17.1.06

An intense beginning

Everyone seems to love the beginning of a new semester: excitement of new classes, hanging out with friends again, NOT having papers and exams...really it is one of the best times of being in college.

I love the beginning too. But mine has been much different than I expected. After being around my brother and dad (both car guys) for the last 3 1/2 weeks, 2 days upon arriving in Canada my car began acting up. This was unfortunate. After fixing the fuel filter and still having problems, I had to cave in and take it to the Chrysler dealership. Apparently there were way more problems than I could have known, $1500 worth of problems.

More serious than that though, Senior High (high school) Youth Extreme lost its coordinator due to moving back home, and its only guy leader due to problems back home. With no other volunteers, I am left as the sole person who has stepped up to lead the senior high group. Yet, I am still co-leading a mid-week bible study. It is impossible to do both, so please anyone, everyone, pray that another leader is brought up to split the responsibilites (and privileges!) of coordinating the senior high group. We have a retreat in 2 weekends which we are going to try do a lot of planning for tonight.

I also did a 9 hour weekend class this past Friday and Saturday. I am so glad to have this class over with at the beginning of the semester, but it has definitely added to the busyness and chaos of the last week. In truth, I am not stressed right now, but I fear for stress and becoming overwhelmed in the upcoming weeks.

On a good note, I got to go snowboarding Sunday morning with Bjorn up at Seymour (where we have passes). At one point it was snowing on us and sunny in the distance, just about as beautiful as you could ask for. I think that snowflakes are one of my favorite creations of God. Their intricacy still amazes me as an "almost adult". Rock on for snowflakes God!!

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Polythene Pam said...

Hey there lady cakes, I will be praying for you for sure, and you could pray for me as well - I'm still stinking sick! It started when we went to Ally's and has not left since. It sucks. Love love.
Pamela

kaylie said...

Jenny! your right it is the same people you meet! crazy i didn't know that you know Pam! We went to Bible School together. Well tell Brittany that I said hi. And I'm applying to Trinity!

My Fair Lady said...

Woah, Kaylie applying to TWU? Exciting...yeah Pam and I have been best friends for years! so funny the connections.

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Polythene Pam said...

woah, this is all too weird.
In other news: Jenny I miss you a lot. Call me sometime when you're free. I am usually free.