“The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”  Job 33:4 (NKJV)
Tuesday morning 10:00 couldn’t come soon enough. The end of another chapter in a long book that I’m not sure how it will end…or when.  The endless hours of studying, reading, writing, and typing all coming to an end giving me a breather for a few short months until it will begin all over again. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to the end of the semester this time.

If you’ve read my blog for very long, you know that I am in college studying for a Bachelor’s of English Degree with the goal of going into the editing/publishing field.  This has been my Junior year. A year in a new university, new professors, new concepts I am still not quite sure I understand all of but, with God’s wisdom, I will eventually have that “lightbulb” moment once again that I’ve had so many other times in life.

I have felt very absent in life lately though. As you can see, this is my first blog post in what? At least a month? I found myself drowning in homework. In the last 4 weeks of this semester I was challenged with 8 term papers. Two of them were redo’s. As deadlines loomed and I felt myself wondering once again what in the world I am doing in college. I often think this during the hardest times; the most stressful times each semester. Then finals came and I genuinely thought I was going to “lose it” for sure. My sense of humor was fading fast.

BUT…I persevered.  So HELLO AGAIN WORLD! I’m coming up for air and I sure do like what I’m breathing now. Looking forward to a summer filled with adventures with my family and friends (and being as creative as possible!)  Thank you all for your prayers and support through this difficult time for me. Thank you for reading my blog postings even while I’ve been away. You all are the bestest!

If this sounds like previous posts, I do apologize for that. I just wanted to let you know that I am still here. It is summer break and I am sooooo ready to get back into creative writing and sharing more poetry with you! I tried to take notes along the way during my captivity to remember ideas and thoughts I want to share with you. Creativity has seemed quite elusive lately but here’s a short Facebook status I meant to share with my friends while putting boundaries around myself during these last few weeks in order to get my work done on time. I forgot to share it then but, maybe it will make you smile.

I might have worn this shirt yesterday
and maybe even these jeans.
I think I’m standing up straight
but, I might be on my head.
Can’t really tell you if I’m alive or dead
one thing I know for sure:
I turned my homework in on time.
I think?

No matter how suffocated you feel right now. No matter how much you have to do and just looking at the mess takes your breath away, come up for air with me for just a minute. **Breathe in Jesus. And remember that He is using every thing we go through to bless us and to help us bless others. Cause just as Francesca Battistelli sings: “In the middle of my little mess I forget how big I’m blessed… Might not be what I would choose, But this the stuff You use”. Hope you enjoy her song!


© Heart Thoughts, Marcie Bridges 2014

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