Good day friends!
Today started with rolling over in bed next to my dear friend Bethany, who slept over last night. Early wake-up call for an orientation for our third year at university. I studied my Bible and read CS Lewis before crawling out of bed and making coffee.
Off Maddie, Bethany, and I went to our orientation, after a good morning to Autumn and quick sendoff to work for Beth.
After orienting, the girls, plus Mary and her boyfriend Aaron, were happy to have me test my French toast recipe on them. Check out my cookbook, available Oct. 1st, for the recipe!
Catching up with these guys was lovely before I caught up on the cookbook, with Johnny, my amazing boyfriend, and then with Kathryn, while we showed her around campus. Beautiful Kathryn is gearing up for her first year at Laurier, and I’m looking forward to seeing her more often.
After finalizing some church administration items and cleaning the house a bit, I headed off to work where I met my lovely little sister for a coffee catch-up before a close-shift at my Starbucks store. Courtney is in her final year of high school, and always has so much going on in her thoughtful brain. It was so good to talk with her and catch up on her life– I know that Jesus has such plans to use her and draw her nearer to Him as she has such a desire to know her purpose.
And that’s what He continued to whisper tenderly to me All. Day. No stress. I am alive in you. Allow yourself to lean fully on me.
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. COLOSSIANS 4:5-6
Indeed, make the most of every opportunity by allowing my Spirit to work. You know that the deeds of the flesh are tempted, but are gagged by My Spirit.
I prayed for the opportunities at work; not to evangelize out of Cassie, but that Jesus would make Himself known and love others through me. And oh how faithful He was, for His sake and in His timing.
Home now, after a good dinner and snacks, amazing conversations with my roommates and the reminder from my Lord Jesus of just how sinful and undeserving I am of any ounce of grace, that the grace provided is SO THAT He can be exalted through me, not for my benefit or selfish gain but His– I am joyful beyond belief in the convictions that He’s placed upon my heart, going to bed with prayers on my lips and a well soul that trusts Jesus alone.