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Lost Change

Tonight as I’ve been sitting in my apartment, there are a lot of thoughts going through my mind.  I just spent the last two days packing, organizing, cleaning, and strategizing about the best way to get from this phase to the next.  While the actual task of strategizing or organizing isn’t something I generally struggle with (in fact, it’s a top strength of mine), the reason for the strategy is one that always shakes me up a bit: change.  And this time, the change is really big.

Four or five times today I found loose change on my floor, under my mattress or in other random places.  I kept putting it in a pile and eventually decided to move the pile to my purse where it could be of use.  It’s only in the last few moments that I’ve realized how big a little change can be.  

As my family left with a trailer full of my life minus 5 bags, I sat alone in my very empty studio apartment and began to really process the change.  (Strengthsfinder has warned me on a number of accounts that I need t…
Jacque’s Timeline (non-Facebook edition) So, if you have Facebook, there’s a good chance you’ve been Timelined -- Facebook’s new way of designing your page’s layout that puts everything in chronological order.  Since some of us deal better with change than others, we need not discuss the pro’s and con’s, but let’s focus on the beauty: the whole world (okay all three of my friends) has the ability to see the events of my life unfold as they happen. I promised in my first post that I’d write out some of the details once some things were more finalized.  I think it’s most helpful to start with the Timeline. 2008 Fall -- Took a Religion course at Concordia that challenged everything I believed in such a way that lead me to believe there was no one true God. 2009  January -- I FINALLY declared/changed my major to Music Performance after discussing with multiple professors whether or not I was “foreseeably good enough” to make it in their program.  They all said I was. April -- Music jury to deter…

Joshua 1:5

Sometimes, in life, God has a way of teaching us many lessons at once without us even being aware that we're learning.  It's only been in the last day that I've realized the Lord is growing me in many ways right now, which explains the tension and discomfort I've been experiencing.

Last night I was reading in my devotion "Morning and Evening" by Charles Spurgeon and the lesson focused on Joshua 1:5.  It was a passage I'd heard many times and often quoted as a catch phrase in lieu of "the right words."  The verse reads, "...Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.  I will not leave you or forsake you." (ESV)  God promised He would never leave.  He promised He wouldn't turn away from Israel and that He would walk with us like He accompanied Moses for his entire life.

That's comforting to read, but it's even more comforting to think deeper about the verse's implications.  If God will never leave us, He would be co…
Welcome to my first ever blog post!  This blog will be used to keep people like yourself informed on the plans, stories, updates, and hilarious moments of my next journey.  Many of you reading this might not know what I mean when I say "the next chapter."  Well... The short if it is, I'm moving far, far away from Minnesota to be a missionary... in the Philippines!  Details will follow once I know more from the school I'm working with, but suffice it to say, there will be a LOT to blog about in the coming 24 months.  Stay tuned for the latest.

You might be wondering why I've chosen the title at the top of this blog.  As I've embarked on this journey, the Lord has really used the passage out of Luke 12 to show me just how much He intends to care for His children.  The verse can be found in Luke 12:24 and it reads, "Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value ar…