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The 5 Love Languages are not just about romance

February. The month of LOVE.

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The thing about love is that there are different types. The thing about relationships is that they aren’t just romantic.

The thing about love languages is that you need to know more than just your significant other’s.

  
It may be a little hypocritical of me to make that statement. I am by no means an expert in my friends and family’s love language. I would be hard pressed to say any of them with much certainty.

Another disclaimer I should make is that I have not read the 5 Love Languages book. I did read Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman, the author of the love languages book, that had a chapter on the love languages, but I am by no means an expert in love languages in general, or how to apply that knowledge to your relationship with a significant other, or with anyone else. However, I don’t think you have to be.

You don’t have to bombard everyone in your life with the quiz just to love them the best you can. I think a little observation and critical thinking can help you identify the ways you can best speak love to those in your life. It’s not that everyone shows love in the exact same way that they enjoy being shown love, but it is sometimes the case. By being mindful of the people in our lives, I think we can sometimes learn how to better serve them. Continue reading “The 5 Love Languages are not just about romance”

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God is so good

And so faithful to provide. He has given me encouragement through unexpected means just when I needed it most. Granted, there are still issues I’m struggling with. Small town life isn’t necessarily easier, but I’m trying to make the best of it, and I hope to do so even better in the future. It has been a blessing to reconnect with hometown friends, and my prayer is that God will help me really connect even more so than I already have.

I have also been blessed tremendously by finally sitting down and doing some study that I have been meaning to for a while, and the thirst that I felt earlier in the year that had sadly diminished to an extent since the end of school, has been ignited anew. Praise God! And oddly enough (this is one of those very “unexpected means”) my soul was so uplifted and encouraged last night as I read…a poetry review. (More on that to come later.)

I do feel that I haven’t been as diligent as I should be in keeping in touch with friends from Harding. For that I am truly sorry, and I hope to remedy that soon. Just know that even though I haven’t picked up the phone and called, you’ve been in my thoughts, on my heart, and in my prayers.

Please pray for me as I continue to study. I feel like God is really challenging me right now, but in a way that is comforting to me, because I know that He is there in my life, and is answering my prayer to draw me always closer to Him.

No estoy cansado…o casado. hahahahah

How am I going to fit a semester’s worth of Spanish in 3 hours??  Yikes.  I realllly don’t wanna pull an all-nighter.

My dorm room is very lonely.  I don’t like this whole let’s-spend-nine-months-making-strangers-family-oh-its-may!-now-we-have-to-leave-everybody-and-go-home business.  Not in the least.

Especially since at the moment I have no plans for the summer, and no meaningful/productive way to spend my time.

Also, I just realized something about my last post.  I knew something would slip my mind.  I don’t want anyone to think that my only friends are Spring Break-ers or ChiOs.  I’ve made many other wonderful friends who are dear to me, and if they happened to read this I wouldn’t want them to think that I think any less of them.  All my friends are loved, I have been blessed by them all.

Whoever penso of final examenes on viernes antes de verano necesitas…

(Translation:  whoever thought of final exams on firday before summer needs…)

well, let’s just say I don’t like that person A T ALL, and I question their sanity. :///

1/4 of the way finished?….

I soooo should have been keeping up with this better than I have.

This always happens to me when I keep a real journal as well.  I get so busy with life that I can’t keep a record of it.   And then I get to the point where there is no way I can completely catch up.

I should either be packing or studying Spanish right now.  Or attempting to exercise lunch off.  But I feel the need write.

It’s almost been a year since I graduated high school.  I’ve gone through two [amazing] semesters of college and have changed and grown so much, and I think (and hope) I’m a better person for it. 

Here’s the lowdown on a couple of happenings:

Arizona was quite a while ago now, but I can’t even begin to tell you how much it blessed my life.  Spring  break was seriously so epic that the Spring semester really seems like it was two semesters because the halves were so different.  It was such a blessing to get to work with the amazing group of people I got to work with.  I could go on and on, but basically what it comes to is that I have a new family because of the experience, and built relationships that I am confident will last for a long time.

I have also been so blessed by my sisters in Chi Omega Pi.  (I still haven’t ultimately determined who the audience of this blog will be, but if anyone who happens to read this has the opportunity, you should get to know them, they are fabulous! :P)  I am so thankful that God led me to a club that is so diverse, so fun-loving, so creative, and most importantly that loves Him so much.  I feel like I could go to my sisters for anything I needed, and I have developed some wonderful friendships through the club as well.  I’m excited to serve them as Assistant Treasurer next semester.

By the way, any doubt I might have had (but never did) about being an English major was eradicated this semester.  I was studying for my English studies final last night, and actually enjoyed it.

The most important change for me this semester, and this entire year, has been the growth and change in my relationship with God.  I know that I was not this close to him when I started college, but I honestly don’t remember what it was like, nor do I have any idea how I ever made it through the day.  God has revealed himself to me in so many ways this year:  through the classes I’ve taken, through the people I’ve met, throught the events I’ve experienced, and of course through his word.  He has taught me about myself, about relationships with people, and about Himself.  He has humbled me, He has strengthened me, and He has blessed me beyond anything I ever deserved or ever will deserve. 

I am going through a semi-confusing stage in the process of growing closer to Him right now, so any prayers would be very much appreciated.  I know He is faithful and will reveal Himself to me.

All that being said, IT’S ALMOST SUMMER!!  I can’t believe it.  I am pretty pumped about getting caught up on sleep.  Right now I have absolutely no plans, and I’m not really excited or comfortable about that.  Again, prayers are always appreciated.  I don’t want my growth as a person to stop during the summer while I sit around and do nothing.  I’m hoping God will lead me to something productive to do this summer.

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