A New Chapter

This is a new thing for me. I feel like a real live college student. Maybe because–that’s what I am.

Well, sort of. 
Right now I’m sitting on a wooden bench in the middle of a college. I hear the fountain. I hear people’s voices. I hear music coming from a booth behind me, where a man tried to get me to register to vote only a few minutes ago. But I can’t register to vote, because… I’m sixteen.

Background: I am a junior in high school, attending a program called Running Start on a college campus. All the classes I am taking go toward both high school and college. So, that’s kinda neat. 🙂

It’s day two. So far I’m still running on first impressions of this place. So far I’m still trying to get used to coming to a place every day instead of every week (which is hard when you’ve been homeschooled your entire life). So far I’m still trying to figure out a regular schedule or routine.

But I’m also happy to find that “college” is not what I thought it would be. It’s not as scary. It’s not as lonely. Quite frankly, it’s not as big of a deal. Why? Because it’s just a new way to learn, a new way to do school, and–ultimately–a new way to trust God.

That’s my prayer this school year, this quarter, this week–that I would get closer to God through it all. And so far, it’s amazing to see how God has come through for me. My teachers are all quite nice, decent people. I have a lot of friends here. Transportation has worked out (so far). And in a lot of ways, God has provided. Little things, big things, ways I can’t see.

Anyway, I thought I would share  this new chapter of my life with you. Who knows? Maybe I’ll be sharing some college stories on here in the weeks to come!

(and yes, I am still planning on posting on this blog 🙂 )

2 thoughts on “A New Chapter”

  1. Delightful post. I think I know what you mean by your prayer: “that I would get closer to God through it all.” But I still can’t resist encouraging you to realize 24/7 that we CANNOT get closer to God. For how can we get closer to Somebody who is with us, in us, in Whom we are, in Whom we live and move and have our being, and Who has promised to never leave us nor forsake us? What we can do is this: by faith believe that He is with us, by faith fix our eyes on Jesus, by faith see Him who is unseen, by faith set our minds on things above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God, by faith be filled with His Spirit, by faith walk by the Spirit, by faith keep a firm grip on His promise to never leave us nor forsake us. Dear Makenna, I bow my knees before the Father that He would grant you the spiritual persistence to continually exercise your faith, faith that He has given you, in experiencing Christ Jesus’ presence.


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