Sunday, September 26, 2010

colorado or bust

Well. Its my last night at home for a while. I can't believe how fast it came. All day today i kept thinking, hm wonder what i'll be doing tomorrow this time? still a bit of a weird thought to think that the next few months I'm going to be in a completely different world that is Colorado.

So my goodbyes really went over pretty well. They weren't as hard as i thought it would be. I feel like I have 3 families sometimes: my real family, my family cupboard family, and my church family. Yeah i feel loved a lot :) I'm not too sure what I'd do without each family to be honest. I have had such great support from my parents and brother through it all. They are amazing people and they are the ones i'm going to miss the most. The family cupboard family is just amazing too. I always know I can swing by the restaurant and be greeted with a smile and a genuine how's it going. The people I've worked with these last few years have definitely impacted my life and well the customers... I can do without most of them, the grumpy ones anyway :). Then my church family. I have recently been attending Zion church of millersville and well frankly i have know idea what i would do without them. I know they are going to support me through these next few months and it's truly an amazing feeling. I'm going to miss it like crazy but yet I wouldn't have it any other way.

So I thought that i'd explain a bit my title of my blog. It was brought up today in sunday school and mark had some pretty insight on it. Well i discovered the phrase while reading the shack last year or so and it has stuck with me ever since then. For me it has always made things simple. When i find myself striving and trying so hard to keep God happy as well as those around me happy (an impossible task mind you), I just remember that you know what, i can do nothing to gain any brownie points for God. It all comes down to accepting the love that is freely given. Through this mentality it leads to a natural outflowing of love. Its so easy to get caught up in the busy flow of life and let some of the simpler messages of the Bible go unheard. Life gets complicated and messy when we lose sight of what truly matters in this earthly life and that is belonging to the Savior. Sometimes it feels like the world is caught up with finding the perfect formula or perfect words to say in order to make things right with God, but in reality it just comes down to letting God meet you where you are at. Haha i guess that explanation got a bit lengthy o well

I guess my last few words to you all as i write this from home would be a great big thank you. If your reading this its probably because you have in some way poured time and love into my life so i thank you for it. I also want to say thanks for all the prayers this week and in the week to come. Its gunna be a hard but terribly exciting week for me. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Well thats all for now. exactly 12 hours till i'll be taking off just fyi :)


  1. Janelle, you're leaving tomorrow?? How exciting! I'll be thinking of you. Go get em!

  2. Hi Janelle! I really like your blog. I am still up here and was thinking and praying for you. I hope you are sound asleep by now, dreaming about all the Lord has for you tomorrow. Just want you to know we will be praying for you. We are here for you. God love you and protect you and use you mightily for His kingdom. Love you!! Psalm 91

  3. that was quite a little sermon you have there :). So you're in the air, we're at home and of course I miss you and Scott already! I love you

  4. Hey girl, you are amazing. Go with God. He says, I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11