A few burstings to surrender...

How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small. 

- Psalm 104:24-25 (NIV)

I am really excited that I might be going to the beach April 16th-18th. Jared's church's youth group is going on a 'beach retreat' trip next week, and I've been invited by the youth pastor to go along as a chaperone. I never thought I would be the 'chaperone-type-a-girl' to be honest. I chaperoned last year at Centrifuge, where I met the guy who has now stolen my heart, and I loved it! I never dreamed that by me facing the fear of going off on my own, meeting new Christian people my own age, and leading a group of girls as their chaperone that it would lead to such a great time and immense blessings in my life last year and continue over into this year as well! Needless to say, I am very excited at the prospect of going to the beach next week, and chaperoning alongside Jared for EHBC (Eastern Hills Baptist Church.) Jared is talking to the youth pastor tonight at church to get details on the trip, and to see if Matt (the YP) needs Jared and I as chaperones for the trip. *Keeping fingers crossed* A random thought just popped into my mind....I NEED A NEW 'MODEST SWIMSUIT' FOR THE POTENTIAL BEACH TRIP....& IT'S NEXT WEEK...YIKES!!! I had better go shopping for a swimsuit! :-P

I'm really surprised at just how excited I am that I might be going to the beach next week. I usually hate the beach with a passion....because I get burnt so bad typically and never get to stay at the beach but for a day trip...and day trips are not very much fun when you have to ride back home in the car all covered in beach sand. I hate beach sand! lol I usually would rather be hiking in the mountains somewhere or swimming in a waterfall of some kind, but this time I'm excited to go to the beach and I have no clue as to why. Maybe I'm excited that it would be a new place and experience to share with my boyfriend, and maybe it's also because I love the youth at EHBC to death! I really do consider EHBC to be my home church at this time...it kills me when every Sunday I'm stuck here and I so desperately want to be there at J's church to help out in the ministry, hear the Word of God, and to spend time with my 'new church family.' 

Well, seeing as I might be going to the beach I need to get a move on and get back outside on the back deck to try to get a little color on my pale self....my theory is that if I get a little color on me now, or I get burnt now I won't get burnt horribly when I go to the beach this spring/summer.

Dreaming of ocean waves, the sounds of laughing youth, and sitting beside Jared on the dunes...
-Daughter of the King

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