- By Benita Joy
- Published 10/31/2007
Benita Joy is a Malayalee Christian and serves as the Chief Editor for South Asian Connection. She is a woman of faith, gifted in the area of leadership and administration, and has a heart for world missions. Her desire is to live a life that is pure and to serve God's purposes in her generation. Benita is pursuing a double major in English and Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She loves big cities, chai, the internet, roller coasters, international cuisines, music, and hanging out with friends. She is the youngest member of Team SAC, plays guitar with a baby pink pick (Yikes!), and she's not much taller than your average dwarf (don't tell her that).
1. The other day, went to Chopatty and had absolutely delicious pani puri, bhel puri, dahi batata puri, etc. Of course, nothing beats the Bombay original but it was really good.
2. Was at my cousin's house today. She's in grade 12 and has a research paper due this week. I practically wrote the thing out for her without even having read the main piece. She'll have to fill in the quotes and stuff but honestly, I kinda surprised myself. Even came up with a decent introduction and three solid body paragraphs. It's a wonder what I can do when there's no pressure to succeed.
3. My new phone continues to amaze me... I have a program for editing music, videos, sound clips, photos, etc. along with an mp3 player, radio, and the regular... and, get this, a fitness program!!
4. Ginny Owens' lyrics offer hope: "There's a bigger picture you can't see. You don't have to change the world, just trust in Me. Cuz I am your Creator, I am working out My plan. And through you I will show them I AM..."
5. When I was younger, much younger, I wanted to be a teacher. I've always been pretty good at teaching. I was a teacher's aid at a nearby elementary school for one semester when I was in high school. And one day, the teacher was busy and I had charge of the 3rd and 4th graders and had to take them down the hall to put their projects into a display case. One boy in particular was acting up--talking loudly and pushing the kid in front of him. I tried to shush him but to no avail. A little girl pipes up bravely and says to him, "Shh! We have to listen to her (me), she's a adult!" And I'm thinking to myself, "Oh boy! How pathetic am I that I need a kid to take my side!" The boy looks me up and down and laughs "We don't need to listen to her, she's just a kid." He was referring to my height. At a meager 5ft, he didn't see me as an authority figure. I managed to get the job done and the kids back to class in with my dignity intact but I decided I didn't want to be a teacher anymore. Now, I'm wondering if I was too hasty with my decision...
6. Life's a little weird right now. I had the most amazing summer and it's like the crash after an insane high. Painful and overwhelming and utterly depressing. It doesn't help that I have nothing to keep myself busy with, neither am I motivated to find something...
7. It's been three years since my Dad went to Heaven but I don't think there's been a day when I haven't wished he were still here...
The pathway is broken
And the signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason
Why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley
If You want me to
Cause I'm not who I was
When I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise
You're not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to you
Then I will go through the fire
If You want me to
It may not be the way I would have chosen
When You lead me through a world that's not my home
But You never said it would be easy
You only said I'd never go alone
So when the whole world turns against me
And I'm all by myself
And I can't hear You answer my cries for help
I'll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I will go through the valley
If You want me to
The lyrics are from "If You Want Me To" by Ginny Owens.