I'm sitting in someone else's recliner, in a house that is not mine, after cooking dinner and cleaning in an unfamiliar kitchen. The country music TV channel is playing, which is nice because we don't have this channel at home. A strange cat is sleeping now after following me around for most of the afternoon. Two teen girls are in the other room doing their homework -- girls whose well-being I am responsible for for the next 3 weeks. I'm getting sleepy, and need to figure out where clean sheets are kept, before going to sleep in an unfamiliar bed.
I also have quite a lengthy list of things I need to work on before leaving for Alaska in 6 weeks, so I'm hoping to get a lot of that done during this time I'm house-sitting and staying with these girls. That is... if I can stay focused and motivated to be productive... why are TV and Pinterest so distracting?!
Did I just say that I leave for Alaska in 6 weeks? Yeah, I did. Six weeks from today, I will be on a plane with 2 friends who are also working at Echo Ranch... flying west. And north. Northwest. Three thousand miles. To stay for 5+ months. Is that crazy, or what?
I really don't know what God's got in store for the next 5-6 months. I know it's gonna be something amazing, because I have full confidence that He's the One leading me to this place. Some moments I'm scared silly, and other moments I'm crazy excited. One thing I know -- okay maybe two things -- A) this is going to be a God-sized adventure. and B) God has been teaching me so much in the past few months, just in the waiting and preparing time. Big stuff. Stuff about Him, and about trusting Him. A word of encouragement if you find yourself in a waiting season..... waiting is frustrating. It stinks. But open your eyes and heart to what He wants to teach you in the midst of it. It's not without purpose.
And a random thought to close with: I just found out tonight that Keith Urban is from New Zealand. Who knew? Okay. I'm going to find a snack and clean sheets and go to bed. Thanks for taking a few minutes to read my little musings.. :-)