life beyond the well…

finding my silver lining…

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once again…i’m DEFINITELY glad it’s getting close to graduation. i can’t believe i’m in my last week of classes as an undergraduate at the university of north carolina at chapel hill. it’s been an incredible experience and i feel very blessed that the good lord sent me to unc…because it was clearly not something that i wanted to do. however, the lord’s purpose ALWAYS prevails…

i do have mixed emotions about leaving here, and the last few weeks have been hectic; but have made me realize once again that the opportunities i’ve been afforded here are incredible and i feel so blessed to have had those opportunities and i feel even more so blessed to have met the people that i have met here. over the last few weeks, i officially relinquished my title of bsm president, presented my research on university desegregation, and watched my girl preach for the first time ever. while it’s been incredibly busy and time consuming, i wouldn’t have traded any of that for the world.

despite all of that, i’ve been dealing with some particular battles within myself. trying to overcome my past and really move on to the next phase of my life internally. learning to trust god has still been an issue and i am truly trying to surrender all things to him. i question why i STILL struggle with this; however, i am going to continue trying…everyday taking up my cross and dying DAILY…

so…i can rejoice in that, knowing that all the things that i am going through are only making me a stronger person. in every cloud there’s a silver lining and i can find mine in the joy and presence of the lord. despite all the circumstances…i’m BLESSED…and that’s truly all that matters!

Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

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