It's been quite a while since my last Friday's Fave Five entry, so here goes!
1. Blooming Trees
Yesterday the cool afternoon breeze was just strong enough to pull lots of little petals off the trees and give a strange April-snow effect. It was beautiful!
I gave up coffee for lent, and since Easter I have been loving it! I gave it up because I had become too reliant upon it, and I wanted to make a commitment that you would communicate to God that He is my strength, not my morning coffee. It was difficult, but it really was a good experience. Every time [literally] I would smell that fresh aroma, I would be reminded, "God is my strength. I don't need coffee; I just need Jesus!" Now God is still my strength, but I sure do love my coffee!
3. My youth in Kratie
Pagna, Vandy, Chanta, Sophol, Zanda, Nary, Piset, Rachana, Rado, Ki, Titus, Limang...
Many of these are some of my students from the Cambodian province of Kratie. I have had a chance to talk to 5 of them since I left in June, in addition to Pastors Vandy and Titus [black tshirts in front row.] This is a picture of them gathered at the youth conference last week in Phnom Penh. I miss them so much!!
I've been fighting a nauseating headache off-and-on since Wednesday afternoon. Yuck yuck yuck. I plan on getting at least an hour nap this afternoon, hoping that will kick it so I can be productive and have some fun this evening.
Tonight on campus there's an event that highlights different cultural groups that are either represented by IWU students, or are heart cultures of the students, or are just an interest of some students. Different students, staff, or local families volunteer to hosts booth in the Commons area and there is food, live entertainment, free give-a-ways and more. It's pretty sweet. If I kick this headache and I'm able to attend, I'll post pictures sometime soon.