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woke up at 7:30… crazy this is like cross country. so sad i’m not going to be able to sleep in until like… thanksgiving break
the mother took me to brent’s house for the leadership retreat! we had donuts and fruit and juice for breakfast :D
so the name of the leadership program is called marked. and so we talked about four character traits: love, goodness, wisdom, and freedom
some quick notes:
- love. God doesn’t love us and we love others; instead, we love others out of the overflow of God’s love
- goodness. Micah 6:8; focus on the relationship. don’t be so intent on being true or being right; focus on being good instead.
- wisdom. wisdom is synonymous with honoring God; it comes from a renewed mind, and sometimes the wisest person is the one who admits he/she does not know and seeks help.
- freedom. one who is free is one who recklessly abandons everything to hold on to the eternal; when we exercise faith, we are free. we are free when we come to God with open hands.
anyway, good discussion! brent would talk and ask us questions; then we split into three groups to further discuss how we would like to see that particular quality manifest in oasis. krystal, kenneth, and newton were in my group!
around like 12 we went to firefighters park to attend the english ministry’s picnic; i met john, a somewhat elderly man who stopped by the picnic bc he was walking his two very adorable dogs. he was p interesting. and he was very easy to talk to :D
i saw teddy and newton playing with scrabble tiles and they were making words so i decided to join them… turns out they were playing bananagrams! omg it’s my new fave game. we played like 10 games. so fun
lunch :D i ate a bratwurst in a hamburger bun nbd
i sat around with hani and jen… tried to do some precalc. and some apush. then i ate some blueberry pie and cheered up
went back to brent’s! PARTY CAR. I AM THE PARTY