Well folks, I did it...I officially live in NJ again. Some days I wake up and can't believe it. I feel like I am on the show Lost and I have returned to the Island. The Island for me is the land of everything I knew agea 7-22 and then have visited once a year for the last 8 years. It is surreal being back. On top of the memories and flashbacks, for the first time since Feb 2007 all of my belongings are in one place, or at least what is left of them. So it has a been a week of going through CRAP, making a goodwill pile, reading old notes, looking at pictures and being nostalgic. Pretty pathetic, huh? I'd be lying if I didn't say I shed a few tears or wonder what the heck I was doing here. I miss Charlotte and my friends a lot. I miss the adventures of last year and daily interacting with people and sharing Christ. But a news flash occurred the other day on a run. I was failing to remember that I don't have to be in Africa to share Christ. I can share Christ right here with every person I come in contact with in South Jersey. I'm so quick to forget things, ALWAYS.
Despite my self-pity and the last 11 days have been pretty sweet. I have spent a tremendous amount of time with my family. I have done work for my Granny. I have seen a show in Atlantic City, won a little money and got to hear what God's done in a new friend's life. I have spent time with people that I haven't seen in over 13 years. I have sat at a table, had a drink and laughed with someone who has known me since I was a 15 year old punk making poor choices. One of my best friends in NJ just got engaged to a great man. I am living with someone who has consistently pointed me back to Christ over the last 15 years. I have an awesome house to live in, a great landlord who cares about me, and food on the table. And today I got a job!! Yes ladies and gentlemen, I am officially a new Sales Rep at East Coast Business Concepts for Verizon Business. So next time you see a good looking blonde in a suit selling you something, think Liz Froba and give the person a sale. It is not a forever job, but for now it is a good fit and I think I will learn a lot about leadership and networking, 2 of my passions. For now my territory is my mission field and the Lord is still with me, before me and behind me as a sweet friend reminded me. He covers me completely and He is all I need! You can change lives anywhere, you just have to let Him use you.
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