I am in the van on a very bumpy road writing a blogpost in my Word program. I still need to figure out how to use all the options. We are currently driving through the Rocky Mountains and let me tell you, it is beautiful. Every time I am around a mountain the size of who God is just hits me like a ton of bricks. And they are so gorgeous. I can't imagine living away from them. So far today I saw a minx, deer and mountain sheep. I love seeing wild animals. I've been hoping to spot a bear because I have never encountered one before. But then I realized they are sleeping right now.
My trip was really good. We spoke in churches, at mission's conferences, in youth groups and in homes. I met a colourful array of people. Different backgrounds, different personalities. I grew to know and love my team more. I was taught lessons and the trip - Overall - *Being stranded in freakgina included* was worth it.
It seems weird that I will be back in Vancouver tonight. I have been away a whole month. I'm not quite sure how I feel about being back. Going back to reality. Pay bills. Go to work. Get groceries. Although, I am excited about seeing some friends again.
It's weird to think that I have so many opportunities and options right now about what to do next. I still have no idea what direction to turn, but I know that there will be a change. Maybe a big one.
Either way, no matter what I do, something that has been on my mind a lot lately is this verse. I want to live this, I want to find this.
"Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight reign on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."