Just the other day my mother-in-law Bonita posted an old journal entry she had written ten years earlier. This made me want to go back and look at my old journals from high school and a couple years after. As I was reading them I could see progressiveness in my life. I could see how my relationship with the Lord grew over the years and how different events in my life changed me. I thought it would be really fun to share some of these journal entries with you. The first one that I want to share is during my Junior year of high school. I was going to Peninsula High School in Gig Harbor, Washington. At the time I was taking 2 Advanced Placement classes and I was also battling headaches everyday. Even though this was only about 5 years ago it still seems like a long time ago, probably because so many things have happened to me in those 5 years.
October 17th, 2000
"This morning was an awful morning. I was horrible. I was only thinking of myself and all of the things that were about to cause me a lot of stress. It is amazing how only 45 minutes of a bad attitude will completely make you feel like you have been separated from God.
Before I left for the bus I went into my room and cried on my bed for a minute and poured out my stubborn heart to the Lord. He heard me. I laid everything at His feet for Him to take care of and He did.
I was worried about a paper that was due today and I hadn't finished it because I barely had enough time. I was very worried because it was a big paper. Well, I laid it at the Lord's feet and when I got to school I told my friend about it and she said, "Oh Annie, it's not due until Thursday!". The Lord definitely worked it out. It may not seem like a big thing but when the Lord does something like that for you it truly is. Thank You Lord!"