Monthly Archives: January 2010

First Sabbath of 2010

I could not have started out this year in a better way. I was blessed to spend this special day with God. I was blessed with a message on the pride of opinion “the sin that is most nearly hopeless and incurable”. “To know oneself is great knowledge. True self-knowledge leads to humility that will open the way for the Lord to develop the mind and mold and discipline the character.”–Ellen G. White.

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First day of Two Thousand Ten

First off I admit failure. I wanted to try to keep up this blog for one year from 10/10/09 to 10/10/10 but obviously that has not happened. But nonetheless ’tis a new year and there’s so much to document since the last entry. Currently I’m half way through my first year of medicine. I’d like to say that I’m surviving. One of the primary reasons for starting this blog was to help me manage my stress by allowing for an outlet in which to organize my thoughts and feelings and process issues in my life. Another reason of course was to document my journey. Not only as I go through medical education but through the adventures of life and its many facets.

So now this first day of the new year commenced actually where I spent four years of my life receiving an undergraduate degree. After ringing in the new year with friends and family I headed home to get some shut-eye  before my long drive. I woke up at around 8:20 am to gather my belongings and make the journey from Northern California to Southern California. I made pretty good time on the freeways (probably since most people got the day off and most commercial places are closed) and arrived safe and sound. I got to thinking a lot on my trek down.

On this very same day I was able to experience two contrasting places. My old college on the mount and my current university. The drive to my alma mater on New Year’s Eve was nostalgic even though it was nighttime. It was also quite frigid.  The long hours to my current university was during the daylight hours and actually become warm enough inside my car that I turned on the air conditioner! Now not only are these two places different in weather amongst other things these institutions represent different phases of my life. It’s neat to be able to look back and see where I came from and what I went through. I could not have done this alone. God has truly blessed me in more ways than I can count! Now He has brought me here to where I am at. I know that I am His servant. I am done trying to do things my way.  I will surrender my life completely over to God so that His will be done. I must daily seek to know Him more. I know that God is in control and I am not to worry (Matt. 6:25). Also I am claiming the promise in Matt. 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” My prayer is that I may be ready for Jesus’s soon coming 🙂