Audrey Kathleen Trotter / 22 / Christ-follower / Marrying my best friend, Blake Jordan, on 01.03.15 / Future elementary teacher / Future ministry wife / Writer / Lover of missions and travel / Athlete / Nature lover / Christ-follower / Actress / Too blessed

 

In related news, please, please, be praying for my fiancé, Blake, as he has several interviews with pastors over the next couple of days. This all really determines whether we continue to live in Tennessee or whether we move to Oklahoma or North Carolina.

Pray that God would calm his nerves and give him peace. Please, pray that he is given wisdom and discernment in his answers and his conversations.

Pray for his spirits. Though he may not show it or even really say it, the past year or so has been a big discouraging and testing. Pray that we both have faith that God will provide. We pray that is through one of these churches. But if it’s not, pray that we’re able to accept that and continue to believe that God will provide in His time and in His way.

Finally, pray that God would continue to prepare each of our hearts for ministry. Pray that He would draw us so very close to His heart in this season so that we may especially grow and learn and prepare.

Thank you all. Prayer really means more than anything in this time of our lives.

I died a little coming home tonight in the storm, I think my organs may be having a war inside my body (all of my organs), I start school on Thursday, and my pets’ heads are falling off.

So, the last one is a bit of a stretch, but life is weird right now.

I’m playing a waiting game while still trying to remember to enjoy this, participate in the part, and make memories in the time I have in this in-between.

It’s hard to not say to yourself, “I’m ready for the next chapter,” when the chapter your on suddenly had a few pages added to it that you weren’t expecting and frankly had not allotted time to read or live.

These days, I’m doing a lot of praying for myself. There are many selfish tears, many selfish words, many uses of the word “I” and “me” and “mine.” Yet be thankful I’m praying these prayers. If it weren’t for these prayers, I may not have resisted killing a few of you. Kidding…sort of.

I’m almost 23. I’m ready to start a new chapter. Instead, I really need to find joy and motivation in the mundane pages that have been added to this current chapter though the next chapter may change all that will happen in this chapter and its last pages.

But that’s the beauty of a book and life. You never really know how everything is going to fit together and pan out until you finish the last sentence. Only then is it all over, with no changes to be made.

May we all live to the final sentence, not only of the whole story, but of each chapter and paragraph.

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone. I’m certainly going to try to have a good day.

bookdrunkinlove:

Hey guys!!!! I can’t believe there are actually 5 thousand of you that want to follow me!! It’s crazy to think that just a few months ago there were only 30 of you! I blame Manda and Jess haha!

So as a thank you for putting up with my toddler spam, my late night wine book rants, and Maureen and my banter back and forth. I would like to give away some books!

So here are the rules!!:

• I will be choosing TWO winners! The first winner will get either two paperbacks or one hardcover book of their choice! The second winner will receive one paperback of their choice!

• That’s right! Any book you want!!  I would have chosen some of my favorite books, but I want you to get whatever book you’ve been dying to read!

• This is open internationally! I will be purchasing the books through  the book depository! So you just have to be ok with giving me your address for shipping purposes!

• Now the usual fine print. You must be my follower! I will check! Also likes count. Reblog as much as you would like. Just don’t spam your dash! Also no giveaway blogs! That’s cheating.

• Liam will be picking the two winners from a fishbowl. But if there are way too many for me to write down, I will be using a number generator. This will happen on August 10th

bookdrunkinlove:

Hey guys!!!! I can’t believe there are actually 5 thousand of you that want to follow me!! It’s crazy to think that just a few months ago there were only 30 of you! I blame Manda and Jess haha!

So as a thank you for putting up with my toddler spam, my late night wine book rants, and Maureen and my banter back and forth. I would like to give away some books!

So here are the rules!!:

• I will be choosing TWO winners! The first winner will get either two paperbacks or one hardcover book of their choice! The second winner will receive one paperback of their choice!

• That’s right! Any book you want!!
I would have chosen some of my favorite books, but I want you to get whatever book you’ve been dying to read!

• This is open internationally! I will be purchasing the books through the book depository! So you just have to be ok with giving me your address for shipping purposes!

• Now the usual fine print. You must be my follower! I will check! Also likes count. Reblog as much as you would like. Just don’t spam your dash! Also no giveaway blogs! That’s cheating.

• Liam will be picking the two winners from a fishbowl. But if there are way too many for me to write down, I will be using a number generator. This will happen on August 10th