This week I focused on calligraphy (34. Learn 3 new fonts) and I learned a new font which I really love - Spencerian! It is truly exciting to learn a new fonts or techniques - almost like learning a new language in which to express worship to God through art.
I finally went to the doctor to see if he would give me antibiotics to get over what turned out to be bronchitis, and it turns out I have developed a reaction to Amoxicillan (tremors, insomnia, nauseau). I didn't realize for about three days that it was the medicine that was causing these symtpoms, but I am finally feeling better once I stopped taking them. Now I am going to try going on a "raw food fast", at least for a week, to see if this will beat the bronchitis! This helped me get over a bout of bronchitis last spring, so I am crossing my fingers :). I will beat bronchitis, I will beat bronchitis, I will beat bronchitis!
I think that God is trying to teach me to humbly rely on Him. The most frustrating thing about being sick for so long is that I had all these plans of ways to help homeless kids in San Diego, like organizing a "fruit gleaning" project so that we could donate it to the homeless school downtown. And I am sort of scared all the delicious oranges and grapefruits hanging on trees around my neighborhood will rot before I get better! I want so much to do something to help these kids who go through so much and are so neglected, and it has been discouraging to be physically unable to do anything for them. But God is teaching me that He is the one who does His work, not me, and that any work done for Him needs to be accomplished first on my knees. George Muller, who worked with orphans in England in the 19th century, was a great man of prayer - he sought God to provide for each and every of the needs of the children in His care. That is what I need to do - to pray:
1) For God to put it on believer's hearts in San Diego to help homeless children in this community,
2) For God to provide these children with a way to hear the gospel,
3) For God to provide them with the clothes they need, especially socks and underwear,
4) For God to provide them with more nutritious food, and
5) For God to provide them with better medical care than the shoddy care they receive right now.
I am excited to see what our amazing God will do for these children!
My plans for next week are to -
1) Pray, pray, Pray!!
2) Go on a "raw food fast"
3) Keep plugging away at writing "16th and Island" and working on Pete's powerpoints
What are your plans/ goals for the week?