i should be downstairs organizing all my things and trying to creatively figure out how i’m going to bring everything home that i have. yes, i’m coming home with way more than i came with and no, it’s not all for me. i have a little something from this german town to bring home to my family, i have one less may birthday to shop for now, and i have a pair of shorts, two shirts, and flip-flops for a certain friend who said he really needed clothing before the class trip. of course, some of it is for myself. you can’t go to the Mall of America and not find a pair of jeans on sale or that white t-shirt that you just have to buy or that brown long sleeved t-shirt/hoodie that you’ve been looking at online or that super cool necklace that didn’t really cost all that much.
i am more and more amazed by the grace He continually gives me. i am amazed at the many second chances He has given me and will continue to give me. my heart is constantly distracted and constantly being pulled away. and i keep thinking of a certain hymn that i love so much.
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily Iâ€™m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Hereâ€™s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.