I am home. I forgot how much I love this place. Things are kind of strange here. Sharon had a very close friend die. Vince and Laura are having to deal with a lot of stress and pressure from the world around them. They are having a problem effectively communicating with each other as well. In a way, it makes me thank God that I’m single.
These days I’ve become very comfortable with myself. More comfortable than I ever thought I would. I am falling in love with the Jesus that lives inside me. I am happiest when I am alone; when it’s just me and God.
I arrived here in Banner Elk on August 28, 1994. It is now March 16, 1997. Only two years and seven months, but I’ve created a home and I hope I’ve shown God’s love to these people. I have learned and accomplished a lot. I have messed up a lot as well, but I’ve been forgiven. So, I’m satisfied with my work so far. I can see myself continuing beyond this place. It will always remain special to me though.
In 13 1/2 months I’ll be headed off to create another definition of a temporary home on this earth. My job is to tell stories and add to my collection. I must keep my focus and never bow down to the values of this world. I must keep my eyes on Jesus. My heart goes out to the others around me. Their pain is my pain. I wonder if they realize how much I love them?
I belong to Jesus. I am his. He will take care of me; I am sure of it. He shows his love to me everyday in so many ways. I love him. We are one.