#437: Making it Home Safely Saturday Night

I had an awesome day Saturday with some friends about an hour and a half away from where I live. It was a great day, however the drive home was anything but. A huge thunderstorm rolled in with high winds, torrential rain, and lots and lots of lightening. It got so bad that at times you couldn’t see five feet in front of the car; fortunately every time that happened there were no other cars anywhere close to us. To make matters worse, our drive should’ve been almost all highway, but our GPS went on the fritz and took us on a round-a-bout trip through the countryside before we got to the highway. I’d be hard pressed to think of many worse conditions to drive home in, but we made it home safely, and I’m so grateful to God for getting us through that safely.

#437: Thank you Lord for getting us home safely Saturday night, we couldn’t have done it without your help.

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#436: Foreign Language Class

Over the school year I took a class in the language of the country I just visited, and I’m glad I did! While I didn’t get to use my knowledge as much as I would’ve liked, it did come in handy several times when I was talking to people with limited English. I couldn’t carry on a conversation, but I knew enough. While I was there my speaking level didn’t really improve, but my listening and comprehension level certainly did. By the end of the trip I could listen to a conversation and about half the time I could get the gist of what they were talking about, considering this would probably never happen before the trip I’d say that’s a huge improvement!

#436: Thank you Lord for my foreign language class and how it helped me during the trip to communicate and understand the people around me.

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#435: E-mailing to another country

Now that I’m back from my big trip I really miss the people I met there, fortunately there’s an easy way to keep in touch: e-mail! Since my return I’ve been e-mailing back and forth with several people I met there. It’s great to be able to keep in touch and hear what’s going on in their lives and share about mine. I hope we can keep it up and build better relationships. I still miss being there and being with them, but it’s better than nothing.

#435: Thank you Lord that I can easily e-mail the people I met on my trip. Help me to keep this communication going and develop my relationships with them.

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#434: The Airline Finding my Bag

If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything in almost a month I have a very good reason: I’ve been out of the country on my big trip. The trip was incredible and I’m sure I’ll be posting more about it soon, but first I have something more pressing. After our long flight back we had a short one on a turbo prop plane home. Unfortunately there wasn’t a lot of cargo space on it, and everyone in my group had big bags; also one of the other passengers had a heavy electric wheelchair, and as a result when we arrived at our destination we discovered most of our bags had not made it. It was almost 11pm, but we had to fill out a ton of paperwork so we could hopefully get our bags back. I was glad I didn’t have anything irreplaceable in my checked bags, but I wasn’t looking forward to having to replace what I did have. Yesterday I got a call from the airline saying they’d found my bag and I was so relieved, it arrived today and I’m so grateful the airline was able to find it.

#434: Thank you Lord that the airline found my bag, I was not looking forward to replacing everything in it.

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