Thankful, again and again.

The last time I wrote, I spoke of the unknown future that awaits me. It was only minutes later that my prayers began to be answered in very real ways.

First, let me travel back a few years.

My first semester at Biola University, I walked into my first undergraduate class and met Andrea, my first year seminar professor. I quickly learned that Andrea was an Indiana native, and I was thrilled.  I would come into class, and we would chat Colts football for awhile, and talk about the weather back home.  I only had Andrea for one semester, but I have gotten coffee with her occasionally since then to catch up.

Andrea is one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. She is a strong, single, independent, stunningly beautiful woman with a heart of gold, and she has become a great mentor through my walk at Biola.

I hadn’t seen Andrea since this semester started, and shortly after my last blog entry, I ran into her on campus.  She asked me what was on my mind that morning, and I told her how stressed I was about finding a place to live for the summer and following year.  She replied, “Lydia, you know, if you don’t find something, I have a spare bedroom that I would love to rent out to you.”

What a blessing.

I took her up on the offer for summer.  I now have a place to stay while I research apartments for the most ideal location and price, not to mention I am thrilled for some more quality time with a woman that I respect deeply.  I cannot wait to grow in conversation and faith.  I am beyond thankful.


On another note, I started a new job last week in the same department in which I intern: University Communications and Marketing, specifically the public relations department, at Biola. I am really enjoying it.

I thrive on learning new things, and I am growing in many ways already.  I am looking forward to the future, and the great people I am learning from. Again, another reason to be thankful.


“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Matthew 7:7-8

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