Today has been a productive day! It's nice to come back from vacation when you've been gone long enough to be truly refreshed. I was able to relax and come back and attack my to-do list with renewed vigor. :-)
One of the major things I did today was got my finances for Master's all organized. I sent a LARGE check to California today, and now it's official: I am a student of The Master's College. With that check safely in the mail, there's really no turning back now. I could still back out at the last minute, but I would lose a large amount of money. :-) I went back and read my journal entries from those times where the issue of tuition money seemed to be an insurmountable obstacle. Oh, was I in the depths of despair! It seemed that God was closing the door, and no windows were opening anywhere else. I was just...stuck. But God was really calling on me to trust Him more, and trust myself less. I get so caught up in an "I-can-do-it" mentality that God sometimes has to bring me to my knees in a hurry. But there's no better place for me to be than on my knees, looking to Him for the things I need. He has provided in ways that I never forsaw, and I am in amazement at His faithfulness! My bill has been paid in full, and I am well provided for all the things I will need before and during my move to California.
With those thoughts to ruminate on, I will make my first ever attempt at posting a picture. We'll see how well it goes! :-)