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Reflecting on a Restful Break

February 4, 2014

It’s only a week into the new semester, and I already feel like I’m behind! I got back to school last week, and within a few days, I had to pack up again and head to the Naval Academy for a debate tournament. The tournament was amazing, and our team won two divisions- and my partner and I won one of them!

My wonderful partner Ana and I!

Now that I’m getting back into the swing of classes, work, and debate, I’m also looking back at the amazing winter break I had!

Over break, my family and I traveled to Colombo, Sri Lanka! For those of you that don’t know, Sri Lanka is a small island off the southern coast of India. My aunt and uncle are serving the Lord in Sri Lanka, and we had the incredible opportunity to visit them.

Hiking through the gorgeous tea plantations.

While we were in Sri Lanka, we hiked through tea plantations, shopped, and had high tea at a beautiful British hotel. It was an amazing trip, where my family and I got to witness God’s beautiful creation and His love for people on the other side of the world.

The beautiful mountains and villages in Sri Lanka.

Some of God's cutest creations! 

It also gave me a lot of time to talk to Jesus, and sort out my priorities in the middle of what has been an incredibly busy and challenging school year. Sometimes life can get so overwhelming, and I personally get lost in the business of balancing all of the responsibilities I have. It’s a wonderful gift from God to spend some time away from your worries and distractions and get to spend time refocusing your hear and your mind.

The might of the Lord displayed in such stunning and creative ways!

Our 21 hour layover in Dubai would not be complete without some shopping!

My family enjoying God's creation in Sri Lanka.

I hope everyone had an amazing break and a great start to this new semester!