Saturday, June 18, 2011

love abounds.

**disclaimer: i wrote this post yesterday but didnt have internet until now to post. enjoy.

so im now sitting in the van with some of the most amazing people ever right now having great conversation and epic dance parties….ill talk about them in a little bit. but for now an update on camp:

the past two weeks have been phenomenal! God really showed off, and i am so humbled to even be His servant. i have learned a lot about myself over the past two weeks and i cant explain into words how thankful i am that Lord has done that in my life. i have been in the camp scene for about 5 years now and honestly it always brings about something new. as many of you know, i am preaching at camp now and all i can say is that i am so not worthy to be on that stage. i feel that someone else should be up there and not me. but the neat thing about God is that He has called us all to do something great for Him. for me it is to be on that stage, even though i don’t like it. stepping out of my boat into the unknown is tough for me, but i really feel like my heart is being changed and renewed daily. praise God for that.

there are so many stories i could share about kids and adults, but that would take forever, but one of my favorites thus far was actually the other night when i sat down outside the auditorium with a kid, didn’t know his name, but we started talking. he told me that he was waiting on some of his friends. i asked him why, and he said that they were talking about there relationships with Christ. he told me that it brought more joy to him to hear and know that God was changing his friends lives then any other thing that went on that week. we sat and prayed for them all by name (well he prayed and i cried) but it was such a sweet moment for me to encourage him and pray with him.

i also fell in love with my church group from FBC Paris this past week. i didn’t think that i could grow to love a group of people so much so fast. but i saw that these people loved the Lord, and by doing that they wanted to love on me. they prayed over me on wednesday night (by laying all those tiny, dirty hands on me—but it was still good) and i bawled. those voices calling out to God for me was amazing and i got a glimpse of what the Church is suppose to look like. i will always hold a place for that group of people in my heart. they are a part of my journey.

FBC Paris and me!

i guess to finish up i will talk about the staff a little bit. all i can say is that these people rock my face off! these people are so much fun and I know that i have lifelong friends from working with all of them! it has been so neat to watch God work in their lives and hear stories about how He is already changing them. im sure that i will post about these kids again soon, but for now I must get back to bonding time!

Eckord College is our next stop. camp starts in two days. let’s get it!!!

"My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can't know him if you don't love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God. My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us--perfect love!" 1 John 4:7-12 (MSG)

now to leave you with a few pictures:

all the little yellow babies after they won the captain's oar at OMC!!

one of my favorite pictures in the whole world. captures the essence of OMC!

my amazing team!!

best group of third graders ever. every single one of them had my heart!!

OH!! whose that?? just wanted to share this picture too. miss that beautiful face.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


i am so undeserving of everything that i have been given. as of recent i have been reminded who i am not and who He is. so needed.

i dont deserve the gift of life that i hold on to so tightly.

i dont deserve the friends that support and surround me.

i dont deserve such a loving family.

i dont deserve the honor and privilege of serving God through ministry at CentriKid Camps.

i dont deserve such an amazing girlfriend.

i dont deserve the provision that He so graciously gives me.

i am nothing without Him.

thank You for reminding me of who i am without You. i love You Lord.