Posted: November 5, 2013 in General
So after a long break I have decided I should probably come back to the bloggin world simply to share some thoughts, photos and life experiences. I hope you will follow me in my journeys.
Possible topics or themes? If you want to see something specific let me know below with a comment.
Can’t believe I am saying this, but I am moving. I am headed to ROME.
The Lord has opened the next gate on my pathway and it leads to Rome, Georgia. I am going to be taking a huge opportunity to fill the position of Assistant Dean of Students. I am going to be working with and for my best friend and I am going to be making a huge move to do what I enjoy doing.
Is there even a downfall to this job? No! But there is a consequence that comes with taking this leap of faith. And that is leaving all of my family, friends and my little sisters.
I am a Buc and I will always be a BUCCANEER! That’s in my blood and no one can take that away.
Until my heart is ready to process more…
Posted: April 3, 2013 in General
Today I’ve had a good day, but it has had some down moments. Things that I wished for throughout this day…
- I wish I didn’t have to get out of bed yet.
- I wish Joe didn’t have to leave today.
- I wish that my stomach would stop hurting.
- I wish I could get something done.
- I wish that my Lady Bucs could get a win (or two).
- I wish I knew how to love people well.
- I wish I could just got home and lay on the couch and watch One Tree Hill all night.
- I wish I had a boberry biscuit.
What have you wished for today? Have you every tracked it to see how many of those wishes actually came true? Start wishin’ now…
Posted: April 3, 2013 in General
SUMMER IS JUST ‘ROUND THE CORNER.
What does that mean?
1. 40 hour work weeks!
2. Lots of TV time!
3. Beach days!
4. Summer Bucket List!
Posted: January 22, 2013 in General
Have you ever been reading or playing a game to discover a word that you might have heard or seen before but you didn’t know the meaning of the word? This week the word ‘undaunted’ came up and I finally stopped to look into the meaning and usage of this word.
I am doing a bible study on the book Undaunted by Christine Caine. Then take in different book, Love Does, by Bob Goff the story being told mentioned the character’s undaunted behavior.
So what does ‘undaunted’ mean?
Well Google definition says the word is an adjective defined as “Not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger or disappointment.”
Christine Caine’s book is Undaunted: Daring to Do What God is Calling You to Do. How many people are willing to just walk straight in to what God has in store for them without fear? She uses her story to show how the healing in her life allowed her to overcome the fear that she was unequipped and unwanted.
What causes you to be intimidated? I know for me it is other people who are better at communicating. Intimidated that I don’t know everything I might need to know. Discouraged that not a lot of people showed up to an event. Scared of someone because they are popular and they might reject me. Wanting to be cool in everyone’s eyes.
How many of those things are true? More than likely none of them are or should be real fears in my life. How do you overcome them? I think the answer is to increase your faith. Well then again I am one of those logical reasoners so my question then becomes – ok, how do I increase my faith? Well, I believe it begins when you read the Bible searching for TRUTH.
I like what Francis Chan says in the ‘How To Use This Book’ of Multiply. He says,”Studying the Bible is important, but the goal is never knowledge for the sake of knowledge.” He continues on to say, “You should be looking to change. Being a disciple of Jesus means that we are being transformed into His image.” Caine’s book begins with Psalm 139 about being ‘fearfully and wonderfully made…’ now just a fact, but a promise! That is what increases our faith…when we begin to believe what we know to be truth!
Lord, I want to walk through life UNDAUNTED for the sake of your Kingdom and your GLORY!
Posted: January 21, 2013 in General
One of the things that I always get hung up on while planning the Elevate service order is how to make the transitions seamless and smooth. One suggestion that Matt Papa shared was when you don’t know what to say always revert back to reading scripture because scripture holds a message and tunes people’s hearts towards Him.
But another thing that usually draws people in are personal stories. I believe that some times when the Lord uses a song (melody) to capture your heart and teach you, encourage you, love you then you have to share that with others. One song that has been teaching me this week is Holy Spirit by Jesus Culture.
The chorus says, “Holy Spirit You are welcome here
Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere
Your Glory God is what our hearts long for
To be overcome by Your Presence Lord”
The bridge goes on to say, “ Let us become more aware of Your Presence
Let us experience the Glory of Your Goodness”
That has been what I have been trying to understand and cling to over the last couple of weeks is that I would live in such a way that I would plead for the Holy Spirit to come into this place. The place being my heart and my life. There are times when I’ve felt like I’ve stretched to say that the Holy Spirit was in something but I know that it was a lie. Because the times when the Holy Spirit was dwelling in the things I was doing (or joining) there was without a doubt a peace.
My prayer has become the two lines of the Bridge…Let me become more aware of your presence!
How about you? Do you have times when there was an overwhelming experience of the Holy Spirit’s presence?
Posted: January 20, 2013 in General
I am too excited that my best friend and family are moving back to Charleston, SC. I repeat that they are coming HOME! I know right now people and players are uneasy about the new hire (the new head football coach), but I am just going to vouch now that you won’t be disappointed.
Coach Chadwell is one of the best Christian men who is a great coach! I am so excited to have him back in town and to see him excited and ready to build the community on campus through the game of football. God is going to be glorified and that excites me.
On top of all of that… I get my best friend back and Aunt Tam will be in full swing with my J-Bear and Princess Avery. I can’t wait to meet my newest niece who is one week old today!