Today has been a great day! I had morning practice and then relaxed this afternoon. I did some laundry and did some reading. Tonight we had evening practice which went well.
Tomorrow we only have one practice, so I am going to sleep in and then I am going to bake some cookies for my teammates. We head home Thursday, so it is perfect timing to be able to make them a little something before we all head to our homes to spend time with our families for CHRISTMAS. We have a team Christmas party tomorrow night after practice.
On Wednesday we play our last game of 2011, and then on Thursday I will be heading home :).
It is kind of surreal to think that I will be back in the USA in THREE days :) YAY!! It is crazy that as of today I have been over here for 13 weeks. WOW! I have to say that the time has gone by pretty fast this time around, which has been a blessing.
Verse of the Day:
God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.— Galatians 4:4-5
Thoughts on Today's Verse...God sent his Son. No one else would do. He had sent prophets, priests, and preachers. Religion remained earthbound, legalistic, and doomed. So God sent what is most precious to him, his Son. Why? So measly human beings such as you and I could be adopted into his family and have the same rights as the Savior, God's Son and our brother in the faith!
My Utmost For His Highest:
If a person cannot go to God, it is because he has something secret which he does not intend to give up— he may admit his sin, but would no more give up that thing than he could fly under his own power. It is impossible to deal sympathetically with people like that. We must reach down deep in their lives to the root of the problem, which will cause hostility and resentment toward the message. People want the blessing of God, but they can’t stand something that pierces right through to the heart of the matter.
We need to search our hearts and take some time to reflect on what we have been doing with our life. God calls us to be an open book. We can never truly hide something from the Lord, so why not bring to light everything. The Lord sees our heart. What are we trying to mask or cover up? In order to get rid of the problem, the root must be exposed and dug out.