about His love for them. It was a great reminder and an affirmation that we are in the right place, opening up to new people and new things leaning on God for the guidance of where to step next and how to move forward. So thankful.