We recently toured a hops farm in the area. It was very interesting as I'd never seen a hops before.
Hops are the female flowers of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus. They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavor, though hops are also used for various purposes in other beverages and herbal medicine.
Prayer for My College Student
Lord, we pray for the protection of Mikayla
We ask that you would guard her heart and her mind in Christ Jesus
That you would wrap her up in Your love
And deliver her from all evil
Lord, we pray that you would give Mikayla great enthusiasm for her studies
May you inspire her each and everyday
May each seminar and class bring fresh inspiration to her work
May each moment be filled with the energy she needs for her tasks
Lord, we pray that Mikayla would know the hope to which she is called
That her life would be transformed by revelation from Heaven
That You would inspire her direction
And gently lead her into her destiny You have ordained for her
Lord, we especially pray for Mikayla's friends at college
May they come to know Your goodness and love
To walk in Your freedom and grace
All the days of their life
And now, Father, may You strengthen Mikayla with power through Your Spirit
in her inner being so that Christ dwells in her heart through faith,
and that she, being rooted and grounded in love may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that she may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Grant her Your peace.
And now to You who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to You be glory and honor and praise forevermore.
In Christ's precious name we pray,
Today (August 23, 2013) was move in day for Mikayla.
It starts 6 days of orientation prior to classes starting on the 29th.It was a busy day of moving in to the dorm room, unpacking, getting a menningitis vaccine, student ID, opening a bank account, meetings, fellowship, etc.Please keep her in your prayers as she transitions to college life.
In front of her dorm
With her orientation folder and ID
Mikayla and her roommate, Nicole
Mikayla, Kirsten and I arrived at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia today (Tuesday 8/20). Mikayla will be moving in to her dorm room on Friday. We are spending a few days exploring the area and visiting relatives before orientation starts Friday!
Mikayla, Kirsten and I have been enjoying reconnecting with friends and family.
We have been blessed in many ways and thank God for all His blessings!
Monday the 19th of August we will head to Lookout Mountain, Georgia to get Mikayla set up in college.
Please pray we have safe travels and pray for Mikayla as she transitions to college. Thanks!