planning, lying and sugar cookies

Anyone else out there ever feel like you have to plan time to actually plan things?

Well, today I feel like that. As mentioned before, “Project Christmas” was a success!! But what is happening between now and then?  If any of you are wondering what the rest of this “quarter” looks like for me, here’s a little peek into my life before I go on Christmas Vacation/furlough (okay let me just throw this out there..I never really know what to call “time off”…so I’m using both words)

For the rest of October:

– Chinese class 3-4 times a week.

– Teach Intermediate English Class every Tuesday and Thursday evening

– Continue preparing a 1 week Lecture on “The Cost of Discipleship” in the Discipleship Training School

November:

– Chinese class 3-4 times a week

– Teach Intermediate English Class every Tuesday and Thursday evening

– Nov.14-18th: teach in the Discipleship Training School

– Nov.18th: YWAM Base celebration of Thanksgiving! (a little early, but it is going to be FANTASTIC!)

December:

– A couple of Chinese classes

– Teach Intermediate English Class every Tuesday and Thursday evening…and then…

– December 8th at 8:43AM Leave for the States!!

Okay seriously, I’m a little nauseous from how BORING this blog is…I almost do not even want to post this. Partially because I cannot think of a profound story, quote or verse to pair along with this blog. I was even tempted to lie just a little bit in the beginning…

Here is the lie I wanted to say: Instead of saying “If any of you are wondering what the rest of this “quarter” looks like for me..” I wanted to say…“A few of you have asked what the rest of this “quarter” looks like for me…” Isn’t that stupid?! So dumb (really really dumb, fo real)

It’s just a tiny little lie and it’s not even harmful and I’m not like TOTALLY exaggerating by saying “SOOOO MANY of you are wondering”. So….now I sit here with Bon Iver playing in the background and instead of taking in his melodic harmonies, I’m thinking “Wow Anna…why would you lie about something so insignificant?!”

It is almost as if I wanted to justify my reason for writing this blog (as if I couldn’t just write about whatever the heck I want…isn’t that what blogging is all about?) Or, perhaps it’s because I felt insecure about the number of people who actually read my blog and I wanted to put the impression out, that not only do people read my blog and enjoy it, but the sheer volume of people who are interested in my life is so overwhelming, that I have to write about it on a blog instead of a personal email because I have no time…because I’m apparently sooooo busy…and important…and I got things to do, people to see…English to teach, Chinese to learn… or fill in the blank.

Who would have thought that with the desire to lie about such a small, insignificant thing could uncover a more personal, embarrassing and yet real insecurity. When we lie about stupid things, there are always bigger things…and it’s those bigger things that Jesus wants to take and mend and heal…because He is after our hearts and He loves us.

Anyone else out there ever tempted to lie about something stupid? Have you figured out why that is? I’d love to hear about it!

And as for the sugar cookies…I am baking them for my English Class party tonight! Hopefully they turn out nice and festive-y fall-ish!

My awesome “fall shaped” cookie cutters that my mom brought for me!

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