Being in Sofia where I am surrounded by new friends, culture, language, food, geography, and teaching has caused me to do a lot more thinking, or introspection. Already I feel that God is revealing idols like comfort and success that inspire the choices I make in my daily life. He has shown me how broken my theology is, and how much I need Him and my community of faith. Before I left this summer, I knew that I had fallen into complacency in my relationships with my family and God. But God is good, and has been waking me up from this spiritual slumber. Sanctification can be a slow, repetitive, and painful process that isn’t always linear, but I rest in the assurance that God loves and delights in me even when I don’t have it together. Thanks be to Christ!