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After a long and busy summer working at camp as a media intern, I’m back home with some very good intentions of keeping my blog updated more regularly. It’s not that I didn’t have anything to write about during the past couple of months (quite the contrary), but I simply didn’t have the time or, honestly, the motivation, to write out a blog post. Whenever I did get a break from my job, I would spend it resting or reading or just doing something that was as far away from being “work” as possible. (Writing doesn’t usually feel like work to me, but in the midst of the busyness of the summer, it did.)

But anyway, lots of things happened and God gave me a wonderful summer that included many new, amazing friends and plenty of life lessons sprinkled throughout.

I’ll definitely be talking about many of those lessons in the near future, but for now I wanted to just let you all know that I’m still alive, back home, and for now I’m trying to figure out what’s next for me in life.

You know, just as a little random thought here, it’s hard when you’ve been living at a place of ministry for almost three months and your life has been so constantly full of activity and virtually planned out for you down to the hour . . . and then, just like that, it’s over, and you go home. Then . . . you feel sort of aimless, deflated, and wondering what in the world your life was all about before you went to that place.

I know that three months is pretty short, and there are probably many of you out there who have dealt with leaving a place after many months and years and you feel my predicament magnified many times. But bear with me, because it’s still a hard situation, regardless of the length of time you’ve been there.

I guess that’s why, as a Christian, your life can’t be all about one aspect of ministry, or one group of people, or one particular place. Because those things will eventually go away, and life will change. And if you are so consumed by those things to the point that they become your whole life, then when you lose those things or people, your life will suddenly be devoid of meaning and the ensuing emptiness will consume you. Being a Christian is not only about ministry or people. It’s about a person, one Person. And if He the most important part of everything you do and everywhere you go, then you’ll always be fulfilled and satisfied, even through difficult loss and change. Life will always have meaning.

That’s my little spiel for today. Hope all you readers are doing great and that you’ll hang in here with me while I try to get my blog going again!

Photo Credit: Yours Truly, using the camp’s amazing Canon Rebel T5i that I really really wish I could have brought home with me and I parted from with many tears (ok, not really tears, but I was very sad to leave it behind)

Oh, but if you are searching for a simple way to alleviate my sadness and make my day extra happy, and if you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, you can totally go ahead and subscribe, and feel good for the rest of your day knowing that you just did your part in lifting me a little bit higher out of that pit of depression I sunk into when I said goodbye to one of my deepest and closest friends. Just saying. *sniff*